FUNDING DEADLINES AND OPPORTUNITIES

OFFICE OF RESEARCH INTERNAL DEADLINE

The Office Of Research and Graduate Studies deadline is two weeks before the sponsor deadline for most applications and proposals.
Two weeks provides the ORGS with time to review the application package and return it to the researcher in the event that any changes are required before the final 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 the ORGS at the earliest stage of application.

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

TRI-COUNCIL

SSHRC - SSHRC supports postsecondary-based research, research training and knowledge mobilization activities in the social sciences and humanities.

SSHRC funding opportunities are available through three programs: TalentInsight and Connection.

NSERC - NSERC aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence. Undergrad Student Research Award, (USRA) information

CIHR - As the Government of Canada's health research investment agency, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) supports excellence across all four pillars of health research: biomedical; clinical; health systems services; and population health.

MITACS

Mitacs builds partnerships between academia, industry, and the world – to create a more innovative Canada

Accelerate: For a grad student, a supervising professor, and a partner organization develop a research project

Elevate: (For a postdoctoral student): Build your career through this competitive two-year research management training program and postdoctoral fellowship.  

Globalink: (For a Grad or Undergrad Student): Take your research abroad with Mitacs Globalink, it offers travel funding between Canada and several international partners.

Mitacs is accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities for student travel from Canada. We recommend that students apply by May 2018 for travel planned in Fall 2018.

The Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students to undertake research projects abroad. Projects last 12–24 weeks and all disciplines are eligible.

New destinations include:

The full list of destinations is available on our website, along with resources for finding a professor abroad, suggested application timelines, and other program information.

If you have any questions, contact Mitacs International at international@mitacs.ca.

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.

Canadian Science Policy Fellowship: Mitacs is committed to fostering policy leadership among Canada’s researchers and we have worked to identify ways to integrate academic research and evidence-informed policy-making with federal and provincial governments.

Converge: Apply your research to industry challenges and foster ties with Canadian small businesses and large multi-national firms.

Step: (For A Grad or Undergrad Student): Step workshops give you the skills you’ll need in your career. Taught by professionals, they’re valued at hundreds of dollars but are no cost to you.

MITACS POWER POINT PRESENTATION (APRIL 2017)

For more information, contact Mitacs International at international@mitacs.ca.

NSERC

NSERC’s Science, Action! video contest offers postsecondary students a chance to win cash prizes. Working alone or in teams, students are challenged to film or animate short, creative videos that tell a simple story about fascinating science. Top prize is $3,500!
In addition to a cash prize, the top 15 videos will be featured in museum exhibits, shown at public science events, and as part of the Science Odyssey and Science Literacy Week national celebrations.
A new special prize worth $3,000 dollars for videos focused on research related to Canada’s North. This prize is in addition to the Final Fifteen prizes, meaning contestants are eligible for up to two prizes with one video submission! Any video that features research with a strong connection to Canada’s North will be automatically considered. The judges will select one winner.
Deadline for submissions is January 19, 2018.
Visit our website for information on contest rules and more.

CIHR

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.

CIHR - INDIGENOUS HEALTH RESEARCH

As the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) moves forward in implementing its Action Plan to strengthen Indigenous health research in Canada:
Two CIHR initiatives relevant to Indigenous health research: the Indigenous component of the Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (I-HeLTI), and the Networks Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR). The deadline to submit an application is February 5th, 2018.

Networks Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is planning to launch a request for applications for Development Grants for Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR).

The NEIHR Development Grants will bring together Indigenous Peoples/Communities/Organizations and other members of the research team, including researchers, knowledge-users and/or partners, to undertake initial planning and proposal development in preparation of an anticipated future CIHR NEIHR Network grants Request for Applications (RFA) The purpose of the NEIHR is to establish a solid foundation for Indigenous health research driven by and grounded in Indigenous communities in Canada.

Anticipated launch of the NEIHR Development Grant request for application: Winter 2018
Anticipated deadline: Spring 2018
Anticipated funding start date: Fall 2018

FULBRIGHT CANADA

The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the USA. Fulbright Canada is an integral part of the prestigious global Fulbright program. It is binational, treaty-based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to identify the best and brightest minds in both countries and engage them in residential academic exchange.

CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR MILITARY & VETERAN HEALTH RESEARCH (CIMVHR)

The Vision of CIMVHR: The health and well-being of Canadian military personnel, Veterans and their families is maximized through world class research resulting in evidence-informed practices, policies and programs.

VANCOUVER FOUNDATION

Vancouver Foundation grants support thousands of projects every year to help build healthy, vibrant, and livable communities across BC. We're committed to the principle of community-guided granting to make sure our funding serves the broad needs of the community.

Institute on Municipal Finance and GoverNANCE

IMFG focuses on the fiscal health and governance challenges facing large cities and city-regions. The Institute’s mandate is to conduct independent research, spark and inform public debate, and to engage the academic and policy communities around important issues of municipal finance and governance.

Each year, IMFG provides three fellowships. The Post-Doctoral Fellowship provides an annual stipend of C$50,000 to support researchers who have received their PhD and are continuing their studies. The IMFG Graduate Fellowship in Municipal Finance and Governance, and the Blanche and Sandy Van Ginkel Graduate Fellowship in Municipal Finance and Governance each provide C$5,000 to support full-time graduate students undertaking doctoral or master’s level work at the University of Toronto.
For more details, website.

DATABASES/FUNDING AGENCIES