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External Funding

IMPORTANT - Applying for external research funding?  If so, please complete and submit the Researcher Data Gathering Form located in the ROMEO Researcher Portal, allowing 2 weeks prior to the grant submission deadline.  This will allow sufficient time for the Dean's review and the AVP, Research to review the application and provide feedback.

QUICK LINKS to 2018 SSHRC funding opportunities

      

Program Sponsor Sponsor Deadline Value Description
Western Diversification Program Western Economic Diversification Canada 2018 date not announced Leveraged funding from provincial governments, the private sector, and other non-government sources (typically 50 percent or more) The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is one of the programs through which Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) makes strategic investments in initiatives that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada.
Connection Grants SSHRC Ongoing (February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1) $7,000 - $25,000 (events) & Up to $50,000 (outreach activities) Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. See More...
These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities.
Cyberinfrastructure Initiative CFI October 13, 2017, CFI Funding Decision March 2018 ongoing annual competition through 2017 The overarching objective of the CFI's 2015 Cyberinfrastructure Initiative is to enhance the capacity of Canadian institutions... See More...
and researchers to conduct leading-edge research in areas of demonstrated strength by supporting the infrastructure needs of computationally- and data-intensive research.
Impact Awards SSHRC

March 6, 2018 (postmarked) Nomination Deadline

$50,000 - $100,000 Impact Awards are designed to build on and sustain Canada's research-based knowledge culture in the social sciences and humanities. See More...
The awards recognize outstanding researchers and celebrate their achievements in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities funded partially or completely by SSHRC.
College and Community Innovation Program - Innovation Enhancements Grants NSERC May 24, 2018 (LOI)/ Early August 2018 Invitation to Submit and Application - PDF icon CCI IE _Webinar April 2018-e.pdf Up to $100,000 - $500,000 (per year) The objective of the IE Grants is to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level... See More...
by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They support applied research and collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies.
Innovation Fund CFI 2018 competition not announced Not specified Through the 2017 Innovation Fund, the CFI seeks to support promising and innovative research or technology development in areas where Canada currently is, or has the potential to be, competitive on the global stage. See More...
The CFI will support initiatives that allow institutions and their researchers to build on established capabilities to accelerate current research and technology development or to enhance emerging strategic priority areas.
College and Community Innovation Program - Technology Access Centres Grants NSERC No competition in 2017 Up to $350,000 (per year) Technology Access Centres (TAC) Grants are intended to enhance the ability of companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), See More...
to become more productive and innovative by enabling them to readily access college expertise, technology and equipment. This access to college capabilities is intended to enhance the productivity, competitiveness and innovation of the participating SMEs.
Insight Grants SSHRC  October 15, 2017 (closed) October 2018 date not announced $7,000 - $400,000 Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. See More...
Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives of three to five years. Stable support for long-term research initiatives is central to advancing knowledge. It enables scholars to address complex issues pertaining to individuals and societies, and to further our collective understanding.
College and Community Innovation Program - College-University Idea to Innovation Grants NSERC 2018 competition date not announced Up to $250,000 CU-I2I Grants are intended to develop and strengthen research links between colleges, universities and businesses... See More...
to accelerate the development of promising technologies and promote their commercialization into the Canadian marketplace. Projects may span up to 3 years in duration.
College and Community Innovation Program - Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges Grants NSERC 2018 competition date not announced $100,000 - $200,000 IRCC Grants assist colleges to develop new or significantly enhance existing applied research efforts and capacity in areas that meet local or regional socio-economic needs. See More...
Chairholders are expected to conduct a program of applied research with partner companies. Candidates should therefore have a strong track record in conducting and managing industry-focused applied research projects.
Partnership Grants Formal Application SSHRC February 15, 2018

Stage 1: UP to $20,000

Stage 2 (by invitation): Maximum $500,000 per year, up to $2.5 million in total

Partnership Grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over four to seven years... See More...
to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through resources. Partnership Grant proposals are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program or the Connection program, or a combination thereof.
Partnership Development Grants SSHRC 2018 competition date not announced $75,000 - $200,000 Partnership Development Grant proposals are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program or the Connection program, or a combination thereof. See More...
Over 3 years, project directors aim to develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new partnerships for research and related activities involving existing and/or potential partners; or design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.
College and Community Innovation Program - Applied Research Tools and Instruments Grants NSERC 2018 competition date not announced $7,000 - $150,000 The objective of the ARTI Grants is to support the purchase of research equipment and installations to foster and enhance the capacity of colleges... See More...
to undertake applied research, innovation and training in collaboration with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). (1 year awards)
The Storytellers SSHRC 31-Jan-18 $3,000 (total) SSHRC's annual Storytellers contest challenges postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future for the better. See More...
The annual Storytellers contest challenges postsecondary students to demonstrate—in three minutes or 300 words—how SSHRC-funded research is making a difference in the lives of Canadians.
Ford Foundation   Ongoing Not listed We are always open to new ideas, and we invite you to submit yours through our short online form. See More...
We'll review each one and be in touch within 45 days if we are interested in learning more. Before submitting your idea, we suggest you familiarize yourself with our seven program areas focused on challenging inequality.
CIDA Global Affairs Canada April 6, 2017 Haiti: Strengthening agri-food value chains and adaptation to climate change Not listed When Global Affairs Canada wishes to work with multiple partners to achieve certain results in international development, See More...
a call for proposals is launched through a notice on its website. In a call, interested parties are invited to submit proposals for international development initiatives that will contribute to the achievement of our expected results.
Environment Canada - Environment Damages Fund   July 28, 2017 for Environmental Damages Fund Funding  $483,419 funds available for B.C. Project types for BC include: See More...
Project 1: Funds available $37,500 For projects related to the protection and/ or restoration of plants and wildlife in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, or Nunavut.
Project 2: Funds available $27,576 For projects with the specified purpose of promoting the proper management, conservation and protection of migratory birds and their habitat in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, or Nunavut.              
Project 3: funds available $85,000 For regional projects with the specified purposes of fish habitat restoration, protection or enhancement within the area of Burrard Inlet, British Columbia or the adjoining municipalities.                                                                                          
Project 4: funds available $43,500  For projects related to the protection and/ or restoration of plants and wildlife in the Yukon Territory or Northern British Columbia, with preference given to projects in the Yukon Territory.
MacArthur Foundation - International Grantmaking: Global Security & Sustainability   MacArthur Fellows Program Not listed The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. See More...
MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world's most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy; the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago; and generating new knowledge about critical issues.
Spencer Foundation   Small Grants - February, May, August & November Small Grants - Max. $50,000  Since it was established in 1971, the Spencer Foundation has sought to support high-quality, innovative research with the potential to improve education. See More...
In pursuing that goal, we have always had broad ideas about the questions such research might ask, the methods it might use, and the ways in which we might support it.
Statistics Canada - Canadian Initiative on Social Sciences - Access to Research Data Centre   Ongoing n/a RDCs provide researchers with access, in a secure university setting, to microdata from population and household surveys. See More...
The centres are staffed by Statistics Canada employees. They are operated under the provisions of the Statistics Act in accordance with all the confidentiality rules and are accessible only to researchers with approved projects who have been sworn in under the Statistics Act as 'deemed employees.'
The Rockefeller Foundation   Ongoing Not listed The Foundation works to achieve its goal of creating meaningful and measurable impact for poor and vulnerable communities through smart globalization. See More...
To accomplish this, we currently are funding a portfolio of work structured around four core issue areas and focused on specific initiative strategies. To be successful, any funding inquiries must fit within our four core issue areas and one or more of our initiatives - transform cities, advance health, revalue ecosystems, secure livelihoods.
NSERC - Engage Grants NSERC No deadline Up to $25,000 (for 6 months) Engage Grants are designed to give innovative companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian universities and colleges (see the List of Eligible Institutions). See More...
These grants are intended to foster the development of new research partnerships by supporting short-term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem; that is, a problem related to the company's core competencies or activities. The simplified application and decision processes enable university and college researchers to quickly undertake new research collaborations that extend academic expertise to these problems. The mutually beneficial collaborations are expected to result in economic benefits to the company and to Canada.
NSERC - Collaborative Research and Development Grants (Including DND/NSERC Research Partnership Grants) NSERC Ongoing $0 - $500,000 (Up to 5 yrs) The Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants are intended to give companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the unique knowledge, See More...
expertise, and educational resources available at Canadian postsecondary institutions and to train students in essential technical skills required by industry. The mutually beneficial collaborations are expected to result in industrial and/or economic benefits to Canada.
NSERC - College and Community Innovation Program - College and Community Social Innovation Fund NSERC December 8, 2017 Up to $120,000 per year over one to two years

CCSIF Grants support well-defined and focused social innovation projects undertaken by college researchers with their partners from the public, private or not-for-profit sectors

SSHRC - Insight Development Grants SSHRC February 2, 2018 $7,000 to $75,000 Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams.
     

SSHRC FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES