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Did You Know that ONCAT Offers Funding for Transfer Projects & Initiatives?

To achieve this, we:

  • Provide funding to postsecondary institutions, researchers and transfer students for projects and initiatives that will help improve the transfer system
  • Work directly with our many stakeholders to support not only research that improves transfer system planning, but also pathway development projects and enhancing institutional processes to meet the needs of transfer students


What Funding Opportunities Are Available?

Are you a post-secondary institution, researcher, or transfer student?

  • Scroll down to the appropriate heading to find out what funding opportunities exist in your category

  • And be sure to scroll down to the "How to Apply Section" for important details on how to apply!  


Funding for Ontario Post-Secondary Institutions 

ONCAT offers funding to post-secondary institutions (publicly-assisted colleges, universities and Indigenous Institutes) to support and strengthen their transfer functions, to develop pathways between institutions and to support system-level collaboration.

Funding Opportunities: 

MapIT: Institutional Process Mapping Project | ongoing intake

DataPilot: Transfer Pathways Uptake and Student Outcomes 

Indigenous Institutes Transfer Operations and Capacity Funding 

MyCreds Institutional Onboarding Funding Opportunity - not currently accepting applications, check back soon!

For information on the MyCreds™ Micro-credentials Virtual Skills Passport Pilot Project for Ontario Post-Secondary Institutions Expression of Interest, click here!

Transfer Pathways - not currently accepting applications, check back soon!

Seamless Transfer - not currently accepting applications, check back soon!

Funding for Post-Secondary Researchers

ONCAT offers funding to support projects that contribute to a greater understanding of transfer student experiences and system-wide issues that impact transfer and student mobility. This includes funding for research projects, data linkages, and postdoctoral research fellowships.

Funding opportunities:

Research Projects

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship -  not currently accepting applications, check back soon!

Data Linkages -  not currently accepting applications, check back soon!

Funding for Transfer Students

ONCAT offers funding to support projects led by transfer students aimed at making transfer experiences easier for other students.

Funding Opportunities:


External Reviewers

Apply to become an ONCAT External Reviewer | ongoing intake


How to Apply

  1. To apply for funding, submit your application through ONCAT’s online application portal, where you can also preview the application questions.

  2. For details about the funding streams, please review the pages linked above. If you would like to discuss your project before applying, please reach out to the staff member listed on the pages and in the portal as the contact for each initiative.

  3. For funding streams with ‘ongoing intake’, please apply on or before the apply by dates for consideration within ONCAT’s fiscal year.

  4. If you have a project idea and are not able to submit by the ‘apply by’ date, please reach out to discuss: Ana Skinner, Manager, Funding Programs,

Apply Now

Additional Information

To help project teams carry out their projects and prepare their work to share with others, ONCAT has developed several resources, which are available to download below:
Budget Guidelines
Budget Template: