Internal funding and award opportunities

An individual or a group of researchers can apply for funding support. The internal funding programs are designed to complement and leverage external funding opportunities.

For these Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies (OVPRGS) funding programs, please note that your faculty will have an earlier internal deadline and other specific requirements for submission, to allow for review by the Faculty Research Committee. Each faculty may have other special programs as well. Contact the Office of Research or your faculty’s research facilitator for further information. Please check the dates of the internal award competitions by clicking on the PDF link.



Internal Funding Opportunities

Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies Mobilizing Knowledge Competitions

Program Objective Award Deadline
Aid to Research-Related Events

To stimulate exchange and transfer of knowledge as well as support visibility and outreach initiatives as diverse as workshops, conference, lectures, visiting scholars/artists, publications, and exhibitions.

There are two competitions per year (fall/spring).

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Up to $5,000.

In special cases when properly justified, a higher amount can be considered.

Matching funds (1:1) are required.

Please check with your Faculty
Team Grant Program

The Team Grant Program provides support for research projects that have a high potential to build new partnerships, and to attract external funding for continuation of the research.

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Up to $50,000 Please check with your Faculty

Individual Seed Grant Program

The Individual Seed Grant Program supports the development of Innovative Research/Creation (research, research-creation, and creation) projects to attract external funding to the University for continuation of the research.

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Up to $10,000 Please check with your Faculty
Facility Optimization Program The Facility Optimization Program (FOP) provides support for upgrading existing research infrastructure and acquiring new complementary equipment, components, software, etc. to an existing platform/lab. Upgrading existing equipment and systems will be given priority over new purchases.

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Up to $20,000

Matching funds (1:1) are required.

Applicants may submit proposals to the OVPRGS throughout the year.
Sustainable Transitions Team Research Initiative

The Sustainable Transitions Team Research Initiative is intended to support the early-stage development of interdisciplinary research, research-creation, and creation teams focused on addressing a sustainability challenge related to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Up to $20,000 March 21, 2022

Internal Award Opportunities

Program Objective Award Deadline
University Research Award   To recognize Concordia faculty members’ exceptional achievements, contributions to the advancement of knowledge, the building of productive training environments for students, and increasing Concordia’s visibility through research and creative activities. Six (6) awards of $5,000 each April 14, 2022
Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award

To recognize, promote, and support outstanding and innovative emerging researchers whose work contribute significantly to the training environment of the University and have an impact on society at large. This annual award, made possible by Suncor Energy’s generous endowment to Concordia University, is intended to articulate the commitment of Suncor Energy and Concordia to support researchers at the launch of their scholarly careers and enable them to carry their research forward.

Two (2) awards of $10,000 each April 14, 2022
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