External Grants

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program 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 Indigenous research, as well as those involving research-creation. Partnership Engage Grants are valued at $7,000 to $25,000 for one year.

Deadline: December 15, 2019
Contact: partnershipengagegrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


New Frontiers in Research Fund – 2019 Exploration Competition – Application

The objective of the Exploration stream of the NFRF program is to support high risk, high reward and interdisciplinary research that is not easily supported through funding opportunities currently offered by the three agencies. It seeks to inspire projects that bring disciplines together beyond traditional disciplinary or common interdisciplinary approaches by research teams with the capacity to explore something new, which has the potential for significant impact. Exploration grants aim to have a variety of types of impacts, some of which might be social, economic, scientific, artistic or cultural. The maximum budget for the direct costs of the research project is $100,000 per year for up to two years. Applicants may also add up to 25% of the value of the direct costs to cover indirect costs.

Deadline: December 10, 2019 – Application
Contact: NFRF-FNFR@chairs.chaires.gc.ca


SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight and/or the Connection program. They provide support to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to:

  • develop research and/or related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and emerging scholars, by fostering new partnerships with 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.

Partnership Development Grants are valued at $75,000 to $200,000 over 1 to 3 years.

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Contact: partnershipdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


NIH R01 Research Grants – Renewal, Resubmission, Revision

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project (R01) 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, 2019

Applicants may 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.


NSERC Discovery Grants Program

The NSERC 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. Discovery Grants are awarded to individual researchers, normally for five years. Applicants to the Discovery Grants Program must present a program of research that is eligible under NSERC’s mandate, which is to promote and assist research in the natural sciences and engineering, other than health.

Deadline: November 1, 2019 (NOI deadline Aug 1, 2019)
Contact: resgrant@nserc-crsng.gc.ca


SSHRC Connection Grants

SSHRC Connection Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Connection program. They 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.

Connection Grants supporting events are valued at $7,000 to $25,000 over one year. Connection Grants supporting outreach activities are valued at $7,000 to $50,000 over one year. Additional support in the form of eligible cash and/or in-kind contributions (excluding registration fees) equivalent to a minimum of 50% of the amount requested from SSHRC must come from sponsoring organizations.

Deadline: November 1, 2019
Contact: connection@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


NSERC Research Tools & Instruments (RTI) Grants Program

The NSERC RTI Grants Program provides the primary avenue for university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering to obtain up to $150,000 in support for research tools and instruments with a net cost between $7,001 and $250,000. Net cost is defined as the purchase cost of the equipment after any discount from the vendor and before taxes, customs and importation fees, transportation and shipping charges, and assembly and installation costs. Vendor discount must be free of conditions, restrictions, or limitations (e.g., cannot be offered in exchange for services from users benefiting the vendor company). Researchers can submit one RTI application per competition, either as an applicant or a co‑applicant, but not as both.

Deadline: October 25, 2019
Contact: resgrant@nserc-crsng.gc.ca


SSHRC Insight Grants

SSHRC Insight Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program. Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years. Insight Grant research initiatives may be undertaken by an individual researcher or a team of researchers working in collaboration.

Applicants choose from one of two streams, depending on the amount of funding required. Both streams will be adjudicated by the same committees, and will receive the same level of merit review. The deadlines and application process are identical for both; however, the targeted success rate for Stream A is higher than for Stream B. SSHRC welcomes applications involving Indigenous research, as well as those involving research-creation.

Deadline: October 15, 2019
Contact: insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


CIHR Sex and Gender Science Chair

The purpose of the CIHR Sex and Gender Science Chair funding opportunity is to support in-depth investigations in the field of sex and gender science by promoting a cadre of discipline-specific Chairs to increase visibility and drive innovation in their respective fields. The initiative will grow the science across health research domains, fostering programs that examine the mechanisms underlying observed biological sex differences; supporting the development of methods and measures to study sex and gender; and encouraging comparative effectiveness research of gender-transformative interventions. The Chairs will investigate sex and/or gender as a primary research question within the investigator’s field of research, while also building capacity and sharing findings within and outside of their research communities. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $13.3M, enough to fund approximately 19 Chairs. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per chair is $175,000 per year for four years, for a total of $700,000 per Chair.

Deadline: October 8, 2019
Contact: support-soutien@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


NIH R01 Research Grants – New

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project (R01) – new 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: October 5, 2019
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.
Contact: grantsinfo@od.nih.gov