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Research Funding Opportunities and Events Newsletter

Upcoming Research Funding Opportunities

Social Sciences and Humanities
Feb 1, 2018 Spencer Foundation: Small Research Grants
Feb 2, 2018 SSHRC Insight Development Grant
Feb 15, 2018 SSHRC Partnership Grant: Stage 1 – please consult internal process
Mar 1, 2018 *NEW – IDRC: Cultivate Africa’s Future
Mar 15, 2018 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
No Deadline African Economic Research Consortium: Thematic Research Grants
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Feb 1, 2018 NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants – For Projects (LOI)
Feb 8, 2018 Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstrations (EVID) (EOI)
Feb 15, 2018 *NEW – NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) Program 2018
Mar 12, 2018 CANARIE Research Software Program Competitive Funding
Mar 22, 2018 Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative
Mar 28, 2018 Human Frontier Science Program (LOI)
May 1, 2018 NSERC CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training Experience) – please consult internal process
Health Research
Feb 1, 2018 Parkinson Canada: Pilot Project Program
Feb 1, 2018 Parkinson Canada: New Investigator Program
Feb 1, 2018 Parkinson Canada: Basic Research Fellowship Program
Feb 1, 2018 Genome Canada – Upcoming Funding Opportunity
Feb 6, 2018 CIHR: Project Grant (Registration)
Feb 13, 2018 IRDC: Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program Competition
Feb 15, 2018 World Anti-Doping Agency: 2018 Scientific Research Grants
Mar 14, 2018 *NEW – Health System Research Fund
Mar 26, 2018 Organizations for Autism Research: Applied Research Competition
Mar 29, 2018 Canadian Cancer Society: Innovation Grants (Full Application)
Mar 29, 2018 Canadian Cancer Society: Innovation to Impact Grants (Full Application)
All/Multiple Disciplines
Jan 31, 2018 Ontario Genomics: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Funding Competition
Feb 19, 2018 *NEW – Genome Canada: Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) – Round 11
Feb 20, 2018 WSIB 2018 Funding Competition Cycle
Feb 22, 2018 *NEW – Dr. Scholl Foundation Grant
Feb 22, 2018 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program 
Feb 28, 2018 *NEW – The SWIFT Institute
Feb 28, 2018 International Research Seed Grants
Feb 28, 2018 CIRA’s Community Investment Program
August 15, 2018 Russell Sage Foundation: Computational Social Science (LOI)



Ontario Centres for Excellence (OCE) Voucher for Innovation and Productivity I and II Funding Opportunities

An OCE Business Development Manager will be at Carleton University this week on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 10 AM to 3PM. Please take advantage of the chance to speak with Samira Afrand, Business Development Manager Eastern and Northern Ontario, for questions regarding OCE VIP I and VIP II funding opportunities.

Faculty members can contact Samira at to arrange a meeting.

Webinars on the CIHR Project Grant: Spring 2018 Application

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is holding a series of webinars on the Project Grant: Spring 2018 application. These Question and Answer webinars are designed to complement the Project Grant: Spring 2018 Applicant Learning Module, which will be available on January 19th on the Learning for Applicants web page. Together, the module and webinars will give applicants an insightful understanding of the recent changes to the Project Grant competition and the application submission process.

The Project Grant: Spring 2018 webinars will be held between January 26th and February 28th. Register for a webinar now.

For more information, please contact the CIHR Contact Centre at:

Important Notice regarding NSERC Engage Grants

As you previously stated by the agency, researchers are limited to receive a maximum of one Engage Grant* award per NSERC fiscal year  (* Engage Plus awards do not count).

For applicants hoping to qualify for an Engage Grant award that will be assigned the current (2017-18) fiscal year, NSERC has decided that the deadline for application submissions will be:  February 1st, 2018.

This deadline has been set so that the Engage evaluation staff will have an adequate amount of time to deal with the inevitable, year-about-to-end surge of applications.

Applicants will also need to build in additional time – ahead of the NSERC deadline — so that CORIS can complete the required reviews and approvals.  Please consult with CORIS or your research facilitators on their requirements.

For researchers intending to submit an application for Engage Grant funding by way of the special ‘VIP1-Engage’ joint-funding opportunity that NSERC offers in collaboration with the Ontario Centres of Excellence, please consult with your local OCE business development specialist on the OCE submission deadline and note that it will be earlier than the NSERC deadline for Engage-only applications.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the NSERC Ontario Regional Office  for a discussion.


Upcoming Events

Information Session: NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE)

When: Monday, February 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Where: 3230B Herzberg Laboratories

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.