Support of public and private agencies
Thanks to the unfailing support of public and private granting agencies, the IRCM researchers and students can continue to produce outstanding work year after year.
Government agencies and departments, as well as pharmaceutical industries, provide essential funding for the Institute’s research activities.
The IRCM is funded by the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec (Quebec ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation).
On May 15, 2020, the federal government announced support for the research community through Canada’s Economic Action Plan to respond to COVID-19. This led to the creation of the Fonds d’urgence pour la continuité de la recherche au Canada. This is a temporary program to assist Canadian universities and health research institutions that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is expected that this assistance will help reduce the adverse effects of the pandemic and protect the benefits of the significant investments that have been made to date in universities and health research institutions.
Research Support Fund
What is the indirect costs of research at the IRCM?
As indicated by the name, the indirect costs of research are all expenses that are not directly related to carrying out research projects. However, these expenses are required to support research projects.
For example, they include expenses related to the management of research, the maintenance of associated buildings and infrastructure, the installation and maintenance of research laboratories, the maintenance of libraries or networking spaces, as well as the technical support required for websites and library computer systems, and many other types of indirect research support.
About the Research Support Fund
The Government of Canada's Research Support Fund (previously known as the Indirect Costs Program) assists Canadian postsecondary institutions and their affiliated research hospitals and institutes with the expenses associated with managing the research funded by the three federal research granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).