Government of Canada helps offset research-related costs for postsecondary institutions

Postsecondary institutions in Canada need modern, sustainable laboratories for Canadian research to be successful long-term. For research spaces to produce high-quality outputs with health, economic and social benefits for Canadians, institutions need additional funds to offset operational costs associated with their ongoing projects. Funding infrastructure and operation costs ensures researchers can continue their work without interruption, and helps institutions compete on a global scale.

Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced the recipients of more than $427 million in funding to help Canadian postsecondary research institutions make their research environments best-in-class. Of this total investment, more than $369 million will be distributed through the Research Support Fund (RSF) and a further $58 million through the Fund’s Incremental Project Grants (IPGs).

These research investments are instrumental for helping institutions address new demands in the research environment, while supporting sustainable operations that can compete on a global scale. RSF and IPG investments have been used to support projects such as: creating a new, multi-use creative research lab designed to house an Indigenous artist residency program; developing an invention incubator to bridge the gap between research and commercialization activities; and establishing a new team of equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization experts dedicated to supporting faculty, research staff and trainees.

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