What is it?
A Research Grant is an agreement between an external agency or third party and the University to provide financial assistance to support a public purpose, with no specific deliverable. The third party usually requires periodic and/or final reports from the researcher/Principal Investigator (PI) documenting the progress of the grant.
Why is it important?
A researcher acts as a Principal Investigator and these agreements typically have a loosely defined scope of work.
The pre-award phase of establishing a research grant is facilitated via the Carleton University Research Office (CURO), while the financial management and reporting is supported by Research Accounting in Financial Services.