Ministry of Transportation's 2018-19 Highway Infrastructure Innovations Funding Program


​Ontario Ministry of Transportation

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Materials for the Ministry of Transportation's 2018-19 Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program

  • Program Guide
  • Application Form
  • Research Proposal Summary
  • Budget Summary
  • Progress Report Template
  • Technical Style Manual


The Ontario Ministry of Transportation's 2018-19 Highway Infrastructure Innovations Funding Program (HIIFP) invites all of Ontario colleges and universities to submit research proposals in topics related to highway infrastructure engineering, and to interactions of infrastructure with road safety, policy and planning, investment decisions, and environmental sustainability.

Detailed information about the terms of reference, topics and application procedures are attached in the HIIFP 2018 Program Guidelines. Topics of special interest to the Ministry are listed in the Program Guide, but applications will be considered for any topic related to highway infrastructure management.


All public universities and colleges in Ontario are eligible for funding under the HIIFP.  The Principle Researcher must be a member of the faculty (full or part-time) at the sponsoring institution. 

Funding Availability

The award value is subject to budget approval and the Ministry may have to delay any award until the HIIFP budget has been approved. The total value of awards is expected to be about $1,500,000, including approximately thirty new projects in addition to ongoing projects.  

Indirect Costs



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

Internal Deadline

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

External Deadline

Completed applications with a cover letter and all supporting documentation must be submitted as attachments and emailed to the HIIFP inbox  

For Questions, please contact
Max Perchanok
Coordinator for Innovation and Sustainability
Provincial Highways Management Division
Ontario Ministry of Transportation
(416) 235-4680  (905) 704-3998

Office of Research

Kristin Zimmermann, Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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