Definition of grant-in-aid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

grant-in-aid

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
(pl. grants-in-aid)
 
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a sum of money given to a local government or an institution, or to a particular person to allow them to study something I was awarded a grant-in-aid to conduct my research.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: grant-in-aid