APPEAL OF RESEARCH GRANTS
Within two months of the ratification of the Agreement, the Joint Liaison Committee shall appoint a mutually agreed upon panel of nine Members to be available for service on a Research Grants Appeal Committee.
Before initiating an appeal of the denial of a research grant, the Member shall write to the Vice-President: Research requesting a written statement of reasons for the denial of the grant. The Vice-President: Research or designate shall respond to this request within 5 days of receipt of the request. If the Member wishes to proceed with the appeal of the denial of an internal research grant or instructional development grant, the Member shall make a request for an appeal in writing to the President within 10 days of receipt of this written statement of reasons. If no written statement of reasons is provided by the Vice-President: Research or designate, the Member shall make a request for an appeal in writing to the President within 15 days of receipt of the notice of denial of the grant application.
The President shall notify the Association of the appeal and shall convene a Research Grant Appeals Committee, comprised of three members chosen from the panel appointed by the Joint Liaison Committee. One member shall be first appointed by the University, and then one member appointed by the appellant. A third member shall be selected from the panel by these two representatives, and shall chair the committee. No one shall serve on the Committee who has a conflict of interest as defined under Article 9.
Within 15 days of the Member’s request for an appeal, the Research Grants Appeal Committee shall commence its hearings. The appellant shall provide a written statement of reasons for the appeal including matters relevant to policy and procedure as well as to the academic grounds for the appeal. Upon the request of the Committee, the University shall provide the information which the Committee deems relevant to the appeal. The Member and the Vice-President: Research or designate shall be invited to appear before the Committee. The Member may be accompanied by a representative of the Member’s choice. The Member may choose not to appear before the Committee.
Within 25 days of the Member’s request for an appeal, the Committee shall report its findings with a written statement of reasons to the Member and to the President, with a copy to the Association. If the Committee finds in favour of the appellant, the Committee shall recommend to the President the award of a research or instructional development grant, or other forms of remedy it deems appropriate. Within five (5) days of receiving the Committee’s report, the President shall inform the Member, with a statement of reasons, of his decision on the appeal. The President’s decision shall be copied to the Association.
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