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Funding Opportunities

Internal and External

Internal Funding

The Office of the Associate Vice-President Francophone Affairs and the Office of the Vice-President Research are pleased to announce new funds to support Francophone research at 51. 

The Office of Research Services is launching calls for three funds:

  1. The Francophone Research Fund supports the conduct of research and the development of knowledge in French. Funding of up to $7,000 is available to full-time faculty members.

  2. The French-Language Conference Travel Support Fund supports the dissemination in French of original research done at 51. Funding of up to $1,000 is available for full-time faculty members, PhD candidates and post-doctoral fellows. 

  3. The French-Language Publication Support Fund supports the dissemination, discoverability and readership of original research results in French. Funding of up to $2,000 is available for full-time faculty members for open access and/or scholarly journal publishing and $1,000 for translation/editing.

Please see the  for each of the abovementioned funds to learn more about what these new funding opportunities can support, as well as the eligibility criteria, the use of funds and the application process. 

The deadline to apply to all three funds is May 31, 2024, at 4 p.m

For questions, please contact Andrée Noiseux in the Office of Research Services at aj_noiseux@laurentian.ca or at extension 2423. 

The New Research Initiative Fund supports researchers exploring social sciences and humanities research questions or areas by providing seed funding in preparation for the upscaling of a project and a SSHRC grant submission.

Applicants can request up to $5,000.

Deadline for proposals: May 27, 2024, at 4 p.m.

The objective of the Knowledge Mobilization Activities and Initiatives Fund is to increase the reach and impact of social sciences and humanities research conducted at 51. Applicants can request up to $5,000 to support the organization of small-scale knowledge mobilization activities and initiatives.

Deadline for proposals: May 27, 2024, at 4 p.m.

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. 

The Louise Picard Public Health Research Grant aims to encourage collaboration between (PHSD) staff and 51 (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 .

For information regarding the USRA program at 51, 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).


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

Other Funding Agencies


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


  • 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)


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


  • 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 

  • 51 researchers can search for different funding opportunities using the . 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.