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 Postdoctoral Internships
NSERC Alliance Grants (formerly Partnership Grants)
PWIAS - Theme Development Workshops
April
Apr 2 E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship (internal review)
Apr 15 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (nomination)
Apr 27 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, UBC deadline)
May
May 1 NSERC John C. Polanyi Award (nomination)
May 1 NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Prize (nomination)
May 1 NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize (nomination)
May 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
May 1 SSHRC Impact Awards (nomination)
May 1 PWIAS Wall Solutions Initiative Award (LOI)
May 1 PWIAS Wall Colloquia Abroad
May 4 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (retention candidates, UBC deadline)
May 29 Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, UBC final deadline)
May 30 Prix Galien Canada Fellowship (nomination)
May 31 A. G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in the Marine Sciences (nomination)
June
Jun 1 NSERC CREATE program (LOI, external)
Jun 1 NSERC Synergy Award program (nomination)
Jun 3 BCIC Ignite Program - Round 9 (application, if invited)
Jun 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new
Jun 8 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (CRC nominees, Ottawa deadline)
Jun 8 Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, Ottawa deadline)
Jun 8 NSERC-UKRI Canada-UK joint projects in Quantum Technologies (QT) (Expression of Interest)
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 Killam Research Prize (nominations)
Jun 22 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation Grant (I2I)
Jun 30 E.W.R. Steacie Prize (nomination)
July
Jul 3 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (UBC deadline for internal review)
Jul 7 E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship (nomination)
Jul 15 New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Transformation (LOI)
Jul 17 MSFHR Health Professional Investigator Competition (application)
Jul 29 NSERC-UKRI Canada-UK joint projects in Quantum Technologies (QT) (full proposal)
August
Aug 3 NSERC: Research Tools & Instruments: Categories 2 & 3 (NOI)
Aug 3 NSERC: SAP Major Resources Support Program (NOI)
Aug 3 SSHRC Connection Grants
Aug 3 NSERC: Discovery (Operating) Grant (NOI - mandatory)
Aug 5 CIHR: Food Security & Climate Change in the Canadian North (LOI)
Aug 28 Canada Research Chair (CRC) (Nomination or Renewal, UBC deadline)
September
Sep 2 NSERC Ship Time Grants
Sep 4 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (non-CRC, attraction candidates, UBC deadline)
Sep 4 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (applicant deadline)
Sep 10 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (CRC nominees, Ottawa deadline)
Sep 11 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (non-CRC, retention candidates, UBC deadline)
Sep 15 Killam Research Fellowships (application)
Sep 15 NSERC PromoScience Grants (application)
Sep 15 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (nomination)
Sep 16 Sloan Fellowship Nominations
Sep 16 Guggenheim Fellowship Nominations
Sep 17 Canada Graduate Scholarships-CGS-D (application)
Sep 18 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (application, Ottawa deadline)
Sep 18 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (final application)
Sep 22 NSERC CREATE program (full appln., Ottawa deadline, if invited)
Sep 28 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation Grant (I2I)
Sep 30 Peter Wall Institute (PWIAS) Wall Scholar Research Award (application)
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 1 CIHR Fellowships 2020-2021 application)
Oct 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new Cycle III
Oct 10 CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (appln)
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 16 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (CRC candidates, UBC deadline)
Oct 16 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal (UBC deadline)
Oct 17 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships
Oct 17 SSHRC Doctoral Awards (direct application)
Oct 18 ACS-Petroleum Research fund (PRF) New Directions (proposal)
Oct 18 PoInt of Care Diagnostics to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (proposal)
Oct 25 NSERC: Research Tools & Instruments: Category 1
Oct 30 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination/Renewal (UBC final deadline)
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 6 Doctoral Research Award: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (2020-2021)
Nov 8 Northern Scientific Training Program (application)
Nov 8 Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships
Nov 9 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal
Nov 15 SSHRC Partnership Development Grants (formal application)
Nov 15 France-Canada Research Collaboration Program 2021 (application)
Nov 18 New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Transformation (application)
Nov 21 Banting and Best Doctoral Award CIHR (application)
Nov 25 NSERC Award for Science Promotion (nomination)
Nov 29 MSFHR Scholar Awards (LOI)
Nov 29 MSFHR Research Trainee 2021 (LOI)
Nov 29 PWIAS French Scholars Lecture Series (LOI)
December
Dec 2 WorkSafeBC Innovation at Work (LOI)
Dec 2 Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CSG M) Program (appln)
Dec 4 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (CRC candidates, final to IPO, UBC)
Dec 5 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Grant (application)
Dec 8 NRSA-NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships, F Series (application)
Dec 10 New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Exploration (application)
Dec 20 WorkSafeBC Innovation at Work (LOI, optional)
Dec 20 BC Lung Association Research Grant Program (registration)
January (2021)
Jan 6 NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant
Jan 6 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, UBC IPO deadline)
Jan 7 Knowledge Synthesis: Living within the Earth's Carrying Capacity (appln.)
Jan 10 BC Lung Association Research Grant Program (application)
Jan 17 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (retention candidates, UBC IPO deadline)
Jan 23 Canada-China Scholars Exchange Program (application)
Jan 27 MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program (LOI)
Jan 27 BCIC Ignite Program - Round 10 (LOI)
Jan 31 MSFHR Research Trainee 2020 (application)
Jan 31 CUFA-BC Distinguished Academic Awards Competition (nomination)
February
Feb 1 SSHRC Connection Grants
Feb 1 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
Feb 3 CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (application)
Feb 5 CIHR Project Grants (registration)
Feb 5 NIH: Research Grants, R01 new
Feb 7 MSFHR Scholar Awards (application)
Feb 10 MSFHR Health Professional Investigator Competition (LOI)
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 New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Transformation (NOI, ORS)
Feb 18 New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Transformation (NOI, Ottawa)
Feb 18 CIHR 2019-nCoV Rapid Research Funding Opportunity (application)
Feb 19 NSERC CREATE program (LOI, internal)
Feb 19 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal (UBC deadline)
Feb 19 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (CRC nominees, UBC deadline)
March
Mar 1 Summer Studentships for Cystic Fibrosis research
Mar 1 PWIAS International Visiting Research Scholars (application)
Mar 19 Human Frontier Science Program (registration)
Mar 27 CFI - John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (attraction candidates, NOI to UBC/IPO deadline)
Mar 30 Human Frontier Science Program (LOI)
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
  • CUFA - Confederation of University Faculty Associations
  • 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