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 Kathie Thompson, 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

Grant Application Deadlines

Anytime Applications
MITACS Student Internships (Accelerate BC)
MITACS Globalink Postdoctoral Internships
NSERC Engage Grants (EG) Program
NSERC Collaborative R&D (CRD) Grants
NSERC Research Partnerships Program Grants
PWIAS - Theme Development Workshops
April
Apr 1 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Apr 1 SSHRC Impact Awards (nomination)
Apr 8 BCIC Ignite Program - Round 7 (full proposal, by invitation)
Apr 8 NRSA-NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships, F Series (application)
Apr 15 CFI-Innovation Fund (IF-2020) pre-proposals (UBC deadline for internal review)
Apr 15 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (nomination)
Apr 15 NSERC Synergy Award program (nomination)
Apr 22 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (CRC nominees, Ottawa deadline)
Apr 24 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal
Apr 26 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenge (application)
Apr 29 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, UBC deadline)
May
May 1 NSERC CREATE program (LOI, external)
May 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
May 1 PWIAS Wall Solutions Initiative Award (LOI)
May 1 PWIAS Wall Colloquia Abroad
May 2 MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program (application)
May 6 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (retention candidates, UBC deadline)
May 29 CFI-Innovation Fund (IF-2020) (NOI)
May 29 CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects (LOI)
May 31 A. G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in the Marine Sciences (nomination)
June
Jun 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new
Jun 7 E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship (nomination)
Jun 10 CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (application)
Jun 14 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction and retention candidates, Ottawa deadline)
Jun 15 Killam Research Prize (nominations)
Jun 17 Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) (appln.)
Jun 25 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation Grant (I2I)
Jun 30 Prix Galien Canada Fellowship (nomination)
Jun 30 E.W.R. Steacie Prize (nomination)
July
Jul 15 BCKDF matching funds for CFI proposals (application)
August
Aug 1 NSERC: Research Tools & Instruments: Categories 2 & 3 (NOI)
Aug 1 NSERC: SAP Major Resources Support Program (NOI)
Aug 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
Aug 1 NSERC: Discovery (Operating) Grant (NOI - mandatory)
Aug 1 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (UBC deadline for internal review)
Aug 8 NRSA-NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships, F Series (application)
Aug 12 BCIC Ignite Program - Round 8 (LOI)
Aug 15 CIHR Project Grants (registration)
Aug 15 CIHR Foundation Grant (registration)
Aug 23 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (CRC nominees, UBC deadline)
Aug 23 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination/Renewal (UBC deadline)
September
Sep 1 NSERC Ship Time Grants
Sep 2 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (non-CRC, attraction candidates, UBC deadline)
Sep 6 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (applicant deadline)
Sep 9 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (non-CRC, retention candidates, UBC deadline)
Sep 12 CIHR Project Grants (application)
Sep 15 Killam Research Fellowships (application)
Sep 15 Sloan Fellowship Nominations
Sep 19 CIHR Foundation Grant (application, Stage 1)
Sep 19 Guggenheim Fellowship Nominations
Sep 19 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (application, Ottawa deadline)
Sep 20 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (final application)
Sep 23 NSERC CREATE program (full appln., Ottawa deadline, if invited)
Sep 23 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation Grant (I2I)
Sep 30 Canadian Mathematical Society Coxeter-James award (nomination)
October
Oct 1 NSERC: Subatomic Physics Research Tools & Instruments: Categories 2 & 3 (appln.)
Oct 1 NSERC Major Resources Support Program (appln.)
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 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 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction & retention, Ottawa deadline)
Oct 18 ACS-Petroleum Research fund (PRF) New Directions (proposal)
Oct 21 BCIC Ignite Program - Round 8 (full proposal, by invitation)
Oct 21 CRC and CRC-associated CFI-JELF (CRC candidates, Ottawa deadline)
Oct 25 NSERC: Research Tools & Instruments: Category 1
Oct 29 SSHRC Partnership Grants - Stage 2 (formal application)
Oct 30 CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects - Phase 2 (full application)
Oct 31 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program (application)
November
Nov 1 NSERC: Discovery (Operating) Grant (full application)
Nov 1 2019 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 6 SSHRC Doctoral Awards (direct application)
Nov 9 Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships
Nov 15 SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (application)
Nov 16 France-Canada Research Collaboration Program (application)
Nov 25 NSERC Award for Science Promotion (nomination)
Nov 29 MSFHR Scholar Awards (LOI)
December
Dec 2 WorkSafeBC Innovation at Work (LOI)
Dec 2 Banting and Best Master's Award CGS (application, nat'l deadline)
Dec 2 Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CSG M) Program (appln)
Dec 2 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Grant (application)
Dec 8 NRSA-NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships, F Series (application)
January (2020)
Jan 7 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Jan 9 SSHRC Doctoral Awards (UBC application)
Jan 10 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, UBC deadline)
Jan 13 MSFHR Research Trainee Competition (LOI)
Jan 13 New Frontiers in Research Fund Competition (NFRF) (NOI)
Jan 15 CCSRI Innovation Grant (application)
Jan 18 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (retention candidates, UBC deadline)
Jan 31 Japan Prize (Japan Foundation) (nomination, following invitation)
Jan 31 MSFHR Scholar Awards (application)
February
Feb 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
Feb 1 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
Feb 1 CUFA Distinguished Award Competition (nomination)
Feb 4 CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (application)
Feb 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new
Feb 6 CIHR Project Grants (registration)
Feb 6 CIHR Foundation Grant (application, Stage 2)
Feb 14 WorkSafeBC Innovation at Work (full proposal)
Feb 14 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction and retention candidates, Ottawa deadline)
Feb 14 NSERC CREATE program (LOI, internal, for pre-approval)
Feb 19 MSFHR Research Trainee Competition (application)
Feb 21 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal (UBC deadline)
Feb 21 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (CRC nominees, UBC deadline)
March
Mar 1 NSERC John C. Polanyi Award (nomination)
Mar 1 NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Prize (nomination)
Mar 1 NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize (nomination)
Mar 1 China-Canada Scholars' Exchange Program 2019-2020 (application)
Mar 1 Summer Studentships for Cystic Fibrosis research
Mar 1 PWIAS International Visiting Research Scholars (application)
Mar 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 re-submission, renewal, revision
Mar 6 CIHR Project Grants (application)
Mar 13 MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program (LOI)
Mar 15 ACS-Petroleum Research fund (PRF) New Directions (proposal)
Mar 18 Human Frontier Science Program (registration)
Mar 19 E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship (internal review)
Mar 28 Human Frontier Science Program (LOI)
Mar 29 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, NOI to UBC/IPO deadline)
Mar 31 A. G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in the Marine Sciences (LOI)
Mar 31 Timothy R. Parsons Award of Excellence in Ocean Sciences (nomination)

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
  • HFSP – Human Frontiers of 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
  • 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