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The Office of Research and Ethics provides support to researchers and graduate students in matters related to internal competitions as well as those of the funding agencies. It offers support for the follow-up of grants and bursaries.



Research grants aim to support first and foremost the activities that form the preliminary steps in a program of research to be submitted to an external funding agency.

a) Guidelines

b)General Rules and Regulations

c) Application Form


The Aid to Publication Program has four sections.

Section A – Scholarly Books

Section B – Preparation ofa ScholarlyWork

Section C –Learned Journals and Open-Access Publishing

Section D – Translation of aBook or an Article

a) Guidelines

b)General Rules and Regulations

c)Application Form


The mandate of the program is to support the dissemination of research findings that have been assessed by peers or an external funding agency. It also supports the dissemination of research findings contributing to the University’s areas of excellence, of a faculty member’s ongoing program of research, or that of new faculty members.

a) Guidelines

b)General Rules and Regulations

c)Application Form


The mandate of this program is to support graduate students in activities related to their thesis, such as academic papers, field research, or other related expenses.

a) Guidelines

b)General Rules and Regulations

c)Application Form


The program has two sections:

Section I – Conferences and Workshops on Campus

Section II – Shaping of New Knowledge

a) Guidelines

b)General Rules and Regulations

c)Application Form

SSHRC and CIHR Annual Funding Opportunities


SSHRC supports postsecondary-based research, research training and knowledge mobilization activities in the social sciences and humanities.

SSHRC funding opportunities are available through three programs: Talent, Insight and Connection.

  • To determine if your research falls under SSHRC’s mandate, see the guidelines on .
  • For descriptions of SSHRC terms, see

Funding opportunities

For the most up-to-date information on all funding opportunities, see the SSHRC webpage

All applicants are invited to consider addressing in their research proposal one or more of the 16 future global challenges identified under SSHRC’s .

SSHRC, in alignment with its , also welcomes applications involving . Interested applicants are invited to visit the for more information.

For individuals or teams
SSHRC provides funding for research carried out by individual scholars and teams of researchers.

For postdoctoral researchers

For formal partnerships

SSHRC provides funding for research, research training and knowledge mobilization carried out by new and existing


The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) supports excellence across all four pillars of health research:;;; and.

Funding opportunities

CIHR accepts applications for funding support that fall within its mandate, subject to agency policies and the specific requirements of the applicable funding opportunity.

Project Grant Program

ճis designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports research projects proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health. The best ideas may stem from:

new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry; or,
knowledge translation approaches.
For more information, please see the.


The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) supports world-leading interdisciplinary, international, high-risk / high-reward, transformative and rapid-response Canadian-led research.

Funding streams

ճNFRFhasthreestreamsthat each support specific goals, and the flexibility to launchspecial calls:

Exploration generates opportunities for Canadians to conduct innovative high-risk / high-reward interdisciplinary research.

The International stream enhances opportunities for Canadian researchers to partner on international projects.

Transformation provides large-scale support for Canada to build strength and leadership in interdisciplinary and transformative research.

Special calls are targeted to support emerging research as needed.

Funding Agencies : other


Canada Arts Council

Killam Research Bursary 2014

Fellowships are awarded each year, normally to full professors at Canadian universities and research institutes who have an outstanding reputation in their area of research.

Value per year $75,000
Duration2 years
Application deadline

Applicants are asked to note the new guidelines and to contact the Killam program to receive a password and NIP at the following email: killam@conseildesarts.ca.

Fulbright Program

The current competition, for awards in the2014–2015 academic year,opens May 15, 2013, andcloses November 15, 2013.

Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree by December 31, 2012, or have equivalent professional experience.

Fulbright Scholar

Traditional Fulbright Scholar awards for Canadian scholars are open to scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at a university or research centre of their choice in the United States.

Visiting Research Chairs

Canada–U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs enable promising and prominent Canadian scholars, as well as experienced professionals, to conduct research, develop collaborations, guest lecture and/or teach at select American universities and research centres, normally for one semester, though this may be extended to a full academic year. In addition, successful candidates will have the opportunity to deliver public lectures, give seminar presentations, participate in conferences and otherwise contribute to ongoing research activities at the host institution.

Louisville Institute

The Louisville Institute offers four grant programs to support both research and inquiry by scholar/pastors and scholar/educators that strengthen the religious life of North American Christians and their institutions while simultaneously advancing American religious and theological scholarship. These grant programs aim to serve three strategic constituencies whose competence and well-being are essential to the future of the Church: pastors, younger scholars, and researchers and scholars for the broader Church.

Pastoral Study Project

The program offers pastoral leaders an opportunity to conduct serious investigation of issues related to Christian life, faith and ministry. Grants of up to $15,000 are available for study projects involving full or partial leave from the responsibilities of ministry.

Deadline: September 1

Project Grant for Researchers

The program supports a diverse range of research and research-related projects undertaken in the interest of believing communities. Projects might include short-term periods of research, consultations about one’s research involving pastors and academics, or collaborative, innovative projects that promise to enhance learning and strengthen the Church. Particularly attractive to the Louisville Institute are projects that involve both academics and pastors in genuinely collaborative inquiry. All funded projects should involve substantial opportunity for learning that will benefit the Church. Grant amounts up to $25,000 are available.

Deadline: October 1

Sabbatical Grant for Researchers

The program assists research and writing projects that will advance religious and theological scholarship in ways that also address practical issues concerning Christian faith and life, pastoral leadership, and/or religious institutions. Ordinarily applicants will be fully employed in accredited academic institutions and will be eligible for up to a full academic year leave from teaching. While pastoral leaders are eligible to apply, their proposals will likely be more competitive in the Pastoral Study Project program. Grant amounts up to $40,000 are available.

Deadline: November 1

Wabash Center

The Wabash Center provides funds for activities that enhance teaching and learning in the fields of religion and theology. It seeks to fund projects that promote a sustained conversation about pedagogy through the improvement of practical applications of teaching and learning methods, the encouragement of research and study of pedagogical issues, and the creation of a supportive environment for teaching. All proposals should maintain a reference to specific classroom practices and challenges.

Eligibility Requirements

The Wabash Center gives grants to accredited universities, colleges or seminaries in the United States and Canada and occasionally to non-profit organizations providing services to improve teaching and learning at institutions of higher education. The project director will ordinarily be a full-time faculty member in religion or theology. In colleges or universities without a department of religion or theology, we will consider, on a case-by-case basis, project directors from other departments whose primary teaching responsibility is in the area of religion.

Grant Levels

  • Small Project Grants (for amounts up to $2,500) have a short application process and can be approved anytime throughout the year. Rolling Deadline.
  • Project Grants (for amounts up to $20,000) require a full application process and are awarded twice a year. Deadlines: March 1 and October 1.

Annual Deadlines

  • March 1
  • October 1
  • Small Project Grants (up to $2,500) can be submitted at any time during the year.

In Addition
The Wabash Center also has offered particular grant programs specific to particular workshop, colloquy and conferences, such as:

Workshop Summer Fellowship and Grant Program
Colloquy Follow-up Grants
Graduate Programs Teaching Initiative
Workshops on Teaching College Introductory Courses
Educating Clergy Grants

Please consult the agency websites for more detailed information.