Research Funding Opportunities

Browse upcoming funding opportunities for UNBC researchers.

CIHR Catalyst Grant in Patient-Oriented Research

Deadline: June 25, 2019

The aim of this Catalyst Grant program is to provide seed money to support patient-oriented research activities which represent a step towards the pursuit of more comprehensive applications to funding opportunities.

Registration Deadline: June 25, 2019

Full Application Deadline: September 10, 2019

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

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant

Deadline: July 03, 2019

SSHRC and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency have launched this Knowledge Synthesis Grant to stimulate social sciences and humanities research that will help inform best practices related to enviornmental and impact assessments.

Agency application deadline: July 10, 2019

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

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

Research Ambassadors Program

Deadline: July 08, 2019

The Office of Research and Graduate Programs is seeking applications from UNBC undergraduate and graduate students interested in servicng as Research Ambassadors. As champions for research at UNBC, Research Ambassadors will work with the Office of Research to enhance research culture at UNBC. Research Ambassadors will also work closely with the Student Recruitment team to share their research experiences and opportunities with high school and incoming UNBC students. This experiential learning experience will enhance students' understanding of research at UNBC and will provide students with the opportunity to work with a diversity of people on projects aimed at promoting and celebrating research at UNBC.

Application deadline: Noon July 8, 2019. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research (research@unbc.ca). Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

Vera Andrews, Research Support Officer

Email: vera.andrews@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-6175

Mitacs Elevate

Deadline: July 10, 2019

Support postdoctoral fellows in any discipline to conduct research in collaboration with a partner organization and a university-based researcher.

Intent to Apply due: June 19, 2019 (by 5 pm PT) (not mandatory)

Submit Conflict of Interest Declaration by June 19, 2019 (by 5 pm PT) (if applicable)

Submit Draft Proposal to Mitacs for pre-review by July 3, 2019 (by 5 pm PT) (voluntary)

Full Application due: July 17 (by 1 pm PT)

Full applications must be received in the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the full application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research 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

or

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: July 15, 2019

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth. The objectives of the program are to:

  • attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent
  • develop their leadership potential
  • position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow

Areas of research include:

  • Health sciences
  • Natural sciences and/or engineering
  • Social sciences and/or humanities

UNBC Expression of Interest due: July 15, 2019 (noon)

Expressions of Interest must be received in the Office of Research by noon on the deadline (late submissions will not be accepted).

Expressions of Interest must include:

  • a brief research proposal (maximum 4 pages)
  • a letter of support from the applicant's proposed supervisor
  • an up-to-date CV from the candidate

Full Application due: September 18, 2019 (by invitation only)

Full applications must be received in the Office of Research a minimum of 10 business days in advance of the full application deadline to allow sufficient time to prepare the Institutional Letter of Endorsement.

Contact:

Mark Barnes, Director of Research

Email: mark.barnes@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5184

SSHRC Connection Grants

Deadline: July 25, 2019

Support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes, or other events or outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives.

Full application deadline: August 1, 2019

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

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

PICS Opportunity Projects

Deadline: July 29, 2019

Support innovative research ideas and approaches for climate change mitigation and adaptation. This funding opportunity targets new entrants and emerging leaders.

Application Deadline: August 2, 2019

Applications must be received in the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the full application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research 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

NSERC Discovery Grants

Deadline: August 01, 2019

Support ongoing programs of research with long-term goals.  These grants focus on promoting and maintaining a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering, foster research excellence, and provide a stimulating environment for research training.

Notice of Intent deadline: August 1, 2019 (mandatory)

Full Application deadline: November 1, 2019

Full applications must be received in the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the full application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research 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

CIHR Project Grant

Deadline: August 14, 2019

Support projects designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. Projects mus have a specific purpose and a defined endpoint.

CIHR Registration Deadline: August 14, 2019 (mandatory)

CIHR Full Application Deadline: September 11, 2019

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

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

Open Research Area (SSHRC/ESRC)

Deadline: September 03, 2019

The 6th round of the ORA is based on an agreement among the French National Research Agency (France), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany), the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada). The scheme will provide funding for integrated projects by researchers coming from at least three of the four subscribing countries. There is also a special opportunity for co-operation with projects in Japan. Proposals may involve any of the disciplines, thematic areas or approaches eligible for SSHRC funding.

Application Deadline: September 11, 2019, 4:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time (8:00 am Pacific Time)

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

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

Fulbright Canada Research Chairs Program

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Fulbright Canada Research Chairs are intended for Canadian citizens who are exceptional scholars and/or experienced professionals who wish to conduct research an/or lecture in the United States. Please visit the Fulbright Canada Research Chair Program website (via the link below) to view available Research Chair opportunities.

Application deadline: November 15, 2019

Award values range from US$25,000 to US$50,000 for 4 to 9 month periods.  Awards typically begin in either September 2020 or January 2021.

Please connect with the Office of Research if you are interested in pursuing a Fulbright Canada Research Chair.

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

or

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer

Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-6357

Mitacs Accelerate - Continuous Intake

Deadline: January 01, 2020

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

Contact:

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

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

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

Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-6357

Mitacs Globalink Research Award - Continuous Intake

Deadline: January 01, 2020

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 overseas.

Agency application deadline: continuous intake.

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

Contact:

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

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

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

Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-6357

Vancouver Foundation Participatory Action Research Grants - Convene Grant (Continuous Intake)

Deadline: January 01, 2020

Support research that is co-led by community members and researchers to learn more about the root causes of pressing issues impacting the health of communities.

Agency application deadline: continuous intake

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

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

Vancouver Foundation Systems Change Grants - Develop Grant (Continuous Intake)

Deadline: January 01, 2020

Support projects that take action to address the root causes of pressing social, environmental or cultural issues by influencing the behaviours of populations, organizations, and institutions.

Agency application deadline: Continuous Intake

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

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

NSERC Alliance Grants (Continuous Intake)

Deadline: January 01, 2020

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 will be launched in a phased approach. As of May 21, 2019, Option 1 will be open for applications requesting $150,000 or more annually from NSERC.

Application deadline: Continuous Intake. Allow 4-16 weeks for the review process (depending on the size of the project).

Applications must be received in the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research 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