Other research funding

Continuing deadlines (year round)

Sponsor Grant Name Description External Deadlines Length Amount
Canada Council for the Arts Digital Literacy and Intelligence Build strategic digital knowledge and capacity; Gather and Connect; or Research and Expertiment. Activities will address digital challenges, issues and opportunities related to artistic pratice. Ongoing for requests up to $50,000   $50,000
Canada Council for the Arts Arts Abroad: Travel Supports artists, arts professionals, groups and organizations to enhance international exposure, undertake artistic exploration or exchanges with international colleagues, and nurture new and existing art markets in a global context. Variable Deadlines  
  • Travel: up to $30,000
  • Representation & Promotion: up to $30,000
  • Translation: up to $20,000
  • Circulation and Touring: up to 50% of max $200,000
  • Residencies:  up to $20,000
  • Co-productions:  up to 50% of max $50,000
Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation Initial stages of the creative project. Anytime before Project cut-off dates: October 7, April 22 (TBC 2021)   up to $25,000
Canada Council for the Arts Concept to Realization Supports the full creation cycle. Anytime before Project cut-off dates: October 7 (TBC 2021)  

$60,000 for Projects (exceptionally up to $100,000)

$60,000/year for Composite requests, exceptionally up to $100,000/year (max $300K).

Canada Council for the Arts Professional Development for Artists Support the careers of Canadian artists and artist groups with professional development. Anytime before cut-off dates Oct. 21 and Feb. 3   Up to $10,000
Canada Council for the Arts

Creating, Knowing and Sharing:

The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis People

Supports Indigenous individuals, groups, Indigenous-led arts organizations and arts/cultural sector development organizations that foster a vital and resilient Indigenous arts ecosystem. Various Deadlines  

Travel: up to $30,000

Small-Scale:  up to $3,000

Short-term: up to $100,000

Long-Term Projects: up to $300,000

Indigenous Organizations:  determined by group

Multiple Sponsors Sept-Dec Awards and Prizes Supported by ISA Faculty members interested in being nominated or nominating, please communicate with your School Directors 3-4 months in advance (School Directors please communicate with Associate Dean of Research).

     
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Support to Canadian authors and publishers in publishing or translating a book in the humanities and social sciences. Anytime   $8,000 (publication); $12,000 (translation and publication)
MITACS MITACS Accelerate Paid internships co-funded by MITACS and partner organizations (businesses or non-profits) for full-time students in Canada or Mitacs partner countries Anytime 2-4 months or - 8 months $7,500
MITACS MITACS Entrepreneur International Travel grants to Canadian start-ups housed in a university-linked incubator or accelerator to connect with international host incubators. Anytime   $5,000
National Research Council (NRC)-MITACS-Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen
University
NRC-MITACS-RWTH Globalink Research Award Program
Allows 25 students per year from RWTH to conduct combined research stays at a Canadian partner university participating in the program. Anytime, however, preferably 6 months before research stay. 6-12 months
$18,000
Translink TransLink New Mobility Research Grant  Provides grants to project undertaken by Canadian post-secondary researchers and their partners. May span a range of disciplines (e.g. engineering, planning & policy, urban design, computer science, environmental & resource science, business, psychology, sociology, and economics) Ongoing 1 -2 years Up to $50,000
Genome BC Genome BC: Various funding opportunities https://www.genomebc.ca/funding/current-opportunities      

January

Sponsor Grant Name Description External Deadlines Length Amount
OPC Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) Contributions Program Funds independent privacy research and related knowledge translation initiatives Jan. 6 1 year Up to $50,000
Media Democracy Fund NetGain PartnershipSmall Grants Projects focused on "Digital Threats to Democracy" to understand the impact of dominant platforms. January 11, 2021 12 months $25,000-$100,000
MITACS MITACS Elevate Post-doc funding to manage a long-term collaborative research project with a company or non-profit.

Draft: Jan. 13

COI Decl.: Jan. 13

Final: Feb. 10

2 years Min. $55,000/year and training $7,500/year (partner: min. $30,000)
Grawemeyer Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition International award for composition in choral, orchestral, chamber, song-cycle, dance, opera, musical theater, extended solo or other. Jan. 13   $100,000 USD
Spencer Foundation Large Research Grants on Education Contribute to the improvement of education.

LOI: Jan. 15

Full Proposal: Feb. 5

1-5 years

Three tiers:

USD $125,000-$250,000

USD $250,001-$375,000

USD$375,001-$500,000

Spencer Foundation Racial Equity Special Research Grants Contribute to understanding and ameliorating racial inequality in education.

LOI: Dec. 15

Full Proposal: Jan. 12

1-5 years Up to $USD 75,000
Global Affairs Canada Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program Short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study abroad in China for research, language studies or a combination.  January 21, 2021

12 months for students

8 weeks to 12 months for mid-career professionals and faculty members

2,500 Yuan - undergrads

3,000 Yuan - Master's or general scholars

3,500 Yuan - Doctoral or senior scholars

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges ICODA COVID-19 Data Science Initiative Advance research on COVID-19 through data science. January 19, 2021 6-12 months US$100,000
CMCH CMCH Housing Supply Challenge Innovative Solutions to the barriers that limit the creation fo new housing.

Initial Submission: Jan. 20

Full Proposal: Sept. 2021

Complete by March 2023

Seed funding: $100,000

Implementation Funding (Stage 2) - finalists share from a pool of $22.5 million

MITACS MITACS Globalink Research Award To provide support for the mobility of senior undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to conduct research projects at universities outside of Canada. For more information on eligibility criteria of applicants and countries, process (incl. inbound vs. outbound) and timelines, please visit SFU General Call for Proposals Friday, January 29, 2021, 5p.m. PST 12-24 weeks Valued at $6000 per research project. Project proposals may request up to 4 research awards within a single application. Required matching funds of $2000 per award.
Desire2Learn Desire2Learn Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning Recognizes up to 5 post-secondary educators each year for innovative approaches to teaching and learning Feb. 28 1 year $2,200 (STLEHE conference and Recipients' Retreat)
Vancouver Foundation Vancouver Foundation Systems Change Grants Address root causes of pressing social, environmental or cultural issues by influencing the behaviours of populations, organizations, and institutions. Stage 1: Oct. 16
Stage 2: Jan. 24
up to 3 years up to $300K (require matching funds)
Vancouver Foundation Vancouver Foundation Participatory Action Research Grants Co-led by community members and researchers to learn more about the root causes of pressing issues impacting the health of communities.  Stage 1: Oct. 16
Stage 2: Jan. 24
up to 3 years up to $300K (require matching funds)
MSFHR Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Advance products or technologies for health innovation and societal benefit. LOI: Jan. 27
Full Application: March 31
1-4 years

$150,000/year for 2 years (Phase I)

$75,000/year for 2 additional yrs (successful renewal)

Oscars.org Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – Academy Film Scholars Grant Support significant new English-language works of film scholarship that address cultural, educational, historical, theoretical or scientific aspects of theatrical motion pictures. 2 awarded. Jan. 29 1 year $25,000

February

Sponsor Grant Name Description External Deadlines Length Amount
Motorola Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant Funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee volunteerism and education, especially engineering and IT programming. Feb. 3, Apr. 17   $50,000
MSFHR Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – 2021 Scholar Competition  Supports early career researchers to form their own research teams and develop strong research programs that advance cutting-edge health solutions.

LOI: Dec. 7


Final: Feb. 5 (Applicants)

Final: Feb. 12 (Institution)

up to 5 years $90,000/year (up to 5 yrs)
Spencer Foundation Large Research Grants on Education Contribute to the improvement of education.

LOI: Jan. 15

Final: Feb. 5

1-5 years

Three tiers:

USD $125,000-$250,000

USD $250,001-$375,000

USD $375,001-$500,000

MITACS MITACS Elevate Post-doc funding to manage a long-term collaborative research project with a company or non-profit.

Draft: Jan. 13

COI Decl.: Jan. 13

Final: Feb. 10

2 year Min. $55,000/year and training $7,500/year (partner: min. $30,000)
MITACS MITACS - Canadian Science Policy Fellowship Prospective fellows (with PhD) interested in undertaking a year-long policy position with a Canadian government host office.

Feb. 3 (Call for Fellows)

Note: Call for Hosts Deadline is March 3

12-month Fellowship Annual salary of $70,000-$80,000
IRP Community Foundations of Canada: The Investment Readiness Program (IRP) Non-repayable capital to help launch, design, measure and scale a social enterprise (note: may be relevant for faculty members’ non-profit or for-profit partners) Feb. 10   $10,000 to $100,000
Open Society Foundations The Open Society Foundations Soros Equality Fellowship For individuals to support the production of an innovative racial justice project (US issues; English) Feb. 13 18 months $100,000
WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC Innovation at Work Research to develop practical solutions to address workplace health and safety issues. Final (mandatory): Feb. 12 1 year Up to $50,000
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

CFI-John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

 

SFU CFI-JELF Allocation Request Form

Provides SFU internally-selected researchers with the foundational research infrastructure required to be or to become leaders in their field and in areas of institutional priority.  For newly recruited faculty members selected by the institution (please contact School/Program Chair and ISA CFI Lead, Charlene Allard) Feb 15, June 15, Oct 15, 5 years Up to $800,000
Government of Canada Canada Environmental Conservation and Protection Grants   Various deadline starting mid-Feb   Variable ranging from $25,000 and more
Global Affairs Canada Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program Provide Canadian faculty with short-term opportunities to build partnerships with Latin American and Caribbean institutions through teaching and/or research at college, undergraduate, and graduate levels

Feb. 25th

Note - Internal SFU deadline: Feb. 19

3-9 weeks Max. $7,000 per project
for more info, please see the Government of Canada website
EduCanada Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) Program  reduce poverty in developing countries of ASEAN by offering PD opportunities through short-term courses in Canada, aligned with 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Feb. 27 scholarships run from June 1 to no later than March 1, 2021 Variable - $10K for course + $5K travel + $1.6K weekly
Spencer Foundation Lyle Spencer Research Awards to Transform Education Supports intellectually ambitious research projects that aspire to transform education Feb. 27 up to 5 years 525,000 to 1 million USD
Mental Health Research Canada COVID-19 Child, Youth & Family Mental Health Impact Grant Understand the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of families and caregivers who raise children/youth with special needs in British Columbia, and identify probable and promising approaches to mitigating these impacts.
February 28
12 months
Valued up to $50,000

March

Sponsor Grant Name Description External Deadlines Length Amount
Koussevitzky Music Foundation Koussevitzky Music Foundation Grant Commission of chamber (groups) and symphonic (orchestra) music compositions March 1 1 yr – performance expected 2 years after grant USD $15,000
Art and Education 2020-22 Vera List Center Fellowships Curatorial and professional development advancing discourse on art and politics – Theme: As for Protocols March 15   $15,000 USD
Prix Ars Electronica Prix Ars Electronica In the categories of Computer Animation, AI and Life Art, Digital Musics & Sound Art, u19 March 15

  Golden Nicas + 10,000 Euros | Prominent appearance at Ars Electronica Festival
British Columbia Government   British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) Funding for public post-secondary institutions, research hospitals and affiliated non-profit agencies for research infrastructure in BC (applied to after Canada Foundation for Innovation grant applications).

Nov 15, March 15, July 15

(Step 1)

Equivalent duration to matching CFI grant application (https://www.innovation.ca/awards/john-r-evans-leaders-fund)  Matching funds to CFI grant contribution (https://www.innovation.ca/awards/john-r-evans-leaders-fund), i.e. 40% of total infrastructure project.
EduCanada
Emerging Leaders of Americas Program (ELAP)

Scholarships to support the next generation of leaders in the Americas while strengthening the linkages between post-secondary institutions.

Contact SFU International (Zhaoying Hu at research_mobility@sfu.ca)

March 17, 2021 4-6 months

CAD $7,200 for grad students for 4 mos to 1 academic term

CAD$ 9,700 for grad students for 5-6 mos

EduCanda Study in Canada Scholarships

Provides students from post-secondary institutions located in the new eligible countries/territories with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions.

Contact SFU International (Zhaoying Hu at research_mobility@sfu.ca)

March 17, 2021 4-6 months

CAD $10,200 for grad students for 4 mos to 1 academic term

CAD $12,700 for grad students for 5-6 mos

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Scholars Awards
For early-career researchers to establish an independent research career, build a leading research program and expand their potential to make significant contributions to their field.
March 22, 2021 5 years
$90,000/year for 5 years (total: $450,000)
Human Frontier Science Program
HFSP Research Grants
Support innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries.  

Letter of Intent initiation: March 18

Letter of Intent submission: March 30, 2021

Final Application: Sept. 2021 (TBD)

3 years
$465,000

Fraser Health

[Note: not offered in 2021]

Planning Award for Patient-Oriented Research and Knowledge Translation Research teams partnering with patients and stakeholders to plan research studies or KT projects in the Fraser Salish region March 31 9 months $10,000
National Geographic Covid-19 Science Fund Projects focused on how humanity and the natural world have reacted toand are living through the unparalleled circumstances created by Covid-19 in order to better understand how this pandemic - or the threat of another - will shape our world for years to come.

Statement of Interest: March 31

Full Application: May 19

  $50,000

 

April

Sponsor Grant Name Description External Deadlines Length Amount

BC Support Unit Fraser Centre

[Note: not offered in 2021]

 YⱭ:Y̓ƏSTƏL̓ AWARD Support research teams in partnering with Indigenous communities in the Fraser region Apr. 15 8 months $30,000
Spencer Foundation Spencer Foundation: Large Grants on Education Program Supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. This is a US foundation and grants are highly competitive, however, strong projects for researchers from other countries, including Canada are eligible. LOI - Apr. 17 1-5 years Funding tiers of $125K-$250K, $250,001-$375,000, $375,001-$500,000
Bill and Melinda Gates Bill & Melinda Gates Grand Challenges and Grand Challenges Exploration Initiatives Innovation to solve key global health and development challenges in: 1) non-hormonal contraceptives, 2) use of safe and appropriate cesarean section, 3) materials science for a transformative menstrual health and hygiene product, 4) improving the impact of health campaigns. LOI - Apr. 22
Final - July
1-3 years 1)  USD 2 million for up to 3 years; 2) $100K for 24 mos, $300K for 24 mos; 3) $100K for initial grants; 4) $100K for initial grants
SickKids-CIHR-IHDCYH
Operating Grant: New Investigator Grants in Child and Youth Health
Research in biomedical, clinical, health systems and services, population and public health sectors that has the potential for significant impact on children's health outcomes.
April 20 3 years
$300,000
CreativeBC
Vancouver Music Fund
The City of Vancouver has partnered with Creative BC to deliver these funds to projects serving underrepresented populations within the City of Vancouver and the unceded traditional homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. April 28 1 year

Demo Recording Program: $2K

Music Video Program: $1K to $10K

Industry Catalyst Program: $2K to $20K

 

CANSSI Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute - Collaborative Research Teams Projects Foster fundamental statistics and inferential data science research and training interactions that span disciplines and institutions.

LOI: April 30

Final: August

  $180,000

May

Sponsor Grant Name Description External Deadlines Length Amount
Microsoft Microsoft Research New collaborative research between Microsoft and universities to make advances in AI to solve computing security problems.  See also more MICROSOFT RESEARCH opportunities for faculty, students and post-docs at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/ May 1 12-18 months USD 150,000
Artistic Research and Project Grants National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) Largest film fest for encouragement and acknowledgement of young artists (24 y.o. or younger) working in the media arts. May 14 ($22), July 16 ($25), Sept. 17 ($30), Oct. 29 ($40), Dec. 10 ($50), Jan. 7 ($60). And 10% discount to FilmFreeway Gold members
N/A Different prizes (last year, gave out over $7,500 in cash awards, $5000 in software and gear and $240,000 in scholarships)
Spencer Foundation Research Grants on Education (Large) Supports research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

Intent to Apply: May 19, 2021

Full Proposal: June 16, 2021

1-5 years

Three tiers:

  • $125K-$250K
  • $250,001-$375,000
  • $375,001-$500,000
National Geographic Covid-19 Science Fund Projects focused on how humanity and the natural world have reacted toand are living through the unparalleled circumstances created by Covid-19 in order to better understand how this pandemic - or the threat of another - will shape our world for years to come.

Statement of Interest: March 31

Full Application: May 19

  $50,000

June

Sponsor Grant Name Description External Deadlines Length Amount
CCA CCA - Governor General Awards in Visual and Media Arts Granted to artists in recognition of remarkable careers in either of those fields (up to 8 awards) June 1   $25,000
Spencer Foundation Small Grants on Education Contribute to the improvement of education. June 4 1-5 years USD $50,000
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) MSFHR Convening & Collaborating (C2) Program Promotes knowledge exchange and meaningful collaboration by supporting researchers, trainees, and research users in co-developing research that can direclty impact patients and a diverse range of stakeholders.

Application Deadline (applicant): June 4

Application Deadline (host institution): June 11

18 months (projects completed within 12 mos) $15,000
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) MSFHR Reach Competition Promotes knowledge translation activities by supporting researchers and research users in disseimating research evidence through co-developing events, activities, and/or tools to 'extend the reach' of their work.

Application deadline (applicant): June 4, 2021

Application deadline (host institution): June 11, 2021

18 months (project completed within 12 months) $15,000

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
 
Data and Sample Mining and Research Models in Health and Life Science
Support researchers at Canadian Universities and post-secondary institutions to conduct science investigations on human spaceflight risks and contribute to improving remote medicine and health benefits on Earth.
 
June 4, 2021 Up to 1 year for Data and Sample Mining topic, up to 2 years for Research Model topic Up to $70,000 for Data and Sample Mining topic; up to $150,000 for Research Model topic
MITACS MitacsGlobalink Research Internship(GRI) A competitive initiative for international undergraduate internships  under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines. Submit projects by June 9, 2021 at 1 p.m. PT. 12 weeks Varies per project. Find more nformation here.
MITACS MITACS Elevate Post-doc funding to manage a long-term collaborative research project with a company or non-profit.

June 10 (submit draft application for pre-review)


July 22 (Full Application)

2 years $60,000/year plus professional development training ($7,500/year non-cash value). Partner contribution: min. $30,000
Facebook Facebook Open Research Awards Exploring unique challenges, threats, attacks, mitigations, and other considerations in the burgeoning space of AR, VR, and smart devices. June 12 Not mentioned $75,000
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

CFI-John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

 

SFU CFI-JELF Allocation Request Form

Provides SFU internally-selected researchers with the foundational research infrastructure required to be or to become leaders in their field and in areas of institutional priority.  For newly recruited faculty members selected by the institution (please contact School/Program Chair and ISA CFI Lead, Charlene Allard) June 15, Oct 15, Feb 15 5 years Up to $800,000
Innovate BC Innovate BC Ignite Program Innovation projects in areas of natural sciences, applied sciences and/or engineering. LOI: June 30
Final: Sept. 17
3 years $300,000

July

Sponsor Grant Name Description External Deadlines Length Amount
British Columbia Government   British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) Funding for public post-secondary institutions, research hospitals and affiliated non-profit agencies for research infrastructure in BC (applied to after Canada Foundation for Innovation grant applications).

July 15, Nov 15, March 15

(Step 1)

Equivalent duration to matching CFI grant application (https://www.innovation.ca/awards/john-r-evans-leaders-fund)  Matching funds to CFI grant contribution (https://www.innovation.ca/awards/john-r-evans-leaders-fund), i.e. 40% of total infrastructure project.

August

Sponsor Grant Name Description External Deadlines Length Amount
PICS Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions Targeting new entrants and emerging leaders, the program aims to support researchers to take bold, calculated, risks in pursuit of high-impact climate solution results. August 4 max. 3 years $180,000 (3-5 awards/call)
European Research Fund European Research Fund - Advanced Grants Long-term funding for ground-breaking, high-risk projects of established, leading PIs (10-year track record) August 31 5 years up to 2.5 million

September

Sponsor Grant Name Description External Deadlines Length Amount
Future Skills Centre Future Skills Centre - May 2020: Shock Proofing the Future Research, network development and innovation pilots that target sectors, regions and populations with needs to build resiliency in the face of social and economic shock and to recognize emerging opportunities to accelerate skills, adopt new technologies and promote innovative policy or program approaches. Final Deadline: Sept. 1   $25K (small scale) to $2.5M (exceptional potential for impact)
European Commission European Commission Marie-Sklodowska Curie Actions Fellowships European or Global research fellowships for experienced researchers with a doctoral degree or at least 4 years full-time research experience. All research areas are eligible. Sept. 9   TBD based on # applications. Covers living, travel, family costs, training, networking and research costs of the fellow, as well as to the management and indirect costs of the project
Fulbright Canada Fulbright Canada Reciprocal exchange and opportunity for Canadian scholars to lecture and/or conduct research in the US. Various award opportunities Mainly Sept. 15 or Nov. 15   Variable
Fulbright Canada Fulbright Canada - Canadian Scholars Arctic Initiative Network to stimulate international scientific collaboration on Arctic issues. Sept. 15   US $40,000
Innovate BC Innovate BC Ignite Program Innovation projects in areas of natural sciences, applied sciences and/or engineering. LOI: June 30
Final: Sept. 17
3 years $300,000
Sony Sony Research Award Program Build relationships between universities and Sony for cutting-edge academic research to drive technologies, industry and the future. Sept. 19   Faculty Innovation Award: US$100,000
Focused Research Award: US$150,000
MSFHR Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research - 2020 Reach Competition Bring together researchers and research users to support the dissemination of research evidence to facilitate its effective uptake and potential to impact health and care. Sept. 28 12 months up to $15K
MSFHR Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research - 220 Convening & Collaborating (C2) Competition Bring together researchers and research users to co-develop research aligned with BC's health system priorities with findings relevant to users. Sept. 28 12 months up to $15K
Microsoft Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Early career researchers in the Americas with innovative, breakthrough and high impact research. Sept. 30 2 years US $200,000
CMCH CMCH Housing Supply Challenge Innovative solutions to the barriers that limit the creation of new housing

Initial Submission: Jan. 20

Full Proposal: Sept. 2021

Complete by March 2023

Seed funding: $100,000

Implementation funding (Stage 2) - finalists will share from a pool of $22.5 million

October

Sponsor Grant Name Description External Deadlines Length Amount
Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation several grants and awards to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts October 7   25,000
Canada Council for the Arts Concept to Realization several grants and awards to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts October 7   $60,000
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

CFI-John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

 

SFU CFI-JELF Allocation Request Form

Provides SFU internally-selected researchers with the foundational research infrastructure required to be or to become leaders in their field and in areas of institutional priority.  For newly recruited faculty members selected by the institution (please contact School/Program Chair and ISA CFI Lead, Charlene Allard) Oct 15, Feb 15, June 15 5 years Up to $800,000
Vancouver Foundation Systems Change Test and Scale Grants

Address root causes of pressing social, environmental or cultural issues by influencing the behaviours of populations, organizations, and institutions.

* Due to institutional quotas, please inform isa@sfu.ca if you plan to apply.

Stage 1: Oct. 16
Stage 2: Jan. 24
up to 3 years up to $300K (require matching funds)
Vancouver Foundation Systems Change Develop Grants Help teams generate ideas for a project plan to unpack a complex issue and identify systemic behaviours that have created tht issue or are holding the issues in place.  Sept. 21 to Oct. 16, 2020 1 year Up to $20,000
Vancouver Foundation Participatory Action Investigate Grants

Co-led by community members and researchers to learn more about the root causes of pressing issues impacting the health of communities. 

* Due to institutional quotas, please inform isa@sfu.ca if you plan to apply.

Stage 1: Oct. 16
Stage 2: Jan. 24
up to 3 years up to $300K (require matching funds)
Vancouver Foundation Participatory Action Convene Grants

Short-term grants to help teams generate ideas for a project plan co-led by community members and researchers to learn more about the root causes of pressing issues impacting the health of communities.

* Due to institutional quotas, please inform isa@sfu.ca if you plan to apply.

Sept. 21 to Oct. 16 - submit application online 1 year up to $20,000
CIFAR CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars For researchers within first 5 years of a full-time research position to join join a CIFAR research program for two years, interacting within a global network of internationally renowned researchers Oct. 30 2 years Up to $100,000 in unrestricted research support

 

November

Sponsor Grant Name Description External Deadlines Length Amount
Spencer Foundation Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants Support education research projects Nov. 3 1-5 years up to $50,000
Fulbright Fulbright Canadian Research Chair Program Awards 2020-2021 Research and teaching grants in the US provided to exceptional Canadian scholars and/or experienced professionals within humanities and social sciences. **Please check site and attached pdf for further details (pls. contact hdragats@sfu.ca) Nov. 15 4, 5 or 8 months US$25,000-$50,000   
Fulbright Canada Fulbright Canada Reciprocal exchange and opportunity for Canadian scholars to lecture and/or conduct research in the US. Various award opportunities Mainly Sept. 15 or Nov. 15   Variable
Cultural and Scientific Services French Embassy in Canada France-Canada Research Fund Provide funding for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams that have not worked together before. Primarily intended to support mobility of researchers and their students. **submitted proposals MUST be joint projects between a French institution and one of 20 FCRF’s Canadian member universities Nov. 13 2 years $8,000 - $15,000
British Columbia Government   British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) Funding for public post-secondary institutions, research hospitals and affiliated non-profit agencies for research infrastructure in BC (applied to after Canada Foundation for Innovation grant applications).

Nov 15, March 15, July 15

(Step 1)

Equivalent duration to matching CFI grant application (https://www.innovation.ca/awards/john-r-evans-leaders-fund)  Matching funds to CFI grant contribution (https://www.innovation.ca/awards/john-r-evans-leaders-fund), i.e. 40% of total infrastructure project.
MITACS  MITACS Industrial Postdoc Special initiative for postdoctoral fellows with a company or non-profit organization Nov. 25 Up to 3 years

Min. $50,000/year, research costs: $5,000/year

Partner: $25,000/year

MSFHR Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – Scholar Competition  Supports early career researchers to form their own research teams and develop strong research programs that advance cutting-edge health solutions.

LOI: Nov. 29

Final: Feb. 7

up to 5 years $90,000/year (up to 5 yrs)
Government of Canada Bank of Canada Fellowship Award Recognizes research excellence and supports research in one of the Bank's core functions (monetary policy, funds management, financial system and currency) Nov. 30 up to 5 years Value: $50K (grant)and $40K (research allowance) / year

December

Sponsor Grant Name Description External Deadlines Length Amount
SFU Library Indigenous Digital Media Grants Development of Indigenous digital resources. Available to SFU researchers, creators, and makers.

Dec. 4, 2020

(If funds remain, another call in February 2021)

1 year up to $140,000
Government of Canada Canadian Heritage - Anti-Racism Action Program  Research to build understanding of discrimination faced by minority communities. Help address barriers to employment, justice and social participation among racialized and religious minority communities, and Indigenous peoples.  Dec. 17 3 years $150,000
Spencer Foundation Racial Equity Special Research Grants Contribute to understanding and ameliorating racial inequality in education.

LOI: Dec. 15

Final: Jan. 12

1-5 years Up to USD$75,000
MITACS RISE-Globalink Research Internship Support mobility of students from Canadian universities to German universities/institutions December 15 Approx. 3 months

$6,000 MITACS

DADD (Germany): insurance, logistical support

University of Calgary -  School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape CBDX: Cities for All International design ideas competition: What does a city for all look like? How does it operate and function? How can it come into being? What place,structure, thing, system, process or relationship must be forged for a more just and equitable "city for all"? Dec. 31 1 year $6,000 prize