External

When you apply for research grants and awards from external organizations and institutions, the Office of Research Services can support your efforts and ensure the process runs smoothly. All applications for external research funding must be reviewed by the Office of Research Services and approved by the provost before submission to other funding organizations.

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 a research team.

Three to five weeks before deadline: Provide a draft of the application to the Office of Research Services if you'd 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.

Signature form

Two to five days before deadline: Submit application.

One to two days before deadline: Office of Research Services approves Tri-Agency applications.


Tri-Agency Funding

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.

Tri-Agency Policies and guidelines


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Website

Key Programs of Interest to MacEwan Faculty 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. Confirm all deadlines with SSHRC.


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Website

Key Programs of Interest to MacEwan Faculty Agency deadline (subject to change)*
NSERC Discovery Grants Notice of intent: August 1
Application: November 1
NSERC Engage Open
NSERC Connection Open
NSERC Idea to Innovation January 9; April 3, July 4

 

*Deadlines may change from year to year. Confirm all deadlines with NSERC.

In May 2017, NSERC made a presentation at MacEwan University, introducing their grant programs and providing information on changes to the programs from previous years.

NSERC presentation (May 2017)


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Website

Key Programs of Interest to MacEwan Faculty Annual deadlines (subject to change)*
CIHR Project Grant Registration February 6; Application March 6

 

*Deadlines may change from year to year. Confirm all deadlines with CIHR.