External Grants

CIHR Project Grant: Spring 2017 – Registration Deadline

Project grants are designed to support researchers at any career stage to build and conduct health-related research and knowledge translation projects across CIHR’s mandate. The program 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. Within the overall competition budget, there will be a specific funding envelope to support new/early career investigators.

Deadline: August 15, 2017 (Registration – full application due Sep 15)
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.


CIHR Foundation Grant: 2017-2018 – Registration Deadline

The Foundation Grant program is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of new and established health research leaders, by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative and high-impact research programs. Foundation grant levels will be commensurate with need, which is expected to vary by research field, research approach, and scope of program activities. Mid Career/Senior Investigators will be awarded 7-year grants. New/Early Career Investigators will be awarded 5-year grants.

Deadline: August 8, 2017 (Registration – Stage 1 application due Sep 12)
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.


CIHR Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge (Phase 1)

The Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge is an international partnership between Canada (CIHR and the Public Health Agency of Canada) and United States partners (the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). The competition is focused on the identification and evaluation of new data and data sources for use in public health surveillance. This strategic partnership provides an opportunity to promote an innovative approach to surveillance through non-traditional partnerships, international collaboration and mining and utilizing new sources of data. This Challenge is divided into two phases. Phase 1 is the idea formation phase during which applicants identify and propose sources of data and a methodology for combining data from multiple sources to measure any number of indicators for physical activity, sedentary behaviour and/or sleep. Phase 1 finalists will be invited to participate in Phase 2. Winners of Phase 2 will have the opportunity to have their concept integrated into PHAC’s public health surveillance systems.

Deadline: August 4, 2017 (Phase I)
For more information, please consult the Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge website.
Email: healthdatachallenge@marsdd.com


NSERC Discovery Grants – Notification of Intent

The NSERC Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals. Discovery Grants are considered ‘grants in aid’ of research as they provide long term operating funds for up to five years to support the costs of a research program. Recipients of Discovery Grants are not restricted to the specific activities described in their applications, but may pursue new research interests, provided they are within NSERC’s mandate. Researchers can use their grants to participate in collaborative efforts.

Deadline: August 1, 2017 (Notification of intent – full application due Nov 1)
Contact: resgrant@nserc-crsng.gc.ca. Phone: 613-995-5829.


SSHRC Connection Grants

SSHRC 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 support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities. Awards are for one year and provide $7,000 to $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for other outreach activities. Higher amounts for outreach activities may be considered if well justified.

Deadline: August 1, 2017 (internal deadline Jul 28)
Contact: connection@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca. Phone: 613-943-1007.


Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship

Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training component. Elevate fellows progress through the program in a cohort, giving them cross-disciplinary networking and peer-learning opportunities they might not have otherwise in their careers. Over the two-year fellowship, Elevate fellows divide their time between their partner organization project and university-based research with their faculty supervisor.

Deadline: July 5, 2017
Contact: elevate@mitacs.ca


NIH R01 Research Grants (renewal, resubmission, revision)

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project (R01) (renewal, resubmission, revision) 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: July 5, 2017
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.


NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants

NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology originating from the university sector and promote its transfer to a Canadian company. The Grants provide funding 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. Four distinct funding options are proposed, characterized by the maturity of the technology or the involvement of an early-stage investment entity or an industrial partner.

Deadline: July 4, 2017
Contact: i2i@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.


BC Innovation Council (BCIC) Ignite (Summer-Fall Letter of Intent)

BCIC Ignite provides funding to accelerate commercialization of new technologies and innovations in the natural resources and applied sciences in British Columbia. The program provides awards of up to $300,000 to consortia that are conducting research projects that address a significant demonstrated problem faced by industry and will commercialize a proposed innovation within a 3-year timeframe.

Deadline: June 27, 2017
Contact: programs@bcic.ca


Canada Council for the Arts Killam Prizes

The Killam Prizes are awarded to active Canadian scholars who have made a substantial and significant contribution to their respective fields in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering.

Five prizes of $100,000 are awarded each year in recognition of outstanding career achievements (1 prize in each of the 5 fields).

Deadline: June 15, 2017
Contact: luiza.pereira@canadacouncil.ca