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.

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


CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 – Full application

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.

Deadline: March 6, 2018 – full application
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: March 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.


CIHR Planning & Dissemination Grants – Institute Community Support

CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grants are intended to provide support for planning and/or dissemination activities consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to CIHR Institutes, or Initiatives. The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are:

  • to support planning activities, partnership development and/or increasing understanding of the health research landscape that will contribute to the advancement of research consistent with the mandate of CIHR; and/or;
  • to support dissemination events/activities that focus on the communication of health research evidence to the appropriate researcher and/or knowledge user audience(s), tailoring the message and medium as appropriate.

Deadline: March 1, 2018
Contact: SIHR Support Centre, support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.


MSFHR 2018 Research Trainee Competition

The MSFHR Research Trainee Program is designed to attract, recognize, and support outstanding researchers who have completed a PhD, or are a health professional eligible for a fellowship (or equivalent) program, by providing funding that helps protect time for health research activities.

Deadline: March 1, 2018  – letter of intent, April 10, 2018 – full application
Contact:   Valerie To, vto@msfhr.org


NSERC GENDER-NET Plus ERA-NET Cofund – Promoting gender equality

NSERC is pleased to participate in the GENDER-NET Plus European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) Cofund, which was launched in September 2017 and will run until 2022. GENDER-NET Plus brings together a consortium of 16 partners from 13 different countries including Canada. GENDER-NET Plus is the first ERA-NET Cofund with the aim of fostering the integration of sex- and gender-based analysis into research and funding programs. The joint call will invite interdisciplinary applications exploring sex and gender effects and dimensions in research topics relating to one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Deadline: March 1, 2018 – pre-proposal (mandatory), October 2018 – full application
Contact:  Sarah Smith, Program Officer, sarah.smith@nserc-crsng.gc.ca


CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help scholars build their network and develop essential skills to become the next generation of research leaders. Researchers within five years of their first academic appointment from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.

Deadline: February 22, 2018
Contact: global.scholars@cifar.ca


MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Competition – Letter of Intent

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: February 16, 2018 – Letter of Intent
Contact: Valerie To, vto@msfhr.org


SSHRC Partnership Grants – Stage 1

SSHRC Partnership 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. Partnership Grants are intended for large teams working in formal collaboration between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types. It is expected that students and emerging scholars will meaningfully participate in proposed initiatives. The intellectual leadership and governance for a new or existing formal partnership may come from within the research community and/or from partner organizations from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. SSHRC welcomes applications involving Aboriginal research, as well as those involving research-creation.

Deadline: February 15, 2018 (Stage 1)
Contact: partnershipgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


CIHR Spring 2018 Project Grant – Registration

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: February 6, 2018 (registration)
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca