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Minimum Processing Times

As of June 1, 2011, internal deadlines for University approval will be mandatory.  Refer to the Campus News bulletin or the official memo for more details.

OR-5 Signature Approval

The OR-5 Research Proposal Approval Form must be completed for all research proposals before submission to research sponsors.

Major Agencies

Information regarding the deadlines and application processes for the major funding agencies.

Application Process

See how the application process progresses from start to finish.

Indirect Costs of Research

The direct costs of performing the research are usually well understood, but there are many other significant costs involved in research that are not immediately obvious, nor can they always be attributed to a specific research project.  Nonetheless they are real costs and are incurred by the University for all research activities. These additional, non project specific costs are known as, indirect costs.

University of Guelph Grant Agreement

The University of Guelph Grant Agreement may be used with any research sponsor who does not seek the right to restrict or delay the dissemination of the results of the research; does not seek any rights to intellectual property resulting from the research; and does not seek a warranty with respect to a standard of performance. Sponsors must agree to the grant agreement terms “as is”. If a research sponsor wishes to negotiate terms appearing in the University of Guelph Grant Agreement, a Research Contract will be required. Researchers leveraging grant funds should contact Office of Research Services in advance to obtain an agreement template specific to the program and the needs of the research project.

University of Guelph Research Contract 

The University of Guelph Research Contract is used for sponsored research which, i) is of mutual interest and benefit to the Principal Investigator (PI) and sponsor, ii) has been defined (the scope and allocation of funds) primarily by the PI, iii) is expected to lead to scientific knowledge or scholarly findings, and iv) the sponsor seeks to be governed by agreement terms that deviate from the three key elements of a Research Grant. Researchers leveraging contract funds should contact Office of Research Services in advance to obtain an agreement template specific to the program and the needs of the research project.

Canadian Common CV

The CCV is a web-based application that provides researchers with a single, common approach to gathering CV information required by a network of federal, provincial and not-for-profit research funding organizations.

All of the Tri-Councils (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) have migrated (or are in the process of migrating) their legacy CV systems to the new Canadian Common CV (CCV).