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.

Deadline: December 15, 2018
Contact: partnershipengagegrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight and/or the Connection program. They provide support over one to three years 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.

Deadline: November 15, 2018
Contact: partnershipdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


CIHR Other: Indigenous Gender and Wellness: Idea Fair and Learning Circle

The overall goal of the Indigenous Gender and Wellness: Idea Fair and Learning Circle funding opportunity (Travel Awards) is to support Indigenous presence and participation in an Idea Fair and Learning Circle regarding Indigenous Gender and Wellness. The event will create a space for Indigenous Peoples to meet, share their ideas and goals about Indigenous gender and wellness, and to work with other participants who can help transform their ideas into fundable projects.

Deadline: November 8, 2018
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.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, 2018

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.


SSHRC Connection Grants

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 support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes, or other events or outreach activities.

Deadline: November 1, 2018
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. 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, 2018 (NOI deadline Aug 1, 2018)
Contact: resgrant@nserc-crsng.gc.ca


CIHR Operating Grant: Collaborative Health Research Projects (NSERC Partnered) (2018-2019)

The CHRP Initiative funding supports innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects, requiring participation from the natural sciences or engineering community together with the health sciences community. The CHRP Initiative funding requires the translation of the research results to knowledge/technology users (KTUs) and related stakeholders outside the academic or training environment. As such, the proposed research projects must have a strong focus on knowledge translation (KT) and lead to health and economic benefits for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and/or a strengthened health care system. For more information on KT at CIHR, please see About KT. Applicants are also encouraged to refer to CIHR’s Guide to Knowledge Translation Planning at CIHR: Integrated and End-of-Grant Approaches. For additional guidance regarding knowledge/technology users, please consult CHRP – Frequently Asked Questions.

Deadline: October 30, 2018
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


SSHRC Partnership Grants – Stage 2

Partnership Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight and/or the Connection program. Proposals exclusively for partnered research training initiatives (see below) are expected to respond, instead, to the objectives of the Talent program.

These grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over four to seven years to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions.

Deadline: October 29, 2018
Contact: partnershipgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


NSERC Research Tools and 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. This requirement does not apply to Subatomic Physics applicants as their grant applications are reviewed and supported through a different multi-program envelope.

Deadline: October 25, 2018
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 Grants support research proposed by scholars and judged worthy of funding by their peers and/or other experts. 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 rigorous 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, 2018
Contact: insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca