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 Connection Grants

Value: $7,000 to $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for other outreach activities; higher amounts for outreach activities may be considered if well justified

Application Deadline: February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1

* Please contact your Office of Research Services for internal deadlines.



Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities.

Connection Grants proposals are expected to meet the objectives of the Connection program.

Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities that facilitate:


For more information please visit: here


Kidney Foundation – Allied Health Research Grants

The purpose of the Allied Health Research Grant is to encourage allied health professionals to pursue research relevant to the areas of nephrology and organ donation, including clinical, health services, social, cultural, environmental and population health research. To be eligible for this grant the nominated principal applicant must been an allied health professional (see below).

The award is for up to two years, to a maximum of $50,000/year. There must be a clearly demonstrated relevance of the project and its outcomes to the Mission of The Kidney Foundation. The research must be carried out in Canada.



For more information and to apply, visit The Kidney Foundation website by clicking here.

Catalyst Grant : HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research (2017)

The CIHR HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research (CBR) Program is one of five research funding areas of the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative. The CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative is responsible for the research components of the two major Government of Canada initiatives in HIV/AIDS, namely the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada and the Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative.

The CIHR HIV/AIDS CBR Program supports the partnered work of Community Leaders and Researchers in knowledge development and capacity-building initiatives of relevance to communities engaged in the fight against HIV/AIDS. All opportunities offered through the CBR Program are available in two distinct funding streams: Indigenous and General.

The aim of the Catalyst Grant component of the CBR program is to provide seed money to support HIV/AIDS CBR research activities which represent a first step towards the pursuit of more comprehensive funding opportunities (e.g., operating grants).

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $480,000, enough to fund approximately 12 grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per grant is $40,000 for up to one year.

Deadline: October 3, 2017


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.

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