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Publicizing your Research Grant

Once your grant has been approved, most funding agencies require that you refrain from publicizing your award until they make the official public announcement. After such time, you can go ahead and announce your grant, but be sure to follow the funding agency's guidelines for any formal media announcements. Here are some public announcement guidelines from some of the major agencies.

NSERC

SSHRC

CIHR


CFI

NSERC

First check the NSERC web site under Funding Decisions. If your award is not listed, contact the NSERC Communications Division before making any public announcement. For further details on how to publicize your award, refer to the Requirements for the Public Announcement of NSERC Grants, Scholarships and Prizes.

Remember to acknowledge NSERC with a statement in your publication(s) or other appropriate method of dissemination. This statement should acknowledge funding support and collaboration with other institutions, faculty and/or students.

SSHRC

For the majority of awards, SSHRC will post the announcements on their Competition Results web page. This means that you are free to announce the award publicly. If your award has not been posted, please contact the SSHRC Communications Division before making any public announcement.

Remember to acknowledge SSHRC with a statement in your publication(s) or other appropriate method of dissemination. This statement should acknowledge funding support and collaboration with other institutions, faculty and/or students.

CIHR

Notification of CIHR funding decisions will be posted on the CIHR web site. For further assistance with publicizing your award please contact the CIHR Media Relations Division.

Remember to acknowledge CIHR with a statement in your publication(s) or other appropriate method of dissemination. This statement should acknowledge funding support and collaboration with other institutions, faculty and/or students.

CFI

From the CFI Policy and Program Guide, Section 8.3:

“The CFI makes national funding announcements after most of its three annual Board of Directors meetings, which are usually held in March, June and November. The announcements are typically made at a recipient institution and are organized in collaboration with its staff. This provides institutions, their researchers and partners — along with government representatives, the media and the CFI — with an opportunity to highlight the research being conducted in their communities.

In conjunction with each announcement, the CFI highly encourages all institutions receiving funding to issue their own news releases concurrently with the CFI’s national release. Alternatively, some institutions may choose to prepare special profiles on the funded projects and/or the researchers involved for their research magazines, on their websites or through other methods of communication. Please consult the Public Communications Policy of the Federal Research Funding Organizations, which contains important information on the planning and implementation of announcements, as well as other communications activities and products related to CFI-funded research.”


Remember to acknowledge CFI with a statement in your publication(s) or other appropriate method of dissemination. This statement should acknowledge funding support and collaboration with other institutions, faculty and/or students.

Updated: September 9, 2013