Funding Deadlines Calendar

January

NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I)

  • quarterly deadlines (Jan, Apr, July, Sep)
  • to support research & development projects with recognized technology transfer potential
  • funding opportunity details

Mitacs Elevate: LOI

  • LOI: Jan
  • invited applicants submit full application by Feb
  • 2-year postdoctoral funding
  • provides critical career skills and support to complete a collaborative research-based project with a partner organization
  • funding opportunity details

February

CIHR Project Grant: Registration

CIHR Project Grant: Registration

Mitacs Elevate: Application

  • LOI: Jan
  • invited applicants submit full application by Feb
  • 2-year postdoctoral funding
  • provides critical career skills and support to complete a collaborative research-based project with a partner organization
  • funding opportunity details
  • full application: Feb 7 (Nov NOI required)
  • to support the establishment and retention of outstanding early career health researchers
  • funding opportunity link
  • full application: Feb 7 (Nov NOI required)
  • to support the establishment and retention of outstanding early career health researchers
  • funding opportunity link

March

CIHR Project Grant: Application

MSFHR Scholar Award - Full Application

April

NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I)

  • quarterly deadlines (Jan, Apr, July, Oct)
  • to support research & development projects with recognized technology transfer potential
  • funding opportunity details

May

Killam Research Fellowship

  • May 15
  • Release-time fellowships to support scholars of exceptional ability engaged in research projects of broad significance & widespread interest
  • funding opportunity details

June

CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects: LOI

  • LOI: June
  • invited applicants submit full application in Oct
  • to support interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects that bring together natural sciences or engineering & health sciences researchers
  • funding opportunity details

Mitacs Elevate: LOI

  • LOI: June
  • application: July
  • 2-year postdoctoral funding
  • provides critical career skills and support to complete a collaborative research-based project with a partner organization
  • funding opportunity details

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship

  • application: June 5
  • 12-week summer research internships for senior undergrads from a set group of countries to work with Canadian university faculty members
  • internships for the following year (May - Sep)
  • all academic disciplines eligible
  • funding opportunity details

July

NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I)

  • quarterly deadlines (Jan, Apr, July, Sep)
  • to support research & development projects with recognized technology transfer potential
  • funding opportunity details

Mitacs Elevate: Application

  • LOI: June
  • application: July
  • 2-year postdoctoral funding
  • provides critical career skills and support to complete a collaborative research-based project with a partner organization
  • funding opportunity details

August

NSERC Discovery Grant (DG) - NOI

CIHR Project Grant: Registration

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada Grants-in-Aid

September

CIHR Project Grant: Application

October

NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I)

  • quarterly deadlines (Jan, Apr, July, Oct)
  • to support research & development projects with recognized technology transfer potential
  • funding opportunity details

CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects: Full Application

  • application deadline: Oct (June LOI required)
  • to support interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects that bring together natural sciences or engineering & health sciences researchers
  • funding opportunity link

NSERC Research Tools & Instruments

  • deadline: Oct 25
  • for purchase of equipment to support natural sciences & engineering research
  • open to all eligible Canadian university researchers
  • researchers can participate on one application per competition (as applicant or co-applicant, but not both)
  • funding opportunity link

SFU's V-P, Academic Conference Funding

November

NSERC Discovery Grant (DG) - Full Application

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Scholar Award - LOI

  • letter of intent: Nov 29
  • full application: Feb 7
  • to support the establishment and retention of outstanding early career health researchers
  • funding opportunity link

December

MSFHR Scholar Award - Full Application

  • full application: Dec 16 (Nov NOI required)
  • to support the establishment and retention of outstanding early career health researchers
  • funding opportunity link