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Research Common

 

Research Common

Information on conducting original research and on the supports available for research at Red Deer Polytechnic.

Office of Research & Scholarship Internal Deadlines

All applications to external research funding competitions must undergo administrative review and receive institutional approval prior to submission to the sponsor. The internal deadline is 10 business days in advance of the competition deadline unless otherwise indicated in the grant listings below or by Office of Research & Scholarship staff. See How to Submit an External Research Grant Application for further details.

Individual vs Institutional Grants

Grants fall into two categories depending on the identity of the grant holder:

  1. Individual Grant: The Principal Investigator (PI) is the grant holder and primary applicant (person who creates, prepares, and completes the application and administers the grant on behalf of the institution). Red Deer Polytechnic receives and administers the funds on behalf of the grant holder.
  2. Institutional Grant: Red Deer Polytechnic is the grant holder. The primary applicant (person who creates, prepares, and completes the application and administers the grant on behalf of the institution) is determined by the funding sponsor. There are two categories:

    • Project funding: A project lead or project director (eligible faculty or staff) provides the intellectual direction of a specified project.

    • Capacity funding: Provided to Red Deer Polytechnic to establish and augment central resources supporting the institution’s applied research program(s).

Note: All grants within the federal College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program and from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) are institutional grants.

Federal Granting Agencies

Integrated Calendar of Federal Agency Funding Opportunities

The integrated calendar lists the principal funding opportunities offered by NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, and CFI, including both agency-specific and jointly-administered programs.
Note: Red Deer Polytechnic is not eligible for all programs from all agencies and is not currently eligible to administer CIHR grant and award funds on a standalone basis. Please contact the Office of Research & Scholarship for more information.

College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program grants are institutional grants. You must contact the Office of Research & Scholarship in order to apply. CCI grants fund applied research projects across the spectrum of natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences, and health. The program is administered by NSERC in collaboration with SSHRC and CIHR.

Program Amount Duration

Internal Deadline
Exception

Competition
Deadline

College & Community Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF)
Joint application opportunities are available with Mitacs, for additional support for training of highly qualified personnel (HQP), and the Canada Council for the Arts, for increased capacity of arts organizations, groups, or collectives to participate as partners.

$120,000/yr 1-3 yrs

TBD

Feb. 1, 2023

Applied Research & Development (ARD) Grants
Support for research and development (R&D) projects led by college researchers in partnership with private sector, public sector, or not-for-profit organizations based in Canada while encouraging collaboration with universities and/or other colleges. Requires cash match contribution from the partner organization. Additional support available through Mitacs Accelerate and the Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE) program.

up to $150,000/yr 1-3 yrs   rolling intake

Applied Research Tools & Instruments (ARTI) Grants

$7,000-$150,000 1 yr   closed
NSERC Synergy Awards for Innovation
Requires nomination. These awards are intended to showcase innovation and research partnerships between an eligible Canadian college and one or more partner organizations The highlighted research partnership can be across the spectrum of natural and social sciences, engineering, humanities, or health. Eligible partner organizations are those from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors who have implemented research results from a previous College and Community Innovation (CCI) grant.
$200,000 for the institution; $50,000 for the partner organization     TBD
Program Amount Duration Internal Deadline
Exception
Competition
Deadline
Idea 2 Innovation (I2I) Grants - Market Assessment $15,000 1 yr max.

 

Jan. 5, 2021
Mar. 29, 2021
June 28, 2021
Sept. 27, 2021
Idea 2 Innovation (I2I) Grants - Phase I $125,000 1 yr max.   Jan. 5, 2021
Mar. 29, 2021
June 28, 2021
Sept. 27, 2021
Idea 2 Innovation (I2I) Grants - Phase IIa $125,000 6-18 mths   Jan. 5, 2021
Mar. 29, 2021
June 28, 2021
Sept. 27, 2021
Idea 2 Innovation (I2I) Grants - Phase IIb $350,000 up to 2 yrs   Jan. 5, 2021
Mar. 29, 2021
June 28, 2021
Sept. 27, 2021

 

Program Amount Duration Internal Deadline
Exception
Competition
Deadline
Insight Development Grants (IDG)
At least 50% of the program funds are reserved for applications from emerging scholars.
$7,000-$75,000 1-2 yrs   Feb. 2, 2023
Insight Grants (IG) - Stream A
Information webinar on Sept. 1, 2022 at 11:00 am (MT) via this link.
$7,000-$100,000/yr
(max. $100,000/yr)
2-5 yrs   Oct. 1, 2022
Insight Grants (IG) - Stream B
Information webinar on Sept. 1, 2022 at 11:00 am (MT) via this link.
$100,001-$400,000
(max. $100,000/yr)
2-5 yrs   Oct. 1, 2022
Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Gender-Based Violence $30,000 1 yr   Sept. 1, 2022
Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative
A joint initiative between Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Information webinar on Sept. 7, 2022 at 12:30 pm via this link.
up to $700,000
over 4 yrs
4 yrs   Oct. 6, 2022

Partnership Grants: National Housing Strategy Longitudinal Outcomes Research Grant
This program is a partnership between SSHRC and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
Information webinar on Sept. 13, 2022 at 11:00 am. Register here.

up to $410,000 for the first year
up to $1.1M for following years up to 4 years
5 yrs   Nov. 22, 2022
Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Shifting Dynamics of Privilege and Marginalization
Funding partnership between SSHRC and Genome Canada.
up to $30,000 1 yr   Dec. 15, 2022
Connection Grants

$7,000-$25,000
or
$7,000-$50,000

1 yr   Nov. 1
Feb. 1
May 1
Aug. 1
(repeating cycle)
Connection Grants - Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research (with Canadian Heritage) $7,000-$25,000
or
$7,000-$50,000
1 yr  

Nov. 1, 2022
Feb. 1, 2023

Connection Grants - Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative $7,000-$25,000
or
$7,000-$50,000
1 yr  

Nov. 1, 2022
Feb. 1, 2023
May 1, 2023
Aug. 1, 2023

Partnership Engage Grants $7,000-$25,000 1 yr   Sept. 15
Dec. 15
Mar. 15
Jun. 15
(repeating cycle)
Partnership Development Grants $75,000-$200,000 1-3 yrs   Nov. 15, 2022
Partnership Grants - Stage 1 $20,000     Feb. 10, 2023
Partnership Grants - Stage 2 (by invitation only) $500,000/yr
(grant max. $2.5M)
4-7 yrs    

 

Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that builds partnerships to support industrial and social innovation in Canada. Mitacs is open to all disciplines and is committed to supporting research-based innovation, working closely with partners in industry, academia, and government. Programs provide paid internships for students under the supervision of faculty members or appropriate college research staff. For more information, visit the Mitacs Offerings for Colleges, Institutes, and Polytechnics website.

Acceptable partner organizations include for-profit corporations and eligible not-for-profit corporations, municipalities, and hospitals in Canada. In some cases, for-profit businesses operating outside of Canada  may be eligible.

For the joint funding opportunities with the Tri-agency College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program, click the CCI Program tab above.

Program Amount Duration Competition
Deadline
Accelerate
Targets research projects. Minimum $10,000 per intern. Partner organization's contribution starts at $7,500. 
starts at $15,000 4 mths min. rolling intake
Business Strategy Internship (BSI)
Targets innovation projects. Minimum $10,000 per intern. Partner organization's contribution is either $5,000 ($10K funding model) or $7,500 ($15K funding model).
$10,000 or $15,000 4-6 mths rolling intake

 

Grants from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) are institutional grants. You must contact the Office of Research & Scholarship in order to apply. The College Fund supports projects that enhance the capacity of Canadian colleges to carry out applied research and technology development and foster partnerships that generate innovative products, processes, or services that address the social, business, health, or environmental needs of a Canadian industry or community.

Program Amount Funder NOI Deadline Internal Deadline
Exception
Competition
Deadline

College Fund
See the Alberta Research Capacity Program (RCP), College-Industry Innovation Stream for coordinated funding.

$60,000 to $1M
(max. 40% of eligible project costs)
Apr. 7, 2022   Jun. 7, 2022

External Sponsors (except federal agencies)

Have a grant or award opportunity to add to this page? Email the Office of Research & Scholarship.

Sponsor Program Amount Duration Competition
Pre-Application
Deadline
Competition
Deadline
Alberta Ministry of Community and Social Services Civil Society Fund up to $1M up to 2 years   Sept. 2, 2022
Alberta Real Estate Foundation
Invests in real estate policy, research, practices, and education that strengthen Alberta’s communities. Currently, priority is given to projects that focus on real estate and economic recovery, resilience, and sustainable communities.
Note: Please contact the Office of Research and Scholarship before contacting the funder directly.
Development Grants $25,000 typically 12-18 mths   rolling intake
Investment Grants $250,000 typically 12-18 mths 3-4 weeks prior to competition deadline Apr. 3, 2023
Sept. 4, 2023

Have a grant or award opportunity to add to this page? Email the Office of Research & Scholarship.

Sponsor Program Amount Duration Funder Pre-Application Deadline Competition
Deadline
Alberta Research Capacity Program (RCP)

Supports the acquisition of small equipment and large research infrastructure to build capacity in Alberta’s post-secondary institutions by leveraging support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and other sources. The RCP strongly encourages the submission of applications that align with the Alberta Technology and Innovation Strategy and the research priorities expressed in the strategic plans of the applicant institutions.

College-Industry Innovation (CII) Stream
Coordinates with CFI College Fund

up to 40% of total eligible project costs   Jun. 15, 2022 Aug. 15, 2022
Alberta Innovates Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE)
Leverages funding from the College and Community Innovation Applied Research & Development (ARD) Grants. CASBE facilitates Alberta SMEs to adopt emerging technologies in Alberta’s research and commercialization priorities to diversify their technological services and/or products with the support of post-secondary institutions.
 
$150,000/yr 1-2 yrs   rolling intake
Alberta Conservation Association (ACA)
Funds high-quality research projects that inform the effective management of wildlife, fish populations, and habitat in Alberta.
ACA Research Grants $40,000 1 yr   Dec. 1, 2021

Wildlife Habitat Canada
Provides funds to support habitat restoration, enhancement, and protection project across Canada.

Community Conservation Action Program (limited-term pilot program) $1,000-$10,000 1 yr   Oct. 11, 2021

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF)
Supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education and green space programs.
Note: Research projects are not eligible, but there are education and community initiatives that may qualify.

TD FEF Grant typically $2,000-$8,000 1 yr  

Jan. 15, 2022
Jul. 15, 2022

Have a grant or award opportunity to add to this page? Email the Office of Research & Scholarship.

Sponsor Program Amount Duration Competition
Pre-Application
Deadline
Internal Deadline Exception Competition
Deadline

Federation for the Humanities & Social Sciences
Assists with the publication of scholarly books in support of research dissemination and excellence in scholarship.

Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) - Publication Grants $8,000   n/a   rolling intake
Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) - Translation Grants $12,000   n/a   rolling intake
The Spencer Foundation
Supports innovative, high-quality, field-initiated research on education, broadly conceived. Funder is US-based.
Grants on Education: Small $50,000 (USD)

1-5 yrs

n/a   Dec. 5, 2022
Grants on Education: Large $125,000-$500,000 (USD) 1-5 yrs Jan. 12, 2023   Feb. 22, 2023
Research-Practice Partnerships $400,000 (USD) 1-3 yrs Nov. 9, 2022   Dec. 7, 2022
Government of Alberta - Heritage funding Research Grants

up to $25,000

1 yr n/a   Feb. 1, 2023

Have a grant or award opportunity to add to this page? Email the Office of Research & Scholarship.

Have a grant or award opportunity to add to this page? Email the Office of Research & Scholarship.

Sponsor Program Amount Duration Competition
Deadline

Canada Council for the Arts

This is a general overview of what is available through the CCA. Each program consists of several component grants. Each component grant has its own eligibility requirements, application procedures, funding limits, and possibly a specified deadline or cut-off date. Please visit the CCA's website to fully explore your funding options.

Explore & Create Program $10,000-$60,000 1-3 yrs rolling intake with exceptions
Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples Program $3,000-$100,000 1 yr rolling intake with exceptions
Supporting Artistic Practice Program $10,000-$50,000 1-3 yrs rolling intake with exceptions
Arts Across Canada Program $25,000-$100,000 1-3 yrs rolling intake with exceptions
Arts Abroad Program $20,000-$30,000 1 yr rolling intake with exceptions
Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) Individual Project Funding in dance, film & video, Indigenous arts, music, literary arts, visual arts & new media, theatre, etc. up to $15,000 1 yr Mar. 1, 2022
Sept. 1, 2022

Have a grant or award opportunity to add to this page? Email the Office of Research & Scholarship.

Sponsor Program Amount Duration Funder Pre-Application Deadline Competition
Deadline
Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)

Educational Developer Grants
Supports projects that benefit the ED community and address national or regional areas of interest or concern unaddressed by existing work, resources or literature. Projects should inform and expand ED practices in the Canadian context, and should entail either original research or resource development.

$500-$3,000 1 yr   Oct. 31, 2022
Apr. 30, 2023