4.9 Eligible in-kind contributions

Eligible in-kind contributions are defined as non-monetary resources that external partners offer as a contribution toward a CFI-funded project. It may include the value, in whole or in part, of eligible capital items or non-capital items that are needed to bring the infrastructure into service. The CFI recognizes eligible items involving in-kind contributions at fair market value.

However, in-kind contributions to the operating costs of research will not be accepted.

Furthermore, contributions made by the recipient institution or by participating institutions, in the case of multi-institutional projects, should be considered cash contributions, not in-kind contributions.