Major Proposal Development Grant Program


University of Guelph


Major Proposal Development Grant Program


This fund assists University of Guelph researchers in developing research grant proposals that have strong potential for attracting significant funding for submission to external funding agencies.


Eligible Applicants: Individuals or groups of faculty at the University of Guelph

Eligible Projects:

  • This fund supports faculty in all disciplines in the preparation of large-scale proposals that require the coordination of large research teams.
  • All proposals must align with the University of Guelph’s strategic research plan. Examples of large-scale funding opportunities include, but are not limited to, NSERC Alliance Grant, SSHRC Partnership Grants, New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) - Transformation.
  • Proposals approved to receive financial support under this program are to be submitted to the relevant external funding sponsor(s) within 12 months of the date that such financial support is approved.

Eligible Activities:

  • Travel for activities such as attendance at team meetings or for the purposes of establishing partnerships and interacting with program officers, etc.
  • Meeting expenses such as those related to the arrangement of in-person, WebEx or teleconference meetings of project team members, etc.
  • Personnel for activities such as grant facilitation, development and editing as well as administrative support, etc.

Funding Availability

Maximum $5,000 (provided there are matching funds from the applicant's college)

Project Duration

Funding must be used within 12 months of the date of the award.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit the final application package along with a complete and signed OR-5 form to the Office of Research Services at and Please be sure to clearly indicate the source of the matching funds.

The next grant proposal application deadline for this program is: Oct 31, 2019.

How to Apply

Consult the Major Proposal Development webpage.

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

Patricia Van Asten, Awards & Agreements Officer, Strategic Research Programs
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56927

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