Grants and Awards

Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program – Grants of up to $5,000 are available to help support dissertation expenses of doctoral students in the United States and Canada whose studies have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about problems in the functioning or well being of children,adults, couples, families, or communities, or about interventions designed to prevent or alleviate such problems.

Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Vanier Canadian Graduate Scholarships: Open to Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program attracts and retains world-class doctoral students and helps establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Candidates cannot apply directly. They must be nominated by the university at which they want to study. The awards are valued at $50,000/year for three years.

Traditional Fulbright Student Awards

These awards are intended for graduate students, prospective graduate students and junior professionals who wish to enroll in a graduate studies program, continue their current course of graduate study and research, or pursue an independent research project for a period of nine months in the United States. All awards are subject to available funding, approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB), and compliance with FSB guidelines.

New Relationship Trust Youth Grants

Youth Grant funding is available to First Nation youth groups and organizations in BC. NRT allocated $250,000 for Youth Grants in 2011-2012. A maximum of $2,500 is available per project to assist BC First Nation youth in their communities. Priority is given to groups and projects that demonstrate capacity building, leadership or mentorship for First Nation youth. New Relationship Trust is issuing a second call for Youth Grant applications for 2011-2012. If you HAVE NOT already received funding this fiscal year for your BC First Nation youth group, then you may be eligible to apply. We will be awarding Youth Grants until funds are exhausted on a first come – first served basis, so we suggest you apply as soon as possible.

The British Columbia First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program

(BCFNECP) is now accepting Environmental Contaminants Research Proposals for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The goal of this program is to support community research that explores the link between human health and environmental contaminants, and recognizes the need of First Nations to exercise a leadership role. Proposals for projects taking place between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013.

The BCFNECP Guidelines for Proposals booklet: Call for Proposals

The Keepers of the Earth Fund

The Keepers of the Earth Fund provides access to funding for Indigenous communities to support Indigenous-led projects that create greater Indigenous control of Indigenous assets. The fund is geared towards strategies that address culturally appropriate Indigenous development (e.g., land use and conservation, traditional decision-making, climate change, food security, etc.).
Annual Deadline: September 30th

CIHR Grants and Awards Guide

NearBC  has listed extensive resources for funding opportunities including:

  • A list of current External Funding Opportunities
  • A list of External Granting Agencies & Aboriginal Health Funding Sites
  • A list of Archived Funding Opportunities sorted chronologically in the order of their passed deadline, beginning March 2013.