Funding Opportunity Archive

MSFHR 2018 Scholar Competition

Sponsor: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

The MSFHR Scholar Program is designed to attract and foster the development of outstanding health researchers in BC. The intent of the Scholar awards is to allow early career researchers to establish an independent research career, build a leading research program, and expand their potential to make significant contributions to their field.

The Scholar award provides salary support at $90,000 per annum for up to a term of five (5) years.

Sponsor Deadline: February 2, 2018 (4 PM)

2017 SSHRC Insight Grant

Sponsor: SSHRC

Value: $7,000 to $400,000, 3 to 5 years

Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives of three to five years.

The 2017 competition is not yet open, but please take note of the below deadlines.

Application Deadlines:

  • October 6 (10 AM): Deadline ORE/Kinesiology for Associate Dean/Director signature
  • October 6 (4:30 PM): Deadline ORS for RPIF + PDF copy of your full proposal
  • October 13 (4:30 PM): Deadline to hit “Submit” online through your SSHRC Portfolio
  • October 16: Deadline at SSHRC national

Mitacs Elevate

Sponsor: Mitacs

Mitacs Elevate trains emerging research management leaders through an exclusive professional skills curriculum. Fellows gain theoretical and experiential training in areas such as project management and presentations.

Postdoctoral fellows will receive $55,000 annual award (plus $7,500 per year non-cash value in training).
Elevate supervising professors will also get access to competitive funding, including up to $5,000 in research expenses.

ORE Deadline: June 28, 2017 (9 AM)
Sponsor Deadline: July 5, 2017 (1 PM)

UBC Okanagan RSEDIC Seed Grants

Sponsor: Regional Socio-Economic Development Institute of Canada (RSEDIC)

The purpose of the RSEDIC seed grant is to provide funding to support new areas of regional socio-economic research, and to increase the capacity for regional socio-economic inquiry on campus. Activities undertaken through the seed grant can include for example knowledge syntheses, and/or the collection of pilot data on a new topic.

Value: Grants are for up to a maximum of $3,500 over 6 months. No extensions are available.

ORE Deadline: April 18, 9 AM
ORS (Okanagan Campus) Deadline: April 18, 4 PM

The RSEDIC seed grant is open to all full-time tenure-stream faculty in the professorial stream. The applicant shall have, at the time of application for the funding, a term of appointment spanning the period of funding, or a signed commitment for a term of employment spanning the period of funding.

CIHR Project Grant Spring 2017 Competition

Sponsor: CIHR

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.

Value: Project grant funding levels will be commensurate with need, which is expected to vary by research field, research approach, and scope of project activities.

CIHR Registration Deadline: May 30, 2017 (Opens May 8, 2017)
ORE Review & Signature Deadline: Contact Heather Frost
ORS Signature Deadline: June 6, 2017
CIHR Application Deadline: June 13, 2017

MSFHR Reach Awards

Sponsor: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

These awards will provide funding to support the dissemination and uptake of research evidence to inform and improve further research, practice and policy-making. Awards will help teams of health researchers and research users collaboratively plan and implement dissemination activities, adapting messages and mode of delivery in order to reach audiences who can directly use the information.

Value: Maximum award amount is $10,000, for up to 12 months.

Sponsor Deadline: May 19, 2017

Each team must have at least one BC research/health professional trainee (e.g. undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral and/or clinical fellows) as a team member included in a meaningful way to enhance their knowledge translation experience and skills.

Peter Wall International Research Roundtables

Sponsor: Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

International Research Roundtables are aimed at fostering excellence in research, and serving as a catalyst for collaborative research between international scholars and UBC scholars. They will provide scholars, community leaders, artists, policy makers and others the opportunity to explore a theme, create the foundation for innovative research, prompt important advances in science and society, and/or have a significant impact on the discovery of solutions to important problems.

Value: The proposed budget may range from $20,000 to $45,000. The award will support meeting expenses for a Roundtable at the Peter Wall Institute in Vancouver, Canada, for two to five days. Award funds may be used to cover accommodation, meals and travel costs, for up to 20 participants for the duration of the Roundtable.

ORE review deadline: April 10, 2017
Sponsor deadline: May 1, 2017

Wall Solutions Initiative – Letter of Intent

Sponsor: Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

The program is designed to harness high-level research to the practical needs of local, national or international community partners. Proposals must demonstrate active participation with a proposed community or end-user partner to achieve its objectives. Local, national or international community partners are eligible co-applicants.

Value: Wall Solutions projects will be funded at a maximum of $50,000 for one year for direct research costs. Two-year projects are eligible but funds are awarded annually. Renewal is dependent on a formal review of progress achieved. Total project budgets over $50,000 per year are acceptable if you are including funding from other sources or partner contributions.

ORE review deadline: April 10, 2017
Sponsor deadline: May 1, 2017

Principal investigators must be full-time UBC faculty at the Professorial Rank in grant/tenure track positions (i.e. Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor).

SSHRC Connection Grants

Sponsor: SSHRC

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating.

Value: $7,000 to $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for other outreach activities; higher amounts for outreach activities may be considered if well justified. Duration of 1 year.

ORE Review Deadline: March 27
ORS Deadline: April 25
Sponsor Deadline: May 1

Field of Interest Develop Grants

Sponsor: Vancouver Foundation

Develop grants are short-term grants to help project teams explore complex social issues and to develop viable projects that might address these issues through social innovation. Project teams will have already begun working on this idea and need further support to move the idea forward to become a viable project plan.

Value: The grant provides a maximum of $10,000 for up to one year.

Currently two Fields of Interest are available, each with their own deadlines. Please contact Heather Frost for ORE review, and submit applications for signature at least one week before the sponsor deadline.
Environment and Animal Welfare (April 13)
Health and Social Development (April 28)

No more than 50% of the budget for a project will be funded by the grant, due to funding limitations.
Vancouver Foundation considers both cash contributions and in-kind donations of services or goods for incurred expenses as valid matching funds. In most cases, Vancouver Foundation does not expect to be the sole external funder connected to the project, nor the largest source of funding.