External Grants

NSERC Research Tools & Instruments (RTI) Grants

NSERC Research Tools & Instruments (RTI) Grants are one-year awards of up to $150,000 that assist in the purchase or fabrication of research equipment with a net cost between $7,001 and $250,000. NSERC will only accept requests:

  • For tools and instruments that form a comprehensive system intended to support NSERC funded research in the natural sciences and engineering
  • For the purchase of new, used or refurbished equipment, or the repair or upgrade of equipment, or the fabrication of equipment that is not readily available off the shelf.
  • For equipment that is purchased after the application deadline.

Deadline: October 25, 2017 (internal deadline Oct 18)
Contact: resgrant@nserc-crsng.gc.ca


CIHR Operating Grant: Collaborative Health Research Program (2017-2018) (NSERC partnered)

The Collaborative Health Research Program (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. 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. KTU organizations should be meaningfully engaged throughout the research process. For more information on KT at CIHR, please see About KT. Applicants are encouraged to refer to CIHR’s Guide to Knowledge Translation Planning at CIHR: Integrated and End-of-Grant Approaches and “Knowledge to Action: A Knowledge Translation Casebook” for additional guidance.

The CHRP Initiative projects must include training opportunities for trainees in collaborative and interdisciplinary research of relevance to health, preparing them for employment opportunities in the private, public or not for profit sectors. NSERC and CIHR encourage secondments, cross-appointments, co-supervision of students, internships, reciprocal laboratory visits and joint workshops. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $20.4 million dollars. The maximum duration of support for any one grant is three years.

Deadline: October 17, 2017 (internal deadline Oct 10)
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


SSHRC Insight Grants

SSHRC Insight Grant proposals are expected to respond to the objectives put forward in the call for proposals for the Insight program. The objectives of the program are to:

  • build knowledge and understanding from disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives through support for the best researchers;
  • support new approaches to research on complex and important topics, including those that transcend the capacity of any one scholar, institution or discipline;
  • provide a high-quality research training experience for students;
  • fund research expertise that relates to societal challenges and opportunities; and
  • mobilize research knowledge, to and from academic and non-academic audiences, with the potential to lead to intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact.

Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives of three to five years. The Insight Grants funding opportunity supports research proposed by scholars and judged worthy of funding by their peers and/or other experts. Insight Grants research initiatives may be undertaken by an individual researcher or a team of researchers working in collaboration. SSHRC welcomes applications involving Aboriginal research, as well as those involving research-creation.

Deadline: October 15, 2017 (internal deadline Oct 9)
Contact: insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


NIH R01 Research Grants – New

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project (R01) – new 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: October 5, 2017 (internal deadline Sep 28)
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.


CIHR Clinician-Scientist Salary Award: 2017-2018

The Clinician Scientist program provides a contribution to the salary of the recipient for up to six years (initial three-year award followed by a possible three-year renewal award). This opportunity provides funding for the Phase 2 component of the program and is designed to provide outstanding Clinician Scientists the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their independence in initiating and conducting health research through provision of a contribution to their salary. Applications to this funding opportunity are restricted to recipients of Clinician Scientist awards. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the renewal application is submitted at the appropriate time to avoid a gap in the funding period. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $900,000 over three years, enough to fund approximately three awards.

Deadline: October 3, 2017
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.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 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: October 2, 2017 (internal deadline Sep 25)
Contact: i2i@nserc.crsng.gc.ca


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 important 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: September 22, 2017 (invited applications) (internal deadline Sep 15)
Contact: CREATE@nserc-crsng.gc.ca


CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2017 – Application Deadline

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, the health care system, 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.

  • The Project Grant program is open to applicants in all areas of health research that are aligned with the CIHR mandate: “To excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system”. The onus is on the applicant to clearly demonstrate the alignment of the application with CIHR’s mandate.

Deadline: September 15, 2017 (internal deadline Sep 8)
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

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 Aboriginal research, as well as those involving research-creation.

Deadline: September 15, 2017 (internal deadline Sep 8)
Contact: partnershipengagegrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


CIHR Foundation Grant: Application Deadline: Stage 1

The 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 areas and health-related disciplines including basic, biomedical research 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: September 12, 2017 (internal deadline Sep 5)
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca