Ontario Ministry of Transportation - 2015 Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program (HIIFP)


Ontario Ministry of Transportation


2015 Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program (HIIFP)

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Materials for Ontario Ministry of Transportation - 2015 Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program (HIIFP)

  • HIIFP 2015 Guidelines
  • HIIFP 2015 Attachment B - Application Form
  • HIIFP 2015 Attachment C - Research Proposal Summary
  • HIIFP 2015 Attachment D - Budget Summary
  • HIIFP 2015 Attachment E - Progress Report Template
  • HIIFP 2015 Attachment F - Technical Style Manual


The Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program provides funding to Ontario universities and colleges to encourage applied research in topics related to transportation infrastructure in Ontario. This program solicits research proposals from institutions to assist the Ministry in meeting our current and future challenges, and to encourage undergraduate and graduate research in transportation and infrastructure related engineering.

The HIIFP challenges Ontario's academic community to contribute to transportation infrastructure solutions in a number of areas including traffic operations, intelligent transportation systems, engineering materials, investment planning, highway design, environmental, geomatics, bridges, construction and maintenance.

The following areas of transportation and infrastructure engineering are included in this program:

  • Traffic Operations
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Engineering Materials
  • Highway Design
  • Investment Planning
  • Environmental
  • Geomatics
  • Bridges
  • Construction
  • Maintenance

Research needs statements have been developed that outline the background of the research need, the challenge or problem to be addressed and anticipated research deliverable.  Most of the challenge statements involve specific problems that will require innovation to solve.  Typically, the anticipated research deliverable includes a technical report (that follows the Technical Style Manual) and a presentation to a Ministry technical committee.

HIIFP is intended to support and encourage research into highway infrastructure.  The Ministry has identified a number of specific topics that offer an opportunity for learning, innovation, and results.  The Ministry will further support researchers with the opportunity for direct contact with Ministry specialists.


All Ontario Public Universities.

Funding Availability

The total value of the awards is expected to be about $1,000,000 beginning April 2015.  It is expected that approximately 28 projects will be funded.  the Ministry reserves the right not to provide any funds in its sole discretion and without any reasons.


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

Internal Deadline

Include a signed OR5 form with your proposal and submit it by email to resserv@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline
For Questions, please contact

Rakesh Shreewastav
Design and Contract Standards Office
Highway Standards Branch
Provincial Highways Management Division
Ministry of Transportation
T: (519) 873-4829
C: (416) 562-6034

Office of Research

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

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