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. Prospective applicants should contact the Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) before beginning work on proposals. CRI vets all external research applications that involve the use of Fanshawe resources (employees, facilities, equipment, etc.) prior to submission to an outside funder. Inquiries: CRI, T3010, London Campus or via email at research@fanshawec.ca.

Please allow a minimum of 14 business days for the vetting of applications and/or for

obtaining letters of support or other documentation from the President's Office or College.

BUSINESS

Deadline

Program

Funder

 What types of projects are funded?

12Dec14

Occupational Health & Safety Prevention & Innovation ProgramMLFunds research and training projects pertaining to accident prevention, health and safety best practices, safety awareness/education, behaviours, safety systems design, workplace culture and technologies.

16Jan15 (NOI), 15May15 (full)

College-Industry Innovation Fund - Stream 1CFIInfrastructure funding (buildings, renovations and equipment) that enhances colleges' existing applied research and technology development capacity in natural and social sciences, engineering, humanities and health sciences. Business and industry focused.

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?

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.

12Dec14

Occupational Health & Safety Prevention & Innovation Program MLFunds research and training projects pertaining to accident prevention, health and safety best practices, safety awareness/education, behaviours, safety systems design, workplace culture and technologies.

9Jan15, 2Mar15

Transitional Operating Grant CIHRAll research areas funded by CIHR.

16Jan15 (NOI), 15May15 (full)

College-Industry Innovation Fund - Stream 1 Infrastructure funding (buildings, renovations and equipment) that enhances colleges' existing applied research and technology development capacity in natural and social sciences, engineering, humanities and health sciences. Business and industry focused.
29May15 (LOI), 30Oct15 full proposal (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.
ContinuousYouth Justice FundDJCSupports 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 types of projects are funded?

12Dec14Occupational Health & Safety Prevention & Innovation ProgramMLFunds research and training projects pertaining to accident prevention, health and safety best practices, safety awareness/education, behaviours, safety systems design, workplace culture and technologies.
16Jan15 (NOI), 15May15 (full)College-Industry Innovation Fund - Stream 1CFIInfrastructure funding (buildings, renovations and equipment) that enhances colleges' existing applied research and technology development capacity in natural and social sciences, engineering, humanities and health sciences. Business and industry focused.
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?

12Dec14Occupational Health & Safety Prevention & Innovation Program MLFunds research and training projects pertaining to accident prevention, health and safety best practices, safety awareness/education, behaviours, safety systems design, workplace culture and technologies.

16Jan15 (NOI), 15May15 (full)

College-Industry Innovation Fund - Stream 1 CFIInfrastructure funding (buildings, renovations and equipment) that enhances colleges' existing applied research and technology development capacity in natural and social sciences, engineering, humanities and health sciences. Business and industry focused.
16Mar15OMDC Research Grants OMDCStudies that further growth in cultural media industries undertaken with non-profit organizations/industry associations.
29May15 (LOI), 30Oct15 full proposal (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?

12Dec14Occupational Health & Safety Prevention & Innovation ProgramMLFunds research and training projects pertaining to accident prevention, health and safety best practices, safety awareness/education, behaviours, safety systems design, workplace culture and technologies.
16Jan15 (NOI), 15May15 (full)College-Industry Innovation Fund - Stream 1 CFIInfrastructure funding (buildings, renovations and equipment) that enhances colleges' existing applied research and technology development capacity in natural and social sciences, engineering, humanities and health sciences. Business and industry focused.
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?

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. 

12Dec14Occupational Health & Safety Prevention & Innovation ProgramML

Funds research and training projects pertaining to accident prevention, health and safety best practices, safety awareness/education, behaviours, safety systems design, workplace culture and technologies.

16Jan15 (NOI), 15May15 (full)College-Industry Innovation Fund - Stream 1 CFIInfrastructure funding (buildings, renovations and equipment) that enhances colleges' existing applied research and technology development capacity in natural and social sciences, engineering, humanities and health sciences. Business and industry focused.
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.

1Feb15, 1May15

Connections Grants SSHRCThis program has changed to fixed application deadlines. Funds research events, outreach and workshops in SS&H disciplines.
15Feb15 (LOI), TBA, full proposalPartnerships Grants SSHRC Funds major, 4-7 year long research projects with non-profits, community partners and academic institutions. 
16Mar15OMDC Research Grants OMDCStudies that further growth in cultural media industries undertaken with non-profit organizations/industry associations.
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.
Continuous Youth Justice FundDJCSupports 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. 

Abbreviations

AITF                Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures

APC                Automotive Partnership Canada

CFI                  Canada Foundation for Innovation

CIHR               Canadian Institutes of Health Research 

DJC                 Department of Justice Canada (federal government)

IDRC               International Development Research Centre

LOI                  Letter of Intent

ML                   Ministry of Labour (Ontario)

MRI                 Ministry of Research and Innovation (Ontario)

MTCU             Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (Ontario)

MTO                Ministry of Transportation (Ontario)

NOI                 Notice of Intent     

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

Page Updated: 3Oct14