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Useful Tips for Tri-Council Grants

Salary Expenses

Salary expenses charged to Tri-Council grants (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR) must contribute towards the direct cost of research for which the funds were awarded.

Some important considerations regarding salary expenses include the following:

  • Salaries paid to individuals who are eligible to apply for Tri-agency grants would not be an eligible expense. Please note some exceptions may apply to this rule depending on the type of project.
  • Management and administration personnel expenses are not eligible, unless under special circumstances where these costs have been included in the approved grant application.

For additional details regarding compensation related expenses, please visit the Tri-Council website. If you would like to request pre-approval regarding a potential salary expense, please contact the Tri-agencies:

NSERC or SSHRC - Celine Monfils

CIHR - Ian Raskin