External Grants

SSHRC Insight Development Grants

Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams. The maximum value of an Insight Development Grant is $75,000 over one to two years. For the current competition, at least 50 per cent of funds will be reserved for applications from emerging scholars.

Deadline: February 2, 2018
Contact: Tel.: 613-996-6976, Email: insightdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.


SSHRC Connection Grants

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. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant 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; higher amounts for outreach activities may be considered if well justified.

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


MSFHR 2018 Scholar Program – Full application

The MSFHR Scholar Program allows early-career researchers to establish an independent research career, build a leading research program, and expand their potential to make significant contributions to their field. The Scholar award provides salary support at $90,000 per annum for up to five years.

Deadline: February 02, 2018 (full application)
Contact: Rashmita Salvi, rsalvi@msfhr.org


CIFAR Global Call for Ideas – Letter of Intent

CIFAR is pleased to announce a second Global Call for Ideas, inviting research leaders from around the world to identify important global research challenges that would benefit from CIFAR’s approach to sustained research interactions that include diverse perspectives. Submissions must address global, complex questions and identify an interdisciplinary research approach. Proposals will be accepted from all areas of research.

Deadline: January 21, 2018 (Letter of Intent)
Contact: globalcall@cifar.ca


MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Program – Full application

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Program is intended to help decrease the gap between health research and its implementation by supporting health professionals to conduct and apply research relevant to health and/or the health system in BC. The HP-I Program achieves this by contributing to the award recipient’s salary in order to protect time for research, and/or by defraying the cost of research personnel directly associated with the award recipient’s proposed research. HP-I awards provide an initial three years of funding support at $90,000 per annum, with the option to renew the award for an additional two years.

Deadline: January 19, 2018 (Full application)
Contact: HPI@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: January 8, 2018
Contact: i2i@nserc.crsng.gc.ca


Mitacs Graduate Research related to social inclusion – ON-101 – Letter of Intent

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: January 8, 2018 (Letter of Intent)
Contact: accelerate@mitacs.ca


SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insightprogram 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: December 15, 2017
Contact: partnershipengagegrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to:

  • develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new partnerships for research and related activities involving existing and/or potential partners; or
  • design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

Partnerships funding is intended for teams working in formal collaboration between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types. Partnership Development Grants are valued at $75,000 to $200,000 over one to three years.

Deadline: November 30, 2017
Contact: partnershipdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


CIHR Operating Grant: Economic Forecasting

The CIHR Operating Grant: Economic Forecasting (Investing in Primary and Secondary Prevention: Developing Canada’s Health Economic Forecasting Capacity) funding opportunity aims to provide relevant audiences with the frameworks and tools that can support the economic analysis of  investments in primary and secondary health prevention, identify the scientific and policy challenges that must be addressed if the costs of such investments are to be amortized over time, and outline the changes required to accounting regulations that would allow the costs of primary and secondary prevention and early intervention services and programs to be amortized. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $265,000, enough to fund approximately one grant for up to one year.

Deadline: November 28, 2017
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca