Funding Agencies

Tri-Council Guidelines & Form

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), are collectively known as Tri-Council. Please review the website periodically for annual updates or changes.

View the Eligibility Status of Office and Lab Supplies Charged to Tri Council Projects.

This form shows which accounts summarize to which line item on the Tri-Council Form 300 Statement of Account:

Beside each expenditure type, there is a drop box showing which accounts are included when totaling that expenditure type

Differences between various Tri-Council agencies are listed by agency

Accounts relate to the accounts entered on various account transactions

  • EXAMPLE: Meeting expenses would fall under Materials and Supplies in Line 6
  • EXAMPLE: Studentships would fall under Bachelor's in Line 1a

General Principles

  • Grant funds must contribute towards the direct costs of the research for which the funds were awarded.
  • The funds must be used effectively and economically, and the expenses must be essential for the research for which the funds were awarded.
  • Additional eligible and non-eligible expenses specific to a program are detailed in the agency's program literature.
  • In the absence of a written agency policy, the university institutional policy (e.g. per diem rates for travel) is to be applied. In the presence of both an agency and an institutional policy, the agencies require compliance with the involved agency policy, recognizing that grantees may also have to comply with institutional policies.
  • The institution has the right and responsibility to withhold approval of expenses proposed by a grantee that contravene agency requirements or institutional policies.