External Grants

NSERC Discovery Grants – Notification of Intent

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: August 1, 2017 (Notification of intent – full application due Nov 1)
Contact: resgrant@nserc-crsng.gc.ca. Phone: 613-995-5829.


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: August 1, 2017 (internal deadline Jul 28)
Contact: connection@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca. Phone: 613-943-1007.


Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship

Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training component. Elevate fellows progress through the program in a cohort, giving them cross-disciplinary networking and peer-learning opportunities they might not have otherwise in their careers. Over the two-year fellowship, Elevate fellows divide their time between their partner organization project and university-based research with their faculty supervisor.

Deadline: July 5, 2017
Contact: elevate@mitacs.ca


NIH R01 Research Grants (renewal, resubmission, revision)

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project (R01) (renewal, resubmission, revision) 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: July 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.


NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants

NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology originating from the university sector and promote its transfer to a Canadian company. The Grants provide funding 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. Four distinct funding options are proposed, characterized by the maturity of the technology or the involvement of an early-stage investment entity or an industrial partner.

Deadline: July 4, 2017
Contact: i2i@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.


BC Innovation Council (BCIC) Ignite (Summer-Fall Letter of Intent)

BCIC Ignite provides funding to accelerate commercialization of new technologies and innovations in the natural resources and applied sciences in British Columbia. The program provides awards of up to $300,000 to consortia that are conducting research projects that address a significant demonstrated problem faced by industry and will commercialize a proposed innovation within a 3-year timeframe.

Deadline: June 27, 2017
Contact: programs@bcic.ca


Canada Council for the Arts Killam Prizes

The Killam Prizes are awarded to active Canadian scholars who have made a substantial and significant contribution to their respective fields in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering.

Five prizes of $100,000 are awarded each year in recognition of outstanding career achievements (1 prize in each of the 5 fields).

Deadline: June 15, 2017
Contact: luiza.pereira@canadacouncil.ca


Gerda Henkel Foundation Research Grants & Research Scholarships

Support is primarily provided for the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the fields of Archaeology, Art History, Historical Islamic Studies, History, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History.

Applications for research projects and research scholarships can be made in connection with the general research grant programme. Candidates can apply regardless of their nationality and place of work.

More information can be found at the program website.

Deadline: June 15, 2017


CIHR Project Grant – Application

The 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 best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.

Registration Deadline: June 13, 2017

Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


CIHR Catalyst Grant: Personalized Health Catalyst Grants

The CIHR developed the CIHR Catalyst Grant: Personalized Health Catalyst Grants as part of a transformative series of catalyst grants with personalized health at their core. These catalyst grants aim to improve personalized health through three identified priority areas:

  • the development of novel e-Health apps to improve patient empowerment and shared decision making;
  • the development of predictive analytic models that can stratify patients by expected outcome and risk; and
  • the mining of existing databases to identify sex-drug-gene interactions.

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $8,200,000, enough to fund approximately 41 grants. The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 per year for up to 2 years for a total of $200,000, per grant.

Deadline: June 13, 2017
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca