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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Research Services
August 1, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Identifying Sources of Research Funding



The Research Office provides information to help faculty identify sources of research funding and informs the WLU research community of changes in the policies and application procedures of funding agencies.


Current funding opportunities are sent out to the faculty through the VPRlist listserve and included on the "Current Funding Opportunities" database.  

In addition, consult the grant program databases for each of the tri-councils.  Links will be found on the External Grant Page to SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR. 


RefWorks/COS Pivot Funding Opportunities Database

Wilfrid Laurier University, through its membership in the Ontario Council on University Research, has subscribed to the COS Funding Opportunities Database. This database is the world's leading online resource to identify funding information related to research, collaborative activities, travel, curriculum development, conferences, fellowships, post-doctoral positions, and equipment acquisition, among others. Sources of this information are federal and regional governments, foundations, professional societies, associations and corporations. COS Funding Opportunities is updated daily and can be searched by sponsor, amount, deadline, eligibility of applicant, funding type and area of interest. There is a section specifically for Funding Opportunities in Canada.

Private Foundations and Granting Agencies

Before preparing a submission to any foundation, it is important to find out more about the foundation - the type and amount of support available, the grant limitations which may apply, and, of course, the application procedures.The Canadian Directory to Foundations & Grants, produced by the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, is an alphabetical listing of over 800 foundations. For each foundation listed, disciplines which might fit with the mandate of the foundation are included. An appendix entitled, Index of Fields of Interest, identifying current foundations which have a stated interest in or have made grants related to specific activities, is also available in the Research Office.

Resources Available in the Library

The following are available through the WLU library.

Title Author, Publisher and most recent edition. Call Number and Location
International Awards London, England: Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2001 LB2339.G7 I57
Book - Reference
UW
Canadian directory to foundations and grants Toronto: Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, 2003 LB2339.C3 A7x Periodical - Reference
UW
Awards for university teachers and research workers London: Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2001
REF. LB2338.A75x
Periodical - Reference
UW
The insider's guide to grantmaking: how foundations find, fund and manage effective programs Orosz, Joel J. San Fransisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000

HV41.076
Book - Stacks
WLU

Directory of grants in the humanities Phoenix, Ariz.: Oryx Press, 2002/3
REF. AZ188.U5 D56
Periodical - Reference
UW
Developing effective research proposals Punch, Keith. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2000

H62.P92
Book - Stacks
WLU

Writing successful science proposals Friedland, Andrew and Folt, Carol. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2000 Q180.55.P7F75 Book - Stacks
WLU
Proposals that work: a guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals Locke, Spirduso, & Silverman
Newbury Park : Sage, 2007
Q180.55 .P7L63
2007 Book - Stacks
WLU
Federal and national sources of health services research funds Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, Ottawa: CHSRF, 1999

HSR 99F25
Government Document CA6
WLU

Provincial sources of health services research funds Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, Ottawa: CHSRF, 1999

HSR 99P67
Government Document CA6
WLU

How foundations work: what grantseekers need to know about the many faces of foundations McIlnay, Dennis P.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1998
HV41.9.U5 M35
Book - Stacks
WLU
Guide to Canadian arts grants Toronto : Canada Grants Service, 1997-98 REF. NX705.5 .C2G75
Periodical - Reference
UW
How to write a successful grant application: a guide for social and behavioural scientists Ed. Pequegnat, Willo and Stover, Ellen. New York: Plenum Press, 2011

HG177
Available Online

The Grants register Houndsmill, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1997
REF. LB2338 .G7
Periodical - Reference
WLU
Research projects and research proposals: a guide for scientists seeking funding
Chapin, Paul G.; Cambridge, U.K; New York : Cambridge University Press 2004 Q180.55.G7 C44

Book-Stacks
UOG

Write an effective funding application : a guide for researchers and scholars
Walters, Mary W.; Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press 2009
HG177 .W35

Book-Stacks
WLU

Storytelling for grantseekers : a guide to creative nonprofit fundraising 2nd ed.

Clarke, Cheryl; San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass c2009

HV41.2 .C53 2009

Book-Stacks
WLU

The artist's guide to grant writing : how to find funds and write foolproof proposals for the visual, literary, and performing artist 1st ed.

Rosenberg, Gigi; New York: Watson-Guptill c2010

NX705.5.U6R67 2010

Book-Stacks
UW

The survey of higher education faculty. Grants, research funding & oversight.

New York, N.Y.: Primary Research Group 2009

LB2336 .S86 2009

Book-Stacks
UOG

ERC grants for top researchers from all over the world

European Research Council.; European Commission; Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union 2010

HJ200

Available Online

The art of funding and implementing ideas : a guide to proposal development and project management

Shore, Arnold; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE c2011

HD69.P75 S535

Book-Stacks
WLU

Effective grant writing and program evaluation for human service professionals

Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley c2009

HV41.2 .Y838

Book-Stacks
WLU

How to write a grant application

Hackshaw, Allan K.; Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell 2011

R853.P75 H33

Book-Stacks
WLU

Getting science grants : effective strategies for funding success 1st ed.

Blackburn, Thomas R.; San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass c2003

Q180.55.G7 B53

Book-Stacks
WLU

The ERC starting grant : supporting the next generation of research leaders in Europe

Luxembourg : Office for Official Publications of the European Communities 2008

Q183.4.E85

Available Online

Successful grant writing strategies for health and human service professionals 3rd ed.

Gitlin, Laura N.; New York: Springer Pub. Co. c2008

HV41.2 .G58 2008
Book-Stacks
UW

Matching/Partnership Funds

Increasingly some external agencies require that a matching component be provided by an external partner and/or by the university (e.g. CFI, OIT, ORDCF, SSHRC Release Time Stipend). Potential applicants for such programs must contact the Office of Research Services to discuss possible/feasible partners and sources of matching funds before an application for a grant or contract is written.

1. NSERC Research Equipment Grants

To encourage applications and to demonstrate institutional support for a NSERC Equipment Grant application, the President will provide, as a contribution from Laurier, up to 10 percent of the total cost of the equipment budget requested. On the application form, or in a covering letter, indicate that 10 percent of the total grant, if awarded, will be contributed by Laurier.


2. Canada Foundation for Innovation Awards
The CFI's mandate is to increase the capability of Canadian universities, colleges, hospitals, and other not-for-profit institutions to carry out important world-class scientific research and technology development. To implement its mandate, the Foundation, in co-operation with funding partners, provides infrastructure for research and development that will:
support economic growth and job creation;
lead to improvements in health, the environment, and quality of life;
build capacity for innovation;
strengthen training for research careers for young Canadians;
attract and retain capable researchers in Canada;
promote networks and collaboration among researchers; and
ensure the optimal use of Canadian research infrastructure by promoting sharing within and among institutions.

The CFI will support up to 40% of total project costs The remaining 60% of the costs must be raised by the Principal Investigator through cash or in-kind donations from the private sector. Laurier will also provide matching funds for CFI grants on a case by case basis.