Grant Support and Deadlines

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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
June
Jun 3 eHealth Innovations Partnership Program (application)
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 CIHR Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program (application)
Jun 15 Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Prize (nominations)
Jun 15 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction and retention candidates, full appln)
Jun 17 Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research (pre-application)
Jun 18 MITACS Globalink Research Internship (application)
Jun 20 Heart and Stroke Foundation, BC & Yukon, Knowledge to Action (application)
Jun 29 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation Grant (I2I)
Jun 30 E.W.R. Steacie Prize (nomination)
Jun 30 Canadian Mathematical Society Coxeter-James award (nomination)
July
Jul 3 NSERC Discovery Frontiers: New Materials for Energy and Efficiency (appln., if invited)
Jul 15 Prix Galien Canada Fellowship (nomination)
Jul 27 CIHR Foundation Scheme 2nd Live Pilot (registration)
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 15 SSHRC Insight Grants (NOI)
Aug 25 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, UBC deadline)
Aug 28 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 9 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program (nomination)
Sep 15 CIHR Foundation Scheme 2nd Live Pilot (1st stage 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 24 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (appln., prior UBC approval)
Sep 24 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (final application)
Sep 28 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 9 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal (prior internal review req'd)
Oct 10 CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (appln)
Oct 15 John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction 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 16 ACS-Petroleum Research fund (PRF) New Directions (proposal)
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 2015 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 5 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program (nomination)
Nov 6 SSHRC Doctoral Awards (direct application)
Nov 14 BC Lung Association Grant-in-Aid (registration)
Nov 30 France Canada New Collaboration Research Fund (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 8 BC Lung Association Grant-in-Aid (application)
Dec 8 Genome BC Strategic Opportunities (SOF) (application)
Dec 8 NRSA-NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships, F Series (application)
January (2016)
Jan 6 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Jan 9 SSHRC Doctoral Awards (UBC application)
Jan 15 CUFA Distinguished Academic Awards (nomination)
Jan 18 CIHR: 2016 Project Scheme 1st Live Pilot (LOI)
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 2 Parkinson Society of Canada Pilot Project Grants (application)
Feb 5 CIHR Foundation Scheme 2nd Live Pilot (2nd stage appln, if invited)
Feb 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new
Feb 15 SSHRC Connection Program Partnership Grant (LOI)
Feb 15 CCSRI Innovation Grant (abstract)
Feb 17 CIHR Proof-of-Principle Phase I (application)
Feb 17 CIHR Proof-of-Principle Phase II (application)
Feb 17 Japan Prize (Japan Foundation) (nomination, UBC deadline)
Feb 27 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 2 CIHR Industry-sponsored Collaborative Research Grant (application)
Mar 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 resubmission, renewal, revision
Mar 13 ACS-Petroleum Research fund (PRF) New Directions (proposal)
Mar 13 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal (UBC deadline)
Mar 17 MSFHR Trainee Award (LOI)
Mar 19 Human Frontiers of Science Program (registration)
Mar 27 NSERC CREATE program (LOI, internal, for pre-approval)
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 1 IDRC Doctoral Research Award
Apr 1 eHealth Innovations Partnership Program (registration)
Apr 7 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Apr 8 NRSA-NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships, F Series (application)
Apr 8 SSHRC Impact Awards (nomination)
Apr 15 NSERC Synergy Award program (nomination)
Apr 15 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (nomination)
Apr 20 MSFHR Trainee Award (application)
Apr 24 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, UBC deadline)
Apr 27 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal (Ottawa deadline)
May
May 1 NSERC CREATE program (LOI, external)
May 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
May 1 Peter Wall Solutions Initiative (LOI)
May 6 MITACS PhD Fellowships (ACCELERATE BC) (application)
May 15 CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects (LOI)
May 15 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (retention candidates, UBC deadline)
May 15 Killam Research Fellowships (application)
May 20 IDRC Doctoral Research Fellowships (application)
May 27 MIchael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (pre-proposal deadline)

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
  • GIN - Genomics Innovation Network
  • 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