Internal Funding Opportunities

Pathway Grant - Deadline for abstracts: August 17, 2022

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 Fall 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


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.