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Research Funding Opportunities and Events Newsletter

Upcoming Research Funding Opportunities

Social Sciences and Humanities
Nov 1, 2019 SSHRC – Connection Grant
Nov 1, 2019 SSHRC – Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative
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
Feb 2, 2020 SSHRC – Insight Development Grants
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Oct 25, 2019 NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Program
Nov 1, 2019 NSERC Discovery Grants Program
No Deadline NSERC Alliance Grants – Option 1
Health Research
Oct 18, 2019 Ontario Pork – Call for Research 2020 (Letter of Intent)
Nov 8, 2019 Alzheimer Society Research Program 2020 – Proof of Concept Grants
Nov 8, 2019 Alzheimer Society Research Program 2020 – New Investigator Operating Grants
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
Oct 18, 2019 Canadian Space Agency – Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology
Oct 28, 2019 Ontario Genomics – Genomic Applications Partnership Program
Oct 29, 2019 CANARIE – Research Data Management Program
Oct 31, 2019 Compute Canada – Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition
Oct 31, 2019 Compute Canada – Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition
Oct 31, 2019 FAPESP – Sao Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration
Nov 8, 2019 Academics Without Borders – Capacity Building Projects – Call for Proposals
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 Government of Canada – Anti-Racism Action Program
No Deadline Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission – Participant Funding Program


1) Canadian Government to Facilitate Space Data Partnering Opportunity with the UK

With the mantra of a whole of government approach at work, a team effort by several government departments is underway to organize a space-data partnering mission to the United Kingdom (UK) next March.

Specifically, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is partnering with the National Research Council’s (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) with support from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) on this mission to the UK.

According to the email notification circulated by GAC and forwarded by the CSA, the “mission aims to establish a collaborative R&D network of Canadian and British companies and research partners active in the global geo-information market. “

In characterizing the opportunity GAC states “within a global market for geospatial information estimated by GeoBuiz at over $300 billion and growing at 14% p.a. (per annum), the UK is identified as having ‘rich data infrastructure and a conducive policy framework for adoption’, which is an ideal complement to Canada, which ‘makes high-quality and authoritative spatial data to support innovation’. Together, the UK and Canada have many of the key ingredients for globally competitive geo-information services as well as the industries to deliver the systems necessary to capture, curate and convert data into information, information into decisions, and decisions into advantage.”

GAC notes that further details of the mission and a call for applications will be announced at the end of October on the Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) website and circulated through various email networks.

According to GAC the opportunity would benefit;

  • Innovative, profit-oriented SMEs or Canadian research institutes working on applied or commercially-driven research and technology;
  • Organisations working in global value chains providing value-added geo-information for decision support, including:
    • Operators and end-users deriving value from geo-information services;
    • Decision support tool developers and integrators;
    • Analytics and algorithm service providers;
    • Information system (HW/SW/Operations) developers; and
    • Information sub-system developers, including instruments, communications, platforms, operations, or infrastructure.

More information on the mission is available by contacting Dr. Caroline Martin, Trade Commissioner for Science & Innovation at the High Commission of Canada in London:

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

We are anticipating a call for proposals in October 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.

Upcoming Events

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program Webinar 2

When: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM

More Information →

Academics Without Borders: Improving Capacity for Higher Education in the Global South

When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Where: Discovery Centre, Room 482 MacOdrum Library

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SSHRC Webinars for Connection Grants

When: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 – Thursday, November 07, 2019

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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.