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

September 2023

September 7 – NSERC Alliance Missions: Critical minerals research – Letter of Intent
September 11 – Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships - UPEI internal deadline
September 12 – NFRF International Joint Initiative for Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation – Full application (registered applicants only)
September 13 – SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships
September 14 – CIHR Project Grant – Full application (registered applicants only)
September 15 – NSERC PromoScience
September 15 – SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
September 18 – NSERC Idea to Innovation
September 20 – Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (nominated applicants only)
September 22 – NSERC CREATE - Full Application (invited applicants only)

October 2023

October 1 – SSHRC Insight Grants
October 5 – CIHR Fellowships
October 11 – NFRF Exploration – Notice of intent
October 17 – Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral program – Direct to agency applicants
October 17 – NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships
October 18 – NSERC Discovery Horizons (invited applicants only)
October 20 – SSHRC Research Network on Sustainable Agriculture in a Net-Zero Economy
October 20 – Internal Gen AI and Assessment Innovation Research Grant 

October 20 – Internal SoTL Research Grant (ISRG)

October 20 – Internal Research Grant (IRG) and UPEI SSHRC Explore Research Grant (SERG)

October 24 – NFRF Transformation – Notice of Intent
October 25 – NSERC Research Tools and Instruments grants
October 29 – SSHRC  Partnership Grants—Stage 2 (invited applicants only)

November 2023

November 1 – Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (nominated applicants only)
November 1 – NSERC Discovery Grants (registered applicants only)
November 1 – SSHRC Connection Grants 
November 8 – NSERC-SSHRC Sustainable agriculture research initiative
November 9 – NSERC Alliance Missions: Critical minerals research (registered applicants only)
November 13 – Internal Gen AI and Assessment Innovations Research Grant (submission deadline)
November 15 – SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

December 2023

December 1 – Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s program
December 12 – NFRF Exploration – Full application (registered applicants only)
December 13 – Internal SoTL Research Grant (ISRG) (submission deadline)
December 15 – SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
December 15 – Internal Research Grant (IRG) and UPEI SSHRC Explore Research Grant (SERG) (submission deadline)

Open deadline

Mitacs Accelerate
NSERC Alliance Grants
NSERC Alliance International Grants

Institutional Programs

Contact the Manager, Research Services ( if you are interested in applying to the following agencies:

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) 
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

UPEI is a proud endorser of the NSERC Dimensions Charter.

Dimensions Charter endorser