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 or Devin Lyons, Science Research Grant Facilitators.

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 Globalink Accelerate International
NSERC Alliance Grants (incl. Alliance International)
January (2023)
Jan 3 Community University Engagement Support (application)
Jan 6 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Jan 10 Volvo Environment Prize (nomination)
Jan 17 Joint Canada Israel Health Research Program (registration)
February
Feb 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
Feb 1 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
Feb 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new
Feb 8 CIHR Spring 2023 Project Grant Competition (registration)
Feb 9 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction/retention candidates, UBC/IPO deadline)
Feb 10 Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, UBC deadline)
Feb 16 Joint Canada Israel Health Research Program (application)
March
Mar 1 Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships (LOI, UBC deadline)
Mar 1 Brain Canada-EU Joint Programme in Neurodegenerative Disease (pre-proposal)
Mar 8 CIHR Spring 2023 Project Grant Competition (application)
Mar 24 Human Frontier Science Program (registration)
Mar 28 A. G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in the Marine Sciences (LOI)
Mar 31 Human Frontier Science Program (LOI)
April
Apr 1 NSERC John C. Polanyi Award (nomination)
Apr 1 NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Prize (nomination)
Apr 1 NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize (nomination)
Apr 1 SSHRC Impact Awards (nomination)
Apr 4 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Apr 5 Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program Phase II (appln.)
Apr 15 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (nomination)
Apr 18 Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, Ottawa)
Apr 19 NSERC Synergy Award program (nomination)
Apr 25 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, UBC IPO deadline)
May
May 1 NSERC CREATE program (LOI, external)
May 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
May 16 MSFHR Convening and Collaborating Program (application)
May 16 MSFHR Reach Program (application)
May 31 L’Oréal International Women of Science Award (nomination)
May 31 A. G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in the Marine Sciences (nomination)
June
Jun 7 Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships (application)
Jun 10 CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (application)
Jun 15 CFI-IF 2022/2023 (full proposal, CFI deadline)
Jun 15 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction and retention candidates, Ottawa deadline)
Jun 16 NSERC Discovery Horizons Grant (LOI)
Jun 27 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation Grant (I2I)
Jun 30 Killam Research Prize (nominations)
Jun 30 E.W.R. Steacie Prize (nomination)
July
Jul 13 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards (UBC deadline)
Jul 25 CFI-JELF (attraction candidates, NOI, UBC deadline)
August
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 1 NSERC: Discovery (Operating) Grant (NOI - mandatory)
Aug 18 Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, UBC deadline)
September
Sep 1 NSERC Ship Time Grants
Sep 1 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (applicant deadline)
Sep 7 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (non-CRC candidates, UBC deadline)
Sep 15 CIHR Fall 2023 Project Grant Competition (application)
Sep 15 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (final application)
Sep 15 NSERC Alliance Missions: Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions (LOI)
Sep 15 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants (application)
Sep 15 NSERC PromoScience Grants (application)
Sep 15 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (nomination)
Sep 15 Sloan Fellowship Nominations (last day)
Sep 15 Canada Excellence Research Chairs (registration)
Sep 18 Guggenheim Fellowship Nominations
Sep 22 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards (application)
Sep 22 NSERC CREATE program (full appln., Ottawa deadline, if invited)
Sep 26 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation Grant (I2I)
Sep 30 Canadian Mathematical Society Coxeter-James award (nomination)
October
Oct 1 SSHRC Insight Grants (application)
Oct 3 SAP NSERC Research Tools & Instruments: Category 2 & 3 (appln.)
Oct 3 SAP NSERC Discovery Grants >$500,000 per year (appln.)
Oct 3 NSERC Major Resources Support Program (appln.)
Oct 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new Cycle III
Oct 5 CIHR 2022 Fellowship Grant (application)
Oct 7 Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, UBC deadline)
Oct 10 CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (appln)
Oct 13 Canada Excellence Research Chairs (application)
Oct 14 ACS-Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) New Directions (proposal)
Oct 15 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (non-CRC candidates, UBC-IPO deadline)
Oct 15 Killam Research Prize (UBC internal award, EOI)
Oct 15 Killam Research Fellowships (EOI)
Oct 15 UBC Charles A. McDowell Faculty Research Prize (nomination)
Oct 17 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships
Oct 17 SSHRC Doctoral Awards (direct application)
Oct 17 Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, Ottawa)
Oct 18 NSERC Discovery Horizons Grant (full application)
Oct 22 Community University Engagement Support (NOI)
Oct 25 SAP NSERC Research Tools & Instruments: Category 1 (appln.)
Oct 25 NSERC: Research Tools & Instruments (appln.)
November
Nov 1 NSERC: Discovery (Operating) Grant (full application)
Nov 1 NSERC Northern Research Supplements Program
Nov 1 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize (nomination)
Nov 1 SSHRC Connection Grants (application)
Nov 1 UBC-VPRI Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) (NOI)
Nov 1 Doctoral Research Award: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Nov 10 Northern Scientific Training Program (application)
Nov 15 SSHRC Partnership Development Grants (formal application)
Nov 15 UBC Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize (nomination)
Nov 15 PWIAS Catalyst Collaboration Funding (application)
Nov 25 NSERC Award for Science Promotion (nomination)
December
Dec 1 Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CSG M) Program (appln)
Dec 7 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize (nomination)
Dec 15 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants (application)

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