Research Support Fund

The Research Support Fund assists Canadian postsecondary institutions with the costs associated with managing their research enterprise, helping them to maintain a world-class research environment.

These costs are often referred to as “indirect costs.” Indirect costs are costs that are not directly associated with a single activity, event, or other cost object. Indirect costs include:

  • accounting;
  • human resources and payroll (invoicing, research account maintenance, preparation of financial reports, purchasing);
  • research administration (drafting of research agreements, negotiation of contracts, review of research proposals, on-going contract administration, maintenance of information on funding sources, etc.);
  • support for the libraries;
  • access to computer services
  • provision and maintenance of research facilities and office space.   

Research Support Fund Grants can be used to:

  • maintain modern labs and equipment;
  • provide access to up-to-date knowledge resources;
  • provide research management and administrative support;
  • meet regulatory and ethical standards; or
  • transfer knowledge from academia to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors,

…helping to make Canada a world leader in research and development.

Yukon University partners with other institutions on a number of its projects. For the purpose of the Research Support Fund, an organization can be considered an affiliate of the applicant institution if:

  • the federally funded research undertaken at the affiliate organization contributes to the research excellence of the applicant institution; and/or
  • the applicant  institution incurs indirect costs for the federally funded research conducted at the affiliate organization.

Yukon University’s Affiliated Institution(s):
• University of Alberta
• Laval University

Visit Research Support Fund for more information.

Research Support Funds (RSF) at Yukon University

RSF funds at Yukon University are used to offset the indirect costs of research.