Research Funding Resources

Funding Opportunities

Research in the form of creative and scholarly activity is an important part of the Emily Carr Community. The Research + Industry Office is responsible for promoting and assisting with the research activity of Faculty and graduate students. Making our research activities strong and visible helps us attract great students and recruit new Faculty members. It allows students to learn research thinking through participation in projects, often as research assistants or co-op students. It allows faculty to grow their practice, and to incorporate the latest in research thinking into their courses.

Both regular and non-regular faculty at Emily Carr can apply for external funding for their research projects. However, for projects that have a year or more duration period, non-regular faculty are encouraged to partner with regular faculty as co-investigators or collaborators. SSHRC requires principal investigators to be affiliated with an institution. All faculty members are encouraged to contact the Research + Industry Office and visit the funding agency sites below for more information on research grants.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research (NSERC)
Canada Council for the Arts

Internal Research Funding for Faculty Members

Ian Gillespie Design and Dynamic Media Research Grants and Ian Gillespie Design and Dynamic Media Technology Fund
SSHRC Institutional Grants (SIG)

Grant Support + Resources

Support Services

Information sessions
The Research + Industry Office can offer dedicated information sessions for each specific SSHRC grant available to our faculty.

Research Community events (Research Conversations)
The Research + Industry Office will schedule orientation sessions for faculty interested in developing their research projects into grant proposals and looking for possible partnering opportunities.

Grant writing
The Research + Industry Office can offer support with grant writing.

Proposal Reviews
The Research + Industry Office can help you get feedback on your proposal prior to submission by an internal peer review process. This will be a voluntary option, but deadlines will apply. Please contact the RIO for more information.


One-on-one consultations
Any researcher thinking of submitting a research proposal for either external or internal funding can contact the RIO to discuss their plans with the Director of Research Administration + Operations and find out how the RIO can support them.

Grant proposal samples
The RIO has samples of successful grant proposals that we can share with applicants.

Presentation materials
We keep copies of our presentations as well as SSHRC webinars which are available to researchers.