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 (IRGs) 1 in Winter Mar 24 n/a
NU Awards in Support of Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities (ARSCAs) 1 in Fall Oct 1 n/a
NU Start-Up Research Grants (SURGs) for new hires Automatic n/a n/a
SSHRC SSHRC Institutional Grants (SIGs) 1 or 2 Feb 2 n/a
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) Winter Apr 1 n/a

Tri-Agency Awards

Agency Funding Opportunity Deadline Type Internal Deadline Agency’s Deadline
CIHR Catalyst Grant: Crisis Line and App-based Support for Public Safety Registration   Aug 1
    Application Oct 25 Nov 15
CIHR Operating Grant : Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts Registration   Sep 7
    Application Sep 12 Oct 3
CIHR Project Grants Registration   Aug (TBD)
    Application TBD Sep (TBD)
SSHRC Insight Grants Application Sep 10 Oct 1 
SSHRC Connection Grants Application Jul 11  Aug 1
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants Application Aug 25 Sep 15
NSERC Discovery Grants NOI   Aug 1
    Application Oct 11 Nov 1
NSERC Research Tools & Instruments Application Oct 4 Oct 25

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

The Alzheimer Society Research Program – Proof of Concept Grants

LOI   Jul 17
  Application Oct 13 Nov 3
Weston: Brain Health - Sleep 2023 program LOI   Jul 11
Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans Grants Application Aug 7 Aug 28

Internships & Fellowships

Source Funding Opportunity Deadline type Internal Deadline Agency’s Deadline
Mitacs Globalink Research Internships (Summer) – All costs covered Application   Jun 8
SSHRC SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships Application Aug Sep (TBD)
Tri-Agency Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships  Application Aug 30 Sep 20
NOHFC Workforce Development Stream Internships  Application Aug 31  
NSERC NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships Application Sep 26 Oct 17
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   Ongoing
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) Application Apr 1