Research Funding and Resources
External Research Funding
Please note: All research funding proposals should be received for substantive review by the Research Services Group three (3) weeks before major deadlines (e.g. NSERC Discovery, SSHRC Insight) and two (2) weeks before other external deadlines. Submissions closer to the application deadline may not receive a full review. A fully completed Research Approval Form accompanied by final draft of the application, must be submitted not less than five (5) working days prior to application deadline using the StFX ROMEO Researcher Portal . A copy of the final version of the application (if not submitted directly by the Research Services Group) must also be submitted to Research Services Group immediately upon submission to the funder.
External Research Funding Opportunities (apply anytime)
Key External Research Agency Links
The Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF)
The Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF) was announced on May 15, 2020 as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. This is a temporary program established to help research endeavors at Canadian Universities and health research institutions sustain their programs affected throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will help reduce negative financial impacts of the pandemic by ensuring significant investments in research at Canadian Universities and health research institutions are protected. In turn, this program will help to maintain Canada’s international competitiveness in the global, knowledge-based economy.
Internal Research Funding
How we can help
Developing your research proposal
We can help you prepare your proposal so you have the best chance at a successful application. Click here to find out more. If your proposal potentially involves in-kind contributions, please consult these guidelines before you begin.
Getting internal approvals
Complete the internal Research Approval Form (RAF) for your project using the StFX ROMEO Researcher Portal. Please note, it may not be necessary to complete all sections of the form.
Managing your funding
Get the support your need once your research proposal has been approved. Click here to learn more about managing your funding. Click here to access Specialized Research Reporting Tools available through Financial Services.
Conducting research responsibly
From research ethics and research integrity to animal care and biohazardous materials, we are committed to excellence in research practices. Click here to read more about responsible research and research certification requirements.
Hiring of individuals using research funding must comply with the appropriate StFX policies.