General Research Fund Guidelines

UBC Okanagan holds Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) General Research Funds (GRF) accounts. These accounts are funded solely from unspent funds remaining in NSERC and SSHRC project accounts after they expire.

From time to time, depending on available balances, the VPR may offer opportunities to access these funds on a competitive basis. These opportunities will be broadly disseminated among faculty.

GRF Memo

 

Purpose of Guidelines

To document the guidelines for the use of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) General Research Funds (GRF) to ensure compliance with the Agencies’ financial administration guide and UBC’s related policies.

 

NSERC and SSHRC Policy regarding GRF funds

Use of GRF funds must follow guidelines authorised by the agencies, regardless of whether they are used for start-up grants to new professors, bridge funding to professors who are between applications, additional funds to professors in support of their research or other activities.
GRF funds must be used within one year of their being provided to UBCO researchers.

See link for agencies’ policy on GRF.

See link for agencies’ policy on residual balances.