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.

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 graduate students and 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 Project GrantHealth and Medical SciencesApplication: two weeks prior to external deadlineTBD
Google Research Scholar ProgramAll disciplinesNovember 25, 2020December 2, 2020
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 disciplinesone week prior to external submissionvarious
Mitacs Globalink (Student Travel) Research AwardAll disciplinesone week prior to external submissionvarious
MSFHR Scholar AwardHealth and Medical SciencesFebruary 5, 2021February 12, 2021
MSFHR Research Trainee AwardHealth and Medical SciencesFebruary 12, 2021February 19, 2021
NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program LOIScience and Engineeringtwo weeks prior to external deadlineMay 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 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 28 (UVic manadatory Peer Review)October 25 annually
NSERC Ship Time ProgramScience and EngineeringAugust 25 annuallySeptember 1 annually
SSHRC Connection GrantSocial Sciences and Humanitiesone week prior to external deadlinevarious
SSHRC Insight GrantSocial Sciences and HumanitiesSeptember 17 annuallyOctober 1 annually
SSHRC Insight Development GrantSocial Sciences and HumanitiesJanuary 19 annuallyFebruary 2 annually
SSHRC Partnership Grant - Stage 1Social Sciences and HumanitiesJanuary 27 annuallyFebruary 10 annually
SSHRC Partnership Grant - Stage 2Social Sciences and HumanitiesOctober 15 annuallyOctober 29 annually
SSHRC Partnership Development Grant Social Sciences and HumanitiesNovember 1 annuallyNovember 15 annually
SSHRC Partnership Engage GrantSocial Sciences and Humanitiesone week prior to external deadlinevarious
Banting Postdoctoral FellowshipAll disciplinesAugust 3, 2021September 22, 2021
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