Research Tools + Instruments Grant

Key Aspects

Intended Recipients

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


Up to $150,000


One year

Who can help me?

For more information about this grant, please visit Research Partner Network website for more details or contact:

Chris Kazala


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


The RTI Grants program supports university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) 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 Other Institutions form (1 form per institution). These forms confirm eligibility and participation and require the signature of institutional officials. Submit the forms early to avoid delays. 

Research Tools and Instruments grants website

For detailed information and application procedures, visit the RTI Grant homepage or contact the U of A Research Partner. Notify the Research Partner if you choose not to submit your initiated RTI application.

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The subatomic physics field has its own RTI Grants program, please visit their website for more information.

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Research Development Supports Available for this Competition

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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