About Us

The following services are available through the research office:

Grants & Funding Information

  • Authorize grant applications on behalf of the Dean
  • Canada Research Chairs: Organize Faculty adjudications and/or submission of materials for Canada Research Chairs and provincial and federal research and infrastructure programs to the University's Institutional Initiatives office
  • Pathway Grant: To address the gap between the Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s Project Grant proposals and CIHR’s limited available funding envelope, the OVDRI has launched a new Pathway Grant  This new funding program functions as an internal CIHR bridge grant for top-rated Project Grant proposals from on-campus Temerty Faculty of Medicine applicants:
  • "What's New in Research Funding": Updates from a variety of funding agencies distributed electronically through our VDRI mailing list. Click here to join the mailing list

Grant & Program Development

  • Writing, editing and grant development assistance for all research proposals to any funding agency
  • Grant Writing Workshop & New Faculty Orientation sessions; Conduct annual workshops and seminars for Faculty to assist with the grant application process. We also visit departments to provide grant writing workshops tailored to departmental needs. Please contact golnaz.farhat@utoronto.ca
  • Honours and Awards; Assistance to the Dean and departments in soliciting and coordinating nominations for honours and awards. Please view the full database of honours and awards.


  • Division of Comparative Medicine & Microscopy Imaging Laboratory
  • Research Funding Synposis; Prepare statistical and analytical report to fulfill local, national and international reporting requirements; and to provide information for faculty planning, including the yearly production of the Synopsis of Research Activities
  • Provide the administrative and research infrastructure required by the Faculty of Medicine to operate a research enterprise.
  • Support interactions with the Vice Dean with provincial, national, and international organizations

Researcher Support

  • Guide for new researchers; Provide a continually updated guide for new researchers
  • Letters of Support; Prepare letters of support that may be required for career awards or grant applications (scroll down to the section titled "Dean's Letter of Support for Career Awards")
  • Research Policy & Ethics Policy; Participate in the development of  Research Policy and Ethics Policy  for the Faculty
  • Advocacy and lobbying activities in support of the research community