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Federal Research Support Fund

What are the indirect costs of research?

Indirect costs of research are the “hidden” costs associated with conducting research, which cannot necessarily be tied to a single research project. At KPU, these include costs of maintaining our current services through the Office of Research Services, information systems and software resources, as well costs to support the institution's research infrastructure. RSF funds cover expenses in the following five areas:
  1. Research Facilities
  2. Research Resources
  3. Management & Administration
  4. Regulatory Requirements & Accreditation
  5. Intellectual Property
KPU applies annually to receive a grant through the RSF program to help pay for a portion of the administrative costs related to federally funded research.

Research Support Fund

The Government of Canada generously helps to cover the indirect costs of research at KPU through the Research Support Fund (RSF). The RSF program is a tri-agency initiative of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The RSF contributes to KPU’s ability to maintain a supportive research environment that enables researchers to be leaders in their fields. KPU recognizes that the funds received from RSF are derived from the taxes paid annually by Canadians and is committed to using these resources in the most efficient and ethical way possible to maximize its research outputs and impacts.

List of Affiliated Institutions: 

Not applicable

2021-22 Research Support Fund Allocation

Coming soon.

2020-21 Research Support Fund Allocation

In 2020-21, KPU was awarded $142,919 by the Research Support Fund. The majority of this funding was dedicated to supporting the management and administration of KPU's research division, with the remainder distributed towards knowledge mobilization, support of memberships, licenses, creditations and other supports which ensure that KPU maintains a supportive Office of Research Services. Funds were allocated as follows:

PROJECTED:

  1. Management and Administration of the Institution's Research Enterprise: $68,601
  2. Regulatory Requirements and Accreditation: $54,309
  3. Intellectual Property and Knowledge Mobilization: $20,008

ACTUAL:

Note: An extension was granted on reporting expenses incurred in the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Amounts will be posted in July 2021. 

  1. Management and Administration of the Institution's Research Enterprise: $-
  2. Regulatory Requirements and Accreditation: $-
  3. Intellectual Property and Knowledge Mobilization: $-


Research Support Fund Allocation for Previous Years:

2019-2020

In 2019-20, KPU received $95,768 in Research Support Funds and allocated these funds to the following categories: 

  1. Management and Administration of the Institution's Research Enterprise: $25,316
  2. Regulatory Requirements and Accreditation: $57,241
  3. Intellectual Property and Knowledge Mobilization: $13,211

2018-2019

In 2018-19, KPU received $87,341 in Research Support Funds and allocated these funds to the following categories:

  1. Research Resources: $8,431
  2. Management and Administration: $59,068
  3. Intellectual Property and Knowledge Mobilization: $19,842

    2017-2018

    In 2017-18, KPU received $85,791 in Research Support Funds and allocated these funds to the following categories:

    1. Research Facilities: $15,000
    2. Research Resources: $9,500
    3. Management and Administration: $38,411.10
    4. Intellectual Property and Knowledge Mobilization: $22,880.04

        2016-2017

        In 2016-17, KPU received $95,350 in Research Support Funds and allocated these funds in the following categories:

        1. Research Resources: $9,500
        2. Management and Administration: $66,788
        3. Intellectual Property and Knowledge Mobilization: $19,062