MTCU 2015-16 Call for Proposals for the Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund


The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)


Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund (OHCRIF)


The purpose of OHCRIF is to support research and innovation projects that identify better ways to help people prepare for, return to or keep employment and become productive participants in the labour force. OHCRIF is funded through the Canada-Ontario Labour Market Development Agreement and is being used to improve knowledge in the areas of postsecondary education, labour market, and employment and training policy.

MTCU will accept proposals in the following research areas:

  • Skills and return on investment
  • Postsecondary education (PSE) and training policies
  • Labour market programs, policy and service delivery

OHCRIF will fund a mix of review projects (i.e. literature reviews and environmental scans) and original research projects.


 This is an open Call for Proposals that will provide funding for faculty and non-faculty researchers at postsecondary institutions, graduate students, and researchers affiliated with public and non-profit organizations or research firms.

Project Duration

OHCRIF will support short-term projects that must be completed before the end of the fiscal year on March 31, 2016.


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

Internal Deadline

Submit proposal and OR5 form to the Office of Research: resserv@uoguelph.  Note: Proposals being submitted by Non-Faculty will need a signed OR5 form filled out by the Faculty Advisor.

External Deadline

Application to be signed, scanned and submitted electronically.

How to Apply

Additional information on OHCRIF and the application process can be found in the following documents:

These documents can also be downloaded from the Employment Ontario Partners’ Gateway website at:

For Questions, please contact

Email by May 15, 2015. All questions and responses will be posted on the Employment Ontario Partners’ Gateway

Office of Research

Linda McCorkindale, Contracts Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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