Office of Partnerships and Innovation

Funding Mechanics

The table below outlines key partner contributions collaborative research projects funded by several common arrangements.

Contact Research Partnerships Unit to learn more about industry R&D funding program eligibility.


 

                                       KEY

Industry Partner's Internal Costs Industry Partner's External Spending Third-Parties' Costs Other Costs
non-leveraged leveraged non-leveraged leveraged non-leveraged leveraged less common

     

 

 

 

 

  FLOW OF CASH/IN-KINDS EXAMPLES
CONTRIBUTOR OF CASH/IN-KINDS Business Internal Spend Business to University Business to 3rd Party Agency Agency to University Agency to Business University to Agency University to Business  
Industry Cash             ABC Inc. contracts Queen’s to conduct a research project (no third-party contributions to project)
Industry In-Kind + 3rd Party Agency           ABC Inc. provides technical support to a Queen’s project funded by an NSERC Engage grant
Industry Cash + 3rd Party Agency (University Invoices Business)           ABC Inc. provides cash support to a Queen’s research project that is co-funded by a not-for-profit agency
Industry Cash + 3rd Party Agency (Agency Invoices Business)           ABC Inc. provides cash support for a Queen’s graduate-student intern who also receives cash support from the Mitacs Accelerate program
Industry Cash + Industry In-Kind + 3rd Party Agency Cash (University Invoices Business)         ABC Inc. provides cash support and technical support to a Queen’s research project co-funded by an NSERC Collaborative R&D grant
Industry Cash + Industry In-Kind + 3rd Party Agency Cash (Agency Invoices Business)         ABC Inc. provides cash support to a Queen’s research project co-funded by an OCE Voucher for Innovation & Productivity grant
Business Sub-Contracting to University         ABC Inc. sub-contracts Queen’s to provide minor work supporting an NRC-IRAP project (leveraged by ABC’s cash expenditures and in-kind costs on the project).
University Sub-Contracting to Business           Queen’s uses part of a Canada Foundation for Innovation infrastructure award to contract professional services from a supplier company (not a collaborating partner).