External Grants

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, 2018

A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.
Contact: dfischer@spencer.org


NSERC Collaborative Research & Training Experience (CREATE)

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;
  • facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce.

These innovative programs must foster the acquisition and development of  professional skills among students and postdoctoral fellows that complement their qualifications and technical skills, and improve their job-readiness for careers in industry, government, non-governmental organizations, and/or academia.

Deadline: May 1, 2018 – letter of intent, September 22, 2018 (invited applications)
Contact: CREATE@nserc-crsng.gc.ca


SSHRC Connection Grants

SSHRC Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities. Connection Grants provide $7,000 to $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for other outreach activities.

Deadline: May 1, 2018
Contact: connection@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


MSFHR Implementation Science Team Program

The MSFHR Implementation Science Team (IST) Program will support the implementation and adoption of evidence-based, implementation-ready interventions to improve the quality and effectiveness of health, health services and care in BC.

Deadline: April 16, 2018 – letter of intent, January 14, 2019, full application
Contact:  Valerie To vto@msfhr.org


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, 2018
Contact: avh-professur@avh.de, +49 (0)228 833-0


MSFHR/CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship Program

MSFHR is partnering with CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) on its 2018 Health System Impact Fellowship Program to support the development of BC’s health policy research talent and build capacity for the integration of policy research into decision-making. The Health System Impact Fellowship Program provides PhD trainees and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy or related fields with a paid experiential learning opportunity within health system and related organizations outside of the traditional scholarly setting.

Deadline: April 5, 2018
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program – Full Application

The MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program supports BC health researchers to advance their products or technologies towards practical application resulting in products or technologies that improve health outcomes and enrich BC’s health innovation ecosystem. OPENING SOON.

Deadline: April 3, 2018 – Full Application
Contact: Valerie To, vto@msfhr.org


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 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: April 3, 2018
Contact: i2i@nserc.crsng.gc.ca


Mitacs Graduate Research related to social inclusion – ON-101 – Full Application

Five United Ways across Canada have come together in a pilot partnership with Mitacs to provide funding and training for graduate students and postdocs for research related to social inclusion. Social Inclusion as an issue is of broad interest to United Way’s across Canada and the United Way movement worldwide.  Inclusion is a strategy to leverage diversity. Diversity always exists in social systems. Inclusion, on the other hand, must be created. In order to leverage diversity, an environment must be created where people feel supported, listened to and able to do their personal best. Social inclusion (sometimes referred to as a sense of belonging) is the act of making all groups of people within a society feel valued and important. It is the process of improving the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society—improving the ability, opportunity, and dignity of those disadvantaged on the basis of their identity.

Deadline: April 1, 2018 (Full Application)
Contact: accelerate@mitacs.ca


SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants – understanding the future of Canada-UK relationships

SSHRC in Canada, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the United Kingdom, have launched this dedicated Knowledge Synthesis Grants (KSG) competition to assess the state of research knowledge on Canada-UK trade relationships, in a post-Brexit context. This funding opportunity will support researchers, teams of researchers and knowledge users in producing knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that:

  • support the use of evidence in decision-making, and the application of best practices; and
  • assist in developing future research agendas.

Deadline: March 28, 2018
Contact:  KSG-SSC@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca