The University of New Brunswick provides a wide variety of flexible research funding models that can be tailored to meet each partners objective.
Funding models between external partners and UNB researchers can either be based on a grant-focused or contract-focused model. A grant-focused model provides adaptablity for the researcher to explore a wider variety of interests. A contract-focused model provides the external partner with more directed research and defined deliverables.
Pre-Award Services, along with Industry-Government Services, helps guide external partners and UNB researchers through the agreement process.
|ORS Pre-Submission Review Process, Signature Policy, Copies of Applications, Budget Formulation & Animal Care and Safety Policies||Characteristics of a Contract, Types of Contracts, Budget Formulation, Publication Rights, Confidentiality Agreements, Signature Policy & Contract Default: Procedures and Remedies|
|Project/Proposal is well defined, but generally there is no formal agreement||Well-defined, legally-binding statement of work, obligations and responsibilities|
|No specific deliverables except for progress/final reports||Specific deliverables defined|
|Flexible time frame; may have milestones, but requires no detailed schedule of work||Detailed work schedule with milestones, including a date for final deliverables|
|Generally lump-sum payments (i.e., not on a reimbursable basis); investigator fees are normally ineligible||Investigator fees may be included in budget|
|Freedom to publish; in most cases, the intellectual property belongs to the investigator||May have some restrictions on publication; intellectual property normally belongs to UNB or its researchers and the sponsor is granted an option to license|
|Grant paid in advance||Payments generally based on invoicing and may be subject to performance; holdbacks normally apply|
|Usually no overhead (or administration fee) recovery||Overhead recovery mandatory|