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. 

Guidelines

  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 awards.ovprutm@utoronto.ca
  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.