Information sheet – Research Grants Programs - Federal Councils 2023-2024
Please note that the dates of many of the competitions have passed, but the information in this document will help researchers prepare their applications for future competitions when RMC Saint-Jean becomes an eligible institution for federal research council funding.
|Research Grants ProgramsFootnote 1||Objectives||Amount and term||Deadlines|
|Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)|
|Connection Grants||To support events and outreach activities geared toward short term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives.||
Events: $7,000 to $25,000
Outreach activities: $7,000 to $50,000
SSHRC portal submission: 48 hours prior to the university's validation date
Transmission by the university: November 1, February 1, May 1 and August 1 (to be confirmed)
|Insight Development Grants||To support the initial stages of research; fund short-term research development projects (up to two years).||From $7,000 to $75,000, over 1 to 2 years||
SSHRC portal submission: January 31, 2022, 9 a.m.
Transmission by the university: February 2, 2022
|Insight Program||To support new approaches to research on complex and important topics.||
Component A: $7,000 to $100,000
Component B: $100,001 to $400,000
SSHRC portal submission: September 29, 2021, 9 a.m.
Transmission by the university: October 1, 2021
|Science, Nature and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)|
|Discovery Grants (individual) program||To support ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects; recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances; provide long-term operating funds and can facilitate access to funding from other programs.||No limit / 5 years||
Notice of intent: August 2, 2022
Submission (full application): November 1, 2022
|Discovery Development Grants||To support for researchers from small universities whose Discovery Grant (DG) application, although deemed of sufficient quality to warrant support, was not funded through the DG competition.||Up to $30,000 over 2 years||No deadlines|
|DND/NSERC Discovery Grant SupplementsFootnote 2||To provide resources to support non-confidential academic research projects aimed at developing specific dual-use (non-weapons) technologies in targeted defense and security areas.||Up to $120,000 over 3 years||Submission: November 1st|
|Research Tools and Instruments grants program||Allows the purchase of research tools and instruments whose net cost is between $7,001 and $150,000.||Submission: October 25, 2022|
|Discovery Horizons (pilot)||To support research projects initiated by researchers (individuals and teams) that integrate or transcend several disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences or engineering.||From $50,000 to $100,000 per year (up to 5 years)||
Notice of intent: June 16, 2022
Submission: October 18, 2022
|New Frontiers in Research Fund (FNFR)||
To support high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research. It seeks to inspire projects that bring disciplines together beyond traditional disciplinary or common interdisciplinary approaches by research teams with the capacity to explore something new that might fail, but that has the potential for a significant impact.
|$250,000, over 2 years||
Notice of Intent - Convergence Portal Submission: June 28, 2022
Notice of intent - transmission by the university: August 10, 2021
Application - Convergence portal submission: September 12, 2022, 9 a.m.
Transmission by the university: September 13, 2022
To support international collaborations by funding joint projects launched with international organizations on subjects of international interest and by a fund intended to support the participation of Canadian researchers within international teams for the execution of projects that seek funding from major global platforms.
** The current competition is Horizon 2020
|$125,000 per year, for 4 years||
Support large-scale interdisciplinary research projects that address an important issue with the potential to lead to concrete and lasting change.
|From $2M to $4M over 6 years||
Notice of intent: January 13, 2022
Submission: September 20, 2022
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