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Research Funding Opportunities and Events Newsletter

Upcoming Research Funding Opportunities

Social Sciences and Humanities
Nov 15, 2019 SSHRC Partnership Development Grants
Nov 21, 2019 SSHRC Partnership Grants Stage-1 2020 (Internal Letter of Intent)
Dec 15, 2019 SSHRC – Partnership Engage Grants
Jan 7, 2020 SSHRC – Knowledge Synthesis Grant – Living Within the Earth’s Carrying Capacity
Feb 1, 2020 SSHRC – Connection Grant
Feb 1, 2020 SSHRC – Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative
Natural Sciences and Engineering
August 1, 2020 NSERC Discovery Grants Program (Notice of Intent)
No Deadline NSERC Alliance Grants – Option 1
Health Research
Nov 15, 2019 CHS Dream of a Cure Research Program
Feb 5, 2020 CIHR – Project Grant: Spring 2020 (Registration Deadline)
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
Nov 15, 2019 French Embassy in Canada – France Canada Research Fund – 2020 New Scientific Collaboration Support Program
Nov 27, 2019 Mitacs – JSPS Summer Program
Nov 28, 2019 CANARIE – Research Software Program
Nov 29, 2019 Bank of Canada 2020 Fellowship Program – Fellowship Award
Nov 29, 2019 Bank of Canada 2020 Fellowship Program – Governor’s Award
Nov 29, 2019 French Embassy in Canada – Cultural and Scientific Services – Mourou-Strickland 2020 Mobility Program
Nov 30, 2019 Dan David Prize
Dec 9, 2019 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program
Dec 10, 2019 CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC – Training Grant : Healthy Cities Research Training Platform (Letter of Intent)
Dec 17, 2019 Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute – Shastri Programme Development Grant
Dec 17, 2019 Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute – Shastri Mobility Programme
Dec 17, 2019 Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute – Shastri Institutional Collaborative Research Grant
Dec 17, 2019 Government of Canada – Anti-Racism Action Program
No Deadline Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission – Participant Funding Program
No Deadline IC-IMPACTS – Innovative Technology Demonstration Projects


1) New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) – Transformation Stream

We are anticipating a call for proposals in November 2019 for the Transformation Stream of the New Frontiers in Research Fund. The Transformation stream is designed to support large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting change (high reward). The challenge may be fundamental, leading to a scientific breakthrough, or applied, with a social, economic, environmental or health impact. Projects are expected to be world-leading, drawing on global research expertise, where relevant.

The Transformation stream grants will support projects that:

  • tackle a well-defined problem or challenge;
  • propose a novel world-leading approach that is different from the current state-of-the art approaches to the issue;
  • are interdisciplinary, bringing different perspectives to the defined problem; and
  • have the potential to be transformative, defined as the potential to create a significant and real change or impact—a noticeable leap or tangible breakthrough versus an incremental advance.

Further details can be found here. As these are large-scale, interdisciplinary research projects, if you are considering applying, please contact a Research Facilitator to discuss further.

2) Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity: 2020 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment

Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2020 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment. This Competition is anticipated to be formally launched in January 2020 with detailed guidelines and application forms available at that time. Genome Canada is in discussion with other organizations as potential partners for this competition.

This funding opportunity aims to support applied research projects focused on using genomic approaches to address challenges and opportunities of importance to Canada’s natural resources and environment sectors, including interactions between natural resources and the environment, thereby contributing to the Canadian bioeconomy and the well-being of Canadians.

To help promote the use of genomic-based research and innovation, all projects must include research into the implications of genomics in society, historically referred to as research into GE3LS (genomics and its ethical, environmental, economic, legal and social aspects), either as the major focus of the project or as an integrated component that is shaped by, and helps shape, the overall project.

There is approximately $25 million available for this competition from Genome Canada. Genome Canada’s investment will range from $1 million to $3 million per project over a term of up to four years. A project’s eligible costs must be co-funded from eligible sources such that the co-funding is at least equal to the Genome Canada contribution.

Applicants will be required to apply for funding through their regional Genome Centre. The application process will be comprised of three steps: Registration, Pre-Application and Full Application. Based on a January 2020 Competition launch, the deadline for Registrations is expected to be in March 2020.

Note that the regional Genome Centres will be organizing stakeholder engagement and strategy sessions over the next two to three months. Information from these sessions will help inform the design of the funding opportunity.

For more information, contact your regional Genome Centre.

3) Next Phases of Alliance Grants

NSERC is pleased to announce the opening of the next phases of Alliance grants.

On December 2, 2019, Alliance grants will be open for Option 1 applications requesting over $30,000 annually from NSERC. Applications requesting between $20,000 and $30,000 annually from NSERC will be accepted beginning on December 11, 2019.

Option 2 applications requesting support for up to 90% or 100% of the costs of the project will be accepted in early 2020. This component of the Alliance grants is intended for proposals that:

  • aim at conducting natural science or engineering research that addresses an unmet societal need. This may include research affecting public goods, or that will address national or global issues that benefit more than a single or a few organizations, and where sources of funds are unavailable;
  • connect partner organizations willing and able to overcome existing barriers to address these challenges and achieve results that can lead to a societal impact beyond economic benefits, and where an increased level of support from public funds is justified.

More details on the objectives and on the application and evaluation processes for Option 2 will follow soon.

For full details about Alliance grants and how to apply, please visit the Alliance webpage.

Upcoming Events

Information Session on the New CIHR Application Administration Guide

When: Friday, November 15, 2019 – Friday, November 22, 2019

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SSHRC Webinars for Partnership Grants

When: Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM

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NSERC Alliance Grants Update Workshop with John Jackson of NSERC

When: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Where: 608 Robertson Hall

More Information →

SSHRC Insight Development Grant – Canadian Common CV (CCV) Workshop

When: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Where: Discovery Centre, Room 482 MacOdrum Library

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.