Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute
Discovery Through Collaboration
Who We Are
CANSSI is Canada’s catalyst for discovery and innovation in statistical sciences and for advances in collaborative research and training.
CANSSI programs support the pursuit of cutting-edge collaborative research involving statistical sciences, along with the communication and application of the results to science, engineering, and society.
CANSSI’s national office is hosted at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Collaborative Research TeamsTackling complex problems through a team-based three-year research and training agenda.
A CRT project spans disciplines and institutions to emphasize the co-creation of knowledge. CANSSI provides up to $210,000 to support projects that require a team of faculty, postdocs, and students.
CANSSI Distinguished Postdoctoral FellowshipsProviding experience through a comprehensive, two-year training program.
This program provides a postdoctoral fellowship that integrates a research project, applied interdisciplinary experience and teaching experience. The program selection uses an innovative two-phase process designed to minimize implicit bias.
Current Funding Opportunities
CANSSI develops and operates programs that support new and
cutting-edge research and collaboration.
Browse our programs.
Graduate Student Enrichment ScholarshipPromoting broader student experiences and development of new collaborations.
Goals of this program include providing students with the opportunity to learn new skill sets and gain exposure to new areas of research and application. It also aims to provide new faculty with opportunities for developing mentoring skills. There are three variations of the program: Visiting Scholarships, Applied Immersion Scholarships, and New Researcher Scholarships. Proposals are due one month before the start date.
Research for Social GoodSupporting statistical scientists having an immediate impact on problems important to society.
This program focuses on applied research that has a strong potential to have an immediate impact in an application that impacts Canadian society. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Director or Deputy Director to discuss ideas.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion ProgramSupporting the foundation for success in all scientific programs.
CANSSI EDI is a comprehensive suite of policies, programs, and training courses designed to increase diversity, inclusivity, and equity in the Canadian statistical sciences community.
Distinguished Visitor ProgramSupporting interactions between the international research community and Canadian universities.
This program supports visits from leading statistical scientists to Canadian universities. During their visit, scientists meet with researchers and graduate students and give one or more lectures.
Support for Conferences & WorkshopsProviding partial funding for regional, national, and international events.
This program helps to support events that have the potential to catalyze research in the statistical sciences by providing seed funding. Proposals requesting support can be submitted at any time but early submission is encouraged.
Support for Student-Focused EventsSupporting events that focus on training students.
This program helps to support competitions and events targeted at students in statistical sciences. Proposals requesting support can be submitted at any time.
Stories in Science
Explore our current projects and hear from researchers, students, and postdoctoral fellows about their CANSSI experience.
CANSSI’s projects are extremely successful, with a wide reach through many facets of industry, government, and society. Application areas involved with CANSSI-supported projects include: