After research study closeout or completion of an educational activity, residual funds may remain. If residual funds remain after completion of the project, all expenses have been paid, and there is no requirement by the sponsor to return unexpended grant funds, these monies may be transferred to a general research account (“0”) to be used by the project Investigator for general research and education expenditures for a 12 month “bridge” period. After the 12th month following post-study closure, the unused residual funds will be automatically transferred into the VBRI general support fund to benefit VA research and education at VANJHCS. VBRI Principal Investigators and associated VA staff can make requests to the VBRI Board for use of general support funds to cover the costs of research or education activities of importance to VANJHCS.

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