NSERC - Subatomic Physics Research Tools & Instruments Grants Program




Subatomic Physics Research Tools & Instruments Grants Program

For More Information

Research Portal 
Program Information
Canadian Common CV


The Subatomic Physics Research Tools and Instruments (SAP-RTI) grants foster and enhance the discovery, innovation and training capability of researchers in the field of subatomic physics by supporting the purchase of research equipment and installations.  SAP-RTI grants are awards that assist buying or developing research equipment that costs more than $7,000.

SAP-RTI grants are divided into three categories, according to the total net cost of the equipment, i.e., excluding taxes, shipping and handling. These categories are:

Category 1: $7,001 to $150,000;

Category 2: $150,001 to $325,000; and

Category 3: more than $325,000

Applications to SAP-RTI Program are not subject to a quota.


Please refer to NSERC’s overall eligibility criteria for more information. Applicants that have submitted an NOI on or before August 3, 2015 by 8:00 pm (Categories 2 & 3 only) are eligible to apply.  There is no NOI stage for Category 1.

Applicants must:

  • Hold a minimum three-year appointment (fulltime, contract or adjunct) in an academic position with a firm offer in writing at the time of application.  
  • Hold or have applied for (submitted) a Discovery, Strategic (Networks and projects), CRD, or NSERC-funded Canada Research Chair funding.

Maximum Project Value

See Category 1, 2, 3 above. If requested, NSERC will pay all of the applicable taxes, as well as all the shipping and handling expenses.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

1 to 3 years; Category 1 are one-year awards. In exceptional cases, multi-year requests will be accepted. Categories 2 and 3 are typically three years, but if exceptions are made to the duration, NSERC asks applicants to contact them. 

For Questions, please contact

Jamie Cousineau
Program Officer | Administratrice de programme
Research Grants - Subatomic Physics

Office of Research

Annette Clarke, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56927

Alert Classifications
Funding Opportunities and Sponsor News

Health and Life Sciences
Information and Communications Technology
Physical Sciences and Engineering