Funding Opportunities and Deadlines

An extensive list of funding opportunities, their corresponding deadlines, and websites are mentioned below. When submitting an application to an external funding agency, please ensure that you follow the internal review and signature process for grant applications

Although efforts are made to confirm the accuracy of deadlines, please ensure that you visit the agency’s website to confirm dates and funding availability. 

Funding database 

In addition to the opportunities and deadlines mentioned below, the funding database website will assist UPEI researchers in finding research funding opportunities for which they may be eligible. The database includes internal and external research funding opportunities, events, and notifications that the UPEI Research Services office has been apprised. 

The database has been developed with the assistance of the Research Support Fund (RSF). Any updates to this funding site will also be sent through the existing listserv email notifications. To be added to this notification, please email lcudmore@museums.conferencesandevents.nellainanban.com.

January 2022

January 7 - NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants (Contact UPEI’s Office of Commercialization, Industry, and Innovation before applying)
January 13 - NFRF Transformation Competition – Letter of Intent
January 19 - Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowships

February 2022

February 1 - SSHRC Connection Grants
February 2 - SSHRC Insight Development Grants
February 9 - CIHR Project Grant Spring Competition - Registration
February 10 - SSHRC Partnership Grants – Stage 1
February 22 - NSERC Undergraduate Student Research AwardsUPEI Internal Deadline
February 22 - UPEI Engineering and Science Undergraduate Research Awards

March 2022

March 7 - NSERC CREATEUPEI Internal Notice of Intent Deadline
March 9 - CIHR Project Grant Spring Competition – Application (Registered Applicants Only)
March 15 - SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

April 2022

April 4 - NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants (Contact UPEI’s Office of Commercialization, Industry, and Innovation before applying)

May 2022

May 1 - SSHRC Connection Grants
May 1 - NSERC CREATE Letter of Intent (Selected Applicants Only)

June 2022

June 15 - SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
June 16 - NSERC Discovery Horizons – Letter of Intent deadline
June 27 - NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants (Contact UPEI’s Office of Commercialization, Industry, and Innovation before applying)
June 28 - NFRF Exploration Competition – Notice of Intent to Apply deadline
June 30 - Ocean Frontier Institute Seed Fund

July 2022

July 6 - Mitacs Elevate

August 2022

August 1 - NSERC Discovery Grants – Notification of Intent to Apply deadline
August 1 - SSHRC Connection Grants 
August 9 - ​​​​​​​NFRF Special Call – Research for Postpandemic Recovery (Registered applicants only)
August 10 - Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships – UPEI Internal Deadline

September 2022

September 12 - ​​​​​​​Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships – UPEI Internal Deadline
September 13 -​​​​​​​ NFRF Exploration Competition (Registered applicants only)
September 14 - SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships
September 15 - NSERC PromoScience (Selected applicants only)
September 15 - SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
September 21 - Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (Nominated applicants only)
September 22 - NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (Invited applicants only)
September 26 - NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants (Contact UPEI’s Office of Commercialization, Industry, and Innovation before applying)

October 2022

October 1 - SSHRC Insight Grants
October 17 - Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral program – Direct to agency applicants
October 17 - NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship program
October 18 - Discovery Horizons – Full application deadline (Invited applicants only)
October 21 - NSERC Alliance Consortia Quantum grants
October 25 -  NSERC Research Tools and Instruments grants

November 2022

November 1 - Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Nominated applicants only)
November 1 - NSERC Discovery Grants (Registered applicants only)
November 1 -  SSHRC Connection Grants

December 2022

December 1 - Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s program
December 15 - SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Open Deadline

Mitacs Accelerate
NSERC Alliance Grants
NSERC Alliance Quantum Grants
NSERC Alliance International Grants
NSERC Alliance International Quantum Grants (applications accepted until January 31, 2023)

Institutional Programs

Contact the Manager, Research Services (mlsteele@museums.conferencesandevents.nellainanban.com) if you are interested in applying to the following agencies:

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) 
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)


UPEI is a proud endorser of the NSERC Dimensions Charter.

Dimensions Charter endorser