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:

Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Postdoctoral Fellowships (LOI)

Deadline: May 19, 2022

Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) is an international program of research support implemented by the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization. The HFSP supports novel, innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms through fellowship and research grant programs. In all HFSP programs, a clear emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring biologists together to focus on problems at the frontier of the life sciences.

  1. Long-Term Fellowships: Awarded to applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline, who will broaden their expertise by proposing a project in the life sciences which is significantly different from their previous Ph.D. or postdoctoral work.
  2. Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships: Awarded to applicants with a Ph.D. from a non-biological discipline (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences) who will learn new biological techniques for incorporation into the biological project they propose.

Letter of Intent deadline: May 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am PT
Full application deadline (by invitation only): September 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am 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
Email: jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6357

SSHRC SIG Explore and Exchange Grants

Deadline: May 20, 2022

Through its SSHRC Institutional Grants (SIG) funding opportunity, SSHRC provides grants to eligible Canadian postsecondary institutions. These grants allow the institutions to fund, through their own merit review processes, small-scale research and research-related activities by their faculty and students in the social sciences and humanities.

Funding guidelines

  • Grant requests may not exceed $7000
  • Duration of grants will be 9.5 months. Funding will begin June 15, 2022 and must be spent by March 31, 2023. No extensions will be granted.
  • Subject matter of the project or activity must be consistent with SSHRC’s mandate
  • Grant recipients can only hold one SIG-funded grant at a time for the same project/activity
  • Grant recipients must acknowledge SSHRC support for their research (SSHRC Explore Grant) or research dissemination (SSHRC Exchange Grant) activities

SSHRC Explore Grants

  • Allow for small-scale innovation and experimentation by providing funding to develop a research project or conduct pilot work
  • Enable researchers to hire students at any level to participate in their research projects, thereby contributing to their professional development

SSHRC Exchange Grants

  • Support the organization of small-scale knowledge mobilization activities, such as workshops and seminars, in order to encourage collaboration and the dissemination of research results both within and beyond the academic community
  • Allow researchers to attend or present their research at scholarly conferences and other dissemination venues that align with SSHRC’s mandate to encourage the exchange of ideas and research results at the national and international level

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be affiliated with UNBC and must maintain such an affiliation for the duration of the grant period
  • Postdoctoral researchers affiliated with UNBC (provided they maintain their affiliation with UNBC for the duration of the grant period) are also eligible to apply
  • Students are not eligible to hold SIG-funded grants; however, SSHRC encourages researchers to employ students in SIG-funded research

All applications must be submitted online via the Romeo Research Portal

Application deadline: May 20, 2022

Contact:

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

RHSRNbc Team Building Awards

Deadline: May 31, 2022

Support the development of new multidisciplinary research teams focused on an issue of current importance to rural and remote health services whose main goal is to apply for research funding.

Application deadline: May 31, 2022

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

CGS - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement

Deadline: June 01, 2022

The CGS-MSFSS Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at recognized universities in Canada. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian universities and foreign institutions. 
The MSFSS covers costs associated with travel, living and other expenses, including accommodation, meals, tuition, insurance and other necessary costs unrelated to research during the research study period abroad.
Eligibility Criteria:
Must have accepted or currently hold one of the following CGS:
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier (SSHRC);
  • Alexander Graham Bell (NSERC);
  • Frederick Banting and Charles Best (CIHR); or
  • Vanier CGS (if eligible);
For complete eligibility criteria and program details, please review the Agency websites below. Applications will vary depending on agency:
Application Deadlines: Internal deadlines are June 1st  and October 1st  annually. 
    Agency deadlines are June 10th and October 10th annually.
Contact:
Office of Research and Innovation
Phone: 250-960-5852

Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) - Concept Note

Deadline: June 07, 2022

The Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) initiative aims to respond to the newly released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, which underscores how climate change is increasingly and disproportionately affecting the world’s most vulnerable.

This call for concept notes seeks to identify transdisciplinary teams motivated to conduct action-oriented research related to one or more of CLARE’s three research themes:  

  • Understanding climate risk
  • Risk-informed early action
  • Developing in a changing climate

Concept Note Deadline (mandatory): June 7, 2022
Full Application Deadline (by invitation only): September 2022

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

Supporting Psychological Health in First Responders Grant Program

Deadline: June 13, 2022

This grant program is dedicated to providing or improving services for first responders and emergency health-care workers living with, or at risk of, post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI).

Application Deadline: June 13, 2022 (11:59 pm (MDT))

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

EPIC-AT Health Research Training Platform Fellowships

Deadline: June 13, 2022

Fellowships are intended to enable promising new scholars to participate fully in an exclusive 1 year training program. The program will focus on developing new skills and providing a breadth of experience in transdisciplinary working, stakeholder engagement and co-creation, the research-policy dynamic and the innovation and implementation process. The program will equip fellows to develop, implement and evaluate digital technologies that help older Canadians with complex health needs age safely, independently and with dignity in the setting of their choice.

Application Deadline: June 13, 2022

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

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Deadline: June 15, 2022

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, 2022 @ 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 Partnership Engage Grants - Residential Schools Joint Initiative

Deadline: June 15, 2022

As part of the response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action 71-76, SSHRC is partnering with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) to propose a unique opportunity for short-term funding to support Indigenous community-led research and related activities involving community decision-making processes, research and actions regarding residential school sites in Canada.

This NCTR-SSHRC initiative is taking the form of a one-time funding opportunity, which will support projects responding to a community’s need for planning, discussions, archival work or storytelling prior to, or in addition to, excavations or identifications on residential school sites in Canada. Projects can also focus on ground exploration, identification of sites and remains, repatriation of missing children from residential schools in Canada, or mapping and preservation of these sites, as judged appropriate by the community.

Application deadline: June 15, 2022 @ 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 Discovery Horizons Grants (LOI)

Deadline: June 16, 2022

The Discovery Horizons program provides NSERC’s entry-point to the tri-agency interdisciplinary peer-review mechanism. These grants support investigator-initiated individual and team projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE). In the context of this funding opportunity, the term “interdisciplinary” should be understood to fully encompass all research that connects, crosses or falls in between the traditional disciplines of the three agencies, including transdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, convergence research and other approaches at the interface.

Letter of Intent deadline (mandatory): June 16, 2022
Full application deadline: October 18, 2022

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

Michael Smith Health Research BC Health Professional - Investigator (Full Application)

Deadline: June 20, 2022

Supports health professionals who are actively involved in patient care to conduct and apply research relevant to health and/or the health system to improve health outcomes in BC and beyond.

***Mandatory Letter of Intent was due: April 29, 2022***

Full application due: June 20, 2022

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the full 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

Women RISE (Full Application)

Deadline: June 24, 2022

To address the gendered impacts of COVID-19, Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) have launched Women RISE.

Women RISE aims to support action-oriented, gender-transformative research on how women’s health and their work intersect and interact in the context of preparing, responding to and recovering from COVID-19.

***Concept Note was due April 12, 2022***
Full Application Deadline: June 24, 2022 (by invitation only)

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

New Frontiers in Research Fund - Exploration Stream (Notice of Intent)

Deadline: June 28, 2022

Support high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research. Specifically, the NFRF program seeks to inspire projects that bring disciplines together beyond traditional disciplinary or common interdisciplinary approaches by research teams with the capacity to explore something new that might fail, but that has the potential for significant impact.

Notice of Intent Deadline: June 28, 2022 (mandatory)

Full Application Deadline: September 13, 2022

Applicants must work closely with the Office of Research and Innovation at both the NOI and Full Application stages as these applications must be submitted to the funding agency by the Office of Research and Innovation (via Convergence Portal).

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the NOI and Full Application deadlines. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo at the Full Application stage. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

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

or

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

or

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

Innovate BC Ignite Program

Deadline: July 04, 2022

The Ignite Program provides up to $300,000 to fund selected innovation projects in the areas of natural resources, applied science and/or engineering. Teams made up of industry and academia come together to solve real life industry-business problems. 

Application deadline: July 4, 2022
Deadline for invited applicants to submit their full proposal: September 19, 2022 

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

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (EOI)

Deadline: July 11, 2022

Support for Canadian and International postdoctoral fellows. Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are Canada's most prestigious and highest valued award for postdoctoral researchers.

Expression of Interest due: July 11, 2022 (noon PT) (mandatory)

Full Application due: September 21, 2022 (by invitation only)

Expressions of Interest must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation (attn: Nicole Balliet) and must include:

  • a brief research proposal (max. 4 pages)
  • a letter of support from the applicant's proposed supervisor
  • an up-to-date CV from the candidate
Contact:

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

SSHRC Connection Grants

Deadline: July 29, 2022

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.

Agency application deadline: August 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm PT 
*Please note that due to the BC Day holiday on August 1st, all UNBC applications must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2022 @ 4:30 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

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) Opportunity Projects Program

Deadline: August 03, 2022

This program supports proposals that advance innovative and impactful ideas, generate new climate solutions, and forge novel partnerships between academics and knowledge users (Solution Seekers).

Proposals from all fields of climate change mitigation and adaptation are accepted, and are funded for up to three years.  Projects must be relevant to BC, and proposals with national and international relevance are encouraged.

There is an extra opportunity for a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Project, funded by the BC Government.  Please read the OPP 2022 Competition Guide for Applicants and the ZEV Guide to Applicants for more information.

Application Deadline: August 3rd, 2022 @ 11:59 pm PDT

Please contact the UNBC PICS Research Manager, Carly Madge at Carly.Madge@unbc.ca with any questions and to discuss your proposal before you submit.

Contact:

Carly Madge, UNBC PICS Research Manager
Carly.Madge@unbc.ca

New Frontiers in Research Fund - Special Call: Research for Post-Pandemic Recovery (Full Application)

Deadline: August 09, 2022

The goal of this Special Call is to mobilize and support Canadian-led research efforts that directly address one or more of the 25 research priorities outlined in the UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery.

***Mandatory Notice of Intent was due April 26, 2022***

Full Application due: August 9, 2022

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
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

Rhodes Scholarship

Deadline: September 09, 2022

The Rhodes Scholarship, established in 1902, were designed to bring outstanding students from across the world to study at Oxford University in the interests of promoting international understanding and public service. Eleven Canadians are selected each year to join a class of 84 Scholars from across the world.  A Rhodes Scholarship is tenable at the University of Oxford with election to the Scholarship normally for two years depending on the degree program pursued by the scholar.
Application Deadline to UNBC: September 9th, 2022 12:00pm 
Contact:
Office of Research and Innovation
Phone: 250-960-5852

New Frontiers in Research Fund - Exploration Stream (Full Application)

Deadline: September 13, 2022

Support high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research. Specifically, the NFRF program seeks to inspire projects that bring disciplines together beyond traditional disciplinary or common interdisciplinary approaches by research teams with the capacity to explore something new that might fail, but that has the potential for significant impact.

***Mandoatory Notice of Intent was due: June 28, 2022***

Full Application Deadline: September 13, 2022

Applicants must work closely with the Office of Research and Innovation at both the NOI and Full Application stages as these applications must be submitted to the funding agency by the Office of Research and Innovation (via Convergence Portal).

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the NOI and Full Application deadlines. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo at the Full Application stage. Please allow enough time for Chair and Dean approval.

Contact:

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

or

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

or

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

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Deadline: September 15, 2022

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, 2022 @ 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 (NFRF) - Transformation (Full Application)

Deadline: September 20, 2022

The NFRF - Transformation stream is designed to support large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting change (high-reward). The challenge may be fundamental, leading to a scientific breakthrough, or applied, with a social, economic, environmental or health impact. Projects are expected to be world-leading, drawing on global research expertise where relevant.

Full application deadline (by invitation only): September 20, 2022 *note that a mandatory NOI and LOI were required previously

Applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the NOI and Full Application deadlines. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research and Innovation via Romeo at the Full Application stage. 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
or
Jacqui Dockray, Research Project Officer (Natural Sciences and Engineering)
Phone: 250-960-6357
Email: Jacqueline.dockray@unbc.ca
or
Sharleen Balogh, Research Project Officer (Social Sciences and Humanities)
Phone: 250-960-5629
Email: sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca

McCall MacBain Scholarship

Deadline: September 21, 2022

The McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill are Canada's first leadership-driven scholarship for master's and professional degree students. They represent an investment in students who are developing expertise in their respective fields, have a track records of taking initiative, and seek to collaborate with other to understand and address important problems and challenges. 

The scholarship will cover your tuition and fees for a full-time master’s program or a second-entry professional undergraduate program (i.e. dentistry, law, or medicine) at McGill, starting in Fall 2023. It will also provide you with a living stipend of $2,000 per month. 

Contact:
Office of Research and Innovation
Phone: 250-960-5852

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (Full Application)

Deadline: September 21, 2022

Support for Canadian and international postdoctoral fellows. Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are Canada's most prestigious and highest valued award for postdoctoral researchers.

***Mandatory Expression of Interest was due July 11, 2022***

Full Application due: September 21, 2022

Full applications must be received in the Office of Research and Innovation a minimum of 10 business days in advance of the application deadline (to allow enough time to prepare the institutional letter of endorsement). 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

NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Full Application

Deadline: September 22, 2022

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, 2022  *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

Research Project Awards

Deadline: October 01, 2022

Open to masters, doctoral and undergraduate students (In their 3rd or 4th year).  To provide funding for student led research projects. The RPA provides up to $5,000 in funding for a research project that must be spent during the fiscal year (April to March).  Application form and award guidelines can be found on the Office of Research website under Internal Funding Opportunities. Applications are accepted twice a year March 1st and October 1st. If the deadline falls on a weekend it is moved to the Monday. 
Contact:
Office of Research and Innovation
Phone: 250-960-5852

Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral

Deadline: October 17, 2022

The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D) program is a federal program of scholarships awarded through national competitions by the granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
In addition to the CGS D, each agency has its own doctoral awards. Refer to the appropriate literature for CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC for further details. Meritorious CGS D applicants may also be eligible for agency-specific doctoral awards. Applicants complete and submit one application to be considered for both a CGS D scholarship and an agency doctoral award. CGS D scholarships are offered to top-ranked eligible applicants.
Applications through the appropriate agency portal: 
Contact:
Office of Research and Innovation
Phone: 250-960-5852

NSERC Discovery Horizons Grants (Full Application)

Deadline: October 18, 2022

The Discovery Horizons program provides NSERC’s entry-point to the tri-agency interdisciplinary peer-review mechanism. These grants support investigator-initiated individual and team projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE). In the context of this funding opportunity, the term “interdisciplinary” should be understood to fully encompass all research that connects, crosses or falls in between the traditional disciplines of the three agencies, including transdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, convergence research and other approaches at the interface.

Full application deadline: October 18, 2022     *Note that a mandatory LOI was required to be submitted in June

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 Connection Grants

Deadline: November 01, 2022

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, 2022 @ 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

Canada Graduate Scholarship - Masters (CGS-M)

Deadline: December 01, 2022

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

The CGS M Program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields.

Depending on the research subject matter, students will apply under the following awards: 

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) – Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships 

Please consult the guide on Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s Program Instructions for Completing an Application.

Contact:
Office Research and Innovation
Phone: 250-960-5852

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Deadline: December 15, 2022

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, 2022 @ 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

Homegrown Innovation Challenge - Shepherd Phase

Deadline: December 20, 2022

The Homegrown Innovation Challenge is funded and delivered by the Weston Family Foundation and will identify teams and support the development of tools and technologies that enable Canadian farmers and producers to sustainably and competitively grow berries out of season. By solving the interconnected challenges that currently prevent out-of-season production of berries at scale, the Homegrown Innovation Challenge will catalyze a range of solutions relevant to a broad array of fruit and vegetable crops in Canada and around the world.

The program will be delivered in three phases:

  • Spark Phase (deadline was in May 2022)
  • Shepherd Phase - will provide 10 innovation teams up to $1M to build out a small proof of concept. Note that applying to the Spark Phase is not a prerequisite to apply for the Shepherd Phase. 
    • Deadline: December 20th, 2022
  • Scaling Phase - the top 4 innovation teams selected from the Shepherd Phase will be awarded up to $5 million each across three years to build and demonstrate their system at farm scale in Canada
    • Deadline: September, 2024

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

Mitacs Accelerate (Continuous Intake)

Deadline: January 01, 2023

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, 2023

 

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, 2023

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, 2023

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, 2023

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