RGMS now has a specific variation type for ‘Change in FTE’. This will allow Administering Institutions and NHMRC to have a clear record of the variations requested. The intent of the Variations Policy remains unchanged.
Use this variation type when requesting a change to the FTE of a Fellowship/Scholarship, i.e. full-time to part-time, part-time to full-time or varying your part-time equivalent.
Further information on variations can be found on the NHMRC website
In addition, a new budget item called ‘Parental Leave’ has been added in RGMS. Parental Leave payments will be indexed similarly to a salary. The Parental Leave budget will be added to the end of the grant with a corresponding extension of time.