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
September
Sep 1 NSERC Ship Time Grants
Sep 6 CIHR: Gold Leaf Prizes for Discovery, Impact, Early Investigator (nomination)
Sep 6 CIHR Chair in Women's Brain Health and Aging (application)
Sep 7 NRC Energy Innovation Program: Oil and Gas Clean Tech Program (proposal)
Sep 13 NSERC RTI Grants (UBC deadline for pre-selection)
Sep 13 CIHR Foundation Grant (registration)
Sep 15 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program (nomination)
Sep 15 Killam Research Fellowships (application)
Sep 15 Sloan Fellowship Nominations
Sep 15 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (retention candidates, UBC deadline)
Sep 18 Guggenheim Fellowship Nominations
Sep 20 CIHR Project Scheme (registration)
Sep 21 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (final application)
Sep 22 NSERC CREATE program (full appln., Ottawa deadline, if invited)
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 10 CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (appln)
Oct 13 CIHR Foundation Grant (application)
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 17 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction & retention, Ottawa deadline)
Oct 18 CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects (application)
Oct 18 CIHR Project Scheme (application)
Oct 19 Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (pre-proposal)
Oct 21 ACS-Petroleum Research fund (PRF) New Directions (proposal)
Oct 24 CRC and CRC-associated CFI-JELF (CRC candidates, Ottawa deadline)
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 2 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program (nomination)
Nov 4 SSHRC Doctoral Awards (direct application)
Nov 4 MSFHR Health Policy Fellowship (application)
Nov 8 CIHR OG: Antimicrobial Resistance - Point of Care Diagnostics (application)
Nov 18 Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships
Nov 20 MITACS Globalink Student Research Awards
Nov 20 France-Canada Research Fund 2016 (FCRF) (application)
Nov 22 Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research (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 2 Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (application)
Dec 8 NRSA-NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships, F Series (application)
January (2017)
Jan 4 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, UBC deadline)
Jan 9 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Jan 9 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 18 CIHR Canada-Israel Health Research Program 2017 (registration)
Jan 25 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
Jan 29 CUFA Distinguished Academic Awards (nomination)
February
Feb 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
Feb 1 Parkinson Society of Canada Pilot Project Grants (application)
Feb 1 France-Canada New Collaboration Research Fund 2017 (FCRF) (application)
Feb 3 SSHRC Insight Development Grant (application)
Feb 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new
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 2017 (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: 2017 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 3 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (CRC nominees, UBC deadline)
Mar 3 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal (UBC deadline)
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 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 5 SSHRC Impact Awards (nomination)
Apr 8 NRSA-NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships, F Series (application)
Apr 15 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal (UBC deadline)
Apr 15 CFI - JELF (CRC-associated only, UBC deadline for final review)
Apr 15 NSERC Synergy Award program (nomination)
Apr 15 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (nomination)
May
May 1 NSERC CREATE program (LOI, external)
May 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
May 1 Peter Wall Solutions Initiative (LOI)
May 1 PWIAS International Roundation Award (application)
May 15 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (non-CRC associated, UBC deadline)
May 15 Killam Research Fellowships (application)
May 18 Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (pre-proposal)
May 18 IDRC Doctoral Research Fellowships (application)
May 24 CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects (LOI)
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 15 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction and retention candidates, Ottawa deadline)
Jun 15 Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Prize (nominations)
Jun 29 T-AP Digging into Data Challenge (proposal)
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 14 Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research (LOI)
Jul 27 MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowships (NOI)
Jul 31 Prix Galien Canada Fellowship (nomination)
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 8 Cystic Fibrosis Discovery Research Grant (NOI)
Aug 8 NRSA-NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships, F Series (application)
Aug 19 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (UBC deadline for internal review)
Aug 24 MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowships (application)
Aug 25 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, UBC deadline)
Aug 26 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination/Renewal (UBC 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
  • 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)
  • NRC – Natural Resources Canada
  • 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
  • T-AP – Trans-Atlantic Platform