Office of Partnerships and Innovation

Funding Eligibility

The table below lists funding-eligibility criteria for several popular industry-academic research programs.

Please contact the R&D Partnerships Development Unit for help finding your university collaborator or establishing a project and partnership.

  Industry Partner University Partner Examples
Leveraged First-Partnership Grants
  • Eligible Canadian company
  • First collaboration with University faculty member
  • Contributes in-kind to project
  • Faculty appointment
  • First collaboration with industry partner
Non-leveraged Research Agreements
  • Any entity with interest in engaging University researchers
  • Cash contribution to fund project 
  • Any University faculty member authorized to manage research
  • Research contract agreements
  • Corporate research grants
  • Other agreements
Leveraged Competitive Partnership Grants
  • Canadian company
  • Contributes in-kind to project
  • Faculty appointment
Leveraged Money-Matching Grants 
  • Canadian company 
  • Contributes cash to project
  • Contributes in-kind to project
  • Faculty appointment
Leveraged Money-Matching Industry R&D Internship Grants 
  • Canadian company or eligible non-profit
  • Contributes cash to internship
  • Graduate student enrollment and University supervisor