Research Funding

Research Funding

Bishop’s University researchers may apply for internal or external research funding, as well as for specific grants destined to cover travel and publication costs. This sections outlines the various funding opportunities and their application deadlines, and provides guidelines for applying for and administrating research funds.

Senate Research Committee Grants

The Senate Research Committee (SRC) provides funds for the presentation of posters and papers at internationally recognized conferences, for small-scale research projects, and for the publication of research results.

SRC Guidelines and Forms

External Grants

Professors can apply for grants to a large number of organizations outside the university. The most important ones are the following:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT)
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS)
Fonds de recherche du Québec- Société et culture (FRQSC)

Main External Program Deadlines*

Canada Foundation for Innovation

John R. Evans Leaders Fund
Full Application: October 15, 2017 / February 15, 2018 / June 15, 2018

Canada Research Chairs

Full Application: October 23, 2017

Fonds de recherche – Nature et technologies

Research Teams
Full application: September 13, 2017

New Researchers
Full Application:  September 20, 2017

Strategic Clusters
Full Application: October 24, 2017

Fonds de recherche – Société et culture

Research Support for New Academics
Notice of Intent: August 29, 2017
Full Application: October 5, 2017

Research Team Support Program
Notice of Intent: August 30, 2017
Full Application: October 17, 2017

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Discovery Grants
Letter of Intent: August 1, 2017
Full Application: November 1, 2017

Full Application: September 15, 2017

Research Tools and Instruments
Full Application: October 25, 2017

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Connection Grants
Full Application*: August 1, November 1 2017; February 1, May 1 2018

Insight Development Grants
Full Application: February 2, 2018

Insight Grants
Full Application*: October 15, 2017

Institutional Grants
Full Application: December 1, 2017

Partnership Development Grants
Full Application: November 30, 2017

Partnership Engage Grants
Full Application: September 15 and December 15, 2017; March 15 and June 15, 2018


* Or the following business day should the deadline fall on a weekend or holiday.