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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 nine Science departments 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 Partnerships Workshops Program
NSERC Interaction Grants Program
NSERC Engage Grants (EG) Program
NSERC Collaborative R&D (CRD) Grants
August
Aug 1 NSERC: Discovery (Operating) Grant (NOI - mandatory)
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 8 NRSA-NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships, F Series (application)
Aug 11 Genomics and Feeding the Future (registration)
Aug 15 SSHRC Insight Grants (NOI)
Aug 25 John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, UBC deadline)
Aug 28 Heart & Stroke Foundation Canada: Grant-in-Aid, Investigator Awards (appln.)
Aug 29 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination/Renewal (UBC deadline)
September
Sep 1 NSERC Ship Time Grants
Sep 9 NSERC RTI Grants (UBC deadline for pre-selection)
Sep 12 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program (nomination)
Sep 15 Killam Research Fellowships (application)
Sep 15 John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (retention candidates, UBC deadline)
Sep 15 Sloan Fellowship Nominations
Sep 15 Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada: Emerging Research Leaders Initiative (appln.)
Sept 15 Genomics Innovation Network (GIN) (application, Genome BC)
Sept 17 Genomics and Feeding the Future (pre-application)
Sep 19 Guggenheim Fellowship Nominations
Sep 22 NSERC CREATE program (full appln., Ottawa deadline, if invited)
Sep 24 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (appln., prior UBC approval)
Sep 24 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (final application)
Sep 29 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation Grant (I2I)
October
Oct 1 NSERC: Subatomic Physics Research Tools & Instruments: Categories 2 & 3 (appln.)
Oct 1 CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects (appln., if invited)
Oct 1 Killam Research Prize (UBC internal award)
Oct 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new Cycle III
Oct 10 CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (appln)
Oct 10 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal (prior internal review req'd)
Oct 15 John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction & retention candidates, CFI deadline)
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 24 Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships
Oct 25 NSERC: Research Tools & Instruments: Category 1 (UBC pre-approval req'd)
November
Nov 1 NSERC: Discovery (Operating) Grant (full application)
Nov 1 NSERC Northern Research Supplements Program
Nov 1 SSHRC Partnership Grants (formal application)
Nov 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
Nov 6 SSHRC Doctoral Awards (direct application)
Nov 21 France Canada New Collaboration Research Fund (application)
Nov 30 SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (application)
December
Dec 2 Manning Foundation Research Innovation Awards (nomination)
Dec 6 Genome BC Strategic Opportunities (SOF) (application)
Dec 6 Lung Association Research Grant (application)
Dec 8 NRSA-NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships, F Series (application)
January (2015)
Jan 6 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Jan 9 SSHRC Doctoral Awards (UBC application)
Jan 9 CIHR Operating Grant (registration)
Jan 25 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
Jan 31 Max Planck Research Award (Humboldt Foundation, nomination)
February
Feb 1 Summer Studentships for Cystic Fibrosis research
Feb 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
Feb 1 SSHRC Insight Development Grant (application)
Feb 3 CUFA Distinguished Academic Awards (nomination)
Feb 3 Parkinson Society of Canada New Investigator Awards (application)
Feb 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new
Feb 15 SSHRC Connection Program Partnership Grant (LOI)
Feb 15 CCSRI Innovation Grant (abstract)
Feb 20 Japan Prize (Japan Foundation) (nomination, UBC deadline)
Feb 28 MSFHR Scholar Award (application)
Feb 28 Timothy R. Parsons Award of Excellence in Ocean Sciences (nomination)
March
Mar 1 Peter Wall Institute Scholar Research Award (application)
Mar 1 NSERC John C. Polanyi Award (nomination)
Mar 1 NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Prize (nomination)
Mar 1 NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize (nomination)
Mar 2 CIHR Transitional Operating Grant (application)
Mar 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 resubmission, renewal, revision
Mar 14 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal (UBC deadline)
Mar 20 Human Frontiers of Science Program (LOI)
Mar 28 NSERC CREATE program (LOI, internal, for pre-approval)
April
Apr 1 NSERC Strategic Projects (application)
Apr 1 CCSRI Innovation Grant (application)
Apr 1 IDRC Doctoral Research Award
Apr 7 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Aug 8 NRSA-NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships, F Series (application)
Apr 15 NSERC Synergy Award program (nomination)
Apr 15 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (nomination)
Apr 25 John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, UBC deadline)
Apr 27 Canada Research Chair (Nomination or Renewal) (prior UBC internal review required)
May
May 1 NSERC CREATE program (LOI, external)
May 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
May 1 Peter Wall Solutions Initiative (LOI)
May 9 SSHRC Impact Awards (nomination)
May 15 CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects (LOI)
May 15 John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (retention candidates, UBC deadline)
May 15 Killam Research Fellowships (application)
June
Jun 2 NSERC Strategic Network Grant (preliminary application)
Jun 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new
Jun 7 E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship (nomination)
Jun 9 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 15 John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction & retention candidates, full appln)
Jun 30 E.W.R. Steacie Prize (nomination)
Jun 30 Canadian Mathematical Society Coxeter-James award (nomination)
July
Jul 7 Canadian Blood Services postdoctoral fellowships
Jul 7 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation Grant (I2I)
Jul 15 Prix Galien Canada Fellowship (nomination)

Abbreviations

BCKDF – BC Knowledge Development Foundation
CCSRI - Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (formerly NCIC)
CDA – Canadian Diabetes Association
CECR – Centres of Excellence for Commercialization & Research
CFI – Canada Foundation for Innovation
CGS - Canada Graduate Scholarships
CHRP - Collaborative Health Research Projects
CIHR – Canadian Institutes of Health Research
CRC – Canada Research Chair
CREATE - Collaborative Research & Training Experience
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
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

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