Last Updated: January 9, 2015.
Competitions with 2015 Deadlines Listed First
UBC Internal Faculty Awards
Guidelines and nomination forms: http://research.ubc.ca/vpri/ubc-faculty-research-awards
Killam Faculty Research Prizes
Deadline: October 1, 2015
- Up to ten prizes of $5,000 each are awarded annually to full-time faculty members in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions
- All fields of research are included
Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize
Deadline: October 15, 2015
- A $1,500 prize and certificate awarded annually to an active faculty researcher for a distinguished record of published research
- All fields of research are eligible
Charles A. McDowell Research Award
Deadline: October 15, 2015
This award, consisting of a certificate, will be presented to an outstanding young member of the faculty of UBC who has demonstrated excellence in pure or applied scientific research. The recipient must be currently in receipt of a research grant from NSERC and be nominated in a year not more than 12 greater than the year they received their PhD degree.
Non-UBC Faculty Awards
Mitacs Elevate (requires industry partner)
Next call: Spring 2015
Establish long-term research collaborations that support postdoctoral career development. This competitive two-year fellowship is valued at $57,500 per year.
Continuing Funding Opportunities
UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Nomination deadline for 2015 prizes: Already passed
Nomination deadline for 2016 prizes: Not yet announced
Postdoctoral applicants are selected based on high academic achievement, personal qualities, and demonstrated aptitudes. Consideration is also given to the applicant’s proposed programme of study. The fellowships are awarded for a maximum of two years, subject to review at the end of the first year, and include a stipend of CAD $50,000 per annum and a travel and research allowance of CAD $4,000 for the tenure of the award. The number of awards varies between three and five per year.
More information about the UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships may be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website at http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/killam-postdoctoral-research-fellowship.
Mitacs Accelerate (requires industry partner)
- No deadlines: applications are accepted at any time
- Application process: simple, easy, and quick; typically approved within four to six weeks
- Not a competition
- International students and Postdocs are eligible to apply
- Real-world exposure: interns and faculty apply the latest tools and innovations to real issues.
- Funding provided to support the intern’s research
Each 4-month internship project receives $15,000 in direct funding, with the partner organization and Mitacs each providing $7,500.
Canadian Foundation for Innovation
Contains online database for searching. Please note that only eligible institutions — and not individual researchers — may submit a proposal to the CFI. They encourage researchers to contact their institutional research office to learn more about internal application processes.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Grant areas that might apply include: Catalyst Grants; Emerging Team Grants; Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grants; Other; Randomized Control Trials
Networks for Centres of Excellence of Canada
The program invests in Canadian research and entrepreneurial talent to translate and apply knowledge, generating economic and social benefits for Canadians. Networks play an important role in mobilizing some of the best academic research talent found in Canada, and in engaging Canadian and international partners in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Talent, Insight and Connection programs.
The National Research Council
Research and business collaboration opportunities for Human health therapeutics.
Canadian Cancer Society – Grants
There are three competitions each year:
|1st competition||2nd competition||3rd competition|
|Full application deadline:||May 15||September 15|
|Funding start date:||August 1||December 1|
A limited number of Awards to PhD or MD/PhD students, and post-doctoral/medical/clinical fellows are available. The travel award will be made to defray costs of travel, registration, accommodation, meals, ground transportation, etc., and will not exceed $2,000.
There are two competitions each year:
|1st competition||2nd competition|
|Abstract registration:||August 15|
|Full application deadline:||October 1|
|Funding start date:||February 1||August 1|
Created to support innovative, creative problem solving in cancer research. Grant budgets may be up to $100,000 per year and a maximum of $200,000 per grant. Grant expenditures may be extended over 3 years if justified in the application. Grants will be non-renewable. Funding will be provided to support the direct costs of research, including supplies, salaries, and equipment associated with the proposed work. Equipment requests cannot exceed 25% of the requested budget. Indirect costs are not eligible.
Letter of intent due date: March 25
Letter of intent results: June
Application due date: September 1
Results announcement: January
Anticipated start date: February 1
The goal of the CCSRI Impact grant program is to provide a mechanism for scientists to adopt innovations and accelerate the application of new knowledge to address problems in cancer research that have the potential for practical application. Budgets awarded will not exceed $250,000 per year, to a maximum of $1,250,000 per grant. The grant term is up to 5 years. Grants will be renewable. Funding will be provided to support the direct costs of research, including supplies, expenses, wages and equipment associated with the proposed work. Indirect costs will not be considered eligible expenses. Equipment requests of up to $125,000 can be included within the proposed budget.
Canadian Society of Microbiologists
Several awards available for students and new researchers and The CSM Award is the Society’s Premier award for senior researchers.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Clinical and Population Health Research Grants
Canadian Society for Immunology
Travel awards for students
The Kidney Foundation of Canada
Biomedical Research Grants provide financial support to medical researchers to assist in defraying the operating costs of research, which may include the purchase of materials, supplies and equipment and the payment of laboratory assistants.
Canadian Diabetes Association
Operating grants and Post-Doctoral Fellow awards.
Canadian Thoracic Society
The Canadian Lung Association funds research and research training through the CTS at the national level. They offer several competitions for research funding.
Operating grants, studentships and fellowships.
Organizations Outside Canada
ORS website – the most commonly held grants at UBC
Office of the VP Research & International website – a directory of major external awards
Office of the Provost & VP Academic website – internal to UBC, academic-related awards
Awards for Faculty members – includes awards from UBC, and the Faculty of Medicine