Internal NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Competition

NSERC has just announced this year's competition for the RTI Grants Program. The RTI application system will continue to have each institution being assigned a quota of applications that they can submit to NSERC's national competition (October 25 deadline). For this year's competition, Lakehead University has been assigned a quota of four applications. 

Therefore, in preparation for the fall RTI competition, Lakehead University faculty members are invited to submit complete RTI grant application packages (main application completed in the NSERC Research Portal, along with CCVs of the applicant and co-applicants) no later than September 20, 2016 to Research Services. Applicants and co-applicants must each currently hold or be applying for an NSERC research grant (Discovery, Strategic Partnerships, Collaborative Research and Development, Canada Research Chairs, Canada Excellence Research Chair) at the time of application.

If more than four applications are received, all of the submissions will be appraised and ranked according to NSERC's RTI evaluation criteria by an equipment and infrastructure sub-committee of the SRC. Subject to final approval by the Vice-President Research, and Innovation, the FOUR applications receiving the highest ranking will be submitted to NSERC by the October 25, 2016 deadline.

Just a reminder that for successful Research Tools and Instrument Grants, Lakehead University will provide matching funds of 10% (up to $7,500) of the total cost of the equipment. This University contribution is to be included in a researcher’s budget calculations.

As well, please see for a list of upcoming webinars (June 14, July 7, and September 14) on how to submit an RTI grant.