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Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program
The RTI Grants Program provides the primary avenue for university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering to obtain up to $150,000 in support for research tools and instruments with a net cost between $7,001 and $250,000. For example, if the equipment costs $200K, one could submit an application to NSERC requesting $150K while sourcing the remaining $50K in matching funds.
Eligibility: Applicants and co-applicants must each currently hold or be applying for one of the following NSERC research grants at the time of RTI application: Discovery Grant, Discovery Development Grant, Strategic Partnerships Grants, Collaborative Research and Development Grants, Canada Research Chairs, or Canada Excellence Research Chairs.
NSERC is hosting webinars to assist the research community on How to complete a Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) application using the Research Portal and the NSERC Canadian Common CV (CCV)
In order to prepare, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the following documents:
- RTI program description which includes the Peer Review Manual and Frequently Asked Questions
- Instructions for Completing an RTI Application
Note - Pre-registration is not required to attend the webinars. The webinars have limited spaces. If you are unable to join, you can always connect to the teleconference and listen in while following the presentation which will be available on our website.
Considering the high attendance to our webinars, NSERC staff may not have time to respond to all individual questions during the session. Any additional questions should be directed to our support team at NSERC Discovery.
*SFU signature sheet due to ORS@sfu.ca and application in submit mode no later than 3 business days before agency deadline to ensure successful submission, as there will be a queue to submit applications to agency.
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