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Useful Tips for Tri-Council Grants

Eligible Tri-Council Expense Accounts

Below is a listing of eligible accounts which may be used for expenses charged to Tri-Council (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR) research projects.

 Listing of Eligible Tri-Agency Accounts (pdf, 302kB)

Please be advised that even if an expense account is included on the list, the related expense must also be deemed eligible per Tri-agency rules and regulations.

Please refer to the Tri-Council Expense Eligibility and Documentation Guide (pdf, 88kB) for guidance.


For the purchase of a supply, while Account 600009 (Other Supplies) is included in the attached list, the supply must be eligible per Tri-agency regulations.

Please refer to: Expense Supplies Depenses Articles (pdf, 63kB) for guidance on the purchase of supplies for Tri-Council funded projects.

If an account is not included in the attached list, it should not be used to pay for a Tri-Council project expense.

If you have questions regarding a specific account, please contact Research Accounting at for guidance.