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 12, 2020 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 New Frontiers in Research: 2020 Transformation Competition LOI Deadline
Internal Deadline: April 10, 2020
*NOI deadline is February 18, 2020
Government of Canada
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, 2019 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, 2019
Canada Council for the Arts
Jun Program Sponsor
6 CFI JELF; NOI Due for October Competition CFI: Applicant submits NOI to ORS. No RPIF required.
7 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships
Internal Selection Deadline: March 19, 2019
NSERC
14 CFI JELF Competition – if selected
Proposal Review Deadline: March 25, 2019
Internal Deadline: June 12, 2019
**NOI Deadline was February 6, 2019**
Canada Foundation for Innovation
15 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
Internal Deadline: June 13, 2019
 SSHRC
15 Canada Council for the Arts – Killam Research Prize Canada Council for the Arts
25 NSERC: Idea to Innovation Grant
Internal Deadline: June 20, 2019
NSERC
30 Frontiers of Knowledge Awards BBVA Foundation
30 Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund – NSERC
Jul Program Sponsor
15 Discovery Frontiers
Internal Deadline: July 10, 2019
*LOI was due March 1, 2019 – only open to those invited to apply
NSERC
17 MSFHR 2020 Health Professional Investigator Program
Internal Deadline: July 14, 2020
**LOI deadline is February 10, 2020**
MSFHR
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 30, 2019
SSHRC
1 NSERC: Discovery Grants Program NOI
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 6, 2019 AT 8PM EST***
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
7 New Frontiers in Research: 2019 Exploration Competition NOI
UBC e-submission Deadline: August 6, 2019 at 8:30am
Government of Canada
No RPIF required for NOI – however, ORS is required to forward the NOI, so please let our office know once you have submitted in the portal.
12 Ignite Program Round 8 LOI
Internal RPIF Deadline: August 8, 2019
Innovate BC
14 CIHR Fall 2019 Project Grant Registration Deadline
Full Application Deadline: September 11, 2019
CIHR
19 Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative Intention to Submit Tri-Agency and UKRI
22 IDEaS Competitive Projects
Internal Deadline: August 15, 2019
Final Application must be submitted to ORS by August 21 at 8:30am
Government of Canada
30 DRDC Innovation Call for Proposals
Internal Deadline: August 22, 2019
Final Application must be submitted to ORS by August 29 at 8:30am
Defence Research and Development 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.
30 Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) NOI UBC Community Engagement
NOI Must submitted using this form
30 Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) Research Grant UBC Okanagan SSHRC Institutional Award
Sep Program Sponsor and Info
3 Hampton New Faculty Grant Submit to UBCO ORS
3 Hampton Established Scholar Grant Submit to UBCO ORS
3 Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship NOI
Please submit using this form
Applicants must upload a Vanier-Banting CCV
For information on the complete submission process click here.
4 New Frontiers in Research: 2019 Exploration Competition LOI
Internal e-Submission Deadline: September 3, 2019 at 8:30am
RPIF Deadline: August 28, 2019 at 8:30am
Government of Canada
RPIF Required – no changes to budgets or co-applicants following the RPIF submission
11 SSHRC Open Research Area Call
Internal Deadline: September 9, 2019
SSHRC
11 CIHR Fall 2019 Project Grant
Internal Deadline: September 6, 2019
CIHR
12 Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative
Internal Deadline: September 9, 2019
Tri-Agency and UKRI
15 Killam Faculty Research Fellowship UBC Faculty Awards Committee
15 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
Internal Deadline: September 12, 2019
SSHRC
15 NSERC PromoScience
Internal Deadline: September 13, 2019 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 May 1, 2019**
Internal Deadline: September 18, 2019
NSERC
23 NSERC: Idea to Innovation Grant
Internal Deadline: September 18, 2019
NSERC
25 CIHR: Planning and Dissemination Grants
Internal Deadline: September 20, 2019
CIHR
30 NSERC: Chairs in Design Engineering
**Prelim. Application was due April 15, 2018**
Internal Deadline: September 26, 2018,
NSERC
Oct Program Sponsor and Info
1 Killam Faculty Research Prizes Killam
1 CIHR 2019 Fellowship
Internal Deadline: September 26, 2019
Please note: You may continue to work on your on-line proposal after you have submitted your application package to ORS.
Your final electronic application should be submitted via ResearchNet by Monday, October 1st at 12pm
CIHR

UBCO ORS e-Submission Procedure

1 CIHR: Indigenous Gender and Wellness Development Grants
Internal Deadline: September 26, 2019
CIHR
12 Ignite Program Round 8
*For invited applicants from LOI
Innovate BC
14 UBC ARC Sockeye Application Deadline For more information, and additional support, please contact arc.support@ubc.ca.
15 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships
Internal Deadline: October 10, 2019
 NSERC
15  CFI JELF October Competition * only open to those selected to apply
Proposal Review Deadline: August 12, 2019
Internal Deadline: October 11, 2019
** NOI was due June 6, 2019 **
 CFI: Applicant submits proposal to CFI after approval from IPO
15 Charles A. McDowell Award for Excellence in Research UBC Faculty Awards Committee
15 Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize UBC Faculty Awards Committee
15 SSHRC Insight Grant
Internal Deadline: October 10, 2019
Technical Review Deadline: October 9, 2019
SSHRC
15 Killam PDF Applicant Deadline (noon) to ORS
**NOI was due September 3, 2019**
All applicants must submit full application
18 Community-University Engagement Support (CUES)
*Must submit an NOI August 30, 2019 to be eligible*
Internal Deadline: September 13, 2019
UBC Community Engagement
23 NSERC Discovery Grant  RPIF Deadline NSERC
24 Compute Canada Resource Allocation Competition
*Fast track process deadline – by invitation only*
Internal Deadline: October 22, 2018
 Compute Canada – UBC ARC is available for consultations
25 NSERC RTI
Internal Deadline: October 21, 2019 at 8:30am
Final Application must be submitted in the NSERC portal by October 24, 2019 at 8:30am
 NSERC
29 Partnership Grants- Stage 2  *By invitation only
Internal Deadline: October 22, 2018
 SSHRC
29 Collaborative Health Research Projects
*LOI was due June 25, 2019
Internal Deadline: October 24, 2019
CIHR & NSERC
Nov Program Sponsor and Info
1 NSERC Discovery Grant
Internal Deadline: October 23, 2019
Final Application must be submitted in the NSERC portal by 4:00pm October 30, 2019 
NSERC – SPARC Support Services : Register by August 30
1 SSHRC Connection Grant
Internal Deadline: October 30, 2019
SSHRC
1 Spencer Foundation – Small Research Grants
Internal Deadline: October 29, 2019
Spencer Foundation
7 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
7 Compute Canada Resource Allocation Competition
Internal Deadline: November 4, 2019
Compute Canada – UBC ARC is available for consultations
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

8 Alzheimer Society of Canada 2020 Research Competition
Internal Deadline: November 5, 2019
Alzheimer Society of Canada
12 Critical Research Equipment & Tools Program UBCO Vice Principal Research
15 Canada France Research Fund Deadline for submission of 2020 FCRF Application Form to the French Embassy and to Danica.Kell@ubc.ca

Pre-selection of a maximum of five projects through UBC Peer adjudication will take place from Nov 16-Dec 13. Final candidates will need to submit a final application and RPIF to ORS December 13th.

15 CFI JELF (Oct Competition): BCKDF application due
(for those selected to apply)
IPO submits BCKDF application.
15 SSHRC Partnership Development Grant
Internal Deadline: November 13, 2019
Criteria and Editorial Review Deadline: November 6, 2019
 SSHRC
18 New Frontiers in Research: 2020 Transformation Competition Full Application Deadline Government of Canada
27 Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program 
Internal Deadline: November 22, 2019
Mitacs
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
29 Mourou-Strickland 2020 Mobility Program
Internal Deadline: November 26, 2019**Deadline extended to January 15, 2020 – please contact Pierre Rondier for more information
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.caPlease contact Pierre Rondier for more information about this opportunity in advance of the internal deadline.
30 Public Humanities Hub Joint Fellowship Public Humanities Hub – UBCO
Dec Program Sponsor
2 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
6 Mitacs Accelerate Industrial Postdoc
Internal Deadline: December 3, 2019
Mitacs
Please contact Jennifer Tedman-Jones (jtedman@mitacs.ca) with any questions
10 New Frontiers in Research: 2019 Exploration Competition
Full application deadline – by invitation only
Internal e-Submission Deadline: December 9, 2019 at NOON
Government of Canada
10 Healthy Cities Research Training Platform LOI
Internal Deadline: December 5, 2019
Tri-Council
10 Strategy-for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) National Training Entity LOI
Internal Deadline: December 5, 2019
CIHR
15 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants 
Internal Deadline: December 12, 2019
 SSHRC
15 Gruber Prizes The Gruber Foundation
17 Manning Innovation Awards Ernest C. Manning Innovation Awards Foundation
Open Program Sponsor
Open Mitacs: Accelerate Development Internship Proposals
*Two (2) business days are required to obtain required Institutional Signatures*
Mitacs