Funding Opportunities for Faculty:

Faculty members and PhD graduates in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The Canadian Science Policy Fellowship is now accepting applications from prospective fellows interested in undertaking a 12-month policy project with a host government department or agency. Applicants can apply to up to six approved projects in their area(s) of interest.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Faculty members at Canadian universities or PhD graduates
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Able to negotiate a leave of absence from their university or employer, as applicable

The 2017 cohort of fellowships will begin in September 2017. Approved fellows receive remuneration from their hosts and professional development training and networking events facilitated by Mitacs.

Applications will be accepted until March 14, 2017, at 5 p.m. PDT.

For more information, please visit the Canadian Science Policy Fellowship or contact

NSERC’s 2017 competition for Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects has begun. 

The competition will now be conducted in 2 stages.

In the first stage, applicants submit a mandatory letter of intent directly to NSERC through the On-line System. The deadline for letters of intent is February 1, 2017.

In the second stage, NSERC will invite applicants selected based on the strength of their LOI to submit a full application.

Invitations will be sent on April 1, 2017 and the deadline for full applications will be June 7, 2017 

NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects Webinar

You are invited to join an Internet Video/Web meeting for the 2017 Competition for NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects.

The webinar will highlight the process for Stage 1 – Letter of Intent. 

For more information about the program please go to:

Date/Time:  December 14 & 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM (PST)

Meeting Name:  Outreach webinar for Strategic Partnership Grants

If it is the first time you are attending an Adobe Connect meeting, then ensure your connectiong:

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To join the meeting now, click here:

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  • Press “Enter”

For better sound quality, connect by teleconference as well. To join the teleconference you will need to:

  • Local Dial-in:   613-960-7514
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  • Enter the Conference ID: 7462843

MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator Program Launch

The competition guidelines for the new Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Program are now available on their website.

The HP-I Program is intended to help decrease the gap between health research and its implementation by supporting health professionals to conduct and apply research relevant to health and/or the health system. The program gives health professionals the opportunity to link their practical knowledge of patient care and health service delivery to a research project, and to develop their capacity to contribute significantly to their field. The HP-I Program achieves this by contributing to the award recipient's salary in order to protect time for research, and by defraying the cost of research personnel directly associated with the award recipient's proposed research. 

For the puposes of this competition, MSFHR defines health professional as an individual belonging to one of the regulated health professions as recognized by the BC Health Professions Act who is actively involved in patient care or public health practice in BC.

An information webinar for interested applicants will be forth coming so please check the MSFHR website regularly.

For more information about the HP-I Program, please contact:

Rashmita Salvi, Manager, Research Competitions


Launch of CIHR Foundation Grant and Project Grant funding opportunties

CIHR has launched the third Foundation Grant competition and second Project Grant competition.

For information, please click on the grants and note the following key dates.

Foundation Grant

* Registration period: August 30 to September 13

* Application period - Stage 1: September 14 to October 13 (the application form will be available the day after the registration deadline)

* Funding start date: July 2017

Project Grant

* Registration period: September 8 to September 20

* Application period: September 8 to October 18 (the application form will be available as soon as the registration is submitted)

* Funding start date: April 2017

To view these and other grant opportunities, please use the CIHR Funding Opportunity Database 

The Law Foundation of British Columbia

Legal Research Fund Notice 2016

The Law Foundation of British Columbia has established a fund of $100,000 per year to support legal research in British Columbia. The purpose of the fund is to support legal research projects that "advance the knowledge of law, social policy, and the administration of justice". 

Who can apply? The fund is open to:

  1. members of the Law Faculties at Thompson Rivers University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, as long as the applicaiton is submitted through their Dean,
  2. members of other faculties in British Columbia, as long as the research is law-related and the application is submitted through their Dean,
  3. members of the legal profession in British Columbia who can demonstrate that they have the background, interests and capacity to carry out the proposed project, and
  4. non-profit organizations with expertise in carrying out legal research

Please submit a Letter of Intent by September 9, 2016 for consideration at the November Law Foundation meeting, by mail, courier, fax, or email to:

Fellowships and Research Committee
Law Foundation of British Columbia
1340 - 605 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5J3
fax: 604-688-4586

Please contact Heather Wojcik, Program Director, at (604) 689-2049 to discuss your project prior to submitting a Letter of Intent.


Special SSHRC grant for Canada’s 150th Birthday

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is pleased to announce the launch of Connecting for Canada’s 150th, a unique series of Connection Grants to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017. This historic anniversary is an opportunity to highlight scholarly activities that mobilize research about Canada at 150: its past, its present and its future.  This initiative also provides support for connection activities that exemplify the contributions of Canadian institutions and researchers in the social sciences and humanities, either to a discipline or to global fields of study.

SSHRC invites interested applicants and their partner organizations to apply for support through the Connection Grants funding opportunity. Applications are subject to the evaluation criteria and scoring scheme common to all Connection Grants. However, all applicants must demonstrate how their project addresses this historic anniversary. Applicants applying under Connecting for Canada’s 150th should consult the full description of the initiative.

For more information, please contact Paula Popovici, Program Officer, Research Grants and Partnerships Division by telephone at 613-992-0498 or email at:

NSERC Discovery Grant Application - November 1, 2016

Faculty who intend to apply for an NSERC Discovery Grant in the 2017 competition must have submitted an Intent to Apply for Discovery Grant by August 1, 2016.

Deadline for application: November 1, 2016

Link to Discovery Grants Program website 

CIHR Grants provide funding opportunities for four themes of health research: Biomedical, Clinical, Health Systems services, and social, cultural, environmental and population health. Visit for information on numerous grants being offered.

IDRC, International Development Research Centre, offers grants, visit for more information.

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