Faculty of Science

VPR / FacSci NSERC Bridging Grants

  • to provide unsuccessful NSERC Discovery Grant applicants with funds to help sustain their research and subsequently achieve a successful reapplication
  • awards of up to $25,000; one-time, one year grants
  • restrictions apply; see elegibility details in the VPR's annual competition announcement
  • contact: Associate Dean Dr. Peter Ruben (778-782-9351)

Retirees Research Fund

  • to fund direct costs of research, publication costs and/or conference attendance
  • awards of up to $2,000
  • contact: Associate Dean Dr. Peter Ruben (778-782-9351)

SFU Funding

SFU - VPA Conference Grants

  • September call for applications
  • mid-October submission to Departmental Chair
  • mid-December decision
  • average award is ~$2,000
  • funding opportunity link

SFU Community Trust Endowment Fund (CTEF)

  • periodic calls for proposals
  • supports research teams of five or more, spanning disciplines
  • project must fit within the priorities of SFU's Strategic Research Plan
  • up to $500K/year for 5 years
  • funding opportunity link

VPR Major Research Project Application Preparation Grants

  • no deadline
  • funds to assist SFU faculty members with the preparation of applications to major external research grants
  • up to $5K
  • funding opportunity link

VPR Research Program Administration Grants

  • no deadline
  • funds to assist SFU faculty members with administrative costs associated with large-scale research funding awards
  • up to $5K/year
  • funding opportunity link

Teaching and Learning Development Grants

  • no deadline
  • to fund investigation of new or innovative teaching and learning practices
  • open to continuing or limited term full-time SFU faculty
  • up to $5K
  • funding opportunity link

Frequently Asked Questions

What grants am I eligible for?

SFU generally administers research grants and contracts only on behalf of faculty members. See ORS for details on eligibility, and consult SFU Policy R 10.01, External Research Grants and Contracts. Also contact the Faculty of Science Research Grants Facilitator for help with finding funding for your research.

Is there SFU funding for my research?

The SFU Office of Research Services maintains a list of SFU grants and includes eligibility information, deadlines, forms and instructions.

How do I find out about funding opportunities?

The Office of Research Services distributes details of research funding opportunities via e-mail lists which you may join. You should also consult the list of external granting agencies and searchable databases for more funding opportunities.

Databases & Lists

Funding Opportunities Databases

  • Community of Science (COS): searchable international database
  • CORDIS: European Union sponsored Research & Development
  • Grant Connect: searchable Canadian directory to foundations and corporations
  • GrantsNet: searchable databases for US-based agencies; focus is on medical & biological sciences
  • SPIN: international database; access restricted to SFU-based inquiries

Funding Opportunities Lists

Contact Us

  • Associate Dean, Research & Advancement

SFU Research Contacts