Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science
Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence, Round 9
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Program Guide and Slides from the informational session on the Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence
The Ontario Research Excellent Fund (ORF-RE) promotes research excellence of strategic value in Ontario by supporting new leading-edge, transformative, and internationally significant research. The ORF-RE focuses of scientific excellence and strong benefits to Ontarians.
ORF-RE Round 9 has three application streams.
- General (open to all disciplines)
- Disruptive technology in the clean technology sector
- Social sciences, arts and humanities
ORF-RE provides up to 1/3 of the total value of a project with the remaining 2/3 from a combination of private sector and institutional contributions.
Indirect costs are charged at 40% of the ORF-RE cash contribution and are included in the maximum support provided by the Ministry. Standard University policies apply to indirect charges on matching funds from partners.
- General stream: $1 million
- Clean technologies: $1 million
- Social sciences, arts and humanities: $200,000
- General stream: $4 million
- Clean technologies: $4 million
- Social sciences, arts and humanities: $1 million
The LOI and full application forms will be released by the Ministry by the end of March 2017. Please check the website for more information: https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-research-fund-research-excellence.
Faculty Information Session Monday, April 3, 2017: Ministry personnel and Office of Research staff will present on current program guidelines and answer questions for all interested faculty applicants.
- Details: University Centre Room 441, 10:30am-12:00pm;
- Contact: Ailsa Fullwood, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Notify your ADR that you plan to apply (mandatory).
Please submit a complete LOI and OR-5 form as approved by your ADR to email@example.com. NOIs that have not received advanced approval from your ADR will not be accepted.
The Office of Research will submit all approved NOIs to the Ministry.
Please submit your complete application package according to the Program Guide to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Research will submit all approved full application packages to the Ministry.