External Grants

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insightprogram and the Connection program. They provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. In addressing an organization-specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest. SSHRC welcomes applications involving Aboriginal research, as well as those involving research-creation.

Deadline: December 15, 2017
Contact: partnershipengagegrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to:

  • develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new partnerships for research and related activities involving existing and/or potential partners; or
  • design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

Partnerships funding is intended for teams working in formal collaboration between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types. Partnership Development Grants are valued at $75,000 to $200,000 over one to three years.

Deadline: November 30, 2017
Contact: partnershipdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


CIHR Operating Grant: Economic Forecasting

The CIHR Operating Grant: Economic Forecasting (Investing in Primary and Secondary Prevention: Developing Canada’s Health Economic Forecasting Capacity) funding opportunity aims to provide relevant audiences with the frameworks and tools that can support the economic analysis of  investments in primary and secondary health prevention, identify the scientific and policy challenges that must be addressed if the costs of such investments are to be amortized over time, and outline the changes required to accounting regulations that would allow the costs of primary and secondary prevention and early intervention services and programs to be amortized. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $265,000, enough to fund approximately one grant for up to one year.

Deadline: November 28, 2017
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Program competition – Letter of Intent

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) is pleased to announce the launch of a competition for NCE networks. The program plays an important role in mobilizing the best of Canada’s research, translational, and entrepreneurial expertise and engaging Canadian and international partners from the private, public, and non-profit sectors, by de-risking their investments in network activities. In this way, the program helps to expand global knowledge in strategic areas and enables the creation and implementation of multifaceted solutions to specific social and economic challenges, with the goal of helping build a more advanced, healthy, competitive and prosperous country. The funding available is $75 million over five years.

Deadline: November 15, 2017 (Letter of Intent)
Contact: Tia Moffat


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems. Each initiative is an experiment in the use of challenges to focus innovation on making an impact. Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded, and successful projects have the opportunity to receive follow-on funding of up to $1 million.

Deadline: November 8, 2017
Contact: grandchallenges@gatesfoundation.org


NIH R01 Research Grants (renewal, resubmission, revision)

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project (R01) (renewal, resubmission, revision) grant is an award made to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing the investigator’s specific interest and competencies, based on the mission of the NIH.

Deadline: November 5, 2017
Applicants may also find it helpful to seek advice from an experienced investigator and to contact the Institute or Centre most likely to fund their application – see R01 Contacts.


MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Program – Letter of Intent

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Program is intended to help decrease the gap between health research and its implementation by supporting health professionals to conduct and apply research relevant to health and/or the health system in BC. The HP-I Program achieves this by contributing to the award recipient’s salary in order to protect time for research, and/or by defraying the cost of research personnel directly associated with the award recipient’s proposed research. HP-I awards provide an initial three years of funding support at $90,000 per annum, with the option to renew the award for an additional two years.

Deadline: November 3, 2017 (Letter of Intent)
Contact: HPI@msfhr.org


SSHRC Connection Grants

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities. Connection Grants provide $7,000 to $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for other outreach activities; higher amounts for outreach activities may be considered if well justified.

Deadline: November 1, 2017
Contact: connection@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


NSERC Discovery Grants Program

The Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. Discovery Grants are considered “grants in aid” of research, as they provide long term operating funds and can facilitate access to funding from other programs, but are not meant to support the full costs of a research program. Recipients of Discovery Grants are not restricted to the specific activities described in their applications, and may pursue new research interests, provided they are within NSERC’s mandate. Discovery Grants are awarded to individual researchers, normally for five years.

Deadline: November 1, 2017
Contact: resgrant@nserc-crsng.gc.ca


MSFHR Convening and Collaborating (C2) Competition

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Convening & Collaborating (C2) Program builds capacity for the development and use of research evidence in practice, policy and further research by promoting knowledge exchange between health researchers and research users. C2 awards support support teams of health researchers and research users planning and carrying out collaborative activities such as stakeholder consultations, public engagement or co-development of research methodologies. Grants of up to $15,000 are provided for an award term of up to 12 months.

Deadline: October 27, 2017
Contact: Rashmita Salvi, Manager, Research Competitions: rsalvi@msfhr.org