Conduct Your Research

Funding Opportunities

Looking for assistance with your application or proposal?

The ORSCE now offers in-depth feedback on your grant applications! Please send your entire competed grant application to our Grants and Research Facilitator, Yvonne Kjorlien, (ykjorlien@mtroyal.ca) at least THREE weeks prior to the funding agency's deadline. This will allow time for Yvonne to review your application and for you to revise your application. 

The standard ORSCE deadline applies if you do not wish for feedback on your application. 

Standard ORSCE deadline: A Research Activity Form must be submitted via ROMEO one week prior to the external funder's deadline. The Research Activity Form must include the full and complete grant application (or LOI, NOI, etc.) for review, whether of not the external funder requires institutional signatures. A Research Activity Form must be submitted for each stage of the funding process, such as LOI, NOI, etc. 

Requesting a Letter of Support from the AVP-RSCE
Institutional letters of support are a common requirement of many research funding opportunities. Generally, institutional letters of support for research are prepared by the Associate Vice-President Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement (AVP-RSCE) in consultation with the faculty member and their faculty. The requirements for letters of support vary depending on the opportunity therefore it is important that ORSCE receive requests a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the opportunity deadline. 

To facilitate the request the following is required:

  • Details of the funding opportunity
  • Contact information and internal deadlines of the leading institution, if applicable.
  • Confirmation of institutional commitments, if applicable
  • Copy of the draft application/proposal
  • Additional information may be requested depending on the opportunity

Additionally, ORSCE will need to receive a Research Activity Form for the application/proposal in ROMEO before the letter of support is provided.
Please contact Yvonne Kjorlien (ykjorlien@mtroyal.ca) to request a letter of support from the AVP-RSCE.


Internal funding opportunities

External funding opportunities

For a printer-friendly version of typical Tri-Agency deadlines, check out this Google document

Funder Competition Amount Duration

Pre-Application Deadline

G&R Facilitator Deadline

ORSCE Deadline Funder Deadline
SSHRC  Connection Grant

Event: $7000 - $25k

Outreach: $7000 - $50k

1 year

n/a

Jan 11 Jan 25 February 1, 2023
SSHRC Connection Grant: Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative 

Event: $7000 - $25k

Outreach: $7000 - $50k

1 year

n/a

Jan 11 Jan 25 February 1, 2023
SSHRC  Insight Development Grant

$7k - $75k

1-2 years

n/a

Jan 12 Jan 26 February 2, 2023
CIHR Operating Grant : Evaluation of population-level interventions to reduce AMR

$150k / year

up to 2 years

n/a

Jan 12 Jan 26 February 2, 2023
Govt of Canada The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: The Contributions Program

 up to $50k

1 year

 n/a

Jan 27 Feb 3 February 10, 2023
CIHR Project Grant

varied

any

Feb 8

Feb 15 Mar 1 March 8, 2023
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant

 $7,000 to $25,000

1 year

 n/a

Feb 25 Mar 8 March 15, 2023
NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE)

Up to $150,000 (Y1), up to $300,000 (Y2-Y5), max: $1.65M 

up to 6 years

Apr 15 (to your Faculty);

May 1 LOI (to NSERC)

Sept 1 Sept 15 September 22, 2023
CIHR The CIHR Research Excellence, Diversity, and Independence (REDI) Early Career Transition Award

 up to $660,000 through two specific Phases*

up to 6 years

 Mar 26 (to ORSCE)

Apr 12 Apr 26 May 3, 2023
NSERC-DRG NSERC-German Research Foundation (DFG) call for proposals on Sustainable Processes and Chemistry

 $20,000 to $100,000

1 to 3 years

 Dec 1 (to ORSCE)

May 16 May 30, 2023 June 6, 2023
NSERC Alliance International Catalyst Grants $25,000 1 year

n/a

3 weeks prior to ext fund one week prior to ext fund rolling intake
NSERC Alliance International Collaboration Grants $100,000 up to 3 years

n/a

3 weeks prior to ext fund one week prior to ext fund rolling intake
NSERC - NSF Collaboration on Quantum Science and Artificial Intelligence $20k - $1M/ year up to 5 years

LOI due eight weeks prior to

submitting full application

3 weeks prior to ext fund one week prior to ext fund rolling intake
NSERC Alliance Option 1 $20,000 - $1M 1 - 5 years n/a 3 weeks prior to ext fund one week prior to ext fund rolling intake
NSERC Alliance Option 2 $20,000 - $200,000 1 - 5 years n/a 3 weeks prior to ext fund one week prior to ext fund rolling intake