Applied Research Funding Opportunities

Applied Research Funding Opportunities

Applications can be found on mySaskPolytech or by contacting the office of applied research and innovation.

The deadline to submit a proposal for 2016/2017 funding opportunities is Thursday April 21, 2016.

Selection of SARP and SIF award recipients will be made by the Advancement of Applied Research Committee (AARC) comprised of Saskatchewan Polytechnic faculty members along with Saskatchewan Polytechnic director of applied research. Selection of ARRTS award recipients will be made by Saskatchewan Polytechnic Senior Vice President Academic (or designate), Associate Vice-President Research and Innovation and the director, Applied Research.

Seed Applied Research Program (SARP)

The SARP funding programs purpose is to encourage and support faculty members' interests in applied research (AR) and scholarly activities.

SARP grants are awarded in support of projects and scholarly activities which fall within the four identified Saskatchewan Polytechnic priority areas:

  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Health Education
  • Information Technology and Communications
  • Urban Development

Sustainability Initiative Fund (SIF)

Saskatchewan Polytechnic fosters applied research initiatives that create ecological awareness and/or promote social and economic responsibility.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, through the Office of Applied Research and Innovation, will provide funding support to selected projects that will contribute to bridging sustainable development challenges with practical and innovative solutions.

Applied Research Relief Time Stipend (ARRTS)

Saskatchewan Polytechnic encourages and supports applied research activities undertaken by Saskatchewan Polytechnic faculty by assisting them in building their research capacity through applied research. This includes collaborations with business and industry, other research institutions, agencies or community partners.

ARRTS funds are intended to partially release faculty from their teaching duties to concentrate on applied research projects. Awards will be made based on the quality of the applied research project, its capacity for innovation, its potential benefit to Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Saskatchewan economy, its potential to enhance student learning, and its capacity to overall improve program quality.