External Grants

NIH R01 Research Grant Applications

The 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.

Further information is available here.

ORS Deadline: May 30, 2017
Deadline: June 5, 2017

Applicants may also find it helpful to seek advice from an experienced investigator and to contact the Institute or Center most likely to fund their application – see R01 Contacts.

CIHR Project Grant – Registration

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports 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.

Registration Deadline: May 30, 2017
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


Canada Council for the Arts Killam Research Fellowships

The Killam Research Fellowships are release time awards that provide support to scholars of exceptional ability who are engaged in research projects of broad significance and widespread interest within the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, or studies linking any of these disciplines.

Fellowships are awarded each year, normally to full professors at Canadian universities and research institutes, who have an outstanding reputation in their area of research. The fellowship provides 2 years of release time (valued at $70,000 per year).

For more information, please visit this link.

Deadline: May 15, 2017

Contact: luiza.pereira@canadacouncil.ca

Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants

The Small Research Grants program is intended to support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less. In keeping with the Spencer Foundation’s mission, this program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

Application deadline: May 1, 2017

For more information about this program, please visit their website.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Contact dfischer@spencer.org with any questions.

NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program (Letter of Intent)

The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program supports the training of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that:

  • encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, and address significant scientific challenges associated with Canada’s research priorities; and
  • facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce. Full details are available here.

Funding of up to $150,000 in the first year and up to $300,000 annually for up to five subsequent years, will be provided by NSERC for up to $1.65 over six years. CREATE initiatives are expected to be self-sustaining by the end of six years.

LOI Deadline: May 1, 2017

Contact: resgrant@nserc-crsng.gc.ca or or consult the Contact List.

SSHRC Connection Grant

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. Connection Grants proposals are expected to meet the objectives of the Connection program. For Connection Grants supporting events, the maximum value is $25,000 over one year. For Connection Grants supporting outreach activities, SSHRC will consider amounts higher than $50,000, with justification.

Deadline: May 1, 2017
Contact: Tel.: 613-943-1007,  Email: connection@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship Nomination

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship is an international award for research in Germany. Academics of all disciplines from abroad, who are internationally recognised as leaders in their field and who are expected to contribute to enhancing Germany’s sustained international competitiveness as a research location in consequence of the award, are eligible to be nominated for an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. Nominations may be made by German universities; non-university research institutions may also submit nominations jointly with a German university.

Deadline: April 15, 2017
Contact: avh-professur@avh.de, +49 (0)228 833-0

CIHR Team Grants: GACD Mental Health – Canada-China

The CIHR Team Grants: GACD Mental Health – Canada-China is jointly supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Its aim is to promote the development of Canadian-Chinese scientific co-operation between universities, hospitals, research institutes and affiliated research organizations in Canada and China by supporting collaborative research teams working on implementation research projects in the field of mental health.

This funding opportunity is also part of the fourth joint research program of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD). Established in 2009, the GACD is a globally coordinated effort of thirteen health research funding agencies which supports implementation research on the prevention and management of chronic non-communicable diseases.

Deadline: April 11, 2017
Contact: Tel: 613-954-1968, Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178, Email: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

SSHRC Impact Awards

SSHRC Impact Awards are designed to support research based knowledge of Canadian researchers in the social sciences and humanities. Outstanding individuals are awarded and acknowledged for their achievements in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities. The awards funded by SSHRC must be used for activities that will advertise the work being honoured such as promoting the research achievements of the recipient.

Application deadline: April 5, 2017

Nomination packages must be submitted in full and mailed to the following address:

350 Albert Street
P.O. Box 1610
Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4

For more information please view the award program website.

CIHR Team Grants: More Years / Better Lives (2017)

The Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “More Years, Better Lives – The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change” seeks to enhance coordination and collaboration between European and national research programmes related to demographic change. This funding opportunity “Aging and place in a digitizing world” is concerned with the ways in which the health and wellbeing of older people, at all stages of later life, is supported and promoted through the design of the social and physical environment, access to opportunities to learn, and the use of technologies of all kinds. Innovative, transnational and interdisciplinary collaborative projects that investigate the potential of technology, place and learning in relation with the older adult.

Deadline: April 4, 2017
Contact: Tel: 613-954-1968, Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178, Email: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.