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The role of the Institute Research Funds (IRF) is to allow BCIT employees to pursue research initiatives that are not able to obtain funding from other sources or allow researchers to leverage institute funds to obtain research funding from external agencies and partners that they would otherwise be unable to access.

How do I apply?

There are 3 levels of Institute Research Funds:

  • Phase 0: to pay students to perform “proof of concept” research on new ideas that could turn into research programs for faculty or staff.
  • Phase 1: to fund research applications that will require partial release time from duties for the principal investigator, or to fund the preparation of applications for external grants.
  • Phase 2: to foster the development of world class researchers capable of making a credible application for Canada Research Chair or other external funding of similar caliber.

Instructions, application forms, and deadline dates are below.

Applications are sent to the Chair of your School Research Committee:

and brought forward by the School Research Committees to the Institute Research Committee for approval.

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