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Funding Opportunities

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are driving growth in today’s economy, and governments are working to support innovation and growth in this sector. We have experience in applying for research grants – let us help you make the most of available funding opportunities.

How we can help

Industry contributions to a project (both cash and in-kind) can often be leveraged by applying to the right funding program. Athabasca University can guide or manage your grant writing and application process.

Funding opportunities are supported by a variety of federal and provincial initiatives including:

Leveraging, stacking and qualifying criteria of industry contributions are subject to the regulations of each specific funding program.

Tax incentives

The federal government’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program encourages Canadian businesses to do research and development (R&D) in Canada.

In many cases, you can get SR&ED tax credits for research projects your company is involved in, further leveraging your R&D dollars.

Updated March 14 2018 by Research

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