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:

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

CIHR Fellowship

Deadline: October 05, 2022

Support for highly qualified applicants in all areas of health research at the post-PhD degree or post-health professional degree stages.

Agency Application Deadline: October 5, 2022

Applications must be received in the Office of Research a minimum of 5 business days in advance of the agency application deadline. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Research 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 Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative

Deadline: October 06, 2022

The SSHRC Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative is offered in partnership with Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) to support to support academic researchers, in partnership with other research-focused and community-based organizations, to advance knowledge on, and analyze the causes and persistence of gender-based violence in Canada.

Application deadline: October 6, 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

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

Canadian Climate Institute Call for submissions: Indigenous Perspectives, 2023 series

Deadline: October 19, 2022

The Canadian Climate Institute, in partnership with the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER), has announced a Call for submissions: Indigenous Perspectives, 2023 series. Interested Indigenous researchers, journalists, and knowledge holders are invited to propose case studies that advance climate policy from an Indigenous perspective. The resulting case studies will be published in 2023 as the Institute’s third annual series of publications showcasing Indigenous responses to climate change.

Applications can either be related to work that is underway (connected to a PhD or post-doc, for example) or constitute original research. Applications will be evaluated by a competitive process and up to four applicants will be selected to receive a research stipend of $15,000. 

While the call is open to a wide range of potential case study topics within these parameters, the Institute is particularly interested in case studies that align with current research underway at the Institute (see funding description for details).

Application deadline: October 19, 2022 @ 2:00 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 Alliance Consortia Quantum grants

Deadline: October 21, 2022

Alliance Consortia Quantum grants will support the development of large-scale domestic research collaborations in quantum science and technology by enhancing synergy across Canada's regional quantum research and innovation hubs, with the additional aim to connect with industrial applications and government needs. These grants will enable collaborations between university researchers and partner organizations from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. 

Proposals submitted in response to the present call must be for projects that require a large-scale coordinated approach, beyond any one of Canada's regional quantum hubs, to develop and apply quantum technologies that will benefit Canada. 

Application Deadline: October 21, 2022 @ 5:00pm

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 Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program

Deadline: October 25, 2022

The RTI grants program provides the primary avenue for university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering to obtain up to $150,000 in support for research tools and instruments with a net cost between $7,001 and $250,000. 

Application Deadline: October 25, 2022

Due to the high volume of applications this year, all applications must be received in the Office or Research and Innovation a minimum of 10 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

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

Deadline: October 25, 2022

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program provides support to exceptional early-career researchers from across the natural, biomedical and social sciences and the humanities through one of their interdisciplinary research programs that address some of the most important questions facing science and humanity. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program accelerates the development of the next generation of research leaders and positions them to heighten their impact in academia and beyond. All CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars receive:

  • $100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support over two years.
  • Mentorship from a Fellow in their CIFAR research program.
  • Opportunites to apply for time-limited seed funding to support collaboration across disciplines. 
  • Leadership development workshops and acess to request funds to support additional training and development opportunities.

Application deadline: October 25, 2022 @ 11:59 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 (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

Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP)

Deadline: October 28, 2022

The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) is a partnership between BC Hydro, the Province of B.C, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations, and public stakeholders to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by existing BC Hydro dams.

Applications may be submitted which support the conservation and enhancement of fish and wildlife populations impacted by BC Hydro dams within the following three regions:

  • Peace Region
  • Columbia Region
  • Coast Region

Application deadline: October 28, 2022 @ 5:00pm PT
*Note that a mandatory NOI was required in September for all Peace Region Projects

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 Discovery Grants (Full Application)

Deadline: November 01, 2022

The NSERC Discovery Grants program supports ongoing programs of research in the natural sciences and engineering with long-term goals rather than a single short-term collection of projects.

A mandatory Notice of Intent to Apply (NOI) was required to be submitted in August.
Full Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

Due to the high volume of applications this year, all applications must be received in the Office or Research and Innovation a minimum of 10 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

Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) Grants

Deadline: November 04, 2022

The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) funds a variety of types of conservation work including projects that that restore, maintain, or enhance native freshwater fish and wildlife populations and habitats; environmental education, and stewardship projects; and projects that acquire land or interests in land to secure the value of these areas for conservation purposes.

Current funding opportunities from HCTF include:

Enhancement & Restoration Grants - fund projects that focus on freshwater wild fish, native wildlife species, and their habitats, have the potential to achieve a significant conservation outcome while maintaining or enhancing opportunities for fishing, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing, and associated outdoor recreational activities.

Stewardship Grants - fund projects that focus on creating stewards and engaging people to increase their knowledge, awareness, and understanding of fish, wildlife, and their habitats. May involve direct action in which people are stewarding the land (e.g., restoring a wetland, creating specific habitat features, removing invasive plants) or indirect action in which proponents work with others to achieve positive outcomes for fish and wildlife (e.g., landowner contact programs, citizen science, hands-on educational programs).

Caribou Habitat Restoration Grants - fund functional and ecological caribou habitat restoration projects.

Application Deadline: November 4, 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:

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

Mitacs/MHRC Summer 2023 Studentship Call

Deadline: November 04, 2022

Mitacs and Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) have launched their Summer 2023 Studentship Call.  The research theme is on mental health.  The project team must include a student (Master’s and PhD candidates only), academic supervisor, eligible partner organization and community partner (e.g. First Nation community, front line doctors, not-for-profit working with communities, front line workers, northern community, etc.).

There is funding available from Mitacs and MHRC to fund one fully funded internship ($15,000 over a 4-6 month term).

Application Process:
Applicants must reach out to Marcelo Mora at Mitacs (mmora@mitacs.ca) to confirm eligibility
Expressions of Interest are due to MHRC by November 4, 2022
Full Accelerate Application due to Mitacs by December 15, 2022
Projects must start by May 31, 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

NSERC Alliance Missions Grants: Anthropogenic greenhouse gas research (Full application)

Deadline: November 08, 2022

Alliance Missions: Anthropogenic greenhouse gas research is a special call of NSERC's Alliance Grants program aimed to address issues related to climate change. This call will support the goals of the 2022 Federal Budget that prioritizes Canada’s ongoing efforts to fight climate change and protect the environment by taking bold and immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while strengthening the Canadian economy with sustainable jobs and clean industrial growth.

Full application deadline: November 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm PT *Note that a mandatory LOI was required to be submitted in September

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 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

CMHC/SSHRC - Partnership Grants for National Housing Strategy Longitudinal Outcomes Research

Deadline: November 22, 2022

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), in partnership with SSHRC, has launched the new Partnership Grants for National Housing Strategy Longitudinal Outcomes Research, to examine key issues affecting outcomes of investments in affordable housing.

CMHC aims to support multi-disciplinary research teams of social sciences and humanities researchers, life scientists, engineers, and environmental scientists to work collaboratively. They will examine the long-term health, socio-economic, and climate change outcomes of investments in affordable housing, and the links between housing, health, socio-economic, and environmental factors at the household and community levels.

Application deadline: November 22, 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

Mitacs Globalink Research Award Thematic Call

Deadline: November 25, 2022

Under the joint supervision of a home and host professor at a university in Canada and an institution affiliated with one of Mitacs’s international partners, senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows included in successful applications will receive a $6,000 research award to conduct a 12- to 24-week research project in the other country. 

Themes include but are not limited to:

  • Advanced computing (AI and Quantum technologies)
  • Clean technologies
  • Global Health
  • Social and scientific innovation

Application deadline: November 25, 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 (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

CIHR Transforming Health with Integrated Care (THINC) – Implementation Science Teams Grants

Deadline: November 29, 2022

Transforming Health with Integrated Care (THINC) Implementation Science Team (IST) Grants focus on improving our understanding of how to implement, evaluate, and spread/scale (share) transformative evidence-informed integrated care policies and interventions towards advancing the Quadruple Aim and health equity (sometimes known as the Quintuple Aim).

Application deadline: November 29, 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

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

SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Shifting Dynamics of Privilege and Marginalization

Deadline: December 15, 2022

This Knowledge Synthesis Grants funding opportunity is intended to assess the state of research knowledge on the topic of “The Shifting Dynamics of Privilege and Marginalization”, under SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative. Genome Canada has also joined SSHRC as a funding partner for this call and is seeking social sciences and humanities insights on issues related to genomics.

Knowledge Synthesis Grants are not intended to support original research. Rather, they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and the identification of knowledge gaps.

This call for proposals focuses on the state of research knowledge on issues related to increasing global uncertainty and social volatility, and potential significant and diverse transformations for Canada and the world. The resulting syntheses will help to identify roles that the academic, public, private, and not-for-profit sectors may play in promoting more inclusive communities, as well as to inform the development of effective tools, robust policies and sustainable practices required to support the transition to a more cohesive and just future.

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

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

Deadline: January 01, 2023

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, 2023

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

Pacific Salmon Foundation - Partnered Initiatives (Continuous Intake)

Deadline: January 01, 2023

The Pacific Salmon Foundation makes grants to organizations that undertake Pacific salmon conservation and restoration or science and research. Sometimes, when necessary, the Foundation will actually spearhead and execute a specific project. These are typically larger-scale, strategically-critical projects that would otherwise not be undertaken without the Foundation’s involvement. The Foundation partners with government agencies, other non-profits, businesses and volunteers to make Partnered Initiatives successful. Partnered Initiatives are subject to the same level of technical review required of applicants to the Foundation’s Community Salmon Program, though there is more flexibility in terms of match and volunteer requirements.

Contact their Salmon Programs staff to learn more about applying for a Partnered Initiative: salmon@psf.ca

Application Deadline: Continous 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

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