External Funding Opportunities

These are some of the opportunities available to college researchers in the fields of business, health, information technology, media and science, technology and engineering, and social sciences and humanities. Prospective applicants should contact the Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) before beginning work on proposals. CRI vets all external research applications that involve the use of Fanshawe resources (employees, facilities, equipment, etc.) prior to submission to an outside funder. Inquiries: CRI, T3010, London Campus or via email at research@fanshawec.ca.

Please allow a minimum of 14 business days for the vetting of applications and/or for

obtaining letters of support or other documentation from the President's Office or College.

BUSINESS

Deadline

Program

Funder

 What types of projects are funded?

16Mar15

OMDC Research GrantsOMDCStudies that further growth in cultural media industries undertaken with non-profit organizations/industry associations.

1May15,1Aug15, 1Nov15 

Connection GrantsSSHRCConnection Grants support research-related events and outreach activities in the social sciences and humanities that focus on knowledge exchanges between academic researchers, non-academic and non-profit partners, postsecondary students and community-based practitioners. Past projects include workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums and summer institutes. 
29May15 (LOI), 30Oct15 full proposal (if invited)Innovation Enhancement Grants NSERCSupport to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Projects may be in any Tri-Council discipline.
Continuous Social Sciences & Humanities APC APCCanadian auto sector competitiveness.

 

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Deadline

Program

Funder

 What types of projects are funded?

30Mar15                Pre-Proposals;

Full proposals by invitation by June 2015.

2015 Applied Research Competition - Organization for Autism Research

 

OAROAR funds applied research in autism; in particular: analysis, evaluation of assessment models, intervention or service delivery; applied aspects of educational, behavioural or social/communicative interventions; lifelong interventions for persons with severe autism; adult issues related to education, employment, residential supports, sexuality instruction and quality of life; issues related to family support, social and community integration; and the use of technology to support learners with ASD.
31Mar15                              

Let's Talk Community Fund 

Bell Supports research projects that help improve the mental health and wellbeing of people living with mental illnesses. Past projects include assessment/development of awareness/anti-stigma programs/services for postsecondary students, commmunity-based mental health programs (including targeted programs for Canadian military families, rural residents, adolescents and persons at risk for suicide, etc.) and other vulnerable populations.
15Apr15 Catalyst Grant: HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research  CIHR

Supports research into local HIV/AIDS issues by academic and community organizations that result in useful and practical outcomes for communities. One-year seed funding focuses on knowledge development and capacity building that leads to pursuit of larger research grants. Funding available in both Aboriginal & General Streams.

1May15, 1Aug15, 1Nov15Connection GrantsSSHRC

Connection Grants support research-related events and outreach activities in the social sciences and humanities that focus on knowledge exchanges between academic researchers, non-academic and non-profit partners, postsecondary students and community-based practitioners. Past projects include workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums and summer institutes. (N.B. For social sciences and humanities research only. Does not fund research into therapies, drugs, medical treatments, interventions, medical practices or clinical studies/trials. Funding is primarily relevance to human services, however, health and nursing faculty can apply provided their projects are in SSHRC-eligible research areas.)

15May15Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Spring 2015 CompetitionCIHR

Supports knowledge syntheses and scoping review projects in all areas of health funded by CIHR. ("Knowledge synthesis" is not original research; it generally involves review and analysis of existing research and identification of research gaps.)

ContinuousYouth Justice FundDJCSupports research and pilot projects on issues relative to youth (aged 12-17) in conflict with the law. Three separate programs address broad issues on youth rehabilitation and reintegration, drug addiction, and drugs, guns and gangs. A current priority is youth with mental health issues/cognitive impairments. Also funds PD events for justice and youth service professionals on youth in conflict.

 

HEALTH TECHNOLOGY

Deadline

Program

Funder

What types of projects are funded?

1Apr15 (reg.)

3Jun15 (proposal)

Operating Grant -      eHealth Innovation Partnership Program CIHR Provides funding for development, integration and evaluation of cost-effective eHealth solutions that improve outcomes in patient and population health and/or increases Canada's competitiveness in information and communications technology.
29May15 (LOI), 30Oct15 full proposal (if invited)Innovation Enhancement GrantsNSERCSupport to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Projects may be in any Tri-Council discipline.
ContinuousApplied Research and Development (ARD) NSERCCollege-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline. Three levels.
ContinuousMarket Readiness OCETwo levels to support start-ups in initial stages. IP must have resulted from research conducted at an Ontario-based academic institution.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation & Productivity I (VIP I) OCE College-company projects up to 12 months in duration.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation & Productivity II (VIP II) OCE College-company projects up to 24 months in duration. Must include internships for undergraduate students or recent graduates.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Deadline

Program

Funder

 What types of projects are funded?

25Mar15 

Cyber Security Cooperation Program PSCFunds research that develops or enhances cyber security assessment tools and methodologies. Includes research into knowledge gaps, and knowledge transfer and workforce development activities that provide owners and operators of vital cyber systems with greater awareness of cyber security issues.

1Apr15 (reg.)

3Jun15 (proposal)

Operating Grant -      eHealth Innovation Partnership Program  CIHRProvides funding for development, integration and evaluation of cost-effective eHealth solutions that improve outcomes in patient and population health and/or increases Canada's competitiveness in information and communications technology.
29May15 (LOI), 30Oct15 full proposal (if invited)Innovation Enhancement Grants NSERCSupport to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Projects may be in any Tri-Council discipline.
ContinuousApplied Research and Development (ARD) NSERCCollege-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline. Three levels.
ContinuousMarket Readiness OCETwo levels to support start-ups in initial stages. IP must have resulted from research conducted at an Ontario-based academic institution.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation & Productivity I (VIP I) OCE College-company projects up to 12 months in duration.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation & Productivity II (VIP II) OCE College-company projects up to 24 months in duration. Must include internships for undergraduate students or recent graduates.

 

MEDIA

Deadline

Program

Funder

 What types of projects are funded?

16Mar15OMDC Research Grants OMDCStudies that further growth in cultural media industries undertaken with non-profit organizations/industry associations.
1May15, 1Aug15, 1Nov15Connection GrantsSSHRCConnection Grants support research-related events and outreach activities in the social sciences and humanities that focus on knowledge exchanges between academic researchers, non-academic and non-profit partners, postsecondary students and community-based practitioners. Past projects include workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums and summer institutes.
29May15 (LOI), 30Oct15 full proposal (invited)           Innovation Enhancement Grants NSERCSupport to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Projects may be in any Tri-Council discipline.
ContinuousApplied Research and Development (ARD) NSERCCollege-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline. Three levels.
ContinuousMarket Readiness  OCETwo levels to support start-ups in initial stages. IP must have resulted from research conducted at an Ontario-based academic institution.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation & Productivity I (VIP I) OCE College-company projects up to 12 months in duration.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation & Productivity II      (VIP II) OCE College-company projects up to 24 months in duration. Must include internships for undergraduate students or recent graduates.

 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

Deadline

Program

Funder

 What types of projects are funded?

29May15 (LOI), 30Oct15 full proposal (if invited)

Innovation Enhancement Grants

NSERCSupport to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Projects may be in any Tri-Council discipline.
ContinuousApplied Research and Development (ARD) NSERCCollege-company projects in any Tri-Council discipline. Three levels.
ContinuousAutomotive Partnership   Canada (APC) APCCollege-company projects.
ContinuousConnected Vehicle/Autonomous Vehicle (CVAV) Research Program OCE, MTO, MRICollege-company projects in connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.
ContinuousMarket Readiness OCETwo levels to support start-ups in initial stages. IP must have resulted from research conducted at an Ontario-based academic institution.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation              & Productivity I (VIP I) OCE College-company projects up to 12 months in duration.
Continuous Voucher for Innovation              & Productivity II (VIP II) OCE College-company projects up to 24 months in duration. Must include internships for undergraduate students or recent graduates.

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES

Deadline

Program

Funder

 What types of projects are funded?

16Mar15OMDC Research Grants OMDCStudies that further growth in cultural media industries undertaken with non-profit organizations/industry associations.

30Mar15,           Pre-Proposal;

Full proposals by invitation by June 2015.

2015 Applied Research Competition - Organization for Autism Research

OAROAR funds applied research in autism; in particular: analysis, evaluation of assessment models, intervention or service delivery; applied aspects of educational, behavioural or social/communicative interventions; lifelong interventions for persons with severe autism; adult issues related to education, employment, residential supports, sexuality instruction and quality of life; issues related to family support, social and community integration; and the use of technology to support learners with ASD.
31Mar15

Let's Talk Community Fund

BellSupports research projects that help improve the mental health and wellbeing of people living with mental illnesses. Past projects include assessment/development of awareness/anti-stigma programs/services for postsecondary students, community-based mental health programs (including targeted programs for Canadian military families, rural residents, adolescents and persons at risk for suicide, etc.) and other vulnerable populations.

1May15, 1Aug15, 1Nov15              

Connection GrantsSSHRCConnection Grants support research-related events and outreach activities in the social sciences and humanities that focus on knowledge exchanges between academic researchers, non-academic and non-profit partners, postsecondary students and community-based practitioners. Past projects include workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums and summer institutes. 
29May15 (LOI), 30Oct15 full proposal (if invited)Innovation Enhancement GrantsNSERCSupport to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Projects may be in any Tri-Council discipline.
ContinuousYouth Justice FundDJCSupports research and pilot projects on issues relative to youth (aged 12-17) in conflict with the law. Three separate programs address broad issues on youth rehabilitation and reintegration, drug addiction, and drugs, guns and gangs. A current priority is youth with mental health issues/cognitive impairments. Also funds PD events for justice and youth service professionals on youth in conflict. 

 

TEACHING & LEARNING

Deadline

Program

Funder

What types of projects are funded?

1May15, Aug15, 1Nov15                 

Connection GrantsSSHRCConnection Grants support research-related events and outreach activities in the social sciences and humanities that focus on knowledge exchanges between academic researchers, non-academic and non-profit partners, postsecondary students and community-based practitioners. Past projects include workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums and summer institutes.

2Jun15, 20Aug15            

Small Grants Program in the Areas of Inquiry          Spencer FoundationSF is a U.S.-based foundation that supports American and international researchers in the fields of elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. Areas of inquiry are: education and social opportunity; organizational learning; purpose and value of education; teaching, learning and instructional resources; and field-initiated proposals that do not fit into these broad areas.

 

Abbreviations

APC                Automotive Partnership Canada

CFI                  Canada Foundation for Innovation

CIHR               Canadian Institutes of Health Research 

DJC                 Department of Justice Canada (federal government)

IDRC               International Development Research Centre

LOI                  Letter of Intent

ML                   Ministry of Labour (Ontario)

MRI                 Ministry of Research and Innovation (Ontario)

MTCU             Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (Ontario)

MTO                Ministry of Transportation (Ontario)

NOI                 Notice of Intent     

NSERC           Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

NRC-IRAP      National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program

OCE                Ontario Centres of Excellence

OMDC             Ontario Media Development Corporation

PSC                 Public Safety Canada

SF                   Spencer Foundation

SSHRC           Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada

Page Updated: 10Feb15