Research Partnerships and Innovation

Research Partnerships & Innovation

Research Support Fund

The Research Support Fund (RSF) helps Canadian postsecondary institutions with the costs associated with managing their research enterprise, helping them to maintain a world-class research environment. At RRC Polytech, the office of Research Partnerships and Innovation (RPI) oversees and administers the Research Support Fund.

The indirect costs of research are defined as operational costs that support the entire research enterprise. Some of the expenses incurred by RRC Polytech for managing research funded by the Tri-Agency (Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)) includes the use and maintenance of the organization’s facilities, salaries of managerial and administrative staff, research support services (RPI and Financial Services), and digital resources (Information Technology Solutions and Library and Academic Services).

Value and Duration

Research Support Fund allocation varies from year to year and is based on a percentage of our total federal research funding received from the Tri-Agency over three years. Research Support funding is awarded annually and must be spent in the fiscal year (April 1st to March 31st) that they are awarded. A full list of eligible expenses is provided.

No carryover or deferral of funds is permitted.

Expenditure Areas

Institutions are able to spend their RSF allocations in a variety of ways within five major expenditure areas:

  • Research Equipment and Facilities
  • Research Resources
  • Management and Administration of the Institution’s Research Enterprise
  • Regulatory Requirements and Accreditation
  • Intellectual Property and Knowledge Mobilization

At RRC Polytech, RSF is primarily allocated to support the management and administration of the research enterprise. RRC Polytech acknowledges the Research Support Fund and its impact on our institutional capacity to do natural sciences, health, humanities and social sciences applied research.

Research Support Fund 2023-24 Notional Amount

RRC Polytech’s Research Support Fund notional amount for 2023-24 is $61,599. The proposed breakdown of expenditures is $61,599 towards management and administration of the research enterprise.

Previous Research Support Fund Amounts

Fiscal YearAward AmountExpenditure Area
2018-2019$2,666Management and Administration
2019-2020$2,666Management and Administration
2020-2021$2,666Management and Administration
2021-2022$16,723Management and Administration
2022-2023$36,664Management and Administration

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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