RECURRENT FUNDING FROM UNIVERSITY TO DEPARTMENT


1993 1994 1995 1996 1997


Salaries _ academic 1,096,520 1,175,872 1,175,599 1,276,314 1,291,669 Salaries _ general staff 618,683 564,182 479,145 467,252 436,078 Part-time teaching, casual - - - 45,565 48,300 staff costs, etc. Non-salary sub-total 271,066 276,812 281,236 298,046 235,083 Consumables - - - 85,255 93,833 Equipment & maintenance - - - 123,526 106,340 Research Support - - - 12,016 13,700 Miscellaneous - - - 77,249 88,000 Balance *-75,580 *-81,290 78,698 168,496 68,895 TOTALS 1,910,689 1,935,576 2,014,678 2,255,673 2,146,815


* The excess spending was from carry-forward from previous years


Formula funding based on research performance

Starting in 1993, the Faculty distributed a portion of its devolved funding to departments according to a formula it devised to score the research performance of each department (where the Department's score per Lecturer and above has been amongst the top three for the Faculty). The Department then used the formula to disburse 50% of such funding to each Laboratory. In 1996 the formula took into account grants and publications for the years 1992-1994, as follows:

Publications: Articles in refereed journals, 1.0 + impact factor of journal where published, up to a maximum of 6.0, and with 1.0 added for articles with >10 pages; book chapters, 1.0 (with 1.0 added for >10 pages); patent, 2.0; commissioned report, 2.0; editorship of a book, 4.0; book or monograph, 20.0.

Grants: Dollar value and number of grants were compiled separately and the following weightings were applied to these values: x 2.0 for ARC, NHMRC, NIH; x 1.5 for other competitive; x 1.0 for other (e.g., contracts).

Derivation of overall score: Publication score as a percentage distribution across the Department was multipled by 4. This was added to percentage distribution for grant number and for grant dollar value. The number obtained was divided by 6 to give the final percentage. The amount provided for distribution in 1996 was $30,558.

`Mechanism A' funding to the Department

In 1996, funding of $96,480 was provided to the Department on the basis of 1994 Commonwealth competitive grant values (Mechanism A), and was passed on to Laboratories in line with their percentage of such grant funding.

Running costs

In 1996 an amount for running costs of $101,800 was distributed as $3,000 per academic, $2,000 per full-time research student and $1,500 per Honours research student.

Total allocated by the above formulae

The total distributed according to these various formulae in 1996 was $228,838.


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