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:

Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: July 06, 2022

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

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: July 6, 2022 (5:00 pm PT)

If applicable, send Conflict of Interest and not-for-profit organization eligibility check to a Mitacs Business Development Representative by June 10, 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:

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

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

CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grants

Deadline: July 27, 2022

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: July 27, 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

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     *Note that due to the BC Day holiday, all UNBC applications must be submitted by 4:30pm on Friday, July 29th. 

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

CIHR Project Grant (Registration)

Deadline: August 17, 2022

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

Registration Due: August 17, 2022 - Mandatory

Full Application Due: September 14, 2022

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

SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants - Gender-Based Violence

Deadline: September 01, 2022

SSHRC and Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) have launched a Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition to mobilize social sciences and humanities research to examine and synthesize existing knowledge on gender-based violence (GBV). Grant holders will identify research gaps and opportunities and their work will inform and guide policy-makers and service providers contributing to ensuring a violence-free Canadian society.

Knowledge Synthesis Grants support comprehensive analyses of literature and other forms of knowledge on a particular question or issue, allowing researchers to produce knowledge synthesis reports and evidence briefs that:

  • support the use of evidence in decision-making and the application of best practices; and
  • assist in developing future research agendas.

Application Deadline: September 1, 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

CIHR Training Grant: Patient-Oriented Research - Health System Stream

Deadline: September 08, 2022

Build capacity for leadership in patient-oriented research.

Application Deadline: September 8, 2022

***Please note: Matching funds are required***

If UNBC is to be the institution paid or if funds will be transferred to UNBC, the application 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

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

CIHR Project Grant (Full Application)

Deadline: September 14, 2022

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 August 17, 2022***

Full Application due: September 14, 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. 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

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: September 14, 2022

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships support the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and assist them in establishing a research base by providing recent PhD graduates with stipendiary support. SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship awards are tenable at Canadian or foreign universities and research institutions.

Application deadline: September 14, 2022 @ 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: 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

NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants

Deadline: September 26, 2022

The objective of Idea to Innovation (I2I) grants is to accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology originating from the university and college sector, and to promote its transfer to a new or established Canadian company. I2I grants provide funding to college and university faculty members to support research and development projects with recognized technology transfer potential. This is achieved through defined phases by providing crucial assistance in the early stages of technology validation and market connection.

Application deadline: September 26, 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

SSHRC Insight Grants

Deadline: October 01, 2022

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, 2022 @ 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

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Policy Research for Health System Transformation

Deadline: October 04, 2022

Support policy research.

Application Deadline: October 4, 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

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

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

Deadline: November 15, 2022

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, 2022 @ 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

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

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 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

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 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

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

Deadline: January 01, 2023

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