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, de la Science et de l’Innovation du Québec (Quebec ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation).
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).