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Research Infrastructure Fund – 2019 Competition

Notice of Intent Deadline: June 5, 2019

Full application Deadline: June 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm

The Ontario Tech University Research Infrastructure Fund (RIF) is managed by the Office of the Vice-President Research, Innovation & International and funded through the indirect costs of research policy framework.

The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to faculty members to enhance their research capacity at Ontario Tech. The fund will support the purchase of research equipment, operating and maintenance costs of equipment, and other related infrastructure costs required to acquire and maintain research equipment. Eligible faculty members are strongly encouraged to secure matching funds from other sources (e.g. Faculty, industry, external funding agencies); however, this is not a requirement of the funding program.

The 2019 RIF competition is open to early-career researchers and has a funding envelope of $100,000. Applicants must submit proposal budgets within the funding envelope and indicate other sources of funds if requested equipment exceeds the RIF funding envelope.

Eligibility Criteria

The 2019 RIF competition is open to all pre-tenured faculty members from any faculty at Ontario Tech. Pre-tenured faculty are considered eligible to apply up to and including the year in which they are under review for tenure. Co-applicants are permitted and strongly encouraged (co-applicants do not have to be early-career researchers).

How to Apply

1.    Review guidelines

2.    Complete the Notice of Intent (NOI) Form and submit to by June 5, 2019, using the subject line: 2019 Research Infrastructure Fund NOI – [Applicant Name].  

3.    Complete the Application Form and obtain required signatures. 

4.    Prepare the required attachments (see guidelines).

5.    Save the application form and attachments into ONE pdf binder with filename 2019 Research Infrastructure Fund Application – [Applicant Last Name]. Please do not submit any scanned documents (other than the application form if necessary for signatures).

6.    Submit application by email to by 5:00pm on June 24, 2019. Use the subject line: 2019 Research Infrastructure Fund Application – [Applicant Name]


Please contact:

Ewa Stewart, Grants Officer,

Office of Research Services | 905-721-8668 x6584