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Compensation-related expenses

Consulting fees.


Subcontract costs.


Clerical salaries directly related to dissemination activities, including manuscript preparation.


A stipend* is financial support given to a recipient of a training award, or provided by a grantee to a trainee, to support them while they are working on their research thesis and/or gaining research experience.

Stipends to postdoctoral fellows are limited to two years' support. Three years' support is acceptable when justified, to attract exceptional candidates from outside Canada.


Salaries* are related federal, provincial and institutional non-discretionary benefits for work performed by research personnel that contributes towards the direct cost of research for which the funds were awarded. They shall be in accordance with institutional policies, and must meet the following condition, as applicable:

  • Salaries to postdoctoral fellows are limited to two years' support. Three years' support is acceptable, when justified, to attract exceptional candidates from outside Canada.
  • Remuneration for work performed by research personnel that contributes toward the direct cost of research for which the funds were awarded, in accordance with institutional employment contracts or collective agreements, where applicable.

Research time stipends only when awarded.


Salary replacement stipends.


Honoraria for guest lecturers.


Salary Research Allowances only when included in a particular funding opportunity.

Fees paid for the purpose of participant recruitment, such as modest incentives to consider participation (i.e., to establish a potential participant pool), where approved by a research ethics board.


Fees paid to research participants, such as modest incentives for participation, where approved by a research ethics board.


Notes:
  • Persons paid from agency grants are not considered agency employees, scholars or fellows. Institutional non-discretionary benefits normally include life insurance; long- and short-term disability insurance; medical, vision and dental care benefits; parental leave; and pension benefits. Institutional non-discretionary benefits must not contravene agency guidelines.
  • *Agencies defer to Canada Revenue Agency requirements.
  • Grant funds may be used to supplement salaries or stipends paid from other sources, such as other agency grants and individual training awards.
  • Trainees may be hired as research personnel on a grant (normally on a part-time basis, i.e., hourly) and/or be paid a stipend from a grant (in which case the work done is part of the training of the student and constitutes the thesis or comparable academic requirement).
  • Other types of eligible compensation-related expense.

Salary to Project Co-ordinator.

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