The Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program provides funding to Ontario universities and colleges to encourage applied research in topics related to transportation infrastructure in Ontario. This program solicits research proposals from institutions to assist the Ministry in meeting our current and future challenges, and to encourage undergraduate and graduate research in transportation and infrastructure related engineering.

Opportunity

The HIIFP challenges Ontario’s academic community to contribute to transportation infrastructure solutions in a number of areas including traffic operations, intelligent transportation systems, engineering materials, investment planning, highway design, environmental, geomatics, bridges, construction and maintenance.

Eligibility

Eligible Research Topis

  • The HIIFP challenges Ontario’s academic community to contribute to transportation infrastructure solutions in a number of areas including traffic operations, intelligent transportation systems, engineering materials, investment planning, highway design, environmental, geomatics, bridges, construction and maintenance.

For more information, please see the guidelines.

Funding

  • Maximum amount: The total value of the awards is expected to be about $1,000,000 beginning April 1.  It is expected that approximately 28 projects will be funded.
  • Maximum duration: The ministry will consider projects that are multi-year, where funding is required each year.

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Deadlines

Full Application:
Internal Deadline for Review Please contact your Research Facilitator.
cuResearch Checklist Deadline March 17, 2017
Full application submission to sponsor March 24, 2017

Submissions will be accepted either in the format stated in the Guide (hard copy plus CD or USB) or alternatively, as attachments to an email in lieu of hard copy and CD or USB.

For E-Mail submissions:

  • The subject line of the email must state:  HIIFP submission Topic # (or Open Topic).
  • Files attached to the email must be named as follows:  Topic 2017-xx Principal Investigator Name.
  • If separate files are used for different documents, the document name should be included in the file name.
  • The maximum file size for incoming email is 10Mb.   If it is necessary to split a document into more than one file, or to send more than one email, add Part 1, Part 2, etc. to the file name or the subject line.

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.

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