Internal deadlines for external applications
Eight weeks before application deadline: Notify the Office of Research Services, your department chair and your dean to let them know you are applying for the award. Begin writing the application and putting together your research team.
Three to five weeks before deadline: Provide a draft of the application to the Office of Research Services if you would like feedback. If required by your faculty, submit the draft application to your chair and dean at this time as well.
Two weeks before deadline: Collect signature approvals from your chair, your dean, the Office of Research Services and the provost. Approvals should be sought in order of level of administration and are required to ensure workload, personnel, space, equipment and support needs are addressed. The application may not be submitted without these approvals.
Two to five days before deadline: Submit application.
One to two days before deadline: Office of Research Services approves the applications (Tri-Agency).
The university has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Tri-Agencies, the three primary sources of research funding in Canada: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC); Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC); and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Requirements of the agreement include the specific obligations of the university and the researcher.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
|Key Programs||Annual deadlines (subject to change)* |
|SSHRC Insight Grants||October 15|
|SSHRC Insight Development Grants||February 1|
|SSHRC Partnership Grants Stage 1||February 15|
|SSHRC Partnership Development Grants||November 30|
|SSHRC Connection Grants||February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1|
|SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant||March 15, June 15, September 15, December 15|
*Deadlines may change from year to year. Consult the SSHRC website for current program information.
SSHRC Institutional Grant
SSHRC Institutional Grants (SIG) help eligible Canadian post secondary institutions fund, through their own merit review processes, small-scale research and research-related activities by their faculty and students in the social sciences and humanities.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
|Key Programs||Agency deadline (subject to change)*|
|NSERC Discovery Grants||Notice of intent: August 1 |
Application: November 1
|NSERC Idea to Innovation||January 9; April 3, July 4|
*Deadlines may change from year to year. Consult the NSERC website for current program information.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
|Key Program||Annual deadlines (subject to change)*|
|CIHR Project Grant||Registration February 6; Application March 6|
*Deadlines may change from year to year. Consult the CIHR website for current program information.