External Grants

NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects – Letter of Intent

Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects (SPG‑P) fund early-stage project research in targeted areas. To be funded, a research project must meet the following requirements:

  • The project must support the goal of Strategic Partnership Grants and fall within one of the target areas.
  • The objectives and scope of the project must be well-defined. The duration may be from one to three years.
  • At least one academic researcher and at least one supporting organization must collaborate in the project.
  • The supporting organization must be actively involved in all stages of the project; in-kind contributions are required, but cash is not.

Letter of Intent Deadline: February 1, 2017
Application Deadline:       April 1, 2017
Contact: Tel: 613-995-1111, Email: strgr@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.

CIHR Operating Grant: Sugar and Health

In response to growing concerns about the health consequences of excess dietary free sugar intake, there is currently considerable attention on identifying promising interventions to reduce consumption. The research in this area is still relatively nascent, but rapidly evolving. To date, most of the research on free sugars has focused on sugar sweetened beverages (SSB). The aim of this CIHR Operating Grant: Sugar and Health funding opportunity is to support research to examine sugars and health outcomes as well as population level approaches that contribute to reduced consumption of free sugars. The maximum amount per grant is $150,000/year up to 2 fiscal years for a total of $300,000.

Deadline: January 17, 2017
Contact: Tel: 613-954-1968, Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178, Email: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Indigenous Approaches to Wellness Research

The aim of this CIHR Catalyst Grant is to provide seed money to support research activities related to Indigenous approaches to wellness which represent a first step towards the pursuit of more comprehensive funding opportunities. This opportunity will fund researchers who, in collaboration with the Indigenous community, will develop, evaluate, and build on existing tools and methods to better incorporate Indigenous concepts of wellness in research designs. Indigenous Peoples are increasingly asserting that research needs to prioritize Indigenous Ways of Knowing, strengths and resilience, and the aspirational goal of achieving wellness. To be considered for this funding opportunity, the projects must consider the development and/or implementation of interventions such as land-based healing approaches that result in improved wellness for First Nations, Inuit or Métis Peoples. The maximum amount per grant is $150,000 for one year.

Registration Deadline: December 20, 2016
Application Deadline: January 17, 2017
Contact: Tel: 613-954-1968, Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178, Email: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

Mitacs RISE-Globalink Research Internship

The RISE-Globalink Research Internship is an exciting competitive initiative that allows for undergraduate students at Canadian universities to build an international research network and undertake research at eligible institutions in Germany. The internship offers students at Canadian universities in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, earth science, and physics the opportunity to participate in a 10-week to three-month research project supervised by a doctoral student at a German university or institution. Applications must be submitted through the RISE-Germany portal on the program website. This is a competitive call and a limited number of awards are available. Projects should take approximately 12 weeks (and at least 10 weeks), beginning no earlier than May 15, 2017. Mitacs will award successful applicants $5,200 in funding to support the student’s travel and accommodation costs, including transportation costs, accommodation in Germany, and a student stipend, based on a 12-week internship.

Deadline: Closes January 15, 2017
Contact: rise-germany@daad.de.

SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Global Landscapes

The fifth Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition launched as part of SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative will explore topics related to the emerging global risks and opportunities playing out in Canada and around the world. The grants will help to identify roles the academic, public, private and not-for-profit sectors may play to develop robust policies, best practices, and tools. Successful applicants or their delegates will be expected to attend two knowledge mobilization workshops in Ottawa (tentatively scheduled for May and November 2017), with multisector stakeholders, to discuss the knowledge syntheses. Knowledge Synthesis Grants are one-year grants worth up to $25,000.

Deadline: January 12, 2017
Contact: Roxanne Dompierre, Tel: 613-944-5327, Email: roxanne.dompierre@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) 2017-2018 Contributions Program

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) issued a call for proposals under its 2017-2018 Contributions Program, which funds independent privacy research and related knowledge translation initiatives that advance its strategic priorities. When developing project proposals, applicants are encouraged to review projects currently underway and completed projects from previous years in order to build on past or ongoing work. The maximum amount that can be awarded for any single project is $50,000.

Deadline: January 9, 2017
Contact: François Cadieux, Tel.: 819-994-6010, E-mail: contrib@priv.gc.ca.

NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants

The objective of the Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants is to accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology originating from the university sector and promote its transfer to a new or established Canadian company. The I2I Grants provide funding to faculty members to support research and development projects with recognized technology transfer potential.

Deadline: January 9, 2017
Contact: 613-947-9485, Email: i2i@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – Health Professional-Investigator Letter of Intent

The 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.  The HP-I Program achieves this by contributing to the award recipient’s salary in order to protect time for research, and by defraying the cost of research personnel directly associated with the award recipient’s proposed research. The HP-I award provides an initial three years of funding support at $90,000 per annum, with the option to renew the award for an additional two years of support at $90,000 per annum.

Deadline: December 2, 2016
Contact: Rashmita Salvi, HealthProfInv@msfhr.org, 604-714-2779.

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, 2016
Contact: partnershipdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

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 9, 2016
Contact: grandchallenges@gatesfoundation.org