Grant Support and Deadlines


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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 Accelerate International
NSERC Alliance Grants (formerly Partnership Grants)
September
Sep 1 NSERC Ship Time Grants
Sep 2 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (applicant deadline)
Sep 7 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (non-CRC candidates, UBC deadline)
Sep 15 NSERC PromoScience Grants (application)
Sep 15 CIHR Fall 2021 Project Grant Competition (application)
Sep 15 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (nomination)
Sep 15 Sloan Fellowship Nominations (last day)
Sep 15 CFI-IF 2022/2023 (EOI)
Sep 15 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (final application)
Sep 17 Guggenheim Fellowship Nominations
Sep 20 CFI-Major Science Initiatives Fund (NOI)
Sep 22 NSERC CREATE program (full appln., Ottawa deadline, if invited)
Sep 22 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards (application)
Sep 27 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation Grant (I2I)
Sep 30 Canadian Mathematical Society Coxeter-James award (nomination)
October
Oct 1 UBC VPRI Research Facility Support Competition (appln.)
Oct 1 SAP NSERC Research Tools & Instruments: Category 2 & 3 (appln.)
Oct 1 SAP NSERC Discovery Grants >$500,000 per year (appln.)
Oct 1 NSERC Major Resources Support Program (appln.)
Oct 1 SSHRC Insight Grants (application)
Oct 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new Cycle III
Oct 6 CIHR 2022 Fellowship Grant (application)
Oct 8 Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, UBC deadline)
Oct 10 CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (appln)
Oct 14 Community University Engagement Support (NOI)
Oct 15 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (non-CRC candidates, UBC-IPO deadline)
Oct 15 Killam Research Prize (UBC internal award)
Oct 15 Killam Research Fellowships (application)
Oct 15 UBC Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize (nomination)
Oct 15 UBC Charles A. McDowell Faculty Research Prize (nomination)
Oct 15 ACS-Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) New Directions (proposal)
Oct 17 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships
Oct 17 SSHRC Doctoral Awards (direct application)
Oct 18 NSERC Discovery Horizons Grant (application, by invitation)
Oct 19 NFRF-Exploration (application)
Oct 19 Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, Ottawa)
Oct 25 SAP NSERC Research Tools & Instruments: Category 1 (appln.)
Oct 25 NSERC: Research Tools & Instruments (appln.)
Oct 26 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (CRC nominees, UBC-IPO deadline)
Oct 30 Prix Galien Canada Fellowship (nomination)
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
Nov 2 Doctoral Research Award: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Nov 4 CFI-Major Science Initiatives Fund (full proposal)
Nov 6 PWIAS Scholars Program (application)
Nov 13 France-Canada Research Collaboration Program 2021 (application)
Nov 15 SSHRC Partnership Development Grants (formal application)
Nov 23 Banting and Best Doctoral Award CIHR (application)
Nov 24 CFI-IF 2022/2023 (UBC Internal deadline)
Nov 25 NSERC Award for Science Promotion (nomination)
December
Dec 1 Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CSG M) Program (appln)
Dec 3 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize (nomination)
January (2022)
Jan 4 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, UBC IPO deadline)
Jan 4 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Jan 12 UBC-VPRI Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) (appln.)
Jan 18 Community University Engagement Support (appln.)
February
Feb 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
Feb 1 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
Feb 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new
Feb 9 CIHR Spring 2022 Project Grant Competition (registration)
Feb 10 MITACS Elevate Research Fellowship (application)
Feb 10 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, NOI to UBC/IPO deadline)
Feb 11 Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, UBC deadline)
Feb 12 WorkSafeBC Innovation at Work (appln.)
Feb 15 ACS-PRF New Directions Grant Program (applications)
Feb 24 NSERC CREATE program (LOI, internal)
March
Mar 1 CIHR TG: Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North (appln.)
Mar 9 CIHR Spring 2022 Project Grant Competition (appln.)
Mar 18 Human Frontier Science Program (registration)
Mar 29 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Mar 30 Human Frontier Science Program (LOI)
Mar 30 NSERC-CWSE Program (application)
Mar 31 A. G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in the Marine Sciences (LOI)
April
Apr 1 Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships (LOI, UBC deadline)
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 1 CUFA-BC Distinguished Academics Award (nomination)
Apr 15 NSERC Synergy Award program (nomination)
Apr 15 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (nomination)
Apr 19 Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, Ottawa)
Apr 26 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, UBC deadline)
Apr 30 NSERC-BMBF Hydrogen Technologies Program (applications)
May
May 1 NSERC CREATE program (LOI, external)
May 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
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 4 MSFHR Convening and Collaborating Program (application)
Jun 4 MSFHR Reach Program (application)
Jun 4 MSFHR Health Professional Investigator competition (LOI)
Jun 7 Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships (application)
Jun 9 MITACS-Globalink Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (application)
Jun 10 Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF) (LOI)
Jun 10 CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (application)
Jun 15 NSERC Discovery Horizons Grant (LOI)
Jun 15 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction and retention candidates, Ottawa deadline)
Jun 28 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation Grant (I2I)
Jun 30 Killam Research Prize (nominations)
Jun 30 E.W.R. Steacie Prize (nomination)
July
Jul 11 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards (UBC deadline)
Jul 13 CIHR Team Grant: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions (application)
Jul 16 SSHRC Ideas Lab (NOI, for virtual workshop)
Jul 26 CFI-JELF (attraction candidates, NOI, UBC deadline)
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 10 NFRF-Exploration (NOI)
Aug 10 CFI-Major Science Initiatives Fund (EOI)
Aug 18 CIHR Fall 2021 Project Grant Competition (registration)
Aug 19 Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, UBC deadline)
Aug 20 MSFHR Health Professional Investigator competition (application)

Abbreviations

  • ACS - American Chemical Society
  • BCKDF – BC Knowledge Development Fund
  • BMBF - Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
  • CAAF - Climate Action and Awareness 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
  • CUFA - Confederation of University Faculty Associations
  • CWSE - Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering
  • 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
  • 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