Faculty of Science

Retirees Research Fund

  • to fund direct costs of research, publication costs and/or conference attendance
  • awards of up to $2,000
  • contact: Arlene Sullivan, Faculty of Science Budget Coordinator (scbudget@sfu.ca; 778-782-9585)

SFU Funding

SFU - VPA Conference Grants

  • September call for applications
  • mid-October submission to Departmental Chair
  • mid-December decision
  • average award is ~$2,000
  • funding opportunity link

SFU Community Trust Endowment Fund (CTEF)

VPR Major Research Project Application Preparation Grants

  • no deadline
  • funds to assist SFU faculty members with the preparation of applications to major external research grants
  • up to $5K
  • funding opportunity link

SFU Open Access Fund

  • no deadline
  • funds to assist SFU authors publishing in fully open access journals that charge Article Processing Charges
  • up to two articles/year
  • up to $2500/article
  • funding opportunity link

Scholarly Digitization Fund

  • no deadline
  • funds for costs associated with digitizing scholarly materials for deposit in the Library‚Äôs Research Repository or another publicly accessible repository operated and maintained by the SFU Library
  • eligible costs include scanning, creation of descriptive information, other activities
  • up to $5K/project/year
  • funding opportunity link

Teaching and Learning Development Grants

  • no deadline
  • to fund investigation of new or innovative teaching and learning practices
  • open to continuing or limited term full-time SFU faculty
  • up to $5K
  • funding opportunity link

Frequently Asked Questions

What grants am I eligible for?

SFU generally administers research grants and contracts only on behalf of faculty members. See ORS for details on eligibility, and consult SFU Policy R 10.01, External Research Grants and Contracts. Also contact the Faculty of Science Research Grants Facilitator for help with finding funding for your research.

Is there SFU funding for my research?

The SFU Office of Research Services maintains a list of SFU grants and includes eligibility information, deadlines, forms and instructions.

How do I find out about funding opportunities?

The Office of Research Services offers a searchable research funding and awards opportunities database. Subscribe to receive periodic updates on opportunities that match your needs.


University Databases of Funding Opportunities

Databases of Canadian Funding Opportunities

  • Grant Connect: searchable Canadian directory to foundations and corporations

Databases of International Funding Opportunities

  • CORDIS: European Union sponsored Research & Development
  • Grants.gov:  US-based agencies (eligibility of foreign applicants depends on agency)
  • GrantsNet: searchable databases for US-based agencies; focus is on medical & biological sciences
  • Non-NIH Funding Opportunities: a variety of international grants & fellowships in biomedical & behavioral research (maintained by Fogarty International Center)
  • Pivot: searchable international database
  • SPIN: (world's largest database of sponsored funding opportunities)

Contact Us

SFU Research Contacts