CMCC recognizes the necessity that indirect costs be factored into external grant requests. Such costs are incurred when conducting research, but they have not traditionally been allowed per Tri-Agency funding models. Examples of indirect costs are administrative costs, heat, hydro, repairs, insurance, salaries of personnel who manage the grants, Principal Investigators, grant management personnel, technicians, software rentals, books/journals for the library, phones, legal opinions on contracts, ethics reviews, use of equipment, etc.
The objective of the Research Support Fund (RSF) is to use federal funding to assist CMCC, as well as other postsecondary institutions, in the management of Tri-Agency awarded research (i.e., CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC awards). While Tri-Agency research awards cover costs such as research equipment, and research assistant salaries, the RSF funding is applied to indirect costs, limited by the program to five categories:
Find out more about the RSF.
In November of 2012, CMCC and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) celebrated the inauguration of the UOIT-CMCC Centre for the Study of Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation, a joint research-focused initiative that promised to help build the framework for new evidence-informed approaches to health care delivery in Canada. Researchers at the centre have synthesized the scientific literature on the management of musculoskeletal disorders.
CMCC may allocate Research Support Fund (RSF) funding to five categories (learn about eligible/ineligible costs in the categories below):
In the 2015-16 year, CMCC used 50 per cent of funding through the Research Support Fund on the Research Facilities category, and the other 50 per cent of funding on the Management and Administration of an Institution's Research Enterprise category.