Funding Opportunities

Explore the funding opportunities for Faculty of Education members below. If you are planning to submit a grant to any External or SFU Internal funding program, please let the Associate Dean, Academic and Research Office know as soon as possible and no later than 3 months in advance of the Faculty of Education internal deadline. This will enable us to assist you best and plan appropriate levels of support.

Send all correspondence concerning grants to edgrants@sfu.ca

Important notice:

All grants and signature sheets (including Small SSHRC grants and VPR Travel grants) must be submitted to the ADAR office for Chair’s evaluation and/or signing no later than three working days prior to the SFU internal deadline. The ADAR office will send all grant submissions and signature sheets to the Office of Research Services (ORS) on behalf of all applicants.

For further information about funding opportunities visit: https://www.sfu.ca/ors/fundingopportunities.html

2017-2018 SSHRC Grants

SSHRC Program

FoE Internal Review Deadline (Full Draft, incl. Budget and CV)

SFU Internal Deadline

 

Program Deadline

SSHRC Small Grant

Ideal for doing preliminary or pilot work on which to base larger scale research; $7K max for 1-2 years. Note that only tenure-track and tenured faculty can apply; Lecturers, Adjunct Faculty, Senior Lecturers, and other Teaching Faculty appointments are not eligible to apply, neither as a lead applicant nor as a co-investigator.

sfu.ca/ors/fundingopportunities/fundingopportunities0/internal-sfu-grants1
 

May 1, 2017

Nov 15, 2017

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Jun 1, 2017

Date TBA

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant *NEW*

For initiating research partnerships with one main knowledge user or collaborator organization from nonprofit, public or private sector; $7K-25K; 1 year. Small-scale, stakeholder-driven grants to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors.

sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/partnership_engage_grants-subventions_d_engagement_partenarial-eng.aspx
 

Aug 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017

Feb 15, 2018

Sep 11, 2017

Dec 11, 2017

Mar 11, 2018

Sep 15, 2017

Dec 15, 2017

Mar 15, 2018

SSHRC Connection Grant

Knowledge mobilization funding; requires cash/in-kind from partners/sponsors, $7,000 to $25,000 for events, up to $50,000; 1 year. For outreach activities Connection Grants support short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives, i.e. workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities.

sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/connection_grants-subventions_connexion-eng.aspx
 

Jul 1, 2017

Oct 1, 2017

Jan 1, 2017

Apr 1, 2017

Jul 26, 2017

Oct 25, 2017

Jan 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018

Aug 1, 2017

Nov 1, 2017

Feb 1, 2018

May 1, 2018

 

SSHRC Insight

Support research excellence in the SS&H; 70-100K (2-5 years) or 100-400K for 2-5 years. Uses the SSHRC Web Platform & SSHRC CV system. Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives.

sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/insight_grants-subventions_savoir-eng.aspx
 

Sep 15, 2017

Oct 9, 2017

Oct 15, 2017

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

To foster new research and/or related activities with new or existing partners; and to design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities; $75K to $200K over 1-3 years.

sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/partnership_development_grants-subventions_partenariat_developpement-eng.aspx
 

Oct 30, 2017

Nov 24, 2017

Nov 30, 2017

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Support research in its initial stages. enables the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas; $7K and $75K, 1-2 years. Uses the Research Portal & SSHRC CCV.

sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/insight_development_grants-subventions_de_developpement_savoir-eng.aspx
 

Jan 2, 2018

Jan 29, 2018

Feb 2, 2018

SSHRC Partnership Grant - Feb 15, 2018 Letter of Intent due

These grants involve two stages and require significant development work.

Stage 1: Letter of Intent (up to $20,000)

Stage 2: Formal Application (by invitation) up to $2.5 million

sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/about-au_sujet/partnerships-partenariats/partnership_grants-bourses_partenariats-eng.aspx
 

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Nov 1, 2018

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Support the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers; $40,500/yr; 12 or 24 months.

sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/fellowships/postdoctoral-postdoctorale-eng.aspx
 

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Sep 20, 2017

SSHRC Doctoral Award Programs

For further information see sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/awards/external-awards/tricouncil-doctoral
 

Nov 1, 2017

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Other Funding Opportunities

Program

FoE Internal Review Deadline (Full Draft, incl. Budget and CV)

SFU Internal Deadline

 

Program Deadline

Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant Program

For midcareer scholars who are seven to twenty years post doctorate, to advance their understanding of a compelling problem of education by acquiring new skills, substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives or methodological tools; up to US$100,000; 1 year.

spencer.org/midcareer-grant-program
 

Aug 14, 2017

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Sep 14, 2017

 

Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants

Funds academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education through a range of topics and disciplines. Up to US$50,000; applications accepted 4 times per year.

spencer.org/small-research-grants

Jul 1, 2017

Oct 1, 2017

Jan 1, 2017

Apr 1, 2017

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Aug 1, 2017

Nov 1, 2017

Feb 1, 2018

May 1, 2018
 

SFU International Engagement Fund

IEF provides seed money to advance SFU’s internationalization goals, and contribute meaningfully and sustainably to SFU’s international engagement. Up to $5,000.

sfu.ca/international/index/facultystaff/international-engagement-fund.html
 

Oct 20, 2017

Nov 6, 2017

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MITACS

Mitacs Accelerate supports collaborative research between faculty members, graduate students or postdoctoral fellows, and non-academic partners including industry and eligible not-for-profit organizations. Past partners have included Science World, the Canucks Autism Network, and Pearson Education Canada, as well as various First Nations Economic Development Corporations and private schools. Funding starts at $15,000 per four months, applications are non-competitive and accepted anytime.

Please contact Dr. Allison Brennan, SFU’s Mitacs representative, for additional information: mitacsbd@sfu.ca or 778-237-2411.

mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate
 

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Anytime

Crowdfunding at SFU

https://sfu.useed.net/

Do you have a specific project or trip that requires funding to get off the ground? Do you have a group of at least 5-8 people (students, faculty and/or staff) willing to lead the campaign as well as an additional 10+ people to promote the cause through their email contacts and social media accounts? If so, you may be eligible to run a crowdfunding campaign through SFU's free platform, USEED

Crowdfunding enhances SFU-wide fundraising efforts and allows donors a new way to get inspired and support students, outreach programs and other unique initiatives. It is not intended to replace existing funding and fundraising at SFU, but to allow smaller projects the chance to succeed (funds raised typically range from $5,000 - $20,000 to start, but can grow upwards of $25,000 depending on the number of participants).

Once you have completed the application form, you will be interviewed by our crowdfunding partner, USEED, who works closely with us to ensure that projects comply with University guidelines. If your application is approved, you and your team will be trained on how to use the platform, rally support from your community and bring in donations! You will be matched with a support person from USEED who will be available to coach the team throughout the process.

Examples of successful USEED crowdfunding campaigns:

University of Alberta's Projet Afrique: https://ualberta.useed.net/projects/392/home

University of Washington's Growing the farm: https://uw.useed.net/projects/120/home

SFU's own MASS Impact Cybathlon: https://sfu.useed.net/projects/500/home  

Process:

Step 1: Apply (https://useed.typeform.com/to/WEx8YH

Step 2: Interview with USEED to elaborate on your project and explore resources.

Step 3: With support from USEED, team leaders put together the campaign content: text, short video, photos and recruit others to help spread the word. Allow 2-6 weeks for content creation and set up.

Step 4: Once approved for launch, your campaign goes live! Campaigns run for 30 days.

Step 5: Provide your supporters with weekly email updates throughout the campaign and a final thank you at the end.

**For more information about crowdfunding and USEED, please call Rachel Lowry, in the Annual Giving office (778-782-9946) to discuss your project.