Funding Opportunities and Deadlines

An extensive list of funding opportunities, their corresponding deadlines, and websites are mentioned below. When submitting an application to an external funding agency, please ensure that you follow the internal review and signature process for grant applications

Although efforts are made to confirm the accuracy of deadlines, please ensure that you visit the agency’s website to confirm dates and funding availability. 

Funding database 

In addition to the opportunities and deadlines mentioned below, the funding database website will assist UPEI researchers in finding research funding opportunities for which they may be eligible. The database includes internal and external research funding opportunities, events, and notifications that the UPEI Research Services office has been apprised. 

The database has been developed with the assistance of the Research Support Fund (RSF). Any updates to this funding site will also be sent through the existing listserv email notifications. To be added to this notification, please email lcudmore@upei.ca.

August 2021

August 1 – NSERC Discovery Grants - Notice of Intent Deadline
August 1 – SSHRC Connection Grants
August 10 – CIHR Operating Grant: COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence
August 10 – NFRF Exploration Competition – Notice of Intent to Apply
August 10 – CIHR Operating Grant: Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps & Priorities - Registration Deadline
August 11 – Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (UPEI Internal Deadline)
August 11 – NSERC PromoScience (UPEI Department/Faculty Deadline)
August 18 – CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2021 – Registration Deadline

September 2021

September 10 – SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Journals
September 13 – Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (UPEI Internal Deadline)
September 14 – CIHR Operating Grant: Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps & Priorities – Application Deadline (Registered applicants only)
September 15 – NSERC PromoScience (Selected applicants only)
September 15 – SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
September 15 – CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2021 – Application Deadline (Registered applicants only)
September 15 – SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships
September 21 – NFRF Rapid Response Competition: Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic – Notice of Intent to Apply Deadline
September 22 – NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program – Application Deadline (Invited applicants only)
September 22 – Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (Selected applicants only)
September 27 – NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants (Contact Synapse before applying)

October 2021

October 1 – SSHRC Insight Grants
October 6 – CIHR Fellowships
October 10 - Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (Contact the UPEI Faculty of Graduate Studies before applying)
October 11 – Canada Graduate Scholarships: Doctoral Program – Internal Deadline for UPEI NSERC and SSHRC applicants
October 15 – Canada Foundation for Innovation JELF Program (Selected applicants only)
October 17 – Canada Graduate Scholarships: Doctoral Program – Direct to Agency applicants
October 17 – NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships
October 18 – NSERC Discovery Horizons – Application Deadline (Registered applicants only)
October 19 – NFRF Exploration Competition – Application Deadline (Registered applicants only)
October 25 – NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grants
October 26 – NFRF Rapid Response Competition: Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic – Application Deadline (Registered applicants only)

November 2021

November 1 – NSERC Discovery Grants (Registered applicants only)
November 1 – SSHRC Connection Grants
November 2 – Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Selected applicants only)
November 15 – SSHRC Partnership Development Grants
November 15 – SSHRC Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative
November 21 – Canada Graduate Scholarships: Doctoral Program (Selected applicants only)

December 2021

December 1 – Canada Graduate Scholarships: Master’s Program
December 15 – SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants


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