What is it?

A Funding Agency is any external organization, public or private, which undertakes a contractual agreement with the University to sponsor research or an entrepreneurial activity.  The funding agency often dictates how their funds may be used, what deliverables are expected, and what reports are required.

Why is it important?

Funding agencies bear the entire cost of research at Carleton and provide overhead funding to cover the indirect costs of research.

Where do I find more information?

  • There are many different funding agencies, most of whom have their own websites.
  • To find out more information on the major funding agencies or available funding sources visit the CURO website  or contact the faculty research facilitator.