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.
In 2018-2019, SFU received just over $8.7 million from the Research Support Fund program. The majority of this funding is dedicated to maintaining and upgrading SFU's research facilities, as well as supporting the management and administration of the university's research enterprise. The RSF helps SFU maintain a world-class research environment.
The Institutional Strategic Awards team focuses on pre-award development and post-award management of the largest and most complex grants, contracts, prizes and awards at Simon Fraser University.
Research Services assists SFU faculty in obtaining and administering financial support for their research.
Research Ethics ensures that research involving human subjects meets high scholarly and ethical standards.
Industry Engagement 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.