External Grants

NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program

The NSERC 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.

Deadline: September 22, 2018
Contact: CREATE@nserc-crsng.gc.ca


CIHR Catalyst Grant: Cannabis Research in Urgent Priority Areas

Canada has committed to legalizing and regulating the use of cannabis for non-medical purposes, with legislation expected to be enacted in the summer of 2018. The purpose of this CIHR Catalyst Grant funding opportunity is to strengthen the evidence base and expand cannabis research in these identified areas, to build cannabis-related research capacity and/or to inform the development of future larger scale research projects.

Deadline: September 18, 2018
Email: 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 Indigenous research, as well as those involving research-creation.

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


CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

The CIHR Project Grant is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, health care, health systems, 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: September 12, 2018
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Journals

SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Journals grants respond to the objectives of the Connection program. They support Canadian scholarly dissemination by offering a contribution to enable journals to explore innovative activities as well as to help them to defray the costs associated with publishing scholarly articles, digital publishing and journal distribution on Canadian not-for-profit platforms.

Aid to Scholarly Journals grants are meant to:

  • increase dissemination, discoverability and readership of original research results in the social sciences and humanities through Canadian scholarly journals;
  • leverage significant federal investments in digital scholarly publishing infrastructure;
  • assist journals as they seek to take advantage of developments in digital technologies and innovative practices; and
  • encourage the transition to open access models of publishing.

Deadline: September 10, 2018
Email: scholarlyjournals@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


SSHRC Connection Grants: Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation

Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants support interdisciplinary events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives to contribute to the CRCC-prioritized national dialogue. These events and activities represent opportunities to engage and exchange knowledge on successful ways of conducting Indigenous research that are transformative and contribute to reconciliation, including holistic, interdisciplinary and distinctions-based approaches. Note: The leadership and governance of proposed projects must involve the participation of First Nations, Métis or Inuit communities.

Deadline: September 6, 2018
Contact (for questions and to send your application): Indigenousresearch@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


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