Telfer School of Management University of Ottawa

Research Grant

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

An applicant can request up to $15,000 for a research project lasting up to two years.

Each successful applicant that meet’s RMS eligibility criteria is required to submit his or her research proposal again to the University of Ottawa Research Development Grant or the Interdisciplinary Research Group Funding Opportunity before release of the SMRG Research Grant. Once the Research Office receives a confirmation of such an application, the fund are made available.

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



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

Holding multiple grants as investigator and co-investigator: A SMRG grant can be related to a held 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, including the amounts and descriptions of the research projects. 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 of 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 Research Office. If granted, each extension will not exceed another full calendar year and a maximum of 2 extensions can be requested. A formal request must be made at least two months prior to the end of the grant period.

Please note – It is advisable to follow Tri-Agency standards when preparing your applications.  Failure to do so may result in rejection of applications.

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 (Tri-Agency applications and/or submission to FT50 or other top journals). If original goals were not achieved, an explanation of the reasons must be provided. Reported grant results will have significant impact on future granting decisions for the applicant.

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 research idea


Budget and budget justification


Research Assistants and Training

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