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Leveraging Funding Opportunities

Toronto Metropolitan University is well known for its approach to advancing innovation. We are home to some of the top researchers in Canada using collaborative approaches to solve practical problems in sectors crucial to the Canadian economy. There are several funding opportunities for our industry and community partners to take advantage of when collaborating with our researchers on projects.

Our industry liaison and research partnerships department (opens in new window)  can also advise you on the best opportunities for your needs. We invite you to contact us directly at

Below is a list of funding programs available.

Funding Program Benefit Industry Contribution

SSHRC Partnership Development (external link, opens in new window) 

$75,000 - $200,000

Cash or in-kind contribution,
no min.

1-3 years

SSHRC Partnership (external link, opens in new window) 

$500,000 - $2.5 million

Minimum in-kind contribution

4-7 years

MITACS Accelerate (external link, opens in new window) 



4-6 month internship

MITACS Elevate (external link, opens in new window) 



2 year postdoctoral

RIADI Internship Program (opens in new window) 

Administrative & research support

Project costs

500-1,000 hour

ADaPT (opens in new window) 

Identification of top talent &
funding support

Matching funds pending

3-4 month internship