Internal Funding Opportunities

Pathway Grant - Deadline for abstracts: February 10, 2022

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 Pathway Grant 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. To be in good standing, you simply have to remain available to serve as an internal reviewer should you be selected to do so by the College for a specific grant. Expense eligibility follows the Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration

EMHSeed Funding - Deadline for submission: March 7, 2022

Joint EMHSeed And XSeed Call For Proposals

Expanding research impact through inter-disciplinary collaboration
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:

For EMHSeed: Faculty of Medicine (FoM), UofT Affiliated Hospitals, Medicine by Design (MbD), Translational Biology and Engineering Program (TBEP)

For XSeed: Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS), University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), as well as other UofT Divisions.

Funding is available for a maximum of fifteen (15) new collaborative projects beginning in early September 2021.


The budget for each Seed project will be $60,000 CAD/year for two (2) years. In exceptional cases, a no-cost extension for an additional year will 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.

A PI can hold a maximum of one EMHSeed and one XSeed funded project at any point in time.

EMHSeed funding is for faculty members that have an appointment status at FoM and UofT Affliated Hospitals; XSeed is for faculty members with appointment status at FAS, UTM, UTSC, DLSPH and other divisions.

Deadline for documentation: March 7, 2022.

McLaughlin Centre 2022 Accelerator Grants - Deadline for LOIs: December 3, 2021

“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.



The Anne & Max Tannenbaum Chair in Biomedical Research - Deadline for submission: November 15, 2021

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine seeks applicants for the Tanenbaum Chair Program. Two positions are available, one focused on Neuroscience and the other on Molecular Medicine. The successful candidates must already hold, or be eligible for, a tenure-streamed academic appointment within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (U of T), at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The term of the Chair position is 5 years with the opportunity for one 5-year renewal following a successful review. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2021, or until filled. The position start date is February 1, 2022, or a mutually agreed upon date.

The Anne and Max Tanenbaum Chair Program was established in the mid-1990’s through a generous endowment by the Tanenbaum family. The goal of the program is to support biomedical research at the University of Toronto and multiple partner hospitals by providing direct support to exceptional scientists. In the last three decades, the Tanenbaum Chair program has helped to support phenomenal advances in both basic neuroscience and molecular medicine knowledge, and emerging technologies. The next UofT Tanenbaum Chairs are expected to have an active and established research program, with a vision for how their contributions will advance their field.

Another key deliverable of the Tanenbaum Chair Program in Biomedical Research is the annual Tanenbaum Symposium. On a rotational basis with the hospital-based chairs, each incumbent chair is expected to host the symposium at least once during their term. With logistical and financial support from the Office of the Vice Dean, Research & Health Science Education, the chairholder will invite notable researchers to come to the UofT to give a lecture and moderate a panel discussion.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially where possible welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2021, 5pm EST. Applications must include:

1. Letter of Support by the Department Chair,
2. a 2-page statement explaining the applicant’s current research plan and potential future directions, and
3. a CV (any format).

Applicants must be campus-based tenure stream.
Please send in one PDF file c/o by 5pm on November 15.

For more information about the Temerty Faculty of Medicine research and health science education platform, please visit . Also see the Faculty’s Academic Strategic Plan for further details on its institutional vision: .

Data Sciences Institute – Call for Postdoctoral Fellows - Deadline for submissions: January 4, 2022

The University of Toronto Data Sciences Institute is pleased to launch our inaugural call for Postdoctoral Fellows. 

Value: $60,000/year plus benefits

Duration:  2 years

Purpose:  The DSI Postdoctoral Fellowships are designed to support multi/interdisciplinary training and collaborative research in data sciences that include faculty from the University of Toronto and funding partner institutions. Currently, DSI Partner institutions are: Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, University Health Network, and The Hospital For Sick Children.

  • To be considered for the Fellowship, applicants must pursue a research project that uses a data sciences focus to address major societal issues through the development of a novel methodology or the innovative application of existing approaches and
  • applicants must identify at least two faculty members from complementary disciplinary backgrounds to serve as co-supervisors, who together can supervise the different multidisciplinary aspects of the research project.

Application Deadline: January 4, 2022, 20:00 EST

Submission: Applications are to be submitted via email by the deadline 

How to apply: Access the complete application guidelines and templates via the DSI website

Further information: Professor Laura Rosella, DSI Associate Director, Education & Training is hosting a webinar on the Postdoctoral Fellowships competition on November 30, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to attend to learn more about the DSI and the overall Postdoctoral Fellowship application process.

Webinar : November 30, 2021, 9:30 -10:15 a.m. EST

To register and for further information about this opportunity, please visit DSI Postdoctoral Fellowships

A webinar recording and a copy of the presentation will be made available shortly after the session.

About the Data Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto

The Data Sciences Institute (DSI) is a central hub and incubator for data science research, training, and partnerships at the University of Toronto. Its goal is to accelerate the impact of data sciences across disciplines to address pressing societal questions and to drive positive social change. DSI is focused on training the next generation of data science scholars. To learn more about the DSI, please visit our website: