External Grants

NSERC Ship Time Program

The NSERC Ship Time Program is aimed at NSERC-funded researchers who intend to use a vessel for their DG-supported research. It applies to: the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)/Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) vessels, undersea vehicles operated by the This link will take you to another Web site Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility or other similar research platforms, and any other Canadian or foreign vessels crewed in conformance with the This link will take you to another Web site Canada Shipping Act 2001. Ship Time grants support ongoing DG research programs. Applicants must hold a Discovery Grant (or be successful in the current DG competition) to be eligible to receive a Ship Time grant. Recipients of Ship Time grants must use the funds as described in the application. Requests to use an alternate vessel will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Deadline: September 1, 2018
Contact: EnviroSciences-SciencesEnviro@nserc-crsng.gc.ca


NSERC Discovery Grants – Notice of Intent

The NSERC Discovery Grants Program assists in:

  • promoting and maintaining a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering in Canadian universities;
  • fostering research excellence; and
  • providing a stimulating environment for research training.

Applicants to the Discovery Grants program must present a program of research that is conceptually distinct from research supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) or the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

To apply for a Discovery Grant, applicants must first submit a Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI) by August 1, 2018.

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


Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CFSP) – New Zealand, 2019

Under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CFSP), a number of scholarships are offered by the New Zealand CSFP Committee, administered by Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara. These scholarships are available at the PhD level in all disciplines.

To be considered for a scholarship under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, an applicant must register an account and complete and submit the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) online application form.

Deadline: July 10, 2018
Contact: scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca


NIH R01 Research Grants – renewal, resubmission, revision

The NIH R01 Research Grant provides support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH. The R01 provides support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH. R01s can be investigator-initiated or can be solicited via a Request for Applications. The R01 research plan proposed by the applicant must be related to the stated program interests of one or more of the NIH Institutes and Centers based on their missions.

The deadline for renewal, resubmission, or revision is July 5, 2018.

Renewal applications compete for funds with all other peer reviewed applications, and must be developed as fully as though the applicant is applying for the first time. Before a resubmission application can be submitted, the PD/PI must have received the summary statement from the previous review. NIH grantees use revision applications to request an increase in support in a current budget period for expansion of the project’s approved scope or research protocol.
NOTE: The former NIH term “revision,” is now “resubmission”.

Deadline: July 5, 2018
Contact: For general grant information contact grantsinfo@od.nih.gov


NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants

The NSERC Idea to Innovation (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.

Eligible research and development activities include:

  • refining and implementing designs;
  • verifying application;
  • conducting field studies;
  • preparing demonstrations;
  • building prototypes; and
  • performing beta trials.

Application forms, guidelines and application instructions for the I2I Grants are available.

Deadline: July 3, 2018
Contact: For more information on the I2I Grants contact i2i@nserc-crsng.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 support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs facing organizations in non-academic sectors and let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities.

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


Mitacs Globalink Research Internships (GRI)

The Mitacs Globalink Research Internships (GRI) is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Ukraine. From May to October of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines.

After professors submit research projects to Mitacs, all accepted projects are made available to student applicants in an online database. Professor project proposals are due June 13, 2018, by 1 p.m. PT, for 2019 Globalink Research Internships.

Deadline: June 13, 2018
Contact: helpdesk@mitacs.ca


Global Affairs Canada (GAC) – Innovation for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ghana

In addition to the achievement of this ultimate outcome: Global Affairs Canada (GAC) – Innovation for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ghana, the preliminary proposal must also contribute to at least one of the following intermediate outcomes:

  • Improved enabling environment and reduced gender-specific barriers for women’s participation in economic growth;
  • Enhanced access to decent work for women; and
  • Increased productivity, profitability and innovation of women-owned businesses.

You must be able to answer “yes” to all of the following statements in order for your application to be considered for funding under this call:

  • Funding requested: You are requesting Global Affairs Canada funding of at least $5 million and no more than $10 million.
  • Project Duration: The proposed project lasts at least three years and no more than five years.
  • Project Location: The proposed project takes place in Ghana.
  • Not-for-profit: The proposed project would not generate a profit for the applicant or any partner organizations (please see section 15 of the Terms and Conditions of the International Development Assistance Program).
  • Language of application: The application package documents are complete and presented in either English or French, or a combination of these two languages. (If your original documentation is in a language other than French or English, provide a scan of the original as well as a translation).

Deadline: June 6, 2018
Interested applicants should contact Deborah Watt in SPARC by May 14 to discuss the submission process.


SSHRC/CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects Initiative

The SSHRC/CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects Initiative supports innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects, requiring participation from the natural sciences or engineering community together with the health sciences community.

In addition, a special call: Artificial Intelligence (AI): Health and Society is being supported by CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC within this funding opportunity. Successful projects from this call will bring together researchers from natural sciences and engineering; health sciences; social sciences and humanities to collaborate on innovative artificial intelligence research applied to health and to investigate ethical, legal, and/or societal impacts associated with the development, scale, and spread of AI in the health sector.

Deadline: May 29, 2018
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca