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Appeal Process

  • The appeals’ process only applies to applicants who were not successful in their application for a grant;
  • There is no appeals’ procedure for applicants regarding the level of grant awarded;
  • An appeal can only be made on the merits of the reviewers’ decision, e.g. the reviewer failed to take into account relevant information presented in the submission;
  • Appeals must be submitted in writing to within 5 days of notification of the decision. The e-mail subject should state PROGrant Appeal and the appeal must state the name of the appellant, school, project name, and the grounds for the appeal;
  • Once an appeal is received, a process to determine whether there are grounds for an appeal is administered by staff. This process involves the following steps:
    • i. acknowledgment of receipt of the appeal;
    • ii. analysis of the appeal and the grant documents relating to the application and its review;
    • iii. submission of a recommendation as to whether there are grounds for an appeal; and
    • iv. the decision as to whether or not to allow the appeal;
  • Where an appeal is allowed, it will be referred to the PCEO who will assess the appeal and will provide a recommendation. A review will exclude any individuals that were involved in making the original funding recommendation;
  • PCEO will make its recommendation to the appellant in writing. Appeals will be resolved within 3-4 weeks from the time they are received;
  • The appeal procedure may result in:
    • i. the original recommendation of the reviewer; or
    • ii. a recommendation in favour of the appellant.

Note: Depending on the final ranking of the proposal, a decision in favour of the appellant may not necessarily result in a grant being awarded. The decision will be final.

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