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NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grants (RTI)

Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants foster and enhance the discovery, innovation and training capability of university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering by supporting the purchase of research equipment and installations.

RTI Grants are one-year awards that assist buying or developing research equipment that costs more than $7,000.  In exceptional cases, multiple-year requests will be accepted.  The onus is on the applicant to clearly explain the rationale.  While the RTI Grants Program provides the primary avenue through which to obtain support for tools and instruments costing more than $7,000, equipment of any value can be purchased using a Discovery Grant.

RTI grants are divided into three categories, according to the total net cost of the equipment, i.e., excluding taxes, shipping and handling. These categories are:

Full details for the NSERC RTI Program

Resources:

Research Accounting - Quotation Template/ Costing Sheet

Application:

Category 1

RD&S Internal Deadline: October 21, 2013

Sponsor's Deadline: October 25, 2013

Categories 2 and 3 (Please note Subatomic Physics is using the new Research Portal for 2013)

RD&S Internal Deadline: October 21, 2013

Sponsor's Deadline: October 25, 2013

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PROGRAM CONTACT:

Research Office

researchoffice@uwo.ca