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Upcoming Deadlines

March 15

SSHRC: Partnership Engage Grants
SMRG: Research Event Grant

March 29

CPA Canada–CAAA: Financial Accounting, Assurance & Tax Research Grant  (letter of intent)
CPA Canada–CAAA: Special Topics Research Grant (letter of intent)

April 16

SMRG: Research Accelerator Grant
SMRG: Research Grant

May 1

SSHRC: Connection Grants
NSERC: Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (letter of intent)

May 15

University of Ottawa: Conference/Workshop on Campus Opportunity

No deadline - apply at any time

Telfer School: Student Research Grant
Telfer School: Team Grant - Level 2
University of Ottawa: Interdisciplinary Research Group Funding Opportunity (IRGFO) - Stream 2
University of Ottawa: Financial support for open access publishing 
Mitacs: Accelerate

Research Funding Opportunities

There are several sources of funding available to the researchers at the Telfer School of Management. Funding can be found internally, from the School of the University, or externally, from government agencies or partners in private sectors.

If you are a graduate student, follow this link.


Telfer School of Management Research Grants

The purpose of the SMRG program is to support forward-looking research and to increase research intensity at the Telfer School of Management. The SMRG program offers the following types of grants:




Research Grant


April 15th and December 1st

Student Research Grant


No deadlines

Research Event Grant


March 15th, June 15th, Aug 15th and December 15th

Research Accelerator Grant


April 15th and December 1st

Travel Support Grant


No deadlines

Team Grant - Level 1         $20,000                          August 30th
Team Grant - Level 2         $30,000                         No deadlines

*Maximum of $4,000. Amount subject to change depending on the number of registered student from year to year.



University of Ottawa Funding Opportunities

Research Management Services

Seed Funding Opportunity

The Seed Funding Opportunity (SFO) supports new researchers at the University of Ottawa.  It can help you generate data, test new ideas, and improve your applications to the Tri- Councils.

Deadlines: January 15
               June 15th

Bridge Funding Opportunity

The Bridge Funding Opportunity (BFO) provides funding to help established researchers improve an unsuccessful application.   It will help you improve your Tri-Council application by enabling you to address the peer review comments.

Deadlines: January 15
               June 15

Conferences / Workshops on Campus

The Conference/Workshop on Campus Opportunity (CWCO) supports researchers in communicating results and sharing knowledge with colleagues from Canada and abroad.  This program favors both exchanges within a discipline or across many.

Deadlines: May 15
               August 15
               November 15
               February 15

Interdisciplinary Research Group Funding Opportunity

Stream 1: Research Team Creation (TRC)

The Seed Funding Opportunity (SFO) supports new researchers at the University of Ottawa.  It can help you generate data, test new ideas, and improve your applications to the Tri- Councils.

Deadlines: January 15
               June 15

Stream 2: Grant Proposal Development

Stream 2 funds uOttawa researchers leading an established interdisciplinary research team.  The funding enables established research teams to develop their grant proposal for large-scale external funding competitions. A researcher with an established interdisciplinary research team can apply directly to Stream 2 of the IRGFO.

Researchers can apply at any time to the GDP competition.

Emergency Fund for Minor Equipment Repair Program

The Emergency Fund for Minor Equipment Repair Program (EFP) aims to provide support for the unanticipated emergency repairs of research equipment caused by a normal and optimal use. 

Researchers can apply at any time to the EFP program.

Sabbatical Leave or Duly Approved Research Leave

Applications should be submitted three months prior to the start date of the "sabbatical" or "duly approved research leave".

To learn more about these opportunities, please visit the Research Management Services' website.

Financial support for open access publishing

Open access publishing represents a new way of disseminating research. In an effort to encourage scholars to make their research available in open access, the University has established different financial support opportunities to assist researchers in paying fees charged by publishers to make material available in open access.

To learn more about these opportunities, please visit the Scholarly Communication’s website.

Office of International Research (OIR)

Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs

Visiting Researcher Program

France-Canada Research Fund

International Research Acceleration Program

São Paulo Research Fund

uOttawa – Argentina Partnership

To learn more about these opportunities, please visit the Office of International Research’s website.

The European Research Area and Canada

Promoting Canada-EU Research 

External Funding Opportunities


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Insight Development Grant

Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams.

Deadline: February 1

Insight Grant

The goal of the Insight program is to build knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world by supporting research excellence in all subject areas eligible for funding from SSHRC.

Deadline: October 15

Partnership Development Grant

Partnerships funding is intended for larger teams working in formal collaboration between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types.

Deadline: November 30

Partnership Grants

Partnership Grants are intended for large teams working in formal collaboration between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types.

Deadlines: November 1 (Stage 1: Letter of Intent)
               Stage 2: Formal Application (by invitation only)

Connection Grants

The goal of the Connection program is to realize the potential of social sciences and humanities research for intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact on and beyond the campus by supporting specific activities and tools that facilitate the flow and exchange of research knowledge.

Deadlines: February 1
               May 1
               August 1
               November 1

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

CIHR provides funding opportunities for four themes of health research: biomedical, clinical, health systems services and social, cultural, environmental and population health.

For more information, please refer to the CIHR Funding Opportunities Database.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Discovery Grant Program

The Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research (with long-term goals) rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. 

Deadlines: August 1 (Notification of Intent to Apply)
               November 1 (Application)

Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program

Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants foster and enhance the discovery, innovation and training capability of university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering by supporting the purchase of research equipment.

Deadline: October 25

Strategic Partnership Grants

The goal of NSERC’s Strategic Partnership Grants is to increase research and training in targeted areas that could strongly enhance Canada’s economy, society and/or environment within the next 10 years. Research and training under these grants must be conducted through a partnership between academic researchers and industry or government organizations.

Deadline: April 1


Other Funding Agencies

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

The International Development Research Centre offers grants, funding and awards to researchers and institutions to search for answers to global development challenges.

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

Their funding architecture is designed to deliver on their mandate. It does this by responding to the evolving needs of Canadian research institutions and their researchers. It covers the full spectrum of research from discovery to technology development. For more information, please refer to the CFI funding opportunities.


Accelerate Program

This program lets you build research partnerships while funding your graduate students and postdoc. Apply anytime for flexible funding.

Elevate Program

The elevate program enables you to establish long-term research collaborations that support postdoctoral career development. This competitive two-year fellowship is valued at $55,000 per year.


Fund your students’ research abroad and work with talented international undergrads. Globalink offers two-way mobility for senior undergrads and grad students.


The Step program is designed to help grad students and postdocs succeed, Step workshops teach skills such as project management, professionalism, and communication.


Apply your research to industry challenges and foster ties with Canadian small businesses and large multi-national firms.