This is a curated list of the most common opportunities and awards for FCAT.
Please consult the ORS Funding Opportunities Database for a full list of funding opportunities.  

Tri-Council Funding

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

  • Connection Grant
    Description: Supports events and outreach activities for short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization, often serving as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects.
    Deadline (moved ahead): June 20, 2024
    Value: Events: $7,000 - $25,000      Outreach activities: $7,000 - $50,000
  • SFU/SSHRC Small Explore
    Description: Supports scholarly research in the contemporary arts, humanities, and social sciences for expenses up to a maximum of $7,000, or in teams, up to $10,000.
    Deadline: June 1, 2024
    Value: Up to $7,000

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

  • Discovery Horizons (pilot)
    Description: Supports research that broadly integrates or transcends disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering.
    Deadline: June 17, 2024
    Value: $50,000 - $100,000 over up to 5 years

Other federal funding

New Frontiers in Research Fund

  • Exploration Competition
    Description: Supports high risk, high reward and interdisciplinary research not easily supported through other tri-agency funding opportunities
    Notice of Intent deadline: October 11, 2024Deadline: December 11, 2024
    Value: Up to $100,000 for up to 2 years

Arts Councils

Canada Council for the Arts
  • Concept to Realization Composite
    Description: Supports the full creative cycle, from initial idea to presentation
    Deadline: rolling
    Value: Up to $60,000 per year
  • Research and Creation
    Description: Supports the initial stages of creative project as well as artists' professional development
    Deadline: rolling
    Value: Up to $25,000 per year

Other External Funding

Spencer Foundation

  • Spencer Foundation Racial Equity Research Grants
    Description: Supports education research projects that will contribute to understanding and ameliorating racial inequality in education. 
    External Intent to Apply Form Deadline
    : May 29, 2024
    : June 27, 2024
    Value: Up to $75,000 over up to 5 years