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McMaster Research Finance

Our team of experienced professionals will help you access the grant money you’ve been awarded and assist you in adhering to university policies, the terms of the grant agreement and granting agency rules.

On behalf of researchers, McMaster Research Finance:

  • prepares and submits financial reports in accordance with the granting agency guidelines
  • prepares and submits invoice, request for payments and reimbursements
  • reviews financial status of accounts and prepares adjustments
  • provides guidance for budget preparation, eligibility and allocation of expenses, and other administrative issues, including avoiding overdraft situations

These services significantly reduce the burden on researchers of administering a grant.

The McMaster Research Finance Process

Once a researcher is awarded a grant, the appropriate research administration office (i.e. MILO or ROADS) will notify us and we will set up the project in PeopleSoft. 

Research projects are set up so that all expenditures require approval from the researcher (or delegate) and our office.  We ensure that expenditures meet the terms of the granting agency, comply with university policy and do not exceed the account balance.