Funding Opportunities

Click on the categories below to find funding opportunities that match your research interests.

For external award competitions, Nipissing's internal deadline to submit a draft application via Romeo is 3 weeks prior to the sponsor's deadline. This gives the Research Office time to review your submission, provide feedback, request any matching funds required from NU, and obtain the required approvals.

Contact for any questions you might have about applying for awards.

Internally-Administered Awards

The Office of Graduate Studies & Research sends callouts for most internal award competitions to faculty via email. For more information, follow the links below or contact

Source Funding Opportunity Competitions Internal Deadline External (if applicable)
NU Internal Research Grants (IRG) 1 in Winter Mar 24 n/a
NU Awards in Support of Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities (ARSCA) (see NUFA Collective Agreement, Article 34) 1 in Fall Oct 1 n/a
NU Start-Up Research Grants (SURG) for new hires Automatic n/a n/a
SSHRC SSHRC Institutional Grants (SIG) Fall & Winter Nov 11, Feb 3 n/a
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) Spring Apr 1 n/a

Tri-Agency Awards

Agency Funding Opportunity Deadline Type Internal Deadline Agency’s Deadline
CIHR Operating Grant: Evaluation of population-level interventions to reduce AMR Application Jan 12 Feb 2
CIHR Catalyst Grant: Mobilizing Public Health Action on Climate Change in Canada Application Feb 8 Mar 1
CIHR Project Grants Registration   Feb 8
    Application Feb 15 Mar 8
SSHRC Insight Development Grants Application Jan 12 Feb 2
SSHRC Connection Grants Application Jan 11 Feb 1
SSHRC Partnership Grants Application Jan 20 Feb 10
SSHRC Storytellers Challenge Application   Jan 30
SSHRC Reconciliation Network in Response to Call to Action 65 Application Apr 24 May 15
NSERC Science Exposed 2023! Application   Jan 30
NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants Application Mar 6 Mar 27

Provincial/Other Government Awards

Source Funding Opportunity Deadline type Internal Deadline External Deadline
Federation of Canadian Municipalities Feasibility Studies, Stormwater Quality, municipal project Application   Rolling
Canada Council for the Arts Innovation Grants Application   Rolling

Other Opportunities

Funding Opportunity Deadline Type Internal Deadline Agency’s Deadline
Brain Canada Future Leaders Program LOI   Jan 16
  Application Mar 16 Apr 6
MTO's Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program (contact Application Jan 25 Feb 15
Genomic Applications Partnership Program Application Jan 19 Feb 9

Internships & Fellowships

Source Funding Opportunity Deadline type Internal Deadline Agency’s Deadline
Mitacs Open Projects Proposal   Ongoing
Mitacs Accelerate Program Proposal   Ongoing
Mitacs Accelerate Fellowships Program (longer-term) Proposal   Ongoing
Mitacs Business Strategy Internships (BSI) Proposal   Ongoing
Mitacs Elevate Fellowships Proposal Jan 25 Feb 8
Mitacs Globalink Research Internships (Summer) – All costs covered Application   June 8/23
NOHFC Workforce Development Stream Internships (contact      
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) Application Apr 1