Engineering Research Services


Advancing Research in Engineering

Office of the Vice Dean – Research, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

The Engineering Research Office provides services to faculty, academic administration, industry and government, as well as advocacy and communications services.

We strive to make all aspects of your research go smoothly.

Let us help you identify funding sources, find industry partners, assist with submissions and proposals, and interface with central University of Toronto research services via the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation on your behalf.

Self-serve Resources and Information

Funding opportunities and online applications are available from the Vice-President, Research and Innovation website, along with additional information about applying for funding. You will find both searchable U of T Research Funding Opportunities, as well as the Pivot Funding Opportunities Database (formerly the Community of Science database).

Research Alerts can be delivered right to your inbox. Have your UTORid ready to sign up for customized alerts keeping you informed of new research opportunities in your self-specified areas of interest. Visit the Research Alerts website for details.

Important University of Toronto policies and forms are available online, including intellectual property (IP) information. Please see Policies, Guidelines and Procedures and Forms and Templates for details, including information about ethics approvals.

My Research Online (MROL) is a service open to all principal investigators and co-investigators with awards administered by the University of Toronto. Administrative support staff may also use this service to view PI accounts. Researchers can view the status of their research applications, ethical reviews, or Research Funds administered by the University. Please visit My Research Online to login.

If you require MROL access assistance please contact your business officer. Users already having SAP user accounts (e.g., business officers) can have their access updated to allow access to MROL.

Canadian and Ontario Government Funding Agencies and Programs

Investigate if a tri-council federal funding agency might be right for you and your research.

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) strives to build our nation’s capacity to undertake world-class research and technology development to benefit Canadians.
Canada Foundation for Innovation website

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

CIHR is Canada’s primary federal agency for health research. NOTE: All new applicants must register to ResearchNet and obtain a CIHR PIN before applying.
CIHR website | All U of T listed CIHR funding opportunities

Ministry of Research and Innovation

The Ministry of Research and Innovation supports world-class research, commercialization and innovation taking place across Ontario through a range of programs and services like the Ontario Research Fund, Innovation Demonstration Fund and Ontario Venture Capital Fund.
Ministry of Research and Innovation website


Mitacs is a Canadain not-for-profit funding agency dedicated to catalyzing industry-academic collaboration. Mitacs funding programs provide support for research costs, as well as the graduate student and post-doctoral researchers who can engage in research both on campus, and in the field with industry.
MITACS website

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

NSERC is Canada’s primary federal agency for research in science and engineering.
NSERC website | All U of T listed NSERC funding opportunities

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)

OCE works with U of T and other Ontario institutions to drive industry-academic collaboration, emphasizing commercialization, technology transfer, and economic growth. OCE’s funding programs leverage industry investment to maximize industry-academic partnerships.
OCE website

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is Canada’s primary federal agency for social science and humanities research.
SSHRC website | All U of T listed SSHRC funding opportunities

We Can Help

We invite you to open a conversation with us about your research. Whether you need planning help, submission assistance or troubleshooting, promotion or commercialization services, or would like to be a part of our workshops and leadership initiatives we would love to hear from you.

Office: 44 St. George Street
Tel: 416-946-3038
Fax: 416-978-4859