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.

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Value: $7,000 to $25,000

Application Deadline: September 15th, 2017*

*Please check with your institutional office of Research Services for their internal deadline.


Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program and the Connection program. They provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. In addressing an organization-specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.


For more information, please visit the SSHRC website by clicking here.

CIHR – SGBA Health Policy-Research Partnerships

Important Dates

Application Deadline: 2017-09-06
Anticipated Notice of Decision: 2017-10-31
Funding Start Date: 2017-11-01


The integration of sex and gender considerations throughout the health policy process (i.e. planning, implementation, knowledge transfer, impact assessment and re-design) can be complex. Effective, evidence-based sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) integration requires a thorough review of best available evidence, including consideration and mitigation of potential negative unintended consequences. Health Canada staff charged with applying SGBA to programs and policies do not always possess the depth of knowledge and expertise required to adequately review scientific literature and assess its quality; apply SGBA in a way that is informed by the best available evidence; or evaluate the effectiveness of doing so with methods that are powered to detect and respond to potential unintended consequences.

In response to the Canadian government’s renewed commitment to gender-based analysis, Health Canada recently approved a department-wide Sex- and Gender-Based Analysis (SGBA) Action Plan. A key activity within this action plan is a partnership between the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health, the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health and the Health Canada Gender and Health Unit (GHU). The aim of this partnership is to fund research-policy partnerships, which will help bridge the gaps between research knowledge and policy development and support the rigorous application of SGBA to ensure Health Canada’s outward facing activities address the diverse needs of women, men, girls, boys and gender-diverse people to maximize positive health outcomes and improve health equity.

Research Areas

This funding opportunity will support initiatives relevant to the following research areas (see details in the additional information section):

For more information, please visit the CIHR website by clicking here or contact your institutional Office of Research Services.


CIHR – Planning & Dissemination Grants

Important Dates

Application deadline: 2017-08-22
Anticipated notice of decision: 2017-10-24
Funding start date: 2017-11-01


CIHR’s mandate is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened health care system through a unique interdisciplinary structure made up of virtual Institutes and Initiatives. To achieve these objectives, the Institutes promote, and build upon, Canada’s firm foundation of research excellence; and Initiatives are created to investigate pressing health issues that are of strategic importance to our country.

One of the mechanisms for the Institutes/Initiatives to achieve their mandates is by offering Planning and/or Dissemination grants within the Institute Community Support (ICS) Program. The Planning and Dissemination Grants are intended to provide support for planning and/or dissemination activities consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to CIHR Institutes, or Initiatives.

Each of the participating Institutes/Initiatives has tailored this funding opportunity to meet the needs of their respective communities. Please view the Sponsor Description section for specific details and funds available.

Research Areas

Events/activities may focus on, but are not limited to, the following:




Note: This funding opportunity is not intended to support the direct cost of research (e.g., pilot projects, feasibility studies or operating grants), principal and co-investigator salaries or research equipment. Please also note that primary research or primary data collection will not be supported through this funding opportunity. Any activity that may be perceived as such should be justified (e.g., surveying individuals for the purpose of the project).

For more information and to apply, please visit CIHR’s website by clicking here or contact your institutional Office of Research Services.


Call for Proposals

The Saint John Human Development Council acts as the Homelessness Partnering Strategy’s Community Entity (CE) that administers federal homelessness funds for the Designated Community of Fredericton. In this role, and in partnership with The Community Action Group on Homelessness (CAGH), we are soliciting proposals for projects that will address the following Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) Community Priority:

Preserve or increase the capacity of facilities used to address the needs of people who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness

The Community Entity is requesting proposals for projects making capital investments on the following:

–  Transitional housing facilities
–  Supportive housing facilities
–  Emergency shelter facilities

Funding Available

The total funds available for this Call for Proposals is $21,500.

Funds must be spent by March 31, 2018.
Deadline for application is September 15th, 2016.

For information on HPS Directives 2014-2019, please click here.

For an application package or for more information, contact: Greg Bishop at 506-636-8541 or by email,

Download PDF by clicking here.


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