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The Office and Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) responsibility is to connect the researchers to available funding from a broad variety of sources: Internal and External.

Deadlines for External applications

Eight Weeks before Deadline:

Two Weeks before Agency Deadline:

  • Submit your application to the administrator of ORGS for Internal review which is intended to provide candidates with feedback likely to strengthen their applications: researchoffice@ubishops.ca

Two Weeks before Deadline:

**Applications submitted past the deadlines will not be accepted.

To help with the process, the research administrator is in constant contact with the funding agencies and responsible for updating the information concerning the deadlines. For external scholarly funding, all applications must be reviewed by the ORGS and approved before submission. Therefore, the ORGS is at your service to ensure and help within your application process.


Online Application System (via ROMEO)

Your application must be submitted in ROMEO to obtain approvals from the Chair or Dean.

External Agency Grant Application

  • If the grant is a Tri-Agency, the application must also be submitted via the agency portal.
  • If the grant is not Tri-Agency, you may submit your completed application directly to the external granting agency (paper, email, or portal) after you have received institutional approval.

The ORGS is responsible for submitting the application to granting agencies on behalf of Bishop’s University.

Consult Listing Below:

Tri-Agency Funding

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Programs and annual deadlines*:

  • SSHRC Insight Grants: October 1
  • SSHRC Partnership Development Grants: November 15
  • SSHRC Insight Development Grants: February 1
  • SSHRC Partnership Grants Stage 1: February 10
  • SSHRC Connection Grants: February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1
  • SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant: March 15, June 15, September 15, December 15

*Deadlines may be subject to changes from year to year. You will need to consult the SSHRC website for current program information.

SSHRC Website

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Programs and annual deadlines*:

  • NSERC Discovery Grants
    • Notice of Intent: August 1
    • Application: November 1
  • NSERC Alliance: Open
  • NSERC Idea to Innovation: January 7; April 4, June 27, September 26

*Deadlines may be subject to changes from year to year. You will need to consult the NSERC website for current program information.




Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Programs and annual deadlines*:

  • CIHR Project Grant
    • Registration: February 9
    • Application: March 9

*Deadlines may be subject to changes from year to year. You will need to consult the CIHR website for current program information.


For more information, please contact the Research Administrator at researchoffice@ubishops.ca.