SFU Internal Grants

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Deadlines                        Programs

15 DEC 2017

SSHRC Small Grants (SFU/SSHRC Institutional Grants)

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

Terms of Reference: PDF

Committee Membership: PDF


VPR Travel Grants, Social Science & Humanities
// POOL 2 — OPEN

POOL 2 (Conference begins 1 SEP 2017 to 31 MAR 2018)

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.

Guidelines: Word , PDF

Checklist + Application: Word , PDF (New - Fillable PDF)

Note: Please do not send applications prior to the announcement that POOL 2 is "OPEN".  Announcements are sent through our public email list membership. 


University Publications Fund - Rapid Response Publications // OPEN

Guidelines: Word, PDF (see page 2 of the Single Event Publications)

Application Forms: Word, PDF

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

Checklist: (See Application Form)

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.

Please note that bridge funding for SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR is now handled through the Office of the Vice President, Research. Please contact Morgan Mameni at mma3@sfu.ca for further information.