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NSCC Applied Research

Research Support Fund

Research Support Fund

Every year, the Government of Canada allocates a portion of research grants from federal agencies to educational institutions through the Research Support Fund (RSF). The RSF helps colleges and universities with indirect costs related to managing research funded by the three federal research granting agencies: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Indirect costs are expenses that are not directly linked to a research project but are necessary for maintaining operations (e.g., the administration of research projects, safety training). The Research Support Fund supports a number of  indirect cost expenditures within the following categories: Research Facilities/Resources, Management and Administration, Regulatory Requirements and Intellectual Property. Eligible institutions decide how to best distribute RSF grants within their organization.

The College's 2022-23 RSF grant was used to pay for a percentage of research administrator salaries in the Applied Research Office. These staff members are a critical part of ensuing our research objectives are met. They are responsible for financial reports, verifying and scheduling transactions, and processing invoices and payments. Additionally, a portion of the RSF funds was used to purchase computing resources for these research administrators.

Since 2000, federal grants have enabled NSCC Applied Research to build and maintain a cutting-edge research environment. The College is incredibly grateful for the years of support which have enabled NSCC to innovate within our communities and contribute to the economic growth of our province.

Allocation of RSF Funding at NSCC

Maintenance of research equipment and facilities  0
Research resources 0
Management and administration of the institution's research enterprise $14,488
Regulatory requirements and accreditation 0
Intellectual property and knowledge mobilization 0
Total: $14,488
Maintenance of research equipment and facilities  0
Research resources 0
Management and administration of the institution's research enterprise $21,616
Regulatory requirements and accreditation 0
Intellectual property and knowledge mobilization 0
Total: $21,616
Maintenance of research equipment and facilities  $682.17
Research resources 0
Management and administration of the institution's research enterprise $32,120.83
Regulatory requirements and accreditation 0
Intellectual property and knowledge mobilization 0
Total: $32,803
Maintenance of research equipment and facilities  0
Research resources 0
Management and administration of the institution's research enterprise $32,475
Regulatory requirements and accreditation 0
Intellectual property and knowledge mobilization 0
Total: $32,475
Maintenance of research equipment and facilities  0
Research resources $6,375.14
Management and administration of the institution's research enterprise $18,971.86
Regulatory requirements and accreditation 0
Intellectual property and knowledge mobilization 0
Total: $25,347
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