Internal Funding

Dalhousie research grants for faculty and instructors

A variety of internal funding opportunities exist at Dalhousie. Find the one that is right for you:

SSHRC Institutional Grant Programs

SSHRC Explore Grants Program

Explore Grants can be used to develop a research project or conduct pilot work to help seed an external grant application in the social sciences and humanities (e.g. SSHRC Insight Grant). The maximum funding value per grant is $5,000.

Annual Deadline: May 1, 4:30pm

The program guidelines and application form are available here [PDF - 132 KB].

For questions or to apply please contact christine.whitehouse@dal.ca

SSHRC Exchange Grants Program

Exchange Grants can be used to fund knowledge mobilization (KM) activities, namely to travel to a conference or to organize a KM activity such as a conference or workshop. Proposed activities must help seed new external grant applications in the social sciences and humanities or disseminate the results of SSHRC-funded research.

The maximum funding value per grant is $2,000 to travel to a conference or $5,000 to organize a KM activity.

Annual Deadline: May 1, 4:30pm

The program guidelines and application form are available here [PDF - 153 KB].

For questions or to apply please contact christine.whitehouse@dal.ca

 

 

Funds mandated by Dalhousie Faculty Association

Reduced salary for a research grant when NOT on leave

As noted in Article 32.15 of the Dalhousie Faculty Association’s Collective Agreement, DFA members who are not on leave may apply for a research grant of up to one year’s duration. 

Please complete and submit your application for a grant [DOC - 52 kB] at least three weeks prior to the planned start date of your research.  Applications should be submitted, in either paper or electronic copy, to the attention of the ORS research grants officer, Caroline Sequeira at caroline.sequeira@dal.ca.  

Note that grants awarded under this program are considered taxable income and will be reported on a T4A slip as a research grant. No income tax will be deducted by Dalhousie University. The grantee is responsible for reporting this income to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), declaring against this income any eligible expenditures and dealing with any subsequent negotiations with CRA as per the Canada Revenue Agency Income Tax Folio S1-F2-C3.

Supplemental sabbatical/special leave grant and leave remuneration

As noted in Article 30.22 of the Dalhousie Faculty Association’s Collective Agreement, the University's Board of Governors provides a fund each year for research grants to supplement salary, for faculty members granted sabbatical leave or special leave for part or all of that year.

Further, as noted in Article 30.28(b) of the DFA Collective Agreement, faculty members granted sabbatical leave or special leave may also apply for leave remuneration to be paid as a research grant.

Supplemental educational/special educational leave grant and leave remuneration

As noted in Article 30.32(f) of the Dalhousie Faculty Association’s Collective Agreement, the University's Board of Governors provides a fund each year for research grants to supplement salary, for instructors granted educational leave or special educational leave for part or all of that year.

Further, as noted in Article 30.32(i) of the DFA Collective Agreement, instructors granted educational leave or special educational leave may also apply for leave remuneration to be paid as a research grant.

How and when to apply

Faculty members and instructors are requested to complete the application form [PDF - 130 KB] for these grants, and submit this in either paper or electronic copy to Sara Leslie at Sara.Leslie@dal.ca

Sabbaticals for 2018/19 will cover the academic year July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. They could take place from one of the following:

  • July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
  • July 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
  • January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020

Deadlines are therefore as follows:

  • Supplemental sabbatical/special leave grants: April 15 [Only One Deadline]
  • Supplemental educational/special educational leave grants: April 15 [Only One Deadline]
  • Leave remuneration paid as a research grant: April 15 or September 30

Notification of the award

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by May 31 each year.

Note that income tax is not deducted from any of these awards. Financial Services will issue a T4A tax form for the award amount in the appropriate calendar year.

All expenses claimed against the grant for tax exemption must be supported by receipts to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Any questions about the eligibility of expense deductions and taxation regulations should be referred directly to the CRA; please consult the Canada Revenue Agency Income Tax Folio S1-F2-C3.

Operations & Maintenance Response Fund (O & MRF) for Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Projects

Operations & Maintenance Response Fund (O & MRF) for Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Projects

In 2018, Dalhousie updated the Operations & Maintenance (O & M) Plan for Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funded research projects [PDF - 33 KB].
 
The third competition for the Operations and Maintenance Response Fund will be held in Spring 2019.

For more information, please contact danielle.andres@dal.ca

Ocean Frontier Institute: Seed Fund Program

Ocean Frontier Institute: Seed Fund Program

The Ocean Frontier Institute is seeking proposals for its Seed Fund, which supports ocean-related projects that have a high potential for innovation success but need small amounts of funding to help them move forward — and grow. Awards range from $10,000 to $15,000, with particularly compelling ideas considered for up to a maximum of $30,000. Faculty, staff and students of Dalhousie University are eligible to apply. Learn more …

Deadlines 2018: March 30 and September 28