This file lists foundations and agencies that provide funding for research and programs in a variety of education-related areas. Each foundation has different guidelines as to the scope of work they fund, eligibility, budget, deadlines, and letter of intent requirements.
Note that some foundations listed provide funding only to US 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. If you are interested in these opportunities, or if you have any other questions, please contact the Grants Facilitators, Tracey Leacock (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Geniva Liu (email@example.com).
2013 Funding Opportunities
SSHRC Insight Development Grants
Purpose: 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.
Amount: $7,000-$75,000 over 1-2years
Deadline: February 1, 2013
CIHR Proof of Principle (Phase I & Phase II)
Purpose: The Proof of Principle (POP) Phase I program provides funding for proof of principle research projects of up to 12 months duration designed to advance discoveries/inventions towards commercializable technologies, with a view to attract new investment, create new science-based businesses, organizations and initiatives, and ultimately improve health outcomes for Canadians. Research projects across all four pillars of CIHR are eligible for this program.
Deadline: February 12, 2013
Website: Phase 1:https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=1690&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&all=1&masterList=true
Website: Phase 2: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=1697&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&all=1&masterList=true
SSHRC Partnership Grants
Purpose: Partnership Grants support formal partnerships between academic researchers, businesses and other partners that will advance knowledge and understanding on critical issues of intellectual, social, economic and cultural significance. By fostering mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, the grants allow partners to innovate, build institutional capacity and mobilize research knowledge in accessible ways. The grants may also be used to help establish partnered chairs and research centres.
Amount: $500,000 to $2.5 million over 5-7years
Deadline: February 13, 2013
NSERC Strategic Project Grants
Purpose: The goal of Strategic Project Grants (SPG) 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.
Deadline: March 25, 2013
CIHR Open Operating Grants
Purpose: The CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) provides operating funds to support research proposals in all areas of health research including randomized controlled trials.
Amount: $12.5M (average: $600,000-750,000); mean duration ~4 years
Deadline: March 1, 2013
CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grants
Purpose: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that will contribute to the use of synthesized evidence in decision-making and practice.The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are:
- To increase the uptake/application of synthesized knowledge in decision-making by supporting partnerships between researchers and knowledge users to produce scoping reviews and syntheses that respond to the information needs of knowledge users in all areas of health;
- To extend the benefits of knowledge synthesis to new kinds of questions relevant to knowledge users and areas of research that have not traditionally been synthesized.
Amount: $500,000 for knowledge synthesis fpr up to 1 year, $25,000 for scoping review for up to 1 year
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Idea to Innovation
Purpose: The objective of the Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants is to accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology originating from the university and college sector and promote its transfer to a new or established Canadian company. The I2I Grants provide funding to college and university faculty members to support research and development projects with recognized technology transfer potential. This is achieved through defined phases by providing crucial assistance in the early stages of technology validation and market connection.
Deadline: First Competition: January 7, 2013; Second Competition April 2, 2013; Third Competition July 2, 2013; Fourth Competition: September 30, 2013