External Grants

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
Contact:policyfellowship@mitacs.ca


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.


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: February 5, 2017
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.


MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator – Full Application

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 program gives health professionals the opportunity to link their practical knowledge of patient care and health service delivery to a research project, and to develop their capacity to contribute significantly to their field. 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: February 3, 2017 (LOI Deadline Dec 5, 2016)
Contact: Rashmita Salvi, Tel: 604-714-2779, Email: rsalvi@msfhr.org.


SSHRC Insight Development Grants

Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams. The maximum value of an Insight Development Grant is $75,000 over one to two years. For the current competition, at least 50 per cent of funds will be reserved for applications from emerging scholars.

Deadline: February 3, 2017
Contact: Tel.: 613-996-6976, Email: insightdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.