Research Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research 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.


Browse upcoming funding opportunities for UNBC researchers:

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant

Deadline: June 08, 2020

Provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2020

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

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant: Special Call COVID-19 Research

Deadline: June 08, 2020

Provide short-term and timely support for COVID-19 related partnered research activities.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2020

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

Mitacs/AGE-WELL Collaboration for Innovation to Support Seniors During COVID-19

Deadline: July 02, 2020

A collaboration between Mitacs and AGE-WELL to fund technology-based innovations supporting seniors during COVID-19.

Application deadline: TBD

This is a brand new collaboration, and more information will be provided when the application and guidelines have been posted by the organizations. For more information please see the news release below:

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer
phone: 250-960-5815
email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Mitacs Elevate

Deadline: July 15, 2020

Support for postdoctoral fellows for up to 2 years. Includes a professional development training program.

Draft Application Deadline (for pre-review): June 10, 2020 (5 pm PT) (voluntary)

Conflict of Interest Declaration (if applicable): June 10, 2020 (5 pm PT)

Application Deadline: July 22, 2020 (5 pm PT)

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:

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

SSHRC Connection Grant

Deadline: July 27, 2020

Support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2020

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

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: July 31, 2020

Support for Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree.

UNBC Expression of Interest Deadline: July 31, 2020 (noon)

Expressions of Interest must include: Brief research proposal (max. 4 pages), letter of support from the applicants proposed supervisor, and an up-to-date CV from the applicant

Agency Application Deadline: October 1, 2020 (by invitation only)

Full applications must be received in the Office of Research a minimum of 10 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.

2020 Competition launching June 1, 2020 (2019 Funding Description)

Contact:

Mark Barnes, Director of Research

Phone: 250-960-5184

Email: mark.barnes@unbc.ca

or

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Phone: 250-960-5815

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

NFRF Horizon 2020 Global Platform Competition, International Steam

Deadline: August 24, 2020

The NFRF International Stream supports international research collaborations and positions Canada and Canadian researchers as strategic partners at the international level.

Registration Deadline (mandatory): Two weeks after the Horizon 2020 application deadline for an eligible call

Application Deadline: One month after the review results from a Horizon 2020 call are communicated to the project team

***Please Note: Registration and Application deadlines vary by Horizon 2020 competition. Please visit the link below to confim deadlines***

Registration applications must be received in the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the Registration deadline as RGO's are required to confirm the status of all applicants and approve/submit the registration. The same process will be required at the Full Application stage. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research 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.

Contact:

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

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

MSFHR Reach Program

Deadline: September 21, 2020

Support to bring researchers and research users together to support the dissemination of research evidence to facilitate its effective uptake and potential to impact health and care.

Application Deadline: September 28, 2020 (4:30 pm PT)

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
Phone: 250-960-5815
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

MSFHR Convening & Collaborating Program

Deadline: September 21, 2020

Support to bring researchers and research users together to co-develop research aligned with BC's health system priorities.

Application Deadline: September 28, 2020 (4:30 pm PT)

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
Phone: 250-960-5815
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

SSHRC Insight Grant

Deadline: September 23, 2020

Support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities

Application Deadline: October 1, 2020  ***NEW***

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.

2020 Funding Description - coming soon (2019 Funding Description)

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Research Project Officer

Phone: 250-960-5815

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

2020 Seeding Food Innovation

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Support interdisciplinary research or technology development that will help accelerate solutions to sustainable food challenges.

***The Seeding Food Innovation 2020 Call has been closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Call will be re-opened later this year***

Full applications must be received in the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the full application deadline. Full 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
Phone: 250-960-6357
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca

Mitacs Accelerate - Continuous Intake

Deadline: January 01, 2021

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:

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

Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-6357

or

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

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

Mitacs Globalink Research Award - Continuous Intake

Deadline: January 01, 2021

THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED. Please contact the Office of Research for more information.


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:

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

Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-6357

or

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

Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Phone: 250-960-5815

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

Deadline: January 01, 2021

***Due to COVID-19, these grants are on hold for 2020***

***Applications will not be accepted after May 11, 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. Convene grants are short-term grants to help teams to unpack a complex health issue and to question the systemic behaviours that have created that issue, or that are holding the issue in place. Convene grants help teams to articulate a research question and to develop a participatory research project plan that can then be submitted to funding organizations in the future.

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, 2021

***Due to COVID-19, these grants are on hold for 2020***

***Applications will not be accepted after May 11, 2020***

Support for charities and other qualified donees with projects that take action to address the root causes of pressing social, environmental or cultural issues in BC. Develop Grants are short-term grants to help teams to unpack a complex issue and to identify the systemic behaviours that have created that issue, or that are holding the issue in place. Develop grants help teams to generate ideas for a project plan to influence or change these behaviours that can then be submitted to funders in the future.

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, 2021

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 Dec. 11, 2019, Option 1 will be open for applications requesting $20,000 to $1M 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

FHSS Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (Continuous Intake)

Deadline: January 01, 2021

Support the publication or translation of scholarly books on topics in the humanities and social sciences.

Application Deadline: Continuous Intake

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:

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