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Major Funding Competitions in Spring 2024

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on April 15, 2024 in Announcements

To help support planning and preparation for upcoming major competitions over the Spring term, the Office of Research Services has provided a list of deadlines, including the ORS internal deadlines. Opportunities are listed chronologically, according to the ORS internal deadline.

Researchers are asked to submit their applications to ORS by the internal deadline listed below. Submission to ORS should take place via the ROMEO portal, to ensure the investigator’s checklist and Department and Faculty approvals are received. In meeting internal deadlines, this allows appropriate time for review of applications and budgets for compliance with the funder’s and the university’s guidelines and policies. Meeting internal deadlines also allows for review and preparation of additional documentation as required, such as letters of support and/or confirmation of institutional contributions, to support submission of the application to the funder in advance of their deadline.

For specific funding opportunity information, and for other upcoming opportunities, please be sure to review the ORS newsletter on a regular basis. Most opportunities have an internal deadline of 10 business days in advance of the funder’s deadline. As a reminder, whether the funding agency requires it or not, all applications must receive Departmental and Faculty approval and be approved by the Vice President Research & Innovation (or designate) prior to submission.

Please reach out to your Research Facilitator for more details or questions on a specific competition.

Thank you.



Funder Deadline

ORS Internal Deadline

Responsible ORS Unit


Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) – LOI Phase

May 01, 2024

April 10, 2024

Grants & Contracts (G&C)

Research NS (RNS)

Focused Research Investments - Expression of Interest (EOI) 

EOI – April 29, 2024

EOI – April 15, 2024

Institutional & International Programs (I&I)


Connection Grant

May 1, 2024

April 17, 2024



International Nursing Research Program

May 1, 2024

April 17, 2024



Partnership Engage Grant

May 22, 2024

May 8, 2024


New Frontiers in Research (NFRF)

2024 NordForsk-led International Joint Initiative on Sustainable Development of the Arctic

May 30, 2024

May 15, 2024


Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

June 17, 2024

May 17, 2024 (institutional approval required)


NSERC/SSHRC/National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Science Foundation Global Centres : Bioeconomy

June 11, 2024

May 28, 2024



Call for proposals: Advancing the industrial readiness of quantum sensing technologies

June 14, 2024

May.31, 2024



Connection Grant

June 20, 2024

June 6, 2024



Focused Research Investments Full Application (by invitation)

July 31, 2024 (TBC)

July 10, 2024 (TBC)



Project Grant*

*Registration and Full Application deadlines have not yet been communicated by the Funder.

Registration: Anticipated early August 2024

Full application: Anticipated early September 2024

Registration: N/A


Full application: TBC, 10 business days prior to CIHR deadline



Discovery Grant*

*Official dates have not been communicated by the funder, but are anticipated as listed.

Notice of Intent (NOI): August 1, 2024

Full application: November 1, 2024

Notice of Intent: N/A

Full application: October 11, 2024