Research Support Fund
ÉTS offers teachers and students a variety of individual and collective measures and services to support their research.
Ancillary services incur expenses in supporting research activities. Among these services are:
- Financial management;
- IT support;
- The Communications Service;
- Laboratory maintenance and security;
- Purchasing of equipment;
- Support staff.
To help with these costs, the federal government provides an annual grant to Canadian universities and colleges.
The Research Support Fund, formerly called the Indirect Costs Program, allows ÉTS to recover part of the costs related to research. The amount awarded each year is based on the total research activities carried out by all institutional researchers through the three granting councils: NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR.
In 2019-2020, ÉTS received $3,063,347. This sum was allocated as follows:
- 52.76%: Facilities;
- 32.59%: Management and administration;
- 8.28%: Research resources;
- 5.49%: Intellectual property;
- 0.89%: Regulatory requirements.
In 2020-2021, ÉTS expects to receive $3,213,359 from the Research Support Fund.