January

BC Community Achievement Award

Celebrates British Columbians who go above and beyond in their dedication and service to others and who devote time and energy to making their communities more caring, dynamic, beautiful, healthy, and unique.

Confederation of University Faculty Assns. of BC (CUFA BC) Distinguished Academics Awards

For contribution to community beyond academy.

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Honours extraordinary women leaders.

February

Trans-Atlantic Platform Social Innovation Call for Proposals

Trans-Atlantic Platform

The Trans-Atlantic Platform has launched its 2018 Social Innovation Call for Proposals, which will support international projects that can contribute to increasing our understanding of societal transformations and the role of social innovation.

  • Deadline: February 14, 2019
  • Maximum Award: $175,000 CAD

Rumelhart Prize

Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation

Recognizes contributions to the theoretical foundations of human cognition.

  • Deadline: February 24, 2019
  • Maximum Award: $120,000 USD

March

Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Medals & Awards

Royal Society of Canada (RSC)

Rewards outstanding scholarship and research in various fields.

Deadline: March 01, 2019*

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

Order of British Columbia

Any British Columbian (or former long-term resident) who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, excellence or distinction in any field. Community leadership, business, labour, industry, volunteer service, research, culture, the arts, sports… the possibilities are nearly endless.

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. There are 4 application deadlines throughout the year (Mar 15, Jun 15, Sept 15, and Dec 15).  The grants are valued at $7,000 to $25,000 over one year.

SSHRC Impact Gold Medal

Recognizes sustained leadership, dedication and originality of thought and have inspired students and colleagues alike. Institution submits nominations to SSHRC.

SSHRC Impact Connection Award

Recognizes individuals or teams whose SSHRC-funded project has engaged the campus and/or wider community, and has generated intellectual, cultural, social and/or economic impacts. Nominations submitted by the institution.

SSHRC Impact Insight Award

Recognizes individuals or teams whose project has resulted in significant contribution to knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world. These are institutional and limited submission nominations.

SSHRC Impact Partnership Award

Awards a formal partnership that, through mutual co-operation and shared intellectual leadership and resources, has demonstrated impact and influence within and/or beyond the social sciences and humanities research community. These are institutional and limited submission nominations.

SSHRC Impact Talent Award

Recognizes individuals who maintains academic excellence, has a talent for research and knowledge mobilization and has demonstrated clear potential to be a future leader within and/or outside the academic sector. The nomination process for this award is managed through the Dean of Graduate Studies Office.

Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Sir John William Dawson Medal

Recognizes important contributions in multiple domain.

Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Medals & Awards

Royal Society of Canada (RSC)

Rewards outstanding scholarship and research in various fields.

Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

Awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth.

John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)

American Psychology Foundation (US)

The John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant supports early career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)

American Psychology Foundation (US)

The John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant supports early career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

Applied Research Competition

Organization for Autism Research

Our Scientific Council selects and funds the most promising research proposals that enhance the Organization for Autism Research's mission.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

VPR Travel Grants, Social Sciences/Humanities -Pool 2

Simon Fraser University (SFU)

Submissions are accepted September 1st through March 31st or, until all available funds have been committed. For faculty in areas supported by SSHRC to attend conferences beginning September 1 through March 31.

  • Deadline: March 31, 2019

Yidan Prize

Yidan Prize Foundation

Recognizes leading change makers for innovation in the education system.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

April

Grawemeyer Award for Education

University of Louisville

Stimulates the dissemination, public scrutiny and implementation of ideas that have potential to bring about significant improvement in educational practice and advances in educational attainment.

Anneliese Maier Research Award

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

For researchers in the fields of the humanities and social sciences whose scientific achievements have been internationally recognized in their research area and from whose research collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany a sustainable contribution is expected towards the further internationalization of the humanities and social sciences in Germany.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

May

SFU University Publications Fund: Single Event, Serial Event, and Rapid Response Publications

The University Publications Fund (UPF) is established under the authority of the Vice-President, Research for the purpose of providing support to faculty and staff of Simon Fraser University for their academic publications. Rapid Response Publications submissions are accepted year-round. Single and Serial Event Publication submissions are accepted annually: April 12th - May 12th.

Canadian Education Association (CEA) Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education

Builds visibility for researchers who have the potential to transform Canadian public education.

EdCan Network Whitworth Award

Recognizes individuals who have made a sustained and substantial contribution to educational research.

Connection Grants

SSHRC (Social Science & Humanities Research Council)

Connection Grants (amounts from $7,000 to $25,000) support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives.  Applications may be submitted by institutions (e.g., university led events) or individual applicants and teams. This is a 2:1 matching fund opportunity (SSHRC:entity match).

June

Killam Prizes

Awarded to active (not retired) Canadian scholars who have made a substantial and significant contribution over a significant period to scholarly research.

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. There are 4 application deadlines throughout the year (Mar 15, Jun 15, Sept 15, and Dec 15).  The grants are valued at $7,000 to $25,000 over one year.

The Audacious Prize

TED

A new initiative for launching big, audacious ideas.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

July

Clean50 Awards

Recognizes Canada’s leaders in sustainability for their contributions over the prior two years.

Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (FCCP) Award of Merit

Recognizes distinguished Chinese Canadians who have made outstanding professional achievements.

SFU Refugee and Newcomer 2018-2019 research grants

SFU's Refugee and Newcomer Advisory Committee (RNAC) is offering research grants to support research in topics related to refugee migration and newcomer issues.

August

Applied Research Competition

Our Scientific Council selects and funds the most promising research proposals that enhance the Organization for Autism Research's mission.

European Research Council Advanced Grants

European Research Council

Are you an established, leading principal investigator who wants long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high-risk project? The ERC Advanced Grant could be for you. Three main research domains: Physical Sciences & Engineering, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences & Humanities.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

September

SSHRC Special Call, Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation, Connection Grants

This funding opportunity supports interdisciplinary events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives to contribute to the CRCC-prioritized national dialogue.

SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Journals

Aid to Scholarly Journals grants support Canadian scholarly dissemination by offering a contribution to enable journals to explore innovative activities as well as to help them to defray the costs associated with publishing scholarly articles, digital publishing and journal distribution on Canadian not-for-profit platforms.

SSHRC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

The aim of the Banting PDF Program is to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, and to launch the PDF into a successful research-intensive career. The application must be completed in full collaboration with the institution and include the host institution's commitment. SFU's Stage 1 Deadline was June 22, 2017.

  • Deadline: September 20, 2018*
    *NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. ORS will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

STLHE 3M National Teaching Fellowship

Recognizes exceptional contributions to teaching and learning in Canadian post-secondary education.

Conference Grants for Education Research

The (US) Spencer Foundation

Support to scholars for small research conferences and focused symposia.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

Guggenheim Fellowships

John Simon Guggenheim Foundation

Exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

Global Young Academy (GYA) Membership

Global Young Academy

Empowers young researchers to lead International, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational dialogue with the goal to make global decision making evidence-based and inclusive.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

October

National Academy of Science (NAS) Awards

Honours outstanding achievement in the physical, biological, and social sciences.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

SSHRC Insight Grant

Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years.

Griffith University and Simon Fraser University Collaborative Travel Grant

Griffith University and Simon Fraser University Collaborative Travel Grant's are awarded for the purpose of expanding cooperation, exchange ideas and research collaborations between our two institutions in the following areas: Drug discovery; Environmental sciences and environmental planning; Forest ecology, forest management and climate change adaptation; Behavioural and cognitive neuroscience; Mental health and addiction; Public health; Bioinformatics and genomics; Big Data; Criminology; Business; Tourism Musicology; and such other areas as the parties shall agree.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

SSHRC Partnership Grants (PG) - Stage 2

SSHRC Partnership Grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over 4 to 7 years to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization. There are two stages: Stage 1 (Feb) and Stage 2 by invitation only (Nov).

National Geographic Early Career Grants

The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

National Geographic Exploration Grants

Grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

Call for Concept Notes, Boosting decent employment for Africa's youth

This call for concept notes is part of a multi-funder research initiative on Boosting Decent Employment for Africa’s Youth, aimed at providing key insights, practical guidance, and tools to policy makers and practitioners to help realize aspirations for large-scale positive change.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

November

SSHRC Connection Grant

Connection Grants (amounts from $7,000 to $25,000) support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. Applications may be submitted by institutions (e.g., university led events) or individual applicants and teams. This is a 2:1 matching fund opportunity (SSHRC:entity match).

Governor General's (GG) Innovation Awards

Recognizes current or recent innovations that have a positive impact on the quality of life in Canada.

  • Deadline: November 15, 2018*
    *NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. ORS will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.
  • Funding opportunity link

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants (PDG)

Partnership Development Grants (PDG) provide $75,000 to $200,000 over one to three years to formal partnerships, led by a project director. Partner organizations must provide evidence attesting to the commitment (e.g., cash and/or in-kind) that has been agreed upon.

Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes

Encourages continuing contributions to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada.

*NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.

Cmolik Prize for the Enhancement of Public Education in BC

Recognizes recipients who have developed and implemented an invention, innovation, concept, process or procedure that enhances educational practice in the K-12 public school system in BC.

December

Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Fellowships

Recognizes remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.

Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Recognizes the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership.

Trudeau Research Fellowships

Recognizes researchers with the capacity to propose creative solutions to important issues and to inform public debate.

  • Maximum Award: $225,000 CAD
    *NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. ORS will update the deadline when it has been confirmed
  • Funding opportunity link

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. There are 4 application deadlines throughout the year (Mar 15, Jun 15, Sept 15, and Dec 15).  The grants are valued at $7,000 to $25,000 over one year.

SFU/SSHRC Small Research Grants // Fall Intake

Simon Fraser University (SFU)

SSHRC Institutional Grants/SFU Grants support scholarly research in the contemporary arts, humanities and social sciences for expenses up to a maximum of $7,000. A lead applicant, together with one or more eligible co-applicants may apply in a single application for up to $10,000.