SFU Internal Grants

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Deadlines                        Programs

October 1, 2018

Griffith and Simon Fraser University Collaborative Travel Grant //Intake: July 16 - October 1, 2018

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.

Priority will be given to applications in one or more of the disciplinary areas listed above. 

Eligibility: Each application must include a team of researchers with at least one researcher from each institution. Teams must include early career researchers as well as more experienced and senior researchers. Early career researchers are encouraged to be lead proponents of the proposal with a senior researcher acting as their mentor.

  • Funding: Grants will normally be awarded in the range of $5,000 to $15,000 and should be directed principally at travel costs. Only those projects that involve post graduate students will be considered at the higher end of the funding range. Funding may also be used to undertake small scale projects which will provide the groundwork for larger scale external grant applications of publications in quality research outlets.
  • Period: 18 months from award date.

For more information, please see the Guidlines and Application forms below:

Note: Funding for this competition is provided jointly by Simon Fraser and Griffith Universities. SFU applications are to be submitted to ors@sfu.ca.

  • For inquiries regarding application details such as research topics, eligibility, etc. please contact carol_zachs@sfu.ca.
  • For inquiries on the application process itself, please contact ors@sfu.ca.

Opens Sep. 1

VPR Travel Grants, Social Science & Humanities
// POOL 2 Opens September 1, 2018.

POOL 2 (Travel beginning 1 SEP 2018 to 31 MAR  2019). POOL 2 will open September 1st. 

Deadline - at least two weeks in advance of conference. Funds are allocated on a first come, first serve basis; the competition will remain open until funds are exhausted. 

VP Research Travel Grants are provided for faculty in areas supported by SSHRC to attend conferences to present a paper (including the presentation of a poster in a poster session), to serve as a keynote speaker or in the case of faculty in the School for the Contemporary Arts, to present one’s own creative work to a peer group.

Rapid Response    No Deadline

University Publications Fund - Rapid Response

// OPEN Year-round

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. The UPF is split into three streams:

  • The Rapid Response Publications, supporting a maximum of $2,000 with applications accepted all year.
  • The Single Event Publications, supporting applications over $2,000 with an annual intake occurs between April 12th -May 12th: CLOSED.
  • The Serial Event Publications, supporting applications over $2,000 with an annual intake occurs between April 12th -May 12th: CLOSED.

For more information on these programs, please see the Guidelines: PDF

  •     Single Event and Rapid Response Publication Application:
            Application Form: WordPDF

            Revenue and Expense Budget Sheet: Excel (Also included in Application Form) 

Note: The UPF program is administered by the Office of Research Services and adjudicated by the Vice-President, Research and the Deans. Please submit applications to ors@sfu.ca.

Department Managers: Rapid Response projects will now be setup as a Fund 11. Small projects are no longer being supported under Fund 13 and we are therefore making the switch. This change only affects UPF Rapid Response Publications, while Single and Serial Publications grants will continue to use Fund 13. If there is any questions, please do not hesitate to contact  the Office of Research Services at ors@sfu.ca.

Closed

University Publications Fund -SINGLE AND SERIAL

// CLOSED [APRIL 12-MAY12,2018]

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. The UPF is split into three streams:

  • The Rapid Response Publications, supporting a maximum of $2,000 with applications accepted all year.
  • The Single Event Publications, supporting applications over $2,000 with an annual intake occurs between April 12th -May 12th: CLOSED.
  • The Serial Event Publications, supporting applications over $2,000 with an annual intake occurs between April 12th -May 12th: CLOSED.

For more information on these programs, please see the Guidelines: PDF

  •     Single Event and Rapid Response Publication Application:
            Application Form: WordPDF

            Revenue and Expense Budget Sheet: Excel (Also included in Application Form) 

 
  • Serial Event Publication Application:
            Application Form: Word, PDF

            Revenue and Expense Budget Sheet: Excel (Print in landscape orientation)


Note: The UPF program is administered by the Office of Research Services and adjudicated by the Vice-President, Research and the Deans. Please submit applications to ors@sfu.ca.

 

Rolling Deadline

President Research Start-up Grant (PRSG) 

Deadline: Before the end of the faculty member's first semester at SFU.

Note: New faculty with appointments as of 1 SEPT of the current year.

Guidelines & Policy: PDF

Claim Form: Word

No Deadline

Teaching and Learning Development Grants

Administered through SFU's Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD), Teaching and Learning Development Grants provide funding for SFU faculty to conduct research about teaching and learning.

For more information, including how to apply, please see the ISTLD's website here.

Please note that, since these grants are administered through the ISTLD, no SFU Signature Sheet is required.

No Deadline

VPR Major Research Project Application Preparation Grants

Provides assistance to SFU faculty members applying for major external research grants.

VPR Major Research Project Application Preparation Grants: PDF 

No Deadline

SFU Open Access Fund

The SFU Open Access Fund supports SFU authors publishing in fully open access journals that charge Article Processing Charges. 

For more information, including how to apply, please see the SFU Library's website.

Please note that, since these grants are administered through the Library, no SFU Signature Sheet is required.

No Deadline 

SFU Scholarly Digitization Fund

See website for instructions. No SFU signature is required.

Closed

VPR Travel Grants, Social Science & Humanities
// POOL 1 — CLOSED; All Funds Allocated have been Reached. Pool 2 Will Open September 1, 2018.

POOL 1 (Travel beginning 1 APR 2018 to 31 AUG  2018)-Closed. Please note that all funds allocated for this period have been used and the period is now closed.

POOL 2 (Travel beginning 1 SEP 2018 to 31 MAR  2019). POOL 2 will open September 1st. 

Deadline - at least two weeks in advance of conference. Funds are allocated on a first come, first serve basis; the competition will remain open until funds are exhausted. 

VP Research Travel Grants are provided for faculty in areas supported by SSHRC to attend conferences to present a paper (including the presentation of a poster in a poster session), to serve as a keynote speaker or in the case of faculty in the School for the Contemporary Arts, to present one’s own creative work to a peer group.

Closed

William and Ada Isabelle Steel Fund
// CLOSED [APRIl 18 - May 18, 2018]


WILLIAM AND ADA ISABELLE STEEL FUND
// INTAKE OCCURS APRIL 18 - MAY 18, 2018
WILLIAM AND ADA ISABELLE STEEL FUND
// INTAKE OCCURS APRIL 18 - MAY 18, 2018

The William and Ada Isabelle Steel Fund reflects the intent of the endowment left by William and Ada Isabelle Steel for research studies into any aspect of alcoholism and/or drug addiction. 

  • Guidelines: PDF
  • Checklist: Word, PDF
  • Application Form: Word, PDF
  • Form B -Steel Fund Completion Report: Word, PDF  
Note: This program is funded by William and Ada Isabelle Steel Endowment, where its annual income allocation is used support this annual competition. This year’s program has $25,000 to fund any number of projects relating to alcoholism and/or drug addiction. This program is administered by the Office of Research Services and adjudicated by the Office of the Vice-President, Research. Please submit your applications to ors@sfu.ca.
 

Closed

SFU/SSHRC Small Grants (SFU/SSHRC Institutional Grants)-SPRING
// CLOSED [APRIL 20 - June 1, 2018]

SFU/SSHRC Small Research 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 coinvestigators may apply in a single application for up to a maximum of $10,000.

  • Guidelines: PDF
  • Application: Word, PDF
  • Form B: Word, PDF
  • Project (Chair's) Evaluation: Word, PDF
  • Commitee Terms of Reference: PDF
  • Committee Membership: PDF

Funding for this competition is provided by the SSHRC Institutional Grant. All successful applicants must adhere to SFU and Tri-Agency guidelines. For more information please see Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide.

Note: The SSHRC Small Research Grants program is administered by the Office of Research Services under authority of the SFU/SSHRC Institutional Grants Committee. Please submit applications to ors@sfu.ca.