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Research Funding Opportunities and Events Newsletter

Upcoming Research Funding Opportunities

Social Sciences and Humanities
June 7, 2018 Carleton University SSHRC Explore Development Grants 2018
June 15, 2018 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant
Aug 1, 2018 SSHRC Connection Grant
Aug 1, 2018 *NEW* – Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Grants 
Aug 14, 2018 Minerva Research Initiative – Department of Defense
Natural Sciences and Engineering
June 7, 2018 Carleton University NSE Research Development Grants 2018
Aug 1, 2018 NSERC Discovery Grant Program – 2019 (NOI)
Aug 1, 2018 NSERC Subatomic Physics Discovery Grants Program – 2019 (NOI)
Sept 8, 2018 Human Frontier Science Program
No Deadline NSERC Connect Grants
No Deadline NSERC Engage Grants
Health Research
June 7, 2018 Carleton University Health Research Development Grants 2018
June 30, 2018 Canadian Blood Services – Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) Research Grant Program
July 1, 2018 Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation – Research Funding (LOI)
July 13, 2018 Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Psychosocial Research Funding (LOI)
July 24, 2018 CIHR: Operating Grant: Understanding the Health Impact of Inactivity
Aug 1, 2018 Weston Brain Institute – Rapid Response: Canada 2019: Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Disease (LOI)
Aug 1, 2018 Weston Brain Institute – Transformational Research: Canada 2019: Parkinson’s & Related Diseases (LOI)
Aug 8, 2018 Weston Brain Institute – Rapid Response: Canada 2018: Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Disease (Final Proposal)
Sept 13, 2018 Canadian Cancer Society: Impact Grants (LOI)
Oct 12, 2018 Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Spinal Cord Research on the Translational Spectrum (Final Proposal)
No Deadline Weston Brain Institute – Big Ideas: Canada
All/Multiple Disciplines
June 5, 2018 ArcticNet – Cycle III (2019-2024) (LOI)
June 6, 2018 Innovation for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ghana
June 13, 2018 Mitacs Globalink Research Internship – 2019
June 20, 2018 CANARIE – Research Data Management Software
July 4, 2018 Mitacs Elevate
July 10, 2018 The National Geographic Society – 2018 (Multiple Priority Areas)
July 23, 2018 *NEW* – Innovation Network Opportunities: Advanced Materials (LOI)
July 31, 2018 Independent Electricity System Operator Conservation Fund
Aug 20, 2018 Russell Sage Foundation: Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act (LOI)
Sept 12, 2018 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowships
Sept 19, 2018 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (see internal process)
Oct 30, 2018 CIHR/NSERC – Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) with SSHRC Special Call
Nov 15, 2018 *NEW* – Fulbright Canada: Canadian Traditional Scholar Awards
No Deadline Mitacs Globalink Research Awards – 2018


Changes to the NSERC Research Partnership Programming (message from NSERC Ontario Regional Office)

Lots of excitement at NSERC as we adjust Research Partnership programming to meet requirements in the latest budget.   See last paragraph of

While nothing has been formally announced – We hope to be on the road this summer soliciting feedback on our draft plan from stakeholders.  No details yet, except that it is Status Quo until the new policy is announced (hopefully before the fiscal year-end of March 31, 2019).  We will continue accepting applications to all programs until an announcement is made.

There are lots of minor program changes that have been recently announced; including the merging and scope expansion of Connect 2&3 in February 2018

Changes to Engage have recently been announced, specifically:

NSERC would like to bring to your attention two important changes regarding Engage Grants.

First, extensive revisions have been made to the Guidelines for Organizations Participating in Research Partnerships that outline the eligibility of partners. Clarifications have been made to better enable applicants, institutions, and partners assess the eligibility of organizations.

New sections include:

  • Assessing Receptor Capacity table which identifies a number of indicators for private sector company eligibility. This replaces content that was previously featured in the Industrial Participation section of the Engage Grants description.

Second, the policy regarding the number of Engage awards each applicant is entitled to has been modified. Each applicant will be allowed one award every 12 months. The previous practice of one award per NSERC fiscal year created a year-end influx of applications that was difficult for institutions and NSERC to manage.

As of May 1, 2018, the award date of a new Engage award will establish a rolling 12 month period for that awardee. Researchers will be permitted to apply for a new Engage grant as early as the final month of their specific 12 month period. Awards prior to May 1, 2018, will not be considered as part of the previous 12 months and will not be subject to this new policy.

NSERC is currently undergoing a review of its Partnership Programs according to the directive in Budget 2018. NSERC is committed to regular communications with its stakeholder communities throughout this process. Until any changes are decided upon and finalized current policies for all NSERC’s Partnership grants remain in place and NSERC will continue to offer its partnership programs including Engage Grants.

Upcoming Events

Knowledge Mobilization Workshops – 2018

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Where: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Manitoba

More Information →

NSERC Community Engagement Visits 2018

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – Thursday, June 14, 2018
Where: To Be Determined

More Information →

NSERC Webinar: Submitting A Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI)

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM

More Information →

Webinar: Mitacs Globalink Orientation Session

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Where: Please RSVP by June 15th to confirm your Webinar attendance with Mitacs.

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.