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Sample Funding Opportunities

Sample Funding Opportunities

Sheridan Undergraduate Research (SURe) actively identifies and communicates undergraduate research funding opportunities to the Sheridan community, via notifications to the Faculty Deans and notices in the Sheridan Insider and the Innovator.  All external applications for undergraduate research funding must go through the Sheridan Undergraduate Research, as part of Sheridan’s formal project funding process. SURe would be pleased to oversee the development of research proposals by Faculties and/or external partners, and assist with the procurement of any necessary support. Sheridan’s funding application procedure is as follows:

Important information regarding Sheridan’s funding application approval process:

1. All interested parties should secure the approval of the appropriate Dean prior to working on any application. SURe's Expression of Interest Form is available through the SURe internal portal

2.  Expressions of interest forms, along with confirmation of support of the Dean, should then be sent to SURe via email so that approval from the Provost is secured prior to work beginning on the application. Please also remember that all plans to proceed with any of these grants must be approved by the Sheridan Executive before they can be submitted.

3. Once approved, SURe is ready and willing to assist with the proposal preparation.

4. Internal deadlines are generally two weeks in advance of deadlines published in the Call for Proposals that follow.

Upcoming Deadlines

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Program Name
Applicable Deadlines
Applied Research Development (ARD) Grants
Open Competition 

Interaction Grant
Open Competition
Partnership Workshop Grant
Open Competition
Innovation Enhancement (IE) Grant

Letter of Intent due May 29, 2015
Full proposal due October 30, 2015 (by invitation)

14th competition:
Letter of Intent due May 26, 2016

Technology Access Centres (TAC) Grant

Letter of Intent: June 9, 2015
Application: October 20, 2015 (by invitation)

Applied Research Tools and Instruments (ARTI) Grant
November 17, 2015
Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC) Grant
October 15, 2015
College-University Idea to Innovation (CU-I2I) Grant October 1, 2015

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Program Name

Applicable Deadlines
Connection Grant
February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1
Insight Development Grant

February 1, 2015 (Closed)
No competition date announced for 2016

Community and College Social Innovation Fund

March 2, 2015 (Closed)
Results to be announced in June 2015
Second call for proposals anticipated August 2015 

Insight Grant

Full proposal due October 15, 2015 

Partnership Grant

Letter of intent due Feb 15, 2015 (Closed)
Results Announced Spring 2015
Full proposal due November 1, 2015
No competition date announced for 2016

Partnership Development Grant

November 30, 2015

Knowledge Synthesis Grant

February 19, 2015 (Closed)            

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Program Name
Applicable Deadlines
Knowledge Synthesis Grant
May 15, 2015 
Team Grant: Late Life Issues
Letter of Intent: April 13, 2015            
Application: December 12, 2015
Operating Grant: eHealth Innovation
Partnership Program (eHIPP)

Registration Deadline: April 1, 2015
Application Deadline: June 3, 2015


National Research Council (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

Program Name
Applicable Deadlines
Business Innovation Access
Program (BIAP)
Open competition 

Canada First 

Program Name
Applicable Deadlines
Research Excellence Fund

Letter of Intent: August 31, 2015
Application: October 30, 2015

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)

Program Name
Applicable Deadlines
Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP)
Voucher for Industry Association  R&D Challenge (VIA)
Applications for this program are currently closed.

Voucher for E-Business and Technology Adoption (VEBTA) Program 

July 3, 2015 
Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program
Currently accepting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) on a monthly rolling basis.

Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC)

Program Name
Applicable Deadlines
Research Grant

June 22, 2015; November 9, 2015; March 14, 2016

Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)

Program Name
Applicable Deadlines
Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund (OHCRIF)

No competition date announced for 2016

Ontario Ministry of Labour 

Program Name
Applicable Deadlines
Research Opportunities Program

No competition date announced for 2016