How U of T Research is Funded

How is U of T research funded? U of T spends more than $3 million per day on research across all disciplines. Individual researchers (or teams of researchers) apply for funding from a variety of sources and at any one time might have several grants supporting their work. Occasionally, researchers win special prizes or awards that come with monetary compensation.

At U of T, funds to support research come from a variety of sources:

Awards graph 2005-06

Browse the links below to learn more about our funding sources and to see how we stack up relative to our peers in terms of attracting funding.

Indirect Costs

For every research dollar received, U of T spends 50 cents on the indirect costs of research—everything from keeping the lights on in labs to paying the salaries of administrators who make sure that the research meets ethical standards.