Research Innovation Fund (RIF)

Fanshawe College Research Innovation Fund (RIF)

RIF is an internal seed funding program designed to build capacity at Fanshawe to conduct applied research. RIF is administered by the Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI). RIF provides small, short-term grants to Fanshawe employees for eligible applied research and inovation projects, particularily those leading to external research funding applications. In addition to involving employees, RIF also encourages grant holders to engage students in projects and bring 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.

Proposal Development Process

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with CRI prior to beginning work on RIF applications in order to determine if their project ideas align with the program mandate. Decisions on funding can take from several weeks to a month, so applicants should keep that in mind when choosing start dates for their project proposals.


To arrange a consultation or to obtain further information, please contact:
S. Leslie McIntosh, Research Facilitator
Room T3010, London Campus
Email: or
Telephone: (519) 452-4430, ext. 4734

The current RIF application form is available by request from CRI at or