External Grants

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


NIH R01 Research Grant Applications

The 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.

Further information is available here.

ORS Deadline: May 30, 2017
Deadline: June 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.


CIHR Project Grant – Registration

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: May 30, 2017
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).

For more information, please visit this link.

Deadline: May 15, 2017

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, 2017

For more information about this program, please visit their website.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Contact dfischer@spencer.org with any questions.


NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program (Letter of Intent)

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; and
  • facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce. Full details are available here.

Funding of up to $150,000 in the first year and up to $300,000 annually for up to five subsequent years, will be provided by NSERC for up to $1.65 over six years. CREATE initiatives are expected to be self-sustaining by the end of six years.

LOI Deadline: May 1, 2017

Contact: resgrant@nserc-crsng.gc.ca or or consult the Contact List.