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.

SSHRC Connections Grant


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

Duration: 1 year

Application deadlines: February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 * see chart below

Results announced: At the end of each funding cycle (March, June, September and January)

Apply: Web CV, application and instructions

*Check with your institution’s office of research services for their internal deadline.


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:

• disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the humanities and social sciences;

• scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields;

• intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the humanities and social sciences and researchers and practitioners from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors; and/or

• international research collaboration and scholarly exchanges with researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Mitacs Elevate: Postdoctoral Fellowship

About the program

Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training component. Fellows address complex challenges through:

• An exclusive research management curriculum for postdoctoral fellows in any discipline

• A two-year research project with a partner organization in need of high-level expertise

• A Partner Organization Business Case, developed to outline project objectives, risks, and stakeholder success criteria, and ensure project value

• Elevate fellows progress through the program in a cohort, giving them cross-disciplinary networking and peer-learning opportunities they might not have otherwise in their careers.

Over the two-year fellowship, Elevate fellows divide their time between their partner organization project and university-based research with their faculty supervisor.

Elevate fellows receive:

• $50,000 minimum annual stipend/salary

• Training curriculum valued at $7,500 per year

• Submission assistance, including application feedback, from Mitacs representatives

• Certificate of completion after receipt of their exit survey and final report submission

For more information please click here or contact your institution’s office of research services.

NBHRF: Research Workshop Support


The Research Workshop Support fund is to assist in capacity building by way of financially supporting a workshop organizer by funding or partially funding a workshop. The workshop must be one with tangible outcomes addressing health research subject matters.


• Completion and submission of a Canadian Common CV using the template entitled “NBHRF Template” by the applicant is required. It must be downloaded from the Common CV website and then uploaded as an attachment to the NBHRF application using the “Browse” button on the online application form.

• Your electronic signature page document (obtained by scanning the paper copy after signatures have been obtained) must be uploaded as an attachment using the “Browse” button on the application form. There is no need to submit the paper copy of the signature page; the electronic scanned version will be sufficient.

• Research Workshop Support grants are for a maximum of $5000.


Deadline: Grant applications must be completed & submitted online through the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation website 60 days prior to the event. No additional documents will be accepted prior to or after the submission deadline.

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