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
4 CFI JELF Internal Selection Due Date
Only applicable to those who submitted an NOI in Oct 2018
CFI
7 NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants
Internal Deadline: January 2, 2019
NSERC
10 Volvo Environment Prize Volvo Environment Prize Foundation
11 New Frontiers in Research Fund NOI
**Full application due February 7, 2019**
Government of Canada
11 MSFHR Research Trainee Program LOI
**Full Application due February 19, 2019**
MSFHR – LOI is submitted directly to MSFHR – no RPIF required
18 CCFC Grants in Aid of Research
Internal Deadline: January 15, 2019
*Only open to those who submitted an NOI*
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
24 Team Grant: Transitions in Care
Internal Deadline: January 21, 2019
CIHR
25 Disaster PR3 Collaborative Grants
Internal Deadline: January 22, 2019
Tri-University Partnership Research Fund
25 Vancouver Foundation Investigate Grants
Internal Deadline: January 22, 2019
Vancouver Foundation
25 International Undergraduate Student Research Award
For internal deadlines, please contact your faculty
UBCO International Student Initiative
25 Undergraduate Student Research Award I.K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
31 SSHRC Storyteller Contest SSHRC
31 MSFHR Scholar Program
Internal Deadline: January 28, 2019
MSFHR
Feb Program Sponsor and Info
1 SSHRC Connection Grant
Internal Deadline: January 28, 2019
**Final proposal must be submitted in the portal by 12:00pm on sponsor deadline**
SSHRC
1 Spencer Foundation – Small Research Grants
Internal Deadline: January 29, 2019
Spencer Foundation
1 CUFA BC Distinguished Academics Awards Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC
2 SSHRC: Insight Development Grant
Proposal Review Deadline: January 14, 2019
Internal Deadline: January 25, 2019
**Final proposal must be submitted in the portal by 12:00pm on sponsor deadline**
 SSHRC
5 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars
Internal Deadline: January 31, 2019
CIFAR
6 CIHR: Spring 2019 Project Grant
**Registration Deadline**
CIHR
11 MSFHR 2019 Health Professional Investigator Program LOI
Internal Deadline: February 6, 2019
**Full application due April 17th, 2019**
MSFHR
14 New Frontiers in Research Fund
Proposal Review Deadline: February 4, 2019
Internal Signature Deadline: February 8, 2019 at 10:00AM
Portal Submission Deadline: February 13, 2019 at 8:30AM
**Applicants must submit an NOI Jan 11**
Government of Canada

UBC is responsible for verifying the ECR status of any co-PIs. If your Co-PI is from outside of UBC, you must send their CV to Rachel Howard (Rachel.howard@ubc.ca) by 8 February. We cannot guarantee that applications for which this applies will be submitted via the Convergence Portal on time if this deadline is missed.

14 Social Innovation Call for Proposals
Internal Deadline: February 11, 2019
Trans-Atlantic Platform
15 CFI JELF Deadline (February Competition)
Internal Deadline: February 12, 2019
CFI: Applicant submits proposal to CFI after approval from IPO
15 NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE)
Mandatory UBC Internal Selection Deadline
NSERC – UBC is able to submit 6 proposals to the LOI competition
15 Invited International Distinguished Visitor Fund UBCO Internal Research Grant Program
15 SSHRC Partnership Grants Stage 1
Internal Deadline: February 12, 2019
SSHRC
15 Jacobs Research Funds
Internal Deadline: February 9, 2019
Jacobs Research Funds
17 2019 Mobility Funding for Researchers
Internal Deadline: February 13, 2019
The Embassy of France in Canada
19 MSFHR Research Trainee Program 
Internal Deadline: February 14, 2019
LOI was due January 11, 2019
MSFHR
21 IHSPR Article of the Year Award 2018
Nomination Deadline: February 21, 2019
CIHR
21 IHSPR Rising Star Award 2019
Internal Deadline: February 18, 2019
CIHR
22 Trudeau Foundation Fellowships
Internal Deadline: February 19, 2019
Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation
22 City of Kelowna 2019 Community Grants
Internal Deadline: February 19, 2019
City of Kelowna
Mar Program Sponsor
1 Brockhouse Canada Prize – Call for Nominations
Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2019
NSERC
1 John C. Polanyi Award – Call for Nominations
Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2019
NSERC
1 Herzberg Medal – Call for Nominations
Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2019
NSERC
1 Discovery Frontiers – LOI
Internal Deadline: February 26, 2019
*If successful an invitation to apply will be received May 3, 2019
NSERC
1 Cystic  Fibrosis Canada – 2018 Summer Studentship
Internal Deadline: February 26, 2019
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
1 Order of British Columbia – Call for Nominations
Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2019
The Order of BC Advisory Council
6 CIHR: Spring 2019 Project Grant
Internal Deadline: March 1, 2019
Registration Deadline: February 6, 2019
CIHR

CIHR e-Submission Guidelines 

8 Fellowship – The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Nomination Deadline: March 9, 2019
The Council of Canadian Academies
14 MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization LOI MSFHR
15 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant
Internal Deadline: March 13, 2019 at 4:00pm
 SSHRC
15 Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) Small Grant UBCO Internal Research Grant Program
Apr Program Sponsor
1 NSERC: Idea to Innovation Grant
Internal Deadline: March 27, 2019
NSERC
2 CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship
Internal Deadline: March 28, 2019
CIHR & MSFHR
15 NSERC: Chairs in Design Engineering (Prelim. Application)
Internal Deadline: April 10, 2019
Full Application: September 30, 2019 (by invitation only)
NSERC
15 Lashley & Mary Haggman Memory Research Award
UBCO Internal Research Grant Program
15 Synergy Award for Innovation NSERC
17 MSFHR 2019 Health Professional Investigator Program
Internal Deadline: April 12, 2019
MSFHR
19 International Prize for Biology Japan Society
24 AAAS Fellowship Nomination Deadline AAAS Council
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 15, 2019
LOI Deadline: May 1, 2019
Internal ORS signature deadline for LOI: April 26, 2019
Application Deadline: September 22, 2019
NSERC
2 MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization
Internal Deadline: April 29, 2019
**LOI was due March 14, 2019**
MSFHR
15 Canada Council for the Arts – Killam Research Fellowships
Internal Deadline: May 10, 2019
Canada Council for the Arts
31 NSERC Engage and CRD Final Submission Deadline
Internal Deadline: May 28, 2019
Final Proposal Review Deadline: May 21, 2019
The NSERC Engage and CRD programs have been discontinued. The portal will permanently close for submissions on May 31, 2019. Please contact denise.maines@ubc.ca for more information
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
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
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
CIHR
12 Ignite Program Round 8
*For invited applicants from LOI
Innovate BC
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
18 Community-University Engagement Support (CUES)
*Must submit an NOI August 30, 2019 to be eligible*
Internal Deadline: September 13, 2019
UBC Community Engagement
22 Killam PDF Applicant Deadline (noon)
**NOI was due September 21, 2018**
All applicants must submit full application
23 NSERC Discovery Grant  RPIF Deadline NSERC
25 NSERC RTI
Internal Deadline: October 21, 2019 at 8:30am
Final Application must be submitted in the NSERC portal by October 24, 2018 at 8:30am
 NSERC
25 Compute Canada Resource Allocation Competition
*Fast track process deadline*
Internal Deadline: October 22, 2018
Compute Canada – UBC ARC is available for consultations
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 CIHR Fellowship Awards
Internal Deadline: October 29, 2018
Final application must by submitted via ResearchNet by 12:00pm November 1, 2018
 CIHR – UBCO Application Instructions ***
1 Spencer Foundation – Small Research Grants
Internal Deadline: October 29, 2019
Spencer Foundation
8 Indigenous Gender and Wellness Travel Award
Internal Deadline: November 5, 2018
CIHR
8 Compute Canada Resource Allocation Competition
Internal Deadline: November 5, 2018
Compute Canada – UBC ARC is available for consultations
9 Killam PDF UBC Okanagan Finalists Deadline (noon)
**NOI was due September 21, 2018, applicant portion was due October 22, 2018**
*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 3 UBCO finalists to pierre.rondier@ubc.ca
12 CFI JELF Special Competition NOI
Selected projects can be submitted in the February or June 2019 competitions
CFI
13 Canada France Research Fund
Full application due at 12:00pm
**NOI was due October 8, 2018**
Canada France Research Fund
Please email a signed RPIF and full application to pierre.rondier@ubc.ca
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
 SSHRC
15 BC Ministry of Health Research Priorities Request for Qualification (RFQ) BC Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health has released its 2018/19 research priorities and the process for future submission of proposals. Their goal is to more effectively translate research evidence into policy and decision making in the government. The priorities are as follows:

  • Primary and community care
  • Surgical wait time reduction
  • Maternal and child program
  • Evidence in cultural safety, diversity and inclusion
19 UBC Northern Scientific Training Program
Internal Deadline: November 14, 2018
Government of Canada
22 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize
Internal Deadline for the UBCO Competition – the selected application will go forward to the Post Doctoral Fellowship Office
Killam
29 MSFHR 2019 Scholar Program LOI
Internal Deadline: November 26, 2018
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Dec Program Sponsor
6 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize
*Only if selected through internal UBCO competition*
Internal Competition Deadline: November 22, 2018
Killam
10 New Frontiers in Research: 2019 Exploration Competition
Full application deadline – by invitation only
Internal e-Submission Deadline: December 4, 2019 at 8:30am
Government of Canada
14 Student Researcher of the Year 2019
Nominator submits nomination letter to their Dean by 12:00pm
UBCO Vice Principal Research
15 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants 
Internal Deadline: December 12, 2019
Proposal Review Deadline: November 20, 2018
 SSHRC
15 Gruber Prizes The Gruber Foundation
17 Manning Innovation Awards Ernest C. Manning Innovation Awards Foundation
19 Researcher of the Year 2019
Deans submit their choice of applicants to ORS by 12:00pm
Nominators must have submitted the initial nomination package to their Dean by 12:00pm on Friday, December 14
UBCO Vice Principal Research
Open Program Sponsor
Open NSERC: Engage Grants
*Two (2) business days are required to obtain required Institutional Signatures*
NSERC
Open Mitacs: Accelerate Development Internship Proposals
*Two (2) business days are required to obtain required Institutional Signatures*
Mitacs