Research Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research and Innovation provides support in the preparation of applications to all researchers who meet the funding call eligibility criteria. We encourage Indigenous people, visible minorities, diversely-abled people, women, and people from the LGBTQ2S+ communities to apply.  We look forward to assisting you with your application to ensure submission of the highest quality proposal.

UNBC Deadlines:
Full applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline (unless otherwise noted in the funding opportunity information below).  Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval. Please see the Research Guide for complete details.

If your application requires an Institutional Letter of Support, please complete and submit the Institutional Letter of Support Request Form to the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 10 business days prior to the application deadline.

Browse upcoming funding opportunities for UNBC researchers:

External opportunities

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage with participants on research issues of value to them. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant can often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects.

Application deadline: June 20, 2024 @ 5:00 pm PT   

*Note that the usual August 1 deadline for this funding opportunity has been moved forward to June 20 for 2024 due to necessary IT maintenance on the SSHRC online system.

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:
Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

The Watershed Security Fund Grant Program supports projects and initiatives that advance the resiliency of our watersheds while adhering to a framework of reconciliation and pursuing collaborative relationships to steward the restoration and conservation of healthy watersheds for generations to come.

Due to the limitations on university involvement in this program, please contact Jacqui Dockray in the Office of Research and Innovation to discuss your project prior to preparing your application. 

Application deadline: June 26, 2024

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are Canada’s most prestigious and highest valued award for postdoctoral researchers. Valued at $70,000 per year for 2 years, the competition is open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD – equivalent, or health professional degree. More details can be found at: https://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html

The UNBC internal deadline for the submission of an “Expression of Interest” is 9:00 am Monday, July 8, 2024 (late submissions will not be accepted). Please email expressions of interest to Crystal Carpenter at crystal.carpenter@unbc.ca

Expressions of interest must include: a brief research proposal (max. 4 pages; excluding references), a letter of support from the applicant’s proposed supervisor, and an up-to-date CV from the candidate. 

Expressions of Interest will be adjudicated by an internal review committee. The review committee will evaluate: 1) applicant’s research excellence and leadership in their area of expertise; 2) quality of the applicant’s proposed research program; and 3) demonstrated synergy between the applicant and UNBC’s strategic research priorities. Only the highest-caliber postdoctoral researcher(s)/application(s) will be invited to prepare a full application.

Complete applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation by Tuesday, September 3, 2024 (by invitation only) in order to allow time to prepare the institutional letter of endorsement. This is the minimum 10 business days in advance of the agency deadline of September 17, 2024.

Contact:
Crystal Carpenter
Research Project Officer – Health
crystal.carpenter@unbc.ca

The Discovery Grant program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. 

Discovery Grants are typically five years in duration and 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.

Notice of Intent to Apply deadline (mandatory): August 1, 2024
Full application deadline: November 1, 2024

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - Natural Sciences
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Mostafa Sabzevari, Research Project Officer - Applied Sciences and Engineering
seyedmostafa.sabzevari@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5616

 

The goal of the NFRF Exploration stream is to inspire high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research.

Exploration grants support research that pushes boundaries into exciting new areas and that:

  • bring disciplines together beyond traditional disciplinary or common interdisciplinary approaches;
  • propose to explore something new, which might fail; and
  • have the potential for significant impact.

Notice of Intent deadline (mandatory): August 27, 2024
Full application deadline: November 5, 2024

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Content:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - Natural Sciences and Engineering
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

or

Crystal Carpenter, Research Project Officer - Health
Email: crystal.carpenter@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5686

The NFRF Transformation stream supports large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting change.

Full Application deadline: September 5, 2024 (by invitation only) @ 5:00 pm PT    *Note that a mandatory Letter of Intent was required to be submitted previously

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval. An Amendment to the original Romeo file can be created at the Full Application stage using the Event Form, which is tied to the original Romeo file.

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - SSH
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships support the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and assist them in establishing a research base by providing recent PhD graduates with stipendiary support.

 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship awards are tenable at Canadian or foreign universities and research institutions.

Application deadline: September 12, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

These grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors.

Application deadline: September 15, 2024 @ 5:00 pm PT

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:
Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

Postdoctoral research awards support promising new scholars and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers. Preferred candidates are recent PhD graduates, conferred within the past five years, undertaking original research, publishing research findings, developing and expanding personal research networks, and preparing for research-intensive careers within and beyond academia.

The award hosted at UNBC is in Northern Issues. Applicants should have a specialization in: Natural resources and environmental studies; community development; rural, northern and environmental health; First Nations and Indigenous Peoples.

Award is valued at USD $30,000 for 9 months

Application Deadline: September 16, 2024 (awards must be taken up in the 2025/26 Academic Year)

Applications accepted through the Fulbright website, linked below.

Nicole Balliet, Manager, Research Administration
Phone: 250-960-5815
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Mark Barnes, Director, Research and Innovation
Phone: 250-960-5184
Email: mark.barnes@unbc.ca

The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program supports the training and mentoring of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that

  • encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, and address significant scientific challenges associated with Canada’s research priorities
  • facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce

Full application deadline: September 22, 2024  *Note that a mandatory Letter of Intent was previously required. 

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

SSHRC Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities and provide stable support for long-term research initiatives of two to five years that is central to advancing knowledge. They enable scholars to address complex issues about individuals and societies, and to further our collective understanding.

Application deadline: October 1, 2024

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

Discovery Horizons grants support investigator-initiated individual and team projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE).

In the context of this funding opportunity, the term “interdisciplinary” should be understood to fully encompass all research that connects, crosses or falls in between the traditional disciplines of the three agencies, including transdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, convergence research and other approaches at the interface.

There are no requirements with respect to team size or composition. However, individuals are only allowed to hold or apply for one Discovery Horizons grant as either an applicant or co-applicant. Additionally, individuals participating in a Discovery Horizons grant as an applicant or co-applicant cannot hold both a Discovery Grant and Discovery Horizons grant.

Full application deadline (by invitation only): October 18, 2024 *Note that a mandatory Letter of Intent was previously required.

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - Natural Sciences 
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or 

Mostafa Sabzevari, Research Project Officer - Applied Sciences and Engineering
seyedmostafa.sabzevari@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5616

 

SSHRC Partnership Grants are intended for large teams of postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types that work in formal collaboration. These grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over four to seven years to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities. 

Partnership Grants undergo a two-stage merit review process, and this funding opportunity description applies to Stage 2 applications. Only applicants successful in the Partnership Grants—Stage 1 process are invited to apply in Stage 2.

Stage 1: Applications successful in Stage 1 are awarded grants valued at up to $20,000. These funds help applicants prepare for the Stage 2 application. The Stage 1 deadline for 2024 has already passed.

Stage 2 (by invitation only) Deadline: October 29, 2024 @ 5:00 pm PT

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:
Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage with participants on research issues of value to them. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant can often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2024 @ 5:00 pm PT

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:
Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

The Discovery Grant program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. 

Discovery Grants are typically five years in duration and 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.

Full application deadline: November 1, 2024 *Note that a mandatory Notice of Intent to apply was previously required. 

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - Natural Sciences
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or 

Mostafa Sabzevari, Research Project Officer - Applied Sciences and Engineering
seyedmostafa.sabzevari@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5616

 

The goal of the NFRF Exploration stream is to inspire high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research.

Exploration grants support research that pushes boundaries into exciting new areas and that:

  • bring disciplines together beyond traditional disciplinary or common interdisciplinary approaches;
  • propose to explore something new, which might fail; and
  • have the potential for significant impact.

Full application deadline: November 5, 2024 *Note that a mandatory Notice of Intent to apply was required in August. 

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Content:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - Natural Sciences and Engineering
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

or

Crystal Carpenter, Research Project Officer - Health
Email: crystal.carpenter@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5686

SSHRC Partnership funding is intended for formal partnerships between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types. Partnership Development Grants provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to:

  • develop research and/or related activities in the social sciences and humanities—these can include knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and emerging scholars—by fostering new partnerships with existing and/or potential partners; or
  • design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that can result in best practices or models—these can either be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2024 @ 5:00 pm PT

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:
Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

Mitacs and Michael Smith Health Research BC have announced a new partnership program. The Michael Smith Health Research BC-Mitacs industry-based program supports graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across British Columbia to gain experience working within BC’s life sciences sector.  

The program offers industry-based placements through Mitacs Accelerate (for master and PhD students) and Elevate (postdoctoral fellows) programs.

Letter of Intent to Apply deadline (mandatory): Continuous intake until December 1, 2024
Full application deadline: December 20, 2024

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

 

Contact:
Crystal Carpenter, Research Project Officer - Health
Email: crystal.carpenter@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5686

 

SSHRC, in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), is pleased to launch a Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition to mobilize, examine and synthesize social sciences and humanities research on Envisioning Governance Systems that Work. 

Knowledge Synthesis Grants are not intended to support original research. Rather, they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and identify knowledge gaps. This call is particularly focused on the state of research produced over the past 10 years.

Application Deadline: December 12, 2024 @ 5:00 pm PT

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:
Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

These grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors.

Application deadline: December 15, 2024 @ 5:00 pm PT

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:
Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

Mitacs and Michael Smith Health Research BC have announced a new partnership program. The Michael Smith Health Research BC-Mitacs industry-based program supports graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across British Columbia to gain experience working within BC’s life sciences sector.  

The program offers industry-based placements through Mitacs Accelerate (for master and PhD students) and Elevate (postdoctoral fellows) programs.


Full application deadline: December 20, 2024 *Note that a mandatory Letter of Intent was previously required. 

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

 

Contact:
Crystal Carpenter, Research Project Officer - Health
Email: crystal.carpenter@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5686

 

Horizon Europe is the European Union’s key funding program for research and innovation.

In November 2023, the Government of Canada closed substantive negotiations with the European Commission (EC) to increase collaboration under Horizon Europe, the world's largest research and innovation program involving countries around the globe. Now applications from Canadian researchers and innovators will be reviewed as fully-fledged members of consortia in Horizon Europe Pillar 2 calls. While Canadians can participate in all Horizon Europe calls that are open to international partners, as an associated country, Canadians can access a broader range of research opportunities in Pillar 2.  Most Horizon Europe Pillar 2 projects require at least three partners from three different EU member states or associated countries.

Each programme within Horizon Europe launches project calls based on a pre-established work programme under each thematic area. See the below funding description for a link to a list of funding opportunities and deadlines.

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean Approval.

Contact:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - Natural Sciences 
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

or

Crystal Carpenter, Research Project Officer - Health
Email: crystal.carpenter@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5686

Environment and Climate Change Canada offers funding through various Grants and Contributions programs. Eligible groups, organizations and individuals can apply for support of projects that protect or conserve our natural environment.

For a full list of funding programs and deadlines, please see the funding description below.

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

Put your talent to work with an organization that needs it and apply your skills in a non-academic environment. Accelerate grants are open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Agency application deadline: continuous intake. Allow six to eight weeks for peer review.

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval

Contact:
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer (Natural Sciences and Engineering)
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Crystal Carpenter, Research Project Officer (Health)
Email: crystal.carpenter@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5686

or

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer (Social Sciences and Humanities)
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities outside of Canada.

Agency application deadline: continuous intake.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the agency for review and signature.

Contact:
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer (Natural Sciences and Engineering)
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Crystal Carpenter, Research Project Officer (Health)
Email: crystal.carpenter@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5686

or

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer (Social Sciences and Humanities)
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. These grants support research projects led by strong, complementary, collaborative teams that will generate new knowledge and accelerate the application of research results to create benefits for Canada.

Alliance Advantage grants (formerly Alliance cost-sharing option 1) are for partner-driven projects. They fund projects focused on the partners’ goals, with at least one partner sharing in the costs of research. 

Application deadline: Continuous Intake. Allow 5-24 weeks for the review process (depending on the size of the project).

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean Approval.

Contact:
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - Natural Sciences
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Mostafa Sabzevari, Research Project Officer - Applied Sciences and Engineering
seyedmostafa.sabzevari@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5616

 

Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. These grants support research projects led by strong, complementary, collaborative teams that will generate new knowledge and accelerate the application of research results to create benefits for Canada.

Alliance Society grants (formerly Alliance cost-sharing option 2) fund projects with societal impact as the main driver.

Application deadline: Continuous Intake. Allow 14-24 weeks for the review process.

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean Approval.

Contact:
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - Natural Sciences
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Mostafa Sabzevari, Research Project Officer - Applied Sciences and Engineering
seyedmostafa.sabzevari@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5616

 

Alliance International Grants will provide support for researchers in Canada to work with leading international researchers from the academic sector, and to establish and grow international research collaborations and projects that have a high potential for impact in NSE disciplines.

Funding is available via two streams:

  • Catalyst grants will provide up to $25,000 in funding for one year to support Canadian researchers in initiating international research collaborations in the NSE disciplines. 
  • Collaboration grants will provide up to $100,000 per year for up to three years to allow Canadian researchers to participate in international projects and leverage the best international expertise in the NSE disciplines to help address research challenges of impact and benefit for Canada.

Deadline: Continuous Intake. Allow at least 5-9 weeks for the review process (plus additional time for Collaboration grants to allow for the international funding agency’s peer-review of the proposal submitted by the international collaborator[s]).

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean Approval.

Contact:
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - Natural Sciences
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Mostafa Sabzevari, Research Project Officer - Applied Sciences and Engineering
seyedmostafa.sabzevari@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5616

 

Mitacs Elevate supports research projects in all disciplines. The program supports postdoctoral fellows for up to 2 years (with a partner organization). The program includes professional development training opportunities.

Please contact a Mitacs Representative to discuss the eligibility of a Not-For-Profit organization, and the eligibility of projects with hospitals, or municipalities before submitting an application package.

Application Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submitting an application to Mitacs. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - NSE
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - SSH
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

or

Crystal Carpenter, Research Project Officer - Health
Email: crystal.carpenter@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5686

The Society for Ecosystem Restoration (SERNbc) provides seed funding for new projects that follow the SERNbc guiding principles of ecosystem restoration.

Potential applicants are required to submit a preliminary application to the SERNbc Project Review Committee. Where necessary, the Committee may request additional information to make a decision. The SERNbc Coordinator will contact those applicants who have been selected to submit full proposals.

Application Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean Approval.

Contact:
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

Project Learning Tree Canada's Green Jobs program provides a 50% or 80% wage match, with up to $32,000 CAD in reimbursements, to employers hiring youth aged 15-30 into Green Jobs. A Green Job is one that supports nature-based solutions for a more sustainable planet. Green jobs are typically involved in, but not limited to, jobs in the forest sector, parks, conservation, natural resource management, environmental education, sustainable food systems, climate change, carbon sequestration, species maintenance and recovery, water quality and quantity, and more.

Application Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean Approval.

Contact:
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

Together with their partners, the Rio Tinto Aluminium Fund Canada aims to deliver long term social and economic benefits for the communities in which they operate and broader society. The Fund encourages programmes and initiatives that align with their priority areas, which include education, environment, health and community liveability. 

Application deadline: Continuous Intake

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean Approval.

Contact:
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer (Natural Sciences and Engineering)
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Crystal Carpenter, Research Project Officer (Health)
Email: crystal.carpenter@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5686

or

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer (Social Sciences and Humanities)
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

The Pacific Salmon Foundation makes grants to organizations that undertake Pacific salmon conservation and restoration or science and research. Sometimes, when necessary, the Foundation will actually spearhead and execute a specific project. These are typically larger-scale, strategically-critical projects that would otherwise not be undertaken without the Foundation’s involvement. The Foundation partners with government agencies, other non-profits, businesses and volunteers to make Partnered Initiatives successful. Partnered Initiatives are subject to the same level of technical review required of applicants to the Foundation’s Community Salmon Program, though there is more flexibility in terms of match and volunteer requirements.

Application Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean Approval.

Contact:
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

Eligible employers can receive a wage subsidy of up to $25,000 and up to $5,000 for skills development, training, and wrap-around services to hire recent post-secondary graduates. Program funding is aimed at employers in the environmental science, technology, engineering and mathematics sectors.

Programs are offered through one of our four delivery organizations:

  • BioTalent Canada is a national, non-profit organization that facilitates research, skills development and various projects to support professionals in the Canadian biotechnology industry.
  • Clean Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on green solutions in the areas of energy efficiency, water health, waste reduction and sustainable transportation in Atlantic Canada.
  • Colleges and Institutes Canada is a national organization that champions innovation, applied research and employment opportunities addressing climate change and other environmental challenges.
  • ECO Canada is a national organization that specializes in environmental labour market research and provides employment and training resources to environmental professionals.

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean Approval.

Contact:
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

Support innovative medical research and practices, particularly in the treatment of cancer.

Application Deadline: There are three funding cycles each year. Applications are accepted at any time.

***Applicants should telephone the Foundation to discuss their project ahead of submitting a proposal***

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:
Crystal Carpenter, Research Project Officer - Health
Email: crystal.carpenter@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5686

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) Scholarly Book Awards, formally the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program, funds scholarly books in Canada that make important contributions to the humanities and social sciences. 

Applications are accepted and evaluated continuously throughout the year. 

Contact:

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629