External Grants

Nursing-related opportunities sponsored by government agencies, foundations, and organizations (including UofC)

Key Deadlines

See below for competition details. Application/LOI/NOI deadlines are internal UofC Research Services Office (RSO) submission deadlines.



Funding Digest

CIHR - Catalyst Grant: Addressing Musculoskeletal Conditions and Arthritis in Canadians

Funding: up to $100,000; 1 year duration

  • Deadline - Registration: Sept 18
  • Deadline - Full Application: Oct 15 @ Noon

The economic burden of MSK conditions can be framed largely by their impact on the Canadian labour force and health care system. This Catalyst Grant is targeting four (4) areas CIHR-IMHA has identified as areas of health research need: Canadians with joint replacements, musculoskeletal conditions and arthritis in the Canadian Military Services, Canadians with back and/or neck pain, and Canadians with musculoskeletal trauma. This funding opportunity will encourage new and established investigators to address these concerns to improve the health of Canadians. It is expected that this investment will enable researchers to generate preliminary observations, data, or knowledge where these is a substantial burden of disease in musculoskeletal conditions and arthritis. Approximately 10 grants will be funded in this competition across the 4 target areas.

CIHR - Planning and Dissemination Grants - ICS

Funding: varies by Institute for up to 1 year

  • Deadline - Full Application: Sept 23 @ Noon

One of the mechanisms for the Institutes to achieve their mandates is by offering Planning and/or Dissemination grants within the Institute Community Support (ICS) Program. The Planning and Dissemination Grants are intended to provide support for planning and/or dissemination activities consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to CIHR Institutes, or Initiatives.

Each of the participating Institutes/Initiatives has tailored this funding opportunity to meet the needs of their respective communities. Please see the Sponsor Description section of this funding opportunity for details on relevant research areas specific to each participating Institute/Initiative.

CIHR - Team Grant: Personalized Health

Funding: up to $500,000/year; 4 year duration

  • Deadline - LOI: Oct 4
  • Deadline - Full Application: April 3, 2020

This initiative aims to maximize and leverage previous collaborative investments by driving evidence-based implementation of personalized health innovations to contribute to more cost-effective and sustainable health care. In order to do this, teams may partner with an existing publicly funded health-care delivery organization that has the technological resources and organizational infrastructure needed to implement personalized eHealth demonstration projects. Each team must capture and/or develop methods to capture various sources of patient data (e.g. administrative data, genomic data, clinical data, wearable data, data from patient apps) and will then use predictive analytic models to link, harmonize, and analyze the data with the ultimate goal of predicting personalized health outcomes tailored to individuals/patients. Teams must also implement a personalized eHealth delivery platform that incorporates and demonstrates the predictive modeling in an accessible and meaningful way to patients and providers as a means to improve patient empowerment and facilitate shared decision making. The personalized health innovation projects will be implemented into health-care delivery settings and will be aimed at assessing comparative cost-effectiveness, health outcomes, and patient reported outcome measurements as compared to standard-of-care. In addition, all predictive modeling and all outcomes evaluated must include appropriate sex and gender considerations. It is anticipated that at least 6 grants will be funded through this opportunity.

SSHRC - Insight Grants

Funding: $7,000 - $100,000 (Stream A) or $100,000 - $400,000 (Stream B) over 2 to 5 years

  • Deadline - Full Application: Oct 10 @ Noon

Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars and proposals are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program:

  • build knowledge and understanding from disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives through support for the best researchers;
  • support new approaches to research on complex and important topics, including those that transcend the capacity of any one scholar, institution or discipline;
  • provide a high-quality research training experience for students;
  • fund research expertise that relates to societal challenges and opportunities; and
  • mobilize research knowledge, to and from academic and non-academic audiences, with the potential to lead to intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact.

CIHR - Catalyst Grant: HIV/AIDS and STBBI Community-Based Research

Funding: up to $40,000 for up to 1 year

  • Deadline - Full Application: Oct 15 @ Noon

The HIV/AIDS CBR Program supports partnerships among community organizations, researchers, and decision-makers working in areas such as, but not limited to: housing, mental health, substance use disorders, activity limitations and employment, health services, and access to care for key and hard to reach populations, and other STBBI. Research projects involving quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, including epidemiology, intervention research, case studies and interviews, are eligible for funding.

The aim of the Catalyst Grant component of the CBR program is to provide seed money to support HIV/AIDS CBR research activities which represent a first step towards the pursuit of more comprehensive funding opportunities (e.g., operating grants).

CIHR - Operating Grant: HIV/AIDS and STBBI Community-Based Research

Funding: up to $150,000/year for up to 3 years

  • Deadline - Full Application: Oct 15 @ Noon

The aim of the Operating Grant component of the CBR Program is to contribute to the creation, dissemination and use of health-related knowledge, and to help develop research capacity, by supporting original, high-quality projects proposed and conducted in partnership with the community and academia.

SSHRC - Connection Grants

Funding: up to $25,000 for events or $50,000 for other outreach activities; 1 year duration

  • Deadline - Full Application: Oct 30 @ Noon

For support of events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. Funded events and outreach activities may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities. SSHRC welcomes applications involving research-creation, as well as aboriginal research.

SSHRC - Partnership Development Grant

Funding: $75,000 - $200,000 over 1 to 3 years                       

  • Deadline - Full Application: November 8 @ 9am

Partnership Development Grants provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to:

  • develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new partnerships for research and related activities involving existing and/or potential partners; or
  • design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

Partnerships may be between academic institutions, or between one or more academic institutions and one or more non-academic partner organizations.

New in 2019, Research Services is offering additional support to SSHRC PDG applicants informed by the experience of past awardees and past SSHRC review panel members.  Institutional and agency milestones are listed here.