This information has been archived. Visit the Agreement on the Administration of Agency Grants and Awards by Research Institutions page for current information.
Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.
Institutions and Agencies both benefit from positive public awareness of federally-funded research and research training, and from promoting the value of this investment for Canadians.
In order to maximize mutual benefit and fulfill responsibilities, Institutions and Agencies collaborate and work closely together to inform the public about Agency grants and scholarships awarded, programs of research support and research training, and about significant research results achieved at their Institutions.
This collaboration includes acknowledging the participating Institutions and Agencies in all relevant public communications involving external participation as well as, if feasible, giving the parties involved at least five working days’ advance notice of all such communications activities. In addition to written acknowledgement of funding contributions, and appropriate use of logos on promotional and media materials, including press releases, Web sites, advertising, research profiles, publications, equipment, recognition in accordance with the government’s Communications Policy and Agency Communications Guidelines (where they exist) is expected.
Institutions and Agencies work to promote announcements in the media, on each others’ Web sites and in each others’ corporate materials, to exchange visual materials, to share media coverage, and to designate contact persons within the respective public affairs or communications divisions of each organization.
For the purposes of this Schedule:
significant research results
are the findings of Agency-funded research that have been accepted for publication and are of sufficient public interest to Canadians to be the focus of public communications;
relevant public communications
are those involving a particular Institution and a particular Agency award, program or significant research result for promotion to an audience outside the academic community;
large-scale funding projects
are major and multi-investigator grants that entail a significant Agency investment.
The Institution agrees to:
As indicated, it is the purview of a Minister or designated Parliamentarian(s) to make public announcements of all federal expenditures. The relevant Agency takes the lead in notifying the Minister, coordinating such announcements with the Minister or the Minister’s designate, and generally planning for all such announcements.
Each Agency agrees to:
This Schedule forms part of, and complements, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Institution and the Agency/Agencies published at: www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/NSERC-CRSNG/Policies-Politiques/MOURoles-ProtocolRoles/index_eng.asp