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Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Are you a professor or staff member interested in pursuing research funding? Please get in touch! Contacting the Sheridan Research Office early will allow us to plan time to support your application, and help you identify relevant external funding opportunities.  

For more information and assistance on the submission process, including completing an internal Expression of Interest (EOI) Form, please contact the Sheridan Research Office.


New Call for Applications

The Law Foundation of Ontario 


Other Funding Opportunities

Government of Ontario


External Grants


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Connect Level 1 Connect Grants provide support for travel, accommodation, meals and meeting costs within Canada to college researchers and research administrators for outreach aimed at forming new partnerships with Canadian companies.

Level 2 Connect Grants provide support for: 1) research planning and networking activities within Canada to develop new college–industry partnerships; 2) activities or promotional tools to encourage new partnerships supported by CCI Program grants.


 No Deadline Connect Grant Summary
Science Communication Skills (pilot)

Provide science communication skills training to students and faculty in STEM disciplines.


May 15 Science Communication Skills Grant Summary



Support short-term research and development projects that address a company/industrial association/public utility/government-owned organization-specific problem and are expected to result in economic benefits. 


No Deadline Engage Grant Summary
College and Community Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF)

Support college social innovation research projects in partnership with local community organizations, leading to solutions that address a Canadian community need.


Closed CCSIF Grant Summary

Applied Research and Development (ARD)


Support one-to three-year projects at any point in the research and development (R&D) spectrum.


No Deadline ARD Grant Summary

Applied Research Tools and Instruments (ARTI)

Support the purchase of research equipment and installations to foster and enhance the capacity of colleges to undertake applied research, innovation and training in collaboration with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).



ARTI Grant Summary

Innovation Links (IL)

Support college-university collaborations working with the business sector to realize
successful commercialization.


No Deadline IL Grant Summary

Innovation Enhancement (IE)

Increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).


On Hold

IE Grant Summary

Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC)

Support applied research leaders and their development of business-focused applied research programs at colleges.



IRCC Grant Summary

Technology Access Centres (TAC)

Provide funding for core operations of centres established by colleges to address the applied research and innovation needs of local companies.



TAC Grant Summary



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Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP)

Help companies develop, implement and commercialize technical innovations by supporting partnerships between Ontario's industry and publicly funded post-secondary institutions.


No Deadline

VIP Grant Summary



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Support college-industry R&D collaborations through research-based four-month student internships.


No Deadline

Accelerate Grant Summary