New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network

Project Funding Opportunities

This section highlights various funding opportunities that can be accessed to pursue research that addresses our provincial public policy challenges. These include Canada’s federal tri-council granting agencies (SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC) and other funding resources.

Mitacs Accelerate Grant

Who is eligible?

  • Full-time grad students at all Canadian universities
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students
  • All academic disciplines
  • Businesses and not-for-profit organizations


  • Apply anytime
  • Six- to eight-week peer review
  • Master’s students can do up to two four-month internships and PhD students can do up to six
  • Internships start at four months


  • Spend 50% of the internship with the university and 50% with the partner organization
  • Submit a final report and exit survey summarizing project results and experiences
  • Follow the Accelerate Code of Conduct


  • Apply your skills in a non-academic environment
  • Broaden your professional network
  • Get a stipend/salary starting at $10,000 per four-month period
  • Build out your CV with peer-reviewed research

For more information and to apply, click here.

UNB ORS SSHRC Grant-Writing Workshops

SSHRC Workshop – Fall 2017 Grants – Thursday June 22

ORS requests registration for this event (, 453-4674).

The Office of Research Services invites you to attend our upcoming SSHRC grant-writing workshops on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The workshop is free, but requires registration (see below).

Workshops are open to researchers from any faculty or department. We encourage you to register early, as space is limited. Workshop attendees will be given an information packet to take home full of tips and activities to help in the grant-writing process.

Note: This workshop covers different material than the recent Grant Writing Workshop.

Location: TBD (Fredericton Campus)

8.30 AM – 11.00 AM – Fall 2017 Grants
– Overview of SSHRC program updates for fall 2017 grants (Insight, Connection, Partnership programs)
– Practical strategies for successful applications
– Navigating online systems

11.00 AM – 12.30 PM – SSHRC Partnership Program Session
– Session on Partnership, Partnership Development, and NEW! Partnership Engage grants

Contact us at to register before 4pm on Monday June 19thThose who register will be sent a follow-up email with information about the workshop location and schedule.

Please note: A separate SSHRC workshop invitation has been circulated for the Saint John campus on June 20, 2017. Contact ORS if you have not received the invitation and would like further details.

Office of Research Services, 453-4674
University of New Brunswick
3 Bailey Drive, Room 215
PO Box 4400, Fredericton, NB    E3B 5A3

Canada: Rapid Response 2017

Neurodegenerative diseases of aging are among the least understood and most undertreated diseases today. If ignored, the social and economic costs of managing these diseases will continue to rise. Meeting these challenges requires pioneering approaches to accelerating treatments.

Now in its 5th year, the Canada: Rapid Response 2017 program provides seed funding for high-risk, high-reward, translational research projects on neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

The goal is to provide funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward, translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

Funding: A maximum of $200,000 over up to 18 months per project.

Letter of Intent Deadline: July 5, 2017


Ontario Developmental Services Research Grant Fund

Note: There is no website for this grant opportunity – please refer to the attached documents for further information.

The Developmental Services Research Grant Fund supports research capacity and innovative initiatives specifically for the Developmental Services sector (i.e., services for individuals who meet the Government of Ontario definition of “developmental disability”).

Projects should enhance knowledge and foster knowledge translation and exchange that supports evidence-based policy development and decision making. Funded projects might vary in length from a few months up to 2 years. Project types might include reviews of literature; research and practice syntheses; meta-analyses; qualitative, quantitative and quasi-experimental research studies; case studies and comparisons; and tests of new initiatives through innovative demonstration projects.

The Fund will provide a maximum of $400,000 across all funded projects each of two years between October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2019, to support research on specific topics within three priority areas (criminal justice system and forensic services; support models/living arrangements/residential models for people with exceptional (i.e., medical and/or behavioural) needs; and identification of individuals with “developmental disabilities” in the justice system).

For information on specific topics, other call for proposal information, and the application form, please see the attached documents.

Funding is through the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services. Research proposals may come from anywhere in Canada; Ontario-based researchers will not be given priority in the competition.

Deadline: July 5, 2017

Funding: Various amounts, totaling $400,000 overall – no minimum or maximum

Call Letter

Grant Application

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