Across all programs administered by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), there is a requirement for applicants to provide a project milestones table. In this table, applicants provide a detailed timeline describing the project’s activities and milestones. The information provided in the project milestones table will be used by the external reviewers to determine the project’s eligibility and strength.
To create the project milestones, an applicant must navigate to the AccessOCE portal and open their in-development application.
Once in the application, open the “Proposal” tab. Within this tab, applicants will see the “Step 1 – Milestones” section where project milestone information can be provided.
To include project milestone information, applicants must selection the “Add/Edit Milestone” button which will open a new window with a table to input all information.
Once in the “Milestone Table” window, applicants can proceed to select the “+” button to add new milestones. When adding milestones, applicants must list all the major activities, identify the team member primarily responsible for the activity, state the expected outcomes/milestones and provide an estimated time frame for completion of the activity.
Once applicants are finished adding all milestones, please select “Save” and wait for a confirmation message that the system has saved the information.
It is important to wait for the system confirmation that work has saved. If applicants close the window before this confirmation they may risk losing any updated information.
When describing the project milestones in the milestone table it is important for applicants to ensure the activities listed in the milestone table match the total project duration stated in “Application Information” tab.
For example, if a total project duration is three months, the activities listed in the project milestones table should not exceed a three-month time frame.