Trinity Western University

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Funding Deadlines and Opportunities


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Call for Nominations to the Royal Society of Canada and Trudeau Fellowships: 

Royal Society of Canada Fellow nominations-Internal deadline to Research Office is October 13

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC): The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada was established in 1882 as the senior Canadian collegium of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists. It is Canada’s National Academy. The primary objective of the Society is to promote learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the natural and social sciences, by recognizing Canada's leading intellectuals, scholars, researchers and artists.  Please see the link below for further details on the Society, how to become a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and how to build a nomination dossier. 


Trudeau Fellowships-Internal deadline to Research Office is October 13

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation encourages research, reflection and action in four areas important to Canadians: human rights and dignityresponsible citizenshipCanada's role in the world, and people and their natural environment. Every year, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation recognizes fellows who have set themselves apart through their research achievements, their creativity, and their social commitment to one or more of the Foundation’s four themes. The fellows are selected in light of their productivity, their innovation, and their communication and engagement. The overall value of the fellowship is $225,000 per fellow, paid over three years. Visit the website for program information and nomination process details. 

Internal applications for both the Royal Society of Canada Fellows as well as the Trudeau Fellowships will be adjudicated by the Academic Research Council who will then recommend nominee(s) to the Senate for submission on behalf of the university.  For more information, please contact Eve at 3204.

 Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN)

Transforming the future of health care for frail elderly Canadians

Call for large-scale, transformative research projects

Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN) invites researchers and their teams to submit proposals for large-scale, patient-centred, multi-year transformative research projects that have the potential to radically improve systems of care for frail elderly Canadians.

Unique opportunity.  This is a rare and exceptional opportunity to help shape the course of care for millions of frail elderly Canadians.  TVN will fund a select, limited number of innovative research projects that demonstrate superior potential for generating significant and measurable economic, social and health benefits for the Canadian health care system.

Shaping future direction.  Winning, accepted proposals will shape the longer-term strategic focus of the TVN Network for the 2017-2022 funding cycle that will be defined in 2016.  Preference will be given to proposals that build on previously funded TVN research and that improve the uptake or application of existing evidence to improve models of care.

Target population.  More than 1.1 million older Canadians are in frail health: experiencing multiple health challenges, social isolation and struggling to manage their care needs.  Their numbers more than doubling in the next 20 years, frail elderly Canadians occupy most hospital intensive care and acute care beds, rely on multiple prescription medicines and require long-term, home-based and residential facility care.

This is TVN.  TVN is Canada’s network for frail elderly care solutions. Funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence, we partner with health care providers, universities, the private sector and community agencies to support research, study medical technologies, share knowledge and train care professionals to improve frail elderly care practices and outcomes across all settings of care.  Recognizing that frail elderly Canadians may be nearing the end of life, TVN is dedicated to their advance care planning and end-of-life care.

Next steps for proponents.  Researchers should visit  to review eligibility requirements and application guidelines.  Also, address your questions and comments to Dr. Perry Kim, TVN Research Manager, at and 613-549-6666, x 6208.



October 30, 2015 Deadline to apply for the second This link will take you to another Web site Canada First Research Excellence Fund inaugural competition

 SSHRC Insight Grant 

Insight Grants webinar presentation given by SSHRC on September 9, 2015

Important changes will be made to the Insight Grants (IG) funding opportunity for the October 2015 competition:

The application and submission will use the existing online system at the SSHRC website.  

However, the following changes will be implemented this year.

Elimination of the Notice of Intent (NOI)
Reduction of the maximum grant to $400K
Reduction of the annual maximum to $100K
Clearer directives to adjudication committee members regarding their role in scrutinizing grant budget.
Implementation of a committee budget envelope to encourage greater scrutiny

Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) contract opportunity

We are seeking a researcher from one of our 37 partner Universities to conduct data analysis on health information obtained from Reserve Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members through the 2013/14 Health and Lifestyle Information Survey (HLIS) and to create a written report of the findings.  Notice of Task. The work will be performed for The  Canadian Forces Health Services Group.  Please note that this competition has a security requirement as described in the Statement of Work.


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. Webinars will be held to communicate details of the initiative.  For more information and to register, please visit the CIHR Web site or register directly by selecting one of the following presentations: 

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

 Fulbright Canada Programs

You will find below a list of all our programs for Canadian Scholars and Students. November 15, 2015

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.


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

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

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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