R&D Project Hiring Grants
Receive up to $20,000 to $85,000 in Grant Funding.
The R&D Project Hiring Grants program offers business funding to host a post-secondary or post-graduate researcher towards a specific research project where they can apply their knowledge and tools. The program has two streams – a four month internship valued at $20,000 and a 12 month fellowship valued at $85,000. Companies may contribute their portion of the intern/fellow’s wages 50% as cash and 50% in-kind.
Two Streams: Internship Component provides up to $10,000 in grant funding towards post-secondary student or graduate internship for four months at 50% coverage; Fellowship Component provides up to $35,000 towards a PhD graduate or post-doctoral fellow for 12 months.
Interns must be a senior undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate; Fellows must hold a PhD in any discipline completed within the last five years. Industry partners must be for-profit within Ontario.
Internship/Fellowship costs towards up to two post-secondary or post-graduate researchers per application.
Deadline to Apply
Applications are accepted at any time, but capacity for program streams and varies throughout the year. Review typically takes 6 weeks.