Funding Deadlines

The following list of 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 29, 2019
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**
 SSHRC
5 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars
Internal Deadline: January 31, 2019
CIFAR
6 CIHR: Spring 2019 Project Grant
**Registration Deadline**
CIHR
7 New Frontiers in Research Fund
Criteria Review Sign Up: January 15, 2019
Internal Signature Deadline: February 1, 2019
Portal Submission Deadline: February 6, 2019
**Applicants must submit an NOI Jan 11**
Government of Canada
11 MSFHR 2019 Health Professional Investigator Program LOI
Internal Deadline: February 6, 2019
**Full application due April 17th, 2019**
MSFHR
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 11, 2019 at 4:00pm
Proposal Review Deadline: February 26, 2018
 SSHRC
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
16 MSFHR: Implementation Science Team Program LOI
Internal Deadline: April 12, 2018
Development Grant Start Date: July 1, 2018
Project Grant Full Application due mid-January 2019
MSFHR

 

17 MSFHR 2019 Health Professional Investigator Program
Internal Deadline: April 12, 2019
MSFHR
24 AAAS Fellowship Nomination Deadline AAAS Council
May Program Sponsor
1 Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants
Internal Deadline: April 26, 2018 at 4:00pm
Spencer
1 SSHRC Connection Grant
Internal Deadline: April 26, 2018 at 4:00pm
Proposal Review Deadline: April 10, 2018
 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
 24 Department of National Defence IDEaS
Internal Deadline: May 17, 2018 at 4:00pm
 Department of National Defence
 30 MSFHR Reach Competition
Internal Deadline: May 25, 2018 at 4:30pm
 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Jun Program Sponsor
1 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 28, 2018
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 12, 2018
Proposal Review Deadline: May 22, 2018
 SSHRC
15 NSERC: Idea to Innovation Grant
Internal Deadline: June 12, 2019
NSERC
15 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program – NOI Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program
Jul Program Sponsor
3 NSERC: Idea to Innovation Grants
Internal Deadline: June 27, 2018
NSERC
15 Discovery Frontiers
Internal Deadline: July 10, 2019
*LOI was due March 1, 2019
NSERC
20 Participatory Action Research Grant
Internal Deadline: July 17, 2019
Vancouver Foundation
Aug Program Sponsor and Info
1 2018 Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship UBC Deadline
Internal UBCO Deadline: July 30, 2018
Internal Review Deadline: July 3, 2018
Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowships Program
1 2018 Eminence Program – Notice of Intent
NOIs must be submitted to christine.humphries@ubc.ca by 4:00pm
UBC Okanagan Vice-Principal Research
1 Spencer Foundation – Small Research Grants
Internal Deadline: July 27, 2018
Spencer Foundation
1 SSHRC Connection Grants
Internal Deadline: July 27, 2018
Proposal Review Deadline: July 10, 2018
SSHRC
1 NSERC: Discovery Grants Program NOI
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
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
15 CIHR Fall 2018 Project Grant Registration Deadline
Full Application Deadline: September 12, 2018
CIHR
15 CIHR Foundation Grant 2018-2019 Registration Deadline
Full Application Deadline: September 19, 2018
CIHR
16 2018 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics Solutions for Agriculture, Agrifood, Fisheries and Aquaculture Genome Canada: Please contact Lisey Mascarenhas at lmascarenhas@genomebc.ca or 604 637 3087 for additional information.
31 Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) Research Grant UBC Okanagan SSHRC Institutional Award
Sep Program Sponsor and Info
3 CFI JELF: Internal Selection Deadline for October Competition CFI: Applicants submit both complete JELF and BCKDF proposals directly to ORS. No RPIF required. Due by 4:00 pm PT.
6 Special Call: Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation – Connection Grants
Internal Deadline: September 4, 2018
SSHRC – If applying for this opportunity please contact RSS Brianna Wells, there is a specialized application process for this call
7 Discovery Grant SPARC Support Registration
To register, please send your DG Notification of Intent and CCV to Alex Unterberger by Friday, September 7.
Full applications and CCVs will be accepted for review starting Monday, September 24.
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.
12 CIHR Fall 2018 Project Grant
Internal Deadline: September 7, 2018
CIHR
14 2018 Eminence Program – Full Application
Must be submitted electronically to christine.humphries@ubc.ca by 4:00pm
UBC Okanagan Vice-Principal Research
15 Hampton Fund Programs Full Details & Application Online Hampton Fund
15 Killam Faculty Research Fellowship UBC Faculty Awards Committee
15 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
Internal Deadline: September 10, 2018
Proposal Review Deadline: August 21, 2018
SSHRC
 19  2018 Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Internal Deadline: September 17, 2018
*Only open to applicants selected through the UBC internal process
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program
19 CIHR Foundation Grant 2018-2019: Stage 1 Application
Internal Deadline: September 14, 2018
CIHR
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
24 NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants
Internal Deadline: September 19, 2018
NSERC
25 Killam Notice of Intent Killam
30 NSERC: Chairs in Design Engineering
**Prelim. Application was due April 15, 2018**
Internal Deadline: September 26, 2018, 2017
NSERC
Oct Program Sponsor and Info
1 Killam Faculty Research Prizes Killam
 2 CIHR Doctoral Research Award
Internal deadline: September 28, 2018
Final Application must be submitted via ResearchNet by October 2, 2018 at 12:00pm
 CIHR
 8  Canada France Research Fund  Notice of Intent
Must be submitted by 12:00pm
Canada France Research Fund
Please email NOI to pierre.rondier@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, 2018
 SSHRC – UBCO Workshop Information
22 Killam PDF Applicant Deadline (noon)
**NOI was due September 21, 2018**
All applicants must submit full application
25 NSERC RTI
Internal Deadline: October 22, 2018 at 9:00am
Final Application must be submitted in the NSERC portal by October 24, 2018 at noon
 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
Nov Program Sponsor and Info
1 NSERC Discovery Grant
Internal Deadline: October 29, 2018 at 9:00am
Final Application must be submitted in the NSERC portal by 12:00pm October 31, 2018 
NSERC – SPARC Support Services : Register by September 7
1 SSHRC Connection Grant
Applications must be submitted in the SSHRC portal by 12:00pm
Internal Deadline: October 29, 2018
Proposal Review Deadline: October 16, 2018
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, 2018
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
Applications must be submitted in the SSHRC portal by 12:00pm
Internal Deadline: November 9, 2018
 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
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 10, 2018
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