Grant Support and Deadlines

The Faculty of Science offers guidance and practical support for researchers in identifying potential funding sources and with the application process. Faculty members in all five Science departments are encouraged to contact Jasmine Lefebvre, the Faculty's Research Facilitator.

Services

  • Regularly updated information regarding funding opportunities
  • Advice and guidance on research grant proposal preparation
  • Substantive review of proposal drafts and applications
  • Facilitation of interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships
  • Information regarding signature requirements for grant submissions

Grant Application Deadlines

Several funding programs require the submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI) or a Notification of Intent (NOI) to be allowed to submit a full application. These programs are identified in the list.

September

Sept. 1 – Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada Grant-in-Aid

Sept. 1 – NSERC Ship Time Grants

Sept. 10 – Royal Society of Canada (nomination – uOttawa nomination deadline)

Sept. 15 – CIHR Operating Grant: 2012-2013 (Final Submission)

Sept. 15 – Sloan Fellowship Nominations

Sept. 24 – NSERC CREATE program (full application, if invited)

Sept. 30 – NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant

October

Oct. 1 – NSERC-DG Subatomic Physics Project (SAP) (full application)

Oct. 1 – CIHR: Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) (appln., if invited)

Oct. 1 – NSERC: Research Tools & Instruments: Categories 2 & 3 (application)

Oct. 1 – CCSRI Innovation grants

Oct. 4 – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (nomination)

Oct. 5 – NIH: Research GrantsR01 new, Cycle III

Oct. 7 – Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (uOttawa deadline for internal review)

Oct. 10 – CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (appln)

Oct. 15 – Canada Research Chair (CRC) Renewal (uOttawa submission deadline)

Oct. 15 – CFI - LOF (uOttawa submission)

Oct. 15 – NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships

Oct. 15 – SSHRC Insight Grants (application)

Oct. 20 – Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program (nomination, uOttawa deadline)

Oct. 20 – Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award (Humboldt Foundation, nomination)

Oct. 25 – NSERC: Research Tools and Instruments: Category 1 (application)

November

Nov. 1 – NSERC: Discovery (Operating) Grant (full application)

Nov. 1 – NSERC Northern Research Supplements Program

Nov. 2 – Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (nomination)

Nov. 8 – Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program (NSERC Deadline)

Nov. 14 – France Canada Research Fund (application)

Nov. 15 – Canadian Mathematical Society Teaching Award (nomination)

Nov. 15 – Fulbright Traditional Scholar Awards (application)

December

Dec. 1 – Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics, Nanoscience or Neuroscience (nomination)

Dec. 1 – Manning Foundation Research Innovation Awards (nomination)

Dec. 1 – Royal Society of Canada (nomination)

Dec. 15 – Max Planck Research Award (Humboldt Foundation, nomination)

Dec. 15 – NSERC Summer Programs in Japan (JSPS) or Taiwan

Dec. 20 – NSERC International Opportunities Fund (full appln., Ottawa deadline, if invited)

Dec. 30 – Geological Association of Canada (various awards)

Dec. 31 – Harvey Prize (nomination)

January


Jan. 7 - NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) (application deadline)

Jan. 15 - Research Development Program (internal application)

Jan. 15 - Conference/Workshop on Campus (internal application)

Jan. 15 - University Research Chairs (internal application – new nominations)

Jan. 25 - JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

Jan. 25 - OPC Privacy Research & Knowledge Translation in Canada Program

February

Feb. 1 - CIHR Operating Grant (registration)

Feb. 1 - Canadian Diabetes Association Operating Grant (application, prior NOI)

Feb. 1 - Parkinson Society of Canada Pilot Project Grants (application)

Feb. 1 - Summer Studentships for Cystic Fibrosis research

Feb. 1 - CIHR Master's Award (Banting-Best Graduate Fellowship)

Feb. 5 - NIH: Research Grants, R01 new

Feb. 12 - ERA-Can FP7 Environment 2012 Programme (application)

Feb. 15 - SSHRC Connection Program Partnership Grant (LOI)

Feb. 15 - CCSRI Innovation Grant (abstract)

Feb. 15 - CFI - LOF (uOttawa submission)

Feb. 17 - World Anti-Doping Agency Research Grant

Feb. 20 - Japan Prize (Japan Foundation (nomination, uOttawa deadline?)

Feb. 28 - Timothy R. Parsons Award of Excellence in Ocean Sciences (nomination)

March

March 1 - CIHR Operating Grant (application)

March 5 - NIH: Research Grants, R01 resubmission, renewal, revision

March 20 - Human Frontiers of Science Program (registration)

March 22 - NSERC CREATE program (LOI, internal, for pre-approval)

March 27 - Human Frontiers of Science Program (LOI)

March 28 - L'Oreal Canada postdoctoral research fellowhships (application)

April

April 1 - CCSRI Innovation Grant (application)

April 1 - IDRC Doctoral Research Award

April 1 - NSERC Strategic Projects (application)

April 1 - NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Prize (nomination)

April 1 - NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize (nomination)

April 1 - NSERC John C. Polanyi Award (nomination)

April 2 - NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant

April 15 - NSERC Synergy Award program (nomination)

April 15 - Canada Research Chair (renewal – uOttawa internal deadline)

June

June 1 – Research Development Program (internal application)

June 1 – Conference/Workshop on Campus (internal application)

June 5 – NIH: Research Grants, R01 new

June 7 – E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship (nomination)

June 10 – CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (application)

June 15 – CFI - LOF (‘attraction’ candidates, Ottawa submission)

June 22 – NSERC Strategic Network Grant (preliminary application)

June 30 – E.W.R. Steacie Prize (nomination)

June 30 – Canadian Mathematical Society Coxeter-James award (nomination)

August

Aug. 1 – NSERC: Discovery (Operating) Grant (submission of NOI)

Aug. 15 – CIHR Operating Grant: 2012-2013 (registration)

Aug. 15 – SSHRC Insight Grants (NOI)

Aug. 15 – CCSRI Innovation grants

Aug. 16 – Marie Curie Fellowships for Canadians - EF7 (application)

Abbreviations

ACS – American Chemical Society
CCSRI - Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (formerly NCIC)
CDA – Canadian Diabetes Association
CECR – Centres of Excellence for Commercialization & Research
CFI – Canada Foundation for Innovation
CGS - Canada Graduate Scholarships
CHRP - Collaborative Health Research Projects
CIHR – Canadian Institutes of Health Research
CRC – Canada Research Chair
CREATE - Collaborative Research & Training Experience
CSA – Canadian Space Agency
HFSP – Human Frontiers of Science Program
IDRC – International Development Research Centre
ISTP - International Science and Technology Partnerships
I2I – Idea-to-Innovation
LEF – Leading Edge Fund
LOF – Leaders Opportunity Fund
LOI – Letter of Intent
NCE – Networks of Centres of Excellence
NIF – New Initiatives Fund
NIH - National Institutes of Health (USA)
NOI – Notice of Intent [to apply for a grant] (equivalent to registration)
NSERC – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
OPC - Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
PWP - Partnership Workshops Program
SAP - Subatomic Physics
SNG - Strategic Network Grant
SPG – Strategic Project Grant
SSHRC - Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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