Internal Funding Opportunities



Fanshawe College Research Innovation Fund (RIF)
RIF is a seed funding program designed to build researcher capacity at Fanshawe to conduct applied research. RIF is administered by the Centre for Applied Research, Innovation & University Partnerships (ARIUP).
RIF provides small, short-term grants for eligible projects, especially projects that may lead to funding applications to external agencies. In addition to involving employees, RIF also encourages grant holders to engage students in their projects and bring research findings back to the classroom via curriculum, workshops and other classroom activities. Innovation not only helps keep employees current in their fields, it can enrich and enhance the learning experiences of students and give them an edge in the job market.
The RIF program aligns with Fanshawe College's Strategic Research and Academic plans and reflects the College's Strategic Direction #3 to "engage in applied research and scholarly activity… through innovative research projects" and to:
·          Integrate research and education within the College and throughout the community;
·          Foster innovation through interdisciplinary and collaborative research with other institutions, businesses and government;
·          Build capacity for research and scholarly activity.
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with ARIUP prior to beginning work on RIF applications in order to determine if their project ideas align with the program mandate.
As of April 2010, RIF has adopted a new application process and revised guidelines to expedite the handling of funding requests and has developed a set of standardized project reporting forms. The new documents can be downloaded below.
Application-Related Documents
Project & Reporting Documents
To arrange a consultation or to obtain further information, please contact:
Ms. Leslie McIntosh
Senior Project Developer, ARIUP
K1024, London Campus
Telephone: (519) 452-4430, ext. 4734