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Funding Opportunities

Please visit this page on a regular basis for updates on grant and award competitions. If you have suggestions for funding opportunities that could be added here, please contact us, as this is not an exhaustive list. If you are an ICORD Principal Investigator or Trainee and would like any assistance with a grant or award application, please contact ICORD’s Research Facilitator.

Researcher Grants and Awards

ICORD Seed Grantspilot tag (ICORD applicants only)

ICORD Seed Grants are designed to provide seed funding for novel research projects by Principal Investigators and Investigators within ICORD.
Deadline: March 29, 2017


travel tagICORD Distinguished Visiting Scholar

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar program provides funding for established discovery scientists, clinical researchers, or clinicians to visit and work at ICORD.
Deadline: March 29, 2017


travel tagInternational exchange award for ICORD Investigators (ICORD applicants only)

This award provides support to ICORD PIs to pursue unique research opportunities around the globe.
Deadline: March 29, 2017


Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Psychosocial Research (PSR) Grant

Award amounts in this competitive grants process range from $150,000 to $400,000. Funding categories range from postdoctoral fellowships to pilot grants and demonstration projects. PSR grant support includes, but is not limited to, research on aging, caregiving (formal and informal networks), employment/work, health behaviours and fitness, independent living/lifestyle, self-management/self-care, and technology access.
LOI deadline: March 31, 2017


Craig H. Neilsen Foundation SCIRT Grant

Award amounts in this competitive grants process range from $150,000 to $600,000. Funding categories range from postdoctoral fellowships to pilot and senior research grants. The Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) grant is designed to improve understanding and advance the treatment of acute and chronic SCI and includes mechanistic, preclinical, translational and/or clinical studies.
LOI deadline: May 12, 2017


CIHR Project Grant, Spring 2017 

The latest round of the CIHR Project Grant competition will be held this spring. The Project Grant program is 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 projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. Competition details will be available in the funding opportunity in the coming months. Within the overall competition budget, there will be a specific funding envelope to support new/early career investigators.
Registration deadline: May 30, 2017
Application deadline: June 13, 2017
UBC application deadline: TBA


Trainee Grants and Awards

travel tagVisit ICORD on a Scholarship for International Trainees (VISIT)

The VISIT program assists trainees who wish to visit ICORD to work with our PIs.
Deadline: March 29, 2017


travel tagICORD Trainee Travel Award

This fund is designed to support travel costs to conferences, meetings, courses, or workshops for ICORD trainees.
Deadline: March 29, 2017


travel tagICORD International Trainee Exchange
**NEW AWARD**

This fund is designed to support travel costs to conferences, meetings, courses, or workshops for ICORD trainees.
Deadline: March 29, 2017


scholarship tagMitacs Accelerate Awards

Through Mitacs Accelerate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from over 50 universities apply their specialized expertise to business-related research challenges.
Deadline: OPEN CALL


scholarship tagMitacs Accelerate Awards

Through Mitacs Accelerate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from over 50 universities apply their specialized expertise to business-related research challenges.
Deadline: OPEN CALL


travel+research tagsMitacs Globalink Partnership Award

The Mitacs Globalink Partnership Award offers graduate students at Mitacs full and associate partner universities in Canada the opportunity to participate in a 16- to 24-week research project with an international industry partner located in any country except the United States.
Deadline: OPEN CALL


travel+research tagsMitacs Globalink Research Award

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides funding to support senior undergraduate and graduate student research projects in Brazil, mainland China, India, and Mexico.
Deadline: OPEN CALL


Granting Agencies

Canada

Brain Canada
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Heart & Stroke Foundation
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Mitacs
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Rick Hansen Institute
Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Vancouver Foundation
Weston Brain Institute
WorkSafeBC

USA

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Grants.gov (NIH, Department of Defense, etc)
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation

International

ERA-NET NEURON
International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia
International Progressive MS Alliance
Spinal Research
Wings for Life

Resources

Office of Research Services, University of British Columbia
Faculty of Medicine Funding Opportunities, University of British Columbia
ResearchNet