Funding Deadlines and Opportunities


Mitacs is now accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities, including student travel to and from Canada. The deadline to apply is March 31, at 5 p.m. PST.

Projects last 12–24 weeks and are open to graduate students. Select destinations are also open to senior undergraduates. Funding varies by destination.

Students in Canada can do research in:

  • Brazil
  • China
  • France
    • At French universities or Inria Research Centres
  • India
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Tunisia

Graduate students in Canada can also apply for the Globalink Partnership Award, which supports research projects abroad with industry partners in any country except the United States. Applicants are encouraged to apply by June 9, 2017, for travel in Fall 2017.

Graduate students can do research in Canada from:

  • Inria Research Centres

Please distribute this information to your networks wherever possible, including to:

  • Students at Canadian universities interested in conducting research abroad
  • Faculty interested in hosting research students
  • Faculty interested in creating or deepening international collaborations
  • University administrators or staff at universities who can distribute this information to interested professors

To learn more, visit the Globalink web page or contact Mitacs International at

Funding Opportunity – Genome Canada 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition

Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – Genomics and Precision Health. This Competition is anticipated to be formally launched in early 2017 with detailed guidelines and application forms available at that time. 

This funding opportunity will be aimed at supporting projects that will demonstrate how genomics-based research can contribute to a more evidence-based approach to health and, thereby, improve health outcomes, and/or enhance the cost-effectiveness of the healthcare system. 

In keeping with Genome Canada’s mandate to invest in large-scale research, projects can range in budget from approximately $2 million to $10 million, over a term of up to four years. Genome Canada will provide a portion of funding for each project with the remainder to be obtained through co-funding from other sources. The exact co-funding ratio will be available at the time of launch.

Please note that an exciting new partnership for this program should soon be announced. Stay tuned!

For more information, contact your regional Genome Centre

Funding Opportunity – ERA-Net E-Rare Joint Transnational Call 2017

The ERA-NET “E-Rare” for research programs on rare diseases has been extended to a third phase “E-Rare-3” (2014-2019) to further help in coordinating the research efforts of European, Associated and non-European countries in the field of rare diseases and implement the objectives of International Rare Disease Research Consortium (IRDiRC). 

CIHR-IG along with FRQ-S, Muscular Dystrophy Canada and many other parties have decided to open the ninth E-Rare joint transnational call (JTC 2017) for funding multilateral research projects on rare diseases. The call is being opened simultaneously by the parties in their respective countries. In addition, Patient Organisations (PO) – like Muscular Dystrophy Canada – may also co-fund selected projects based on their mandate and research topic interest.

For more information please see:



ResearchNet is the web based portal for the preparation and submission of most grants to CIHR.  Check out the website frequently to view current and upcoming funding opportunities.

Of particular note, there are competitions for proposals in patient-oriented research, health services & economics, and population health intervention research.  The latter opportunity is sponsored by: The CIHR Roadmap Accelerator Fund (RAF), under the scientific leadership of the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health (IAPH), Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH), Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) in partnership with Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch.


For students in Canada to do research abroad:

  • Globalink Research Award – MHRD India 
    • Open to senior undergraduate and graduate students
    • 12-week projects at one of seven Indian Institutes of Technology
    • $5,000 award and a local grant equivalent to $5,000
  • Globalink Research Award – Inria 
    • Open to graduate students
    • 12- to 24-week projects at an Inria Research Centre in France
    • $5,000 award and a monthly stipend
  • Globalink Research Award – MHESR Tunisia 
    • Open to senior undergraduates and graduate students
    • 12- to 24-week projects at accredited universities in Tunisia
    • $7,000 award    

 For students in France to do research in Canada:

  • Globalink Research Award – Inria 
    • Open to PhD students at Inria Research Centres in France
    • 12- to 24-week research projects at Canadian universities
    • $5,000 award, a PhD stipend, and airfare 

To learn more, visit the Globalink web page or contact Mitacs International at

Power Point Presentation (October 2016)

Poster for Graduate Students

Mitacs Elevate

  • $55,000 annual award (plus $7,500 per year non-cash value in training)
  • Customized training exclusive to Elevate fellows
  • Long-term collaborative research project with a non-academic partner 

Accelerate Program

Get professional skills training (STEP)

Step provides career skills training to grad students and postdocs. Workshops take place on university campuses.  

Globalink Research Internship (GRI) projects. All disciplines are eligible

  • Top-ranked senior undergrads from Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia
  • For additional application information, consult the 2017 Globalink Faculty Application Guide 

Get research experience beyond your university

Mitacs Accelerate supports collaborations between university researchers and partner organizations for four months or longer. Apply any time. 

Gain a competitive edge in the job market 
Mitacs Step offers free skills training to grad students and postdocs. Workshops are available online and on campus.

Do research abroad with an industry partner 
With the Mitacs Globalink Partnership Award, graduate students in Canada can travel abroad for a research project with an international industry partner. 

Mitacs Elevate is now accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral funding:

  • $55,000 annual award (plus $7,500 per year non-cash value in training)
  • Exclusive, customized professional development training
  • Long-term collaborative research project with a non-academic partner


  • Letter of intent and Conflict of Interest declaration: January 25, 2017, at 5 p.m. PST
    • Letters of intent are not required to submit applications
  • Pre-review of draft applications: February 8, 2017, at 5 p.m. PST
  • Application: February 22, 2017, at 1 p.m. PST
  • Results announced: June 2017
  • Projects must start by September 5, 2017, after the proposal is approved AND Mitacs has received the partner funds, as per Mitacs Policy 

For questions or more information, please contact us at  

Fulbright Canada  Programs

Inquiries: Michelle Emond, Program Officer (Students),

Vancouver Foundation

Key dates 

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award Details can be found here

Research Office's Internal Deadline

The RO deadline is 2 weeks before the sponsor deadline for most applications and proposals. Two weeks provides RO with time to review the application package and return it to the researcher in the event that any changes are required before the submission. 

Exceptions to the two week deadline are Canada Research Chairs (CRC), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and RO-Administered Internal Grants. Applicants are encourages to work with RO at the earliest stage of application.

Other programs may have exceptions as well. These exceptions are communicated to researchers via group email list.

Other Internal Deadlines

Some units may have their own internal review deadlines. Applicants should check with their department, faculty to see if there are internal deadlines for review and signing of applications/proposals.

Agency Deadlines

These deadlines are obtained from agency websites but are subject to change. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review agency websites and correspondence for current deadline dates.


Other Funding Agencies (Canadian)

USA Granting Agencies

Christian Funding Agencies