Institutional Research Strategies, Policies, and Grants

Brandon University Research Strategies

Strategic Research Plan 2021-2025

The Brandon University Strategic Research Plan 2021-2025 describes the vision for research at Brandon University based on major objectives and a main research priority area.

The plan includes data reports and an action plan to guide strategy.

Read the Plan

Research Data Management

The Brandon University Research Data Management Strategy describes Brandon University’s current state, future plans, and timeline for ensuring robust research data management infrastructure in-line with best practices.

Read more about Research Data Management at BU.

Brandon University Research Policies

Please note, specific committee policies and procedures may be accessed via the column to the left.

Institutional Grants

Institutional grants are those awarded directly to Brandon University, i.e., in the name of the institution or President, and not to an individual principal investigator.  Institutional grants include awards such such as Canada Research Chairs, Canada Foundation for Innovation infrastructure grants, and the Research Support Fund.

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure.  The CFI’s mandate is to strengthen the ability of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that will benefit Canadians.

Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top five countries for research and development. This is accomplished via the establishment of research professorships in eligible Canadian degree-granting institutions.

Brandon University has five Tier 2 Canada Research Chair allocations. We are proud of our Chairs and the positive impact they have had on our faculty and the University at large.

Research Support Fund (RSF)

The Research Support Fund (RSF) helps Canadian universities cover a portion of the expenses incurred as a result of conducting Tri-Agency funded research and assists universities with maintaining world-class research environments.  The Canada Research Chairs Secretariat oversees and administers the Research Support Fund.