Grant Support and Deadlines

UBC Science offers guidance and practical support for researchers in identifying potential funding sources and with the application process. Faculty members in all Science departments and units are encouraged to contact Kathie Thompson, the Faculty's research grant facilitator.

Services

  • Regularly updated information regarding funding opportunities
  • Advice and guidance on research grant proposal preparation
  • Substantive review of proposal drafts and applications
  • Facilitation of interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships
  • Information regarding signature requirements for grant submissions

Grant Application Deadlines

Anytime Applications
MITACS Student Internships (Accelerate BC)
NSERC Connect Grants Program
NSERC Engage Grants (EG) Program
NSERC Collaborative R&D (CRD) Grants
PWIAS - Theme Development Workshops
February
Feb 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
Feb 1 Parkinson Society of Canada Pilot Project Grants (application)
Feb 1 France-Canada New Collaboration Research Fund 2016 (FCRF) (application)
Feb 3 SSHRC Insight Development Grant (application)
Feb 5 CIHR Foundation Scheme 2nd Live Pilot (2nd stage appln, if invited)
Feb 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new
Feb 9 MSFHR Postdoctoral Fellowships (application)
Feb 15 SSHRC Connection Program Partnership Grant (LOI)
Feb 15 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction and retention candidates, Ottawa deadline)
Feb 15 CIHR Canada-Israel Health Research Program 2016 (application)
Feb 15 CCSRI Innovation Grant (abstract)
Feb 15 Japan Prize (Japan Foundation) (nomination, UBC deadline)
Feb 28 Timothy R. Parsons Award of Excellence in Ocean Sciences (nomination)
March
Mar 1 Peter Wall Institute Scholar Research Award (application)
Mar 1 CIHR: 2016 Project Scheme 1st Live Pilot (application)
Mar 1 NSERC John C. Polanyi Award (nomination)
Mar 1 NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Prize (nomination)
Mar 1 NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize (nomination)
Mar 1 Summer Studentships for Cystic Fibrosis research
Mar 4 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (CRC nominees, UBC deadline)
Mar 4 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal (UBC deadline)
Mar 4 Genome Canada Bioinformatics/Computation Biology Program (application)
Mar 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 resubmission, renewal, revision
Mar 11 ACS-Petroleum Research fund (PRF) New Directions (proposal)
Mar 15 NSERC CREATE program (LOI, internal, for pre-approval)
Mar 21 Human Frontiers of Science Program (registration)
Mar 29 Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) (application)
Mar 31 Human Frontiers of Science Program (LOI)
April
Apr 1 NSERC Strategic Projects (application)
Apr 1 NSERC Strategic Network Grants (preliminary application)
Apr 1 CCSRI Innovation Grant (application)
Apr 4 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Apr 4 CFI-IF 2017 (UBC internal review deadline)
Apr 5 SSHRC Impact Awards (nomination)
Apr 8 NRSA-NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships, F Series (application)
Apr 14 Genome Canada Large-Scale Applied Research Project (application)
Apr 15 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal (Ottawa deadline)
Apr 15 NSERC Synergy Award program (nomination)
Apr 15 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (nomination)
Apr 21 CFI-MSI 2017-2022 (application)
May
May 1 NSERC CREATE program (LOI, external)
May 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
May 1 Peter Wall Solutions Initiative (LOI)
May 15 CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects (LOI)
May 15 Killam Research Fellowships (application)
May 20 IDRC Doctoral Research Fellowships (application)
June
Jun 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new
Jun 7 E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship (nomination)
Jun 8 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (UBC deadline for internal review)
Jun 10 CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (application)
Jun 15 Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Prize (nominations)
Jun 17 Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research (pre-application)
Jun 23 CFI-Innovation Fund 2017 (NOI)
Jun 30 E.W.R. Steacie Prize (nomination)
Jun 30 Canadian Mathematical Society Coxeter-James award (nomination)
July
Jul 4 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation Grant (I2I)
Jul 15 Prix Galien Canada Fellowship (nomination)
Jul 27 CIHR Foundation Scheme 3rd Live Pilot (registration)
August
Aug 1 NSERC: SAP Research Tools & Instruments: Categories 2 & 3 (NOI)
Aug 1 NSERC: SAP Major Resources Support Program (NOI)
Aug 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
Aug 2 NSERC: Discovery (Operating) Grant (NOI - mandatory)
Aug 4 Cystic Fibrosis Discovery Research Grant (NOI)
Aug 6 IDRC Research Awards 2016 (application)
Aug 8 NRSA-NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships, F Series (application)
Aug 25 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination/Renewal (UBC deadline)
September
Sep 1 NSERC Ship Time Grants
Sep 15 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program (nomination)
Sep 15 NSERC RTI Grants (UBC deadline for pre-selection)
Sep 15 CIHR Foundation Scheme (Stage 1 appln)
Sep 15 Killam Research Fellowships (application)
Sep 15 Sloan Fellowship Nominations
Sep 19 Guggenheim Fellowship Nominations
Sep 22 NSERC CREATE program (full appln., Ottawa deadline, if invited)
Sep 23 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (final application)
October
Oct 1 NSERC: Subatomic Physics Research Tools & Instruments: Categories 2 & 3 (appln.)
Oct 1 Killam Research Prize (UBC internal award)
Oct 3 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation Grant (I2I)
Oct 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new Cycle III
Oct 7 CFI-Innovation Fund 2017 (proposal)
Oct 9 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal (prior internal review req'd)
Oct 10 CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (appln)
Oct 15 NSERC Canada-China Postdoctoral Fellowships Supplement
Oct 15 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships
Oct 15 SSHRC Insight Grants (application)
Oct 15 UBC Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize (nomination)
Oct 15 UBC Charles A. McDowell Faculty Research Prize (nomination)
Oct 15 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (nomination)
Oct 15 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award (Humboldt Foundation, nomination)
Oct 16 ACS-Petroleum Research fund (PRF) New Directions (proposal)
Oct 25 NSERC: Research Tools & Instruments: Category 1 (UBC pre-approval req'd)
November
Nov 1 NSERC: Discovery (Operating) Grant (full application)
Nov 1 2017 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize (nomination)
Nov 1 NSERC Northern Research Supplements Program
Nov 1 SSHRC Partnership Grants (formal application)
Nov 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
Nov 4 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program (nomination)
Nov 5 SSHRC Doctoral Awards (direct application)
Nov 6 MSFHR Scholar Program (LOI)
Nov 20 MITACS Globalink Student Research Awards
Nov 20 Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships
Nov 20 France-Canada Research Fund 2016 (FCRF)(application)
Nov 30 SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (application)
December
Dec 1 Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's Program (application)
Dec 1 Manning Foundation Research Innovation Awards (nomination)
Dec 4 MSFHR Postdoctoral Fellowships (LOI)
Dec 8 NRSA-NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships, F Series (application)
Dec 15 MSFHR Scholar Program (application)
January (2017)
Jan 4 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, UBC deadline)
Jan 8 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Jan 8 SSHRC Doctoral Awards (UBC application)
Jan 15 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (retention candidates, UBC deadline)
Jan 15 Max Planck Research Award (Humboldt Foundation, nomination)
Jan 20 CIHR Canada-Israel Health Research Program 2017 (registration)
Jan 25 CIHR: 2017 Project Scheme 2nd Live Pilot (LOI)
Jan 25 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
Jan 29 CUFA Distinguished Academic Awards (nomination)

Abbreviations

  • ACS - American Chemical Society
  • BCKDF – BC Knowledge Development Foundation
  • CBS - Canadian Blood Services
  • CCSRI - Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
  • CDA – Canadian Diabetes Association
  • CFI – Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • CGS - Canada Graduate Scholarships
  • CHRP - Collaborative Health Research Projects
  • CIHR – Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • CRC – Canada Research Chair
  • CRD - Collaborative Research and Development
  • CREATE - Collaborative Research and Training Experience
  • CRM - Centre de recherches mathematiques
  • DF - Discovery Frontiers
  • HFSP – Human Frontiers of Science Program
  • IDRC – International Development Research Centre
  • I2I – Idea-to-Innovation
  • IF - Innovation Fund
  • JELF - John R. Evans Leaders Fund (formerly LOF)
  • JSPS – Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • LOI – Letter of Intent
  • MITACS - Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems
  • MSFHR - Michael Smirth Foundation for Health Research
  • MSFSS – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements
  • NCE – Networks of Centres of Excellence
  • NIH - National Institutes of Health (USA)
  • NOI – Notice of Intent [to apply for a grant] (equivalent to registration)
  • NRSA - National Research Service Award (NIH Postdoctoral Fellows Program)
  • NSERC – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • OPC - Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • PDF - Postdoctoral Fellow
  • PIMS - Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
  • PRF - Petroleum Research Fund
  • PWIAS - Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
  • RTI - Research Tools & Instruments
  • SAP - Subatomic Physics
  • SNG - Strategic Network Grant
  • SPG – Strategic Project Grant
  • SSHRC - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada