The application period for RTIs is now closed as of February 2017. The next competition will begin late Fall 2018.
The Research Technicians Initiative (RTI) is a joint initiative between NBIF and the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labor (PETL). It provides applied researchers some of the funding they need to hire research technicians.
Funding is provided to a maximum of $75,000 per position created, primarily for salary and benefits. The funding must be spread over three years in the following manner: 65% in the first year, 50% in the second year, and 35% in the final year.
Matching funds can include direct contributions to the technician’s salary and benefits by the college or university, technician-related expenses covered by other funding sources, grants obtained by the technician, and in-kind contributions.
While applications from all disciplines of research are welcome, those research programs that demonstrate value-added relationships with the private sector and can demonstrate a potential for the commercialization of an innovation will have a competitive advantage. All applicants will need to articulate the economic impact of their research program on the Province of New Brunswick.
Researchers are strongly encouraged to register on the Research Services Portal http://research-services.nbif.ca/ well in advance of the application due date.