Terms and conditions
The Government of Canada and the Research Support Fund are committed to protecting
copyright on their websites and ensuring the privacy of their website visitors.
The Research Support Fund is managed by a steering committee of the partner agencies
composed of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (the CFI), Industry Canada, and
the following three research granting agencies: the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and
the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The Secretariat of
the steering committee is located within SSHRC.
Copyright/permission to reproduce
Materials on this website were produced and/or compiled by the Research Support
Fund for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about
the programs and services offered by the Government of Canada.
The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations
and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information
source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without
Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available
for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in
whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Research Support
Fund. We ask only that:
- users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
- the Research Support Fund be identified as the source department; and
- the reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced,
nor as having been made, in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the Research
Reproduction of government symbols
symbols of the Government of Canada, including the ‘Canada’
wordmark, the Arms of Canada, and the flag symbol may not be reproduced, whether
for commercial or non-commercial purposes, without written authorization. Request
for authorization from the Treasury Board Secretariat may be addressed to:
Federal Identity Program
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
300 Laurier Avenue West
Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this site, in whole or in part,
for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written
permission from the Government of Canada’s copyright administrator, Public Services
and Procurement Canada (PSPC). Through the permission granting process, PSPC helps
to ensure individuals/organizations wishing to reproduce Government of Canada materials
for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate, up-to-date versions.
To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes,
please contact our webmaster.
Some of the materials and graphical elements found on Government of Canada websites
are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true
of sites that are jointly operated by a Government of Canada institution and an
external organization as part of a collaborative arrangement. In such cases, some
restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and
it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing
To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction
on this site, please contact our webmaster.
The Research Support Fund website provides links to various websites external to
the Government of Canada. It is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or
currency of the information contained on external sites. All reasonable efforts
have been made to confirm the accuracy of external hyperlinks as of the "updated"
date available on all Research Support Fund web pages. Please be aware that hyperlinks
do change from time to time and in some cases those changes may not be reflected
immediately. If you encounter broken links, please contact our
This privacy notice summarizes the privacy practices for the Research Support Fund’s
All personal information collected by this agency is governed by the Privacy Act. This means that you will be informed of
the purpose for which your personal information is being collected and how to exercise
your right of access to that information.
The Research Support Fund website does not automatically gather any specific personal
information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would
only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us an e-mail or
registering/applying in a secure portion of the site.
The Research Support Fund employs software programs to monitor network traffic to
identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause
damage. This software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of
the computer that has contacted our website, the date and time of the visit and
the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity
of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.
site or to determine sites previously visited. A cookie is a small text file placed
on a user’s hard drive by a website to allow monitoring of the use of the
recorded in the cookie cannot be used to identify individuals.
Information on individual visitors is used by Research Support Fund employees who
need to know the information in order to respond to your request or to ensure the
security of this system. We only share the information you give us with another
government department if your inquiry relates to that department. We do not use
the information to create individually identifiable profiles, nor do we disclose
this information to anyone outside the federal government.
Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy
Act may be directed to the ATIP Coordinator by phone at 613-992-1058 or
If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish
to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.
Web analytics is the collection, analysis, measurement, and reporting of data about
web traffic and visits for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage. Information
in digital markers may be used for the purpose of web analytics to remember your
online interactions with the Research Support Fund website.
The Research Support Fund uses Google Analytics to improve its web site. When your
computer requests a Research Support Fund web page, our institution collects the
following types of information for analytics:
- the originating IP address
- the date and time of the request
- the type of browser used
- the page(s) visited
Your IP address is rendered anonymous prior to being stored on the service provider’s
servers in order to help safeguard your privacy. The information collected is de-personalized.
For more information on how your privacy is safeguarded in relation to web analytics,
see the Standard on
Privacy and Web Analytics.
Official languages notice
The Research Support Fund website respects the Official Languages Act and
is committed to ensuring all information on this site is available in both French
and English. However, users should be aware that some information from external
sources is available as a courtesy and will only be available in the language in
which it was provided. Some hyperlinks direct users to sites of organizations or
other entities that are not subject to the Official Languages Act. Information provided
in a language other than English or French is only for the convenience of our visitors.
Links to websites not under the control of the Government of Canada, including those
to our social media accounts, are provided solely for the convenience of our website
visitors. The Research Support Fund is not responsible for the accuracy, currency
or reliability of the content of such websites. The Government of Canada does not
offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found
through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their content.
Visitors should also be aware that information offered by non-Government of Canada
sites to which this website links is not subject to the Privacy Act or the
Official Languages Act and may not be accessible to persons with
disabilities. The information offered may be available only in the language(s) used
by the sites in question. With respect to privacy, visitors should research the
privacy policies of these non-government websites before providing personal information.
The Government of Canada is committed to achieving a high standard of accessibility
as defined in the Standard on Web Accessibility and the Standard on Optimizing Websites and Applications for Mobile Devices.
In the event of difficulty using our Web pages, applications or device-based mobile
applications, please contact us for assistance or to obtain alternative formats
such as regular print, Braille or another appropriate format.
The Research Support Fund has included some accessibility features on the website
for the benefit of individuals using assistive technology.
Skip navigation links
Skip navigation links are used mainly for assistive technologies such as screen
readers, and PDA's (Personal Digital Assistants). They allow readers to skip directly
to the content or to a local sub menu. The skip navigation links are placed in the
upper left hand corner of the screen. A white spacer image holds the link and the
alternative text indicates how it works.
If you have any questions about the accessibility of this site or if you are having
trouble accessing information, you can contact our