• Please see details about Funding Programs below.



    Small Projects

    Small Projects
    Source Total Amount Matching Required Project Duration Eligibility/Information
    NSERC-ENGAGE Up to $25,000 $25,000 in-kind 6 months
    • minimum of two full-time employees; and be in operation for a minimum of two years
    • no deadline
     
    OCE-VIP1
    VOUCHER FOR INNOVATION & PRODUCTIVITY 1
    Up to $20,000 $5,000 cash
    $20,000 in-kind
    12 months
    • Ontario company or operations and research in Ontario
    • minimum of two full-time employees; and be in operation for a minimum of two years
    • no deadline
     
    OCE-VEBTA
    VOUCHER FOR E-BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION
    $2,500 $2,500 in kind 7 months
    • have an e-business or technology adoption requirement
     
    LAMBTON COLLEGE-RIF
    RESEARCH INNOVATION FUND
    Up to $10,000 No specic requirement 12 months
    • applicant has to be full-time faculty and staff (preferred new)
     


    Medium Projects

    Medium Projects
    Source Total Amount Matching Required Project Duration Eligibility/Information
    NSERC-ARD LEVEL 1
    APPLIED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
    Up to $75,000 Minimum $10,000 cash, Minimum $32,500 in-kind Up to 2 years
    • companies must operate from a Canadian base
     
    NSERC-ARD LEVEL 2
    APPLIED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
    $75,000 to $150,000 At least equal to the amount requested, in cash and/or in kind—of which at least one half must be in cash Up to 3 years
    • companies must operate from a Canadian base
     
    OCE-VIP2
    VOUCHER FOR INNOVATION & PRODUCTIVITY 2
    Minimum $100,000 annually or $150,000 over 2 years 50% cash – 50% in-kind Minimum 1 year - maximum 2 years
    • minimum of two full-time employees; or be in operation for a minimum of two years
    • Ontario company or operations and research in Ontario
    • no deadline
     
    OCE-AOP
    ALBERTA-ONTARIO INNOVATION PROGRAM
    AITF and OCE can contribute a minimum of $50,000 and up to a maximum of $250,000 CAD over two years. Equal to the Grant in cash and/or in-kind 2 years
    • must have company and researchers in both provinces.
    • two level submission
     
    SSHRC-CCSIF Up to $200,000 (plus an additional 20 per cent, to offset overhead costs, administrative costs, reduction in course load for full-time college faculty staff, and some salary support for part-time college faculty staff) No minimum, but cash and in-kind contribution is expected 1 to 3 years
    • must be an eligible Canadian college, institute, polytechnic or CEGEP
     


    Large Projects

    Large Projects
    Source Total Amount Matching Required Project Duration Eligibility/Information
    NSERC-IRCC
    INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH CHAIRS FOR COLLEGE
    Up to $1M Equal to the IRCC Grant in cash and/or in-kind 5 years
    • must be multiple projects/companies which operate from a Canadian base
     
    NSERC-IE
    INNOVATION ENHANCEMENT
    Up to $2.3M to College Cash and in-kind contribution is expected 5 years
    • must be engaged in the application stage and throughout the grant
    • two level submission
     
    FEDDEV-ICP
    INVESTING IN COMMERCIALIZATION PARTNERSHIPS
    Maximum of $20M per project Equal to the Grant in cash and/or in-kind Up to 5 years
    • increase the capacity of existing and emerging innovation ecosystems
    • create innovative products, technologies and services through business-led collaborations
     
    FEDDEV-AMF
    ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PROGRAM
    Maximum of $20M per project Equal to the Grant in cash and/or in-kind Up to 5 years
    • supporting large-scale, incremental, and transformative advanced manufacturing activities which will increase productivity