Research Tools + Instruments Grant

The RTI Grants program supports university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering by funding research equipment, tools, and instruments.

If your RTI proposal includes co-applicants from other institutions, they must submit the NSERC RTI Confirmation of Co-Applicants from Other Institutions form. These forms confirm eligibility and participation and require the signature of institutional officials. Submit the forms early to avoid delays. 

Support for researchers 

Research Partner Network provides personalized support and expert guidance on how to apply for this grant and how to manage the funds should you be successful.

If you're interested in applying for this grant, please reach out to the designated Research Partner: 
Grant Kemp


Intended Recipients

Researchers looking to purchase new research equipment, tools, and/or instruments


Up to $150,000


One year

Additional Information

Visit the RTI Grant website


  • RAS Internal Review Deadline
  • Final Version Submission Deadline
  • NSERC Deadline
    • October 25, 2023 at 6:00 pm MDT

Supports and resources

Samples of Successful RTI Grant Applications

To access samples of successful applications from previous RTI Grant competitions, please complete the request form available.

Please be aware that the sample grants in our library represent applications submitted in recent years. As application requirements and formats are subject to ongoing changes, it is crucial to consult the latest information provided by NSERC to ensure your RTI application aligns with the current competition guidelines.

We kindly request that you refrain from duplicating or distributing any sample applications used for reference in developing your own grant proposal.

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