Applied Research & Innovation supports faculty and staff members who want to engage in applied research activities by collaborating with industry and community partners to solve real problems.


The Cultivate Fund supports Humber employees engaged in original, externally-focused research and innovation by providing funding to employees exploring strategic research or innovation initiatives with an industry, community or academic partner. The Cultivate Fund application and review process is designed to be competitive, transparent, and equitable.


Applications are accepted year round, on an ongoing basis.  Applicants can expect to receive a funding decision within 15 business days after an application is submitted.


Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss their application ideas with their Dean or Associate Dean and an ARI staff member prior to starting an application.


For additional information about the Cultivate Fund, contact:

Crystal Williams

Program Manager

Applied Research & Innovation









Applied Research & Innovation supports faculty members with external grant applications. Listed below are the 2019-2020 deadlines for NSERC and SSHRC submissions.

For additional information about external funding opportunities, please contact:

Crystal Williams
Program Manager
Applied Research & Innovation



Internal and external researchers planning to conduct research involving the collection of data from Humber staff, faculty, students, or access to institutional data/resources, must obtain institutional approval (in addition to Humber Research Ethics Board (HREB) approval). It is recommended that you seek Institutional Approval after receiving HREB approval. HREB approval does not automatically constitute Institute Approval, and vice versa.

Institutional Approval is granted by the Office of the Senior Vice-President, Academic. Institutional approval may or may not be granted dependent on factors such as costs, resources required, effort, and risk. To request Institutional Approval, please download the form below and submit the completed form to Institutional Approval applications are reviewed on an on-going basis. The review process can take between 10-30 days. Please plan your research timelines accordingly.

For any questions regarding Institutional Approval, please contact




Did you know industry-driven applied research competitions and capstone projects can be integrated into curriculum?