Opportunity

The Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence (ORF-RE) provides research institutions with funding to support the operational costs of major projects of strategic value to the province.

The fund provides up to one third of the total value of a project, with the remaining two thirds coming from a combination of private sector and institutional contributions.

Eligibility

Eligible institutions include:

  • universities
  • colleges
  • research hospitals
  • non-profit research institutions

Funding Available

ORF-RE Round 10 has two application funding tiers:

  • Tier 1. Open to all disciplines
    Funds projects from $200,000 to $1,000,000
  • Tier 2. Open to all disciplines
    Funds projects from $1,000,001 to $4,000,000

Useful Links

  • For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines, click here.

Deadlines

Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
cuResearch Approval Form September 13, 2019
Submission to Sponsor September 20, 2019

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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