External Research Grants

The Research Office at the University of Winnipeg provides support to researchers applying for external research funding. The Research Office regularly shares information with the UWinnipeg community on various funding opportunities, reviews grant applications, and notifies researchers of grant competition results. The Research Office also supports the development of tri-council funding transfers and various external research contracts and agreements. For more information about developing an application, and the various opportunities available, see below.

If you are seeking funds from an external granting agency not listed below and you would like support, please reach out to the Research Office at researchoffice@uwinnipeg.ca

If you’d like to subscribe to emails directly related to the social sciences and humanities, notify Lauren Bosc, Lead Program Officer – Research Partnerships: l.bosc@uwinnipeg.ca.

If you’d like to subscribe to emails directly related to the natural sciences, engineering, and health research, notify Rachel Keijzer, Program Officer – Natural Sciences Research: r.keijzer@uwinnipeg.ca.

Developing an External Grant Application

While researchers at the University of Winnipeg are responsible for developing their research programs and proposals themselves and/or with their research team, the Research Office:

  • Provides advice on external grant guidelines and instructions;
  • Provides advice on proposal budget and budget justification;
  • Provides advice on knowledge mobilization plans and open access requirements;
  • Provides technical assistance with electronic forms and funder portals;
  • Provides letters of support when required by the funder;
  • Provides access to successful applications from previous competitions, upon approval of award holder;
  • Reviews applications for compliance with external funder’s instructions, university policies, eligibility and selection criteria, and recommends adjustments.

The Research Office has recently implemented a 6-4-2 Review Process:

Image describing the 6-4-2 Review process.

See the information below for external grant deadlines.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

IMPORTANT: The Research Office has recently implemented a new 6-4-2 Review Process for external grants. Please see "Developing an External Grant Application" above for more information.

SSHRC Mandate: To promote and support postsecondary-based research and training in the social sciences and humanities; and advise the minister on matters relating to social sciences and humanities research. Through grants, fellowships and scholarships, SSHRC helps Canada’s researchers do what they do best: train the next generation of talented, creative thinkers and doers; build knowledge and understanding about people, cultures and societies; and drive the innovations that address the challenges of today and tomorrow.

For support applying for a SSHRC application, contact Lauren Bosc, Lead Program Officer – Research Partnerships, l.bosc@uwinnipeg.ca. The current SSHRC Representative at UW is Dr. Candida Rifkind (English), c.rifkind@uwinnipeg.ca. Learn more about the current internal peer-review group members for SSHRC applications.

Upcoming SSHRC deadlines:

Opportunity 6-Week Deadline 4-Week Deadline 2-Week Deadline External Deadline Results Announced
Partnership Engage Grant N/A Feb. 15 Mar. 1 Mar. 15, 2023 May 2023
N/A May 15 June 1 June 15, 2022 Aug. 2022
N/A Aug. 15 Sept. 1 Sept. 15, 2022 Nov. 2022
N/A Nov. 15 Dec. 1 Dec. 15, 2022 Feb. 2023
Partnership Development Grant Oct. 1 Oct. 15 Nov. 1 Nov. 15, 2022 Mar. 2022
Partnership Grant - Stage 1 Dec. 15 Jan. 13 Jan. 27 Feb. 10, 2023 June 2023
Partnership Grant - Stage 2 (by invite only) Sept. 1 Sept. 15 Oct. 1 Oct. 29, 2023 Apr. 2024
Insight Development Grant N/A

Dec. 15

[earlier date due to holidays]

Jan. 15 Feb. 2, 2023 June 2023
Insight Grant Aug. 1 Aug. 15 Sept. 1 Sept. 15, 2022 Apr. 2023
Connection Grant N/A

Dec. 15

[earlier date due to holidays]

Jan. 15 Feb. 1, 2023 Mar. 2023
N/A Apr. 1 Apr. 15 May 1, 2023 June 2023
N/A July 1 July 15 Aug. 1, 2022 Sept. 2022
N/A Oct. 1 Oct. 15 Nov. 1, 2022 Jan. 2023
NFRF-E, LOI N/A N/A June 15

June 28, 2022

N/A
NFRF-E, Full App Aug. 1 Aug. 15 Aug. 30 Sept. 13, 2022 Unknown
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

IMPORTANT: The Research Office has recently implemented a new 6-4-2 Review Process for external grants. Please see "Developing an External Grant Application" above for more information.

NSERC Mandate: To promote and support postsecondary-based research and training in the natural sciences and engineering. NSERC encourages Canadians to embrace a STEM mindset, so they can grow up curious and critical of the world around them. It popularizes science culture by supporting museums, libraries and not-for-profits putting on activities for youth and families that promote STEM as an important part of their lives. It works closely with the research community to make science and engineering more equitable, diverse and inclusive. 

For support applying for a NSERC application, contact researchoffice@uwinnipeg.ca. The current NSERC Representative at UW is Dr. Melanie Martin (Physics), m.martin@uwinnipeg.ca. Learn more about the current internal peer-review group members for NSERC applications.

Upcoming NSERC deadlines:


Opportunity 6-Week Deadline 4-Week Deadline 2-Week Deadline External Deadline Results Announced
Discovery Grant (incl. supplements / envelopes below in same competition) Sept. 15 Oct. 1 Oct. 15

Nov. 1, 2022

(Aug. 1 NOI)

May 2023
Discovery Accelerator Supplements see above see above see above see above see above
Discovery Development Grant see above see above see above see above see above
DND/NSERC Discovery Grant Supplements see above see above see above see above see above
Discovery Grants – Northern Research Supplement see above see above see above

see above

see above
Research Tools and Instruments Grant Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 11 Oct. 25, 2022 May 2023
Subatomic Physics Discovery Grant (Individual and Project) Sept. 15 Oct. 1 Oct. 15

Nov. 1, 2022

[Aug. 2 (NOI) /
Oct. 1 (project  requesting $500,000+)]

May 2023
Subatomic Physics Major Resources Support Aug. 15 Sept. 1 Sept. 15

Oct. 1, 2022

(Aug. 1 NOI)

May 2023
Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Aug. 11 Aug. 25 Sept. 8

Sept. 22, 2022 (if invited)

(May 1 LOI)

April 2023
Alliance Grant No deadline; open call 5-24 weeks after application
Idea to Innovation Grant Nov. 15 Dec. 1 Dec. 15 Jan. 7, 2022 Mar. 2022
Feb. 18 Mar. 4 Mar. 18 Apr. 4, 2022 June 2022
May 16 May 30 June 13 June 27, 2022 Sep. 2022
Aug. 15 Aug. 29 Sept. 12 Sept. 26, 2022 Dec. 2022
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

IMPORTANT: The Research Office has recently implemented a new 6-4-2 Review Process for external grants. Please see "Developing an External Grant Application" above for more information.

CIHR Mandate: To excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health care system.

For support applying for a CIHR application, contact Lauren Bosc, Program Officer – Research Partnerships, l.bosc@uwinnipeg.ca.

Upcoming CIHR deadlines:

Opportunity 6-Week Deadline 4-Week Deadline 2-Week Deadline External Deadline Results Announced
Project Grant Jan. 26 Feb. 9 Feb. 23

Mar. 9, 2022

(Feb. 9 Registration)

July 14, 2022
Team Grant : Indigenous Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative Cohort Research Study (I-HeLTI) Apr. 27 May 11 May 25

June 8, 2022

Oct. 27, 2022
Research Manitoba

Research Manitoba Mandate: Research Manitoba promotes, supports, and coordinates the funding of research excellence and innovation in health, natural and social sciences, engineering and the humanities in Manitoba. Research Manitoba supports local talent development by providing research support to early career researchers and graduate students, along with fostering strategic partnerships to strengthen research and innovation in Manitoba.

For support applying for a Research Manitoba application, contact Lauren Bosc, Program Officer – Research Partnerships, l.bosc@uwinnipeg.ca.

Upcoming Research Manitoba deadlines:

Opportunity 2-Week Deadline External Deadline Results Announced
Innovation Proof-of-Concept Grant Mar. 1 Mar. 15, 2022 (EOI)

Full application by invite only

TDB
June 1 June 15, 2022 (EOI)

Full application by invite only

TBD
Sept. 1 Sept. 15, 2022 (EOI)

Full application by invite only

TBD
Dec. 1

Dec. 15, 2022 (EOI)

Full application by invite only

TBD
NSERC Alliance - RM ACT No deadline, ongoing call
New Investigator Operating Grant Feb. 15 Mar. 1, 2022 TBD
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

CFI-funded research infrastructure typically requires significant institutional investment in the form of capital investment, labor, space and ongoing operations costs. For this reason, and because CFI limits the total value of applications submitted by the University, infrastructure proposals must first undergo an internal selection by the VPRI and other leaders appropriate to the competition (see internal deadline below). Applicants selected in this first competition will be invited to further develop their proposals with support from the Research Office and other University and/or contract services as appropriate, for submission to CFI. The Research Office is currently working to bring the internal application process to WebGrants.

For any questions, or if you are unable to find a CFI competition on WebGrants, please contact researchoffice@uwinnipeg.ca.

Upcoming CFI deadlines:

Opportunity Internal Deadline External NOI Deadline External Deadline Results Announced
John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) Feb. 15 N/A June 15, 2022 Oct. - Nov., 2022 (project start Jan. 2023)
Innovation Fund Jan. 15 Feb. 23 June 1, 2022 Mar. 2023 (project start June 2023)
Manitoba Medical Services Foundation

The Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF) will consider the provision of funds for the advancement of scientific, educational and other activities in the maintenance and improvement of the health and welfare of the residents of Manitoba. The primary focus of the Foundation is to promote and encourage the work of new health researchers in Manitoba.

For more information on their funding opportunities, visit their website.

Mitacs

Mitacs Mandate: Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 20 years. Working with 70 universities, 6,000 companies, and both federal and provincial governments, we build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.

For any questions, please contact Lauren Bosc, Program Officer – Research Partnerships, l.bosc@uwinnipeg.ca.

Upcoming Mitacs opportunities and deadlines:

Opportunity Deadline Results Announced
Accelerate Open call 6-8 weeks after submission
E-Accelerate Open call
Elevate Jan. 19, 2022 June 2022
Globalink Research Interns Dec. 15, 2021 Spring 2022
Globalink Research Awards Competition closed
Business Strategy Internship (BSI) Open call
Government of Canada

In addition to the Tri-Council funding opportunities, the Government of Canada offers a number of other funding opportunities in the categories of:

More information about these opportunities can be found on their website.

Global Affairs Canada

In order to provide opportunities for international initiatives, Global Affairs Canada offers numerous funding opportunities. Their mandate is to: define, shape and advance Canada’s interests and values in a complex global environment; manage diplomatic relations, promote international trade and provide consular support; lead international development, humanitarian, and peace and security assistance efforts; and contribute to national security and the development of international law.

Funding opportunities can be found on their website.

Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada offers a number of funding programs for projects that are focused on enhancing Canada's overall infrastructure at a municipal, provincial, or federal level. Some of the funding programs they current offer include examples such as the Disaster Mitigation and Adaption Fund (DMAF), New Building Canada Fund, the Green and Inclusive Communities Buildings program, and Canada Healthy Communities Initiatives.

For more information and funding opportunities, visit their website.