Research Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research and Innovation provides support in the preparation of applications to all researchers who meet the funding call eligibility criteria. We encourage Indigenous people, visible minorities, diversely-abled people, women, and people from the LGBTQ2S+ communities to apply.  We look forward to assisting you with your application to ensure submission of the highest quality proposal.

UNBC Deadlines:
Full applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline (unless otherwise noted in the funding opportunity information below).  Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval. Please see the Research Guide for complete details.

If your application requires an Institutional Letter of Support, please complete and submit the Institutional Letter of Support Request Form to the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 10 business days prior to the application deadline.

Browse upcoming funding opportunities for UNBC researchers:

CIHR Project Grant (Registration)

Deadline: February 08, 2023

Support projects or programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health.

Registration Due: February 8, 2023 - Mandatory

Full Application Due: March 8, 2023

Applicants are not required to submit their Registration to the Office of Research and Innovation, however, please feel free to contact the Office of Research and Innovation if you need any assistance.

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer - Health
Phone: 250-960-5815
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: February 08, 2023

Support for postdoctoral fellows for up to 2 years (with a partner organization). Includes a professional development training program.

The Fall 2022 call for applications offers two award options: Standard and Thematic.

Standard: Support projects in any discipline.

Thematic: Support projects focusing on at least one of the following key priority sectors: agriculture and food, artificial intelligence, biomanufacturing, clean technology, entertainment and media, quantum science, or social innovation.

Application Deadline: February 8, 2023 (5:00 pm PT)

If applicable, send Conflict of Interest and not-for-profit organization eligibility check to a Mitacs Business Development Representative by January 11, 2023 (5:00 pm PT).

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - NSE
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - SSH
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

or

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer - Health
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5815

SSHRC Partnership Grants - Stage 1

Deadline: February 10, 2023

SSHRC Partnership Grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over four to seven years to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities. Partnership Grants are intended for large teams of postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types that work in formal collaboration.

Partnership Grants undergo a two-stage adjudication process. Only applicants successful in Stage 1 will be invited to apply in Stage 2.

  • Stage 1: Applications successful in Stage 1 are valued at up to $20,000. These funds help applicants successful in Stage 1 to prepare for the Stage 2 application.
  • Stage 2 (by invitation only): Partnership Grants in Stage 2 are valued at up to $500,000 per year over four to seven years, up to a total of $2,500,000.

Application deadline: February 10, 2023

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Phone: 250-960-5629
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca

MSHRBC Research Trainee Award - Full Application

Deadline: February 13, 2023

Supports outstanding Post Doctoral Fellows from across BC who have recently completed a PhD, or are a health professional eligible for a research fellowship program.

*** Mandatory Letter of Intent was due December 5, 2022***

Full Application due: February 13, 2023 (4:30 pm PT)

Full applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation no later than February 13, 2023. Full applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer - Health
Phone: 250-960-5815
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Vancouver Foundation Participatory Action Research Grants

Deadline: February 13, 2023

Support research that is co-led by community members and researchers to learn more about the root causes of pressing issues impacting the health of communities.

Convene Grants (one-year) - one stage application process

Investigate Grants (multi-year) - two stage application process. Stage 2 applications by invitation only.

Application Deadline (Convene and Investigate (Stage 1) Grants): February 13, 2023 (4:30 pm)

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer - Health
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5815

Real Estate Foundation of BC General Grants

Deadline: February 16, 2023

The Real Estate Foundation of BC General Grants support non-profit organizations working to advance sustainable, equitable, and socially just land use and real estate practices in British Columbia.

*Please note that this external funding opportunity is distinct from the internal UNBC BC Real Estate Foundation Partnering Fund, and has different deadlines, guidelines, and a different application process.

The next intake will open in January 2023, with applications due on February 16, 2023

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

Black Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub - Researching Black Entrepreneurship in Canada

Deadline: February 20, 2023

The Black Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (BEKH) is one part of the Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) funded by the Federal Government of Canada. Its mandate is to increase research and data on Black entrepreneurship in Canada. The BEKH is currently seeking proposals from research teams comprising academic and Black community partners that address issues relating to advancing Black entrepreneurship and the Black entrepreneurial ecosystem in Canada.

Application deadline: February 20, 2023 at 8:59 pm PT

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Black Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub
bekh@carleton.ca

Northern Regional Hub - Julius Bankole
julius.bankole@unbc.ca

CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grants

Deadline: February 21, 2023

Support planning activities, partnership development and to increase understanding of the health research landscape that will contribute to the advancement of research consistent with the mandate of CIHR; and to support dissemination events and activities that focus on the communication of health research evidence to the appropriate researcher or knowledge-user audiences, tailoring the message and medium as appropriate.

Application Deadline: February 21, 2023

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer (Health)
Phone: 250-960-5815
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

New Frontiers in Research Fund - Horizon Global Platform Competition

Deadline: February 28, 2023

The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Horizon Global Platform competition funds Canadian researchers’ participation on international research projects supported by major global platforms, by providing funding for Canadian researchers who are partners on successful projects funded through eligible calls under Horizon Europe.

Registration deadline: One week after the Horizon Europe application deadline for an eligible call for an application of which the applicant was part was submitted. For all eligible Horizon Europe calls with an application deadline before February 21, 2023, the registration deadline is February 28, 2023.

Application deadline: Two weeks after the review results from a Horizon Europe call are communicated to the project team.

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - NSE
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - SSH
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

or

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer - Health
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5815

CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship

Deadline: March 02, 2023

Support the development of health services and policy research talent (PhD trainees and Post-doctoral Fellows).

Full Application due: March 2, 2023

Full applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer - Health
Phone: 250-960-5815
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

CIHR Project Grant (Full Application)

Deadline: March 08, 2023

Support projects or programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health.

***Mandatory Registration was due February 8, 2023***

Full Application due: March 8, 2023

Full applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Full applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer - Health
Phone: 250-960-5815
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Northern Contaminants Program - 2023/2024 Call for Proposals

Deadline: March 08, 2023

The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) engages Northerners and scientists in researching and monitoring of long-range contaminants in the Canadian Arctic, that is, contaminants that are transported to the Arctic through atmospheric and oceanic processes from other parts of the world and which remain in the Arctic environment and build up in the food chain.

The current focus of the NCP is on the high priority issues in communities where people are exposed to contaminants at levels of concern to health authorities, and on better understanding the issue of plastic pollution in the North and Arctic. Funding is available for projects across four NCP subprograms:

  • Human Health
  • Environmental Monitoring and Research
  • Community-Based Monitoring and Research
  • Communications, Capacity, and Outreach

Application deadline: March 8, 2023 @ 8:59 PM PT

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - NSE
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - SSH
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

or

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer - Health
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5815

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Deadline: March 15, 2023

These grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. 

Application deadline: March 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm PT

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

CIHR Cafe Scientifique

Deadline: March 15, 2023

Support the communication and dissemination of research evidence on a health research topic of public interest in an easily-understood and interesting format. Promote the mobilization of knowledge between CIHR's health research community and members of the Canadian public to increase the impact of health research. Foster engagement between health researchers and knowledge users to encourage participatory approaches to knowledge mobilization in health research. Encourage Canadians to contribute their views on future research directions.

Full Application Due: March 15, 2023

Full applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:
Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer - Health
Phone: 250-960-5815
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca

Human Frontier Science Program - Research Grants (LOI)

Deadline: March 21, 2023

Support innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. Research grants are provided for teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories.

Types of Grants:

  • Research Grants - Early Career
  • Research Grants - Program

Initiation of LOI (obtaining reference number) required by March 21, 2023
Letter of Intent due March 30, 2023 (Mandatory)
Full application by invitation only (September 2023)

Full applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the full application deadline. Full applications must be submitted ot the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer - Health
Phone: 250-960-5815
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca
 

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - NSE
Phone: 250-960-6357
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca

SSHRC Connection Grants

Deadline: May 01, 2023

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage with participants on research issues of value to them. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant can often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2023 @ 5:00pm PT

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Letter of Intent (LOI)

Deadline: May 01, 2023

The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program supports the training and mentoring of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that

  • encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, and address significant scientific challenges associated with Canada’s research priorities
  • facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce

The application is a two step process including:

Letter of Intent (mandatory) deadline: May 1, 2023
Full application (by invitation only) deadline: September 22, 2023

As UNBC has a quota for applications submitted to this funding opportunity, potential applicants are required to let the Office of Research and Innovation know in advance if they plan to apply. Please contact Jacqui Dockray at jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca prior to April 3, 2022 if you interested in submitting an LOI.

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

New Frontiers in Research Fund - International Joint Initiative for Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (NOI)

Deadline: May 02, 2023

The 2023 International Joint Initiative for Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation call aims to further the design and implementation of co-produced adaptation and mitigation strategies for vulnerable groups―those groups currently most impacted by the effects of climate change owing to both physical vulnerability (heightened exposure to events related to climate change and/or poor infrastructure) and socioeconomic vulnerability (limited resources to prepare for or respond to the impacts of climate change, including knowledge, technology or financial resources, or owing to conflict, security and fragility).

Project teams must be interdisciplinary, incorporating expertise from across disciplines as appropriate to develop mitigation and adaptation strategies, and including expertise in the social sciences and/or humanities to address enabling factors, such as effective governance, community capacity and geopolitical and economic security.

Notice of Intent (mandatory) deadline: May 2, 2023
Full application deadline: September 12, 2023

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - NSE
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - SSH
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

or

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer - Health
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5815

CIHR REDI Early Career Transition Award

Deadline: May 03, 2023

Support the development of independent research scientists who can establish and sustain strong, independent research programs in academia in health-related fields across CIHR's mandate.

Application Deadline: May 3, 2023

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Nicole Balliet
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5815

Human Frontier Science Program - Fellowship Program

Deadline: May 11, 2023

Supports proposals for frontier, potentially transformative research in the life sciences. Applications for high-risk projects are particularly encouraged.

Types of Fellowships:

  • Long-Term Fellowships
  • Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships

Initiation of the LOI (obtaining reference number) required by 10:00 am (PT) March 15, 2023
Letter of Intent due by 10:00 am (PT) May 11, 2023
Full Applications due by 10:00 am (PT) September 28, 2023

Full applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the full application deadline. Full applications must be submitted ot the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer - Health
Phone: 250-960-5815
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca
 

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - NSE
Phone: 250-960-6357
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Deadline: June 15, 2023

These grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. 

Application deadline: June 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm PT

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

SSHRC Connection Grants

Deadline: August 01, 2023

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage with participants on research issues of value to them. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant can often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects.

Application deadline: August 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm PT    

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

New Frontiers in Research Fund - International Joint Initiative for Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (Full Application)

Deadline: September 12, 2023

The 2023 International Joint Initiative for Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation call aims to further the design and implementation of co-produced adaptation and mitigation strategies for vulnerable groups―those groups currently most impacted by the effects of climate change owing to both physical vulnerability (heightened exposure to events related to climate change and/or poor infrastructure) and socioeconomic vulnerability (limited resources to prepare for or respond to the impacts of climate change, including knowledge, technology or financial resources, or owing to conflict, security and fragility).

Project teams must be interdisciplinary, incorporating expertise from across disciplines as appropriate to develop mitigation and adaptation strategies, and including expertise in the social sciences and/or humanities to address enabling factors, such as effective governance, community capacity and geopolitical and economic security.

Full application deadline: September 12, 2023      *Note that a mandatory NOI was required in May

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer - NSE
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - SSH
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

or

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer - Health
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5815

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Deadline: September 15, 2023

These grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. 

Application deadline: September 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm PT

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Full Application

Deadline: September 22, 2023

The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program supports the training and mentoring of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that

  • encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, and address significant scientific challenges associated with Canada’s research priorities
  • facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce

Full application deadline (by invitation only): September 22, 2023  *Note that a mandatory Letter of Intent was required in May

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

SSHRC Insight Grants

Deadline: October 01, 2023

Insight Grants support long-term initiatives in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years, which enables scholars to address complex issues about individuals and societies, and to further our collective understanding.

Applicants can choose from one of two streams when applying for an Insight Grant, depending on the amount of funding required:

  • Stream A for requests between $7,000 and $100,000; or
  • Stream B for requests between $100,001 and $400,000

Application deadline: October 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

NSERC Alliance Quantum Grants - Strengthening Canada's quantum research and innovation capacity (Continuous Intake)

Deadline: October 31, 2023

Alliance Quantum grants will reinforce, coordinate and scale up Canada's domestic research capabilities in quantum science and technology through partnerships between university researchers and organizations from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. This funding opportunity will be delivered through various calls for proposals, of which Strengthening Canada's quantum research and innovation capacity is the first. 

Your proposal may address any challenges in quantum science, but its thrust must support the development of any of the following areas of quantum technologies:

  • quantum algorithms/encryption
  • quantum communications
  • quantum computing
  • quantum materials
  • quantum sensing

NSERC will cover 100% of the project's eligible costs, but you must have at least one partner organization (in the private, public or not-for-profit sector) whose cash contributions would be recognized for cost sharing, had there been any required.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until October 31, 2023 @ 5:00 pm PT. Allow 12-24 weeks for the review process. 

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean Approval.

Contact:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

SSHRC Connection Grants

Deadline: November 01, 2023

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage with participants on research issues of value to them. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant can often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2023 @ 5:00pm PT

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

Deadline: November 15, 2023

Partnership Development grants provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to:

  • develop research and/or related activities in the social sciences and humanities—these can include knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and emerging scholars, by fostering new partnerships with existing and/or potential partners; or
  • design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that can result in best practices or models—these can either be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

Application deadline: November 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Deadline: December 15, 2023

These grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. 

Application deadline: December 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm PT

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via ROMEO. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer - Social Sciences and Humanities
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

Mitacs Accelerate (Continuous Intake)

Deadline: January 01, 2024

Put your talent to work with an organization that needs it and apply your skills in a non-academic environment. Accelerate grants are open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Agency application deadline: continuous intake. Allow six to eight weeks for peer review.

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval

Contact:
 

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer (Natural Sciences and Engineering)
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer (Health)
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5815

or

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer (Social Sciences and Humanities)
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

Mitacs Globalink Research Award (Continuous Intake)

Deadline: January 01, 2024

 

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities outside of Canada.

Agency application deadline: continuous intake.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the agency for review and signature.

Contact:
 

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer (Natural Sciences and Engineering)
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357
 

or
 

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer (Health)
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5815
 

or
 

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer (Social Sciences and Humanities)
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

NSERC Alliance Grants (Continuous Intake)

Deadline: January 01, 2024

Encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. These grants support research projects led by strong, complementary, collaborative teams that will generate new knowledge and accelerate the application of research results to create benefits for Canada.

Option 1: No limit on the number of applications per year. Value $20,000 to $1 million per year. 1 to 5 year duration.

Option 2 (Initial Phase): Limited number of applications per year. Value over $30,000 to $100,000 per year. 1 to 5 year duration.

Application deadline: Continuous Intake. Allow 4-16 weeks for the review process (depending on the size of the project).

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean Approval.

Contact:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

FHSS Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (Continuous Intake)

Deadline: January 01, 2024

Support the publication or translation of scholarly books on topics in the humanities and social sciences.

Application Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer
Phone: 250-960-5629
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca

NSERC Alliance International Grants (Continuous Intake)

Deadline: January 01, 2024

Alliance International Grants will provide support for researchers in Canada to work with leading international researchers from the academic sector, and to establish and grow international research collaborations and projects that have a high potential for impact in NSE disciplines.

Funding is available via two streams:

  • Catalyst grants will provide up to $25,000 in funding for one year to support Canadian researchers in initiating international research collaborations in the NSE disciplines. 
  • Collaboration grants will provide up to $100,000 per year for up to three years to allow Canadian researchers to participate in international projects and leverage the best international expertise in the NSE disciplines to help address research challenges of impact and benefit for Canada.

Deadline: Continuous Intake. Allow at least 5-9 weeks for the review process (plus additional time for Collaboration grants to allow for the international funding agency’s peer-review of the proposal submitted by the international collaborator[s]).

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean Approval.

Contact:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

Society for Ecosystem Restoration in Northern BC (SERNbc) Seed Grants (Continuous Intake)

Deadline: January 01, 2024

The Society for Ecosystem Restoration (SERNbc) provides seed funding for new projects that follow the SERNbc guiding principles of ecosystem restoration.

Potential applicants are required to submit a preliminary application to the SERNbc Project Review Committee. Where necessary, the Committee may request additional information to make a decision. The SERNbc Coordinator will contact those applicants who have been selected to submit full proposals.

Application Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean Approval.

Contact:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

Project Learning Tree Canada - Green Jobs (Continuous Intake)

Deadline: January 01, 2024

Project Learning Tree Canada's Green Jobs program provides a 50% or 80% wage match, with up to $32,000 CAD in reimbursements, to employers hiring youth aged 15-30 into Green Jobs. A Green Job is one that supports nature-based solutions for a more sustainable planet. Green jobs are typically involved in, but not limited to, jobs in the forest sector, parks, conservation, natural resource management, environmental education, sustainable food systems, climate change, carbon sequestration, species maintenance and recovery, water quality and quantity, and more.

Application Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean Approval.

Contact:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

Rio Tinto Aluminum Canada Fund (Continuous Intake)

Deadline: January 01, 2024

Together with their partners, the Rio Tinto Aluminium Fund Canada aims to deliver long term social and economic benefits for the communities in which they operate and broader society. The Fund encourages programmes and initiatives that align with their priority areas, which include education, environment, health and community liveability. 

Application deadline: Continuous Intake

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of submission to the funding agency. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean Approval.

Contact:

Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer (Natural Sciences and Engineering)
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

or

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer (Health)
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5815

or

Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer (Social Sciences and Humanities)
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5629

Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation - Innovative Medical Research & Practices

Deadline: January 01, 2024

Support innovative medical research and practices, particularly in the treatment of cancer.

Application Deadline: There are three funding cycles each year. Applications are accepted at any time.

***Applicants should telephone the Foundation to discuss their project ahead of submitting a proposal***

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

Nicole Balliet, Sr. Research Project Officer (Health)
Email: nicole.balliet@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5815