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Research Funding Opportunities and Events Newsletter

Upcoming Research Funding Opportunities

Social Sciences and Humanities
Feb 17, 2020 SSHRC Partnership Grants Stage-1
Mar 15, 2020 SSHRC – Partnership Engage Grants
May 1, 2020 SSHRC – Connection Grant
May 1, 2020 SSHRC – Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research
May 1, 2020 SSHRC – Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative
Apr 1, 2020 *NEW* – CU SSHRC Exchange Grant: Knowledge Mobilization
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Mar 6, 2020 NSERC CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training Experience) (Letter of Intent)
No Deadline NSERC Alliance Grants – Option 1
No Deadline NSERC Alliance Grants – Option 2
Health Research
Mar 17, 2020 *NEW* – CIHR – Planning and Dissemination Grants – Institute/Initiative Community Support
Mar 20, 2020 *NEW* – CIHR – Catalyst Grant: Cannabis and Mental Health (Registration Deadline)
Mar 25, 2020 *NEW* – CIHR – Catalyst Grant: Health Effects of Vaping (Registration Deadline)
Apr 17, 2020 Lymphoma Canada – 2020 Research Funding
Apr 22, 2020 CIHR – Team Grant : Canada-EU Smart Living Environments – Transitions in Care
No Deadline PHAC – Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease
No Deadline Weston Brain Institute – Big Ideas: Canada
No Deadline Weston Brain Institute – Postdoctoral Scholars at Oxford
All/Multiple Disciplines
Feb 14, 2020 Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s 2020 Grants Program
Feb 14, 2020 Banting-CANSSI Ontario Discovery Awards in Data Science
Feb 18, 2020 CRCC – New Frontiers in Research Fund – Transformation (Notice of Intent)
Feb 18, 2020 Government of Canada – Environmental Damages Fund
Feb 25, 2020 Government of Canada – Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives
Feb 26, 2020 Government of Canada – Community Nominated Priority Places for Species at Risk
Feb 27, 2020 Government of Canada – Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk
Feb 27, 2020 EduCanada – Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)
Feb 28, 2020 Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization (CASDO) Grants and Contributions Program – Advancing Accessibility Standards Research
Mar 2, 2020 Ontario Genomics – 2020 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition
Mar 2, 2020 Government of Canada – Zero Plastic Waste Initiative
Mar 3, 2020 Government of Canada – Great Lakes Protection Initiative
Mar 6, 2020 International Research Seed Grant – 2020
Mar 9, 2020 *NEW* – Academics Without Borders – Capacity Building Projects (Spring 2020)
Mar 12, 2020 *NEW* – Global Affairs Canada – Faculty Mobility Program 2020-2021
Mar 16, 2020 *NEW* – Ontario Genomics – Genomic Applications Partnership Program (Draft EOI)
Mar 30, 2020 The Water Research Foundation – Unsolicited Research Program
Sept 30, 2020 *NEW* – New Frontiers in Research Fund – 2020 Horizon Global Platform Competition
No Deadline Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission – Participant Funding Program
No Deadline IC-IMPACTS – Innovative Technology Demonstration Projects



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1) Launch of the Spring CU SSHRC Exchange Program – Knowledge Mobilization Grant

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 Spring CU SSHRC Exchange Program – Knowledge Mobilization Grant, which supports social sciences and humanities (SSH) researchers at any career stage with modest supplemental funding to contribute to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge (knowledge mobilization) beyond academia.

Value: Up to $7,000
Deadline: 1 April 20
All full-time faculty of professorial rank (Assistant, Associate, Full) are eligible to apply.
Click here for full details

2) Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity – Rapid Research Response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

The Government of Canada would like to inform the research community of a pending launch of a rapid research response to contribute to global efforts to contain the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak.

This research response is aligned with the efforts of international partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GLoPID-R). This is a collaboration among Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Expected key dates

  • Launch of the full request for applications:  Week of February 10, 2020
  • Application deadline: Week of February 17, 2020
  • Peer review begins: Week of February 17, 2020
  • Anticipated notice of decision: Week of February 24, 2020
  • Funding start date: February 1, 2020

Given the urgency of this funding competition, recruitment for peer reviewers will begin immediately. If you are interested and available to volunteer as a peer reviewer, please reach out to CIHR immediately at We thank applicants and peer reviewers in advance for their flexibility and understanding with respect to the need for this expedited process.

For more information, please refer to this notice:

Upcoming Events

NFRF Transformation 2020 Webinar – Letter of Intent Stage

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM

More Information →

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