Funding Opportunities and Deadlines

An extensive list of funding opportunities, their corresponding deadlines, and websites are mentioned below. When submitting an application to an external funding agency, please ensure that you follow the internal review and signature process for grant applications

Although efforts are made to confirm the accuracy of deadlines, please ensure that you visit the agency’s website to confirm dates and funding availability. 

Funding database 

In addition to the opportunities and deadlines mentioned below, the funding database website will assist UPEI researchers in finding research funding opportunities for which they may be eligible. The database includes internal and external research funding opportunities, events, and notifications that the UPEI Research Services office has been apprised. 

The database has been developed with the assistance of the Research Support Fund (RSF). Any updates to this funding site will also be sent through the existing listserv email notifications. To be added to this notification, please email

January 2022

January 7 - NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants (Contact UPEI’s Office of Commercialization, Industry, and Innovation before applying)
January 13 - NFRF Transformation Competition – Letter of Intent
January 19 - Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowships

February 2022

February 1 - SSHRC Connection Grants
February 2 - SSHRC Insight Development Grants
February 9 - CIHR Project Grant Spring Competition - Registration
February 10 - SSHRC Partnership Grants – Stage 1
February 22 - NSERC Undergraduate Student Research AwardsUPEI Internal Deadline
February 22 - UPEI Engineering and Science Undergraduate Research Awards

March 2022

March 7 - NSERC CREATEUPEI Internal Notice of Intent Deadline
March 9 - CIHR Project Grant Spring Competition – Application (Registered Applicants Only)
March 15 - SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

April 2022

April 4 - NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants (Contact UPEI’s Office of Commercialization, Industry, and Innovation before applying)

May 2022

May 1 - SSHRC Connection Grants
May 1 - NSERC CREATE Letter of Intent (Selected Applicants Only)

June 2022

June 15 - SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
June 27 - NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants

Open Deadline

Mitacs Accelerate
NSERC Alliance Grants - NSERC Alliance Grants - International

Institutional Programs

Contact the Manager, Research Services ( if you are interested in applying to the following agencies:

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

UPEI is a proud endorser of the NSERC Dimensions Charter.

Dimensions Charter endorser