Trinity Western University

Funding Opportunities

Funding Deadlines and Opportunities


Power Point Presentation (October 2015)

Poster for Graduate Students

Accelerate Program

Travel abroad for an international research collaboration
Access funding for research in FranceIndia, and Tunisia.
Deadline: November 20.

Internship Between Canada and Japan. Application Deadline November 18, 2015- January 29, 2016.

Apply your research
Accelerate funds collaborations between university researchers and partner organizations. Funding starts at $15,000.

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

 Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN)

Research and Funding Opportunities

 Vancouver Foundation

Interested applicants must contact the Research Office (Eve) to coordinate submission to the Vancouver Foundation. 

Key dates: 

Our Health and Social Development field of interest is now open for application - the deadline for submitting your Project Overview is 06 November at 4pm. 

Please note there is a restricted focus to the funding available in Health and Social Development this cycle -Due to the restricted intentions defined in some of our endowment funds, the upcoming grant cycle will focus exclusively on social innovations that address the systemic challenges affecting:

  • Children who are living with physical and/or mental disabilities, are in poverty or are otherwise underprivileged, or who are suffering from abuse, injury, illness or emotional disturbance.
  • Persons living with disabilities, illness and disease (especially mental health, arthritis, blindness, deafness, heart disease or cancer).  

There is also additional funding available for health research projects that use a community-based participatory action research approach to support projects with broader health and social development objectives.  

Download the revised Health and Social Development guidelines now. 

Next up is Education and Training - opening on 21 December, 2015 followed by Arts and Culture - opening on 11 January, 2016

Information about other fields of interest opening soon and on our website.

 Fulbright Canada Programs

Twitter @FulbrightCanada 

Awards for Canadian Scholars

The competition is for awards to be taken up September 2016 and/or January 2017

Applicants can apply to the:


  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens,
  • Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate. Candidates outside academia (e.g., professionals, artists) with recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments are also eligible,
  • Meet all other eligibility requirements.

Inquiries: Brad Hector, Program Officer (Scholars), 

Awards for Canadian Students

Graduate Students can apply to the:

Traditional Fulbright student awards

The competition is for awards to be taken up for one 9-month academic year starting September 2016


  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens,
  • Be in receipt of a bachelor's degree prior to the proposed start date of the grant,

Inquiries: Michelle Emond, Program Officer (Students), 

Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program

The competition is for awards to be taken up for one 10-month academic year starting August 2016


  • Candidates must be Francophone Canadian citizens,
  • Be proficient in French and in English,
  • Be aged between 21 and 29 years at the time of application,
  • Be in receipt of a bachelor's degree prior to the proposed start date of the grant, Master's degrees are highly desirable at many institutions

Inquiries: Michelle Emond, Program Officer (Students), 

Undergraduate Students can apply to the:

Killam Fellowships Program

The competition is for awards to be taken up September 2016 and/or January 2017

This award is structurally similar to the Fulbright program as it allows Canadian undergraduate students to spend one semester in the United States. 

Candidates can apply to the:

Direct Exchange Program  -Applicants submit their applications through their home institution. 

NOTE deadlines vary from December 2015 to January 2016 at each of the partner institutions participating in the direct exchange.  Consult the Instructions for Canadian undergraduate applicants for exact dates.

Open Competition Program  - Applicants can submit their applications through their home institution or can submit their application directly to Fulbright Canada on or before February 1, 2016


  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens,
  • Be full-time undergraduate students in good standing at a degree granting institution in Canada,
  • Meet all other eligibility requirements as indicated in the application package.

Important Deadlines:

May 15: Annual Competition Opens
Application forms are available under ‘How to Apply' in this section.
November 15: Application Deadline 
Applications must be submitted electronically on or before November 15.
December: Screening and Assessment 
Applications are assessed for eligibility and completeness, and assigned to the appropriate subcommittee for adjudication.
January: Adjudication Committee Meeting 
The adjudication committee meets to rank applications and make recommendations.
Mid-February: Board of Directors Reviews/Approves Committee Recommendations 
The Board reviews all recommended applicants to ensure fit to program.
March: J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) Review 
All recommended candidates require FSB approval.
April 15: Grantees Notified 
All selected and non-selected candidates are notified, including those on the reversion list.

Inquiries: Michelle Emond, Program Officer (Students),

CHIR and SSHRC– Joint initiative 

Healthy and Productive Work

Application Deadline:  November 30, 2015 

We are pleased to share that the first phase of a two-phase call for applications under Healthy and Productive Work  has now been launched.  

Healthy and Productive Work, a joint initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), is aimed at driving innovative, evidence-informed and gender responsive solutions to work and labour market challenges to improve the health and productivity of Canada’s diverse workforce. 

Details of the initiative and application requirements can be found on the CIHR Web site

A partner linkage tool has been developed to facilitate collaborations across research disciplines as well as researcher-partner linkage (e.g. workers, employers, policy-makers, regulators, clinicians, insurers, service providers, workplace safety and insurance boards, unions, professional associations, and other stakeholders across sectors). Those interested are encouraged to make use of this tool to connect with others with related interests for the development of projects.

For questions, please contact: 

Gianni Rossi, Program Officer
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council
Telephone: 613-947-9652

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR)

 “Longitudinal study on the mental health of Veterans during military to civilian transition” 

Veterans Affairs Canada requires a longitudinal qualitative study to better understand the mental health and well-being of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members/Veterans, the determinants of mental health and well-being and the effectiveness of supports during the peri-release period of military to civilian transition (MCT). The objective of this work is to enhance the mental health and well-being of CAF Veterans during MCT to facilitate an optimal transition to civilian life.

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) has entered into partnership with the Government of Canada to procure Research and Development Services related to the mental, social and physical wellbeing of active military members, Veterans and their families. CIMVHR is seeking Notices of Interest from qualified researchers or a research team to enter into a contract with CIMVHR to produce this Work.

The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • One or more senior investigators with an MD or a PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Experience and knowledge in the domain of mental health and well-being
  • Experience and familiarity with military and/or Veteran health issues
  • Experience and capabilities in conducting qualitative research
  • Expertise and experience in the area of mental health and well-being research
  • A faculty appointment at one of CIMVHR’s 40 partner Universities (A list of partner Universities is available at;
  • Be able to meet project deliverables within stated timelines
  • Please see  Statement of Work (SOW) for more details.

Qualified researchers may submit a notice of interest that includes:

  • Their CV, and the CV’s of any research team members proposed if applicable;
  • A 1 page document (500 words max.) listing relevant experience of the principal applicant and team members if applicable;
  • A draft project budget and 1-2 page budget justification

Please submit applications by December 11, 2015 to 



We are seeking a researcher from one of our 37 partner Universities to lead six specific analysis projects using its 2013 Mental Health Survey data and to serve as a co-author on six additional analysis projects using the same survey data.  The work will be performed for the Canadian Armed Forces Mental Health Directorate.  Please note that this competition has a security requirement as described in the Statement of Work. March 2016


"Qualitative Study on the Health and Well-being of Families of Canadian Armed Forces Veterans with Mental Health Problems"

We are seeking a researcher from one of our 40 partner Universities to conduct a qualitative study to better understand the health and well-being of families of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veterans with mental health problems (including OSIs); whether the family is accessing support; and if so, whether the support appears to be working for them.  The work will be performed for Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). Notice- Qualitative Study on the Health and Well Being of CAFV with Mental Health Problems.  Statement of Work. Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C.

Jocelyne Halladay, 
Contracts and Publications Coordinator 
Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research 
Queen's University
Phone: 613-533-6000 Xt 74756 

 Michael Smith Foundation

MSFHR's 2016 Trainee Program competition for post-doctoral fellowship awards is less than two weeks away.

On Monday, November 2, full competition instructions will be posted on our website and MSFHR ApplyNet will open to receive applications. Letters of intent are due December 4, 2015 and full applications must be submitted by February 9, 2016.

Trainee awards are a core element of MSFHR's investment in building and sustaining BC's health research excellence under our strategic goal #1 ("People"). These awards provide up to three years of salary support to help outstanding up-and-coming investigators develop their research careers.

MSFHR's 2016 Scholar Program is also underway. Starting with this year's competitions, MSFHR is pleased to offer both Scholar and Trainee programs on an annual basis as part of an expanded suite of programs that will broaden and enhance our support for health research and its application in British Columbia. 

Networking Grant for Christian Scholars

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities invites you to consider applying for a Networking Grant for Christian Scholars. Networking Grants are intended to mobilize CCCU faculty to create and disseminate high quality scholarship that brings Christian voices into contemporary academic conversations.
Networking grants support research that is significantly informed by Christian practices, perspectives, and purposes. Any topic is appropriate, but applications must clearly articulate the ways in which both the research and the scholarly products draw on the riches of the Christian tradition and are themselves exemplary of Christian thought and life. Scholarly products, such as books, articles, art exhibitions, concerts, and the like need not use explicit Christian language. Nor need they address overtly religious topics. But the grant application itself must clearly articulate the ways in which the proposed scholarly program is faithfully Christian.
Small teams of scholars are invited to apply for 1-year Planning Grants ($1500 - $3000) or 3-year Initiative Grants ($12,000 - 18,000).  The application deadline is 16 February 2016. To learn more, please go to the CCCU Networking Grants for Christian Scholars website.  There you will find information about the 2015 award winners, as well as information on how to apply for a 2016 Planning Grant or Initiative Grant.

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

Selected agency deadlines are listed in the Important Deadline Section. 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.

Important Deadlines



Other Funding Agencies (Canadian)

USA Granting Agencies

Christian Funding Agencies

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