Research Partnerships and Innovation

Research Partnerships & Innovation


NSERC funding available for science promotion activities

June 26, 2019

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is seeking applications to its PromoScience Grant. PromoScience supports activities and content designed for youth in elementary school and high school, their teachers, and activities that will encourage Indigenous undergraduate students to pursue graduate studies in natural sciences and engineering.

NSERC invites applications that promote the natural sciences and engineering to Canada’s young people, particularly to groups such as girls and Indigenous peoples that are under-represented in scientific and engineering careers.

The application deadline is September 15, 2019. For more information and to apply, please visit their website.

Funding opportunity from Natural Resources Canada

May 31, 2019

A new funding opportunity from Natural Resources Canada is now available for Canadian entrepreneurs and private companies working in the fields of manufacturing, electricity, transportation, and buildings. An investment of up to $30 million through a new initiative called Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada (BESC) will foster cutting-edge companies to deliver clean energy innovations to the market.

Launched under a new stream of NRCan’s Energy Innovation Program, in partnership with Breakthrough Energy, BESC is a first-of-its-kind public–private initiative aimed at accelerating the development of clean energy technologies with the potential for substantial pollution reductions globally.

To find out if you could be eligible and to learn more about BESC, please visit their website.

Apply for funding under the Research and Workplace Innovation Program from WCB

March 7, 2019

Please note this opportunity from the Workers Compensation Board (WCB):

“Working with its partners, the WCB promotes safe and healthy workplaces, facilitates recovery and return to work, provides compassionate and supportive compensation services for workers and employers, and ensures responsible financial stewardship.  As part of this commitment, the WCB has created the Research and Workplace Innovation Program (RWIP) to promote and fund scientific research, workplace innovation, training and education projects and knowledge transfer related to prevention of occupational injuries, diseases and return to work of injured or ill workers.

RWIP Projects are funded under three streams:

  • Scientific Research
  • Training and Education
  • Workplace Innovation

Generally, each project would be up to two years in duration and funded up to a maximum of $100,000 each year. A total of $1 million is available to fund qualified projects.”

For more information and to apply, please visit

Reach for the STAR: Strategic Transformation & Applied Research internal funding program

March 1, 2019

The Strategic Transformation & Applied Research (STAR) fund is a new internal funding program at Red River College. An evolution from previous internal funding (PIF and CARD), the new fund aims to support a broad range of activities at the College with emphasis on interdisciplinary and multi-department projects.

Proposals must clearly demonstrate innovation, must be unique and/or have elements of strategic transformation.

There are three main categories for applications:

  1. Academic Innovation
  2. Applied Research
  3. College-wide Improvements

To learn more about the categories, as well as the application process and timeline, please visit the website or contact Jojo Delos Reyes at jdelosreyes@RRC.CA.

Please note: deadline has been extended to April 5, 2019.

Applications now open for CIRA’s Community Investment Program

February 1, 2019

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has opened up applications for the next round of the Community Investment Program.

The application period is open until 2:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Grants are open to researchers at universities and colleges working on projects that contribute to building a better online Canada, as well as to non-profits and registered charities. Grants are available up to $100,000, with one grant available up to $250,000.

This year, CIRA is focused on the following key funding areas:

  • Infrastructure: Developing connectivity services for regional, rural, remote and/or underserved communities
  • Access: Providing individuals and communities with the ability to connect to the internet
  • Digital Literacy: Enhancing Canadians’ knowledge and skills to use the internet effectively and safely
  • Engagement: Research and knowledge-sharing activities that broaden public understanding and participation in Internet policy development and governance and cybersecurity
  • Services: Building online apps and platforms that address social, economic and/or environmental needs

Visit the CIRA website for more information!

Funding opportunity available to teach or conduct research in Latin America and the Caribbean

December 18, 2018

Application for the Faculty Mobility Program is now open for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Available through the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP), the Faculty Mobility Program provides Canadian faculty from post-secondary institutions with short-term opportunities to teach or conduct research in eligible countries (CARICOM countries, Central America, Latin America, Mexico). It is available through the Government of Canada International Scholarships program.

The program aims to increase the number of institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between Canadian and foreign institutions eligible under ELAP. These agreements are created between colleges, technical or vocational institutions and universities in Canada, Latin Americas and the Caribbean.

The deadline to apply is February 19, 2019. Please visit the Faculty Mobility Program website for more information.

Did You Know? We’ve Used Bio-Fuel to Reduce College Waste

March 20, 2018

With the April 4 College Applied Research Development Fund (CARD) application deadline fast approaching, here is the third installment of our “Did You Know” series to highlight some of the projects made possible with CARD support.
Mike Myrowich initiated a CARD-funded bio-fuel project in 2010 for the purpose of reducing waste produced by the College.
The project converted hundreds of litres of cooking oil into a useable fuel source regularly. Read More →

Did you know? CARD funding helped produce Journey North

March 5, 2018

With the April 4 College Applied Research Development Fund (CARD) application deadline fast approaching, we are happy to launch this “Did You Know” series to highlight some of the projects made possible with CARD support.
In collaboration with Red River College Faculty of Nursing and Health Canada, eTV produced Journey North: A Virtual Nursing Experience, which was made with CARD support. Read More →

New Federal Green Infrastructure Funding Available

February 2, 2018

Natural Resources Canada have launched three new programs and are now accepting proposals. 
Smart Grid Program
The Smart Grid Programs request for proposals is now open. To receive the Applicant Guide and Proposal Template, please visit the NRC website HERE.
Before you begin the process, please check the section on program eligibility in the Guide. The deadline to submit your proposal is March 4, 2018 at 23:59 EST.
Energy Efficient Buildings Research, Development and Demonstration
The Energy Efficient Buildings RD&D program aims to increase energy efficiency and address climate change by improving how our homes and buildings are designed, renovated, and constructed.
To receive the EOI Applicant Guide and Proposal Template, please visit the NRC website HERE.
Emerging Renewable Power Program
The Emerging Renewable Power Program (ERPP) was launched this January, 2018. The Program provides up to $200 million to expand the portfolio of commercially viable renewable energy sources available to provinces and territories as they work to reduce GHG emissions from their electricity sectors.
The program will provide up front support for renewable power projects using technologies that have not yet been commercially established in Canada at the utility scale, such as geothermal, tidal, and offshore wind.
Until February 11, ERPP is accepting expression of interest submissions. Visit the program website for more information HERE.
News Release HERE.
If you have specific questions about this program contact ERPP: