Grants & Fellowship

To see the details of each opportunity, click on each title. For further information on funding calls, please contact Reagan Brown at
Below you will find grants and fellowships listed under New Funding Opportunities, Grants and Fellowships, and Rolling Deadlines.
Downlaod the Updated ORS checklist 2017-2018 here

Funding opportunities

France-Canada Research Foundation – New Scientific Collaboration Support Program

The program aims to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Support developing new expert partnerships between France and Canada
  • Promote the advancement of research and innovation,
  • Prepare and structure scientific cooperation between the two countries,
  • Promote researcher mobility, particularly for young researchers, and
  • Provide research training for young researchers.

$8,000 – $15,000 CDN per project for travel and living expenses.

Important Note: These funds are primarily intended to support the mobility of researchers and their students.  No more than 10% of the total budget can be allocated to equipment or the like.

Submission to ORS for administrative review – October 27, 2017
Electronic submission to agency AND to ORS – November 10, 2017 by Midnight Pacific Time

For further information and the application form and guidelines, please consult the following web link:

Simons Foundation – Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards 2018 Request for Applications

To help launch the careers of outstanding investigators who will advance our understanding of marine microbial ecology and evolution through experiments, modeling or theory.

Projects focusing on the microbiomes of invertebrates or vertebrates or on paleontological records will be considered.

$180,000 USD per year

3 years

Submission of Letter of Intent to ORS – October 23, 2017
Submission of Reference Letters to agency – October 30, 2017 by 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time
Submission of Letter of Intent to agency – November 6, 2017 by 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time
Submission of Full Application to ORS – February 8, 2018
Submission of Full Application to agency (by invitation only) – February 22, 2018

For more information, including the program guidelines, application forms and eligibility, please visit:

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) recently launched a new funding program, to undertake research in the fields of climate change, energy transition and the Earth system to advance sustainability research. A summary is provided below.

Junior researchers -up to 1 million euros
Senior researchers -up to 1.5 million euros

4 years

Submission of statement of interest to ORS – October 3, 2017
Submission of statement of interest to agency – October 13, 2017
Submission of full application to ORS – January 3, 2018
Submission of full application to agency – January 15, 2018

For information on eligibility and how to apply, please consult the following link:

2017 Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program

Summary: To foster and enhance the discovery, innovation and training capability of university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering by supporting the purchase of research equipment

Value: Up to $150K

Duration:1 year

Submission of application to the Glendon Research office for full review:
If you prefer NOT to have a full review, please submit a signed ORS Checklist along with a hardcopy of the application to ORS and submit the application electronically on the Research Portal by 12noon on October 25, 2017.

Submission of application to agency: October 25, 2017


The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute- Call for application

Click on the grants below for detailed information.

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute recently announced a Call for Applications for its Research and Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant programs.  A summary is provided below.

Research Grant

Application Deadline:

21 September 2017 (11:00pm MST)

To support new and ongoing collaborations between SICI’s Canadian and Indian member institutions that promote mobility and capacity building among faculty members and researchers. 

Travel Subsidy Grant

Application Deadline:

18 September 2017 (11:00pm MST)

To assist faculty members with travel subsidies to participate in conferences, workshops, seminars and academic meetings in India or Canada with a view to establishing institutional and scholarly linkages

The Association of Commonwealth Universities – Gender Programme

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is accepting applications to its Gender Programme which offers grants to help member universities to meet the costs of organizing workshops promoting gender equity. A summary is provided below.

Value: Up to GBP 1,000

Submission to ORS – September 1, 2017
Submission to agency – September 15, 2017

Canada Council for the Arts John G. Diefenbaker Award

The award enables distinguished German scholars in the humanities to conduct research in Canada and spend brief periods gaining further experience at American institutions.

Candidates may not apply for this award: they must be nominated by a department within a host university or research institute in Canada.

Value: Up to CDN $95,000

Duration: 12 months


Submission to ORS – October 18, 2017

Submission to agency – November 1, 2017

Grants & Fellowships

2017-18 POGO Seed & Fellowship Grant Competition

Seed Funding Grant

The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) is accepting applications for its Seed Funding Grant and Research Fellowship Clinician Scholar Award programs. Summaries of both programs are provided below.

Up to $15K

Mandatory registration to Dina Skvirsky ( – October 6, 2017 by 5:00pm
Submission to ORS – November 3, 2017
Submission to agency – November 17, 2017 by 5:00pm

Research Fellowship Program – Clinician Scholar Award

This award is open to licensed clinicians and health practitioners of any discipline working in the field of pediatric oncology

1 or 2 years

Mandatory registration to Dina Skvirsky ( – October 6, 2017 by 5:00pm
Submission to ORS – November 3, 2017
Submission to agency – November 17, 2017 by 5:00pm

For more information on these funding opportunities, including how to apply, please visit the following link:


TOEFL English-language Researcher/Practitioner Grant Program

To enable practitioners to become involved in ETS’s efforts to promote English language learning and to support education and professional development for English-language teachers worldwide through ETS’s assessments and services.

Value and Duration: US $5,000 – $10,000.

Submission to ORS – September 15, 2017
Submission to agency – September 30, 2017

SSHRC Introduces New Partnership Engage Grants


  • To provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector;
  • To respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors; and
  • To allow non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers to access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

SSHRC welcomes applications involving Aboriginal research, as well as those involving research-creation.

SSHRC invites all applicants to review Imagining Canada’s Future’s six future challenge areas and subquestions, and to consider addressing one or more of these areas in their research proposal.

Value: $7K – $25K

Duration: 1 year


Submission to ORS: September 1, December 1, March 1, and June 1

Submission to agency: September 15, December 15, March 15, and June 15