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This guide is intended for use by individuals at the Michener Institute and UHN who are looking for funding opportunities for research projects. It consists of resources and information concerning Tri-Council funding, national and international funding opportunities as well as directs users to resources on writing grant applications.

For information about research projects and resources, check out our Research Lifecycle Directory.

Funding Pathways

While there are many ways a research project can be funded, there are two main pathways researchers have in terms of grant funding:

  • Tri-Council Funding: The Tri-Council refers to the three national funding agencies in Canada: the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). These are the funding bodies through which the Government of Canada supports research across various disciplines and various levels of researchers;
  • National and International Funding: These opportunities are vast and are often supported by professional organizations, academic institutions, international government bodies, as well as nonprofit organizations. Examples of these opportunities would include funding opportunities from the University of Toronto as well as the National Institutes of Health in the United States.

The Right Grant for You

Thinking of applying for a Tri-Council opportunity and are looking for more information? Click here for more information!

The Office of Research Services at the University of New Brunswick created templates for Tri-Council funding applications.

Thinking of applying for a National or International funding opportunity? Click here for more information and current opportunities!

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