Arranging Financing

Industry cash contributions & industry in-kind contributions:

  • most research plans are wholly- or partially-funded by cash from the industry partner
  • Carleton University also welcomes in-kind contributions (e.g., loans of specialized equipment, technological advice and guidance, participation in student projects, student mentoring, and giving presentations)

Federal & provincial granting agencies:

  • an organization’s R&D costs can be significantly reduced when it partners with Carleton to have its contributions matched with cash/in-kind awards from industry granting programs
  • require submission of a project proposal which is peer-reviewed and competitively awarded
  • funding for these projects is largely oriented at training Postdoctoral Fellows and graduate students, as part of or in addition to their thesis work, and under the guidance of a professor
  • the student’s course commitments, the need to publish, and the academic calendar must be taken into account
  • many programs have scheduled competitions

Student internships:

  • involve the student working primarily on site with the industry partner and researching an industry-specific problem
  • work is supervised by a professor and no intellectual property of the university, researcher or lab should be involved
  • provide opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to gain valuable work experience during their studies