Funding Deadlines

The following list of selected funding opportunities has been compiled by the Office of Research Services and the Office of the Vice President Research. This list is updated as often as possible; however, funding deadlines may be changed at any time by the funding agency. Please ensure that you visit the funding agency’s site to confirm deadline dates and award availability.

Jan Program Sponsor/Notes
6 CFI JELF Internal Selection Due Date
Only applicable to those who submitted an NOI in Oct 2019
CFI
6 NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants
Internal Deadline: January 2, 2020
NSERC
7 SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants : Living Within the Earth’s Carrying Capacity
Internal Deadline: January 2, 2020
SSHRC/NSERC/CIHR
10 Volvo Environment Prize Volvo Environment Prize Foundation
15  Mourou-Strickland 2020 Mobility Program
Internal Deadline: January 9, 2020
**Deadline extended from November 29, 2019
French Embassy in Canada
Interested researchers should send the application form, a letter of invitation from the host institution and a short CV in a single PDF document to: assistant.science@ambafrance-ca.org and to Pierre.Rondier@ubc.ca. Please contact Pierre Rondier for more information about this opportunity in advance of the internal deadline.
27 International Undergraduate Research Award
For internal deadlines, please contact your faculty
UBCO International Student Initiative
27 Undergraduate Research Award I.K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
27 MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization LOI
Internal Deadline: January 22, 2020
MSFHR
*Applicants who are interested in pursuing Mitacs Accelerate funding will need to indicate this at the LOI
28 SSHRC Storyteller Contest SSHRC
31 MSFHR 2020 Research Trainee Competition
Internal Deadline: January 28, 2020
Portal Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020 at 12:00pm
**LOI deadline November 29, 2019**
MSFHR
Please contact Pierre.Rondier@ubc.ca with any questions
Research Trainee Drop-in Session: January 10, 2020 12pm to 3 pm. Interested applicants are encouraged to bring their application material for a pre-admin review to Pierre Rondier (FIP304)
Feb Program Sponsor and Info
1 SSHRC Connection Grant
Internal Deadline: January 29, 2020
**Final proposal must be submitted in the portal by 12:00pm on sponsor deadline**
SSHRC
3 CUFA BC Distinguished Academics Awards Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC
3 SSHRC: Insight Development Grant
Proposal Review Deadline (Optional): January 6, 2020
Technical Review Deadline (Optional): January 27
Internal Deadline: January 29, 2020
**Final proposal must be submitted in the portal by 12:00pm on sponsor deadline**
 SSHRC
3 Regional/Rural/Remote Communities (R3C) Collaborative Research Grants Interior Universities Research Coalition
Applications must be submitted electronically to Janice.Larson@ubc.ca
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars
Deadlines will be updated once 2020 Deadlines are posted
CIFAR
5 CIHR Project Grant Spring 2020 Registration Deadline CIHR
6 CFI JELF June 2020 Competition UBCO Internal NOI Deadline
*Mandatory*
NOI must be submitted to ORS by 4pm
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Please contact Pierre.Rondier@ubc.ca for more information
7 MSFHR Scholar Program
Internal Deadline: February 4, 2020
Portal Submission Deadline: February 7 by 12:00pm
Application Review Deadline: January 6, 2020
**LOI deadline November 29, 2019**
MSFHR
Please contact Pierre.Rondier@ubc.ca with any questions
10 MSFHR 2020 Health Professional Investigator Program LOI deadline
Internal Deadline: February 5, 2020
MSFHR
12 IHSPR Article of the Year Award 2020
Nomination Deadline: February 12, 2020
CIHR
12 IHSPR Rising Star Award 2020
Internal Deadline: February 7, 2020
CIHR
14 CFI JELF Deadline (February Competition)
Internal Deadline: February 11, 2020
CFI: Applicant submits proposal to CFI after approval from IPO
14 2020 Discovery Award
Internal Deadline: February 11, 2020
Banting Research Foundation
14 PICS Theme Partnership Program LOI Deadline Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)
15 Invited International Distinguished Visitor Fund UBCO Internal Research Grant Program
15 SSHRC Partnership Grants Stage 1
Internal Deadline: February 12, 2020
SSHRC
15 Public Humanities Hub Impact Award Please email public.humanities.ok@ubc.ca with any questions
15 Jacobs Research Funds
Internal Deadline: February 12, 2020
Jacobs Research Funds
18 New Frontiers in Research: 2020 Transformation Competition NOI Deadline
Esubmission deadline: NOI must be submitted in the portal by February 14, 2020 at 8:30am
Government of Canada

Please contact Christy.Mctait@ubc.ca with any questions

18 Operating Grant : Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Rapid Research Funding Opportunity
Internal Deadline: February 13, 2020
CIHR
19 NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE)
12:00pm Mandatory UBC Internal Selection Deadline
NSERC – UBC is able to submit 6 proposals to the LOI competition
Potential lead applicants are asked to contact Mika.Johnson@ubc.ca to receive related announcements and resources
To register for the information session on January 8, 2020, please click here
27 NFRF 2020 Horizon Global Platform Competition
Internal Deadline: 2 Business Days before registration deadline**
**Please note: Canadian participants on eligible Horizon 2020 calls must submit their registration form by February 27, 2020, or within two weeks of the Horizon 2020 deadline for their call, whichever is later.
Please note that registrations and applications are submitted to the research administrator (research grants office or equivalent) of the Nominated Principal Investigator’s primary affiliation. Questions can be directed to NFRF-FNFR@chairs-chaires.gc.ca
UBCO Contact: denise.maines@ubc.ca
28 City of Kelowna Community Grants
Internal Deadline: February 25, 2020
City of Kelowna
Mar Program Sponsor
1 Brockhouse Canada Prize – Call for Nominations
Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2020
NSERC
1 John C. Polanyi Award – Call for Nominations
Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2020
NSERC
1 Herzberg Medal – Call for Nominations
Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2020
NSERC
3 Spencer Foundation – Small Research Grants
Internal Deadline: February 27, 2020
Spencer Foundation
4 CIHR: Spring 2020 Project Grant
Internal Deadline: February 28, 2020
Internal eSubmission Deadline: March 4 at 12PM
Registration Deadline: February 5, 2020
CIHR

CIHR e-Submission Guidelines 

5 SSHRC Explore/Exchange Pilot Grant UBCO VPR
6 Order of British Columbia – Call for Nominations
Nomination Deadline: March 6, 2020
 The Order of BC Advisory Council
6 Horizon 2020 Migration Call
Internal Deadline: March 3, 2020
Horizon 2020/SSHRC
13 Fellowship – The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Nomination Deadline: March 13, 2020
The Council of Canadian Academies
15 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant
Internal Deadline: March 11, 2021 at 4:00pm
 SSHRC
19 The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
Deadline for the compulsory initiation of a letter of Intent by obtaining a LIXXXX/2021 reference number
Human Frontier Science Program
Please contact Denise.Maines@ubc.ca with any questions.
27 Weston Brain Institute: Rapid Response and Transformational Research Canada 2020 Competitions Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases LOI Deadline Weston Brain Institute
30 The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) LOI Deadline
Internal Deadline: March 25, 2020
Full application (by invitation only) will be due mid September 2020
Human Frontier Science Program
30 NSERC: Idea to Innovation Grant
Internal Deadline: March 25, 2020
 NSERC
31 MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization
Internal Deadline: March 27, 2020
eSubmission Deadline: March 31, 2020 at 12:00pm
**LOI was due January 27, 2020**
MSFHR
Apr Program Sponsor
1 CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship
Internal Deadline: March 27, 2020
CIHR
3 RSEDIC Seed Grant – Spring 2020 Competition RSEDIC
Funding Contact: mary.butterfield@ubc.ca
10 International Prize for Biology Japan Society
15 Lashley & Mary Haggman Memory Research Award
UBCO Internal Research Grant Program
15 Synergy Award for Innovation NSERC
29 AAAS Fellowship Nomination Deadline AAAS Council
30 Weston Brain Institute: Rapid Response and Transformational Research Canada 2020 Competitions Parkinson’s & Related Diseases LOI Deadline Weston Brain Institute
May Program Sponsor
1 SSHRC Connection Grant
Internal Deadline: April 29, 2020 at 4:00pm
 SSHRC
1 NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE)
Internal Selection Deadline (mandatory): February 19, 2020
LOI Deadline: May 1, 2020
Internal ORS signature deadline for LOI: April 27, 2020
Application Deadline: September 22, 2020
NSERC
15 PICS Theme Partnership Program Application Deadline
**By invitation only, LOI is due February 14, 2020**
Internal Deadline: May 12, 2020
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)
15 Science Communication Skills Grant (Pilot)
Internal Deadline: May 12, 2020
NSERC Promoscience
15 Canada Council for the Arts – Killam Research Fellowships
Internal Deadline: May 10, 2020
Canada Council for the Arts
15 CFI JELF; NOI Due for October Competition CFI: Applicant submits NOI to ORS. No RPIF required
Jun Program Sponsor
7 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships
Internal Selection Deadline: April 2,2020
NSERC
15 CFI JELF Competition – if selected
Proposal Review Deadline: March 25, 2020
Internal Deadline: June 12, 2020
**NOI Deadline was February 6, 2020**
Canada Foundation for Innovation
15 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
Internal Deadline: June 11, 2020
 SSHRC
22 NSERC: Idea to Innovation Grant
Internal Deadline: June 19, 2020
NSERC
30 Canada Council for the Arts – Killam Research Prize Canada Council for the Arts
30 Frontiers of Knowledge Awards BBVA Foundation
30 Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund – NSERC
30 MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization MSFHR
Jul Program Sponsor
6 NIH Research Project Grant Program

Internal Deadline: June 31, 2020

NIH
15 New Frontiers in Research: 2020 Transformation Competition LOI Deadline
Internal Deadline: July 8, 2020
*NOI deadline was February 18, 2020
Government of Canada
16  Banting Competition

Internal Deadline: July 16, 2020 10:00 am

Banting
17 MSFHR 2020 Health Professional Investigator Program
Internal Deadline: July 14, 2020
**LOI deadline was February 10, 2020**
MSFHR
31 UBC Faculty Research Awards Notice of Interest

Application Deadline: October 15, 2020

Aug Program Sponsor and Info
1 2019 Eminence Program – Notice of Intent
NOIs must be submitted through the online form by 4:00pm
UBC Okanagan Vice-Principal Research
Questions may be directed to christine.humphries@ubc.ca 
1 SSHRC Connection Grants
Internal Deadline: July 29, 2020
SSHRC
1 NSERC: Discovery Grants Program NOI
Application Deadline: November 1, 2020
NSERC: Applicants submit NOI directly to NSERC via Research Portal, no internal signatures or RPIF required for NOI submission. Due to NSERC by 8:00 pm Eastern Time
14 CIHR Fall 2019 Project Grant Registration Deadline
Full Application Deadline: September 11, 2019
CIHR
23 IDEaS COVID-19 Challenges

Internal Deadline: June 19, 2020

Government of Canada
30 Discovery Grant SPARC Support Registration
To register, please send your DG Notification of Intent and CCV to Christy McTait by August 30.
Full applications and CCVs will be accepted for review starting September 4.
NSERC
SPARC will provide a detailed review of the full DG application and CCV, based on NSERC selection criteria and merit indicators. This service is open to all UBC applicants—new applicants and Early Career Researchers are especially encouraged to participate.
31 Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) Research Grant UBC Okanagan SSHRC Institutional Award
Sep Program Sponsor and Info
1 Hampton New Faculty Grant Submit to UBCO ORS
3 Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2019 NOI
Please submit using this form
Applicants must upload a Vanier-Banting CCV
For information on the complete submission process click here.
15 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
Internal Deadline: September 11, 2020
SSHRC
15 NSERC PromoScience
Internal Deadline: September 11, 2020 at 8:30am
NSERC
Applications limited to one per department – please check with your department for internal process
16 2019 Eminence Program – Full Application
Must be submitted via online form by 4:00pm
UBC Okanagan Vice-Principal Research
Questions may be directed to christine.humphries@ubc.ca 
 18  2019 Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Internal Deadline: September 16, 2019
*Only open to applicants selected through the UBC internal process
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program
22 NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE)
**LOI was due Feb 19, 2020**
Internal Deadline: September 18, 2020
NSERC
28 NSERC: Idea to Innovation Grant
Internal Deadline: September 18, 2020
NSERC
28 MSFHR Convening and Collaborating MSFHR
28 MSFHR Reach  MSFHR
Oct Program Sponsor and Info
1 SSHRC Insight Grant
Internal Deadline: September 28, 2020 at noon
SSHRC
1 2020 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Internal Competition Deadline: July 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

Banting
5 NIH Research Project Grant

Internal Deadline: September 28, 2020

NIH
15 Killam Faculty Research Fellowships

NOI was due July 31, 2020

UBC Faculty Awards Committee
15 Charles A. McDowell Award for Excellence in Research

NOI was due July 31, 2020

UBC Faculty Awards Committee
15 Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize

NOI was due July 31, 2020

UBC Faculty Awards Committee
15 Killam Faculty Research Prizes 

NOI was due July 31, 2020

UBC Faculty Awards Committee
15  CFI JELF October Competition * only open to those selected to apply
Proposal Review Deadline: August 3, 2020
Internal Deadline: October 9, 2020
** NOI was due May 15, 2020 **
 CFI: Applicant submits proposal to CFI after approval from IPO
15 Killam 2019 PDF Applicant Deadline (noon) to ORS
**NOI was due September 3, 2019**
All applicants must submit full application
17 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships
Internal Deadline: October 9, 2020
 NSERC
22 NSERC Discovery Grant  RPIF Deadline NSERC
25 NSERC RTI
Internal Deadline: October 19, 2020 at 8:30am
Final Application must be submitted in the NSERC portal by October 24, 2019 at 8:30am
 NSERC
Nov Program Sponsor and Info
1 NSERC Discovery Grant
Internal Deadline: October 22, 2020
NSERC – SPARC Support Services : Register by August 30
1 SSHRC Connection Grant
Internal Deadline: October 29, 2020
SSHRC
1 Spencer Foundation – Small Research Grants
Internal Deadline: October 29, 2020
Spencer Foundation
7 2019 Killam PDF UBC Okanagan Finalists Deadline (noon)
**NOI was due September 3, 2019, applicant portion was due October 15, 2019**
*Only open to applicants selected through the UBC internal process
Killam – Deadline for the relevant Associate Deans of Research and/or UBCO School or Department’s Head to submit their completed 5-page Nomination Form for the 4 UBCO finalists to ResearchOffice.UBCO@ubc.ca
8 2019 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize  Internal Selection Deadline
Due by 12:00pm (noon)
UBC Okanagan may submit one application to the Post Doctoral Fellowship Office. 

Applicants must submit full application to ResearchOffice.UBCO@ubc.ca. This includes: completed nomination form, nominee’s CV, description of research, nomination letter, and support letters in one PDF document.
The selected nominee will be notified November 26, 2019. ORS will forward the nominee’s application to the Post Doctoral Fellowship Office for consideration on December 2.

Please contact Danielle.Lamb@ubc.ca with any questions

15 SSHRC Partnership Development Grant
Internal Deadline: November 13, 2020
 SSHRC
29 MSFHR 2020 Scholar Program LOI
RPIF not required
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
29 MSFHR 2020 Research Trainee LOI
RPIF not required
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Dec Program Sponsor
2 2019 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize
*Only if selected through internal UBCO competition – deadline November 8, 2019*
Killam
5 2020 Researcher of the Year
Deadline for Nominator to submit their nomination to their respective Dean
Full nomination package due to ORS January 29, 2020
Please see the website for full details and additional deadlines
UBCO Vice Principal Research
5 2020 Student Researcher of the Year
Deadline for Nominator to submit their nomination to their respective Dean
Full nomination package due to ORS January 29, 2020
Please see the website for full details and additional deadlines
UBCO Vice Principal Research
15 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants 
Internal Deadline: December 11, 2020
 SSHRC
Open Program Sponsor
Open Mitacs: Accelerate Development Internship Proposals
*Two (2) business days are required to obtain required Institutional Signatures*
Mitacs