External Grants

SSHRC Insight Grants

SSHRC Insight Grants proposals are expected to respond to the objectives put forward in the call for proposals for the Insight program. Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities, and funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives of three to five years. Awards range from $7,000 minimum to $400,000 maximum.

Deadline: October 15, 2016
Contact: insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.


CIHR Foundation Grant – Stage 1

The CIHR Foundation Grant program is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of new and established health research leaders, by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative and high-impact research programs. Mid Career/Senior Investigators will be awarded 7-year grants. New/Early Career Investigators will be awarded 5-year grants. For grants funded from the 2016 competition, approximately $225M will be invested.

Deadline: October 13, 2016 (registration deadline Sep 13, 2016)
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


NIH R01 Research Grants

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: October 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.


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: October 3, 2016
Contact: i2i@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.


GRAMMY Foundation Grant Programs – Letter of Intent

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. Awards are either up to $5,000 or $20,000.

Deadline: October 1, 2016
Contact: loi@grammy.com.


NSERC Collaborative Research & Training Experience (CREATE)

The CREATE Program is designed to improve the mentoring and training environment for researchers of tomorrow by improving training in areas such as professional skills, communication and collaboration, as well as experience relevant to both academic and non-academic environments. The Program furthers the development of new researchers within the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) disciplines, or at the interdisciplinary frontier between NSE and the areas covered under the umbrella of the two other federal granting agencies; the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The award provides a maximum of $1.65M over 6 years.

Deadline: September 22, 2016 (LOI deadline May 1, 2016)
Contact: CREATE@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.


SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Aboriginal Peoples

In support of SSHRC’s continued engagement and investment in Aboriginal research and talent, SSHRC is launching a Knowledge Synthesis Grants funding opportunity for the future challenge area “How are the knowledge systems, experiences and aspirations of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples essential to building a successful and shared future for all Canadians?” These grants provide $25,000 for one year.

Deadline: September 13, 2016
Contact: Roxanne Dompierre, Senior Program Officer.


The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) 2017 Privacy Research Symposium

The OPC is inviting academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations, to submit proposals to organize and host the next research symposium in the Office’s Pathways to Privacy series, to be held between January 15 and March 31, 2017. The proposed event should emphasis innovation, feature previously funded projects under the Contributions Program, and address one or more of the OPC’s privacy priorities: Economics of Personal Information, Government Surveillance, Reputation and Privacy, and Body as Information. There is a maximum of $50,000 available for this initiative.

Deadline: August 15, 2016
View Agency Call for Proposals. For enquiries from potential applicants, please contact: contrib@priv.gc.ca.


Nunavut Research Institute: Call for Proposals

Irving Shipbuilding Inc., in partnership with Nunavut Arctic College is pleased to launch a call for proposals for applied research projects with a northern focus.  Its key objectives of this joint initiative is to build Arctic community capacity to engage in applied research and co-management decision making process, develop practical solutions to enhance marine safety and develop tools and technologies to respond marine incidents.
Deadline: August 11, 2016
For more information, please visit the website here.
Further inquiries can be directed to generalNRI@arcticcollege.ca.

BC Innovation Council: BCIC Ignite (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.

  • Focus: Proposals must involve the areas of natural resources, applied science and/or engineering, and must provide a clearly articulated solution to an existing problem.
  • Teams: Applicants must be a BC-based consortium comprised of two or more companies, organizations and academic researchers. All consortia must include an academic member and an industry partner.
  • Matching funds: Projects must secure matching funds from industry or government sources at a ratio of 2:1 matching dollars to Ignite dollars.
  • Timing: Projects must plan to move a proposed innovation to market within a 3-year timeframe.

Deadline (Letter of Intent): August 1, 2016

More information can be found at this website.

Interested applicants can direct specific inquiries to:

Kailyn Skuban
Program Manager, BCIC
Telephone: 604-602-5205
Email: programs@bcic.ca