To increase grant application success, FCAT faculty members are encouraged to request support for proposal development and review. Please contact FCAT's Research Facilitator, Kimberly O'Donnell, for more information. 

Note about Deadlines & Internal Approval Procedures:

Please note that you must submit your documents to FCAT for Signature Sheet approval five business days in advance of the external deadline, and submit your full application, including Signature Sheet, to ORS three business days in advance of the external deadline.

This is not an exhaustive list of all available funding opportunities. Please subscribe to SFU Office of Research Services (ORS) to be regularly notified of funding opportunities or view all previous and existing research funding opportunities here.



Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

  1. Connection Grant 
         + Description: Supports events ($7K-$25K) and outreach activities ($7K-$50K) for short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization.
         + Deadline: August 1, 2022, November 1, May 1, February 1 (8PM ET)
         + Value: $7,000 - $50,000 over one (1) year
  2. Insight Grant 
         + Description: Supports research excellence and initiatives in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants choose from one of two streams.
         + Deadline: Closed. 
         + Stream A Value: $7,000 - $100,000 | Stream B Value: $100,001 - $400,000 over two (2) to five (5) years
  3. Insight Development Grant
         + Description: Supports the development of new research questions; initial stage support.
         + Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: $7,000 - $75,000 over one (1) to two (2) years
  4. Partnership Grant
         + Description: Supports new and existing partnerships to advance research, training and/or knowledge mobilization.
         + Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: Stage 1: up to $20,000 | Stage 2: up to $2.5 million (by invitation only)
  5. Partnership Development Grant
         + Description: Supports the design and testing of new and existing partnership approaches for research.
         + Deadline: November 15, 2022 (8PM ET)
    Value: $75,000 - $200,000 over up to three (3) year
  6. Partnership Engage Grant 
         + Description: Supports organizations in non-academic sectors facing immediate needs and time constraints.
         + Deadline: September 15, December 15, March 15, June 15 (8PM ET)
         + Value: $7,000 - $25,000 over one (1) year

  7. Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Gender-Based Violence
         + Description: Supports research examining and synthesizing existing knowledge on gender-based violence.
         + Deadline: Closed.
     Value: $30,000 over one (1) year


  1. Discovery Grants
         + Description: Supports ongoing programs of research that recognize creativity and innovation.
         + NOI Deadline: Closed.
         + Application Deadline: November 1, 2022
         + Value: Average of $33,633 per year, up to five (5) years
  2. Discovery Horizons Grant
         + Description: Supports projects that integrate disciplines to advance natural sciences and engineering knowledge.
         + LOI Deadline: Closed.
         + Application Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: $50,000 - $100,000 per year, up to five (5) years
  3. Research Tools and Instruments Program
         + Description: Supports the purpose of research equipment for discovery, innovation, and training capability.
         + Deadline: October 25, 2022 
         + Value: Up to $150,000 over one (1) year
  4. Alliance Consortia Grant
         + Description: Supports the development of domestic research collaborations in quantum science and technology.
         + Deadline: October 21, 2022
         + Value: $500,000 to $1 million per year, over three (3) to five (5) years
  5. Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program
         + Description: Designed to improve the training and mentoring environment of students and postdoctoral fellows.
         + Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: Maximum of CAD 1.65 million over six (6) years
  6. Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grant
         + Description: Supports research and development projects with recognized technology transfer potential.
         + Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: Varies


  1. Project Grant
         + Description: Supports advancements in the health field by funding projects by researchers in all areas of health.
         + Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: Varies
  2. Catalyst Grant: Policy Research for Health System Transformation
         + Description: Supports projects that generate evidence to inform macro-level policies to support health care and public health systems, with the aim of improving population health outcomes, bettering patient and provider experience, and increasing value and health equity.
         + Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: $150,000 per year, up to one (1) year
  3. Operating Grant: Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts
         + Description: Supports projects that use data from existing Canadian-based cohorts, databases,  and data platforms, and are relevant to reproductive, maternal, child, and/or youth health 
         + Registration Deadline: Closed.
         + Application Deadline: Closed.
         + Value:  $75,000, up to one (1) year


  1. New Frontiers in Research - Exploration
         + Description: Supports high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research. Seeks to bring disciplines together beyond traditional approaches.     
         + NOI Deadline: Closed.
         + Application Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: Up to $125,000 per year for up to two (2) years



The Canadian Council for the Arts funds Canadian artists, artistic groups, and organizations committed to the creation and dissemination of innovative, vibrant, and diverse art. Supports research, development, creation, and production of work, as well as artists' professional development.

  1. Concept to Realization Composite
         + Description: Supports the full creative cycle, from initial idea to presentation.
         + Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: $60,000 per year
  2. Research and Creation
         + Description: Supports the initial stages of creative project
         + Deadline: Any time before start date of project
         + Value: $25,000 per year


  1. Operating Assistance Grants
         + Description: Various and ongoing assistance funds to support B.C.-based, not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations, and for-profit book publishers.
         + Deadline: September 15, 2022 (all)
         + Value: Varies


  1. Mitacs Elevate
         + Description: Postdoctoral research fellowship with professional development component. 
         + Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: $60,000 per year, over two (2) years - partner institution must contribute $30,000 per year
  2. Mitacs Accelerate
         + Description: Paid internships match-funded by MITACS and partner organizations for full-time students/fellows/post-docs.
         + Deadline: Anytime
         + Value: Varies (minimum $7,500)
  3. Mitacs Entrepreneur International
         + Description: Offers travel grants to Canadian start-ups housed in an incubator linked to an academic institution. 
         + Deadline: Anytime
         + Value: Up to $5,000


  1. Scholar Program
         + Description: Supports early-career health researchers who are building leading-edge health research programs.
         + LOI Deadline: Closed.
         + Application Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: $90,000 per year, for up to five (5) years
  2. Research Trainee Program
         + Description: Supports health researchers in training to enable career development and support world-class health research in BC.
         + LOI Deadline: Closed.
         + Application Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: $45,000 per year, for up to three (3) years
  3. Reach Program
         + Description: Supports researchers to disseminate research evidence through events, activities, and/or tools to 'extend the reach' of their work.
         + Applicant Deadline: Closed.
         + Host Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: Up to $15,000 over 18 months
  4. C2 Program
         + Description: Supports teams of health researchers and research users to co-develop research with a direct impact in BC.
         + Applicant Deadline: Closed.
         + Host Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: $15,000 over 18 months


Vancouver Foundation

  1. Participatory Action Research Grant - Convene:
         + Description: Short-term grants to help teams unpack a complex heath issue & to question systemic behaviours that have created the issue. Help teams articulate a research question and develop a participatory research project plan for future work.
         + Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: Up to $20,000 for up to one (1) year
  2. Participatory Action Research Grant - Investigate:
         + Description: Help teams answer a research question, analyze their findings, and share knowledgeto support the community to take action in the future.
         + Stage 1 Deadline: Closed.
         + Stage 2 Deadline: Closed. 
         + Value: Up to $100,000 per year, for up to three (3) years
  3. Systems Change Grant
         + Description: Supports projects that take action to address root causes of pressing issues by influencing the behaviours of populations, organizations, and institutions.
         + Stage 1 Deadline: Closed.
         + Stage 2 Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: Up to $100,000 per year, for up to three (3) years (requires matching funds)

Spencer Foundation

  1. Research Grants on Education: Small
         + Description: Support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research relevant to most pressing questions and opportunities in education.
         + Proposal Deadline: December 5, 2022 (10AM PT)
         + Value: Up to $50,000, over one (1) to five (5) years
  2. Research Grants on Education: Large 
         + Description: Support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research relevant to most pressing questions and opportunities in education.
         + NOI Deadline: January 12, 2023 (10AM PT)
         + Proposal Deadline: February 22. 2023 (10AM PT)
         + Value: $125,000 to $500,000, over one (1) to five (5) years. 
            - [Tier 1: $125,000 to 250,000; Tier 2: $250,001 to $375,000; Tier 3: $375,001 to $500,000]
  3. Lyle Spencer Research Awards to Transform Education 
         + Description: Supports intellectually ambitious research projects that aspire to transform education.
         + Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: $525,000 to 1 million USD, over up to five (5) years
  4. Research-Practice Partnerships: Collaborative Research for Educational Change
         + Description: Supports education research projects that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships.
         + NOI Deadline: November 9, 2022 (10AM PT)
         + Application Deadline: December 7, 2022 (10AM PT)
         + Value: Up to $400,000, for up to three (3) years
  5. Racial Equity Research Grants
         + Description: Supports education research projects that will contribute to understanding and ameliorating racial inequality in education.
         + Deadline: Closed.
         + Value: Up to $75,000 over one (1) to five (5) years