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Common Ineligible Expenses on Research Claims

Common Ineligible Expenses on Tri-Council Research Projects

This is not a comprehensive list.  For more information please refer to the Tri-Council Research Expense Eligibility and Documentation Guide

  • Cost of alcohol
  • Tips of any kind (on meals, taxis, etc.)
  • Upgrade fees related to travel (e.g. seat changes, extra baggage, etc.)
  • Costs associated with thesis examination/defense (including external examiner costs) 
  • Cell phone charges
  • Purchase of hand-held devices (e.g. cell phones)
  • Construction and/or renovations
  • Passport or immigration fees
  • Indirect costs (e.g. utilities, insurance, rent, etc.)


Common Ineligible Expenses on All Other Research Projects

This list is provided as general information.  The specifics may not be applicable to your grant.  Please refer to your grant agreement for specific information on eligibility.

  • Cost of alcohol
  • Costs related to staff awards and recognition
  • Costs related to professional training or development, such as computer and language training
  • Costs associated with thesis examination/defense (including external examiner costs) 
  • Office supplies/accessories (paper clips, pens, file folders, writing pads, binders, etc.)
  • Costs involved in the preparation of teaching materials
  • Costs of moving, constructing, renting or renovating a lab

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