The Majority of Funding
Suncrest College is able to access funding through a number of different sources. Much of the funding is from the federal government, while other sources include the provincial government, funding agencies, and the businesses that we assist. All research funded federally must be linked to a business or organization.
Sources of Funding
SARC has access to funding from a number of different sources. This includes the federal government, through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the National Research Council (NRC), and others. We may also be able to access provincial level funding or private foundation funding, depending on the type of research project.
Funding through Partnership
Your business or organization will be expected to support the research in the form of in-kind and/or cash contributions. We will discuss this with you before we begin a project to make sure that there are no surprises for anyone. The level of contribution depends on the stipulations of the grant being used to fund the research. In-kind contributions are typically in the form of time from you or your employees to discuss progress with researchers, and specific materials that relate directly to the project such as product for testing, seed, or specialized equipment for use in the project.
We can also conduct projects on a fee-for-service basis.