President's International Fellowship Initiative by Chinese Academy of Sciences

Friday, September 29, 2017, PST

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) is a specific funding program to attract talented foreigners to CAS for scientific exchanges and research cooperation. It is open to non-Chinese (origin or citizenship) scientific research personnel from around the globe, of the following three types: 
1. Distinguished fellows
2. Visiting fellows
3. Postdoctoral fellows
The Fellowship provides full funding to support research visits at different time length.

How to apply:

PIFI does not accept direct applications from foreign personnel.  Foreign applicants must find a CAS scientist as his or her host researcher, who should then log onto the PIFI section of the internal system before the deadline, fill in relevant application forms and submit application materials. Deadline for the 2018 round is Sep 30th, 2017, Beijing time. The appraisal result will be released no later than the end of November. Applicants that passed the appraisal are entitled to visit CAS and conduct research in the coming year.

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Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) by Natural Resources Canada

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 17:00 EDT

The Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program offers non-repayable contributions to successful applicants in the Canadian forestry industry to implement innovative, first-in-kind technologies in their facilities. The goal of the program is to provide funding for projects at the pilot to commercialization phase, with the intent of helping these technologies get to market.

How to apply:

Step #1:
Please read our Call for Proposals #4 Applicant’s Guide

Step #2:
Please use these documents for your application:

More details see webpage:

Globalink Research Award by Mitacs

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, PST

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award funds research collaborations between senior undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members at a university overseas. Projects last 12–24 weeks and are open to senior undergraduate and graduate students. Funding starts at $6,000.

Students in Canada can do research in:

  • Brazil
  • China
  • France
  • India
  • Israel
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Tunisia 

The current round of call for applications will open on September 13, 2017, and close on November 8, 2017. Results will be communicated by the end of March 2018. Successful candidates can begin their projects soon after.

How to apply:

Identify all three project participants: student, supervisor in Canada, supervisor abroad. Submit your application form, research proposal, and supplementary documents to before the deadline. 

More details see webpage:

Ignite Awards by BC Innovation Council


  • Winter-Spring 2018 Competition: Letters of Intent due January 2018
  • Summer-Fall 2018 Competition: Letters of Intent due June 2018

To accelerate the commercialization of new technologies and innovations in the natural resources and applied sciences in British Columbia, BCIC Ignite provides awards of up to $300,000 for industry-driven academic research projects that address a significant demonstrated problem faced by industry and provide significant benefits to British Columbia. The program aims to catalyze strategic academic-industry partnerships that have the capacity to commercialize the most promising innovations within a 3-year timeframe.

To be eligible, applicants must be a BC-based consortium comprised of two or more companies, organizations and academic researchers. At a minimum, the consortium must contain one academic member and one industry partner. A consortium must have the right academic, managerial, financial, and technological expertise to successfully bring their innovations from the research and development phase to market. A key criterion in the assessment of the project is that applicants have the right ‘Go-to-Market Consortium’. Ideally this includes representatives of the project’s full value chain from researchers, to suppliers, to end users.

More details see webpage:

and Program Guidelines:

Full scholarship for joint Phd supervision by Southern University of Science and Technology, China


November 30 of each year for next September intake

UBC Faculty of Applied Science and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) partnered to facilitate students who are interested in pursuing a PhD program of study at UBC. Students in this program are co-supervised by UBC and SUSTech professors and spend around 2 years at each university. Completing this program will entitle the students with regular UBC PhD degree and a SUSTech completion certificate. A scholarship has been established to support successful candidates by providing $25,000 per year for 4 years of study.

Professors can nominate potential candidates to the coordinator of either university. The program can help to identify co-supervisor(s) and guide qualified candidates to apply.


Siduo Zhang, Coordinator, UBC

Bao Zhu, Coordinator, SUSTech 

Accelerate Program by Mitacs

Apply anytime

Funding to support graduate students or postdocs to research in a Canadian organization. Internships start at four months and can scale up. Projects receive $15,000 in funding for each four-month.


  • Students: Full-time grad students at all Canadian universities
  • Postdocs: Postdoctoral fellows at all Canadian universities (except those who have previously held a Mitacs Elevate award). PhDs must have been granted no more than five years prior to the project’s start date
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students
  • All academic disciplines
  • Faculty at all Canadian universities who are eligible to hold Tri-Council funds
  • Businesses and not-for-profit organizations

More details see webpage: