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Research and Innovation

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.

Below is a list of funding programs available.

We invite you to contact us directly at


NSERC Engage

Up to $25,000

Minimum in-kind contribution

Up to 6 months

NSERC Engage Plus

Up to $12,500

1:1 cash contribution, min. 50% cash

6 months

NSERC Collaborative Research &

1:1 match to industry contributions
min. $10,000, no max.

Min. 50% cash contribution, equal
or greater than NSERC contribution

1-5 years

SSHRC Partnership Development

$75,000 - $200,000

Cash or in-kind contribution,
no min.

1-3 years

SSHRC Partnership

$500,000 - $2.5 million

Minimum in-kind contribution

4-7 years

OCE Voucher for Innovation & Productivity (VIP)

Up to $20,000

1:1 cash and in-kind contribution,
min. 25% cash

Up to 1 year

OCE Voucher for Innovation &
Productivity II (VIP II)

Up to $150,000

1:1 cash and in-kind contribution,
min. 50% cash

Up to 2 years

MITACS Accelerate



4-6 month internship

MITACS Elevate



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

OCE TalentEdge Internship


$5,000 cash and $5,000 in-kind

4-5 month internship

OCE TalentEdge Fellowship


$25,000 cash/year and
$25,000 in-kind/year

1-2 year postdoctoral

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

Faculty Experts

Ryerson offers its partners expertise and access to world-class expertise and facilities.