Incremental Project Grant

The Incremental Project Grants (IPG) funding opportunity is a stream of the Tri-Agency Research Support Fund (RSF). Similar to the RSF grant, it provides support for the indirect costs of research, but for designated projects that support certain key strategic priorities.

The IPG provides eligible institutions with additional support for projects that focus on a set of priorities that cut across the RSF’s five existing categories of eligible expenses. The initial four IPG priority areas are:

  • innovation and commercialization activities;
  • facilities renewal, including deferred maintenance;
  • information resources, including digital resources, open access and databases; and
  • equity, diversity and faculty renewal (in the context of equity, diversity and inclusion).

In 2021/22, Waterloo received an allocation of $1,965,896. This allocation is divided across the following categories to support Waterloo’s research objectives:

Final IPG Pie Chart

Performance objectives

Incremental Project Grant 2020/2021

Pie Chart of 2020/21 IPG


Pie Chart of 2019/2020


 Actual expenditures 18-19 $1.014m i. Equity, diversity and faculty renewal 8% ii.Innovation and commercialization 20% iii. Facilities renewal 15% iv.Information resources 58%

 blue (Equity, diversity and faculty renewal), red (Innovation and commercialization), green (facilities and renewals) & purple (information resouces)