Funding Opportunities

The funding opportunities and deadlines listed below are those frequently accessed by UBCO researchers. This collection of major opportunities is provided as a service to our research community and is updated quarterly. Students should check with their faculty or College of Graduate Studies for scholarship and fellowship information. If there’s an opportunity you don’t see here that you feel should be listed, please let us know!

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2023 Horizon Global Platform Competition

UBCO RPIF Deadline: September 7, 2023 at 12:00pm

NOI/LOI Deadline: May 2, 2023 12:00 PM

September 12, 2023 New Frontiers in Research Fund External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

2023 International Joint Initiative for Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Competition

UBCO RPIF Deadline: September 7, 2023 at 12:00pm

NOI/LOI Deadline: May 2, 2023 12:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: September 11, 2023 12:00 PM

September 12, 2023 New Frontiers in Research Fund External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities

2023 NFRF Exploration Competition

UBCO RPIF Deadline: December 5, 2023 at 12:00pm

NOI/LOI Deadline: October 11, 2023 5:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: December 11, 2023 12:00 PM

December 12, 2023 NFRF External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

2024 NFRF INTERNATIONAL JOINT INITIATIVE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE ARCTIC

NOI/LOI Deadline: May 30, 2024 5:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: May 29, 2024 12:00 PM

May 30, 2024 NFRF External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities

2024 NFRF Transformation Competition

UBCO RPIF Deadline: October 17, 2023 at 12:00PM

NOI/LOI Deadline: October 24, 2023 5:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: January 9, 2024 12:00 PM

January 10, 2024 NFRF External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

2024 NSF GLOBAL CENTRES INTERNATIONAL JOINT INITIATIVE ON THE BIOECONOMY

UBCO RPIF Deadline: June 4, 2024 at 12:00pm

UBCO E-submission Deadline: June 10, 2024 12:00 PM

June 11, 2024 US National Science Foundation External Natural Sciences
Engineering

Alliance Missions grants: Critical minerals research

UBCO RPIF Deadline: November 2, 2023 at 12:00PM

NOI/LOI Deadline: September 7, 2023 5:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: September 6, 2023 12:00 PM

November 9, 2023 NSERC External Natural Sciences
Engineering

Aspire Progam

Rolling UBC Internal Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

BC Interior region Seed Grant Research Fund: Fourth Call for Proposals

UBCO RPIF Deadline: March 8, 2023 at 12:00pm

NOI/LOI Deadline: February 17, 2023 4:00 PM

March 13, 2023 Interior University Research Coalition External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences

Campus as a Living Lab – UBC Okanagan

UBCO RPIF Deadline: N/A

NOI/LOI Deadline: September 28, 2023 11:59 AM

November 27, 2023 UBC Internal Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

Campus as a Living Lab Grand Challenge – UBC Okanagan

UBCO RPIF Deadline: N/A

NOI/LOI Deadline: September 28, 2023 11:59 AM

November 27, 2023 UBC Internal Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

Canada Research Chairs (October)

October 18, 2022 Canada Research Program (CRCP) External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: December 9, 2022 at 12:00 PM

December 16, 2022 Department of National Defence External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund (February)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: N/A

NOI/LOI Deadline: October 5, 2023 12:00 PM

February 15, 2024 CFI External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund (June)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: N/A

NOI/LOI Deadline: January 23, 2024 12:00 PM

June 17, 2024 Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

CFI JOHN R. EVANS LEADERS FUND (October)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: N/A

NOI/LOI Deadline: June 5, 2024 12:00 PM

October 15, 2024 CFI External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Healthy Youth

UBCO RPIF Deadline: October 22, 2022 at 9:00am

November 15, 2022 CIHR External Health

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Innovative Clinical Trials (iCT)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: July 14, 2023 at 12:00 PM

July 19, 2023 CIHR External Health

CIHR Operating Grant: Canadian Post COVID-19 Condition Research Network

UBCO RPIF Deadline: November 18, 2022 12:00 pm

UBCO E-submission Deadline: November 2, 2022 12:00 PM

November 23, 2022 CIHR External Health

CIHR Operating Grant: Evaluation of Harm Reduction Approaches to Address the Opioid Crisis in the Context of COVID-19

UBCO RPIF Deadline: November 9, 2021 at 12:00 pm

November 12, 2021 CIHR External Health

CIHR Project Grant (Fall)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: September 11, 2023 at 12PM

NOI/LOI Deadline: August 17, 2023 5:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: September 13, 2023 12:00 PM

September 14, 2023 CIHR External Health

CIHR Project Grant (Spring)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: February 28, 2024 12:00 PM

NOI/LOI Deadline: February 7, 2024 12:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: March 4, 2024 12:00 PM

March 6, 2024 CIHR External Health

CIHR Strategic Grants

UBCO RPIF Deadline: RPIF Deadlines are five full business days before the sponsor deadline for all CIHR applications.

Rolling CIHR External Health

CIHR-IMHA Inclusive Research Excellence Prizes

UBCO RPIF Deadline: February 16, 2023 12:00 PM

February 23, 2023 CIHR External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities

Collaborative Research Mobility Awards (May)

May 6, 2024 UBC Internal Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

Collaborative Research Mobility Awards (November)

November 4, 2024 UBC Internal Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

Critical Research Equipment & Tools (CRET) Program

UBCO E-submission Deadline: January 23, 2024 11:59 PM

January 23, 2024 UBC Internal Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

Discovery Horizons (pilot)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: October 11, 2024

NOI/LOI Deadline: June 14, 2024 12:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: October 17, 2024 12:00 PM

October 18, 2024 NSERC External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health

Eminence Program

NOI/LOI Deadline: July 25, 2023 4:00 PM

September 11, 2023 UBC Internal Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

Hampton New Faculty Grant

September 2, 2024 UBC Internal Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

Health Research BC Convening and Collaborating (C2) Program

UBCO RPIF Deadline: May 8, 2024 at 12:00pm

UBCO E-submission Deadline: May 10, 2024 12:00 PM

May 13, 2024 Michael Smith Health Research BC External Health

Health Research BC Reach Program

UBCO RPIF Deadline: May 8, 2024 at 12:00pm

UBCO E-submission Deadline: May 10, 2024 12:00 PM

May 13, 2024 Michael Smith Health Research BC External Health

Health Research BC Scholar Program

UBCO RPIF Deadline: January 19, 2024 12:00 PM

NOI/LOI Deadline: November 21, 2023 4:30 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: January 23, 2024 12:00 PM

February 1, 2024 Health Research BC External Health

Innovate BC Ignite Program

UBCO RPIF Deadline: June 28, 2023

July 4, 2023 Innovate BC External Natural Sciences
Engineering

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: December 13, 2022

December 20, 2022 Department of National Defence External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Innovation Networks – Quantum Technologies Letter of Intent

UBCO RPIF Deadline: March 2, 2023 12:00 PM

NOI/LOI Deadline: March 7, 2023 11:00 AM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: March 2, 2023 12:00 PM

March 7, 2023 Department of National Defence External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

Killam Accelerator Research Fellowship

NOI/LOI Deadline: September 15, 2022 2:38 PM

November 15, 2022 Killam Other Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Evolving Narratives of Cultures and Histories

UBCO RPIF Deadline: December 11, 2023 at 12:00 PM

December 14, 2023 SSHRC External Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

Launch of Trans-Atlantic Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities funding opportunity on Democracy, Governance and Trust

UBCO RPIF Deadline: November 1, 2023

NOI/LOI Deadline: September 15, 2023 12:00 PM

November 6, 2023 SSHRC External Social Sciences

Michael Smith Health Research BC Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Program

UBCO RPIF Deadline: January 19, 2024 12:00 PM

NOI/LOI Deadline: November 21, 2023 4:30 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: January 23, 2024 12:00 PM

February 1, 2024 MSHR External Health

Michael Smith Health Research BC: Research Trainee Program

UBCO RPIF Deadline: February 16, 2024, 12:00 PM

NOI/LOI Deadline: December 12, 2023 4:30 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: February 21, 2024 12:00 PM

March 1, 2024 MSFHR External Health

New Frontiers in Research Fund Exploration

UBCO RPIF Deadline: October 12, 2021 at Noon

NOI/LOI Deadline: August 10, 2021 5:00 PM

October 19, 2021 NFRF External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

NSERC ALLIANCE -MITACS ACCELERATE GRANTS

UBCO RPIF Deadline: Please ensure a minimum of 5 working days for administrative review.

Rolling NSERC External Natural Sciences
Engineering

NSERC Alliance Advantage

UBCO RPIF Deadline: Please ensure a minimum of 5 working days for administrative review.

Rolling NSERC External Natural Sciences
Engineering

NSERC ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL

NSERC ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL

UBCO RPIF Deadline: Please ensure a minimum of 5 working days for administrative review.

Rolling NSERC External Natural Sciences
Engineering

NSERC ALLIANCE SOCIETY

UBCO RPIF Deadline: Please ensure a minimum of 5 working days for administrative review.

Rolling NSERC External Natural Sciences
Engineering

NSERC Alliance-CSE Research Communities Grants

UBCO RPIF Deadline: October 11, 2023 at 12:00PM

NOI/LOI Deadline: October 18, 2023 12:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: October 17, 2023 12:00 PM

January 17, 2024 NSERC External Natural Sciences
Engineering

NSERC COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

UBCO RPIF Deadline: March 20, 2024, 12:00 PM

NOI/LOI Deadline: March 27, 2024 12:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: September 20, 2024 12:00 PM

September 22, 2024 NSERC External Natural Sciences
Engineering

NSERC Discovery Grant

UBCO RPIF Deadline: October 25, 2023 12:00 PM

NOI/LOI Deadline: August 1, 2023 5:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: October 30, 2023 12:00 PM

November 1, 2023 NSERC External Natural Sciences
Engineering

NSERC Research Tools and Instruments

UBCO RPIF Deadline: October 18, 2023 12:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: October 23, 2023 12:00 PM

October 25, 2023 NSERC External Natural Sciences
Engineering

NSERC-CNSC Small Modular Reactors Research Grant Initiative

UBCO RPIF Deadline: December 8, 2022 12:00PM

December 13, 2022 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

NSERC-German Research Foundation (DFG) call for proposals on Sustainable Processes and Chemistry

UBCO RPIF Deadline: December 2, 2022 at 12:00 PM

December 7, 2022 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

NSERC-NRCan partnership to fund research on small modular reactors

UBCO RPIF Deadline: July 27, 2023

NOI/LOI Deadline: April 11, 2023 12:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline: July 31, 2023 12:00 PM

August 1, 2023 NSERC External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health

NSERC-SSHRC Sustainable agriculture research initiative – Preparatory Funding

UBCO RPIF Deadline: May 3, 2023 at 12pm

UBCO E-submission Deadline: March 8, 2023 12:00 PM

May 8, 2023 NSERC-SSHRC External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

NSERC-SSHRC Sustainable agriculture research initiative – Full Application

UBCO RPIF Deadline: November 1, 2023 at noon

UBCO E-submission Deadline: November 7, 2023 12:00 PM

November 8, 2023 NSERC-SSHRC External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

Open Research Area 8th Call for Proposals

UBCO RPIF Deadline: November 9, 2023 at 12PM

November 14, 2023 SSHRC External Social Sciences

Operating Grant: End Diabetes Award

UBCO RPIF Deadline: June 28, 2023 at 12:000 PM

June 30, 2023 CIHR External Health

PacifiCAN RIE

Rolling PacifiCAN External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

Planning and Dissemination Grants – ICS

UBCO RPIF Deadline: February 16, 2023 12:00 PM

February 21, 2023 CIHR External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities

Principal’s Research Chairs Program

Rolling UBC Internal Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

Research Excellence, Diversity & Independence (REDI) Early Career Transition Award

UBCO RPIF Deadline: April 28, 2023 at 12:00pm

May 3, 2023 CIHR External Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Network on Sustainable Agriculture in a Net-Zero Economy

UBCO RPIF Deadline: October 17, 2023 at 12:00 PM

October 20, 2023 SSHRC External Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

SSHRC Bridge Funding Programs

Rolling UBC Internal Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

SSHRC Connection Grant (February)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: January 29, 2024 12:00pm

February 1, 2024 SSHRC External Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

SSHRC Connection Grant (June)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: June 17, 2024 12:00pm

June 20, 2024 SSHRC External Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

SSHRC Connection Grant (May)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: April 26, 2024 12:00pm

May 1, 2024 SSHRC External Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

SSHRC Connection Grant (November)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: October 27, 2023 12:00pm

November 1, 2023 SSHRC External Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

SSHRC Explore/ Exchange Project Grant

September 3, 2024 SSHRC Internal Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

UBCO RPIF Deadline: January 30, 2024 12:00pm

February 2, 2024 SSHRC External Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

SSHRC Insight Grant

UBCO RPIF Deadline: September 27, 2024 12:00pm

October 1, 2024 SSHRC External Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

UBCO RPIF Deadline: November 10, 2023 12:00pm

November 15, 2023 SSHRC External Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant (December)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: December 12, 2022 12:00pm

December 15, 2023 SSHRC External Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant (March)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: March 12, 2024 12:00 pm

March 15, 2024 SSHRC External Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant (May)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: May 17, 2024 12:00pm

May 22, 2024 SSHRC External Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant (September)

UBCO RPIF Deadline: September 12, 2023 12:00pm

September 15, 2023 SSHRC External Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

SSHRC Partnership Grant

UBCO RPIF Deadline: February 7, 2024 12:00pm

February 12, 2024 SSHRC External Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

THE PRITCHARD GRADUATE STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM

June 18, 2024 UBC Internal Health

UBC Open Access Fund

Rolling UBC Internal Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

UBC Scholarly Publication Fund

Rolling UBC Internal Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

UBC-Exeter Catalyst Grant

UBCO RPIF Deadline: March 11, 2024 at 12:00 PM

March 15, 2024 UBC Internal Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

UBC-Exeter Initiator Grant

UBCO RPIF Deadline: March 11, 2024 at 12:00 PM

March 15, 2024 UBC Internal Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts

VPRI REQUEST FOR FUNDING/SUPPORT

Rolling UBCO VPR Internal Natural Sciences
Engineering
Health
Social Sciences
Humanities
Fine Arts