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Grants and Awards

A guide to grants funding and awards resources at UVic Libraries.


Looking for a way to fund your next research project? There are many grant and funding opportunities available for faculty and librarians, students and staff through the University of Victoria Libraries' resources. This guide is designed to help get you started with your research related to grants and grant funding in Canada. Click on any of the tabs above or below to find books, articles, and more.

If you want to learn more about my role as Grants and Awards Librarian, read "Catalyzing research, building capacity" in the May 2021 issue of College and Research Libraries News.

Featured Resources

Hosting and Preservation Services for Grant-Funded Research Projects

The University of Victoria Libraries have significant infrastructure and expertise to support digital publishing and asset management. We can partner on grant applications to meet project requirements for research data management, metadata standards, web publishing, hosting and preservation. For detailed information on our services and their estimated in-kind values, please click on the link below or contact me to learn more about UVic Libraries' exclusive “Grants Menu”.


Other Resources

Canadian Tri-Council Funding

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on developing Talent, generating Insights and forging Connections across campuses and communities, SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's health research investment agency. its mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system.Composed of 13 instiutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to health researchers and trainees across Canada.

Other Links

Imagine Canada Imagine Canada exists to work alongside other charitable sector organizations  — and often in partnership with the private sector, governments and individuals in the community — to ensure that charities continue to play a pivotal role in building, enriching and defining our nation.

Grants for Canadian Libraries and Librarians

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Research in Librarianship Grant was designed to support Canadian academic librarians’ active engagement in research activities. Grants are awarded annually, when merited, to support librarians and current LIS students actively conducting research in academic librarianship with the intent to publish the results.



Videos on Grants & Grant Writing

The Sage Research Methods database offers a series of Practical Research and Academic Skills videos that can help you with all the stages of grant writing. Watch these three introductory videos to start, then explore the whole series to learn more! 

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