Internal Funding Opportunities

Pathway Grant - Spring & Fall CIHR Project Grant Competition

To address the gap between CIHR’s limited available funding envelope and the number of meritorious Project Grant proposals submitted by Temerty Faculty of Medicine principal investigators (PIs), the Office of the Vice Dean, Research and Health Science Education (RHSE) will provide Pathway Grants for the CIHR 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 highly-ranked, but unfunded, grants per Project competition (Spring and Fall) will be awarded $50,000 for 1 year, with potential 1-year no-cost extension.

Terms & Conditions: 

  1. To be eligible for a Pathway Grant you must have your grant peer reviewed before submitting to CIHR. Editorial review through the RHSE office, while encouraged, does not qualify you for a Pathway Grant.
    • The peer-review model seeks to recreate the panel-style review that takes place at CIHR. Panels are established by research theme and/or physical lab location proximity. Currently there are panels organized in the following units: MaRS, Nutritional Sciences, Immunology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, the Donnelly Centre, and the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute. If your department participates in a peer review panel, connect with your departmental chair or panel lead to indicate your interest in joining. For the 2023 Fall CIHR competition, panel meetings will be held in late August/early September. 
    • If your department does not currently host a peer review panel and you are interested in establishing a new peer review panel focused on your research area, please speak with your department chair and reach out to 
  2. In addition to the Peer Review, you must also 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.  
  3. A PI can hold no more than two active Pathway Grants at one time.
  4. Expense eligibility must follow the Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration. 


Temerty Ukraine-Toronto Education & Collaboration Fund


To support health leaders in Ukraine and the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine in Canada through collaborative research and educational programs, initiatives and activities.

Examples of initiatives may include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative research or educational projects that are co-led by researchers at Temerty Medicine and in Ukraine
  • Capacity building trips to Ukraine led by Temerty Medicine faculty member(s)
  • Support for Temerty Medicine learners (medical students, clinical trainees, residents, fellows, graduate students) working on projects with demonstrated potential for impact in Ukraine
  • Steps to build a network of colleagues interested in a sustained relationship with Ukraine

Specific attention will be given to applications that address: orthopedic care, development of administrative skills in healthcare systems, and collaboration with the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

Projects that demonstrate scalability, efforts to attract additional funders for sustainability of the work, and that are maximizing the funds from the grants to impact the greatest number of individuals will be given priority.

Project Requirements

Project Leader:

  • Faculty member of Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Collaborators must be:

  • Citizen(s) of Ukraine, living and working in Ukraine
  • Member of a Ukrainian Medical Institution - MD and/or PhD at recognized Medical University/Hospital/Research Institute in Ukraine
  • Proficient in English language
  • Practicing clinician, Medical Educator, Researcher

Other Terms and Conditions

Maximum Grant: $75,000 CDN (to support up to 2 years maximum)

Applications to be submitted as one PDF package by 11:59pm on September 30, 2023 to Late applications will not be considered.

The outcome of the competition will be announced by December 2023 and successful applicants will be notified directly.

  • Recipients may hold other grants and funding toward the project.
  • The committee will review one application per person.
  • Successful applicants may re-apply after two years.
  • There must be at least one member of the ongoing project team that has an active U of T appointment for the duration of the project. If there is a change in the appointment status for project members during the duration of the project, a collaborator from U of T must be identified.

Reporting Requirements

Upon successful receipt of a grant, the Project Lead and Collaborator will be required to submit a status report on outcomes and impact including a summary of work completed and budget reconciliation at the end of the funding period.

Download the Application