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.

Article 10.10 of the Faculty Collective Agreement remains in effect. Interested faculty members should contact Andrea Roberts for more information and/or to enact the clause during a sabbatical leave.

10.10 At the members request the Corporation shall provide a proportion of the members salary for the support of a research grant for travel and other expenses. Such an amount is to be deducted from the amount to which a member is entitled.

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, 2019/ February 15, 2020/ June 15, 2020

Canada Research Chairs

Nominations
Full Applications: October 21, 2019/ April 20, 2020

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies

Research Support for New Academics
Full Application: September 18, 2019

Team research projects
Full Application: September 11, 2019

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé

Research Scholars – Junior 1, Junior 2, Senior

Letter of Intent: August 22, 2019
Full Application: October 1, 2019

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture

Research Support for New Academics
Notice of Intent: August 1, 2019
Full Application: September 26, 2019

Research Team Support Program
Notice of Intent: August 22, 2019
Full Application: October 17, 2019

Audace
Letter of Intent: September 18, 2019
Full Application: December 11, 2019

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Discovery Grants
Letter of Intent: August 1, 2019
Full Application: November 1, 2019

Subatomic Physics Discovery Grants
Letter of Intent: August 1, 2019
Full Application: November 1, 2019

Research Tools and Instruments Grants
Full Application: October 25, 2019

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Knowledge Synthesis Grant
Full application: July 10, 2019

Connection Grants
Full Application*: August 1, 2019/ November 1, 2019/ February 1, 2020/ May 1, 2020

Insight Development Grants
Full Application:  February 2, 2020

Insight Grants
Full Application: October 15, 2019

Partnership Engage Grants
Full Application*: September 15, 2019/ December 15, 2020/ March 15, 2020

 

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