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Funding Resources

Strategic Research Plan

Funding Deadlines

Internal Grants: RP and Start Up

External Grants

Institutional Grants, Nominations & Reports


Strategic Research Plan

Applicants may like to access our Strategic Research Plan to aid in the preparation of their application.


Funding Deadlines

Listed below are the due dates for various Grant/Scholarship applications for faculty, staff and students. Please note that internal submission dates are a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to external deadlines. Some dates are based on prior calendar years, please contact the Research Advancement Officer (RAO) to determine if the funding agency has changed the date for this year's competition. All applications must be submitted to the Research Office for review and institutional signatures before they receive Cape Breton University approval.

Applicants are reminded that online forms provided by granting agencies (i.e. NSERC, SSHRC) frequently prevent direct submission to the funding agency, and that these applications are submitted via the funding agency to the Research Advancement Officer (RAO).  The RAO checks that institutional approval is in place, and submits the reseachers' application on their behalf. 

Those researchers wishing to apply for Partnership funds, or major infrastructure grants (i.e. renovation grants), should contact the RAO as soon as possible.


Internal Grants

RP Grants

Deadline is usually the third week in February, a second competition may be held in October each year. Questions may be directed to the Research Officer.

Start-Up Grants

New tenure-track faculty are eligible for a one-time grant of $2000 which must be applied for and spent within their first 2 years of appointment.  Faculty are asked to send a short electronic application (including a proposal and budget) to the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.  Questions about the application and process may be directed to the Research Advancement Officer.  


External Grants

These links open to specific information and deadlines for CBU.  Please communicate with our office for additional assistance.


Institutional Grants, Nominations & Reports

As part of its support services, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies applies for grants on behalf of CBU, and nominates faculty as appropriate for external research awards based on career success or potential.  We support all research applications, especially those which require institutional letters of support and description of the importance of the work within the CBU research strategy. When appropriate, ORGS also reports to funding agencies on behalf of CBU.  

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