Internal funding and award opportunities sponsored by Brock’s Research Enterprise are available to researchers who meet the program eligibility requirements. Please read the program syllabus for each competition carefully and forward any inquiries to email@example.com or to the contact identified on the individual program’s website.
Below you will find a listing of all current internal funding opportunities.
Provides research employment opportunities for students across all faculties and non-faculty units and is intended to expand students’ potential to participate in research.
Value: Up to $5,000.
For more information, the syllabus, and deadlines please visit our Internal Sharepoint Match of Minds site.
Supports the organization of small-scale knowledge mobilization activities (e.g., workshops and seminars) as well as conference presentations, so researchers can collaborate and disseminate research results, advance their research programs, and exchange ideas.
Value: Up to $5,000 for Knowledge Mobilization/Translation Events & up to $1,500 for other Knowledge Mobilization/Translation Activities.
For more information, the syllabus, and deadlines please visit our Internal Sharepoint Exchange Grants site.
Funds researchers intending to apply for external funding by supporting the development of a research project, pilot funding, or other small-scale innovation. Intended to enhance researchers’ competitiveness in external funding competitions as well as providing opportunities for supporting student participation in research.
Value: Up to $7,000.
For more information, the syllabus, and deadlines please visit our Internal Sharepoint Explore Grants site.
Supports research on any topic that relates to Indigenous peoples and is meant to advance research programs, support submissions to external granting agencies, as appropriate, and foster research that is invested in core principles of respect, reciprocity, relevance, ethical relationship–building, and community engagement. Although preference will be given to research that is led by or involves partnership with First Nations, Inuit or Métis peoples, proposals for research involving Indigenous peoples globally are welcome.
Value: Up to $7,500.
For more information, the syllabus, and deadlines please visit our Internal Sharepoint IRG site.
Intended to encourage and sustain high levels of scholarly performance for BUFA members who have made, or will make, exceptional contributions in their field. The awardee will undertake a defined, three-year program of research or creative work that will lead to a significant development in scholarship (e.g., a scholarly monograph or a state-of-the-art review that may lead to a seminal series of scholarly lectures).
Value: $20,000 per year for 3 years.
For more information, the syllabus, and deadlines please visit our Internal Sharepoint CCRE site.
Recognizes BUFA members who have held an appointment for more than 5 years, whose distinguished research or creative activity (appropriate to the nominee’s discipline and faculty) demonstrates outstanding research achievements, contributions to the training of future researchers, and strong scholarly or creative performance.
For more information, the syllabus, and deadlines please visit our Internal Sharepoint DRCA site.
Open to BUFA members who are Early Career Researchers and recognizes research excellence, contribution to the training of future researchers, and strong performance in attracting external funding, as appropriate for the nominee’s career stage.
For more information, the syllabus, and deadlines please visit our Internal Sharepoint ECRCA site.
Supports the Institutional Strategic Plan goal to “grow application rates, success rates and overall income for grant applications,” as a means to “build research capacity across the University.” The RCP supports BUFA members at any stage of their career who intend to apply as a Principal Investigator for a Tri-Agency grant from the List of Designated Programs that is valued at $200,000 or more.
Value: 0.5 teaching release in each of two consecutive academic years.
For more information, the syllabus, and deadlines please visit our Internal Sharepoint RCP site.
This program is meant to support applicants seeking funding from select grant programs that require some level of matching support from the host institution or those who are applying to programs for which there is a competitive advantage to demonstrating institutional support at the time of application. In general, before requesting matching funding from the VPR, researchers must have first sought funding support from their home department, Faculty, and/or research centre.
For more information, the syllabus, and deadlines please visit our Internal Sharepoint VPR Matching Funds portal.
Discretionary funds, which are typically awarded in small amounts, are meant for activities not connected to an external grant application. Applicants are normally expected to include some level of support from their Faculty Dean, Departmental Chair, or Unit Head in their request. It is expected that researchers will utilize other existing internal sources of funding before approaching the VPR (e.g., Explore/Exchange Program, Match of Minds, and researchers’ PER funds).
For more information, the syllabus, and deadlines please visit our Internal Sharepoint VPR Discretionary Funds portal.
Supports researchers who have made efforts to build research capacity at Brock, encouraging those whose proposals were unfunded to continue applying for funding in future competitions. No application for the RIA is required, but researchers are required to meet program-specific internal deadlines in order to receive the award. Please consult the program syllabus to view a list of RIA-eligible external funding programs.
Value: Varies from $2,000 to $7,000.
For more information, the syllabus, and deadlines please visit our Internal Sharepoint RIA site.