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Research Funding Opportunities and Events Newsletter

Upcoming Research Funding Opportunities

Social Sciences and Humanities
Oct 15, 2018 SSHRC Insight Grant
Oct 31, 2018 CMHC-SSHRC Joint Initiative To Build Collaborative Housing Research Network
Nov 1, 2018 SSHRC Connection Grant
Nov 15, 2018 SSHRC Partnership Development Grant
Nov 15, 2018 Russell Sage Foundation and Kellogg Foundation, Non-Standard Employment Grant (LOI)
Dec 15, 2018 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Oct 15, 2018 Smart Prosperity Institute – Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network Research Funding Opportunity
Oct 15, 2018 UNESCO International Geoscience Programme
Oct 17, 2018 Wildlife Habitat Canada Grant Program – Research Grants
Oct 25, 2018 NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Program
Nov 1, 2018 NSERC Discovery Grant Program
Nov 21, 2018 *NEW* – Global Food Institute – Competitive Research Grant Program
No Deadline NSERC Connect Grants
No Deadline NSERC Engage Grants
No Deadline NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grants
Health Research
Oct 12, 2018 Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Spinal Cord Research on the Translational Spectrum (Final Proposal)
Oct 26, 2018 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada – New Idea Award (LOI)
Nov 15, 2018 CIHR – Operating Grant : Geroscience Demonstration Grants
Nov 18, 2018 Think Forward Initiative: Call for Short-Term Research Proposals
Dec 3, 2018 *NEW* – Weston Brain Institute Canada: Rapid Response 2018 (Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases) (LOI)
No Deadline Weston Brain Institute – Big Ideas: Canada
All/Multiple Disciplines
Oct 15, 2018 The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (EOI)
Oct 15, 2018 CIFAR – International Call for AI & Society Workshop Proposals
Oct 15, 2018 IC-IMPACTS – Call for Research Proposals on Smart and Resilient Homes
Oct 18, 2018 Global Affairs Canada: Faculty Mobility Program
Oct 25, 2018 Compute Canada – Resource Allocation Competitions
Oct 25, 2018 Ontario Pork – Call for Proposals (LOI)
Oct 28, 2018 World Anti-Doping Agency and Fonds de recherche du Québec – Projects in Artificial Intelligence
Oct 29, 2018 International Mobility Grants: Carleton-São Paulo, Brazil Collaborations
Oct 30, 2018 CIHR/NSERC – Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) with SSHRC Special Call
Nov 4, 2018 *NEW* – Bourses de recherche doctorale et postdoctorale «Eugen Ionescu» 2018-2019
Nov 7, 2018 *NEW* – Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: Contributions Program Annual Call for Proposals
Nov 12, 2018 *NEW* – Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program (ON-RP3) (Registration Deadline)
Nov 13, 2018 Ontario-Jiangsu Industrial Research and Development Program (OJIRDP) (EOI)
Nov 15, 2018 Fulbright Canada: Canadian Traditional Scholar Awards
Dec 1, 2018 United Way – Project Step: Graduate Research in Youth Addictions, Ottawa (Full Proposals)
Jan 4, 2019 *NEW* – Age-Well Core Research Program 2020-2025
Mar 31, 2019 The Yidan Prize
Apr 26, 2019 *NEW* – Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
No Deadline Mitacs Globalink Research Awards – 2018


Consultation: Renewal of NSERC’s Research Partnership programs

The Government of Canada recently carried out a review of its Federal research and innovation programs, which guided Budget 2018. As a result, NSERC was directed to consolidate six of its partnership programs into a single funding opportunity.

New program framework

In creating the new program, NSERC would increase its responsiveness by streamlining business processes, by simplifying and modernizing the user experience and by reducing the time to make funding decisions.

The new program would:

  • Incentivize multi-sectoral partnerships that aim to accelerate the mobilization of research results, therefore increasing the potential impact of research investments for the benefit of Canada.
  • Recognize some non-profit organizations as partners in R&D projects and will costs-share towards project costs.
  • Support partnerships involving Canadian research organizations and other regional, national, or international initiatives through a limited number of joint targeted calls.
  • Include, in its adjudication process, an assessment of the value-added of the partnership and of the proposed strategy for using, applying and/or translating the research results for generating benefits for Canada.
  • Create a simplified, modernized and improved experience, and reduced decision times.
  • Accept proposals at any time to respond to partner timelines.

NSERC would also introduce the concept of scalability of a project to allow it to grow as the research partnership progresses and evolves.

For full details about the proposed structure, parameters and features, have a look at the Research and Partnerships Framework.

Have your say!

NSERC encourages you to share your questions, comments and perspectives on the renewal of our partnership programs. Email at any time at:

Upcoming Events

Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) announces a forum in Ottawa and launch of “Research Collaboration in Disaster Management”

When: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Where: STEM564, 150 Louis-Pasteur, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

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Workshop on Public Engagement in Research, Planning and Evaluation

When: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – Friday, November 02, 2018

More Information →

SSHRC Research Grants and Partnerships Webinars (Various Programs)

When: Friday, August 17, 2018 – Thursday, November 08, 2018

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.