External Funding Opportunities

Funders in Canada hold hundreds of competitions each year. Some of the opportunities available to college researchers in the fields of business, health, information technology, media and science, technology and engineering, and social sciences and humanities are listed in the table below.

If you do not see a suitable funder for your project idea, please contact the Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI). Our staff can provide valuable information and assistance with finding funding, project scoping, grant applications, project budgets, and College and Research Ethics Board policies and requirements.

Anyone interested in applying for research funding must obtain the approval of their Chair or Manager prior to working on an application. A Research Expression of Interest (REOI) form is available by request from research@fanshawec.ca. Once the REOI form has been approved and submitted to CRI, our staff will assist with proposal and budget preparation.

Each funder and/or program has a different timeline for application review and funding decisions, ranging from as little as six weeks up to six months or more. Please consult with CRI prior to planning a start date for any externally funded project.

CRI vets all external research applications that involve the use of Fanshawe resources (employees, facilities, equipment, etc.) prior to submission to an outside funder.

Please allow a minimum of 15 business days for vetting of applications and/or for obtaining letters of support or other documentation from the President’s Office or College.

Contact

If you are interested in any of the opportunities listed below, please contact:
research@fanshawec.ca
Room T3010, London Campus

Business

Deadline Program Funder What type of projects are funded?
1Jun15 Ontario Human Capital Research & Innovation Fund (OHCRIF) 2015-2016 MTCU OHCRIF supports research and innovation activities that identify better ways to help people prepare for/return to the labour force or keep employment. Two types of projects will be funded: literature reviews; and original research such as case studies, data analysis and evaluation studies.The funder will consider projects focusing on skills and return on investment, postsecondary education (PSE) and training policies, and labour market programs, policy and service delivery.
9Jun15 Technology Access Centres Grants (TAC) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR TAC Grants are intended to enhance the ability of companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to become more productive and innovative by enabling them to readily access college expertise, technology and equipment. This access to college capabilities is intended to enhance the productivity, competitiveness and innovation of participating SMEs. TACs provide capabilities that serve their local companies’ applied research and innovation needs. TAC capabilities may include advice on specific company challenges, specialized technical assistance, applied research and/or development projects for companies, and/or specialized training. TAC grants are given for 5 years and are renewable.
22Jun15 9Nov15 14Mar16 Research Grants OMDC Studies that further growth in cultural media industries undertaken with non-profit organizations/industry associations.
1Aug15 1Nov15 Connections Grants (CG) SSHRC CGs support research-related events and outreach activities in the social sciences and humanities that focus on knowledge exchanges between academic researchers, non-academic and non-profit partners, postsecondary students and community-based practitioners.
NOI - 14Aug15 Full -16Oct15 (tent.) Insight Grants (IG) SSHRC IGs support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives (3-5 years). Research may be undertaken by an individual researcher or a team of researchers working in collaboration.
15Oct15 Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR IRCCs support Research Chair programs across all Tri-Council agency disciplines (science, engineering, technology, health, social sciences and humanities). These are 5-year, renewable grants. The purpose of the grant is to enable colleges to work with companies.
17Nov15 Applied Research Tools & Instruments (ARTI) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR ARTIs support acquisition of research equipment across all Tri-Council agency disciplines (science, engineering, technology, health, social sciences and humanities). The purpose of the grant is to facilitate collaborations with business and industry.
30Nov15 (tent.) Partnership Development Grants (PDG) SSHRC PDGs provide support to foster new research and/or related activities with new or existing partners; and to design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities. Projects can range from 1-3 years in duration.
Nov2015 (tent.) Community & College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF) SSHRC CCSIF is a pilot initiative that connects the talent, facilities and capabilities of Canada’s colleges and polytechnics with the research needs of local community organizations. Projects can be 1-3 years in length.
1Feb16 (tent.) Insight Development Grants (IDG) SSHRC IDGs support research in its initial stages. The grants enable development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Project duration is up to 2 years. Funding is available for two distinct categories of scholars: established and emerging.
LOI - 15Feb16 Full - Nov2016 (tent.) Partnerships Grants (PG) SSHRC PGs provide support to new or existing formal partnerships for initiatives that advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities. These projects can be from 4-7 years.
LOI- 26May16 Full - 27Oct16 Innovation Enhancement Grants (IE) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR The objective of the IE Grants is to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They support applied research and collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies. These 5-year grants can be in any Tri-Council supported discipline.
Continuous Social Sciences & Humanities APC APC Studies into Canadian auto sector competitiveness.

Health & Health Technology

Deadline Program Funder What type of projects are funded?
2Jun15 Operating Grant: Health, Well-Being & Extended Working Life CIHR The objective of this call is to support innovative and interdisciplinary research into the drivers to, and constraints on, extending working life. Research is expected to cross the traditional boundaries of Government departments and occupational sectors and to examine the implications of extending working life for older workers (50+), new labour markets, health, wellbeing and intergenerational equity. In this context, this call invites proposals for funding research into one or more of four broad topics: modern work factors; longer working life & inequality; health challenges; and caring responsibilities.
EOI - 3Jun15 Full 20Aug15 AdvancingHealth Program (Virtual Care & Patient Engagement) OCE This project aims to support innovation in Ontario's public health care sector by partnerships comprised of health care organizations, academics and companies. Objective is development of products, services and technologies that improve patient outcomes and safety and reduce costs.
9Jun15 Technology Access Centres Grants (TAC) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR TAC Grants are intended to enhance the ability of companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to become more productive and innovative by enabling them to readily access college expertise, technology and equipment. This access to college capabilities is intended to enhance the productivity, competitiveness and innovation of participating SMEs. TACs provide capabilities that serve their local companies’ applied research and innovation needs. TAC capabilities may include advice on specific company challenges, specialized technical assistance, applied research and/or development projects for companies, and/or specialized training. TAC grants are given for 5 years and are renewable.
Reg. - 27Jul15 Stage 1 - 15Sep15 Foundation Scheme: 2015 2nd Live Pilot CIHR The Foundation Scheme is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of new and established health research leaders, by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative and high-impact research programs. Special consideration for new or early-career researchers.
1Oct15 College-University Idea to Innovation (CU-I2I) Grants NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR CU-I2I Grants are intended to support college and university participation in the improvement or extension of existing company technology or commercial products, processes and/or services. The project must include at least one college, one university and one company. CU-I2I projects can be up to 3 years in duration and in any Tri-Council supported discipline.
15Oct15 Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR IRCCs support Research Chair programs across all Tri-Council agency disciplines (science, engineering, technology, health, social sciences and humanities). These are 5-year, renewable grants. The purpose of the grant is to enable colleges to work with companies.
17Nov15 Applied Research Tools & Instruments (ARTI) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR ARTIs support acquisition of research equipment across all Tri-Council agency disciplines (science, engineering, technology, health, social sciences and humanities). The purpose of the grant is to facilitate collaborations with business and industry.
Reg. - 18Jan16 Full - 1Mar16 Project Scheme: 2016 1st Live Pilot CIHR The Project Scheme 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.
LOI- 26May16 Full - 27Oct16 Innovation Enhancement Grants NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR The objective of the IE Grants is to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They support applied research and collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies. These 5-year grants can be in any Tri-Council supported discipline.
Continuous Applied Research and Development (ARD) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR College-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline. Up to $150,000 per year from 1-3 years.Now combines Applied Research & Development Level 2 and 3 grants.
Continuous Engage Grants for Colleges NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR A grant of up to $25,000 for a six-month project with a company. Projects can be in any Tri-Councl discipline. Formerly called Applied Research & Development Level 1 grants.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation & Productivity I (VIP I) OCE College-company projects up to 12 months in duration.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation & Productivity II (VIP II) OCE College-company projects up to 24 months in duration. Must include internships for undergraduate students or recent graduates.

Human Services

Deadline Program Funder What type of projects are funded?
1Jun15 Ontario Human Capital Research & Innovation Fund (OHCRIF) 2015-2016 MTCU OHCRIF supports research and innovation activities that identify better ways to help people prepare for/return to the labour force or keep employment. Two types of projects will be funded: literature reviews; and original research such as case studies, data analysis and evaluation studies.The funder will consider projects focusing on skills and return on investment, postsecondary education (PSE) and training policies, and labour market programs, policy and service delivery.
2Jun15 Operating Grant: Health, Well-Being & Extended Working Life CIHR The objective of this call is to support innovative and interdisciplinary research into the drivers to, and constraints on, extending working life. Research is expected to cross the traditional boundaries of Government departments and occupational sectors and to examine the implications of extending working life for older workers (50+), new labour markets, health, wellbeing and intergenerational equity. In this context, this call invites proposals for funding research into one or more of four broad topics: modern work factors; longer working life & inequality; health challenges; and caring responsibilities.
1Aug15 1Nov15 Connection Grants SSHRC Connection Grants support research-related events and outreach activities in the social sciences and humanities that focus on knowledge exchanges between academic researchers, non-academic and non-profit partners, postsecondary students and community-based practitioners. Past projects include workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums and summer institutes. (N.B. For social sciences and humanities research only. Does not fund research into therapies, drugs, medical treatments, interventions, medical practices or clinical studies/trials. Funding is primarily relevance to human services, however, health and nursing faculty can apply provided their projects are in SSHRC-eligible research areas.)
NOI - 14Aug15 Full 16Oct15 Insight Grants (IG) SSHRC IGs support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives (3-5 years). Research may be undertaken by an individual researcher or a team of researchers working in collaboration.
15Oct15 Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR IRCCs support Research Chair programs across all Tri-Council agency disciplines (science, engineering, technology, health, social sciences and humanities). These are 5-year, renewable grants. The purpose of the grant is to enable colleges to work with companies.
17Nov15 Applied Research Tools & Instruments (ARTI) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR ARTIs support acquisition of research equipment across all Tri-Council agency disciplines (science, engineering, technology, health, social sciences and humanities). The purpose of the grant is to facilitate collaborations with business and industry.
30Nov15 Partnership Development Grants (PDG) SSHRC PDGs provide support to foster new research and/or related activities with new or existing partners; and to design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities. Projects can range from 1-3 years in duration.
Nov2015 Community & College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF) SSHRC CCSIF is a pilot initiative that connects the talent, facilities and capabilities of Canada’s colleges and polytechnics with the research needs of local community organizations. Projects can be 1-3 years in length.
1Feb16 (tent.) Insight Development Grants (IDG) SSHRC IDGs support research in its initial stages. The grants enable development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Project duration is up to 2 years. Funding is available for two distinct categories of scholars: established and emerging.
LOI - 15Feb16 Full - Nov2016 (tent.) Partnerships Grants (PG) SSHRC PGs provide support to new or existing formal partnerships for initiatives that advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities. These projects can be from 4-7 years.
LOI - 26May16 Full - 27Oct16 Innovation Enhancement Grants NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR The objective of the IE Grants is to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They support applied research and collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies. These 5-year grants can be in any Tri-Council supported discipline.
Continuous Youth Justice Fund DJC Supports research and pilot projects on issues relative to youth (aged 12-17) in conflict with the law. Three separate programs address broad issues on youth rehabilitation and reintegration, drug addiction, and drugs, guns and gangs. A current priority is youth with mental health issues/cognitive impairments. Also funds PD events for justice and youth service professionals on youth in conflict.

Information Technology

Deadline Program Funder What type of projects are funded?
9Jun15 Technology Access Centres Grants (TAC) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR TAC Grants are intended to enhance the ability of companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to become more productive and innovative by enabling them to readily access college expertise, technology and equipment. This access to college capabilities is intended to enhance the productivity, competitiveness and innovation of participating SMEs. TACs provide capabilities that serve their local companies’ applied research and innovation needs. TAC capabilities may include advice on specific company challenges, specialized technical assistance, applied research and/or development projects for companies, and/or specialized training. TAC grants are given for 5 years and are renewable.
1Oct15 College-University Idea to Innovation (CU-I2I) Grants NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR CU-I2I Grants are intended to support college and university participation in the improvement or extension of existing company technology or commercial products, processes and/or services. The project must include at least one college, one university and one company. CU-I2I projects can be up to 3 years in duration and in any Tri-Council supported discipline.
15Oct15 Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR IRCCs support Research Chair programs across all Tri-Council agency disciplines (science, engineering, technology, health, social sciences and humanities). These are 5-year, renewable grants. The purpose of the grant is to enable colleges to work with companies.
17Nov15 Applied Research Tools & Instruments (ARTI) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR ARTIs support acquisition of research equipment across all Tri-Council agency disciplines (science, engineering, technology, health, social sciences and humanities). The purpose of the grant is to facilitate collaborations with business and industry.
LOI- 26May16 Full - 27Oct16 Innovation Enhancement Grants (IE) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR The objective of the IE Grants is to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They support applied research and collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies. These 5-year grants can be in any Tri-Council supported discipline.
Continuous Applied Research and Development (ARD) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR College-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline. Up to $150,000 per year from 1-3 years.Now combines Applied Research & Development Level 2 and 3 grants.
Continuous Engage Grants for Colleges NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR A grant of up to $25,000 for a six-month project with a company. Projects can be in any Tri-Council discipline. Formerly called Applied Research & Development Level 1 grants.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation & Productivity I (VIP I) OCE College-company projects up to 12 months in duration.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation & Productivity II (VIP II) OCE College-company projects up to 24 months in duration. Must include internships for undergraduate students or recent graduates.

Media

Deadline Program Funder What type of projects are funded?
9Jun15 Technology Access Centres Grants (TAC) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR TAC Grants are intended to enhance the ability of companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to become more productive and innovative by enabling them to readily access college expertise, technology and equipment. This access to college capabilities is intended to enhance the productivity, competitiveness and innovation of participating SMEs. TACs provide capabilities that serve their local companies’ applied research and innovation needs. TAC capabilities may include advice on specific company challenges, specialized technical assistance, applied research and/or development projects for companies, and/or specialized training. TAC grants are given for 5 years and are renewable.
22Jun15 9Nov15 14Mar16 Research Grants OMDC Studies that further growth in cultural media industries undertaken with non-profit organizations/industry associations.
1Aug15 1Nov15 Connections Grants SSHRC Connection Grants support research-related events and outreach activities in the social sciences and humanities that focus on knowledge exchanges between academic researchers, non-academic and non-profit partners, postsecondary students and community-based practitioners. Past projects include workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums and summer institutes.
1Oct15 College-University Idea to Innovation (CU-I2I) Grants NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR CU-I2I Grants are intended to support college and university participation in the improvement or extension of existing company technology or commercial products, processes and/or services. The project must include at least one college, one university and one company. CU-I2I projects can be up to 3 years in duration and in any Tri-Council supported discipline.
15Oct15 Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR IRCCs support Research Chair programs across all Tri-Council agency disciplines (science, engineering, technology, health, social sciences and humanities). These are 5-year, renewable grants. The purpose of the grant is to enable colleges to work with companies.
17Nov15 Applied Research Tools & Instruments (ARTI) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR ARTIs support acquisition of research equipment across all Tri-Council agency disciplines (science, engineering, technology, health, social sciences and humanities). The purpose of the grant is to facilitate collaborations with business and industry.
LOI- 26May16 Full - 27Oct16 Innovation Enhancement Grants (IE) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR The objective of the IE Grants is to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They support applied research and collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies. These 5-year grants can be in any Tri-Council supported discipline.
Continuous Applied Research and Development (ARD) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR College-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline. Up to $150,000 per year from 1-3 years.Now combines Applied Research & Development Level 2 and 3 grants.
Continuous Engage Grants for Colleges NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR A grant of up to $25,000 for a six-month project with a company. Projects can be in any Tri-Councl discipline. Formerly called Applied Research & Development Level 1 grants.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation & Productivity I (VIP I) OCE College-company projects up to 12 months in duration.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation & Productivity II (VIP II) OCE College-company projects up to 24 months in duration. Must include internships for undergraduate students or recent graduates.

Science, Technology and Engineering

Deadline Program Funder What type of projects are funded?
9Jun15 Technology Access Centres Grants (TAC) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR TAC Grants are intended to enhance the ability of companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to become more productive and innovative by enabling them to readily access college expertise, technology and equipment. This access to college capabilities is intended to enhance the productivity, competitiveness and innovation of participating SMEs. TACs provide capabilities that serve their local companies’ applied research and innovation needs. TAC capabilities may include advice on specific company challenges, specialized technical assistance, applied research and/or development projects for companies, and/or specialized training. TAC grants are given for 5 years and are renewable.
1Oct15 College-University Idea to Innovation (CU-I2I) Grants NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR CU-I2I Grants are intended to support college and university participation in the improvement or extension of existing company technology or commercial products, processes and/or services. The project must include at least one college, one university and one company. CU-I2I projects can be up to 3 years in duration and in any Tri-Council supported discipline.
15Oct15 Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR IRCCs support Research Chair programs across all Tri-Council agency disciplines (science, engineering, technology, health, social sciences and humanities). These are 5-year, renewable grants. The purpose of the grant is to enable colleges to work with companies.
17Nov15 Applied Research Tools & Instruments (ARTI) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR ARTIs support acquisition of research equipment across all Tri-Council agency disciplines (science, engineering, technology, health, social sciences and humanities). The purpose of the grant is to facilitate collaborations with business and industry.
LOI- 26May16 Full - 27Oct16 Innovation Enhancement Grants NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR The objective of the IE Grants is to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They support applied research and collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies. These 5-year grants can be in any Tri-Council supported discipline.
Continuous Applied Research and Development (ARD) NSERC/ SSHRC/CIHR College-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline. Up to $150,000 per year from 1-3 years.Now combines Applied Research & Development Level 2 and 3 grants.
Continuous Engage Grants for Colleges NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR A grant of up to $25,000 for a six-month project with a company. Projects can be in any Tri-Council discipline. Formerly called Applied Research & Development Level 1 grants.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation & Productivity I (VIP I) OCE College-company projects up to 12 months in duration.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation & Productivity II (VIP II) OCE College-company projects up to 24 months in duration. Must include internships for undergraduate students or recent graduates.

Social Sciences and Humanities

Deadline Program Funder What type of projects are funded?
1Jun15 Ontario Human Capital Research & Innovation Fund (OHCRIF) 2015-2016 MTCU OHCRIF supports research and innovation activities that identify better ways to help people prepare for/return to the labour force or keep employment. Two types of projects will be funded: literature reviews; and original research such as case studies, data analysis and evaluation studies.The funder will consider projects focusing on skills and return on investment, postsecondary education (PSE) and training policies, and labour market programs, policy and service delivery.
2Jun15 Operating Grant: Health, Well-Being & Extended Working Life CIHR The objective of this call is to support innovative and interdisciplinary research into the drivers to, and constraints on, extending working life. Research is expected to cross the traditional boundaries of Government departments and occupational sectors and to examine the implications of extending working life for older workers (50+), new labour markets, health, wellbeing and intergenerational equity. In this context, this call invites proposals for funding research into one or more of four broad topics: modern work factors; longer working life & inequality; health challenges; and caring responsibilities.
1Aug15 1Nov15 Connections Grants SSHRC Connection Grants support research-related events and outreach activities in the social sciences and humanities that focus on knowledge exchanges between academic researchers, non-academic and non-profit partners, postsecondary students and community-based practitioners. Past projects include workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums and summer institutes. (N.B. For social sciences and humanities research only. Does not fund research into therapies, drugs, medical treatments, interventions, medical practices or clinical studies/trials. Funding is primarily relevant to human services, however, health and nursing faculty can apply provided their projects are in SSHRC-eligible research areas.)
NOI - 14Aug15 Full 16Oct15 Insight Grants (IG) SSHRC IGs support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives (3-5 years). Research may be undertaken by an individual researcher or a team of researchers working in collaboration.
15Oct15 Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR IRCCs support Research Chair programs across all Tri-Council agency disciplines (science, engineering, technology, health, social sciences and humanities). These are 5-year, renewable grants. The purpose of the grant is to enable colleges to work with companies.
17Nov15 Applied Research Tools & Instruments (ARTI) NSERC/ SSHRC/ CIHR ARTIs support acquisition of research equipment across all Tri-Council agency disciplines (science, engineering, technology, health, social sciences and humanities). The purpose of the grant is to facilitate collaborations with business and industry.
30Nov15 Partnership Development Grants (PDG) SSHRC PDGs provide support to foster new research and/or related activities with new or existing partners; and to design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities. Projects can range from 1-3 years in duration.
Nov2015 Community & College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF) SSHRC CCSIF is a pilot initiative that connects the talent, facilities and capabilities of Canada’s colleges and polytechnics with the research needs of local community organizations. Projects can be 1-3 years in length.
1Feb16 (tent.) Insight Development Grants (IDG) SSHRC IDGs support research in its initial stages. The grants enable development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Project duration is up to 2 years. Funding is available for two distinct categories of scholars: established and emerging.
LOI - 15Feb16 Full - Nov2016 (tent.) Partnerships Grants (PG) SSHRC PGs provide support to new or existing formal partnerships for initiatives that advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities. These projects can be from 4-7 years.
LOI - 26May16 Full - 27Oct16 Innovation Enhancement Grants NSERC The objective of the IE Grants is to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They support applied research and collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies. These 5-year grants can be in any Tri-Council supported discipline.
Continuous Youth Justice Fund DJC Supports research and pilot projects on issues relative to youth (aged 12-17) in conflict with the law. Three separate programs address broad issues on youth rehabilitation and reintegration, drug addiction, and drugs, guns and gangs. A current priority is youth with mental health issues/cognitive impairments. Also funds PD events for justice and youth service professionals on youth in conflict.

Teaching & Learning

Deadline Program Funder What type of projects are funded?
1Jun15 Ontario Human Capital Research & Innovation Fund (OHCRIF) 2015-2016 MTCU OHCRIF supports research and innovation activities that identify better ways to help people prepare for/return to the labour force or keep employment. Two types of projects will be funded: literature reviews; and original research such as case studies, data analysis and evaluation studies.The funder will consider projects focusing on skills and return on investment, postsecondary education (PSE) and training policies, and labour market programs, policy and service delivery.
2Jun15 20Aug15 Small Grants Program in the Areas of Inquiry Spencer Foundation SF is a U.S.-based foundation that supports American and international researchers in the fields of elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. Areas of inquiry are: education and social opportunity; organizational learning; purpose and value of education; teaching, learning and instructional resources; and field-initiated proposals that do not fit into these broad areas.
Aug15 1Nov15 Connections Grants SSHRC Connection Grants support research-related events and outreach activities in the social sciences and humanities that focus on knowledge exchanges between academic researchers, non-academic and non-profit partners, postsecondary students and community-based practitioners. Past projects include workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums and summer institutes.

Abbreviations

  • APC: Automotive Partnership Canada
  • CFI: Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • CIHR: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • DJC: Department of Justice Canada (federal government)
  • EOI: Expression of Interest
  • LOI: Letter of Intent
  • MTCU: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (Ontario)
  • NOI: Notice of Intent
  • NSERC: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • OCE: Ontario Centres of Excellence
  • OMDC: Ontario Media Development Corporation
  • SF: Spencer Foundation
  • SSHRC: Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada

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