Cross Disciplinary Funding

The following funding announcements relate to research in multiple disciplines

SFU's Research Funding Application Signature Sheet ("SFU Signature Sheet") is required prior to all research applications. This completed/fully signed (i.e.; Applicant, Chair and Dean) sheet must accompany an electronic copy of the application (no CVs) for ORS records at the time of application.

Email these documents to ors@sfu.ca.

Completion of the internal SFU sign-off process is the responsibility of the applicant and is required prior to the Submission of the application to the funding agency. Applicants are strongly advised to allow sufficient lead-time for the proper consideration at each level.

Website/forms contact:

Any problems with the ORS web site, guidelines, application form, should be directed to the Grants Assistant, ors@sfu.ca.

Research Grants Facilitators

Research Grant Facilitators are available to assist SFU researchers to obtain research  funding. These individuals have extensive knowledge concerning funding sources and successful grant writing skills.  See Grants Facilitators for their names and contact information.

ROLLING DEADLINE

weston brain institute early phase clinical trials: canada

Rolling deadline. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit to agency.  LOI submission required. Only invited applicants submit full application.

The Early Phase Clinical Trials program was created to provide significant support for clinical trials and/or clinical trial sub-studies that have excellent preliminary data. Up to $1,500,000 per project over up to 4 years.

For more information visit: http://westonbraininstitute.ca/early-phase-clinical-trials-canada/

4 SEP 2017

Genome BC Sector innovation program (Non-Health Sectors) – Full application

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet & copy of application — 4 SEP 2017

Agency deadline: 11 SEP 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to Genome BC.

Applicants’ projects must have already been deemed eligible on the basis of their Statement of Interest (due 24 JUL 2017). See "Genome BC Sector Innovation Program (Non-Health Sectors)– Statement of Interest" above.

The goal of the Sector Innovation Program is to support projects that will address the needs of each key sector and have the potential to generate social, environmental and economic benefits for British Columbia in the future. Genome BC aims to foster the adoption of genomics in all key sectors, so efforts will be made in the review process to ensure that compelling research projects in each sector are recognized and supported.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit Genome BC's website here.

12 SEP 2017

BCIC Ignite award—Full proposal

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet and penultimate copy of application for ORS signature— 12 SEP 2017

Agency deadline: 19 SEP 2017 (8AM PST). Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency.

Applicants must have been invited to submit a full application on the basis of their Letter of Intent (due 27 JUN 2017). See "BCIC Ignite Award — Letter of Intent" above.

BCIC Ignite provides funding to accelerate commercialization of new technologies and innovations in the natural resources and applied sciences in British Columbia. The program provides awards of up to $300,000 to consortia that are conducting research projects that address a significant demonstrated problem faced by industry and will commercialize a proposed innovation within a 3-year timeframe.

For more information here.

14 SEP 2017

RETIRED TEACHERS OF ONTARIO FOUNDATION: GERIATRICS / GERONTOLOGY RESEARCH & TRAINING

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet and penultimate copy of application for ORS signature— 12 SEP 2017

Agency deadline: 14 SEP 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via email to ybronstein@rto-ero.org.

Please ensure you send the Office of Research Services a fully signed SFU Signature Sheet and penultimate copy of your application no later than 14 SEP 2017.

The Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation is announcing a funding opportunity for research projects that focus on enhancing the quality of life of aging adults. This competition is open to qualified grantees based in Ontario and British Columbia.

Note: Maximum of 5% of budget to be allocated to indirect costs.

Find more information below.

25 SEP 2017

Genome Canada LARGE-scale applied research project competition: Genomics and precision health — Full Application

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet & copy of application — 25 SEP 2017

Agency deadline: 2 OCT 2017

Applicants must have already been invited to submit a full application on the basis of their Pre-Application (due 8 MAY 2017). see "Genome Canada Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics and Precision Health — Pre-Application" above.

Genome Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is seeking proposals for large-scale research projects which focus on the application of genomics in the area of precision health. In the context of this competition precision health can be seen as a more evidence-based approach to decision making with regards to health care and public health.   The spectrum of precision health includes health maintenance and disease prevention, through early detection, to disease prognosis and treatment of disease.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit Genome BC's website here.

25 SEP 2017

Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s 2017 Fall Research Competition

SFU's Internal Deadline: Please check your application to see if a signature from an authorized official at the institution is required. If it is, please ensure you send ORS the SFU Sig Sheet and penultimate copy of the application for ORS signature by 25 SEP 2017.

Otherwise, if the application doesn't require a signature from an institutional official, please submit your application and SFU Sig Sheet by 2 OCT 2017.

Agency Deadline: 2 OCT 2017. All applications are submitted through the agency website proposalCENTRAL. Please note that although Cystic Fibrosis Canada has an 8:59pm Pacific Time deadline, the ORS deadline is 4:30pm Pacific Time.

The purpose of Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s fall research competition is to support leading research into the understanding, management and treatment of, and cure for, cystic fibrosis.  Proposals will be scored on both scientific merit and impact for CF patients.

In the fall of 2017, Cystic Fibrosis Canada is accepting applications in the following categories:

  • Basic science research grants in CF
  • Clinical research grants in CF
  • Early Career Investigator awards in CF
  • Fellowship and Studentship awards

All applications must address Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Core Principles of funding the best science that has the highest probability of making an impact for CF patients.

Opportunities included:

  • Clinic Incentive grants
  • Transplant Centre Incentive grants
  • Clinical Fellowships
  • Basic Science Research grants – Full Application
  • Clinical Research Grants – Full Application
  • Early Career Investigator Awards

Please note that any student awards go through the Office of the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Find more information below.

20 SEP 2017

Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet, and penultimate copy of application for ORS signature - 20 SEP 2017

Agency Deadline: 11 OCT 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via DFATD.

Note: This opportunity requires institutional level Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as part of the application package. Well in advance of your application, please contact Kris Torno (Manager, International Mobility, International Services for Students) at international_exchange@sfu.ca to arrange the MOU required for submitting the application.

Global Affairs Canada and the Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) of Brazil are offering scholarships to support team-oriented research projects, between Canadian and Brazilian universities, in mutually beneficial research fields.

Find more information here.

1 OCT 2017

Epilepsy Canada: The Jay & Aiden Barker Breakthrough Grant in Clinical & Basic Sciences 2017 – Letter of Intent

Agency Deadline: 1 OCT 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via email as per their application.

After registering, applicants must submit their full application online. Please note that the external Epilepsy Canada deadline is 1 NOV 2017. For more details, see "Epilepsy Canada: The Jay & Aiden Barker Breakthrough Grant in Clinical & Basic Sciences 2017 — Full Application" below.

Epilepsy Canada (EC) is requesting research proposals from established researchers to conduct investigations that explore the basic mechanisms of epileptic seizures. Epilepsy Canada has set aside up to $200,000 to be awarded to a single winner, or apportioned to multiple award winners, by December 31, 2017. We are looking for a widespread assortment of submissions. In particular, we’re interested in submissions that are high risk in nature that if successful would have near term applicability in the treatment of epilepsy and hopefully lead to finding a cure.

Find more information here.

12 OCT 2017

Spencer Foundation: LYLE SPENCER RESEARCH AWARDS—LETTER OF INTENT

The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for this competition is 12 OCT 2017 (2PM PST). The applicant is to submit their LOI themselves via the agency's online portal. No SFU Signature Sheet is necessary at this stage.

After submitting their LOI, select applicants will be invited to submit a full application. Invitations will be sent out by the end of December 2017, and full applications will be due late February 2018.

The aim of the Lyle Spencer Research Awards is to support intellectually ambitious, large-scale education research projects with budgets between $100,000 and $1,000,000 (USD). This program encourages proposals initiated by scholars across a variety of disciplines and fields in an effort to create much-needed space for creative and ambitious research projects that promise to advance our understanding of educational practice and its improvement.

For more information here.

12 OCT 2017

Weston Brain Institute: Canada: Rapid Response 2017 Program for AD-Related Diseases – Invited Proposal

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet, and penultimate copy of Proposal for ORS signature — 12 OCT 2017

Agency deadline: 19 OCT 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via their website (See: Application Process).

Proposal invitations will be sent out 1 SEP 2017. For more details, see "Weston Brain Institute: Canada: Rapid Response 2017 Program for AD-Related Diseases – LOI" above.

Neurodegenerative diseases of aging are among the least understood and most undertreated diseases today. If ignored, the social and economic costs of managing these diseases will continue to rise. Meeting these challenges requires pioneering approaches to accelerating treatments. Now in its 5th year, the Canada: Rapid Response 2017 program provides seed funding for high-risk, high-reward, translational research projects on neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

AD-related diseases:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Vascular contributions to the above
  • Prodromes to the above

Find more information here.

20 OCT 2017

MSFHR Convening & Collaborating (C2) Award 

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet & eSUB mode — 20 OCT 2017

Please have your application in “submit” mode by 9:30AM on 20 OCT 2017 for ORS to review and submit to the agency on your behalf. Please also submit an SFU Signature Sheet to ORS by this deadline. If your application is not in “submit” mode (or your SFU Signature Sheet has not been received) by this deadline, ORS will not be able to complete a review of your application prior to submission. However, your application will still be submitted directly to CIHR.

Agency deadline: 27 OCT 2017.

MSFHR’s C2 Program builds capacity for the development and use of research evidence in practice, policy and further research by promoting knowledge exchange between health researchers and research users. The C 2 award is designed to provide support for the planning of research programs, projects, and/or activities between researchers and research users that target health research responsive to the five BC health system priorities.

Find more information here.

23 OCT 2017

MSFHR Pathway to Patient-Oriented Research (P2P) Awards

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet, and penultimate copy of Proposal for ORS signature 23 OCT 2017

Agency Deadline: 30 OCT 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to MSFHR ApplyNet.

The new P2P (Pathway to Patient-Oriented Research) Awards are offered by the BC SUPPORT Unit in partnership with MSFHR. These awards will help BC-based patient-oriented research teams pilot and test the feasibility of their project to strengthen future grant applications on major national and international funding competitions.

There will be at least five P2P Awards in 2018. Each award amount will be up to $20,000 for a maximum duration of 12 months. Through P2P Awards, the BC SUPPORT Unit hopes to build and strengthen capacity for patient-oriented research in BC.

Researchers who are interested in applying for these awards are invited to attend a webinar led by Dr. Stirling Bryan on Sept 8 from 12-1 pm.

Note: The webinar will be recorded and uploaded to the BC SUPPORT Unit website for those who are unable to attend the live event.

Find more information here.

25 OCT 2017

SPENCER FOUNDATION: SMALL RESEARCH GRANTS

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet and penultimate copy of application for ORS signature— 25 OCT 2017

Agency Deadline: 1 NOV 2017 (2PM PST). Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via the agency's online portal

The Small Research Grants program aims to support smaller scale or pilot research projects that have budgets of $50,000 (USD) or less. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research. 

For more information here.

25 OCT 2017

Epilepsy Canada: The Jay & Aiden Barker Breakthrough Grant in Clinical & Basic Sciences 2017 – Full Application

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet, penultimate copy of application, and cover letter for ORS signature -25 OCT 2017.

Agency Deadline: 1 NOV 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via email as per their application.

Applicants must have already submitted a LOI by 1 OCT 2017. See “Epilepsy Canada: The Jay & Aiden Barker Breakthrough Grant in Clinical & Basic Sciences 2017 — Letter of Intent" above.

Epilepsy Canada (EC) is requesting research proposals from established researchers to conduct investigations that explore the basic mechanisms of epileptic seizures. Epilepsy Canada has set aside up to $200,000 to be awarded to a single winner, or apportioned to multiple award winners, by December 31, 2017. We are looking for a widespread assortment of submissions. In particular, we’re interested in submissions that are high risk in nature that if successful would have near term applicability in the treatment of epilepsy and hopefully lead to finding a cure.

Find more information here.

1 NOV 2017

SFU/Griffith University (Australia) Collaborative Travel Grants

Simon Fraser University and Griffith University in Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which aims to expand cooperation, exchange of ideas and research collaborations between the two institutions.

Each application must include a team of researchers with at least one researcher from each institution, both of whom will have continuing academic positions in the year of award.

Grants will normally be awarded in the range of $5000 to $15,000 and should be directed principally at travel costs.

Full applications including the fully signed SFU signature sheet should be e-mailed to ors@sfu.ca no later than the deadline date November 1, 2017 by 4:30pm.

1 NOV 2017

Mitacs Globalink Research Award

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet and penultimate copy of application for ORS signature – 1 NOV 2017

Agency Deadline: 8 NOV 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency as per their application instructions found here.

Students: Combine your research pursuits and travel list with Mitacs’ Globalink Research Award. The program provides financial support for research collaborations between graduate students in Canada and universities in select countries around the world.

Whether you want to study animal welfare in Brazil or art history in India (or anything in between), the Globalink Research Award can help take you there. You’ll collaborate with professors at home and abroad for 12–24 weeks, and we accept applications in any discipline.

Find more information here.

3 NOV 2017

2018 FRANCE-CANADA RESEARCH FUND "NEW SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION SUPPORT PROGRAM"

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet & copy of application — 3 NOV 2017

The agency deadline is 10 NOV 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to email their application to the Embassy of France's Office for Science and Technology (assistant.science@ambafrance-ca.org). Please cc ors@sfu.ca on the email.

The France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) "New Scientific Collaboration Support Program" provides financing for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams that have never worked together before. The financing is awarded to two-year projects in amounts ranging from $8,000 to $15,000, according to the needs expressed by the principal investigators. This financing is primarily intended to support the mobility of young researchers and their students.

Following the 10 NOV 2017 agency deadline, a maximum of five SFU proposals will proceed to the next stage in the competition. An internal review of applications (led by SFU's FCRF correspondent) will be undertaken, if necessary.

Please find the application form and detailed guidelines here.

NOTE: ORS collects all applications for Dr. Joy Johnson, Vice-President Research (SFU's FCRF correspondent)

8 NOV 2017

The BC Support Unit Fraser Centre - Patient-Oriented Research or Knowledge Translation Projects

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet and penultimate copy of application for ORS signature – 8 NOV 2017

Agency Deadline: 15 NOV 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via email, as per their application form.

The planning award supports multidisciplinary teams (patient, researcher, clinician, and decision maker) to develop collaborations and plan their patient-oriented research or knowledge translation project that aligns with the CIHR Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research mandate.

Any stakeholder member is eligible to apply and lead the project. Applicants must work or live (patients) in the Fraser Health service area. Applicants at satellite campuses, such as Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, are eligible.

Find more information here.

Contact Information

Research Grant Facilitators are available to assist SFU researchers to obtain research funding.  These individuals have extensive knowledge concerning funding sources and successful grant writing skills.  See Grants Facilitators page for their names and contact information.

NOTE: Applicants are strongly advised to contact a Grants Facilitator early in the applicaiton process.

  • Any problems with the ORS web site, guidelines, application form, should be directed to a Grants Assistant, ors@sfu.ca.
  • For discussion with regards to eligibility or guideline requirements, contact ors@sfu.ca or the appropriate Research Grants team member.

Information on ORS' Internal Deadlines            

By the internal deadline, applicant must:

  • Email the completed and signed SFU Signature Sheet to ors@sfu.ca; and
  • Email any additional SFU Sig Sheet(s) for SFU co-PIs from DIFFERENT faculty / departments / schools to ors@sfu.ca; and
  • Email a PDF copy of the application to ors@sfu.ca.

NOTE: The SFU Adjudication Committee Chair will be informed of all incomplete and late applications.  At the Chair's discretion, these applications may not be adjudicated.

  • SFU Internal Deadlines are set 1 week in advance of the agency's external deadlines.  The SFU Research Funding Application (or SFU Signature) Sheet and a copy of the Routing Slip must be emailed to ors@sfu.ca by the SFU Internal Deadline date/time.
  • Extensions of the SFU Internal Deadlines are no longer possible.  Applications received in the "submit" mode by the SFU Internal deadline will be reviewed for compliance with the Guidelines in accordance with Policy on Complete Applications.
  • SFU faculty members who "submit" their on-line ResearchNet application(s) after the SFU Internal Deadline date will no longer receive comments/review from ORS staff.  Provided ORS received the SFU SIG Sheet, these applications will be eSubmitted (as received in ResearchNet) by SFU.  
  • ORS cannot guarantee the e-Submission of applications received one hour or less prior to the agency deadline. This is due to issues that may arise with the submission portal–ORS submits as far in advance of the deadline as possible to ensure each application is successfully received by the agency.
  • SFU Adjunct Professors must contact ors@sfu.ca or the appropriate Research Grants team member for discussion about their plan to apply to or participate (i.e. co-applicant) in a given competition.

SFU's eligibility requirements for applicants and co-applicants, please contact ors@sfu.ca or the appropriate Research Grants team member.

SFU SIG Sheet and/or web site discussion, please contact: