Telfer School of Management University of Ottawa

Research Grant

This grant is designed to support Telfer School faculty with active research programs.  Its goal is to provide financial support for a research that will result in:

An applicant can request up to $12,000 for a research project lasting up to two years. Knowing that availability to time to conduct research is one of the factors impacting research productivity, and applicant can also request for Research Protected Time (RPT) that is equivalent of one 3 credits course release. Total number of the RPTs available in a given year is subject to Telfer School Dean’s approval.

Each successful applicant that meet the eligibility criteria of the University of Ottawa Research Development Grant  or the Interdisciplinary Research Group Funding Opportunity is strongly encouraged to submit their proposal before the release of the SMRG Research Grant. Once the Research Office receives a confirmation of such an application, the fund is made available.


A principal investigator is eligible to be the recipient of only one Research Grant in a given academic year.

Holding multiple grants as investigator a co-investigator: Each applicant is required to disclose all currently held sources of funding, including the amounts and research projects for which they were awarded. In case of multiple grants an applicant has to justify how requested funding is related to currently hold grants. Requests for support of the overlapping research projects are not eligible for funding.

A request to extend the duration of funding beyond original period needs to be made to the Telfer School Research Facilitator and if granted, the extension will not exceed another full calendar 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.


Awardee has to provide a short report at the end of the grant period. This report should clearly state what was accomplished (submission to tri-council and/or to the FT50 or other top journal), and in case when original goals were not achieved, explanation of the reasons has to be provided. Reported results of the grant will have significant impact on future grating decisions.

Each publication or presentation having been made possible through funding from the SMRG program has to explicitly acknowledge the support of the Telfer School of Management.

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