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Research Funding Opportunities and Events Newsletter

Upcoming Research Funding Opportunities

Social Sciences and Humanities
May 1, 2018 SSHRC Connection Grant
June 15, 2018 *NEW* – SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant
Natural Sciences and Engineering
May 1, 2018 NSERC CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training Experience) – please consult internal process
Sept 8, 2018 Human Frontier Science Program
No Deadline NSERC Connect Grants
No Deadline NSERC Engage Grants
Health Research
Apr 17, 2018 *NEW* – Azrieli Foundation – Brain Canada – Early-Career Capacity Building Grants
Apr 19, 2018 Weston Brain Institute – Rapid Response: Canada 2018: Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Disease (LOI)
May 8, 2018 *NEW* – CIHR – Rare Diseases
May 31, 2018 *NEW* – Michael J. Fox Foundation: Parkinson’s Research Funding 2018
June 30, 2018 Canadian Blood Services – Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) Research Grant Program
July 13, 2018 Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Psychosocial Research Funding  (LOI)
Sept 13, 2018 Canadian Cancer Society: Impact Grants (LOI)
October 12, 2018 Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Spinal Cord Research on the Translational Spectrum (LOI)
All/Multiple Disciplines
Apr 17, 2018 Global Affairs Canada: 2018-2019 Student Exchange Program (Latin America / Caribbean)
May 2, 2018 *NEW* – Global Grand Challenges – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
May 15, 2018 *NEW* – Killam Research Fellowships – 2019
May 16, 2018 The Gerda Henkel Foundation Special Programme Islam
May 24, 2018 Russell Sage Foundation: Computational Social Science (LOI)
Aug 20, 2018 Russell Sage Foundation: Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act (LOI)
No Deadline Mitacs Globalink Research Awards – 2018



NSERC Continues To Support Research and Partnerships

The Federal Government’s Budget for 2018 is making significant investments in science and research.

As stated in the Budget, the Government of Canada continues to believe that Partnership programs, like those of NSERC, that bring together researchers and businesses have impact and “deliver tangible benefits to Canadians”. Budget 2018 recognized that it is “an established role [for] government to help bring together researchers and specialized equipment that resides at post-secondary institutions with businesses”.

The Budget has also directed “a reduction in the total number of business innovation programs [across government] by up to two-thirds.” As part of this effort, NSERC will modernize, simplify and improve its partnership programs. The Federal Budget proposed that Engage Grants, Industrial Research Chairs, Connect Grants, Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks and Projects, Experience Awards Grants, and the existing Collaborative Research and Development Grants be consolidated into a single grant program.
Over the last few months, work had already been undertaken to simplify some of our Partnerships programs. We now have an opportunity to accelerate this work. We can build on the foundations of our current programs and our years of experience in developing and delivering research partnerships support to create the next generation of modern, agile and simplified programs.

We are currently working to define the way forward for the coming months, including how we can best consult with partners and stakeholders in the research and innovation world. We will keep you informed of changes and timelines as we make progress.

In the meantime, NSERC Research Partnerships will continue to administer and fulfill current awards, and to offer its partnerships programs (i.e. Engage Grants, Industrial Research Chairs, Connect Grants, Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks and Projects, Experience Awards Grants, and the existing Collaborative Research and Development Grants).

We remain available to answer your questions and welcome your feedback as we move forward.

Marc Fortin
Vice-President, Research Partnerships. NSERC
Original Media Release

Upcoming Events

Information Session: Genome Canada’s Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition 2018

When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Where: 3230B Herzberg Laboratories

More Information →

Information Session: Early Researcher Awards 2018

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Where: 3101 Canal Building

More Information →

Information Session: SSHRC Partnership-Type Grants

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Where: 482 MacOdrum Library

More Information →


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