External Funding

Opportunities to fund research innovations, programs, personnel, infrastructure and equipment are available through Federal, Provincial and Agency funding opportunities. For internal opportunities visit Internal Funding.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Deadline: January 12 and February 3, 2017

1. Knowledge Synthesis GrantsJanuary 12, 2017

SSHRC has launched the next Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition linked to Imagining Canada’s Future initiative.  The application deadline is January 12, 2017 and results will be announced in March 2017.  SSHRC anticipates offering up to 30 grants valued at up to $25,000 each.

This competition specifically aims to fund proposals that address the question “How will Canada continue to thrive in an interconnected world and evolving global landscape”?  Grants are not intended to support original research; rather they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge on the topic and the identification of knowledge strengths and gaps.

For more information on this funding opportunity, contact Roxanne Dompierre, Senior Program Officer at SSHRC:  Tel – 613.944.5327 or roxanne.dompierre@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

 

2. Insight Development GrantsFebruary 3, 2017

The Insight Development Grants proposal are expected to respond to the objectives put forward in the call for proposals for the Insight Program Insight Development Grants foster research in its early stages, but are not intended to support large-scale initiatives. Long-term support for research is offered through SSHRC’s Insights Grants.  Application deadline is February 3, 2017 and results will be announced in June 2017.  Funding available ranges between $7,000 – $75,000 for 1 to 2 years term.

Proposed projects may involve, but are not limited to, the following types of research activities: case studies; pilot initiatives; and critical analyses of existing research.  Projects may also involve national and international research collaboration, and the exploration of new way of producing, structuring and mobilizing knowledge within and across disciplines and sectors.  SSHRC welcomes applications involving Aboriginal research, as well as those involving research-creation.  In addition, funding is available for two distinct categories of scholars:  emerging scholars and established scholars.


Ontario Genomics 2017 Funding Competitions

Deadline: January 23, 2017

The following two upcoming funding opportunity are available:

Pre-commercial Business Development Fund (PBDF)January 23, 2017

The PBDF focuses on supporting late-stage academic research and early-stage companies developing promising “omics” technology.  The funds provides early-stage financial support to companies and academics to accelerate the progression from research and development to marketable products.  The fund will invest up to $100,000 per project, along with mentorship and guidance.

Ontario Genomics welcomes proposals leveraging ‘omics and associated technologies in the proof of principal (validation) phase – successful proposals will have a balance of innovative science and high commercial potential.  The application deadline is January 23, 2017 and results will be announced in April 2017.

Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition

Genome Canada anticipates launching a Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – Genomics and Precision Health in early 2017.  This funding opportunity aims to support projects that demonstrate how genomics-based research can contribute to a more evidence-based approach to health to improve health outcomes and/or enhance the cost-effectiveness of the healthcare system.  

Funding available ranges from $2M to $10M over a term of up to four years.  Applicants will be required to apply through regional Genome Centres.  The application process will be comprised of three steps:  (1) Registration, (2) Pre-Application, and (3) Full Application.


Pre-commercial Business Development Fund (PBDF)

Deadline: January 23 2017

The PBDF focuses on supporting late-stage academic research and early-stage companies developing promising “omics” technology. The funds provides early-stage financial support to companies and academics to accelerate the progression from research and development to marketable products. Ontario Genomics welcomes proposals leveraging ‘omics and associated technologies in the proof of principal (validation) phase – successful proposals will have a balance of innovative science and high commercial potential.

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Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program has announced its Third Competition, offering 11 Chairs.  The deadline to submit a registration form and suggested reviewers form is February 1, 2017 requiring coordination with McMaster Univeristy’s Faculty of Health Sciences Health Research Services office.

A maximum of $10M will be provided for each award and will cover a 7-year period – 100% matching funds is required.  Confirmation of your intent to apply is required.  Please notify Tracy Arabski, arabski@mcmaster.ca as soon as possible.  McMaster internal timeline and internal application form will be available shortly. 

This will be a two-phase competition.  McMaster may submit a total of two applications to the Phase 1 competition, which will have a deadline in the spring of 2017.  Details on the competition can be found on the CERC website


Parkinson Canada Competition: 2017-2019 Research Program Funding Cycle

Deadline: February 2, 2017

Parkinson Canada is committed to advancing our research program to better serve Canadians with Parkinson’s, to foster Canadian Parkinson’s research leadership internationally, and to support efforts to ease the burden and find a cure.

Parkinson Canada’s 2017-2019 Research Program Funding Cycle competition is now open.  The deadline for all applications is February 1, 2017 submitted online through the Parkinson Canada Website.  Parkinson’s Canada’s Research Program funds research into the cure, cause, prevention, improved treatment and/or understanding of Parkinson’s disease, and related disorders including:  Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), other Parkinson’s conditions and the impact these diseases have on society.

Listed below are the various funding opportunities are available.  Funding up to $50,000 is available – click on the grant/award titles below for full descriptions and eligibility.

Pilot Project Grants – One-year duration, maximum funding of $45,000. Pilot Project Program grants intend to foster novel, high-potential projects and ideas with a trajectory for major grants with larger granting institutions

New Investigator Award Program—Two-year duration. $45,000 per year.  For junior faculty in a Canadian university in first 5 years of their career as a research scientist in Canada

Basic Research Fellowship — Two-year duration. $45,000 – $50,000 per year. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (MD or PhD) and may be Canadian citizens who propose to train at an Approved Institution located inside or outside of Canada, or international applicants proposing to train at an Approved Institution located in Canada. 

Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowship – One-year duration, $50,000. Recipient will undertake clinical training in the subspecialty of Movement Disorders and gain expertise in diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s and may include other movement disorders.

Clinical Research Fellowship – Two-year duration $50,000 per year. Recipient training will combine direct experience in the diagnoses and treatment of Parkinson’s and in clinical research.

 Graduate Studentship Award – Two-year duration  $20,000 per year *(see RFA for explanation of funding). At the time of application, candidates must be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program at the Master’s or PhD level. Candidates may be Canadian citizens who propose to train at an Approved Institution located inside Canada or international applicants proposing to train at an Approved Institution located in Canada, who fulfill the criteria for a student visa.


CIHR Personalized Health Catalyst Grants

Deadline: February 14 and June 6, 2017

The Personalized Health Catalyst Grant program provides support to researchers to maximize and leverage previous collaborative investments in personalized medicine, e-health and data platforms by driving evidence-based implementation of personalized health solutions that can contribute to more cost-effective and sustainable health care.  

The maximum amount per grant is $100,00 per year for up to 2 years for a total of $200,000 per grant.  Registration deadline is February 14, 2017 and the application deadline is June 13, 2017.

An information webinar is being offered:

Friday, January 27, 2017
1pm – 2pm ET
Webinar access (meeting number 550360858, password CIHR)
Toll-free number: 1.877.413.4781
Conference Code:  769 622 9

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Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation — Dr. Buttrum Memorial Bursary in Clinical Psychology

Deadline: February 16, 2017

The Dr. Stephen Buttrum Memorial Bursary for Excellence in Clinical Psychology is awarded to a PhD candidate in clinical psychology who has been accepted into the Clinical Psychology Internship Program at McMaster Children’s Hospital. The application deadline is February 16, 2017. Funding available in the amount of $5,000 annually.

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Deadline: Deadline: April 5, 2017

SSHRC has launched its Impact Awards 2017 Competition that recognizes exceptional SSHRC-funded researchers and students in celebrating their achievements in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities.

Institutions eligible to administer SSHRC funding will be invited to put forward nominations in the following categories:

Eligible institutions will have until April 5, 2017 to submit their nominations.  Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the fall of 2017.  Institutions eligible to administer SSHRC funding will be invited to put forward nominations in the.  Please visit SSHR’s webpage for information on previous Impact Awards winners.

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