Research Facilitators are research development professionals with proficiency in a diversity of funding programs and experience in the strategic development of competitive proposals.

Faculty Research Facilitators offer:

Advisory services

  • One-on-one meetings to discuss research goals
  • Information sessions and workshops
  • Identification of funding and collaboration opportunities

Funding application development

  • Liaison with external agencies, partners, and university departments
  • Project development and scoping
  • Budget planning and development

Review and detailed assessment

  • Substantive feedback to strengthen funding applications
  • Administrative review
  • Budget verification

Institutional Research Facilitators offer:

Support to the Faculty Research Facilitator and researcher when they need it most, specifically in the development of institutional and major funding applications, and in priority research honours & distinctions including, but not limited to, those submitted to the:

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation (John Evans Leader Fund and Innovation Fund)
  • Canadian Foundations
  • Priority Research Honours and Distinctions
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Collaborative Research and Training Experience)
  • Ontario Research Fund (Research Infrastructure Fund, Early Researcher Award)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Partnership Grant)
  • Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (Canada Research Chairs)

For more information, consult the Life Cycle of a Research Grant.