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Research Funding Opportunities and Events Newsletter

Upcoming Research Funding Opportunities

Social Sciences and Humanities
Apr 5, 2019 Global Affairs Canada – International Policy Ideas Challenge
May 1, 2019 SSHRC – Connection Grant
Jun 15, 2019 SSHRC – Partnership Engage Grants
Natural Sciences and Engineering
May 1, 2019 NSERC CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training Experience) – please consult internal process
Jun 14, 2019 Belmont Forum – Collaborative Research Action on Resilience in Rapidly Changing Arctic Systems (CRA Arctic II)
No Deadline NSERC – Connect Grants
No Deadline NSERC – Engage Grants
No Deadline NSERC – Collaborative Research and Development Grants
Health Research
Apr 17, 2019 Canadian Cancer Society – Impact Grants (Letter of Intent)
Apr 18, 2019 *NEW* – Simons Foundation – Summer 2019 Pilot Award
Apr 19, 2019 Michael J. Fox Foundation – Therapeutic Pipeline Program (Pre-Proposal)
Apr 19, 2019 Michael J. Fox Foundation – Imaging Biomarkers to Track Disease Progression and Therapeutic Efficacy (Pre-Proposal)
Apr 19, 2019 Michael J. Fox Foundation – Biology of Astrocytes in Parkinson’s Disease (Pre-Proposal)
Apr 19, 2019 Michael J. Fox Foundation – Assays for Quantifying Oligomeric Alpha-Synuclein (Pre-Proposal)
Apr 22, 2019 CIHR – Operating Grant: New Investigator Grants in Child and Youth Health
May 6, 2019 The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation – SCI Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) Grants (Letter of Intent)
May 15, 2019 CIHR: Team Grant – Cannabis Research in Priority Areas (Letter of Intent)
May 22, 2019 CCS/CIHR Cancer Survivorship Team Grants
No Deadline Weston Brain Institute – Big Ideas: Canada
No Deadline Weston Brain Institute – Postdoctoral Scholars at Oxford
All/Multiple Disciplines
Apr 22, 2019 CU Development Grants Program
Apr 23, 2019 The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) – The Ulam Programme
Apr 26, 2019 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Apr 29, 2019 *NEW* – Facebook Research – Computer Vision for Global Challenges
Apr 29, 2019 SPRINT-São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration with Carleton University
Apr 30, 2019 U.S. Department of State – U.S. Mission to Canada Public Affairs Grants Program
Apr 30, 2019 Polar Knowledge Canada – Call for Funding Applications
May 15, 2019 *NEW* – Killam Research Fellowships – 2019
May 16, 2019 Ontario Genomics – Genomics in Society Interdisciplinary Research Teams Program (GiSIRT) (Draft Registration)
Aug 30, 2019 U.S. Department of State – U.S. Mission to Canada Public Affairs Grants Program
No Deadline *NEW* – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission – Participant Funding Program
No Deadline Mitacs – Globalink Research Awards


1) The Banting Post Doctoral Fellowship 2019 Pre-call

CORIS is excited to announce a pre-call notice for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships in anticipation of the Agency’s official call due at the end of this month. More information can be found here.

2) The 2019 CU Development Grants Program has launched! – (Deadline April 22, 2019)

These one-year, internal grants have a value of up to $10,000 and their purpose is to help initiate, bridge, complete or reorient a faculty’s research program through support of a single defined project when other funding sources are not available.  All full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members (Assistant, Associate, Full) are eligible to apply.   Funding is awarded through three separate competitions:

  • CU – SSHRC Explore Development Grant
  • CU – NSE Research Development Grant
  • CU – Health Research Development Grant

Please see the CORIS web site for full details.

3) Consultation: Made-in-Canada Athena SWAN consultation

As committed to in Budget 2018, NSERC will be implementing an Athena SWAN initiative, adapted to the Canadian context and reflecting post-secondary institutions in Canada. You are encouraged to share your views and ideas about the draft Athena SWAN Charter, using our guiding questions to frame your feedback.

Your responses will be used to enhance the Athena SWAN Charter and improve program design. In order to add to the transparency of the consultation process, NSERC may post on its website a brief, high-level summary of the feedback received. This would be done without attribution to and without identifying individuals.

Written comments should be sent as attachments to: Please indicate in your email if you are responding as an individual or on behalf of an institution/organization.

More information can be found here.

4) Open Research Area (ORA): A new call in 2019 – Pre-call announcement

SSHRC is excited to announce its collaboration in the 6th Open Research Area (ORA) call alongside three European funding organizations: Agence nationale de la recherche in France; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in Germany; and the Economic and Social Research Council in the United Kingdom. The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science is an associate partner.

ORA was created to strengthen international co-operation by funding high quality scientific research projects. The program started as an agreement between research funding agencies in France, Germany, the UK and The Netherlands in 2010.

This pre-call announcement is being issued to allow interested researchers to begin discussions with potential research partners ahead of the formal call for proposals. ORA is due to open in April 2019. The application window for proposals is set to last about three months, with a closing date expected in July 2019.

In this round, proposals need to involve researchers from any three or more participating countries and be integrated across the participating countries. The research should make an original and significant contribution to current scientific knowledge in areas supported by SSHRC.

Stay tuned for the formal call for proposals to be launched on the websites of the participating funding organizations. Details on the previous round can be found online.

For questions, please contact:

Paula Popovici
Senior Program Officer
Research Grants and Partnerships Division, SSHRC
Tel.: 613-992-0498


Upcoming Events

Killam Program Information Session 2019

When: Friday, April 12, 2019 – Friday, April 12, 2019
Where: 3101 Canal Building

More Information →

For a complete overview of current funding opportunity deadlines, please visit our funding calendar.

Check out Carleton Scholar for more upcoming information sessions, workshops and other resources pertaining to research success!

Please contact us if you have any questions.