Grant Support and Deadlines

UBC Science offers guidance to Science faculty members in identifying potential funding sources, as well as practical support with the application process for major funding agencies. Faculty members in all Science departments and units are encouraged to contact Devin Lyons, Science 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

UBC Science Grant Facilitator

Devin Lyons, PhD
P: 604.822.3668
E: devin.lyons@science.ubc.ca

Other UBC Grant Facilitators

UBC's Research Grant Facilitators Network provides assistance to faculty members applying to all funding agencies. A current list of network members can be found on the Office of the VP Research site. Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC) also provides assistance with many grant applications (NSERC, CHIR, SSHRC, NFRF) and provides sample grants and other resources for applciants. 

Grant, Fellowship and Award Application Deadlines*

*Some listed dates are based on previous year's grant cycle or early announcements and are a rough estimate. Be sure to check program website to confirm current deadline dates

 

Anytime Applications
MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowships
MITACS Accelerate
MITACS Globalink Accelerate International
NSERC Alliance Grants (incl. Alliance International)
Banff International Research Station: Focused Research Groups, Research in Teams, and 2-Day Workshop Programs

 

June
Jun 6NRC Killam Prize (nomination deadline)
Jun 10CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (spring deadline)
Jun 11National Science Foundation Global Centres: Bioeconomy (application deadline)
Jun 12CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF, June Application (attraction/retention candidates, UBC IPO deadline)
Jun 6NRC Dorothy Killam Fellowships (internal review) The Office of Research Prizes and Awards will offer reviews of application materials
Jun 13NRC Dorothy Killam Fellowships (application deadline)
Jun 14NSERC Discovery Horizons (LOI deadline)
Jun 14NSERC: Alliance Quantum grants (application deadline)
Jun 20SSHRC Connection Grants (application deadline)
Jun 20Killam NRC Paul Corkum Fellowship (application deadline_
Jun 26CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF, October Application (attraction candidates requiring renovations/retention candidates, UBC IPO registration)

 

July
Jul 24CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF, October Application (attraction candidates not requiring renovations, UBC IPO registration)

 

August (dates to be updated for 2024)
Aug 1NSERC SAP Research Tools & Instruments: Categories 2 & 3 (anticipated NOI)
Aug 1Chemical Institute of Canada Awards (deadline)
Aug 1NSERC: SAP Major Resources Support Program (anticipated NOI)
Aug 1NSERC: Discovery  Grant (including NSERC SAP; NOI - mandatory)
Aug 17CIHR Project Grant : Fall 2023 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas) (registration)
Aug 17CIHR Fall 2023 Project Grant Competition (registration)
Aug 18CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF, Fall 2023 Partnership CFI (UBC/IPO deadline)
Aug 18Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, UBC internal review)
Aug 22Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology Global Research Outreach (Proposal Deadline)
Aug 26Genome BC GeneSolve (EOI deadline Intake 4)
Aug 31E.W.R. Steacie Prize (nomination)

 

September (Dates to be updated for 2024)
Sep 1NSERC Ship Time Grants
Sep 1Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (applicant deadline)
Sept 5NFRF Transformation Competition (Deadline)
Sep 6CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF, October Application (attraction/retention candidates, UBC IPO internal review deadline)
Sep 7Canada Biomedical Research Fund and Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund—Stage 2 (Application Deadline)
Sep 11Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Staff Exchanges (Application Deadline)
Sep 122023 International Joint Initiative for Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Competition (Full Application)
Mid SepHuman Frontier Science Program (application)
Sep 14CIHR Project Grant : Fall 2023 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas) (application)
Sep 14CIHR Fall 2023 Project Grant Competition (application)
Sep 15SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (final application)
Sep 15SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants (application)
Sep 15NSERC PromoScience Grants (application)
Sep 15Sloan Fellowship Nominations (last day)
Sep 16NSERC Idea-to-Innovation Grant (I2I)
Mid SeptGuggenheim Fellowship (anticipated based on previous years)
Sep 22Community University Engagement Support (NOI)
Sep 22Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards (application)
Sep 22NSERC CREATE program (full appln., Ottawa deadline, if invited)
Sep 27Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute Collaborative Research Teams (full application)
Sep 28Human Frontiers Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (application deadline)
Sep 30Canadian Mathematical Society Coxeter-James award (nomination)

 

October
Oct 1SSHRC Insight Grants (application)
Oct 1SAP NSERC Research Tools & Instruments: Category 2 & 3 (appln.)
Oct 1NSERC Major Resources Support Program (appln.)
Oct 2CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF, Fall 2023 Partnership CFI (UBC/IPO deadline)
Oct 3SAP NSERC Discovery Grants >$500,000 per year (appln.)
Oct 5NIH: Research Grants, R01 new Cycle III
Oct 5CIHR Fellowship Grant (application)
Oct 7Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, UBC deadline)
Oct 10CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (appln)
Oct 11CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF, October Application (attraction/retention candidates, UBC IPO deadline)
Oct 16NSERC Alliance Consortia Quantum grants (application deadline)
Oct 17NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships
Oct 17SSHRC Doctoral Awards (direct application)
Oct 17Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, Ottawa)
Oct 18NSERC-CSE Research Communities grants (LOI deadline)
Oct 18Ministry of Health Research Seed Grant Program (NOI deadline)
Oct 18NSERC Discovery Horizons (pilot) (application deadline)
Oct 23UBC Research Facility Support Grants (application deadline)
Oct 25SAP NSERC Research Tools & Instruments: Category 1 (application deadline)
Oct 25NSERC: Research Tools & Instruments (application deadline)
Oct 31NSERC: Alliance Quantum grants (application deadline)

 

November (to be updated for 2024)
Nov 1Amazon research Awards (full application)
Nov 1NSERC: Discovery (Operating) Grant (full application)
Nov 1NSERC Northern Research Supplements Program
Nov 1CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize (nomination)
Nov 1SSHRC Connection Grants (application)
Nov 1UBC-VPRI Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) (NOI)
Nov 1Doctoral Research Award: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Nov 1Simons Early Career Investigator in Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards (LOI)
Nov 2Governor General's innovation Awards (Internal Deadline)
Nov 2UBC CoLab Pilot Project (LOI)
Nov 3UBC Collaborative Research Mobility Awards (application deadline)
Nov 7Digital Research Alliance of Canada Resource Allocation Competition (application deadline)
Nov 8NSERC-SSHRC Sustainable agriculture research initiative(Full project deadline)
Nov 10Northern Scientific Training Program (application)
Nov 15UBC Health After 2020 (application due)
Nov 15UBC Charles A. McDowell Faculty Research Prize (nomination)
Nov 15SSHRC Partnership Development Grants (formal application)
Nov 15Killam Research Prize (UBC internal award, EOI)
Nov 15Killam Research Fellowships (EOI)
Nov 15UBC Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize (nomination)
Nov 15NSERC Award for Science Promotion (nomination deadline)
Nov 17Canadian Space Agency - Research Opportunities in Satellite Earth Observation (application deadline extended)
Nov 17Mitacs Globalink Research Award Thematic Call (deadline)
Nov 17France Canada Research Fund New Research Collaboration Program (internal deadline - send to heather.frost@ubc.ca)
Nov 28NSERC John C. Polanyi Award (nomination deadline)
Nov 28NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Prize (nomination deadline)
Nov 28The NSERC Donna Strickland Prize for Societal Impact of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research (nomination deadline)

 

December
Dec 1CFI 2025 Innovation Fund (Internal LOI Deadline)
Dec 1Computer Science Canada Lifetime Achievement Award (nomination)
Dec 1Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CSG M) Program (appln)
Dec 5EduCanada Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program (appln)
Dec 6Mitacs CleanTech Call (appln)
Dec 6Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize (nomination)
Dec 12NFRF Exploration Competition (full application due)
Dec 14Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships (sponsor deadline - internal deadline passed)
Dec 14NSERC Synergy Award program (anticipated deadline)
Dec 14Canadian Space Agency- Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST 2023) Call (application deadline)
Dec 15Ministry of Health Research Seed Grant Program (application deadline)
Dec 15SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants (application)
Dec 17Canadian Association of Physicists Medals for Research (nominations due)
Dec 18Critical Minerals Research, Development and Demonstration program (EOI)

 

January
Jan 8NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Jan 10NFRF Transformation Competition (LOI Deadline)
Jan 10UBC Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (Application Deadline)
Jan 13Canada-Japan 3+2 collaborative call for proposals on AI-based solutions for well-being, better living environments, and social connection for aging populations (registration)
Jan 20Volvo Environment Prize (nomination)
Jan 23Canada-Japan 3+2 collaborative call for proposals on AI-based solutions for well-being, better living environments, and social connection for aging populations (expression of interest)
Jan 24SSHRC Impact Awards (UBC internal deadline)
Jan 22MSHRBC Scholar Program (application)
Jan 26WorksafeBC Research Grants (Innovation and Specific Priorities Grants) (LOI due)
Jan 31Canada – UK 2022-23 collaborative industrial research and development call for proposals on quantum technologies (registration)
Jan 31Statistical Society of Canada Awards (several, others in Feb) (nomination)

 

February
Feb 1SSHRC Connection Grants
Feb 1CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics (nomination)
Feb 1Computer Science Canada Awards (several, excluding lifetime acheivement) (nomination)
Feb 1JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
Feb 4Canada-France Mourou-Strickland Mobility Program (application)
Feb 4Embassy of France High Level Scientific Fellowship (application)
Feb 5Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Staff Exchanges (application)
Feb 9CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF, February Application (attraction/retention candidates, UBC/IPO internal review deadline)
Feb 10Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, UBC deadline)
Feb 12CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF, Spring 2024 Partnership CFI (UBC/IPO deadline)
Feb 15Lise Manchester Award (statistics) (nomination)
Feb 15Canada – UK 2022-23 collaborative industrial research and development call for proposals on quantum technologies (Expression of Interest)
Feb 16WorksafeBC Research training awards and Ralph McGinn Postdoctoral Fellowship (applications due)
Feb 28CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF, June Application (attraction candidates renovations/retention candidates, UBC/IPO registration)

 

March
Mar 1Fulbright Arctic Initiative Award (Application deadline)
Mar 6CIHR Spring 2023 Project Grant Competition (application)
Mar 8WorksafeBC Innovation Grants - Exploration (application)
Mar 8ACS-Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) New Directions (proposal)
Mar 14Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance AMR Interventions 2024 (pre-proposal deadline)
Mar 15Royal Society of Canada Awards (nomination)
Mar 19Human Frontier Science Program (registration)
Mar 2NSERC CREATE (Internal Deadline)
Mar 28NSERC-French Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR) call for proposals on quantum technologies (Application Due)
Mar 28A. G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in the Marine Sciences (LOI)
Mar 28Human Frontier Science Program (LOI deadline)
Mar 28Genome BC GeneSolve (EOI deadline Intake 3)
Mar 29CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF, June Application (attraction candidates not requiring renovations, UBC/IPO registration)
Mar 31Alliance International Catalyst Quantum grants (deadline)

 

April
Apr 1SSHRC Impact Awards (anticipated nomination deadline)
Apr 2NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Apr 5Polar Knowledge Canada Training and Capacity Building – Northern Region 2024-2027 (application deadline)
Apr 10CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF, Spring Partnership CFI (UBC IPO deadline)
Apr 12Polar Knowledge Canada Training and Capacity Building – Inuit Nunangat 2024-2027 (application deadline)
Apr 15PIMS/BIRS Team Up! Pathways to Inclusive Research (application)
Apr 17NRCan Methane Measurement and Mitigation (EOI deadline)
Apr 18Canada Research Chair (CRC) (anticipated Nomination or Renewal, Ottawa)
Apr 26CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF, June Application (attraction /retention candidates, UBC IPO internal review anticipated deadline)

 

May
May 1NSERC CREATE program (LOI, external)
May 1SSHRC Connection Grants
May 6Genomics Innovation Fund
May 6UBC Collaborative Research Mobility Awards (application deadline)
May 13Health Research BC Convening & Collaborating (C2) (applicant deadline)
May 13Health Research BC Rwach (applicant deadline)
May 14Human Frontiers Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (LOI)
May 15Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute Collaborative Research Teams (application deadline)
May 27UBC Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Seed Program (application deadline)
May 29UBC Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Linkage Grants (application deadline)
May 302024 NordForsk-Led International Joint Initiative on Sustainable Development in the Arctic (Registration Deadline)

 

Abbreviations

  • ACS - American Chemical Society
  • BCKDF – BC Knowledge Development Fund
  • CCSRI - Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
  • CFI – Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • CGS - Canada Graduate Scholarships
  • CHRP - Collaborative Health Research Partnership
  • 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
  • CUES - Community University Engagement Support
  • CUFA - Confederation of University Faculty Associations
  • CWSE - Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering
  • DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • HRBC – Health Research BC
  • HFSP – Human Frontier Science Program
  • IDRC – International Development Research Centre
  • I2I – Idea-to-Innovation
  • IF - Innovation Fund
  • JELF - John R. Evans Leaders Fund
  • 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 (now Health Research BC)
  • MSFSS – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements
  • NCE – Networks of Centres of Excellence
  • NFRF - New Frontiers in Research Fund
  • NIH - National Institutes of Health (USA)
  • NOI – Notice of Intent [to apply for a grant] (equivalent to registration)
  • NRCan – Natural Resources Canada
  • NRSA - National Research Service Award (NIH Postdoctoral Fellows Program)
  • NSERC – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council 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
  • SOI - Statement of Interest
  • SSHRC - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • TG - Team Grant

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