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, 2016 / February 15, 2017 / June 15, 2017

Canada Research Chairs

Nominations
Full Application: October 24, 2016

Fonds de recherche – Nature et technologies

New Researchers
Full Application: September 14, 2016

Team Research Project
Full application: September 28, 2016

Strategic Clusters
Full Application: October 26, 2016

Merit Scholarships for Foreign Students (MESRS)
Letter of Intent: Pre-selection of candidates: Not available
Submission of Candidates’ Names: September 23, 2016
Full Application: November 1, 2016

Fonds de recherche – Société et culture

New research professors
Full Application: September 29, 2016

Research Teams
Full Application: October 21, 2016

Strategic Clusters
Full Application: November 9, 2016

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Discovery Grants
Letter of Intent: August 1, 2016
Full Application: November 1, 2016

Promoscience
Full Application: September 15, 2016

Research Tools and Instruments
Full Application: October 25, 2016

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Connection Grants
Full Application*: August 1, November 1 2016; February 1, May 1 2017

Insight Development Grants
Full Application: February 3, 2017

Insight Grants
Full Application*: October 15, 2016

Partnership Development Grants
Full Application: November 30, 2016

Partnership Grants
Full Application: November 1, 2016

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

Application packages must be submitted to the Research Office 14 days before the deadline.