2015 Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services - Developmental Services Research Grant Competition


Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services


Developmental Services Research Grant Competition


The Developmental Services (DS) Research Grant Fund was created in 2012 to support research and innovative initiatives for the DS sector.  A competitive call for proposals was used to select six projects for funding.  This is the second call for research proposals on three particular topics.

  • Funding approaches and practices.
  • Service Models for complex needs clients.
  • Employment.

More detail is available in the Call for Proposals and Application Forms documents.


Applicants may be researchers from academic or community based institutions.  Collaborative research projects between community and academic partners are encouraged.

Funding Availability

The fund will support a maximum of $400,000 across all funded projects.  Projects are eligible for varying amounts of funding based on the complexity of the project, the number of research questions identified, the duration of the project and the type of research.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

May be either short term - less than one year, or larger projects - up to two years.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your proposal and signed OR5 form to research.services@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

Submitted electronically.  Late proposals will not be accepted.

For Questions, please contact

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

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