External grants

All external grant applications must be approved internally before submission to the funding agency.

Please submit a completed Research Application Summary Form (RASF) and hard copy of the funding application to ORS by the internal deadline. For post-doctoral fellowship applications, please use the RASF - Fellowship.

The RASF requires the following signatures and must be completed for both Principal Investigators and if you are a co-applicant on a joint application with another institution:

    • Principal Investigator (PI), or UVic co-applicant if applying with an external PI
    • Supervisor (for post-doctoral fellows only)
    • Department Chair
    • Research Centre Director, if applicable
    • Dean of Faculty

Internal deadlines: Unless otherwise noted, the internal ORS deadline for all funding competitions is one week prior to the external funder's deadline.

For more funding opportunities, please visit our Funding Agencies at a Glance page or sign up for our e-mail distribution lists:

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Grants search
CompetitionDisciplineInternal deadlineExternal deadline
CIHR Foundation GrantHealth and Medical SciencesStage 1 Application: two weeks prior to external deadlineRegistration: August 8, 2017/Stage 1 Application: September 12, 2017
CIHR Project GrantHealth and Medical SciencesApplication: two weeks prior to external deadlineTBC
Google Faculty Research AwardAll disciplinesOctober 8 annuallyOctober 15 annually
Grand Challenges in Global HealthAll disciplinesone week prior to external submissionvarious
MITACS Accelerate Research InternshipAll disciplinesone week prior to external submissionn/a
MITACS Elevate Post-doctoral FellowshipAll disciplinesJune 28, 2017July 5, 2017
MITACS Globalink (Student Travel) Research AwardAll disciplinesone week prior to external submissionvarious
MSFHR Scholar AwardHealth and Medical SciencesTBDTBD
MSFHR Trainee Award/Post-doc FellowshipHealth and Medical SciencesTBDTBD
NSERC Collaborative Research and Development GrantScience and Engineeringone week prior to external submissionanytime
NSERC Connect GrantScience and Engineeringone week prior to external submissionanytime
NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program LOIScience and EngineeringApril 14 annuallyMay 1 annually
NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) ProgramScience and EngineeringSeptember 12 annuallySeptember 22 annually (by invitation)
NSERC Discovery Grant NOIScience and Engineeringn/aAugust 1 annually
NSERC Discovery GrantScience and EngineeringOctober 18 annuallyNovember 1 annually
NSERC Discovery Grant Northern Research SupplementScience and EngineeringOctober 18 annuallyNovember 1 annually
DND/NSERC Research Partnership GrantScience and Engineeringone week prior to external submissionn/a
NSERC Engage GrantScience and Engineeringone week prior to external submissionanytime
NSERC Idea to Innovation GrantScience and Engineeringone week prior to external submissionvarious
NSERC PromoScience ProgramScience and EngineeringSeptember 8 annuallySeptember 15 annually
NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) GrantScience and EngineeringSeptember 12 (UVic manadatory Peer Review)October 25 annually
NSERC Ship Time ProgramScience and EngineeringAugust 25 annuallySeptember 1 annually
NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant for NetworksScience and EngineeringMarch 25 annuallyApril 1 annually (preapplication)
NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant for ProjectsScience and EngineeringMay 31, 2017June 7, 2017
NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant for Projects LOIScience and EngineeringJanuary 22, 2017February 1, 2017
SSHRC Connection GrantSocial Sciences and Humanitiesone week prior to external deadlinevarious
SSHRC Insight GrantSocial Sciences and HumanitiesOctober 2, 2017October 15, 2017
SSHRC Insight Development GrantSocial Sciences and HumanitiesJanuary 20, 2017February 3, 2017
SSHRC Partnership Grant LOISocial Sciences and HumanitiesFebruary 1, 2017February 15, 2017
SSHRC Partnership GrantSocial Sciences and HumanitiesOctober 18, 2017November 1, 2017
SSHRC Partnership Development Grant Social Sciences and HumanitiesNovember 16, 2017November 30, 2017
SSHRC Partnership Engage GrantSocial Sciences and Humanitiesone week prior to external deadlinevarious
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