Internal Funding Opportunities

Pathway Grant - Deadline for abstracts: TBD

To address the gap between the Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s Project Grant proposals and CIHR’s limited available funding envelope, the OVDRE will provide Pathway Grants for the Spring 2022 Project Grant competition. This funding program functions as an internal CIHR bridge grant for top-rated Project Grant proposals from on-campus Temerty Faculty of Medicine applicants: Up to 6 grants per Project competition (Spring and Fall) $50,000 for 1 year, w/potential 1-year no-cost extension Top 6 unfunded proposals, by percentile rank within review committee, will receive Pathway Grants Terms & Conditions: To be eligible for a Pathway Grant – you must be enrolled and in good standing with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine's College of Internal Scientific Reviewers at the time of the prior Project Grant competition and submit your application for Internal Peer Review. You must have your grant reviewed reviewed in order to be eligible. A PI can hold no more than two active Pathway Grants at one time. Expense eligibility follows the Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration


EMHSeed Funding - Deadline for submission: TBD

Joint EMHSeed And XSeed Call For Proposals

Joint Seed Information Session - Thursday, February 10, 2022, from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.

Registration Link:

The Joint EMHSeed and XSeed is an interdivisional research funding program designed to promote multi-disciplinary research and catalyze new innovative partnerships between a coPI from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (FASE) and a coPI from outside Engineering. Partner divisions for these programs are:

  1. For EMHSeed: Temerty Faculty of Medicine (FoM), UofT Affiliated Hospitals, Medicine by Design (MbD), Translational Biology and Engineering Program (TBEP) Knowledge, Innovation, Talent, Everywhere (KITE)
  2. For XSeed: Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS), University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)/EaRTH District Collaborative Research Grant (EDCRG), Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), as well as other UofT Divisions.

Funding is available for a maximum of fifteen (17) new collaborative projects beginning in early September 2021.

Partner Division

No. of Projects (maximum)

Temerty Faculty of Medicine (FoM)

Medicine by Design (MbD)

Translational Biology and Engineering Program (TBEP)

Knowledge, Innovation, Talent, Everywhere (KITE) £





Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS)


University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)/EDCRG$ 


Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH)


Other Partner Divisions†,‡


*EMHSeed applications may be considered for funding by CFREF Medicine by Design , Translational Biology and Engineering Program (TBEP), or Knowledge, Innovation, Talent, Everywhere (KITE) if they align directly with the criteria and research goals of these programs. For TBEP: Applications related to cardiovascular digital health (including remote monitoring, point-of-care devices, and implantable sensors) and to systems biology approaches to cardiovascular health and disease will receive priority consideration.

Two of these projects will be earmarked for FAS Humanities and Social Sciences coPIs.

Letter of support from Other Partner Division is required.

Includes all other UofT Divisions

£For KITE/CRANIA projects, a letter of support is required only from FASE department/institute. For 2022 KITE allocation of awards, there is a preference for projects related to the Center for Advancing Neurotechnological Innovation to Application (CRANIA).

$Please visit EaRTH District Collaborative Research Grant (EDCRG) for further information and guidelines. For XSeed-EDCRG proposals, the maximum duration of the project is one year.


The budget for each Seed project will be $60,000 CAD/year for two (2) years, starting September 2022 (PIs may request for an early start of May 1, 2022, subject to approval of the partner divisions). In exceptional cases, a no-cost extension for an additional year may be considered. The $60,000 CAD/year amount for each project is the sum of total cash invested by each of the participating Faculties and departments/institutes.

PI Eligibility:

Each coPI should be eligible to hold, as PI, tri-council agency grants (NSERC, CIHR, or SSHRC).

One PI should have a primary appointment with an Engineering unit, and one PI should have his/her primary appointment outside Engineering.

  1. One PI should have a primary appointment with an Engineering unit, and one PI should have their primary appointment outside Engineering as outlined below:
    1. For EMHSeed, one faculty member should have an appointment status at FoM or UofT Affiliated Hospitals, or be affiliated with KITE;
    2. For XSeed, one faculty members should have a tenure track appointment status at FAS, UTM, UTSC, DLSPH, and other UofT divisions.
  2. For KITE supported projects, at least one PI should be a CRANIA member. Additionally, for administrative processing CRANIA coPIs may be required to have a KITE appointment to allow for fund disbursement.

Call for Proposals


Deadline for documentation: March 7, 2022.

McLaughlin Centre 2022 Accelerator Grants - Application deadline: TBD

“Genomic Data Generation and Global Genomics and Health Research Equity” Request for Letters of Intent (LOI)

LOI Deadline: December 2, 2021
LOI Decision: January 7, 2022
Application Deadline: March 4, 2022
Application Decision: April 22, 2022
Funding Start: May 1st, 2021 *LOI form at:

Letters of Intent up to two pages long should outline (i) background and rationale, (ii) objectives and activities, (iii) relevance to the McLaughlin Centre mission, (iv) planned deliverables and (v) a brief budget summary. Full grant applications will be a maximum of 10 pages including references. Priority will be given to applications demonstrating promise for near-term deliverables, potential to seed larger grants, and those involving two or more institutions from the University of Toronto Faculties (and their Departments and Institutes) and the hospitals/research institutes fully affiliated with the University of Toronto (TAHSN). Successful grants will be awarded for one year with up to $100,000 from the McLaughlin Centre. A requirement is that the McLaughlin Centre investment be equally leveraged with other funds necessary for the completion of the project. The emphasis in this Call will be:

  1. Genomic Data Generation: Building upon the McLaughlin Centre’s earlier rounds, proposals will be entertained that generate unique genome-wide datasets to serve as pilot entry points for larger disease studies. Such datasets can be derived from whole genome sequencing, transcriptomic, epigenomic, and other nucleic acid-based technologies, OR,
  2. Global Genomics and Health Research Equity: Genomic data collection and methods development have been predominately based on samples coming from individuals of European ancestry. Pilot projects will be considered that study more diverse populations, develop methods to analyze such data and/or assist in the development of global genomics research.