Research Funding Opportunities

Browse upcoming funding opportunities for UNBC researchers.

Deadline: 31 Aug 2017 (All day)

Publication Grants

UNBC publication grants are intended to enable UNBC faculty to disseminate the results of their scholarly endeavors. Please consult the competition guidelines for eligible expenses.

New - If you would like a review of your application prior to the competition please submit 2 weeks prior to the deadline.  Applications can be submitted to the Office of Research via Romeo or as a hardcopy to research@unbc.ca.

Contact

Melanie Noullett, Research Support Officer

Email: melanie.noullett@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5796

Deadline: 1 Sep 2017 (All day)

Bridge Grant

The UNBC Bridge Grant is intended to enable UNBC researchers who are not currently receiving Tri-Council operating funds to continue research and strengthen applications to future Tri-Council operating funds programs. Please consult the competition guidelines for more information.

Deadline: 1 Sep 2017 (All day)

Graduate Scholarship Supplement

The Graduate Scholarship Supplement is intended to supplement faculty research programs and enhance the research experience of new graduate students, and increase the likelihood of acquiring additional external funding due to the leveraging opportunities

Contact

Melanie Noullett, Research Support Officer

Email: melanie.noullett@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5796

Deadline: 8 Sep 2017 (All day)

NSERC PromoScience

NSERC's PromoScience Program offers financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering (including mathematics and technology). Organizations may request funds for up to three years at a time.

PromoScience supports hands-on learning experiences for young students and their science teachers. Grants may be used to cover improvements to program content or delivery, as well as for new programs and activities. Grants can also be used to cover operational costs such as salaries, travel, postage, materials and supplies, provided that they relate to the promotion of science and engineering. Note that grants may not be used to support research.

NSERC invites applications that promote the natural sciences and engineering to Canada's young people, particularly to groups such as girls and Aboriginal peoples* that are under-represented in scientific and engineering careers. In addition, NSERC is issuing a targeted call for applications that focus on resources, tools and professional development for teachers. It is expected that an increased percentage of applications in this area will be supported in consequence. These professional development programs must be outside of accredited courses or degree requirements.

Agency Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency deadline along with the completed and signed Grant and Contract Form. Applications can be submitted to the Office of Research via Romeo or as a hardcopy.

Contact

Jacqueline Dockray, Research Project Officer

Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-6357

Deadline: 11 Sep 2017 (All day)

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant

Provide short-term and timely support to partnerships between a postsecondary-based researcher and a single partner organization from the public, private or non-profit sector.

Agency Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency deadline along with the completed and signed Grant and Contract Form. Applications can be submitted to the Office of Research via Romeo or as a hardcopy.

Contact

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

Deadline: 13 Sep 2017 (All day)

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Support the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social scineces and humanities and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers.

Agency Application Deadline: September 20, 2017

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency deadline along with the completed and signed Grant and Contract Form. Applicaitons can be submitted to the Office of Research via Romeo or as a hardcopy.

Contact

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

Deadline: 15 Sep 2017 (All day)

Conference Travel Grants

UNBC travel grants are available for national or international conference travel by eligible faculty members who are presenting a paper or poster. There are two rounds of competition per year. Retroactive applications are accepted but only under exceptional circumstances. Please consult the travel grant guidelines for more information on this competition.

New - If you would like a review of your application prior to the competition please submit 2 weeks prior to the deadline.  Applications can be submitted to the Office of Research via Romeo or as a hardcopy to research@unbc.ca.

Contact

Melanie Noullett, Research Support Officer

Email: melanie.noullett@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5796

Deadline: 18 Sep 2017 (All day)

Undergraduate Research Experience Award

The Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) program is offered to provide opportunities for UNBC’s undergraduates to be involved in research and scholarly activities. It is also intended to provide encouragement for faculty members to mentor UNBC undergraduate students in their areas of research. Faculty members are encouraged to approach undergraduate students who would not otherwise have access to research opportunities and invite them to co-apply for the UNBC URE award.

New - If you would like a review of your application prior to the competition please submit 2 weeks prior to the deadline.  Applications can be submitted to the Office of Research as a hardcopy to research@unbc.ca.

Contact

Melanie Noullett, Research Support Officer

Email: melanie.noullett@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5796

Deadline: 6 Oct 2017 (All day)

SSHRC Insight Grant

Support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available for emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives for two to five years.

Agency Application Deadline: October 15, 2017

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency deadline along with the completed and signed Grant and Contract Form. Applications can be submitted to the Office of Research via Romeo or as a hardcopy.

Contact

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

Deadline: 18 Oct 2017 (All day)

NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grant

The RTI Grants Program provides the primary avenue for university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering to obtain up to $150,000 in support for research tools and instruments with a net cost between $7,001 and $250,000 (before taxes, customs and importation fees, transportation and shipping charges, and assembly and installation costs). Net cost represents the cost of the equipment after any discount from the vendor. Vendor discount must be free of conditions, restrictions, or limitations (e.g., cannot be offered in exchange for services from users benefiting the vendor company).

*NEW* - Researchers can submit one RTI application per competition, either as an applicant or a co‑applicant, but not as both. This requirement does not apply to Subatomic Physics applicants as their grant applications are reviewed and supported through a different multi-program envelope.

Agency Application Deadline: October 25, 2017

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency deadline along with the completed and signed Grant and Contract Form. Applications can be submitted to the Office of Research via Romeo or as a hardcopy.

Contact

Jacqueline Dockray, Research Project Officer

Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-6357

Deadline: 25 Oct 2017 (All day)

SSHRC Connection Grant

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives

Agency Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency deadline along with the completed and signed Grant and Contract Form. Applications can be submitted to the Office of Research via Romeo or as a hardcopy.

Contact

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

Deadline: 25 Oct 2017 (All day)

NSERC Discovery Grant

The Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. Discovery Grants are considered “grants in aid” of research, as they provide long term operating funds and can facilitate access to funding from other programs, but are not meant to support the full costs of a research program.

Agency Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency deadline along with the completed and signed Grant and Contract Form. Applications can be submitted to the Office of Research via Romeo or as a hardcopy.

Contact

Jacqueline Dockray, Research Project Officer

Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-6357

Deadline: 8 Nov 2017 (All day)

Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Mitacs’ Globalink Research Award provides travel funding to graduate students for research collaborations with professors in international destinations. Visit the award web page or contact international@mitacs.ca for more information.

Mitacs application deadline: November 8, 2017

Applications require signatures from the Office of Research.  Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency deadline in order to secure the required signatures.

Contact

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer (Natural Sciences and Engineering)

Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-6357

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer (Health and Social Sciences and Humanities)

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

Deadline: 23 Nov 2017 (All day)

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

Provide support to foster new research and/or related activities with new and/or existing partners; and to design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities.

Agency Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency deadline along with the completed Grant and Contract Form. Applications can be submitted to the Office of Research via Romeo or as a hardcopy.

Contact

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

Deadline: 29 Jan 2018 (All day)

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Support research in its initial stages. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams.

Agency Application Deadline: February 2, 2018

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency deadline along with the completed and signed Grant and Contract Form. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research via Romeo.

Contact

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

Deadline: 15 Feb 2018 (All day)

SSHRC Partnership Grant

Provide support to new or existing formal partnerships for initiatives that advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities. Requires cash/in-kind contributions from project partners/sponsors.

Agency LOI Deadline: February 15, 2018

Agency Application Deadline: November 1, 2018 (by invitation only)

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency deadline along with the completed and signed Grant and Contract Form. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research via Romeo.

Contact

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815