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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 Seneca Applied Research Fund is now accepting applications.

Application Deadline: October 20th, 2017 at 4:00pm.

Academic employees at all Ontario Colleges are on strike as of Monday, Oct. 16

Due to the strike, the deadline to submit applications for the ARF fund will be extended. The new deadline will be posted on this page once the strike concludes.

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 ARF Information and Call for Proposals

2017 ARF Application Form

2017 ARF Budget Sheet

For additional information on the Seneca Applied Research Fund, please contact Brian Gordon; Director, Applied Research, 416-491-5050 x77904, or any member of the Seneca Applied Research Team.