Ontario has announced three funding programs to assist Ontario-based researchers. Funding will be available for up to 289 research projects across the province under the three programs.
Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, made the announcement today. “The Ontario Research Fund and the Early Researcher Awards help provide research institutions with modern facilities and equipment and enable researchers to expand their teams,” said Moridi. “Ontario’s research funding programs are an important way we support our province’s researchers as they make exciting and innovative discoveries.”
These programs intended to help researchers across the province build teams and cover the costs of research equipment and facilities, leading to new products and services, companies and jobs in fields like cleantech, health care, advanced manufacturing, and computer technology.
Ontario is investing in projects through three funding programs:
- Ontario Research Fund – Small Infrastructure program, which helps cover the costs of research equipment
- Ontario Research Fund – College-Industry Innovation program helps promotes college-industry partnerships by helping cover facilities costs
- Early Researcher Awards assists early career researchers to build their research teams.
Organizations eligible to apply for the programs include, universities and colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutes. The program provides up to 80 per cent of funding for eligible costs.
According to the province, investing in research and innovation one way that the government is planning to create economic fairness and opportunity during a period of rapid economic change.