Faculty Funding Resources

A) Funding Opportunities

Research in the form of creative and scholarly activity is an important part of the Emily Carr Community. The Office of the Director of Research is responsible for promoting and assisting with the research activity of Faculty, Sessional, 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. For SSHRC funded 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)

An overview of SSHRC grants available to Emily Carr faculty can be found here: Summary_SSHRC_grants_info_deadlines.pdf Please note that deadlines are confirmed on an annual basis.

Note: Faculty planning to apply for SSHRC grants must follow Emily Carr's internal deadlines and the funder's application deadlines. For the most updated schedule of the Research + Industry Office deadlines please contact us at research@ecuad.ca

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research (NSERC)

An overview of NSERC grants available to Emily Carr Faculty can be found here: Summary_NSERC_grants_info_deadlines.pdf

 Canada Council for the Arts                            

An overview of Canada Council for the Arts grants available to Emily Carr Faculty can be found here: Summary_CCA_grants_info_deadlines.pdf

Other possible funding agencies:

BC Arts Council                                               
Vancouver Foundation                                    
Canadian Heritage       

Internal Research Funding for Faculty Members

ECU Internal Research Fund. For information abou this funding opportunity, deadlines and application guidelines, please contact the Research + Industry Office (research@ecuad.ca)

B) Grant Support + Resources

Support Services:

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

Research Community events (Research Conversations): The Research + Industry Office will continue to schedule informal, networking meetings for researchers and faculty interested to discuss their research projects 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 (research@ecuad.ca)


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