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.
The complete external submission requirements can be found here.
INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS AND PARTNERSHIP GRANTS
Institutional grants are those awarded directly to Brandon University, i.e., in the name of the institution or President, and not to an individual principal investigator. Institutional grants include awards such such as Canada Research Chairs, Canada Foundation for Innovation infrastructure grants, and SSHRC Partnership Grants.
***Approval to move forward with an institutional application must be given by the institution, by way of the Provost & Vice-President (Academic) and Associate Vice-President (Research). The approval process must be started well in advance of the deadline and is a requirement before proceeding with a formal application. Institutional applications have much earlier internal deadlines and start six months to a year in advance of the external deadline.
Larger partnership/industry-based grants such as NSERC Alliance Grant applications normally have earlier deadlines to enable coordination of the application and the partners involved.
Please check with the MRS to confirm dates. If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Murkin, Manager of Research Services, at 727-7445 or via email at email@example.com.
Grant Application Deadlines
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||Two weeks prior to external deadline||September 15|
|Discovery Grant Notification of Intent (NOI) to Apply||n/a||August 1|
|Discovery Grant||Two weeks prior to external deadline||November 1|
|Research Tools and Instruments (including Subatomic Physics Category 1)||Two weeks prior to external deadline||October 25|
|Alliance Grant||One month prior to external deadline||TBA|
|Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Grant||One month prior to external deadline||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||Two weeks prior to external deadline||February 2|
|Insight Grant||Two weeks prior to external deadline||October 15|
|Partnership Engage Grant||Two weeks prior to external deadline||September 15, December 15, March 15, and June 15|
|Partnership Development Grant||Two weeks prior to external deadline||November 30|
|Partnership Grant Letter of Intent (LOI)||One month prior to external deadline||February 15|
One month prior to external deadline
***See Institutional and Partnership Grants section above
|Connection Grant||Two weeks prior to external deadline||
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||Two weeks prior to external deadline||September 19|
|3. Application Stage 2||Two weeks prior to external deadline||February 6|
|1. Registration||n/a||August 15 & February 6|
|2. Application||Two weeks prior to external deadline||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||Two weeks prior to external deadline||January 31 & June 1 respectively|
|Manitoba Arts Council||Two weeks prior to external deadline||Various|
|Research Manitoba: Various – see right hand column on website for opportunity listings||Two weeks prior to external deadline||Various|
|Research Manitoba: Health Research New Investigator Operating Grant||Two weeks prior to external deadline||March 1|
Mitacs is a key link between industry and post-secondary institutions, driving collaborations at home and abroad to develop projects which solve business challenges, and develop the nation’s innovation capacity. Mitacs has funded cutting-edge research, created job opportunities for graduate students and helped companies reach their business goals, achieving results that have bolstered the Canadian economy. Mitacs provides up to 55% funding for projects and connects highly trained researchers with the businesses that need them and helps guide researchers through the process. Please visit their website to learn more about their funding opportunities.
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.