Shared Facility Director Information

Shared Facility Request for Funding

Spring Proposals

Deadline: March 6, 2020 at 4 p.m.
Award Period: All awards will begin July 1. The award duration is 12 months.

Program Description

Shared facilities are eligible to apply for funds to cover costs associated with research facilities, like replacing and maintaining equipment. To be eligible to request funding, the Shared Facility must be approved prior to November 1 in order to apply for funding the following March.

Prior to requesting funds a safety inspection is required, which includes a review of physical facilities and equipment as well as safety requirements in the facility policies and procedures (conducted by the Research Integrity Office). 

How to Apply and Submission Requirements

Shared Facility Directors requesting funding should include the following in their proposal:

  • Shared Facility checklist
  • What is being requested
  • How it fits into the Shared Facility
  • Expected outcomes
  • Budget
  • Budget justification
  • Link to the Safety Inspection Report

Note - Directors need to prioritize items in the request

If submitting a health-oriented Shared Facility proposal, please review the Portage Health Foundation Research Awards for more information.

Please submit electronically, as one pdf, to

Annual Requirements and Reauthorization

After one year of operations, a July 1 annual report is due (one of five annual reports). An annual report updating facility staffing, policies, and procedures; updating of the facility equipment listed on TechFinder; and an annual safety inspection by RIO are required for continued authorization.

At the end of the five-year authorization period, a major review consisting of an assessment of a fifth-year annual update report, a presentation (use the provided template: five year renewal presentation), a description of facility use over the previous five years, and a description of facility financial position will be required for a five-year reauthorization. Use fees will continue to be reviewed as they are now.

Please submit electronically to

Note - Annual reports and requests for funding should be separate documents