Facts and Figures

Research funds awarded to University of Guelph researchers for the 2017-18 fiscal year from external sources total over $148 million.

University of Guelph Research Funding Awarded 2017-2018

Pie Chart showing percentage of 2017-2018 University research funding awarded broken down by sponsor group




Sponsor Group Instalment Share % of Total
OMAFRA-U of G Agreement 56,798,871 35%
Federal Government Departments 31,416,637 19%
N.S.E.R.C. 20,795,650 13%
Business and Industry 15,886,258 10%
Internal University 15,479,149 9%
Ontario Government Ministries 9,324,509 6%
Non-Profit & Charitable Organizations 5,067,973 3%
S.S.H.R.C. 4,577,159 3%
C.I.H.R. 3,248,666 2%
Private Citizens 497,172 0%
Networks of Centres of Excellence 254,200 0%
Other Sponsors 210,270 0%
Other Governments 159,560 0%
U.S. Federal Government Departments 63,975 0%
U.S. Universities 58,877 0%
Summary 163,838,926 100%

The detailed Annual Report on Research Funding Awarded for the current year may be accessed through the Institutional Analysis & Research data portal.

Annual Research Summaries of Awards and Funds

Detailed information by college, department, researcher, and by sponsor are available (requires University of Guelph central ID for login).

Any inquiries related to this report or additional report requests may be directed to Laura Beaupre, Director, Research Analysis and Reporting (lbeaupre@uoguelph.ca or 519-824-4120 ext. 56616).

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 the Institutional Analysis & Research data portal. The data portal contains a number of reports, including official enrolment data as reported to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU, formerly MAESD), retention and graduation reports and degrees awarded data. In order to access this information you will be required to enter your University of Guelph username and password. Should you require additional data or have questions relating to access, use or reporting please contact the Office of Institutional Analysis and Research at datarequest@uoguelph.ca.