Facts and Figures

Research Revenues Received by University of Guelph researchers for the 2019-20 fiscal year from external sources total over $163 million. Research revenues reported below are consistent with the University of Guelph’s report to the Council of Ontario Finance Officers (COFO).

The detailed Annual Report on Research Funding Awarded for the most recent years (2019-20 and 2020-21) may be accessed through Institutional Research and Planning’s Data Insights (Data Portal). This report includes research funding awarded from all sources, per notices of award, agreements reached with research sponsors, to University of Guelph researchers by University of Guelph fiscal year. Research funding awarded is a different measure than research revenue reported below and to COFO.

For more information, please contact Laura Beaupre, Director, Research Analysis & Reporting, Office of Research Services.

Research Revenues Received by University of Guelph 2019-20

Pie Chart showing percentage of 2019-2020 University research funding awarded broken down by sponsor group. OMAFRA-U of G Agreement - 38%. Federal Government Departments - 17%. SSHRC - 2%. NSERC - 14%. CIHR - 4%. Non-Profit and Charitable Organizations - 6%. Business and Industry - 15%. Ontario Government Ministries - 2%. Other - 2%.

Amount and Percentage of University Research Funding by Sponsor Group
Sponsor Group Research Revenues % of Total
CIHR $ 5,779,177 3.5%
NSERC $ 22,615,433 13.8%
SSHRC $ 2,494,247 1.5%
Federal Government Departments $ 28,578,129 17.5%
OMAFRA-U of G Agreement $ 61,282,597 37.5%
Ontario Government Ministries $ 4,029,312 2.5%
Business and Industry $ 24,490,686 15%
Non-Profit & Charitable Organizations $ 10,154,534 6.2%
Other $ 4,025,670 2.5%
Total (External Sources) $ 163,449,785 100%

Research Support Fund (RSF)

The Research Support Fund (formerly the Federal Indirect Cost Program) is a Government of Canada fund that helps Canadian universities, colleges, and their affiliated research hospitals and institutes with the hidden costs of research.

Research Chairs

The University of Guelph is proud to partner with the Canadian Research Chairs program, NSERC Industrial Research Chairs program, and other government agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals to attract elite researchers to the University.  These researchers carry out regionally, nationally, and internationally significant research in our areas of strategic importance.  We proudly present our Research Chairs.

Strategic Research Plan

Data Portal

For more information on University of Guelph facts and figures please visit Institutional Research and Planning’s Data Insights (Data Portal). Data Insights contains a number of reports, including official enrolment data as reported to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, retention and graduation reports and degrees awarded data.