External Funding Opportunities

These are 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. Programs may have single or multi-step application processes. Prospective applicants should contact the Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) before beginning work on proposals. CRI must vet all external research applications that involve the use of Fanshawe resources (employees, facilities, equipment, etc.) prior to submission. Inquiries: CRI, T3010, London Campus or via email at research@fanshawec.ca.

Please allow a minimum of 14 business days for this process and/or for obtaining letters of support/other documentation from the President or College.

 

BUSINESS

Deadline

Program

Funder

 What types of projects are funded?

9Oct14 

Research Opportunities Program -    Stream 1

ON MIN LABOURFor projects that examine workplace health and safety (H&S) accident causes, prevention methods, processes and practices for improvement, vulnerable workers (youth, etc.), promotion of a safety culture, and prevention of occupational diseases (e.g., ergonomical, biological, physical and psychosocial). 

10Nov14,

16Mar15

OMDC Research GrantsOMDCStudies that further growth in cultural media industries undertaken with non-profit organizations/industry associations.
29May15 (LOI), 30Oct15 full proposal (if invited)Innovation Enhancement Grants NSERCSupport 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). Projects may be in any Tri-Council discipline.
Continuous Social Sciences & Humanities APC APCCanadian auto sector competitiveness.

 

HEALTH

Deadline

Program

Funder

 What types of projects are funded?

1Oct14College-University Idea to Innovation (CUI2I)NSERCCollege-university-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline.
1Oct14Operating Grant: Knowledge to Action CIHRProjects facilitate exchange of existing knowledge between academic and users in a process that results in action. No original research involved.
9Oct14Research Opportunities Program -   Stream 1 ON MIN LABOURFor projects that examine workplace health and safety (H&S) accident causes, prevention methods, processes and practices for improvement, vulnerable workers (youth, etc.), promotion of a safety culture, and prevention of occupational diseases (e.g., ergonomical, biological, physical and psychosocial).
15Oct14Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC)NSERCCollege-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline.
15Oct14Partnerships for Health System Improvement CIHRApplied health services and policy research aimed at strengthening Canada's health care system.
17Nov14Applied Research Tools & Instruments (ARTI)NSERCProvides research equipment to support college-industry programs of research and help colleges build capacity to serve business.

17Nov14 

Knowledge Synthesis Grant CIHRFunds reviews of existing research with users that contributes to the greater use of that research in decision-making and practice. May result in identification of gaps that should be the subject of later, original research.

 1Dec14

New Investigator Salary AwardCIHRProvides outstanding new researchers with the opportunity to develop/demonstrate abilities to conduct health research through a contribution to their salaries.

9Jan15,

2Mar15

Transitional Operating Grant CIHRAll research areas funded by CIHR.
29May15 (LOI), 30Oct15 full proposal  (if invited)Innovation Enhancement Grants NSERCSupport 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). Projects may be in any Tri-Council discipline.
ContinuousApplied Research and Development (ARD) NSERCCollege-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline. Three levels.
ContinuousMarket ReadinessOCETwo levels to support start-ups in initial stages. IP must have resulted from research conducted at an Ontario-based academic institution.
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.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Deadline

Program

Funder

 What types of projects are funded?

1Oct14College-University Idea to Innovation (CUI2I)NSERCCollege-university-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline.
15Oct14Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC)NSERCCollege-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline.
17Nov14Applied Research Tools & Instruments (ARTI)NSERCProvides research equipment to support college-industry programs of research and help colleges build capacity to serve business.
29May15 (LOI), 30Oct15 full proposal (if invited)Innovation Enhancement Grants NSERCSupport 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). Projects may be in any Tri-Council discipline.
ContinuousApplied Research and Development (ARD) NSERCCollege-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline. Three levels.
ContinuousMarket Readiness OCETwo levels to support start-ups in initial stages. IP must have resulted from research conducted at an Ontario-based academic institution.
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 types of projects are funded?

1Oct14College-University Idea to Innovation (CUI2I)NSERCCollege-university-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline.
15Oct14Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC)NSERCCollege-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline.
10Nov14, 16Mar15OMDC Research Grants OMDCStudies that further growth in cultural media industries undertaken with non-profit organizations/industry associations.
17Nov14Applied Research Tools & Instruments (ARTI)NSERCProvides research equipment to support college-industry programs of research and help colleges build capacity to serve business.
29May15 (LOI), 30Oct15 full proposal (if invited)Innovation Enhancement Grants NSERCSupport 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). Projects may be in any Tri-Council discipline.
ContinuousApplied Research and Development (ARD) NSERCCollege-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline. Three levels.
ContinuousMarket Readiness  OCETwo levels to support start-ups in initial stages. IP must have resulted from research conducted at an Ontario-based academic institution.
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 & ENGINEERING

Deadline

Program

Funder

 What types of projects are funded?

1Oct14College-University Idea to Innovation (CUI2I)NSERCCollege-university-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline.
9Oct14Research Opportunities Program - Stream 1 ON MIN LABOURFor projects that examine workplace health and safety (H&S) accident causes, prevention methods, processes and practices for improvement, vulnerable workers (youth, etc.), promotion of a safety culture, and prevention of occupational diseases (e.g., ergonomical, biological, physical and psychosocial).
15Oct14Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC)NSERCCollege-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline.
17Nov14Applied Research Tools & Instruments (ARTI)NSERCProvides research equipment to support college-industry programs of research and help colleges build capacity to serve business.
29May15 (LOI), 30Oct15 full proposal (if invited)Innovation Enhancement GrantsNSERCSupport 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). Projects may be in any Tri-Council discipline.
ContinuousApplied Research and Development (ARD) NSERCCollege-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline. Three levels.
ContinuousAutomotive Partnership Canada (APC) APCCollege-company projects.
ContinuousConnected Vehicle/Autonomous Vehicle (CVAV) Research Program OCE, MTO, MRICollege-company projects in connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.
ContinuousMarket Readiness OCETwo levels to support start-ups in initial stages. IP must have resulted from research conducted at an Ontario-based academic institution.
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 & HUMANITIES

Deadline

Program

Funder

 What types of projects are funded?

9Oct14 

Research Opportunities Program -  Stream 1ON MIN LABOURFor projects that examine workplace health and safety (H&S) accident causes, prevention methods, processes and practices for improvement, vulnerable workers (youth, etc.), promotion of a safety culture, and prevention of occupational diseases (e.g., ergonomical, biological, physical and psychosocial).

1Nov14,1Feb15, 1May15

Connections Grants SSHRC This program has changed to fixed application deadlines. Funds research events, outreach and workshops in SS&H disciplines.
10Nov14, 16Mar15OMDC Research Grants  OMDCStudies that further growth in cultural media industries undertaken with non-profit organizations/industry associations.
30Nov14Partnership Development Grants SSHRC 

Support to develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization, meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, and/or to design new partnership approaches that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or be scaled up to a regional, national or international level. 

1Dec14SSHRC Institutional Grants SSHRCGrants are made to university/college research offices to fund a series of small projects in the social sciences and humanities. RFP to come later this year.
1Feb15Insight Development Grants SSHRCSupports research in its initial stages. Enables development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas.
15Feb15 (LOI), TBA, full proposalPartnerships Grants SSHRC Funds major, 4-7 year long research projects with non-profits, community partners and academic institutions. 
29May15 (LOI), 30Oct15 full proposal (if invited)Innovation Enhancement GrantsNSERCSupport 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). Projects may be in any Tri-Council discipline.

Abbreviations

AITF                Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures

APC                Automotive Partnership Canada

CIHR               Canadian Institutes of Health Research 

IRDC               International Research Development Centre

MRI                 Ministry of Research and Innovation (Ontario)

MTCU             Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (Ontario)

MTO                Ministry of Transportation (Ontario)

NSERC           Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

NRC-IRAP      National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program

OCE                Ontario Centres of Excellence

OMDC             Ontario Media Development Corporation

SSHRC           Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada