- A complete list of both international and non-international COVID-19 research opportunities has been made on the OR website.
Submission: Proposals must be submitted to the Office of Research one week prior to the agency deadline unless stated otherwise and be accompanied by a completed Cover Sheet signed by the PI, Department Chair or Research Centre Director and Faculty Dean or ADR (please refer to the Cover Sheet instructions for details). For all funding opportunities listed below, please contact Ibi Brown or Regan Child unless otherwise noted.
Feedback: We encourage early submission to take advantage of our review service. We provide feedback to help polish applications for maximum impact focusing on:
- Adherence to guidelines and policies
- Budget and eligible expenses
- Readability and impact
- Selection criteria clearly and fully addressed
REMINDER: Updating Research Participants : Research Personnel and Student Agreement (RPSA)
If you have a sponsored contract with specific intellectual property and/or confidentiality terms, please ensure that the research participants (that is staff and/or trainees working on the project) listed in your sponsored contract are current. Research participants are required to adhere to the agreement conditions via written acknowledgement. For assistance, please contact Ibi Brown or Regan Child.
Webinars and Events
Following the launch of the GRA thematic call last week, a series of webinars is available on participating international partners. Over the coming weeks, you will have the opportunity to learn more about their activities and interests, and you will be able to contact them directly. Please contact Regan Child to get an invitation for the webinars listed below.
Lasting 45 minutes, each webinar will follow this format:
- 10-15 minutes: introduction to the organization, its research role and institutions that are eligible for projects
- 10-15 minutes: presentation of strengths/interests in the 4 themes and identification of the contact person in the organization for exploring and developing projects
- 15-minute Q&A
Webinar schedule (each week you’ll receive an Outlook invitation to each webinar):
Date and time:
Fundação Araucária Foundation - Brazil
Monday 26 October, 2 p.m., EST
China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC) - China
To be confirmed
Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies du numérique (Inria) - France
Thursday 5 November, 10 a.m., EST
Université de Lorraine - France
Friday 23 October, 10 a.m., EST
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Helmholtz Association) - Germany
Thursday 5 November, 11 a.m., EST
Jülich (Helmholtz Association) - Germany
Monday 2 November, 11 a.m., EST
Mediterranean Institute of Technology (MedTech) - Tunisia
Tuesday 20 October, 11 a.m., EST.
Opportunities to gain remote fieldwork experience in biodiversity and conservation research. Operation Wallacea has run biodiversity research expeditions for the last 25 years to a series of sites mainly in the Tropics. The programme supports more than 200 academics and part funds 90+ PhD students and runs each summer from June to August. One of the lead academics is presenting about the program over the month of October, where you can learn about how to join one of these expeditions and how the data collected are being used to help with wildlife conservation measures.
The series of webinars being hosted by our academic are listed below:
- Thursday, October 22 - 6:00 PM (EST)- Register here
We are hosting webinars that will provide an introduction to the Foundation and our new strategy and will particularly discuss our Grand Challenges for Human Flourishing Request for Ideas. The webinar will touch on items such as:
- What kind of ideas are we looking for?
- Introduction to the Request for Ideas
- Overview of the application and review process including a walkthrough of the application form
- Next steps and key resources
The webinars will all go over the same information, so join a live presentation at a time and date that is most convenient for you.
Organized in collaboration with Simon Fraser University (SFU). This is a free virtual event open to all, but registration is required.
The European Research Days event celebrates and promotes Europe as a hub for research and innovation. Join us for a rich discussion on the future of Canada-Europe research collaboration and learn about funding and networking opportunities from both sides of the Atlantic. The event will feature panels and workshops on funding opportunities including the upcoming Horizon Europe calls, ERC grants, MSCA fellowships, Canadian Tri-Council funding programs, European national government funding, and more.
Dates: November 24, and 25: the event will run three hours each day and begin at 12:00 PM EST
Sign up by Wednesday, November 18th : Agenda and Registration
Upcoming Research Opportunities
Description: For this call, CIFAR and IDRC are seeking a global team of cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary experts to design and develop solutions for governing responsible artificial intelligence (AI) in low-middle income countries. AI-enabled technologies have the potential to address challenges and provide positive benefits in low-middle income countries. However, these technologies need to be bolstered by AI tools and governance solutions to ensure their responsible, ethical, transparent, and sustainable use. The Solution Network will support the deployment of beneficial AI through defined prototypes, practices, and tools in governing AI. The solution could apply to any sector, including government, industry, health care, agriculture, education and civil society.
Fields of Study: Artificial intelligence (AI) in low-middle income countries
Award: Up to $60,000 CDN per year (for up to 3 years)
Deadline: Expressions of interested are due November 2, 2020)
Description: This program challenges our global community of innovators to come together and build solutions to address the following question: How might we reinforce a culture of generosity by creating charitable giving solutions that are more accessible, inclusive, and effective?Our vision of impact for this Challenge is threefold:
- Empower everyday givers—of all races, genders, socio-economic statuses, and perspectives—with the tools they need to give in line with their preferences and intentions.
- Catalyze innovation in the giving marketplace by translating research and evidence into products that improve the quality, quantity, and impact of everyday giving.
- Surface new insights and concepts to inform the development of inclusive giving products and services.
We believe the giving landscape is ripe for innovation that will make it easier for donors to give. As the body of research around individual giving behavior grows, this program hopes to bridge the gap between research and real world innovation—by getting better products into the hands of everyday givers. Our goal is to optimize and reimagine tools and products that will help all donors give more and give better.
Fields of Study: Social inequality
Award: $100,000 USD ($133,000 CDN)
Deadline: Internal deadline October 30, 2020 (Agency deadline November 6, 2020).
Description: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, under its grand challenges programme, invites applications for its balance the equation – a grand challenge for algebra 1 funding opportunity. This seeks solutions aimed at disrupting the deeply imbalanced system against this generation and previous generations of black, Latino, English learners and students experiencing poverty in the US, as it relates to their algebra 1 experience in 7th, 8th or 9th grade, in-class or online. Proposed solutions should be innovative supplemental resources that can be used as a support that expands access to core content while addressing a variety of student learning needs, and harnessing students' identities, interests and creativity.
This opportunity is split into two phases:
•phase one, which provides the opportunity to develop a pilot study plan together with the American Institute of Research, for which between 10 and and 15 grants worth USD 100,000 are available for a period of four months;
•phase two, when awardees will be able to apply for between eight and 10 pilot study grants, each worth up to USD 1 million to support prototyping and implementation activities over a period of between 13 and 24 months.
Fields of Study: Student Learning
Award: $100,000 USD ($133,000 CDN)
Deadline: Internal deadline October 30, 2020 (Agency deadline November 6, 2020).
Description: The W-GDP WomenConnect Challenge (WCC) seeks to bridge the gender digital divide so that women can fully participate in the global economy. Now launching Round 3, W-GDP WCC is aiming to apply Proven Strategies for sustainable impact, focusing on these four requirements:
Building upon Proven Strategies. Applicants will be required to base their interventions on known and tested Proven Strategies that have closed the gender and technology gap.
Private Sector Participation. Applicants will be required to include a private sector partner commitment letter in their application. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure long-term sustainability and to facilitate partnerships between the private sector and organizations hoping to bridge the gender digital divide at the grassroots level.
Reach at least 1 million women, 18 and above. Round 3 will fund projects that will take these proven concepts and scale them ambitiously. Appropriate indicators and metrics will be required as part of an initial Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning plan at the time of submission, as will support of certain USAID- and W-GDP-required indicators.
Pathway to Sustainability. Round 3 will fund projects that have the potential to reach scale and viability to develop into long-term, self-sustaining projects and businesses. Applicants will be requested to address their long-term plans for sustainability and will be encouraged to identify pathways that include private sector investment and organic business growth in developing countries that are a consequence of their gender initiative.
Fields of Study: Gender and Technology
Award: $500,000 USD ($656,000 CDN)
Deadline: Internal deadline October 30, 2020 (Agency deadline November 6, 2020).
Description: The Templeton World Charity Foundation has launched a new strategy to support new scientific research on human flourishing and to translate related discoveries into practical tools. Over the next five years, the Foundation will support a range of projects across three distinct stages: discovery, development, and launch. We hope that this commitment will lead to the development of innovative solutions and the launch of new practices that make a lasting impact on human flourishing.
Before picking a focal point for the discovery stage of this five-year strategy, we plan to gather new ideas through an open-submission process. To achieve this, we’ve issued this Request For Ideas (RFI) to gather input as broadly as possible. We invite researchers across disciplines to participate in an initial phase of idea generation and development. Ideas selected will be used by the Foundation to shape its priorities for scientific discovery. This has the potential to lead to several new portfolios of grants. We seek bold ideas and rigorous experiments that use new conceptual frameworks to move past age-old debates and lead to significant breakthroughs.
*see webinar section for Informational webinars coming up on October 13, 2020 and October 27, 2020*
Fields of Study: Interdisciplinary scientific research on humanity’s cognitive, affective, social, and spiritual well-being
Award: $40,000,000 USD is available for this call
Deadline: Internal deadline November 4, 2020 (Agency deadline November 11, 2020).
Description: The Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program, offered in partnership with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), provides opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to pursue collaborative research in Japan. This program allows graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to advance their own research while promoting scientific progress in both Japan and Canada.
Please note that Canadian university professors are required to submit the complete Mitacs-JSPS application form to Mitacs before the deadline. If you are a student interested in applying for the Mitacs-JSPS summer program, you must find a professor at your home Canadian university who will need to obtain endorsement from the Canadian university before you start your application.
Fields of Study: Any
Award: $6,600 CDN
Deadline: Internal deadline November 5, 2020 (Agency deadline November 12, 2020).
Description: ACU Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants are awarded to member universities to support initiatives addressing climate resilience. Aimed at academic and professional staff, the grants support collaborative work focused on either of the two main strategic priorities of the Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network (CCRN):
- Enhancing the climate resilience of universities themselves, and/or
- Enhancing universities’ contribution to the resilience of communities, business and government
The grants can be used for a diverse range of projects, workshops and events in areas such as:
- Improving learning, teaching, and training for climate change adaptation – e.g. virtual exchange or collaboration, teaching or professional practice collaboration and sharing and co-development of learning materials
- Increasing the research capacity of CCRN members in climate change adaptation – e.g. virtual fellowships or collaboration, comparative analyses, research management and uptake capacity building, understanding and documenting indigenous knowledge and resilience practices
- Improving institutional resilience policies and practice adopted by Commonwealth universities - e.g. developing tools, training and approaches to support contingency and continuity of operations planning at higher education institutions
Fields of Study: Climate change
Award: GBP 2,500 ($4,350 CDN)
Deadline: Internal deadline November 6, 2020 (Agency deadline November 13, 2020).
Description: This opportunity aims to facilitate the establishment, maintenance and/or enhancement of high-quality bioinformatics and biological resources to support the UK bioscience research community. Resources will be underpinned by significant and demonstrable community demand.
The BBR Fund supports the following types of applications:
- Establishment and maintenance of a new and innovative resource that will be beneficial to a broader BBSRC user base
- Maturation and subsequent maintenance of a project-based resource into a community-based one
- Further development and/or essential maintenance of an existing community resource, with well-established access mechanisms, to increase its relevance to a broader BBSRC user community, e.g. enhancing utility by enabling the resource to meet FAIR principles.
- Association and/or integration of distinct resources, that will enhance their utility and create an upgraded resource with a greater value than the sum of the parts
Fields of Study: Bioinformatics
Award: £2 million (3.4 million CDN)
Deadline: Internal deadline November 10, 2020 (Agency deadline November 17, 2020).
Description: The Ministry of Defence, through the Defence and Security Accelerator, invites proposals for its call on telexistence. This supports projects to develop and demonstrate the components of a telexistence solution to the defence and security community. The call seeks innovation in the areas of telepresence, haptics; and robotics. The primary requirements that apply across each of the challenge areas include:
•creating a system that provides a human user with the sensation of self-existence in the remote environment;
•developing a system that can be remotely operated;
•the connection between the human and system in the remote environment should be wirelessly operated.
There is the potential for this competition to be followed by a second competition or phase 2 which will invite proposals to tailor their telexistence systems to meet a defence and security use case.
Applications are open to organisations worldwide. There are no nationality restrictions
Fields of Study: Telexistence solution to the defence and security community
Award: £100,000 ($172,000 CDN)
Deadline: Internal deadline November 12, 2020 (Agency deadline November 19, 2020).
Description: This call for concept notes will support a scholarship program that is fully aligned with the Feminist International Assistance Policy, in that it:
- Provides inclusive quality higher education and skills training in key thematic areas for women and men from eligible official development assistance (ODA) countries, particularly in La Francophonie;
- Empowers women and men, in particular women, through education and leadership opportunities to be catalysts of positive change in their home countries and contribute to poverty reduction;
- Promotes cooperation and builds synergies between scholars, institutions in Canada and abroad, and beneficiary countries;
- Demonstrates innovation, for example, in its partnerships, funding model, design, or management.
Fields of Study: Social and economic development
Award: Up to $80 million
Deadline: Concept Notes due November 19, 2020
Description: The Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) Grants Program is intended to support education research projects that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships with project budgets up to $400,000 and durations of up to three years. We accept Intent to Apply forms once a year in this program. We view partnerships as an important approach to knowledge generation and the improvement of education, broadly construed. Over the long term, we anticipate that research conducted by RPPs will result in new insights into the processes, practices, and policies that improve education for learners, educators, schools, universities, families, and communities.
Fields of Study: Education Research
Award: $400,000 USD ($525,000 CDN)
Deadline: Intent to apply due November 24, 2020
Description: Advanced research equipment and the development of capability in this area is a key component in maintaining the competitiveness of the UK research base. UKRI-BBSRC recognises that new technologies, tools and approaches, often spanning several disciplines, are revolutionising biology, providing unprecedented opportunities to advance understanding of the complex, dynamic processes that govern life and to apply that knowledge for the benefit of society and the economy. To support this approach, the 2020 ALERT call, like previous calls of this nature, encourages you to apply for:
- equipment that is widely used and underpins capability across all scientific areas within UKRI-BBSRC remit. Relevance to the priority areas in UKRI-BBSRC's Delivery Plan (PDF) is particularly encouraged
- applications that pioneer the use of emerging advanced research technology or utilise equipment in new ways of working
- applications that promote collaboration and equipment access between users within industry, public sector and other institutes.
Fields of Study: Biology
Award: £200,000 ($343,000 CDN) mimimum
Deadline: Internal deadline November 19, 2020 (Agency deadline November 26, 2020).
Description: To foster future opportunities for researcher mobility, and help plant the seeds for recovery, Mitacs is pleased to launch a special initiative in cooperation with several of our international partners: a competitive call for applications to our Mitacs Globalink Research Award program in areas of strategic importance for the Canadian and international research communities.
Under the joint supervision of a home and host professor at a university in Canada and an institution affiliated with one of Mitacs’s international partners, senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows included in successful applications will receive a $6,000 research award to conduct a 12- to 24-week research project in the other country.
See webinar section, to learn more about paricipating international partners.
Fields of Study: Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Technologies, Green Economy, Pandemic Preparedness
Deadline: Internal deadline November 24, 2020 (Agency deadline December 1, 2020).
Description: The ASAP Collaborative Research Network, a program of the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative being implemented through The Michael J. Fox Foundation, seeks to support multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research teams to address key knowledge gaps in the basic mechanisms that contribute to Parkinson’s development and progression. Applications that focus primarily on Circuitry and Brain-body Interactions, inclusive of genetic and neuro-immune contributors to disease, will be considered.
This program solely funds basic research aimed at understanding the 1) structure and function of the nervous system (and related physiological systems) and 2) disease mechanisms that contribute to Parkinson’s disease. Research can involve studies performed in vitro, in animals or in humans.
Fields of Study: Parkinson's disease
Award: Up to $9 million USD ($11.9 million CDN) for 3 year grants
Deadline: Internal deadline December 4, 2020 (Agency deadline December 11, 2020)
Description: The RISK Award seeks for solutions to increase people’s resilience to disasters. Disasters are often a consequence of natural hazards impacting social systems and societies. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) defines disasters as “a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources”. Hence, when trying to increase resilience towards disasters, it’s important to look closely at nature (hazard) but also at the social and economic stability of the systems which are at risk (exposure and vulnerability). The 2021 RISK Award is looking for project proposals in the field of nature-based DRR solutions that also highlight the importance of social and economic stability. We are convinced that nature- and ecosystem-based solutions can provide positive impetus for reducing disaster risk as well as for achieving sustainable development. These solutions can also make a significant contribution to addressing challenges related to the climate emergency.
Fields of Study: Social and economic stability - disaster resilience
Award: €100,000 ($154,000 CDN)
Deadline: Internal deadline December 7, 2020 (Agency deadline December 14, 2020)
Description: The European Green Deal (EGD) is the European Commission's blueprint and roadmap to make Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050, with a sustainable economy that leaves no one behind. To reach this 2050 goal, action will be required by all sectors of our economy, including:
- investing in environmentally-friendly technologies;
- supporting industry to innovate;
- rolling out cleaner, cheaper and healthier forms of private and public transport;
- decarbonising the energy sector;
- ensuring buildings are more energy efficient;
- working with international partners to improve global environmental standards.
Fields of Study: 8 different themes:
- Increasing climate ambition
- Clean, affordable and secure energy
- Industry for a clean and circular economy
- Energy and resource efficient buildings
- Sustainable and smart mobility
- Farm to fork
- Biodiversity and ecosystems
- Zero-pollution, toxic-free environments
Plus two horizontal areas:
- Strengthening our knowledge in support of the EGD
- Empowering citizens for the transition towards a climate neutral, sustainable Europe
Award: €1 billion (1.5 billion CDN) is available for this call *note Canadian researchers cannot receive funding directly, but can collaborate internationally on projects*
Deadline: Internal deadline January 19, 2021 (Agency deadline January 26, 2021).
Description: Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks Smart Farming solutions that leverage digital technology innovations that have the potential to drive positive impact for smallscale producer (SSP) entrepreneurs delivered through bundled farmer services and enabled by scalable digital and data platforms. Solutions should address one or more challenges faced by smallscale crop and livestock producers in one or more areas of agricultural advisory, farm management decision support, input supply, finance, insurance, market access and linkages. Solutions should use human-centered design to elucidate the barriers that prevent SSPs from improving productivity, profitability and income – then propose Smart Farming solutions that can help elevate smallscale production entrepreneurs. There are two grant types – Seed Grants and Scale-Up Grants – each with its own requirements. Applicants can only apply for one of these grant types must select which level for which they are applying (proposal should not be submitted for both grant types).
Seed Grants – Up to USD 250,000 to be implemented up to 12 months. Scale-Up Grants – Up to USD 1,500,000 to be implemented up to 24 months. Scale-Up Grants are proposals with demonstrated ability and sufficient evidence to have positive impact.
Fields of Study: Smart farming solutions
Award: Seed Grants: USD $250,000 ($329,000 CDN)
Scale-Up Grants: USD $1,500,000 ($1,975,000 CDN)
Deadline: Internal deadline February 18, 2021 (Agency deadline February 25, 2021).
Description: The Digital Innovation call encourages new, engaging ideas for developing our Heritage & Education Centre’s (HEC’s) resources using emerging technology.
The diversity of our collection means that a variety of technologies could be used to further its educational reach and impact. Our ambition is to become a globally accessible collection that uses new, innovative, interactive media to engage with new audiences. Potential areas of interest include the development of optical character recognition that can accurately capture handwritten text, 3D printing and mapping, data visualisation and augmented reality.
Fields of Study: Digital innovations and technology
Award: £100,000 ($172,000 CDN)
Deadline: Internal deadline February 21, 2021 (Agency deadline February 28, 2021).
Description: Cancer is a universal challenge, posing tough, complex problems to researchers, clinicians and people living with the disease. Solving these problems demands tenacity, creativity and worldwide collaboration. Our teams rise above the boundaries of geography and discipline to take these challenges on and propel our understanding of cancer to new places. Building a great team with the right mix of expertise is essential to a successful application. The teams must be multidisciplinary and international. We’re seeking to harness ideas from across diverse scientific disciplines and the broadest range of experience possible to create unthought-of approaches that will transform our capabilities.
Shortlisted teams receive seed funding of £30,000 ($51,000 CDN) to get their ideas off the ground and make their full proposal.
Winning teams will be announced in early 2022 and will receive £20M ($34M CDN) over 5 years. This will fund research costs, salaries and equipment or licensing costs to support your team.
Fields of Study: Cachexia and performance status, dormancy, e-cigarettes, extrachromosomal DNA, inflammation, macromolecules, normal phenotypes, senescence, solid tomours in children
Award: Seed funding of £30,000 ($51,000 CDN)
Full funding £20M ($34M CDN)
Deadline: Lead PI must complete the pre-submssion questionnaire by April 01, 2021, expressions of interest due April 22, 2021
Description: The objective of the Center of Excellence program is to strengthen Danish research by providing the best possible working conditions and organizational set-up for selected top researchers. Excellence is the main criterion when assessing proposals for new centers.
The central criterion in the assessment of proposals for new Centers of Excellence is the quality of the proposed research. Applications must outline plans for highly ambitious research and contain original ideas with the potential to lead to real breakthroughs.
The foundation will emphasize the following dimensions:
- The research idea is ambitious and original and has the potential for real scientific breakthroughs in the relevant scientific field(s)
- The proposed center leader has a high standing in the international scientific community as well as managerial skills
- The center includes high-quality personnel in order to establish a creative and dynamic international research environment that will provide an inspirational training ground for young scientists
- The focus, structure, and size of the proposed center is such that it sets the stage for scientific ventures that are not feasible within conventional funding from other sources
As major international players within their fields, the Centers of Excellence are necessarily oriented to the international research community. Centers are strongly encouraged to pursue international collaboration and to include scientists from abroad
Fields of Study: International Scientific Research
Award: 1.2 billion DKK ($249,114,000 CDN)
Deadline: Internal deadline May 25, 2021 (Agency deadline June 1, 2021).
Description: Open innovation inspires new solutions to the critical challenges affecting millions of people around the world. It also means that game-changing ideas and solutions come from anyone, anywhere, and at any time. That is why DIV is open year-round, reviews applications on a rolling basis, and funds innovations in any sector and in any country where USAID operates. Whether you are a local problem solver, a passionate American entrepreneur, a faith-based organization, a university lab, or anyone else, we want to hear from you.
We provide flexible, tiered grant funding to test new ideas, take strategic risks, build evidence of what works, and advance the best solutions. We look for solutions that demonstrate rigorous evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and a viable pathway to scale and sustainability.
Fields of Study: Global development challenge
Award: $200,000 - $5,000,000 USD ($260,000 - $6,500,000 CDN)
Deadline: Open year round
Description: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan offers scholarships to Canadian students who wish to study at Japanese universities. Recruitment for those arriving in Japan next April is made between April and May of the previous year. First screening is conducted between M ay and July by the Japanese Embassies or Consulates General. As the application process and specific schedule differ according to the country of your nationality, please inquire the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General in your country for details. For more information see Summary of MEXT Scholarship.
Fields of Study: The same field that the applicant has studied, or a related field
Award: Scholarship covers full tuition, monhtly allowance, rount-trip flight between Japan and Canada
Deadline: The deadline for submission of application documents varies according to each Japanese diplomatic mission.
Background: Support for Iraqi graduate students. Up to $8,000 per term for for materials, supplies, and components. Equipment is not an eligible expense. Application guidelines: a Request for Funds form (DOC) should be submitted to International Research and Partnerships, in the Office of Research approximately two (2) months prior to the requested academic term. For more information, please see the Program Guidelines (PDF).
Award: See agency website
Fields of Study: Open
Deadline: See agency website.
|October 26, 2020||Universities Canada and IDRC: QES-Advanced Scholars: West Africa||Up to $300,000 CDN for a multi-year project|
|October 27, 2020||Elrha: R2HC Annual Funding Call||
Open research : no maximum on the amount that can be requested
Formative research : maximum of £100,000 ($170,000 CDN) available
|October 29, 2020||Erasmus+ 2020 additional call for partnerships||
€300,000 ($468,000 CDN) for up to two years
|October 29, 2020||Novo Nordisk Fonden: Challenge Programme 2021 - Mathematical Modeling of Health and Disease||DKK 30 million - 60 million ($6.25 million - 12.5 million CDN)|
|October 29, 2020||Novo Nordisk Fonden: Challenge Programme 2021 - Smart Nanomaterials for Applications in Life-Science||DKK 30 million - 60 million ($6.25 million - 12.5 million CDN)|
|October 29, 2020||Novo Nordisk Fonden: Challenge Programme 2021 - Proteins for Tomorrow's Food||DKK 30,000,000 - 60,000,000 ($6,250,000 - 12,500,000 CDN)|
|October 31, 2020||European Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (ESTRO): Mobility Grant||Funding dependent on individual mobility grant|
|October 31, 2020||Belmont Forum: Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability||Total budget of 4.0 M€ is allocated for the call|
|October 31, 2020||Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC): Global Challenges Research Fund – Urgency Grants Pilot||
Up to £120,000($194,677 CAD)
|November 4, 2020||German Academic Exchange Service DAAD: Research Grants||Funding dependent on individual research grants|
|November 4, 2020||German Acedmic Exchange Service DAAD: Study Scholarships||Funding dependent on individual study scholarships|
|November 9, 2020||Lloyd's Register Foundation: Small Grants||£10,000 ($17,300 CDN)|
|November 13, 2020||France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF): Scientific Collaboration Support Program||$8,000-$15,000 CDN|
|November 30, 2020||Biocodex Microbiota Foundation: National Call for Projects Canada||
€25,000 ($44,000 CDN)
|November 30, 2020||Biocodex Microbiota Foundation: International Call for Projects||
€200,000 ($350,000 CDN)
December 1, 2020
Up to €1,500,000
|January 31, 2021||UKRI: AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants||£150,000 ($260,000 CDN)|
|May 12, 2021||Gerda Henkel Stiftung: Democracy Funding Program||Funding dependent on award (€1,600 - €3,100) ($2,500 - $4,800 CDN)|
|Various Deadlines||Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute: 2019-2020 Programmes||See agency website.|
See agency website
|4 weeks prior to stay||Visiting Professor Program funded by Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts||See agency website|
NFRF Horizon 2020 Global Platform Competition
Canadian PI’s are now eligible to receive funding for specific Horizon 2020 collaborative project proposals under the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF), which aims to support international research collaborations and position Canada and Canadian researchers as strategic partners at the international level.
- NFRF Registration Form Deadline: Two weeks after the Horizon 2020 application deadline for an eligible call. Researchers must register on the Convergence Portal and submit their registration form via the Office of Research through the portal. This is a mandatory step in the application process.
- NFRF Application Deadline: One month after the review results from a Horizon 2020 call are communicated to the project team. See Application Process for details.
- Value: Maximum of $125,000 CAD per year (including indirect costs) per project.
- Duration: Up to four years.
- For More Information: NFRF-FNFR@chairs-chaires.gc.ca
For general information about Horizon 2020, please see the Horizon 2020 website.
- Research Explorer - The German research directory – Find research institutes at German universities and non-university research institutions, searchable by geographic location, subject and other structural criteria
- DAAD research funding for faculty
- Research in Germany – Funding Programmes
- EURAXESS North America - links researchers in North America with the European Research Area for Horizon2020 programs.
- IC-IMPACTS - offers Canadian-Indian funding opportunities.
- MSCA Individual Fellowships 2019 Handbook - provides information about Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships.
- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - provides information about the Research Fellowship Programme
- ERRIN Partner Search - allows researchers to search for partners for EU-funded projects
- IDRC Scaling Science - provides a new approach for designing, managing, and evaluating research for impact as it relates to the knowledge, innovation and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world
- OpenERC - tools to help guide researchers to develop a successful ERC grant: contact Nikolaos Floratos
Hiring Co-ops for International Research Projects
Interested in employing co-op students for your international projects? Contact Lisa ter Woort, Account Manager, International Co-op/International Mobility, Co-operative Education. Please also refer to the Supporting International Co-op Activities Text for helpful information. Please note that UW co-op students will continue to work remotely from Canada during the COVID-19 crisis and are still willing to participate in international projects. Researchers can contact email@example.com for more information.