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External Funding Opportunities

Seneca College is eligible for to receive funding from a variety of provincial and federal funding agencies, organizations and programs.

To learn more about and explore these opportunities, select the links below. If you are interested in pursuing any of these opportunities, please contact our office so that we can support your application.

NSERC College and Community Social Innovation Fund

Seneca has launched its internal Call for Proposals for the NSERC College and Community Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF). Up to $120,000 per year for up to two years is available from NSERC to support projects through this program. CCSIF grants are intended to support college social innovation research projects in areas such as education, integration of vulnerable populations, and community development, in partnership with local community organizations.

All applications to this NSERC program are Institutional Applications, and must be made through Seneca Applied Research and Innovation. Faculty may not apply directly to this program. If you are interested in making application to the CCSIF, Seneca ARI must receive a completed Internal Seneca CCSIF Expression of Interest Form no later than Tuesday, October 10 at 10 a.m. This will allow us sufficient time to support you in the development of the strongest proposal possible. The form should be submitted by email to

Internal Funding Opportunities

Applied Research Fund (ARF)

The 2017/18 Seneca Applied Research Fund is now accepting applications.

Application Deadline: February 8th, 2018 at 4:00pm (revised November 2017).

The Seneca 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, up to $12,000 is available to Seneca College faculty researchers to explore applied research initiatives, in partnership with an industry and/or community partner, which provide experiential learning opportunities for student researchers. All projects must clearly demonstrate the importance of the research to the external partner and value to student researchers.

2017/18 ARF Information and Call for Proposals

2017/18 ARF Application Form

2017/18 ARF Budget Sheet

For additional information on the Seneca Applied Research Fund, please contact any member of the Seneca Applied Research Team or our general email at