Joint Resource Allocation Method for the Collegiate University (JRAM)


The JRAM is the method used to determine how to split the funding received centrally for teaching and research between the University and the Colleges, and to distribute the University’s share between the divisions.

The Joint Resource Allocation Advisory Board (JRAAB), which is primarily an expert body, is tasked to make recommendations on issues concerning the JRAM. These go to Council through PRAC and to the Conference of Colleges.

Departmental allocations (including a full breakdown of the data used for the calculation) are passed on to each of the Divisions, which have autonomy to redistribute funding internally, whilst distribution of the Colleges’ share between individual Colleges is calculated using the Collegiate Funding Formula. The Conference of Colleges has a Monitoring and Moderation Board (MMB) to oversee the operation of the Collegiate Funding Formula. The Conference of Colleges Secretariat services the MMB, with technical modelling provided by PRAS.

Further information

Briefing on JRAM & CFF 1617i July 16 Issue 1 (334kb) This gives an outline of the principles of the JRAM and the amounts distributed in the 2016/17 initial allocations.

JRAM Explanation (July 2016) (556kb) This document gives considerably more detail as to the calculation of JRAM allocations, including a worked example.

JRAM 1617i T-JRAM example amounts Issue 2 (27kb) This document shows the amount of funding distributed in JRAM 2016/17 initial allocations corresponding to a variety of different types of student, and how it is split between the department(s) and college.

For related information please see the links to the right.


Tom Wale

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