Deadlines calendar

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

SFU internal deadlines are THREE business days in advance of the funding agency’s external deadlines.

2022 deadlines  

October 2022 deadlines

SSHRC Insight Grant

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

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

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

  • 15 November 2022
  • to develop research and related activities, or design and test new partnership approaches in the social sciences and humanities

December 2022 deadlines

SFU Small Explore SSHRC Grant (SSHRC Institutional Grant)

  • 15 December 2022
  • for social sciences and humanities research by individuals and teams over 2 years

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant

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

2023 deadlines (expected)

January 2023 deadlines

New Frontiers in Research Fund – Transformation

  • LOI: 11 January 2023 (mandatory NOI due November 2022); Full Application by invitation only
  • supports large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects up to $4million/year for up to 6 years

February 2023 deadlines

SSHRC Connection Grant

  • 01 February 2023
  • supports events and outreach activities for short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives (e.g., workshops, colloquiums, conferences)

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

  • 02 February 2023
  • to support research in its initial stages, for 1-2 years

February 2023 deadlines

CIHR Project Grant

  • 16 February 2023 (registration only)
  • funds for health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes

SSHRC Partnership Grant  

  • LOI due 10 February 2023; full application by invitation only
  • to support new and existing partnerships, 4-7 years

March 2023 deadlines

CIHR Project Grant

  • 16 March 2023 (registration required in February)
  • funds for health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes

Partnership Engage Grant

  • 15 March 2023
  • Provides short-term support for partnered research activities with a single partner organization

May 2023 deadlines

SSHRC Connection Grant

  • 01 May 2023
  • supports events and outreach activities for short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives (e.g., workshops, colloquiums, conferences)

SFU University Publications Fund  

  • 13 May 2023
  • supports the publication of complete but not published scholarly works

June 2023 deadlines

SFU Small Explore SSHRC Grant (SSHRC Institutional Grant)

  • 01 June 2023
  • for social sciences and humanities research by individuals and teams over 2 years

Killam Research Fellowship

  • 01 June 2023
  • release-time fellowships to support scholars of exceptional ability engaged in research projects of broad significance and widespread interest

Partnership Engage Grant

  • 15 June 2023
  • provides short-term support for partnered research activities with a single partner organization

NSERC Discovery Horizons (interdisciplinary)

  • 15 June 2023
  • for investigator-initiated individual and team projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering

New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration

  • NOI: 28 June 2023 (Full Application: 13 September 2023)
  • supports high-risk, high-reward, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects; up to $125,000 per year (including indirect costs) for up to two years

August 2023 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 2023
  • supports events and outreach activities for short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives (e.g., workshops, colloquiums, conferences)

September 2023 deadlines

New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration

  • Full Application: 13 September 2023 (NOI required June)
  • supports high-risk, high-reward, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects; up to $125,000 per year (including indirect costs) for up to two years

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant

  • 15 September 2023
  • provides short-term support for partnered research activities with a single partner organization

CIHR Project Grant

  • 15 September 2023 (registration required in August)
  • funds for health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes

New Frontiers in Research Fund – Transformation

  • 20 September 2023 (by invitation only)
  • supports large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects up to $4million/year for up to 6 years