To aid you in your search for funding for your applied research project, we maintain a comprehensive list of external funding opportunities. The internal deadline for all applications is two weeks prior to the external application deadline.

 

General funding

Source

Total amount

Project duration

Application deadline

Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education Research Capacity Program College-Industry Innovation

Up to 40% of project costs (maximum $1,000,000)

N/A

Coordinated with CFI deadlines

Alberta Innovates Micro Voucher Program

Up to $10,000

1 year

Ongoing

Alberta Innovates Technology Futures Voucher Program

$10,001 to $100,000

Up to 2 years

Ongoing

Alberta Innovates Product Demonstration Program

$100,001 to $300,000

Up to 2 years

Ongoing

Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) A variety of funding is available for generating economic growth in the agricultural sector. CAP is in effect from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2023. Varied Varied

Humanitarian Innovation Fund

A variety of funding is available for early stage innovation through to diffusion

Varied

Varied

International Development Research Centre

A variety of funding is available for researchers in developing countries to partner with Canadian researchers

Varied

Varied

NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR CCI Engage Grants for colleges

Up to $25,000 with a new partner

6 months

Anytime

NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR CCI Engage Plus Grant

Up to a maximum of $12,500 to match the cash contribution of the partner

6 months

Anytime

NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR CCI Applied Research and Development Grants

Up to $75,000/year

Up to 3 years

Anytime

NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR CCI Applied Research and Development Grants

$75,000 to $150,000/year

Up to 3 years

Anytime

NSERC CCI Applied Research Tools and Instruments Grants

$7,000 to $150,000

1 year

CLOSED

NRC IRAP and BIAP Assistance for small to medium sized businesses

Varied

Varied

Anytime

Western Economic Diversification (WD) Western Diversification Program (WDP)

Average project contribution is $1.2 million

2 to 3 years

January, July

 

Sciences and engineering

Source

Total amount

Project duration

Application deadline

Alberta Innovates ABF Biomaterials Pursuit subprogram Up to $300,000 Up to 2 years (projects must be completed by Dec 31, 2020)

CLOSED

Alberta Innovates CNC Challenge 3.0 Up to $25,000 1 year CLOSED
Alberta Innovates Alberta Bio Future, Opportunities Not specified Up to 2 years (projects must be completed by Dec 31, 2020)

LOI (ongoing)

Full Proposal (accepted until March 19, 2019)

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) College Industry Innovation Fund Stream 2 (must be combined with an NSERC 5 Year CCI-IE Grant)

Up to 40% of project costs (maximum $1 million)

N/A

Closed for 2018

NSERC CCI Innovation Enhancement Grant – Entry Level

Up to $200,000

Up to 2 years

October 26, 2018

NSERC CCI Innovation Enhancement Grant –  Build IE

Up to $400,000/year 

5 years

LOI (May 23, 2019)

Full Proposal (invitation early August 2019)

NSERC CCI Innovation Enhancement Grant - Extend IE Grants Up to $300,000/year 3 years October 25, 2018

NSERC CCI College-University Idea to Innovation

Maximum of $125,000/institution, equal to company contribution

Up to 3 years

Currently Unavailable

NSERC CCI Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges

$100,000 to $200,000 annually

5 year renewable

November 6, 2018

NSERC Connect Grants Level 1

$1,000 to $5,000

1 year

Ongoing

NSERC Connect Grants Level 2

Up to $10,000

1 year

Ongoing

NSERC Connect Grants Level 3

Up to $25,000

1 year

Ongoing

 

Social sciences and humanities

Source

Total amount

Project duration

Application deadline

SSHRC Institutional Grant

Amount based on the number of faculty in social sciences and humanities combined with number of previous SSHRC awards (minimum $5,000)

3 years

(next intake will be 2020)

SSHRC College and Community Social Innovation Fund  Up to $120,000  Up to 2 years CLOSED (next intake TBA)

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

$75,000 to $200,000

Up to 3 years

CLOSED (next intake TBA)

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants $7,000 to $25,000 1 year

4 intakes/year (Sept 15, Dec 15, March 15, June 15)

SSHRC Partnership Grants

Stage 1: Up to $20,000

Stage 2: (by invitation) $500,000 to $2.5 million

4 to 7 years

(next intake TBA)

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

$7,000 to $75,000

1 to 2 years

CLOSED (next intake TBA)

SSHRC Insight Grants

Stream A: $7,000 to $100,000

Stream B: $100,101 to $400,000

2 to 5 years

CLOSED (next intake TBA)

SSHRC Connection Grants

$7,000 to $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for other outreach activities; higher amounts for outreach activities may be considered if well justified

1 year

4 intakes/year (February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1)