Facts and Figures

Research Revenues Received by University of Guelph researchers for fiscal year 2021 from external sources total over $182 million. Research revenues reported below are consistent with the University of Guelph’s report to the Council of Ontario Finance Officers (COFO) and to the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO).

The detailed Annual Report on Research Funding Awarded for the most recent fiscal years (2020 and 2021) 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, CAUBO).

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

Research Revenues Received by University of Guelph 2021

Revenues are reported by the University’s fiscal year, i.e., for the period of May through April annually.

Bar chart showing percentage of 2016-2021 University research funding awarded broken down by sponsor group. Tri-Agency - 24.4%. ther federal, including CFI, CRC, CFREF - 14.7%. Provincial, including Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance - 36.2%. Private sector - 18.8%. Other sources - 5.9%.

Amount and Percentage of University Research Funding by Sponsor Group
Revenue Source ($000) 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2021 % share of total
Tri-Agency $27,582 $27,189 $28,411 $31,598 $33,092 $44,644 24.4%
Other federal, including CFI, CRC, CFREF $20,143 $20,170 $26,718 $32,470 $28,442 $26,839 14.7%
Provincial, including Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance $58,629 $58,829 $57,151 $58,038 $53,919 $66,096 36.2%
Private sector $29,456 $24,142 $27,660 $31,134 $37,411 $34,341 18.8%
Other sources $13,101 $9,964 $9,889 $11,351 $11,492 $10,848 5.9%
Grand Total $148,911 $140,294 $149,829 $164,591 $164,356 $182,768 100%

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 Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, retention and graduation reports and degrees awarded data.