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Funding Opportunities

Internal and External

Internal Funding

The New Research Initiative Fund is an internal funding opportunities which supports Social Sciences and Humanities researchers that are exploring new research questions or areas in preparation for an upscaling of a project and grant submission.

Deadline for proposals: January 11, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.

Call for Proposal

The Knowledge Mobilization Activities and Initiatives Fund is an internal funding opportunity to help increase the reach and impact of social sciences and humanities research conducted at Laurentian University. 

Deadline for proposals: January 11, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.

Call for Proposal

The Application Enhancement Fund is an internal funding opportunity that helps researchers who were not successful in obtaining SSHRC funding, but placed in the fourth sextile or higher, to improve their applications for resubmission by addressing identified gaps and weaknesses in their application. 

Fund Description

The Louise Picard Public Health Research Grant aims to encourage collaboration between Public Health Sudbury & Districts (PHSD) staff and Laurentian University (LU) faculty members to explore research areas of mutual interest. The competition is open to all LU faculty members and staff members at the PHSD. Applications must demonstrate the partnership and how the two co-principal investigators from both the PHSD and LU are going to actively conduct the research.

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) are meant to nurture interest among undergraduates and fully develop their potential for a research career by providing research work experience that complements their studies in an academic setting.

For more information regarding this opportunity, visit the NSERC USRA page.

For information regarding the USRA program at Laurentian University, contact Chris McTiernan, Research Advisor, at

Looking to fund your research?

Contact a Research Advisor in the Office of Research Services for assistance!

External Funding

Federal Tri-Agencies

1. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

2. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

3. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

4. New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF)

The NFRF is administered by the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS).


  • Exploration - Innovative high-risk, high-reward interdisciplinary research
  • Transformation - Large-scale support for Canada to build strength and leadership in interdisciplinary and transformative research
  • International - For Canadian researchers to partner on international projects
  • Special Calls - Targeted to support emerging research as needed.

Other Funding Agencies


  • Funding for projects that build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada

2. Canada Foundation for Innovation

  • Funding that offers institutions ways to both acquire research infrastructure and to support its ongoing operating and maintenance costs

3. Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU)

4. Ontario Centre for Innovation

  • In partnership with the provincial and federal governments, OCI accelerates the commercialization and adoption of emerging technologies in Ontario.

5. Ontario Genomics

  • Ontario Genomics seeks to connect members of the scientific community with funding and award opportunities for research, commercialization, training and education.

Other Sources of Funding 

  • Laurentian University researchers can search for different funding opportunities using the PIVOT Database. Please note that you must be on campus to access the database.
  • The Office of Research Services sends out a weekly newsletter by email to all faculty and staff containing the latest funding opportunities.


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