Applied Research Funding Opportunities
Seneca ARI has identified the following funding opportunities which Seneca College researchers
may be interested in.
For more information on current internal and external funding opportunities at Seneca, click the links below. If you are interested in pursuing any of these opportunities, please contact our office for further details.
Internal Grants - ARF
Seneca College Applied Research Fund (ARF)
The Seneca College Applied Research Fund (ARF), a college-wide, internally funded and
administered fund, supports emerging applied research activities across Seneca College. ARF aligns
with Seneca's strategic priorities and academic plan, and is designed to strengthen networks among
students, faculty, staff and external partners.
Through the ARF, a modest amount of funding is available to explore applied research initiatives, in partnership with an industry and/or community partner, to provide learning opportunities for student researchers. All projects must clearly demonstrate the importance of the research to the external partner and value to student researchers.
Deadline: Fall 2017
Value: Maximum $12,000
External Grants - CFI
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) - College-Industry Fund (CIIF)
Stream 2: Research Infrastructure associated with a Five-Year CCI-IE grant application - supports research infrastructure requests associated with a Five-Year CCI-IE grant application submitted to NSERC.
EOI Deadline: May 2016
Application Deadline: Closed
Value: Colleges can submit one proposal per competition requesting up to $800,000
External Grants - Health Ecosphere
The Health Ecosphere: Innovation Pipeline & Commercialization Program
Healthcare Challenge - demonstrate an eHealth solution to manage pre- and post- operative educational screening and expectations to: streamline patient and caregiver instructions before and after surgery, provide consistent instructions and messages that are accessible by patient and caregiver, apply best practices in pre/post-op care to reduce risk of surgical complications, reduce hospital stay without increasing patient risk, ability to track or measure patient readiness for surgery.
External Grants - NSERC CCI
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) - College and Community
Innovation (CCI) Program
Engage Grant for Colleges - supports a new partnership between a college and a company for an R&D project of one year to solve a company-specific problem.
Value: Up to $25,000 for up to 6 months
Applied Research and Development (ARD) Grants - supports well-defined applied research and development projects undertaken by college researchers with their private-sector partners.
Value: There are two levels - 1) Up to $75,000 for up to 3 years and 2) Between $75,000 and $150,000/year for up to 3 years
Applied Research Tools and Instruments (ARTI) Grants - supports the purchase of research equipment.
Value: Between $7,000 and $150,000 for 1 year
College-University Idea to Innovation (CU-I2I) Grants - intended to develop and strengthen research links between colleges, universities and businesses to accelerate the development of promising technologies and promote their commercialization into the Canadian marketplace.
Value: Up to $250,000 per year for up to 3 years
Innovation Enhancement (IE) Grants - supports applied research and collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies.
EOI Deadline: May 2016
Value: $2.3 million - base funding of up to $500,000 per year for the first 3 years and up to $400,000 for years 4 and 5
External Grants - SSHRC
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Connections Grant - supports workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives.
Value: 1) Between $7,000 to $25,000 for events for 1 year and 2) Up to $50,000 for other outreach activities for 1 year
External Grants - RTO Foundation
The Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation
Geriatrics/Gerontology Research and Training at Post-Secondary Institutions - supports research projects that focus on enhancing the quality of aging adults.
Value: Up to $25,000 for 1 year