Research Assistantships Initiative (RAI)

This fund provides applied researchers with some of the funding they need to hire undergraduate and graduate student research assistants. Graduate Research Assistantships are awarded at $12,000 each. Undergraduate Research Assistantships are $6,000 each. RAI contributions can be used to top up other funding sources and can be allocated to one or more students. Funding is advanced to the college or university first, and then paid out to the student(s) in the form of a salary, fellowship or stipend. Ideally, all funds are to be used within one year, however, any unused funding is automatically extended for one additional year with our approval. Researchers may apply for more than one assistant within the same application.