Upcoming OCE VIP I Deadline


Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)


Voucher for Innovation and Productivity I (VIP I)

For More Information

OCE VIP I Website


Due to limited available funding, the VIP I program is near maximum capacity. Applications will only be accepted until Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 2 pm (see Deadlines section below for Internal Deadline).
Additionally, in order for applications to be considered, they must reach External Review status (i.e. have completed OCE Internal Review, Revisions (if required) and signature of the Funding Agreement by the institution and partner(s)) by Friday, November 9, 2 pm. No exceptions will be made for late applications. Funding decisions for applications that reach External Review status by the November 9 deadline will be determined by their ranking among the other submitted applications.

Special Notes

The Schedule D - Intellectual Property Term Sheet must be reviewed by the Office of Research Services and uploaded as part of a completed VIP I application package. The Schedule D will form a part of the OCE funding agreement if the application is approved for funding. Please note that the OCE Funding Agreement is standard and modifications will not be accommodated. 


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

Internal Deadline

Only researchers who have already started the VIPI application process with OCE and the Research Innovation Office (through Vanja Djukic or Gregor Lawson) will be able to submit their applications for institutional approval. 

These applicants must submit a complete application package, including the Schedule D (Intellectual Property Term Sheet) along with a signed OR-5 form to resserv@uoguelph.ca

Please note that the Office of Research cannot guarantee approval and submission by the External Deadline if the Schedule D is incomplete or the industry partner does not agree to the terms within the given timeframe. 

External Deadline

Applications that are approved by the Office of Research should be submitted by the applicants directly to OCE. 

For Questions, please contact

For more information on the VIP I program, please contact:

Angela Fong
Program Manager
(416) 861-1092 x 1071

OCE Application Support Team
(416) 861-1092 x2400

Office of Research

Amy Bossaer, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x58613

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