Research Support Fund Report

Definition of the Research Support Fund

The costs of research at the University of King’s College supported by the Research Support Fund, are incurred in two areas: resources and management and administration. The first, and major indirect cost of research is incurred in the acquisition of books, collection, periodicals and journals for the “History of Science, Technology and Medicine” database. This database is a major research project and its acquisitions, are the highest indirect cost of the research it supports. The second area the RSF helps to provide is the administrative support necessary to maintain the database.

Description of the Research Support Fun and how the institution allocates its RSP Grant under each of the expenditure areas

Total Research Support Fund at the University of King’s College $49,627.00

Percentage covered by the RSF 100 %

Source: University of King’s College, Office of the President

About the Research Support Fund:

Descripton of the impacts of the Research Support Fund at the institution

The general impact of the RSF at the University of King’s College has been the acquisition of books, periodicals, journals and other publications to support and maintain a significant academic database that aids the direct research of King’s faculty. More specifically, the RSF supports important areas of acquisition that would otherwise suffer under budgetary pressure. The focused acquisitions allow King’s to attract and support scholars who are teaching at King’s. The RSF supports greater retention of scholarly (some tenure-track) faculty and supports the success of the combined honours programmes.
Furthermore, the RSF allows for the targeted support of a qualified staff member to oversee the administrative and managerial duties associated with the maintenance of the database and the integration of new acquisitions.