Project Application

We are always interested in developing new research projects that provide solutions to industry or community problems. If you are interested in submitting an idea for an applied research project, please fill out the project application form.

We undertake two main types of projects (1) In-Class Projects (ICP) and (2) Stand-Alone Projects (SAP). Read more about the differentiation of projects below. All projects are expected to participate in an Applied Research Day event.

If you know the program you would like to engage, consult the list of project openings below and be sure to include the competition number in your application. If you are unsure about your project fit, select “General” on the application form drop-down.


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The project competitions for the following programs are now over. Check back later for new submission dates.

  • Bachelor of Building Science Client Projects (CN: BSC-2016F)
  • Interactive Media Design Client Projects (CN: IMD-2017W)
  • Electrical Engineering Technology Client Projects (CN: EET-2016F)
  • Interactive Media Design Client Projects (CN: IMD-2016F)
  • Electrical Engineering Technology (CN: EET-2015F)
  • Bachelor of Building Science (CN: BSC-2015F)
  • Computer Engineering Technology-Computing Science (CET-2015F)
  • Computer Programmer (CP-2015F)
  • The Interactive Media Design (IMD-2016W)

For more information, visit the IMD Client Projects webpage.

Note: Please indicate the Competition Number in your application form.

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In-Class Projects
Student teams work on In-Class Projects (ICP) as part of their course work. Projects must adhere to course schedules and students typically work 10 – 15 hrs per week on the project. Company clients contribute cash ($500/semester) and ‘in-kind’ (generally face-time of company representatives). Additional funding for equipment and materials may be available through the Office of Applied Research and Innovation (ARI).

Stand-Alone Projects
Stand-alone projects are those where Algonquin student and faculty work with industry clients outside of the regular course schedule (typically during the summer). Algonquin personnel are paid salary from direct project funds. Funding support for stand-alone projects is provided through on-going College grants administered by Applied Research office or by project-specific federal or provincial grants for applied research. Total funding support for these projects is typically in the range of $25,000 – $50,000, depending on the scope of the project. Company clients contribute an additional 25% cash, compared to funding support as well as 75% in-kind.