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Request for Proposals

Consortium on Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI)
RFP #24/25-RFP-001

Proposed Budget Range of RFP: To be completed by applicant

Issue Date of RFP: June 19, 2024

Proposal Submission Deadline/Time: September 20, 2024, 5:00pm EST

HEQCO Contact for Enquiries Regarding RFP:

The purpose of this RFP is to select education/training providers and other stakeholders to join a newly established HEQCO Consortium on generative AI. The Consortium will provide evidence-based research to inform policies and practices around generative AI in Ontario by addressing the following questions:

  • How can generative AI be used to promote access, quality and sustainability in postsecondary education in Ontario?
  • How can postsecondary institutions use generative AI in effective and ethical ways to support learning and operations?

HEQCO is interested in supporting projects and innovations that focus on constructively using generative AI across a number of topics outlined below. Proposals will be evaluated in groups organized by topic to ensure the Consortium addresses an adequate breadth and range of issues. Proposals should focus on the use and/or impact of AI in one or more of the following areas:

  • Accessibility (e.g., tools used to support inclusive learning)
  • Institutional operations (e.g., using AI in student services)
  • Legal implications (e.g., aligning law, policy and practice to maximize AI opportunities and mitigate risks)
  • Preparation for labour market (e.g., using AI in experiential learning activities)
  • Teaching and learning (e.g., tools used to support curriculum design)
  • Other issues related to the use and/or impact of AI in higher education

Projects may last anywhere from six months to two years and may include a variety of approaches, including but not limited to case studies, evaluations of widely available AI tools or literature reviews.

Expected Start Date: No later than February 1, 2025

Expected Completion Date: February 28, 2027

HEQCO Contact: All enquiries regarding contractual or legal issues must be directed in writing to: Coordinator, Research and Programs Email:

Download the full RFP for full details including submission instructions.

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