Deadlines calendar

Dates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm deadlines and program requirements on agency websites.

2021 deadlines

November 2021 deadlines

NSERC Discovery Grant

  • 01 November annually (mandatory LOI due 01 August annually)
  • for natural sciences and engineering research by individuals or teams

SSHRC Connection Grant

  • 01 November 2021
  • supports events and outreach activities for short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives (e.g., workshops, colloquiums, conferences)

New Frontiers in Research Fund – Transformation

  • Mandatory NOI: 02 November 2021;  LOI: 11 Jan 2022; Full Application: 20 September 2022 by invitation only
  • supports large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects up to $4million/year for up to 6 years

SSHRC Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative

  • 15 November 2021
  • support partnership research grounded in the lived experience of underrepresented or disadvantaged groups analyzing the causes and persistence of systemic racism and discrimination

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

  • 15 November 2021
  • to develop research and related activities, or design and test new partnership approaches in the social sciences and humanities

December 2021 deadlines

SFU Small SSHRC Grant (SSHRC Institutional Grant)

  • 15 December 2021
  • for social sciences and humanities research by individuals and teams over 2 years

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant

  • 15 December 2021
  • Provides short-term support for partnered research activities with a single partner organization

2022 deadlines (expected)

January 2022 deadlines

New Frontiers in Research Fund – Transformation

  • LOI: 04 January 2022 (mandatory NOI due November 2021); Full Application: 20 September by invitation only
  • supports large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects up to $4million/year for up to 6 years

February 2022 deadlines

SSHRC Connection Grant

  • 01 February 2022
  • supports events and outreach activities for short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives (e.g., workshops, colloquiums, conferences)

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

  • 02 February 2022
  • to support research in its initial stages, for 1-2 years

CIHR Project Grant

  • 09 February 2022 (registration only)
  • funds for health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes

SSHRC Partnership Grant  

  • LOI due 10 February 2022; full application by invitation only
  • to support new and existing partnerships, 4-7 years

March 2022 deadlines

CIHR Project Grant

  • 09 March 2022 (registration required in February)
  • funds for health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes

Partnership Engage Grant

  • 15 March 2022
  • Provides short-term support for partnered research activities with a single partner organization

May 2022 deadlines

SSHRC Connection Grant

  • 01 May 2022
  • supports events and outreach activities for short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives (e.g., workshops, colloquiums, conferences)

SFU University Publications Fund  

  • 13 May 2022
  • supports the publication of complete but not published scholarly works

June 2022 deadlines

SFU Small SSHRC Grant (SSHRC Institutional Grant)

  • 01 June 2022
  • for social sciences and humanities research by individuals and teams over 2 years

Killam Research Fellowship

  • 01 June 2022
  • release-time fellowships to support scholars of exceptional ability engaged in research projects of broad significance and widespread interest

Partnership Engage Grant

  • LOI: 15 June 2022 (Full application: 18 October 2022 by invitation only)
  • provides short-term support for partnered research activities with a single partner organization

NSERC Discovery Horizons (interdisciplinary)

  • 15 June 2022
  • for investigator-initiated individual and team projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering

August 2022 deadlines

NSERC Discovery Grant (DG)  

  • LOI due 01 August annually; full application due 01 November annually
  • for natural sciences and engineering research by individuals or teams

SSHRC Connection Grant

  • 01 August 2022
  • supports events and outreach activities for short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives (e.g., workshops, colloquiums, conferences)

August 2022 deadlines

New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration

  • NOI: 10 August 2022 (Full Application: 19 October 2022)
  • supports high-risk, high-reward, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects; up to $125,000 per year (including indirect costs) for up to two years

September 2022 deadlines

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant

  • 15 September 2022
  • provides short-term support for partnered research activities with a single partner organization

CIHR Project Grant

  • 15 September 2022 (registration required in August)
  • funds for health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes

October 2022 deadlines

SSHRC Insight Grant

  • 01 October annually
  • for social sciences and humanities research conducted by individuals or teams, for 2-5 years

New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration

  • 19 October 2022 (NOI required in August)
  • supports high-risk, high-reward, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects; up to $125,000 per year (including indirect costs) for up to two years