Research Support Fund
NAIT allocation of the 2016-2017 Government of Canada Research Support Fund Grant
The Government of Canada Research Support Fund helps Canadian post-secondary institutions with the expenses associated with managing research funded by the three federal research granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Research funding provided through the granting agencies is generally limited to direct project costs (e.g., research equipment, research assistant salaries, etc.). Institutions that receive funding for research also incur indirect costs to manage their research enterprise. Research Support Funds are awarded annually and may be used to cover new expenditures to maintain the current level of services, or to support an institution's research environment and improve its management. Visit the Research Support Fund web page for more information on eligible expenses and how grants are disbursed.
In 2016-17, NAIT was awarded a grant of $34,138 from the Research Support Fund. As NAIT delivers on its promises to Alberta, industry, students and staff, the Research Support Fund grant has been directed to improving the visibility of NAIT’s research activities and improving reporting efficiency through the development of an internal research knowledge base tool. This resource, which is currently under development, is administered through the Office of Research and Innovation. It will help NAIT’s researchers and research administrators to identify, locate and search details on available resources distributed throughout NAIT’s 4 schools. This knowledge base tool will foster enhanced collaboration and expedite communication with funding partners.