Funding Request

The Office of the Dean provides funding for research support up to $750.00 per student enrolled in a half-credit course and up to $1500.00 per student enrolled in a full-credit course.

Eligible research expenses may include:


1 The Office of the Dean is not liable for any vehicle damage caused by students, research assistants, and/or supervisors.

The current University of Toronto rate for vehicle mileage is $0.54 per kilometer. For additional travel reimbursement guidelines, visit the Financial Service website.

2 Hardware and software requests will be reviewed in consultation with I&ITS.

*Student travel expenses do not include student travel to conferences.  Expenses for student travel to conferences should be discussed separately with your Department and not applied to your ROP Funding Request.

ROP Sustainability Initiative

In collaboration with Information & Instructional Technology Services (I&ITS), the Office of the Dean would like to re-introduce the ROP Sustainability Initiative. This Initiative offers support for supervisors who require computers, laptops, software licensing, and hardware to conduct their ROP projects. It has been created to ensure the sustainability of resources while efficiently meeting the needs of ROP projects. Supervisors who request computer hardware or software in their funding proposals will be contacted by I&ITS to review their project needs and ensure that course-specific requirements are met. Participation in the ROP Sustainability Initiative is optional but strongly encouraged.

The following is an overview of key services being offered by I&ITS in support of research at UTM:

File storage
I&ITS offers two options for research file storage: fast speed, high-performance server, and standard speed, typical enterprise-grade storage. Further information can be found here

Information storage
There are a variety of options for collaboration and information sharing, some being offered through the University’s Office 365 subscription and some offered directly by I&ITS. Further information can be found here.

There is a variety of research orientated software that is offered and maintained by I&ITS. They can generally be accessed via our Citrix XenApp infrastructure. Common examples would be Matlab, SPSS, and Stata.

Research computing
Support services include high-performance computing and computers connected to research instruments and special equipment. Also, I&ITS provides consulting services.

To apply for the ROP research funds, please log onto the ROPAPP and select the Funding option under Actions in your project proposal(s).

Include the following information in your funding proposal:

  1. A budget for the funding.
  2. A brief description of the purpose for the allotted funds and its significance to your project.
  3. How these funds will benefit the student research experience in your course.

Funding will only be allocated to an approved project if there is a registered student in the ROP course.

The deadline for 2020-21 ROP funding submissions is Monday, February 03, 2020.