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Faculty External Award Funding Calendar

Faculty members are encouraged to apply for the following funding opportunities. These opportunities are sorted by agency.

If you would like to take advantage of our Grantsmanship Mentoring Program, you must email a final draft to jillc@athabascau.ca 2–3 weeks before the funder’s deadline. Be sure to include any relevant information, including the application deadline.

Learn about the funding process.

Opportunity Agency Internal Deadline External Deadline Award Amount
Foundation Grant CHIR Registration: July 15
Application Stage 1: August 29
Application Stage 2: January 23
Registration: August 8
Application Stage 1: September 12
Application Stage 2: February 6
Commensurate with need.
Operating Grant CHIR Varies with program. Varies with program. Varies with program.
Accelerate Mitacs Anytime Anytime $15,000 for each 4-month internship.
Elevate Mitacs July and September July and September $110,000 over 2 years.
Globalink Research Internship Mitacs April April All funds go directly to intern.
Please send questions to research@athabascau.ca.
Collaborative Research and Development Grants NSERC Anytime Anytime Varies.
Projects may range from 1–5 years in duration.
Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program NSERC Letter of intent: April 15
Invited full application: September 7
Letter of intent: May 1
Invited full application: September 22
Up to $150,000 in the first year.
Up to $300,000 for up to 5 subsequent years.
Maximum grant is $1.65 million over 6 years.
Discovery Frontiers NSERC Please contact research@athabascau.ca for competition information. Please contact research@athabascau.ca for competition information. Up to $1 million per year for 4 years.
Discovery Grants Program NSERC Notice of intent: August 1
Full application: October 15
Notice of intent: August 1
Full application: November 1
Varies.
Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program NSERC Not applicable. Not applicable – NSERC selects recipients based on the evaluation of Discovery Grant applications. Up to $120,000 over 3 years.
Discovery Development Grants Program NSERC Not applicable. Not applicable – NSERC selects recipients based on the evaluation of Discovery Grant applications. Up to $20,000 over 2 years.
Engage Grant NSERC 2 weeks prior to submission to NSERC. Continuous Up to $25,000 for up to 6 months.
Engage Plus NSERC 2 weeks prior to submission to NSERC. Continuous Up to $12,500 to support an Engage project for an additional 6 months.
PromoScience NSERC September 1 September 15 Varies – NSERC generally contributes up to one-third of a program’s funding.
Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program NSERC October 11 October 25
Applicants and co-applicants must each currently hold or be applying for one of the following grants at the time of application:
  • Discovery Grant
  • Strategic Partnerships Grants
  • Collaborative Research and Development Grants
  • Canada Research Chairs
  • Canada Excellence Research Chairs
Up to $150,000.
Connection Grants SSHRC January 15
April 15
July 15
October 15
February 1
May 1
August 1
November 1
$7,000 to $25,000 for events.
Up to $50,000 for other outreach activities.
Impact Awards SSHRC March April
Faculty must be nominated by institution.
$100,000 (Gold Medal).
$50,000 (Talent Award, Insight Award, Connection Award, Partnership Award).
Insight Development Grants SSHRC January 18 February 2 $7,000 to $75,000 over 1 to 2 years.
Insight Grants SSHRC October 2 October 15 $7,000 to $400,000 over 3 to 5 years.
Partnership Development Grants SSHRC November 1 November 15
$75,000 to $200,000 over 1 to 3 years.
Partnership Engage Grants SSHRC September 1
December 1
March 1
June 1
September 15
December 15
March 15
June 15
$7,000 to $25,000.
Partnership Grants SSHRC Letter of intent: January 30
Invited full application: 3 weeks prior to submission to SSHRC
Letter of intent: February 15
Invited full application: November 1
Stage 1 (letter of intent) – up to $20,000 to help prepare the formal application.
Stage 2 (formal application by invitation) – up to $500,000 per year over 4 to 7 years
Maximum grant is $2.5 million.
Societal Implications of Genomics Research SSHRC/Genome Canada Varies with SSHRC funding opportunity. Varies with SSHRC funding opportunity.
To be considered for funding under this initiative, applicants must apply to one of the following SSHRC funding opportunities:
  • Insight Development Grants
  • Insight Grants
  • Partnership Development Grants
  • Connection Grants
  • Knowledge Synthesis Grants
Varies.

Updated October 05 2018 by Research

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