External Funders, Awards, and Deadlines
The research grant opportunities and deadlines included below are from a selection of national and provincial agencies. Researchers are encouraged to contact the Manager of Research Services (MRS) to discuss these and other granting opportunities that may be of interest. Communications on upcoming grant deadlines are circulated frequently via email.
The BU Internal Deadline to receive completed applications, contracts, letters of intent, etc. is NO LESS THAN TWO WEEKS prior to the external deadline. This deadline is firm. Larger partnership-based, institutional, and award applications normally have earlier deadlines, please check with the MRS to confirm dates. The complete external submission requirements can be found here.
If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Murkin, Manager of Research Services, at 727-7445 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Application Deadlines 2018-2019
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is the federal agency that makes strategic investments in Canadian science and technology. NSERC supports basic university research, university-industry partnerships, and advanced training of highly qualified people.
|NSERC Programs||Internal Deadline||External Deadline|
|PromoScience||August 31||September 15|
|Discovery Grant Notification of Intent (NOI) to Apply||n/a||August 1|
|Discovery Grant||October 18||November 1|
|Research Tools and Instruments (including Subatomic Physics Category 1)||October 11||October 25|
|Engage Grant||Two weeks prior to submission to NSERC||No deadline|
|Connect Grant||Two weeks prior to submission to NSERC||No deadline|
|Strategic Partnership Grant – Projects||March 18||April 1|
|Strategic Partnership Grant – Networks||March 18||April 1|
|Collaborative Research and Development Grant||Two weeks prior to submission to NSERC||No deadline|
|Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Grant||Letter of Intent (LOI) – April 1||May 1|
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is a federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the social sciences and humanities.
|SSHRC Programs||Internal Deadline||External Deadline|
|Insight Development Grant||January 21||February 2|
|Insight Grant||October 1||October 15|
|Partnership Engage Grant||September 1, December 1, March 1, and June 1||September 15, December 15, March 15, and June 15|
|Partnership Development Grant||November 16||November 30|
|Partnership Grant Letter of Intent (LOI)||Letter of Intent (LOI) – February 1||February 15|
|Partnership Grant||Application TBA||TBA|
|Connection Grant||January 18, April 17, July 18, October 18||
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the federal agency responsible for funding health research in Canada. It aims to excel in the creation of new health knowledge, and to translate that knowledge from the research setting into real world applications.
|CIHR Programs||Internal Deadline||External Deadline|
|1. Registration||n/a||August 15|
|2. Application Stage 1||September 5||September 19|
|3. Application Stage 2||January 23||February 6|
|1. Registration||n/a||August 15 & February 6|
|2. Application||August 29 & February 20||September 12 & March 6 respectively|
Government of Manitoba and Other Manitoba Grant Programs
|Government of Manitoba and Other Manitoba Grant Programs||Internal Deadline||External Deadline|
|Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage: Heritage Grants Program||January 17 & May 18||January 31 & June 1 respectively|
|Manitoba Arts Council||Various||Various|
|Research Manitoba: Various – see right hand column on website for opportunity listings||Various||Various|
|Research Manitoba: Health Research New Investigator Operating Grant||February 15||March 1|
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national, arm’s-length arts funding agency. It supports, promotes and celebrates Canadian artists and art organizations. Please visit their website to learn more about their funding opportunities.