Telfer School of Management University of Ottawa

Partnership Support Research Grant

This grant is designed to support Telfer School faculty members with active research programs in their applications to large Tri-Agency partnership or team grants.

An applicant can request up to $5,000 per year for a maximum of three years, for a total of $15,000, to be used as a cash contribution towards their application to major Tri-Agency programs. Eligible programs include but are not limited to SSHRC Partnership and Partnership Development Grants, NSERC CREATE and Alliance grants, CIHR Teams grants, or other funding opportunities consisting of a minimum budget of 300,000$ and at least 1 industry partner.

Funds will only be released if the applicant is successful in the Tri-Agency competition.

The number of grants may vary from one financial year to another depending on the availability of funds. 



Holding multiple grants as investigator and co-investigator: A SMRG grant can be related to another grant or one that has been submitted for funding, however the projects cannot overlap. Each applicant is required to disclose all projects submitted for funding and currently held sources of funding. In the case of multiple grants, an applicant must justify how the requested funding is related to other grants and grant applications. Requests for support for overlapping research projects are not eligible for funding.

A request to extend the duration of funding beyond the original period needs to be made to the Telfer Research Office. If granted, an extension will only be granted for one additional year. A formal request must be made at least two months prior to the end of the grant period.

This grant is not intended for pedagogical uses.



The recipient must provide a short report at the end of the grant period. This report should clearly state what was accomplished (Partnership building; submission to FT50 or other top journals and/or knowledge mobilization and/or student training). If original goals were not achieved, an explanation of the reasons must be provided. Reported results of the grant will have a significant impact on future granting decisions.

Each publication or presentation supported by SMRG funding must explicitly acknowledge the support of the Telfer School of Management.


Evaluation Criteria

Quality and importance of the proposed partnership

Formal Partnership Information


Students and Training

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