External Grants

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – Health Professional-Investigator Letter of Intent

The 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.  The HP-I Program achieves this by contributing to the award recipient’s salary in order to protect time for research, and by defraying the cost of research personnel directly associated with the award recipient’s proposed research. The HP-I award provides an initial three years of funding support at $90,000 per annum, with the option to renew the award for an additional two years of support at $90,000 per annum.

Deadline: December 2, 2016
Contact: Rashmita Salvi, HealthProfInv@msfhr.org, 604-714-2779.


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, 2016
Contact: partnershipdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Grand Challenges

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems. Each initiative is an experiment in the use of challenges to focus innovation on making an impact. Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded, and successful projects have the opportunity to receive follow-on funding of up to $1 million.

Deadline: November 9, 2016
Contact: grandchallenges@gatesfoundation.org


Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research 2017 Scholar Program – Letter of Intent

The MSFHR Scholar Program is designed to attract and foster the development of outstanding health researchers in BC. The intent of the scholar awards is to allow 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 Program achieves this by providing funding support to a portion of the award recipients’ salaries. The scholar award provides salary support at $90,000 per year, over a five-year term.

Deadline: November 7, 2016 Letter of Intent
Deadline: December 16, 2016 Full Application
Contact: Rashmita Salvi, rsalvi@msfhr.org, 604-714-2779.


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: November 5, 2016
Applicants may also find it helpful to seek advice from an experienced investigator and to contact the Institute or Center most likely to fund their application – see R01 Contacts.


SSHRC Connection Grants

SSHRC 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. Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities. Awards are for one year and 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: November 1, 2016 (internal deadline Oct 25)
Contact: connection@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca. Phone: 613-943-1007.


SSHRC Partnershp Grants – Formal Application

SSHRC 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.

Deadline: November 1, 2016 (internal deadline Oct 25)
Contact: partnershipgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca. Phone: 613-943-1007.


NSERC Discovery Grants Program

The NSERC Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals. Discovery Grants are considered ‘grants in aid’ of research as they provide long term operating funds for up to five years to support the costs of a research program. Recipients of Discovery Grants are not restricted to the specific activities described in their applications, but may pursue new research interests, provided they are within NSERC’s mandate. Researchers can use their grants to participate in collaborative efforts.

Deadline: November 1, 2016 (internal deadline Oct 25)
Contact: resgrant@nserc-crsng.gc.ca. Phone: 613-995-5829.


NSERC Research Tools & Instruments (RTI) and Operations & Maintenance Support for Research Equipment

Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants foster and enhance the discovery, innovation and training capability of university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering by supporting the purchase of research equipment. RTI awards are one year awards of up to $150,000.
Operations and Maintenance Support for Research Equipment Grants assist regional and national Canadian research facilities in the natural sciences and engineering to cover their operations and maintenance costs for one or two years up to $150,000/year.

Deadline: October 25, 2016
Contact: 613-995-5829.


CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2016

The CIHR Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. The amount available for the Fall competition is approximately $137.5M. The competition will also have a specific funding envelope to support New/Early Career Investigators.

Deadline: October 20, 2016 (registration deadline Sep 20, 2016)
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.