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Leveraging Funding Opportunities

Ryerson is well-known for its approach to advancing innovation. We are home to some of the top researchers in Canada using collaborative approaches to solve practical problems in sectors crucial to the Canadian economy. There are several funding opportunities for our industry and community partners to take advantage of when collaborating with Ryerson researchers on projects.

Our industry liaison and research partnerships department can also advise you on the best opportunities for your needs. We invite you to contact us directly at

Below is a list of funding programs available.

Funding Program Benefit Industry Contribution

SSHRC Partnership Development, external link

$75,000 - $200,000

Cash or in-kind contribution,
no min.

1-3 years

SSHRC Partnership, external link

$500,000 - $2.5 million

Minimum in-kind contribution

4-7 years

MITACS Accelerate, external link



4-6 month internship

MITACS Elevate, external link



2 year postdoctoral

RIADI Internship Program

Administrative & research support

Project costs

500-1,000 hour


Identification of top talent &
funding support

Matching funds pending

3-4 month internship

Partnership for Change: The RBC Immigrant, Diversity and Inclusion Project


Research projects and internships with partners providing matching funding or other cash contributions towards the proposed activities are given preference.

1 year