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
    LAMBTON COLLEGE-RIF
    RESEARCH INNOVATION FUND
    Up to $10,000No specfic requirement12 months
      Stream 1 - Existing Model
      Applicant - one full-time or part-time staff or faculty
      Amount - up to $10,000
      Duration - one-year research project
      Stream 1 - New Model
      Applicants - two or more full or part-time faculty or staff
      Amount - up to $20,000 to conduct
      Duration - one-year research project
    Medium Projects
    Medium Projects
    SourceTotal AmountMatching RequiredProject DurationEligibility/Information
    NSERC-ARD LEVEL 1
    APPLIED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
    Up to $75,000Minimum $18,750 cash, Minimum $18,750 in-kindUp to 3 years
    • Companies must operate from a Canadian base
    • No deadline
    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 40% must be in cashUp to 3 years
    • Companies must operate from a Canadian base
    • No deadline
    OCE-VIP
    VOUCHER FOR INNOVATION & PRODUCTIVITY
    Up to 50% of total eligible project costs - from $20,000 to $150,00050% of total eligible project costs (i.e. minimum 1:1 match to OCI contribution) in cash; half of which must be spent at the post-secondary institutionMinimum 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
    SSHRC-CCSIFUp to $120,000 per year  No minimum, but cash and in-kind contribution is expected1 to 3 years 
    • Canadian colleges that meet one of the three federal granting agencies' requirements (NSERC, CIHR and/or SSHRC)
    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 Centre of Innovation (OCI)

    Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI)

    Funded by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade, OCI connects Ontario innovators with researchers, industry partners and funders needed to commercialize the next generation of made-in-Ontario intellectual property and solutions.

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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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