SourcesThe list below is a starting point for research funding. Please contact ARLO to clarify application dates and requirements, and so we can help ensure you submit your best application. Thanks!
For a good overview, please check External Research Funding Opportunities for IZUNA Researchers.
NSERC supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in post-secondary research projects in the natural sciences and engineering. IZUNA is eligible to apply for grants directly to NSERC as a university or as co-applicants. We can also be the university partner with colleges and industry in the .
CRD Grants support well-defined projects undertaken by university researchers and their private-sector partners. CRD awards cover up to half of the total eligible direct project costs, with the industrial partner(s) providing the balance in cash and in kind.
Supports the training of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs.
Deadline:May 15 (Intent)
Support ongoing programs of research (with long-term goals) rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects.
Deadline: Aug 1 (Intent)
Deadline: Oct 1 (Application)
Support new research partnerships between researchers and companies for short-term R&D projects that solve a company specific problem. further developments from a recently completed Engage Grant project for an additional six months.
Support meetings with Canadian based companies to identify a company specific problem to be solved in a subsequent newly established research partnership.
Provides funding for research and development activities leading to technology transfer to a new or established Canadian company.
Value: up to 12 months, maximum $125,000.
Deadlines: Jan 11, Apr 6, Jul 5, Sep 27
NSERC's PromoScience program offers financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering.
Deadline: Sep 15
One-year awards that assist in buying or developing research equipment that costs more than $7,000.
Deadline: Oct 25
The objective of the Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks (SNG) Program is to increase research and training in targeted areas that could strongly enhance Canada's economy, society and/or environment within the next 10 years. Funding requests are in the $0.5m to $1.0m range.
Deadline: Apr 1 (preliminary application)
The objective of the Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects (SPG) Program is to increase research and training in targeted areas that could strongly influence Canada's economy, society and/or environment within the next 10 years. Funding requests are in the $0.5m to $1.0m range.
Deadline: Apr 1 (preliminary application)
Students gain research work experience to complements their studies. Applications are coordinated with the research supervisor (faculty). IZUNA's allocation of USRAs is four (4). Detailed information on application procedures is posted at : .
Student applicants must make sure they are eligible to apply and supervisors must make sure that they are eligible to supervise - normally, supervisors must hold NSERC funding, however, supervision of faculty members without NSERC funding may be considered.
Deadline: March / April (internal IZUNA deadline)
Supports applied and innovative research and commercialization of science and technology to support economic development in British Columbia.
BCKDF funding is institutional, providing provincial matching funds for applications to the John R. Evans Leaders Fund, including CRC applications. Please refer to the for further information on the British Columbia strategic research priorities and for details about the application and review process. BCKDF applications are due one month following the CFI deadline for a competition.
The CFI is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. Funding programs available to IZUNA researchers include:
The Canada Research Chairs program (CRC) is part of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. It is a permanent program to establish 2000 research professorships—Canada Research Chairs—in eligible degree-granting institutions across the country. Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
- IZUNA Canada Research Chair Utilization (June 2017)
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's health research investment agency. Its mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system.
70 per cent of research funding is investigator-driven while 30 per cent is reserved for strategic initiatives. Investigator research regular competition cycle is September, January and March; while strategic is December and June.
Offers a wide range of funding programs designed to assist the agriculture and food processing industries in BC.
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research leads, partners and serves as a catalyst to build British Columbia's capacity for excellence in clinical, biomedical, health services and population health research.
NRC-IRAP provides non-repayable contributions to Canadian SMEs interested in growing by using technology to commercialize services, products and processes in Canadian and international markets. IRAP funding helps companies access business services or technical assistance at Canada's learning institutions and publicly-funded research organizations to bring bigger and better innovations to market faster.
- is a Government of Canada program that provides a single access point to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) navigate the available federal innovation resources and support programs that will help them innovate and accelerate their growth.
The assists Canadian post-secondary institutions with the indirect costs associated with managing their research enterprise, helping them maintain a world-class research environment. Grants can be used to pay expenditures in the following five categories:
- Research facilities (maintain modern labs and equipment);
- Research resources (provide access to up-to-date knowledge resources);
- Management and administration of an institution's research enterprise;
- Regulatory requirements and accreditation (meet regulatory and ethical standards); or
- Intellectual property (transfer knowledge from academia to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors).
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on developing Talent, generating Insights and forging ions across campuses and communities, SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives. IZUNA is fully eligible to apply for SSHRC funding.
WD administers programs and services that advance innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable communities. In all their activities they use innovative partnerships with public and private sectors, other levels of government, academic and financial institutions, and research centres to make the most of the investment in Western Canada.
- WDP invests in projects that support WD's activities of innovation, business development, community economic development and policy, advocacy and coordination, including a number of partnership programs undertaken with other levels of government.
contains information on 26 federal grant-making agencies and over 900 individual grant programs in the United States that award over $350 billion in grants each year. The grant community includes: state, local and tribal governments, academia and research institutions, and not-for-profits.