External Funding Opportunities
Helping to connect Brock's researchers with outside funding sources
Below is a descriptive listing of the major external sources of research funding, as well as some of the major funding databases.
For more information, contact your Research Officer.
• Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
• Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
- Funding Overview
- Find Funding
- CIHR Funding Opportunities Database
- Apply for Funding
- Understand Peer Review
- View CIHR Decisions
- CRIS: A Searchable Database of Funding Decisions
- CIHR Frequently Asked Questions
The Canada Research Chairs Program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top five countries for research and development. In 2000, the Government of Canada allocated $900 million to establish 2,000 research professorships—Canada Research Chairs—in universities across the country.
• Ministry of Economic Development and and Innovation (MEDI)
The Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation is committed to supporting Ontario's research and innovation activities. More information on MEDI can be found on their website. Ontario is investing in an aggressive innovation agenda to ensure Ontario has of the winning economies in the 21st century.
• National Institutes of Health (NIH)
• Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
"NSERC (the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) is the national instrument for making strategic investments in Canada's capability in science and technology. NSERC supports both basic university research through research grants and project research through partnerships of universities with industry, as well as the advanced training of highly qualified people in both areas." NSERC Online
- How to Prepare a Winning Proposal
- Program Guide
- Policies and Guidelines
- Eligibility Criteria
- NSERC Frequently Asked Questions
- NSERC Electronic Forms
• Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
"SSHRC-funded research fuels innovative thinking about real life issues, including the economy, education, health care, the environment, immigration, globalization, language, ethics, peace, security, human rights, law, poverty, mass communication, politics, literature, addiction, pop culture, sexuality, religion, Aboriginal rights, the past, our future". [ SSHRC Website ]
Brock Internal Procedures:
• Selecting the Appropriate Agency:
For researchers applying to CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC, the Tri-Council has revised the following document: "Selecting the Appropriate Federal Granting Agency"
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation are working more and more closely together through a number of harmonization and streamlining initiatives, including the joint posting of common web pages. A new link on each agency’s Web site will take visitors to the Research Funding Collaboration web pages. The new pages provide "one-stop shopping" for information about co-operative programs, joint policies, recent highlights and more.
• COS Pivot (formerly COS - Community of Science)
COS Pivot is a comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities combined with a unique database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles. Pivot's proprietary algorithm compiles pre-populated researcher profiles and matches them to current funding opportunities in the expansive COS Pivot database.
- Create your Pivot Account to take full advantage at https://pivot.cos.com/register
- Explore profiles: http://pivot.cos.com/profiles/main
- Search Funding Opportunities: http://pivot.cos.com/funding_main
- Receive Funding Alerts: http://pivot.cos.com/guides/Funding_Alerts.pdf
- Share searches and opportunities: http://pivot.cos.com/guides/Sharing_Opps.pdf