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Internal Funding Opportunities

Seneca Applied Research Fund (ARF)

The 2018/19 Seneca Applied Research Fund Call for Proposals is now closed. Award recipients can be found here. The 2019/20 Call for Proposals is anticipated to open in August 2018. Details will be posted here as they become available.

The Seneca Applied Research Fund (ARF), a college-wide, internally funded and administered fund, supports emerging applied research activities at Seneca. 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 faculty researchers, through an annual call for proposals, to explore applied research initiatives, in partnership with an industry and/or community partner, which address a business challenge brought forward by the partner and that 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.

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

2018 Seneca ARF Call for Proposals and Application Guidelines 

2018 Seneca ARF Application Form

2018 Seneca ARF Budget Submission Form

External Funding Opportunities

Seneca 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.

Research Support Fund 

The Research Support Fund, formally known as Indirect Cost Program, assists Canadian postsecondary institutions with the expenses associated with managing research funded by the three federal research granting agencies. The Research Support Fund is a tri-agency initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The funds are to help pay for indirect costs of research, which comprise a portion of the central and departmental administrative costs associated with managing funded research. Seneca uses funds under the Management and Administration category to support Applied Research activities.

For more information on the program please visit their website.