Research Infrastructure Support Program

The Research Infrastructure Support Program, similar to previous calls, will support units that require help with the purchase/repair of research equipment, modifications of infrastructure, etc. The OVPR will aim to leverage its financial support to provide maximum impact, so requests that identify multiple funding sources (PI grants; departmental funds; equipment grants; etc.) will be considered favourably. As in prior years, there is no funding envelope specifically earmarked for this endeavour, and thus, it is not a funding competition. 


  1. Brief description of your unit’s review and prioritization process.
  2. For each request:
    • A description of the research activities the equipment/infrastructure will support, and its usefulness/importance to the department(s);
    • A list of the PIs, including their academic rank, who would use the item/space
    • The total anticipated cost;
    • A list of committed and/or anticipated funding sources; and finally,
    • The requested commitment from the OVPR.
  3. Ranked list of no more than 3 requests for support.
  4. Submission deadline is Monday March 14th 2022
  5. Application form to be submitted to
  6. Only one request from each unit will be accepted.


2022 Recipients

Unit      Initiative     
All OVPR Core Facilities  Space booking system
Growth Facility Dishwasher/sterilizer unit
Imaging Facility Image analysis software
Geography, Geomatics, and Environment  Sampling and analysis systems
Chemical & Physical Sciences Spectropolarimeter system


*Please note that this year's competition has closed. A new call for applications will go out in early 2023.