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Grant ethics and conditions

Grant Ethics

Use of animal experiments in research funded by the Palaeontological Association:

Use of live or euthanized animals is an essential part of research in many scientific disciplines, including palaeontology. Research Grant awardees must commit to the highest possible ethical standards related to the use of animals.  We require awardees to confirm they will:

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Categories of expenditure for which the Palaeontological Association does not provide support

Applicants are advised that the Association does not offer funding for the following costs, and hence none of these items may be included in any budget proposal submitted to the Association:

  • Core funding or overheads for institutions. The Association will fund the directly incurred costs of research on awards but, as a charity, we expect the general running costs (e.g. indirect costs, estate costs, support services, directly allocated staff costs) to be provided by the host research institute. We will therefore not fund on a proportion of full economic costs (fEC) basis. Attention is drawn to paragraphs 3.31 to 3.37 of the Science and Innovation Investment Framework 2004-2014, HM Treasury (July 2004), which explains arrangements for the provision of overheads linked to charity funding to academic institutions.
  • Individual items of equipment over £1000 GBP, sites, buildings or other capital expenditure.
  • A shortfall resulting from a withdrawal of or deficiency in public finance.
  • Student tuition fees and summer research bursaries, other than Undergraduate Research Bursaries.
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