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. 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.

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


CIHR Operating Grant: Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR)

The purpose of the Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) Program is to establish a national network of centres focused on capacity development, research and knowledge translation (KT) centred on Indigenous Peoples (i.e., First Nations, Inuit and Métis). The network of centres is intended to provide supportive research environments for Indigenous health research driven by and grounded in Indigenous communities in Canada.

This opportunity seeks to support a minimum of nine (9) individual NEIHR centres: at least, one (1) grant each based in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, the Atlantic Region and Nunavut, and at least one (1) grant based in Yukon orthe Northwest Territories.

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $99 million, enough to fund approximately nine (9) individual grants (i.e. NEIHR centres) and one (1) Coordinating Centre grant over 15 years. The NEIHR grants do not require partner matching; however, the amount of funding per grant may be increased should additional funding partners participate.

Deadline: September 4, 2019
Contact: CIHR Contact Centre, support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.


CIHR Team Grant: Indigenous Component of Healthy Life Trajectories (I-HeLTI)

CIHR developed the Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI), which follows a Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD)2 approach, by exploring how the interaction of environmental factors with genes prior to and during conception, pregnancy, infancy and early childhood impacts an individual’s health and the development of NCDs in later life.

This funding opportunity will fund four (4) I-HeLTI research teams that will build the infrastructure and capacity that is needed to conduct an Indigenous-driven I-HeLTI DOHaD Intervention Cohort Research Study. This funding opportunity is not restricted only to those who received a development grant. I-HeLTI will operate according to Indigenous self-governance and self-determination, recognizing the need to respect how Indigenous Peoples must be involved in health research.

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $4,050,000, enough to fund four (4) grants over two (2) years.  The maximum amount per grant for this funding opportunity is $1,012,500, with the possibility of renewals.

Deandline: August 29, 2019
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


CIHR Project Grants – Registration

The CIHR Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes by supporting projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.

Deadline: August 15, 2019 (TBC)
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


CIHR Foundation Grant – Registration

The CIHR Foundation Grant program is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of established health research leaders, by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative and high-impact research programs.

The Foundation Grant program is expected to:

  • Support a broad base of health research leaders across all health-related disciplines with a demonstrable track record of excellence and impact in their field of study;
  • Develop and maintain Canadian capacity in health research and other related fields;
  • Provide research leaders with the flexibility to pursue novel and innovative lines of inquiry;
  • Contribute to the creation and application of health-related knowledge through a wide range of research and/or knowledge translation activities, including relevant collaborations.

Deadline: August 15, 2019 (TBC)
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


NSERC Discovery Grants Program – NOI

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. 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: August 1, 2019 (Mandatory Notice of Intent to Apply)
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. 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 listed in SSHRC’s Funding search tool.

Deadline: August 1, 2019
Contact: connection@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: July 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.


NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants

The objective of the NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants is to accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology originating from the university and college sector and promote its transfer to a new or established Canadian company. The I2I Grants provide funding to college and university faculty members to support research and development projects with recognized technology transfer potential. This is achieved through defined phases by providing crucial assistance in the early stages of technology validation and market connection.

Deadline: June 25, 2019
Contact: i2i@nserc-crsng.gc.ca


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.

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