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Research Funding Opportunities and Events Newsletter

Upcoming Research Funding Opportunities

Social Sciences and Humanities
Jun 15, 2019 SSHRC – Partnership Engage Grants
August 1, 2019 SSHRC – Connection Grant
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Jun 14, 2019 Belmont Forum – Collaborative Research Action on Resilience in Rapidly Changing Arctic Systems (CRA Arctic II)
May 31, 2019 *Ending Soon* – NSERC – Engage Grants
May 31, 2019 *Ending Soon* – NSERC – Collaborative Research and Development Grants
No Deadline *Launching May 21 – See Announcements* – NSERC Alliance Grants – Option 1
Health Research
May 15, 2019 CIHR: Team Grant – Cannabis Research in Priority Areas (Letter of Intent)
May 22, 2019 CCS/CIHR Cancer Survivorship Team Grants
June 26, 2019 *NEW* – CIHR – New/Mid Investigator: Stars Career Development Award
July 15, 2019 The Royal Institute of Mental Health Research – The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research
July 15, 2019 Canadian Blood Services – Blood Efficiency Accelerator Award Program
Sept 17, 2019 *NEW* – CIHR – Operating Grant: Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Socio-Economic Burden of Inherited Disease
No Deadline Weston Brain Institute – Big Ideas: Canada
No Deadline Weston Brain Institute – Postdoctoral Scholars at Oxford
All/Multiple Disciplines
May 9, 2019 Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks – Species at Risk Stewardship Program
May 13, 2019 *NEW* – Environment and Climate Change Canada – Climate Action Fund
May 13, 2019 IC-IMPACTS & DBT – Creating Wealth from Waste
May 15, 2019 Killam Research Fellowships – 2019
May 16, 2019 Ontario Genomics – Genomics in Society Interdisciplinary Research Teams Program (GiSIRT) (Draft Registration)
May 20, 2019 *NEW* – Making the Shift – Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab
May 21, 2019 Ontario Genomics – Genomic Applications Partnership Program (Expression of Interest)
June 5, 2019 *NEW* – Mitacs Globalink Research Internship
June 6, 2019 *NEW* – Vector Institute – Faculty Affiliates Program
June 24, 2019 *NEW* – Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology – Global Research Outreach 2019
Aug 30, 2019 U.S. Department of State – U.S. Mission to Canada Public Affairs Grants Program
Sept 18, 2019 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (Bantings)
No Deadline Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission – Participant Funding Program
No Deadline Mitacs – Globalink Research Awards


1) Transition plans for NSERC’s previous suite Research Partnership programs

Budget 2018 directed NSERC to consolidate its Research Partnership grants into a single grant program in an effort to modernize, simplify and improve the grants. As such, Alliance grants will consolidate Engage grants, Industrial Research Chairs, Connect grants, Strategic Partnership grants for Networks and Projects, Experience Awards, and Collaborative Research and Development grants.

Applications to the Collaborative Research and Development grants, as well as to the Engage and Engage Plus grants will be accepted until May 31, 2019.

All ongoing awards, as well as all new commitments made before the launch of Alliance grants will be honored until their completion under the terms and conditions of the original award.

All applications for grants in the programs that have been consolidated that were received before the respective program’s application deadline will be evaluated and adjudicated according to the original rules and criteria.

Visit the Program Transitions webpage and the FAQ page for more details.

2) SSHRC Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences: A new call in 2019

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 in the social sciences 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.

Proposals will be accepted for research in any area of the social sciences. 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.

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.

3) CIHR Project Grants 2019-2020

Mark your calendars! The funding opportunity will launch in July, but the following tentative dates have been set for the next Project Grant competitions:

Project Grant: Fall 2019

  • Registration deadline: August 14, 2019
  • Application deadline: September 11, 2019
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: January 22, 2020
  • Funding Start Date: April 1, 2020

4) CIHR Public Engagement: Survey, Forum and More

I am excited to let you know that today, CIHR is beginning our public engagement on our new strategic plan.

We are inviting the health research community to visit to take our survey, join the discussion forum, or leave us a question. The online survey will be open until June 28, 2019.

If you have the time, we invite you to share the link to the online engagement with your networks and on your social media channels.

Upcoming Events

Carleton International Information Session – Funded Research Opportunities in Germany for Canadian Researchers.

When: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 – Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Where: 510 Tory Building

More Information →

Royal Society of Canada Information Session

When: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Where: Discovery Centre, Room 482 MacOdrum Library

More Information →

NSERC Webinars to Assist Research Grant Officers – How to complete an application

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM

More Information →

NSERC Discovery Grants Information Session

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Where: 3202 Richcraft Hall

More Information →

NSERC Alliance “Option 1” Information Session

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Where: 1200 Richcraft Hall

More Information →

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.