Information on Federal Tri-Councils
Memorandum of Understanding
The Tri-Council MOU outlines roles and responsibilities in the management of federal grants and awards.
View the Agreement on the Administration of Agency Grants and Awards by Research Institutions.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is the Government of Canada's agency responsible for funding health research in Canada. CIHR was created to transform health research in Canada by:
- funding more research on targeted priority areas;
- building research capacity in under-developed areas such as population health and health services research;
- training the next generation of health researchers; and
- focusing on knowledge translation, so that the results of research are transformed into policies, practices, procedures, products and services.
CIHR's mandate is to "excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health-care system."
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
NSERC is the national instrument for making strategic investments in Canada’s capability in science and technology. NSERC supports both basic university research through Discovery Grants and project research through partnerships among universities, governments, and the private sector, as well as the advanced training of highly qualified people.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council is the federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its programs and policies, the Council enables the highest levels of research excellence in Canada, and facilitates knowledge sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities, and all sectors of society.
SSHRC-supported research in the social sciences and humanities enhances our understanding of modern social, cultural, technological, environmental, economic, and wellness issues. It raises profound questions about who we are as human beings, what we need in order to thrive in complex and challenging times, and where we are headed in the new millennium.
Agreement on the Administration of Agency Grants and Awards by Research Institutions
This Tri-council document outlines roles and responsibilities in the management of federal grants and awards.
Click here to view the Agreement on the Administration of Agency Grants and Awards by Research Institutions.
Toolkits, budget guides and other resources are available for faculty members preparing Tri-Council applications.
Lakehead University Representatives
Click here to view Lakehead University's current Tri-Council Representatives.