Grants & Fellowships

 
Click "learn more" to see current funding opportunities. To see the details of each opportunity, click on each title.
 
For further information on funding calls, please contact Paulina Karwowska-Desaulniers (paulina.karwowska-desaulniers@lassonde.yorku.ca
 
Below you will find grants and fellowships listed under New Funding Opportunities, Grants and Fellowships, Health-Related, and Rolling Deadlines.
 
The Research Support Team would like to remind all researchers to submit every proposal plus ORS checklist for review and signature by the Faculty and ORS - even if you are only a co-applicant on a proposal led by another university. When in doubt, please send us a note: christina.corre@lassonde.yorku.ca
 
Researchers Holding NSERC and SSHRC Cost Centres memo - End Date Extension Memo 23 Aug 2017 (1).pdf
 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 
 
 
Summary: The purpose of the AO would be to provide financial support to a variety of research projects in space-like environment that would give hands-on experience to students.
Value: TBD
Duration: TBD
Deadline: TBD
Summary: The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers.
Value: up to $150k
Duration: up to 3 years
Deadline: N/A

Summary: The Ontario Centre for Workforce (OCWI) Innovation recently launched several new research opportunities.  OCQI supports several research activities that identify, test, and build capacity for evidence-informed approaches to employment and training services across Ontario.
Value: N/A
Duration: 6 weeks
Deadline: N/A
Summary: Identify and strengthen long-term collaborative relationships with faculty working on problems that will impact how future generations use technology
Value: up to $150k USD
Duration: N/A
Deadline:
  • Application submission – Oct 7, 2017 by 11:59pm PDT
Summary: The Google Earth Engine Research Awards Program aims to identify and support world-class, permanent faculty pursuing cutting-edge research in the area of geospatial data analysis.
Value: up to $150K USD
Duration: N/A
Deadline: N/A
Summary: The RTI Grants Program provides the primary avenue for university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering.
Deadline:
  • Submission to Lassonde and ORS – Oct 11, 2017
  • Submission of application and ORS checklist to Lassonde – Oct 23, 2017 12pm
  • Electronic and hardcopy and ORS checklist to ORS – Oct 25, 2017
Summary: To improve outcomes for cancer patients by accelerating the development of cost-effective and curative biotherapies.
Value: Catalyst Project $200k
Duration: All projects must aim to be completed by March 31, 2020
Deadline:
  • Submission of LOI to ORS – October 18, 2017
  • Submission of LOI to agency – November 1, 2017, by 11:59am EST
  • Submission of full application to ORS – 10 working days before submission to the agency
  • Submission of full application to agency –  Application deadline anticipated for mid-February
Summary: Launch the careers of outstanding investigators who will advance our understanding of marine microbial ecology and evolution
Value: $180,000 USD per year (20% overhead required)
Duration: 3 years
Deadline:
  • 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
Summary: Offers senior undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 12-to-24 week research projects.
Value: Funding may vary
Duration: 12 to 24 weeks
Deadline:
  • Submission to ORS – Oct 25, 2017
  • Submission to agency – Nov 8, 2017 
Summary: Support developing new expert partnerships between France and Canada
Value: $8K - $15k per project for travel and living expenses
Duration: 2 years
Deadline:
  • Submission to ORS – Oct 27, 2017
  • submission to agency AND to ORS – Nov 10, 2017 
Summary: Mitacs is accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities, including student travel to and from Canada.
Value: N/A
Duration: 12-24 weeks
Deadline(s):
  • Application Deadline – Nov 8, 2017 by 8pm 
Summary: The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) funds downstream research and development (R&D) projects that address real world opportunities and challenges
Value: $300k to $6M
Duration: 1 to 3 years
Deadline:
  • EOI due to Ontario Genomics – Nov 13, 2017 by 9 am
  • Face-to-face pitch to Ontario Genomics’ review panel – TBD (Dec)
  • Submission of EOI to Genome Canada – Jan 18, 2018 by 9 am
  • Practice Pitch – Jan 29 to Feb 9, 2018
  • Pitch to Genome Canada – Feb 12-23, 2018
  • Supplementary Proposal due to Ontario Genomics – Apr 4, 2018
Summary: CIFAR is looking for proposals for new programs that address complex, fundamental questions of importance to the world.
Value: details are enclosed
Duration: N/A
Deadline/Important dates:
  • Call for letters of intent open – Nov 15, 2017
  • LOI deadline – Jan 21, 2018
  • Announcement of short-listed proposals – spring 2018
  • Final proposal deadline – fall 2018
  • Announcement of competition results – Spring 2019
Summary: These grants are intended to provide funding for investigators conducting bold, creative and rigorous research into the underlying biology, causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Value:
  • Pilot Awards – Up to $330K
  • Research Awards – Up to $975K
Duration:
  • Pilot Awards – Up to 2 years
  • Research Awards – Up to 3 years
Deadline:
  • Letter of Intent due at ORS – Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Letter of Intent due at agency – Friday, December 1, 2017
  • Full application due at ORS – February 12, 2018
  • Full application due at agency – February 26, 2018
Summary: To provide funding for translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
Value: up to $1.5M
Duration: up to 3 years
Deadline:
  • Submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS for review – Thursday, November 23, 2017
  • LOI submission to agency – Thursday, December 7, 2017 by 2:00pm EST
  • Notification of proposal invitation – April 2017
  • Submission of full proposal to ORS for review – 10 working days before agency deadline
  • Submission of full proposal to agency (by invitation only) – To be determined
Summary: Provide funding for translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
Value: up to $1.5M
Duration: up to 3 years
Deadline:
  • Submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS for review –Nov 23, 2017
  • LOI submission to agency – Dec 7, 2017 by 2:00pm EST
  • Notification of proposal invitation – April 2017
  • Submission of full proposal to ORS for review – 10 working days before agency deadline
  • Submission of full proposal to agency (by invitation only) – To be determined
Summary: Start-ups or scale-ups with innovative cybersecurity products/services are matched with large and medium-size Financial Institutions (FIs) that are the end users of the technologies, to develop and/or demonstrate cybersecurity solutions in the finance sector.
Value:
  • Internships – up to $20k
  • Fellowships – up to $85k
Duration: up to 12 months
Deadline:
  • Application intake – Dec 15, 2017
  • Project start date deadline – March 31, 2018
  • Project completion deadline – March 31, 2019

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
 
Summary: In order to facilitate potential partnerships between start-ups/scale-ups and FIs, OCE will host a partnering forum on September 28 to bring together potential collaborators for Technology Development and Demonstration projects.
Value: 
  • Internships - up to $20k
  • Fellowships - up to $85k
Duration: 
  • Internships - 4,8 or 12 months
  • Fellowships - 12 months
Deadline: N/A
Summary: 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. 
Value:
  • Junior researchers – up to 1 million euros
  • Senior researchers – up to 1.5 million euros
Duration: 4 years
Deadlines:
  • 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

Summary: The Cybersecurity Fintech Talent Development stream has been designed to curate the next generation of highly-skilled talent for the financial sector, by supporting internships and fellowships that provide students and recent graduates of Ontario universities and colleges.
Value:
  • Internships – up to $20k
  • Fellowships – up to $85k
Duration: up to 12 months
Deadline:
  • Application Deadline – Dec 15, 2017

HEALTH-RELATED
 

CIHR updates:  CIHR CFA Sept 20 2017.xls

ROLLING DEADLINES
 
NSERC Engage - New rules apply 
Value: Up to $25,000
Duration: Up to 6 months
Deadline: Rolling

NSERC Engage Plus
Value: Up to $12,500
Duration: 6 months
Deadline: Rolling

NSERC Collaborative Research and Development (CRD)
Value: Up to $500,000
Duration: Up to 5 years
Deadline: Rolling

  • Level 1 – Up to $5K
  • Level 2 – Up to $10K
  • Level 3 – Up to $25K
Deadline: Rolling

Value: Up to $50K
Eligibility: Workshops must be comprised of a core team of 3-4 international and interdisciplinary researchers who intend to address topics of global importance      
Deadline: Rolling

GIAN programme - collaboration with India
Value: Up to $15,500 to cover travel
Duration: variable
Deadline: NA

OCE TalentEdge
Value: $35,000
Duration: Maximum of two consecutive fellowships over 24 months
Deadline: Rolling

SOSCIP collaborative projects
Value: N/A
Duration: 2 years
Deadlines: Rolling

IC-IMPACT innovative technologies demonstration initiative
Value: Up to $25,000
Duration: Up to 24 months
Deadline: Rolling

Sustainable Development Technology Canada - SD Tech Fund and SD Natural Gas Fund
Value: $250,000 - $15 million
Duration: Up to 5 years
Eligibility: Applicants should have expertise in sustainable development technology and be part of a project consortium
Deadline: Rolling

Mitacs Globalink Partnership Award (send a student to a for-profit company abroad)
Value: $15,000
Duration: 16-24 weeks
Eligibility: Full-time graduate student
Deadline: Rolling, submit applications at least 12 weeks prior to project start