Strategic Research Plan

Supported through SSHRS’s Institutional Grants program, NSCAD provides seed funding for faculty research projects through an adjudicated application process and also supports faculty as they apply for external funding. View NSCAD’s Strategic Research Plan, browse the archive to read past plans, and learn more about internal and external funding opportunities.


 NSCAD: Academic Plan: Towards 2020

Take a look at NSCAD Academic Plan: Towards 2020, a documents designed to direct NSCAD’s academic programming until June 30th 2020.


Pushing the boundaries of art, craft, and design

Professors at NSCAD are not only artists, designers, and makers but also innovators and researchers. Many of their research projects receive national grants and awards as well as media coverage across Canada.

The Office of Academic Affairs and Research Services provides information on sources of grant funding, assists with grant applications and contract proposals, supports project planning, proposal development and project coordination, and promotes research within and beyond the NSCAD community.

The Research Support Fund assists Canadian post-secondary institutions with the costs associated with managing their research enterprise, helping them to maintain a world-class research environment. The Research Support Fund for universities is calculated based on a proportion of Tri-Council funded grants earned over a three-year period. Grants can be used to:

  • maintain modern labs and equipment;
    • provide access to up-to-date knowledge resources;
    • provide research management and administrative support;
    • meet regulatory and ethical standards; or
    • transfer knowledge from academia to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, helping to make Canada a world leader in research and development.

In 2018-19, NSCAD will receive $ $88,690 which we are committing to support research at NSCAD. This includes the funding of a research officer (part-time, term limited appointment), library consortia licenses, research facility maintenance, accreditation and regulatory adherence. The Research Support Fund provides much needed support to the research infrastructure at NSCAD.