Research Funding Opportunities

Research Funding Opportunities for College of Nursing Researchers


Please also review the Office of Research Services (ORS) Current Funding Opportunities and Weekly Update  for other funding opportunities as well as agency and ORS deadlines.




CIHR Project Grant: 2016 2nd  Live Pilot

August 2016 (Registration),  September/October 2016 (Full Application)

CIHR Foundation Grant. Senior and mid-career investigators 7-year grants. New/early-career investigators 5-year grants.

July 2016 (Registration), September 2016 (Stage 1) February 2017 (Stage 2)

CIHR: Planning and Dissemination Grants– Institute/Initiative Community Support Program, max $25,000 for 1 year

Two competitions/year. Winter: February 2016; Summer: August 2016

CIHR Current Signature Initiatives

1.       Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research

2.       Community-Based Primary Health Care

3.       Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium

4.       Evidence-Informed Health Care Renewal

5.       Inflammation in Chronic Disease

6.       CIHR Dementia Research Strategy

7.       Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples

8.       Personalized Medicine

9.       Environments and Health

10.    Healthy and Productive Work

Various opportunities & deadlines

CIHR Strategic Initiatives  

1.       Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)

2.       Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN)

3.       Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM)

4.       Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN)

5.       eHealth Innovations

6.       Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI)

7.       HIV/AIDS Research Initiative

Various opportunities & deadlines

NSERC/CIHR Collaborative Health Research Program

May (LOI); Successful LOI invited to submit full  applications October 

*SSHRC Insight Grant

October 15

*NSERC Discovery Grant

August 1 (Notice of Intent); November 1 (Application

*See Guidelines on selecting the appropriate federal granting agency and the eligibility of applications related to health



Canadian Cancer Society Innovation Grants, max $200,000 over 3 years if justified in application

Two competitions/year. 1st competition: February (Registration), April 1 (Full Application).  2nd competition:  August (Registration), October (Full Application)

Canadian Cancer Society Impact Grants, max $1,250,000 over 5 years

March 25 (Letter of Intent), September 1 (Full Application)

Canadian Cancer Society Prevention Grants

February (LOI), June

Canadian Cancer Society Quality of Life Research Grants, max $300,000 over 2-3 years

June 29 (Letter of Intent), November 1 (Full Application)

Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grant

July 4(LO1), November 14 (Application

Drummond Foundation (related to aging), max $50,000 for 1 year

July 1 (LOI) September 30 (Application )

Heart and Stroke Foundation, Grants-in-Aid Program, max $100,000/year for up to 3 years

September 1



Research Manitoba Mid-Career Operating Grants, max $75,000/year within a 2 year period

March 1(Application), March (Letters of Support)

Research Manitoba New Investigator Operating Grants, max $75,000/year within a 3 year period

March 1 (Application), March (Letters of Support)

Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF), max. $35,000 for 1 year grant

August 15

Health Sciences Centre Foundation Grants (HSCF): General Operating Grants, max $35,000/year for 2 years

January (Letter of Intent), March (Full Application)



Health Sciences Centre Nursing Research Grant/Dolly & Michael Gembey Award, one-year

March (TBA)

Riverview Health Centre Research Competition, max $15,000

February (Full Application)

Children’s Health Research Institute of Manitoba Operating Grants, max $40,000 for 1 year

February (Letter of Intent), March (Full Application) 

Children’s Health Research Institute of Manitoba  Small Grants, $250-$5,000

Two competitions/year.  Spring: February; Fall: October 2, 2015

Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba: Research and Workplace Innovation Program

March LoI and June Application

WNRCASN Nursing Education Research Award


Dr. John Wade Patient Safety Initiatives Grant

October (TBA)



University of Manitoba University Research Grants Program (URGP), max $7,500 (often is considerably less)

Two competitions/year. Spring: March 1 (established staff); Fall: October 15 (new staff)

University of Manitoba Collaborative Research Program (UCRP) max $25,000 (2 years)

October 15

University of Manitoba Indigenous Research Program (UIRP) max $25,000 (2 years)

October 15

Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research Grant, max $7,5000 for 1 year

April 1

Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research Collaborative Research Grant, max $7,500 for 1 year 

April 1

Fort Garry Legion Branch Poppy Trust Fund Research Grant, max $3,000 for 1 year

April 1

B.W. Fallis Parkinson’s Care Research Grant, max $4,500 for 1 year

April 1

College of Nursing Endowment Fund Research Grant in Professional Foundations, max $7,500 for 1 year

April 1

University of Manitoba Undergraduate Research Awards (summer student funding to support research)

February 15

MCNHR Research Internship –Applications for Faculty Projects and Mentors (summer student funding to support research)

April 1

Sigma Theta Tau Xi Lambda Chapter Xi Lambda Research Award ($2,500) 

April 30