External Grants

CIHR Team Grants: GACD Mental Health – Canada-China

The CIHR Team Grants: GACD Mental Health – Canada-China is jointly supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Its aim is to promote the development of Canadian-Chinese scientific co-operation between universities, hospitals, research institutes and affiliated research organizations in Canada and China by supporting collaborative research teams working on implementation research projects in the field of mental health.

This funding opportunity is also part of the fourth joint research program of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD). Established in 2009, the GACD is a globally coordinated effort of thirteen health research funding agencies which supports implementation research on the prevention and management of chronic non-communicable diseases.

Deadline: April 11, 2017
Contact: Tel: 613-954-1968, Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178, Email: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

SSHRC Impact Awards

SSHRC Impact Awards are designed to support research based knowledge of Canadian researchers in the social sciences and humanities. Outstanding individuals are awarded and acknowledged for their achievements in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities. The awards funded by SSHRC must be used for activities that will advertise the work being honoured such as promoting the research achievements of the recipient.

Application deadline: April 5, 2017

Nomination packages must be submitted in full and mailed to the following address:

350 Albert Street
P.O. Box 1610
Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4

For more information please view the award program website.

CIHR Team Grants: More Years / Better Lives (2017)

The Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “More Years, Better Lives – The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change” seeks to enhance coordination and collaboration between European and national research programmes related to demographic change. This funding opportunity “Aging and place in a digitizing world” is concerned with the ways in which the health and wellbeing of older people, at all stages of later life, is supported and promoted through the design of the social and physical environment, access to opportunities to learn, and the use of technologies of all kinds. Innovative, transnational and interdisciplinary collaborative projects that investigate the potential of technology, place and learning in relation with the older adult.

Deadline: April 4, 2017
Contact: Tel: 613-954-1968, Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178, Email: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

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 sector and promote its transfer to a new or established Canadian company. The I2I Grants provide funding to faculty members to support research and development projects with recognized technology transfer potential.

Deadline: April 3, 2017
Contact: 613-947-9485, Email: i2i@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.

NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects application

Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects (SPG‑P) fund early-stage project research in targeted areas. To be funded, a research project must meet the following requirements:

  • The project must support the goal of Strategic Partnership Grants and fall within one of the target areas.
  • The objectives and scope of the project must be well-defined. The duration may be from one to three years.
  • At least one academic researcher and at least one supporting organization must collaborate in the project.
  • The supporting organization must be actively involved in all stages of the project; in-kind contributions are required, but cash is not.

For the 2017 competition, the preliminary applications must address one or more of the Strategic Partnership Grants target areas.

Deadline: April 1, 2017
Contact: Tel: 613-995-1111, Email: strgr@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.

NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks preliminary application

Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks (SPG‑N) fund large-scale, multidisciplinary research projects in targeted research areas that require a network approach and that involve collaboration between academic researchers and Canadian-based organizations. The applicant should be an established researcher with a solid track record in collaborative research, student training and grant management, and who demonstrates the leadership and other skills necessary for managing a complex, interdisciplinary, multi-institutional project. For the 2017 competition the preliminary applications must address one or more of the Strategic Partnership Grants target areas.

Deadline: April 1, 2017
For general inquiries contact: resgrant@nserc-crsng.gc.ca or 613-995-5829. For more contact information, please see the NSERC Contact Directory.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Innovation in Regulatory Science

Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards provide up to $500,000 over five years to academic investigators developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others make.

Application deadline: March 15, 2017

For more information please visit the Burroughs Wellcome Fund website.

Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship

In collaboration with Canada’s research and policy communities, Mitacs has established the Canadian Science Policy Fellowship. The fellowship provides a 12-month immersion into the policy-making process. Working with government decision makers and stakeholders, fellows contribute their research expertise and analytical skills to inform policy actions. Fellows’ participation in policy activities provides them with the direct training and experience to address challenges of national public importance.

Deadline: March 14, 2017

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, 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.

SSHRC Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent

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. Partnership Grants undergo a two-stage adjudication process, involving a letter of intent and a formal application. Only applicants successful at the letter of intent stage will be invited to submit a formal application.

Letter of Intent Deadline: February 15, 2017
Contact: Tel: 613-943-1007, Email: partnershipgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.