Conducting Research

Managing the project: Requesting for realignment/ reprogramming of program/ project funds

Researchers may request for reprogramming or transfer of funds from a line-item budget (LIB) to another when the need arises, provided funds are available. Reprogramming / transfer of funds is considered major when the transfer request is from one line-item budget to another, minor when the request is within the line-item budget. The request should pass through channels.

For reprogramming request of more than 30-33% of the approved budget, the OVCRE recommends the request for approval by the funding agency in consideration of the following conditions:

  • Transfer of funds (major) from equipment to maintenance and operating expenses (MOE) or personnel services (PS); and,
  • Request for additional project personnel

For DOST and DOST-PCAARRD-funded projects, the OVCRE recommends to the OC the approval of reprogramming/transfer of funds for requests of less than 30% of the approved budget.

For more than 30%, minor or major request for reprogramming/transfer of funds is to be approved by PCAARRD. Similar requests for DOST-PCIEERD-funded projects are to be approved by the concerned funding agency.

For PhilRice and international funding agencies, requests for reprogramming or transfer of funds (regardless of the amount) are approved by the funding agency.