Funding and Awards

The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba offers support for researchers in identifying potential funding sources and preparing grant applications. Faculty members are encouraged to contact Kristen Kindrachuk, Research Facilitator & Business Development Officer, to discuss strategies to leverage funding for their programs and partnerships.

Submission Processes for Grants and Contracts

NEW UPDATED PROCESS AS OF NOVEMBER 2017

Internal Review

Faculty are encouraged to seek assistance in preparing grant applications. We recommend applicants have colleagues read their applications and seek out assistance from the Research Facilitator. For major competitions such as NSERC Discovery Grants, NSERC RTI, NSERC SPG and CFI JELF review by the Faculty of  Science Research Facilitator is REQUIRED.

Approvals and Signatures

All funding applications must be approved prior to submission to the funding agency. Submit your completed application and FAAF via email for signing to 1) your Department Head, and 2) the Faculty of Science at fosfaaf@umanitoba.ca. After signing, the Dean’s Office will forward your application to ORS where it will be assigned to the appropriate contact.

Internal Deadlines

ORS Deadlines: Major Tri-council competitions (e.g. NSERC Discovery, NSERC RTI, CIHR Project Grants) are due to ORS two weeks prior to the agency deadline.

Other ORS deadlines are typically one week prior to the agency deadline unless otherwise noted.

Faculty of Science Deadlines: Please submit your completed FAAF and application to fosfaaf@umanitoba.ca at least two business days prior to the ORS deadline.

If you are seeking an OPTIONAL review by the Faculty of Science’s Research Facilitator, we recommend review take place prior to submission to ORS, please allow up to one week for this review. Where review by the Research Facilitator is REQUIRED, a schedule for deadlines will be sent out in advance.

2018 Application Deadlines

2018 January Deadlines

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

26-Jan Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada – Research Fellowships Postdocs
15-Jan Canadian Cancer Society Travel Awards Students, Postdocs
29-Jan Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) Data Access Researchers
30-Jan Cardiac Arrhythmia Network (CANet) – Strategic Research Grant (LOI) Researchers
15-Jan CCSRI Travel Awards Students, Postdocs
29-Jan CFID Safe Drinking Water Pilot Project Grant Researchers
29-Jan CFID Undergraduate Summer Research Awards Students
21-Jan CIFAR Global Call for Ideas (LOI) Researchers
16-Jan CIHR Canada-Israel Health Research Program 2018 in Neurobiology (Registration) Researchers
23-Jan CIHR HIV/AIDS Comorbidities Prevention and Healthy Living Researchers
22-Jan Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Entrepreneurial Investing Initiative (LOI) Researchers
19-Jan Crohn’s and Colitis Canada – Grant in Aid of Research (Full Application) Researchers
19-Jan Crohn’s and Colitis Canada – Innovations in IBD Research  Researchers
19-Jan Faculty of Science Field Work Support Program Researchers
18-Jan Genome Canada & Genome Prairie – 2017 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition (Genome Prairie Registration) Researchers
09-Jan Health Sciences Centre Foundation – Operating Grants (LOI) Researchers
14-Jan Mitacs Elevate (Optional LOI) Postdocs
08-Jan NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants Researchers
16-Jan Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) – Contribution Program Researchers
31-Jan Self-funded Research Grant Program Researchers
26-Jan UM Undergraduate Research Awards Students

 

 

2017 January Competitions Not Yet Announced for 2018

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

15-Jan AGE-WELL – 2017 Strategic Investment Program  Researchers
16-Jan Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics Research Fellowship Researchers
10-Jan CIHR Catalyst Grant – Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Researchers
17-Jan CIHR Undergraduate Summer Studentship Award Students
04-Jan ERA-Can+ Twinning Program Researchers
15-Jan Mitacs RISE-Globalink Research Internship Students
12-Jan SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants Researchers

2018 February Deadlines

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

15-Feb Cancer Research Society Operating Grants (Full application) Researchers
03-Feb Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba – Small Research Grants Researchers
22-Feb CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program Researchers
22-Feb CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program  Researchers
13-Feb CIHR Canada-Israel Health Research Program 2018 in Neurobiology (Full application) Researchers
13-Feb CIHR – Canadian Microbiome Initiative 2 (LOI) Researchers
06-Feb CIHR Project Grant: Spring 2018 (Registration) Researchers
22-Feb Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Funding Call 2018 Researchers
15-Feb ERC 2018 Consolidator Grant call  Researchers
15-Feb European Research Council Consolidator Grant Researchers
01-Feb Genome Canada & Genome Prairie – 2017 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition Researchers
09-Feb Health Sciences Centre Foundation General Operating Grants (Full application) Researchers
13-Feb Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program (Full Application) Researchers
01-Feb Kidney Foundation of Canada – KRESCENT New Investigator Award Researchers
01-Feb Kidney Foundation of Canada – KRESCENT Post-Doctoral Fellowships Postdocs
16-Feb Kids Brain Health Network – Knowledge Translation Innovation Incubator Grant Researchers
10-Feb Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada – New Idea Awards (Full application) Researchers
10-Feb Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada – Operating Grants (Full application) Researchers
21-Feb Mitacs Elevate Postdocs
21-Feb Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship Postdocs
05-Feb NIH: Research Grants, R01 new Researchers
01-Feb NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant for Projects (LOI) Researchers
01-Feb Parkinson Canada Basic Research Fellowships Postdocs
01-Feb Parkinson Canada Graduate Student Awards Students
01-Feb Parkinson Canada New Investigator Awards Researchers
01-Feb Parkinson Canada Pilot Project Grants Researchers
01-Feb SSHRC Connection Grants Researchers
15-Feb SSHRC Connection Program Partnership Grant Researchers
02-Feb SSHRC Insight Development Grant Researchers
15-Feb UM Conference Sponsorship Program Researchers, Students
15-Feb Weston Brain Institute: Transformational Research 2018 (LOI) Researchers

 

2017 February Competitions Not Yet Announced for 2018

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

27-Feb Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: NARSAD Young Investigator Grants  Researchers, Postdocs
08-Feb Brain Canada – Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) Improving Health Outcomes and Quality of Life (LOI) Researchers
24-Feb Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR)  Researchers
02-Feb CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program Students
15-Feb Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba – Major Operating Grants  Researchers
03-Feb Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba – Small Research Grants Researchers
14-Feb CIHR Catalyst Grant: Personalized Health (Registration) Researchers
28-Feb CIHR Operating Grant: Innovative Biomedical and Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Researchers
07-Feb CIHR-IAVI Optimizing the VSV Vector towards an HIV Vaccine – Operating Grant Researchers
28-Feb CIHR-OG: Innovative Biomedical and Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Researchers
21-Feb Prostate Cancer Canada – NextGen Awards in Prostate Cancer (Registration) Students, Postdocs
01-Feb Research Manitoba – Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowships Postdocs
10-Feb Riverview Health Centre – Operating Grants Researchers
14-Feb South Africa-Canada Research Chairs Initiative Researchers
23-Feb Western Economic Diversification Competition  Researchers
23-Feb Western Economic Diversification Program: Clean Technology Focus Researchers

2018 March Deadlines

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

17-Mar Academics Without Borders call for proposals – Step 1 (International Office) Researchers, Faculty, Staff, Administrators
16-Mar ACS-Petroleum Research fund (PRF) New Directions (proposal) Researchers
02-Mar AGE-WELL – 2017 Strategic Investment Program (SIP): Accelerator Funding  Researchers
15-Mar American Mathematical Society China Exchange Program Researchers
15-Mar Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards  Researchers
29-Mar Canadian Cancer Society Innovation Grants (Full Application) Researchers
29-Mar Canadian Cancer Society Innovation to Impact Grants (Full Application) Researchers
01-Mar CFI – John R. Evans Leaders Fund, JELF (UM deadline) Researchers
06-Mar CIHR Project Grant: Spring 2018 (Full application) Researchers
06-Mar CIHR Research Network on Lyme Disease Researchers
15-Mar CIHR – European Research Area Network on Cardiovascular Diseases (Pre-proposals) Researchers
01-Mar CQDM Quantum Leap Researchers
10-Mar Dan David Prize (Israel) Students, Postdocs
01-Mar ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowships (Switzerland) Postdocs
March TBD Genome Canada 2017 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition (Genome Prairie Full Application) Researchers
05-Mar HOMING Postdoctoral Fellowships for Young Researchers (POLAND) Postdocs
31-Mar India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability (IC-IMPACTS) – Innovative Technologies Demonstration Initiative Researchers, Students
01-Mar International Conference Travel Grants Program (UM/SSHRC TGP) Researchers
21-Mar Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions RISE – Research & Innovation Staff Exchange Researchers, Staff
05-Mar NIH: Research Grants, R01 resubmission, renewal, revision Researchers
01-Mar NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize (nomination) Researchers
01-Mar NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Prize (nomination) Researchers
01-Mar NSERC John C. Polanyi Award (nomination) Researchers
26-Mar Organization for Autism Research: Applied Research Competition (Pre-proposal) Researchers
01-Mar Research Grants Program (UM/SSHRC RGP) Researchers
06-Mar SSHRC Impact Awards (nomination) Researchers
31-Mar Timothy R. Parsons Award of Excellence in Ocean Sciences Researchers
02-Mar University International Programs & Projects Seed Fund Researchers
01-Mar University Research Grants Program (URGP) – Established Researchers Researchers

 

 

2017 March Competitions Not Yet Announced for 2018

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

21-Mar 6th Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance – New Targets, Compounds and Tools (Pre-application) Researchers
31-Mar AAFC BioProducts AgSci Cluster Researchers
13-Mar AAFC Canola Science Cluster (LOI) Researchers
08-Mar AGE-WELL – 2017 Catalyst Funding Program Researchers
10-Mar ALS Canada-Brain Canada Hudson Translational Team Grants (LOI) Researchers
01-Mar BioCanRx Rolling, Open Call Researchers
31-Mar Canadian Liver Foundation: Operating Grants Researchers
14-Mar CIHR Foundation Grant, Stage 2  Researchers
27-Mar GlycoNet – Collaborative Team Grant Researchers
30-Mar Human Frontiers of Science Program (LOI) Researchers
20-Mar Human Frontiers of Science Program (registration) Researchers
09-Mar Leibniz-DAAD Postdoc Research Fellowships Postdocs
06-Mar Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) – Call for Research Proposals:  Researchers
14-Mar Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowhip Researchers, Postdocs
31-Mar Mitacs Globalink Research Award Students
15-Mar Prostate Cancer Canada – NextGen Awards in Prostate Cancer (Full Application) Students, Postdocs
01-Mar Research Manitoba Health Research Mid-Career Operating Grants Researchers
01-Mar Research Manitoba Health Research New Investigator Operating Grants Researchers
01-Mar Summer Studentships for Cystic Fibrosis research Students
28-Mar Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba – Research and Workplace Innovation Program (NOI) Researchers

2018 April Deadlines

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

15-Apr Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (nomination) Researchers
25-Apr Canada Research Chair (CRC) Nomination or Renewal (Agency deadline) Researchers
01-Apr European Respiratory Society Short-Term Research Fellowships  Researchers, Postdocs
04-Apr Health System Impact Fellowship (Full Application) PhD Students, Postdocs
04-Apr International Association for the Study of Pain Researchers
20-Apr Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation Young Investigator Operating Grants Researchers
03-Apr NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants Researchers
01-Apr NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks (Preliminary Application) Researchers
01-Apr NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects (application) Researchers

 

2017 April Competitions Not Yet Announced for 2018

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

28-Apr AgreenSkills+ Postdoctoral Fellowships (France) Researchers, Postdocs
14-Apr ALS Canada Trainee Award Program Students, Postdocs
17-Apr Cardiac Arrhythmia Network (CANet) – Strategic Research Grant (Full Application) Researchers
17-Apr Cardiac Arrhythmia Network (CANet): Major Industry-Partnered Research Grant (Full Application) Researchers
03-Apr CCSRI Impact Grants (LOI) Researchers
01-Apr CCSRI Knowledge to Action Grants (Abstract Registration) Researchers
19-Apr Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Pilot and Feasibility Awards Researchers
20-Apr Hospital for Sick Children New investigator Research Grants in Child and Youth Health Researchers
21-Apr National Hemp Cluster 2018-2023 Researchers
15-Apr NSERC Synergy Award program (nomination) Researchers

2018 May Deadlines

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

15-May Canada Council Killam Program – Fellowships Researchers
15-May CCSRI Travel Awards Students, Postdocs
15-May DAAD Research Stays and Re-invitation Grants Researchers
01-May NSERC CREATE program (LOI) Researchers
31-May Self-funded Research Grant Program Researchers
01-May SSHRC Connection Grants Researchers

 

2017 May Competitions Not Yet Announced for 2018

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

15-May Arthritis Society: PhD Salary Award Students
 15-May Arthritis Society: Post Doctoral Fellowship Postdocs
 17-May Arthritis Society: Strategic Operating Grant (LOI) Researchers
 17-May Arthritis Society: Young Investigator Operating Grant (LOI) Researchers
12-May Associate of Commonwealth Universities – George Weston Limited Fellowship Researchers
 12-May Associate of Commonwealth Universities – Gordon and Jean Southam Fellowship Researchers
 12-May Associate of Commonwealth Universities – Hong Kong Jockey Club Fellowships (inward and outward) Researchers
 12-May Associate of Commonwealth Universities – Jacky McAleer Memorial Fellowship Researchers
 12-May Associate of Commonwealth Universities – Swansea University Fulton Fellowship Researchers
 12-May Associate of Commonwealth Universities – University of Manitoba Fellowship Researchers
22-May Cardiac Arrhythmia Network (CANet): SEED Grant Researchers
01-May CCSRI Prevention Innovation Grants (Registration) Researchers
15-May CCSRI Quality of Life Grants (LOI) Researchers
15-May Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba – Research Grant (RFP) Researchers
15-May Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.) (Germany) Postdocs
18-May Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba – Research and Workplace Innovation Program (Application) Researchers

2018 September Deadlines

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

30-Sep Canadian Mathematical Society Coxeter-James award (nomination) Researchers
15-Sep CCSRI Travel Awards Students, Postdocs
01-Sep Mitacs Career Connect in Natural Resources  Recent Graduates
22-Sep NSERC CREATE program (Full Application) Researchers
15-Sep NSERC PromoScience Grant Academic Staff & Students
01-Sep NSERC Ship Time Grants Researchers
30-Sep Self-funded Research Grant Program Researchers

 

2017 September Competitions Not Yet Announced for 2018

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

15-Sep CCSRI Impact Grants (Full Application) Researchers
13-Sep CIHR Foundation Grant (registration) Researchers
15-Sep CIHR Project Grants (Full Application) Researchers
11-Sep FoS Interdisciplinary Collaborative Grants Researchers
11-Sep Kids Brain Health Network (Full Application) Researchers
01-Sep National Center for Responsible Gaming: Large Grants (Full Application) Researchers
15-Sep Sloan Fellowship Nominations Researchers

2018 October Deadlines

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

15-Oct Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (nomination) Researchers
10-Oct CGS-MSFSS Foreign Study Supplements Program (Application) Students
15-Oct Conference Sponsorship Program and Student Group Travel Researchers, Students
02-Oct Cystic Fibrosis Canada Basic and Clincal Research Grants Researchers
03-Oct Cystic Fibrosis Canada Clinical Fellowships Researchers
02-Oct Cystic Fibrosis Canada Early Career Invesitgator Awards Researchers
02-Oct Cystic Fibrosis Canada Fellowship Awards Researchers
03-Oct Cystic Fibrosis Canada Studentship Awards Researchers
15-Oct DAAD – Research Stays for Faculty Researchers
05-Oct NIH: Research Grants, R01 new Researchers
15-Oct NSERC Canada-China Postdoctoral Fellowships Supplement Postdocs
02-Oct NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants Researchers
01-Oct NSERC SAP Major Resources Support Program (Full Application) Researchers
15-Oct NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships Postdocs
01-Oct NSERC: Subatomic Physics Research Tools & Instruments: Categories 2 & 3 (Full Application) Researchers
25-Oct NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program Researchers

 

2017 October Competitions Not Yet Announced for 2018

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

20-Oct ACS-Petroleum Research fund New Directions (proposal) Researchers
31-Oct Canola Agronomic Research Program (LOI) Researchers
06-Oct CHRIM Small Grants Researchers
13-Oct Franco-German Fellowship Programme on Climate, Energy and Earth System (Step 1) Researchers
15-Oct SSHRC Insight Grants (application) Researchers
15-Oct University Collaborative Research Program (UCRP) Researchers
15-Oct University Indigenous Research Program (UIRP) Researchers
15-Oct University Research Grants Program (URGP) Researchers

2018 November Deadlines

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

01-Nov NSERC Northern Research Supplements Program Researchers
01-Nov NSERC: Discovery Grant (full application) Researchers
01-Nov SSHRC Connection Grants Researchers
17-Nov University International Programs & Projects Seed Fund (UIPPSF) Researchers
01-Nov Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Students

 

2017 November Competitions Not Yet Announced for 2018

Deadline

Competition

Applicant type

06-Nov Alzheimer Society of Canada Grants Researchers, Students
23-Nov ATIP-AVENIR Program: Promotion of Young Researchers Researchers
20-Nov Chrohn’s and Colitis Canada – Grants-in-Aid of Research (LOI) Researchers
01-Nov 2017 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize (nomination) Researchers
01-Nov CCSRI Quality of Life Grants (Full Application) Researchers
06-Nov Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards (LOI) Researchers

Faculty of Science Internal Funding Support Programs

The purpose of the Faculty of Science Field Work Support Program (FWSP) is to support field work in both research and teaching activities within the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba. The focus is on enabling field work by offsetting the actual costs of doing work in the field. The program is not intended to provide alternative support in lieu of other sources of funding.

Application Form and Program Details

Submit completed proposals as a single pdf file with the title format as “surname_FWSP18” to Tanya.Martel@umanitoba.ca.

Questions may be directed to the chair of the Field Work Advisory Committee via e-mail at Ivan.Oresnik@umanitoba.ca.

Deadline: January 19, 2018

Graduate Research Assistanships

Faculty of Science Research Assistantship Support
Policies and Guidelines

  1. These funds are to aid regular members of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Science who are supervising and financially supporting graduate students. Adjunct faculty members are not eligible. The funds are provided from the Faculty of Science operating budget.
  2. Within certain constraints, these guidelines are intended to provide departments with as much flexibility as possible, so that they can be used both to support current students and to recruit new ones. Specific mechanisms are the responsibility of the departments.
  3. Funds are to be awarded in units of $7,000 per year, with a required “matching” contribution of at least $3,000. The source of the additional match is normally a research grant held by the supervisor, but other sources may be used in special circumstances. Funding awarded directly to a student, for example a scholarship, is not eligible for this purpose. (Subject to any additional constraints decided by the department, students may hold scholarships, but the scholarships do not count towards the match.)
  4. Funding is meant as a contribution towards the support provided to a student by a supervisor for limited periods of time. Support associated with an individual graduate student may not exceed four years in total, which may include up to two years as an M.Sc. student. Possibilities include two years as an M.Sc. student plus two as a Ph.D. student, one as an M.Sc. student plus three as a Ph.D. student, or four as a Ph.D. student.
  5. Departments may put more stringent limits on the duration of funding, as long as they do not exceed the limits for total and M.Sc. funding as in point #4.

The purpose of these grants is to stimulate and encourage interdisciplinary research collaborations that initiate and strengthen research in new directions. Collaborations can be within the Faculty of Science at University of Manitoba (UM), or across Faculties at the UM as long as the PI is a Faculty of Science faculty member. “Interdisciplinary” is broadly defined and may be found within departments, across departments, and across faculties.

Deadline: 4:30 PM September 11, 2017
Submit applications to tanya.martel@umanitoba.ca 

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