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Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program | Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)


Up to $150,000 in support for research tools and instruments with a net cost between $7,001 and $250,000


Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants foster and enhance the discovery, innovation and training capability of university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering by supporting the purchase of research equipment.

Eligible Applicants

In addition to NSERC’s Eligibility Criteria for faculty, applicants and co-applicants must each currently hold or be applying for one of the following NSERC research grants at the time of application: Discovery Grant, Strategic Partnerships Grants, Collaborative Research and Development Grants, Canada Research Chairs, and/or Canada Excellence Research Chairs.

Eligible Expenses

  • Salaries of technical and professional research support staff employed to operate and maintain the facility, and provide assistance to users
  • Operation and maintenance of the facility
  • Materials, supplies and minor equipment essential to the operation and maintenance of the facility

Deadline Date

October 25, 2017


Contact Name: Research Tools & Instruments

Phone Number: 613-995-5829


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