External Grants

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


Canada Council for the Arts Killam Research Fellowships

The Killam Research Fellowships are release time awards that provide support to scholars of exceptional ability who are engaged in research projects of broad significance and widespread interest within the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, or studies linking any of these disciplines.

Fellowships are awarded each year, normally to full professors at Canadian universities and research institutes, who have an outstanding reputation in their area of research. The fellowship provides 2 years of release time (valued at $70,000 per year).

Deadline: May 15, 2018
Contact: luiza.pereira@canadacouncil.ca

Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants

The Small Research Grants program is intended to support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less. In keeping with the Spencer Foundation’s mission, this program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

Application deadline: May 1, 2018

A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.
Contact: dfischer@spencer.org

NSERC Collaborative Research & Training Experience (CREATE)

The 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.

These innovative programs must foster the acquisition and development of  professional skills among students and postdoctoral fellows that complement their qualifications and technical skills, and improve their job-readiness for careers in industry, government, non-governmental organizations, and/or academia.

Deadline: May 1, 2018 – letter of intent, September 22, 2018 (invited applications)
Contact: CREATE@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: May 1, 2018
Contact: connection@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca