Changes to the Atlantic Innovation Fund

Jan 16th, 2015

Krista Davidson

Changes to the Atlantic Innovation Fund

Memorial researchers wishing to apply for the Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) should contact Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS) prior to drafting a proposal.

The fund, which is made available by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), has recently undergone changes and interested researchers may now apply at any time.

The changes reflect a more streamlined approach with year-round intake, designed to improve funding flexibility and improve access for smaller scale projects.

RGCS serves as the primary point of contact in the AIF application process. Researchers are asked to make their intentions to apply known to RCGS well in advance through a Project Concept Template (PCT), which should be drafted prior to beginning the AIF application process. For more information on RGCS, go to

    For more information, contact:

    Joy Carew, Manager, Institutional Research Programs, (709) 864-6891

    Marc Kielley, Manager, Major Research Partnerships, (709) 864-2095


    About the Atlantic Innovation Fund

     The AIF provides businesses, universities, colleges and research institutions with funding to develop and innovative, new, and in-demand products and services to the marketplace, as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to increasing business productivity, growth and competitiveness.


    For more information about the AIF or ACOA, click here.




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