Funding Sources

  • The Applied Research area at Lambton College is eligible for a range of funding programs provincially, federally and privately. Listed below are the different agencies that can provide possible funding opportunities. Once you locate an appropriate funding source, please contact Applied Research at Lambton College so we can support you and your proposal.

  • Funding Programs

    Small Projects
    Small Projects
    SourceTotal AmountMatching RequiredProject DurationEligibility/Information
    NSERC-ENGAGEUp to $25,000$25,000 in-kind6 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 kind7 months
    • have an e-business or technology adoption requirement
     
    LAMBTON COLLEGE-RIF
    RESEARCH INNOVATION FUND
    Up to $10,000No specic requirement12 months
    • applicant has to be full-time faculty and staff (preferred new)
     
    Medium Projects
    Medium Projects
    SourceTotal AmountMatching RequiredProject DurationEligibility/Information
    NSERC-ARD LEVEL 1
    APPLIED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
    Up to $75,000Minimum $10,000 cash, Minimum $32,500 in-kindUp to 2 years
    • companies must operate from a Canadian base
     
    NSERC-ARD LEVEL 2
    APPLIED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
    $75,000 to $150,000At least equal to the amount requested, in cash and/or in kind—of which at least one half must be in cashUp 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 years50% cash – 50% in-kindMinimum 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-kind2 years
    • must have company and researchers in both provinces.
    • two level submission
     
    SSHRC-CCSIFUp 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 expected1 to 3 years
    • must be an eligible Canadian college, institute, polytechnic or CEGEP
     
    Large Projects
    Large Projects
    SourceTotal AmountMatching RequiredProject DurationEligibility/Information
    NSERC-IRCC
    INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH CHAIRS FOR COLLEGE
    Up to $1MEqual to the IRCC Grant in cash and/or in-kind5 years
    • must be multiple projects/companies which operate from a Canadian base
     
    NSERC-IE
    INNOVATION ENHANCEMENT
    Up to $2.3M to CollegeCash and in-kind contribution is expected5 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 projectEqual to the Grant in cash and/or in-kindUp 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 projectEqual to the Grant in cash and/or in-kindUp to 5 years
    • supporting large-scale, incremental, and transformative advanced manufacturing activities which will increase productivity
     
  • Funding Agencies

    Lambton College Research Innovation Fund (RIF)

    Lambton College Research Innovation Fund (RIF)

    Lambton College offers the Research Innovation Fund to full-time faculty and staff. A maximum of $10,000 per project per year and per faculty member is available up to a maximum of $40,000.

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    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

    The College & Community Innovation fund supports applied research and collaborations that facilitate commercialization, technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies. Research areas include, environmental science and technologies, natural resources and energy, health and related life sciences and technologies and information and communications technologies.

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    FedDev

    FedDev

    This initiative is a pilot initiative aimed at addressing the gap between research and commercialization in southern Ontario by encouraging collaboration between small and medium-sized enterprises and post-secondary institutions. The Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative aims to accelerate innovation and improve productivity and competitiveness for businesses in southern Ontario.

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    Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

    Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

    The College-Industry Innovation Fund stimulates competitive college-industry research and development partnerships that lead to business innovation. This program seeks to enhance the capacity of colleges to support innovation by providing state-of-the-art, industry-related research infrastructure to foster partnerships with the private sector in areas of strategic priority to the institution.

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    Ontario Research Fund (ORF)

    Ontario Research Fund (ORF)

    Provincial research funding available for a variety of areas and specialties.

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    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)

    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)

    CONII programs financial support for industry-driven, applied research and commercialization projects in partnership with its member colleges. Through their expertise in a diverse range of sectors, CONII and its member colleges can help companies achieve their goals by providing a variety of technical and business services.

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    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

    SSHRC is Canada's research funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

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    Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,700 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

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