Ministry of Transportation Ontario Road Safety Research Partnership Program 2019-20


Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO)


Road Safety Research Partnership Program (RSRPP)

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Program Guidelines


The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has announced a call for proposals as part of the 2019-2020 Road Safety Research Partnership Program (RSRPP). This program funds researchers in the broader public sector to conduct cutting-edge, road safety research that supports Ontario’s efforts to improve road safety.

For the 2019-2020 competition, proposals must involve one of the following five key priority areas:

1) distracted driving;

2) driver education, training, and evaluation;

3) impaired driving;

4) automated/connected vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems;

5) vulnerable road users.

The MTO will be funding up to 5 projects, each with a maximum value of $70,000 or $100,000 depending on the priority area addressed. All relevant documents for this funding opportunity are attached below, including additional information on the priority areas and detailed instructions on the application process.

Note: Those planning to submit an application need to notify MTO as soon as possible of their intent to apply and to indicate which of the five priority areas the submission will address. Send email to: and copy Kristin Gibson in ORS


  • Ontario hospitals, colleges, universities, and other public institutions are eligible for funding by the RSRPP. The principal investigator(s) must be a full- or part-time member of the faculty or an employee of the sponsoring institution.
  • Faculty carrying out behavioural and social research in road user safety in departments such as Economics, Engineering, Geography, Medicine, Rehabilitation, Psychology, and Sociology are encouraged to apply for funding under this program. 

Indirect Costs

Overhead costs may not exceed 15% of the total requested budget.

Project Duration

Maximum 2 years. 


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application, along with an OR-5 Form to

External Deadline

The complete application package is submitted by the applicant to MTO by December 4, 2019, 5:00 pm EST. An electronic copy of the application must be submitted to


For Questions, please contact

Inquiries related to the call:


Office of Research

Kristin Gibson, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x56257

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