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, (ykorlien@mtroyal.ca) atleast 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. You will also receive instiutional approvals at this time.

The standard ORSCE deadline applies if you do not wish for feedback on your application: please submit your entire completed application with a Research Activity Form via ROMEO ONE week prior to the external funding agency deadline.


Internal funding opportunities

External funding opportunities

All external applications for funding must be submitted through ROMEO with a Research Activity Form at least one week prior to the external submission deadline.

Funder Competition Amount Duration

Pre-Application Deadline

G&R Facilitator Deadline

ORSCE Deadline Funder Deadline
NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) up to $125k / year up to 2 years n/a September 7 September 21 Sept. 28, 2020
SSHRC Insight Grant (IG) $7,000 to $400,000 2 - 5 years n/a September 10 September 24 Oct. 1, 2020
Tri-Agency New Frontiers Research Fund (NFRF) - 2020 Exploration up to $25M 2 years August 18 September 29 October 13 Oct. 20, 2020
NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) $7,001 to $150,000 1 year n/a October 5 October 19 Oct. 25, 2020
IPHCPR Network Indigenous Primary Health Care and Policy Research (IPHCPR) Network Annual Seed Grant Competition $15,000 1 year n/a October 9 October 23 Oct. 30, 2020
NSERC Discovery Grant (DG) Variable Up to 5 years August 1 October 2 October 16 Nov. 1, 2020
SSHRC Connection Grant $7,000 to $25,000 1 year n/a October 12 October 26 Nov. 1, 2020
SSHRC Connection Grant: Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative $7,000 to $25,000 1 year n/a October 12 October 26 Nov. 1, 2020
SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (PDG) $75,000 to $200,000 1 - 3 years n/a October 26 November 9 Nov. 15, 2020
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant (PEG) $7,000 to $25,000 1 year n/a November 24 December 8 Dec. 15, 2020
SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Mobility and Transit Grant $30,000 1 year n/a November 26 December 10 Dec. 17, 2020
SSHRC Connection Grant $7,000 to $25,000 1 year n/a January 11 January 25 Feb. 1, 2021
SSHRC Connection Grant: Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative $7,000 to $25,000 1 year n/a January 11 January 25 Feb. 1, 2021
SSHRC Insight Development Grant (IDG) $7,000 - $75,000 1 - 2 years n/a January 8 January 22 Feb. 2, 2021
SSHRC Partnership Grants Stage 1 $20,000 1 year n/a January 8 February 8 Feb. 15, 2021 (every 2nd year)
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant (PEG) $7,000 to $25,000 1 year n/a February 22 March 8 Mar. 15, 2021
SSHRC Connection Grant $7,000 to $25,000 1 year n/a April 9 April 23 May 1, 2021
SSHRC Connection Grant: Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative $7,000 to $25,000 1 year n/a April 9 April 23 May 1, 2021
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant (PEG) $7,000 to $25,000 1 year n/a May 25 June 8 June 15, 2021
SSHRC Connection Grant $7,000 to $25,000 1 year n/a July 9 July 23 Aug. 1, 2021
SSHRC Connection Grant: Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative $7,000 to $25,000 1 year n/a July 9 July 23 Aug. 1, 2021
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