Staff in each Faculty with research credentials and experience, who can match researchers with funding opportunities and potential collaborators, assist with the development of competitive applications for external grant and contract funding, and offer grant-writing workshops.
Provide information on research grant and contract opportunities, advice on the development and writing of grant applications, facilitation of research collaboration, assistance in obtaining tools and equipment needed for research, advice on research policy to the Vice-President, Research, and advice and interpretation of research policies to faculty members.
Senior SFU faculty with strong records of successful application for grant funding from the Canadian granting councils and/or service on grant selection committees, who are available to their colleagues for consultation and advice on the preparation of grant applications.
The Government of Canada introduced the Indirect Costs of Research Program (IDC) in 2003 to help offset the hidden costs of research funded by the Tri-Council (the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council).
The Major Projects Office promotes, encourages, and supports the development
of proposals for submission to major grant competitions.
The Office of Research Services assists
SFU faculty in obtaining and administering
financial support for their research.
The Office of Research Ethics ensures that research involving human subjects meets
high scholarly and ethical standards.
The Innovation Office ensures that the necessary conditions are in place for successful university technologies, entrepreneurs, startup and spin-out companies and industrial partnerships.
Animal Care Services ensures that SFU conducts research, teaching or testing that involves animals in the most humane and ethical manner possible.
The SFU Library provides information resources, teaching and learning programs, research support, and technology initiatives
to SFU's faculty, students, and staff.
Research Safety is paramount at SFU and includes the development, implementation
and coordination of programs in biosafety, chemical safety, hazardous materials management, diving safety, field research,
and radiation safety.
SFU is a founding member of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), and SFU has an active Climate Change Research Program.