Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Research Toolkit

External Funding

External agencies, including government and non-profit foundations, offer opportunities for funding through programs that award research grants by peer-reviewed competition. The Research Office is the point of contact for government ministries, industry, associations and foundations for funding, partnerships, grants and contracts in support of research, creative and scholarly activities, including the federal funding agencies known collectively as the “Tri-Council”: the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada(NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Discover Funding Opportunities

Learn about a variety of grants and awards available to TRU researchers in the comprehensive Research Prospecting Guide, 2015-2016 (Updated December 2015). 

For those beginning their funding journey, please refer to the following information pamphlets, detailing some of the most common external grants:

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

Internal Funding Programs

Faculty at TRU have access to the following internal funds: