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, 2018 / February 15, 2019 / June 15, 2019

Canada Research Chairs

Nominations
Full Application: October 23, 2018 / April 24, 2019

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies

Research Teams
No competition this year

New Researchers
Full Application:  September 19, 2018

Strategic Clusters
Full Application: October 24, 2018

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé

Research Scholars – Junior 1, Junior 2, Senior
Letter of Intent: August 22, 2018
Full Application: October 1, 2018

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture

Research Support for New Academics
Notice of Intent: August 1, 2018
Full Application: September 27, 2018

Research Team Support Program
Full Application: October 4, 2018

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Discovery Grants
Letter of Intent: August 1, 2018
Full Application: November 1, 2018

Promoscience
Full Application*: September 15, 2018

Research Tools and Instruments
Full Application: October 25, 2018

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Connection Grants
Full Application*: August 1, November 1 2018; February 1, May 1 2019

Insight Development Grants
Full Application: February 1, 2019 (to be confirmed)

Insight Grants
Full Application: October 15, 2018

Partnership Engage Grants
Full Application*: September 15 and December 15, 2018; March 15 and June 15, 2019

Aid to Scholarly Journals
Full Application: September 10, 2018

 

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