What's New in Research Funding

Page last updated June 20, 2022

We are pleased to assist the research community in identifying potential sources of funding through the provision of information posted here:

  • All Applicants submitting through the University of Toronto MUST have submitted their application information online via the My Research Applications (MRA) portal. This is an online submission process to obtain institutional approval on research applications. Please note that you will be required to upload a copy of the application to this online submission. Please complete this step as early as possible and at least several days ahead of the deadline to insure all approvals are obtained on time. Please visit the OVPRI's MRA webpage for complete information on this process.
  • Please note, all grants requiring the Dean's signature should be brought to the Faculty of Medicine Research Office in the C. David Naylor Building, Suite 119, 6 Queen’s Park Cres W. to the attention of Cindy Faber cindy.faber@utoronto.ca.
  • Research Partnership Security Checklist for International Partnerships.Faculty engaged in international research partnerships will be asked to fill out a Research Partnership Security Checklist. The checklist is meant as a tool to assist PIs and approvers assess the suitability and potential risks of engaging with an international partner, before proceeding with a specific project.
  • Also, our office offers a grant editing service for researchers submitting proposals to tri-council or any other funding agency. For more information, please contact golnaz.farhat@utoronto.ca.
  • Recently received news and updates are posted below and sent via email to our LISTSERV. Please email cindy.faber@utoronto.ca to sign up.

Comprehensive funding opportunities may be searched through these links:

New CRIS Spotlight: Resources for Conducting COVID-19 Research. 

The Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) has published the next issue of Spotlight: Resources for Conducting COVID-19 Research.

This issue includes an up-to-date list of current COVID-19 funding opportunities; a listing of robust sources of published, pre-print, and synthesized research; data sets and visualizations; and more. Visit the CRIS Spotlight page to access these resources.

If you have additional resources to share with the research & innovation community, please notify us at CRIS@utoronto.ca

To sign up to receive future email communications from CRIS, including new Spotlight resources, please click here

Recently Recieved News and Updates

June 20, 2022

Toronto Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Consortium - TC3 Fellows Program 2022. The Toronto Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Symposium is pleased to announce the second annual call for the TC3 Fellows Program. The TC3 Fellows Program was established to provide financial support for outstanding trainees (MSc, PhD, Postdoc) working on interdisciplinary, collaborative cannabis and cannabinoid-related projects in TC3 member research groups across the University of Toronto and the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network. Funding Amount: $10,000 (Graduate Students) and $30,000 (Postdoctoral Fellows). Deadline for applications: July 15, 2022 at 12pm.

Ontario Brain Institute : Open Call for Integrated Discovery Program Networks. The Ontario Brain Institute is hosting an open call for Integrated Discovery Programs (IDPs) that will foster discovery and deliver innovative products and services to improve the lives of those living with brain disorders. IDPs are collaborative, translational brain research networks that harness patient and community involvement, industry collaboration, and data-driven innovation. They are established with the goal of deeply understanding clinical cohorts and generating evidence that will be translated into better care. This open call for IDP proposals is a critical step in advancing OBI’s vision and seeking to improve the lives of people living with brain disorders. The IDP proposals should align with the 30-year vision, foster innovation and demonstrate a positive impact on the research community, on patient care and/or the healthcare system, as well as economic impact, such as job creation, commercialization of products or services, and the creation of companies. The successful network will maximize the value of its range of expertise, collaborations, and resources, to generate a meaningful impact for Ontarians. Visit here to see timelines.

May 19, 2022

New Frontiers in Research Fund - Exploration 2022 competition. The objective of the Exploration stream is to support high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research. It seeks to inspire projects that bring disciplines together beyond traditional disciplinary or common interdisciplinary approaches by research teams with the capacity to explore something new that might fail, but that has the potential for significant impact. Exploration grants support research with a range of impacts, some of which might be social, cultural, economic, health-related or technological. This list is not exhaustive; other types of impacts are also recognized. Diversity of perspectives is important, and the fund encourages research proposals led from any discipline, from those in the social sciences and humanities, to health, the natural sciences and engineering. Grants awarded are up to $125,000 (including indirect costs) per year for two years.

Key deadlines for UofT led applicants: 

Notice of Intent: MRA Deadline: June 21, 2022.  Internal Deadline: June 27, 2022. Sponsor Deadline (RSO submits): June 28, 2022.

Full Application Internal Deadline: September 6, 2022 Sponsor Deadline (RSO submits): September 13, 2022

NFRF Explorations Webinar NOI: May 27, 2022 from 1pm-3pm ET. 

2023 PSI Mid-Career Knowledge Translation (KT) Fellowship. The Letter of Intent (LOI) submission deadline for the 2023 PSI Mid-Career Knowledge Translation (KT) Fellowship is due on June 1st, 2022 at 5pm EST. Candidates are required to submit a LOI form directly to PSI through the online application system at https://psifoundation.smartsimple.ca/.

They have also put together an article covering the most frequently asked questions that we have been receiving to clarify our application requirements and award expectations: https://www.psifoundation.org/faq-psi-mid-career-kt-fellowship/ 

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program. The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships ​Program is intended to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally; develop their leadership potential; and position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career. Seventy fellowships are awarded annually, divided evenly between Canada’s three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC). There are a total of 140 awards active at any one time. The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is unique in its emphasis on the synergy of research goals and projects between the following:

  • Applicant – individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career
  • Host Institution – commitment to the research program and alignment with the institution’s strategic priorities

Temerty Faculty of Medicine deadline: July 22, 2022. 

2022 How to Write a Successful Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Application (Info Session): June 21, 2022 from 12pm - 1:30pm.

May 5, 2022 

Temerty Medicine 2022 Grant Writing & Research Resources Workshop
Save the date!
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Tentative schedule:
9:00 am  - Welcome – Land Acknowledgement – Vice Dean remarks (5 mins) 
9:05 am – Panel Discussion: How to incorporate EDI into grant proposals. (50 mins)
9:55 am – Additional time for Q&A (10 mins)
10:05 am – New Funding Streams (10 mins) Joanna King
10:15 am – Temerty Medicine Core Facilities Update (10 mins) Betty Poon
10:25 am – Grant Fundamentals (45 minutes) Golnaz Farhat & Alex De Serrano
11:10 am  -  Q&A 15 minutes

Register here: https://public.eve.utoronto.ca/events/2479

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Partnerships Support

Need advice on forming a partnership or a connection to an external partner? Connect with Jarrod Ladouceur, Industry Partnership officer, at jarrod.ladouceur@utoronto.ca.  Examples of how Jarrod can help include:

  • Connecting you with organizations
  • Advising on partnership options
  • Supporting new partnership programs and services
  • Promoting opportunities to external organizations
  • Helping you to navigate the partnership community in and around UofT.

We have launched a few small initiatives to help better serve Temerty faculty partnership needs.  We will continue to develop and revise new initiatives based on faculty feedback.

  • Partnership website – We will start to use this site to share partnership opportunities and information.
  • Office hours – An option to quickly connect with partnership support staff at UofT
  • Partnership updates  – We are launching a regular communication channel to share partnership opportunities and information. If you are interested, please sign up for the mailing list here.

Connaught Global Challenge Award - Energy Harvesting in Biomedical (EHB) Applications Innovation Challenge Symposium on May 10th

Biomedical technology's smart and sustainable future will be illuminated at the symposium's cutting-edge advancements. The keynote presentations featuring Dr. Daniel J Inman and Dr. Sailu Nemana shall focus on developments and discoveries in the field of biological energy harvesting. Finally, six grant winning projects will be presented, demonstrating advanced solutions developed through the CGCA-EHB Innovation Challenge.

To register please click CGCA-EHB Symposium Registration.

PSI Research Trainee Fellowships 2023. The primary aim of this fellowship is to provide highly qualified Medical Doctors (M.D.) with clinically applicable research training opportunities and support. All applications for this funding opportunity must be made through the Temerty Faculty of Medicine Research Office and are subject to internal review. 

Amount and duration of funding: A maximum of $25,000 per year for two (2) years.*PLEASE NOTE: Sponsoring Institution (departments/units) are required to co-fund 50% of the amount requested from PSI. Internal deadline: Monday, July 4, 2022 at 9am.

March 31, 2022

Data Sciences Institute (DSI): Data Access Grants. The Data Sciences Institute (DSI) will provide grants of up to $10,000 to cover costs associated with accessing and working with large data sources that are necessary to carry out data-intensive research projects. Projects should bring together researchers from different disciplines to work on projects through a shared trainee or trainees at a Master’s, Doctoral, or Postdoctoral level.

The purpose of these grants is to improve data accessibility for DSI researchers and to foster research by mitigating the high cost of access to data sets. The DSI believes that equitable access to resources is crucial for creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and equity will be considered when reviewing all applications. Applications are accepted four (4) times a year (November, January, April, July) until five (5) grants have been funded in a given university fiscal year (May-April). Deadline for applications: April 29, 2022.

Connaught Global Challenge Award - Energy Harvesting in Biomedical (EHB) Applications Innovation Challenge Symposium. With the rapid advances in wireless sensors, implantable electronics, and wearable devices, the demand for high-power-density and long-lifespan power sources is becoming increasingly stronger. Advanced multifunctional structures can capture energy from such sources as muscle contractions, body movement, and organ motion. Energy harvesting from such sources is thus emerging as an alternative energy solution to batteries, providing sustainable and clean energy for powering low-powered electronics, such as portable instruments and wearable devices. May 10th, 9:30am - 3:00pm. 

Connaught Global Challenge Research Program. The Connaught Global Challenge Award aims to heighten U of T’s contribution to important issues facing society through the advancement of knowledge, and the transfer and application of solutions. $1 million annually will be awarded to support approximately 4 team initiatives of up to $250K each. Teams will represent new collaborations involving leading UofT researchers and students from multiple disciplines, along with innovators and thought leaders from other sectors. Furthermore, the Connaught Global Research Impact Program (C-GRIP), provides additional funding for Global Challenge teams who wish to partner internationally to achieve the goals of the Connaught Global Challenge. The additional funding will provide graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with unique global opportunities by supporting global mobility and exchange over an additional three years. Deadline for applications: May 16, 2022.

University of Toronto and Takeda Canada teams. Keynote speaker, Dr. Chinwe Ukomadu. Dr. Ukomadu is Head of the Gastroenterology (GI) Therapeutic Area Unit (TAU) at Takeda, where he helps guide the global R&D strategy. Aligned with his vision, the GI pipeline focuses on Celiac disease, chronic liver diseases, IBD, and GI motility disorders. During this webinar, Dr. Ukomadu will discuss Takeda's GI R&D vision, share insights into the company's strategic areas of interest, and offer a glimpse into partnership opportunities and innovations that lie ahead. April 8, 2022 at 12pm.

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z3nTbeEHQJ2OIL1IfQbrww

March 4, 2022

NFRF Special Call 2022: Research for Post-pandemic Recovery. The New Frontiers in Research Fund Special Call: Research for Post-pandemic Recovery is now open. The goal of this Special Call is to mobilize interdisciplinary, Canadian-led research efforts in support of a more equitable, sustainable and resilient post-pandemic reality. It will support a diverse portfolio of projects that directly address one or more of the research priorities outlined in the UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery, including any of the UN’s priorities and sub-priorities, including but not limited to the “quick-win”, “best-buy” and “game-changer” priorities. Value: Up to $250,000 per year for two years.

Deadlines: Internal deadline (MRA due): April 19, 2022. Sponsor deadline: April 26, 2022.
Full application deadline: Internal deadline: August 2, 2022. Sponsor deadline: August 9, 2022

Editorial review for campus based Temerty Faculty of Medicine is available for applicants. Please contact Golnaz Farhat for this service.

University of Toronto Data Sciences Institute: Doctoral Student Fellowships. The DSI Doctoral Student Fellowships are designed to support multi/interdisciplinary training and collaborative research in data sciences. To be considered, applicants in PhD programs must pursue a research project focused on data science, through the development of novel methodology or the innovative application of existing approaches. The value of the Fellowship is CDN $25,000 per year for up to 3 years. Application deadline: April 11, 2022.

Community Partnership Research Program.  This initiative is intended to help create new collaborative research partnerships, or nurture early-stage partnerships, between the University and community partners, fostering access to each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on issues of shared interest that, over time, may evolve into more established relationships that will attract external funding through, for example, the SSHRC Partnerships Grant program. 

Applicants are required to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) by Tuesday, March 15, 2022, to the Connaught Secretariat at connaught.secretariat@utoronto.ca. Full applications are due Monday , May 2, 2022, and must be submitted via MRA (My Research Applications).

MITO2i 2nd Annual Research Symposium. MITO2i is pleased to announced that it will be holding its 2nd Annual Research Symposium on April 28th & 29th from 10am - 2pm and is thrilled to showcase new and exciting areas for mitochondrial research and medicine. Over the two days we will be highlighting:

  • Mitochondria and Metabolism with a focus on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Health

  • The importance of Mitochondria function in Organ Transplantation.

  • Mitogenetics and Brain disease looking at research in Parkinson’s and Dementia An introduction to Mito Innovation from UofT start-up companies, new areas for mitochondria targeting and the potential of using AI to identify mitochondrial gene risk.

The Symposium is a great opportunity to stay up to date in the field of mitochondrial research and to seek potential collaboration areas with MITO2i and the community! Visit here to RSVP.

January 21, 2022

2022-2024 Joint EMHSeed and XSeed funding program: Information Session.

This program aims to catalyze new innovative partnerships between researchers from FASE with researchers from our partner divisions, including the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (TFoM), UofT Affiliated Hospitals, Faculty of Arts & Science (FAS), University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), Medicine by Design (MbD), Translational Biology and Engineering Program (TBEP), Knowledge, Innovation, Talent, Everywhere (KITE), as well as other divisions. For additional details and eligibility requirements please refer to the Call for Proposals. Please submit all documents to vdr@engineering.utoronto.ca by March 7, 2022.  Please email Elaine Footman with any questions.

Joint Seed Information Session - Thursday, February 10, 2022, from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. Registration Link: https://uoft.me/7tg

Joint Seed Call for Proposals: website

J. P. Bickell Foundation Medical Research Grant Application. The J. P. Bickell Foundation Medical Research Grant provides assistance to biomedical scientists of various departments and faculties in Ontario universities, hospitals and scientific institutions concerned with medical research. There will be five to seven applicants chosen from across the province to receive grants of approximately $25,000 to $80,000 each. Deadline for Notice of Intent: March 1, 2022.

2022-23 NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE).  NSERC has just informed us that they will be offering a webinar to provide information for potential applicants interested in applying to the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program.

The CREATE program supports the training of teams of outstanding students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, address significant scientific challenges associated to Canada's research priorities, and facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce. 

Information Sessions: English session:  February 10th  2022, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET) French session:  February 11th  2022, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET)

DEADLINES: If you are interested in submitting an LOI, please advise Jessica Keating (jessica.keating@utoronto.ca) by March 1, 2022 so that they can put together an internal review panel

Internal LOI DeadlineFriday March 11, 2022  10:00AM (FIRM)

December 14, 2021

Canada First Research Excellence Fund – Round 3

The third round of competition for the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) Round 3 has recently been launched.  Further information is available on the CFREF website.  It is important to note that only one Letter of Intent (LOI) can be submitted by the University of Toronto on behalf of its three campuses and nine fully affiliated hospitals.  The Division of the Vice-President Research and Innovation (VPRI) is coordinating a process through which the single LOI will be selected and developed.  Our internal deadline for LOIs is January 13th.  The selected LOI must be submitted to the program by March 1, 2022.

After reviewing the details on the program website, if you believe you have a compelling idea for a proposal that will boost established strengths of the University of Toronto and key partners to achieve global success in research areas that create long-term social and economic advantages for Canada, please liaise with your Vice-Dean/Principal Research or hospital Vice-President Research as soon as possible.

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:

  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 seventeen (17) new collaborative projects corresponding to the following breakdown:


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.

Submission process:

Applications including all supporting documents are due by email to vdr@engineering.utoronto.ca by 12:00pm on Monday, March 7, 2022. Please include the term Joint Seed in the subject line. 

December 8, 2021

Honours and Awards Deadlines. Please contact golnaz.farhat@utoronto.ca if you wish to apply


Dec 15  Gruber Prize in Neuroscience


Jan 14    Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards
Jan 28    Welch Award in Chemistry

Jan 31    (expected) Japan Prize in Life Science


Feb 1     Harvey Prize in:

  • Science and Technology
  • Human Health

Feb 1     US National Academy of Medicine Membership

Feb 7     Lasker Awards in:

  • Basic Medical Research
  • Clinical Medical Research
  • Public Service (biennial)

Feb 28   Grawemeyer Award in Psychology


Mar 1    (expected) Community-Based Research Excellence Awards

Mar 3    Princess of Asturias Awards in Technical and Scientific Research

Mar 7    (expected) Keio Medical Science Prize

Mar 15  Balzan Prizes in Biomaterials for nanomedicine and tissue engineering

Mar 15  (expected) Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowship 

Mar 31  King Faisal International Prizes in:

  • Medicine: Pandemics and Vaccine Development
  • Science: Chemistry

Mar 31  Royal Society of Canada Medals and Awards

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) Program. The Temerty Medicine EIR program supports researchers to commercialize their work by connecting them with leaders in business and entrepreneurship. This program is intended for researchers who have clearly demonstrated a commitment to commercialization, which includes but is not limited to: technology licencing, start-up creation, IP development, or participating in research commercialization training courses, programs and events.

Specifically, the EIR program connects researchers with individuals from industry and/or not-for-profit organizations who have scientific commercialization experience in areas such as: 

  • Identifying and establishing a leadership team (ie CEO and other C-level roles)
  • Legal, governmental, or regulatory challenges 
  • Commercialization strategy (i.e. funding and IP)
  • Connections with strategic partners, organizations and investors

Eligibility: The principal applicant must hold a faculty appointment within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the time of application submission and be able to demonstrate their commitment to commercialization.

Award Details: Successful applicants will be awarded a total of 20 hours of support with up to 3 EIRs who offer different resources and expertise over a 16week period. Faculty will have an opportunity to request EIRs that they believe will help them address a specific challenge they are facing.

Application Deadline: January 28th 2022

November 15, 2021

Accelerator Grants in Genomic Medicine 2022:Genomic Data Generation and Global Genomics and Health Research Equity The McLaughlin Centre is pleased to announce its 12th research funding competition. The competition will be based on invited grant applications passing an initial letter of intent stage. Both steps will go through committee peer-review adjudicated by the Director. McLaughlin Centre continues to be committed to the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in research and innovation. 

  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.

Deadline for LOIs: December 3, 2021.

Data Sciences Institute – Call for Postdoctoral FellowsThe University of Toronto Data Sciences Institute is pleased to launch our inaugural call for Postdoctoral Fellows. OVERVIEW. 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. Webinar: November 30, 2021, 9:30am-10:15am EST. Deadline: January 4, 2022 at 8:00pm EST.

CAMH -  Research Training Opportunities. Qualified students or post-doctoral fellows interested in working within CAMH’s Research Program can find a range of opportunities. Undergraduate or graduate student placements are available on an ongoing basis, depending on the needs of individual scientists. To find a placement in your area of interest, we suggest you contact our scientific staff directly and include your CV. Students can also find positions through co-op arrangements with their university or through volunteer or paid work in the Research Program.

Prospective post-doctoral fellows may apply for positions through a dedicated post-doctoral fellowship program at CAMH. The deadline for these fellowships is typically toward the end of the calendar year, although other opportunities may arise throughout the year.

Opportunities for students and post-doctoral fellow include:

November 1, 2021

MITO 2021 Conference The Mito2021 Conference will be the opportunity to once again bring together our entire communities
to discuss topics and questions that are relevant to all. This pandemic has been a difficult time for
many, and we have all had to learn to adjust to new ways of engagement. After two years the
Mitochondrial Innovation Initiative (MITO2i), MitoCanada and the Brain and Mind Institute at UOttawa,
in partnership, are pleased to virtually host the MITO2021 Conference and give our communities a sense
of belonging, opportunity to have their questions addressed and learn about developments in the field
of mitochondrial disease, research and medicine.

The conference will allow for patients to engage with researchers and clinicians, trainees to further
involve themselves in areas of mitochondrial medicine and research, create further awareness and
relevance for mitochondrial disease and dysfunction, inform on clinical diagnosis and explore new
treatments and therapies, provide a platform for patient voices to be heard and attract foundations and
industry that have an interest in this important cause. Register here.

CIHR and SSHRC co-sponsor Race. Race, Gender & Diversity Initiative. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has recently announced a partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to fund more projects under the Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative. CIHR will provide support to social sciences and humanities projects on the themes of race, gender and diversity that include a focus on health. This is in addition to SSHRC support for social sciences and humanities projects on the themes of race, gender and diversity that do not necessarily have a focus on health. The main goal of the Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative, launched in August 2021, is to fund community-based and community-led research partnerships with postsecondary institutions that are grounded in the lived experience of underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups and that analyze the causes and persistence of systemic racism and discrimination. It is expected that the three-year partnership grants offered under this initiative will serve as hubs for challenge-oriented, community-led and community-based intersectional research and knowledge mobilization activities, and can be used to incubate new research partnerships. To contribute to this initiative, CIHR will join SSHRC to co-fund up to 16 social sciences and humanities projects with a focus on various health research areas, representing a total of $3.6 million over three
years. Learn more about how CIHR is supporting this SSHRC initiative and what research priority areas will be included. UofT Internal for MRA and online submission: November 10, 2021.

Brain Canada 2021 Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program. Brain Canada has launched the 2021 Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program, a new funding opportunity is open to early-career researchers within five years of starting their first independent research position. The purpose of the Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Grants Program is to accelerate novel and transformative research that will fundamentally change our understanding of nervous system function and dysfunction and their impact on health. Duration: 2 years, award amount: $100,000. LOI deadline: November 16, 2021 at 4pm EST.

Ontario Research Fund: Research Excellence Round 11. The Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) has launched Round 11 of the Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence (ORF-RE) competition. Program guidelines and application forms are now available on the MCU webpage and on UofT's Funding Opportunity webpage. The Ministry will be holding several on-line information sessions on the following dates: November 23, 2021 10:00am-11:00am ET. December 2, 2021 10:00am-11:00am. ET Pre-registration is required on a first-come, first-served basis on the MCU webpage. Event capacity is limited. For important program application deadlines, please see UofT's Funding Opportunity webpage.

October 13, 2021

TRANSFORM HF Seed Grants – Call for Applications. TRANSFORM HF is offering Seed Grants to encourage, foster, and support members of our community working collaboratively on research proposals that align with our objectives. For 2021, three $50,000 grants are available, each with a unique focus theme and opportunity for investigation: 1. Equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion in heart failure. 2. Data science innovation in heart failure prevention, treatment, or care. 3. Digital health (including virtual health, point-of-care testing, implantables, sensors, wearables, and apps) and heart failure. 

Let's Talk International Partnerships Fireside Chat – Research Partnership Security - October 28, 2021. With recent developments by the Federal and Provincial governments on research partnership security, U of T has released its own internal processes and checklists to help faculty manage potential risks in their research partnerships with international academic and corporate institutions. This Fireside Chat, on Oct. 28 from 12:00pm-1:00pm, will provide an overview of U of T’s new internal processes and provide attendees with the opportunity to ask questions about how best to engage in this new process, and to enter into new and current partnerships with “eyes wide open”. Workshop registration: https://cris.eve.utoronto.ca/home/events/1843 Check the series page for future dates and topics. 

National Institutes of Health - Funding Announcements. 

October 1, 2021

NFRF 2022 Transformation Competition – Expressions of Interest. The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) 2022 Transformation competition is now open at the Notice of Intent stage. The NFRF Transformation stream is intended to fund large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge and have potential to realize real and lasting change. The Division of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, seeks to provide support and coordination around emerging Transformation teams and proposals. We are therefore asking all University of Toronto faculty members who are part of a Transformation team intending to submit a Notice of Intent to please complete a brief Expression of Interest formFaculty members should complete this form if they will be a Nominated Principal Investigator (NPI), co-Principal Investigator, or co-applicant. Co-PIs and co-applicants are asked to complete the form even if the project team is led by an NPI at another institution. This information will be used to identify potential synergies among teams and to support strategic coordination with the academic divisions. NFRF%202022%20Transformation%20Competition.pdfAll Transformation team members are asked to submit the completed Expression of Interest form by October 15, 2021.

REMINDER: 2022 President’s Impact Awards - Call for Nominations. The 2022 University of Toronto President’s Impact Awards are open for nominations. These annual awards celebrate and honour faculty members whose research has led to significant impact beyond academia. President’s Impact Award winners receive an award of $10,000 per year for five years to be used toward their research and are also designated by the University as members of the President’s Impact Academy for a minimum of five years. Nominations should be led by a Chair, Academic Director, Vice- or Associate-Dean, Research, or Vice-Principal, Research as appropriate, and must be endorsed by the nominee’s academic division. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, November 11, 2021. Please check with divisional awards offices for earlier internal deadlines. Nominees whose research impact is related to public policy may be simultaneously nominated for the Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award, a separate award that is presented annually under the banner of the U of T Awards of Excellence. Eligibility: Nominations are open to faculty members with full-time academic appointments and whose research has led to significant impact beyond academia. This includes tenure-stream, teaching-stream, clinical faculty, and status-only faculty with full-time academic appointments. Acknowledging the breadth and depth of scholarship at the University, we welcome nominations of faculty across all disciplines whose outstanding achievements may be recognized with this special University of Toronto honour.

For detailed information on preparing a nomination and the selection process, please visit the President’s Impact Awards website.

New Workshop - Connect to Collaborate: Leveraging OCI and NSERC Partnership Funding Programs to Advance R&D. The Ontario Centre for Innovation (OCI), formally OCE, has recently streamlined its popular research partnerships funding program, the Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP), providing support to academic researchers working with Ontario companies. The Ontario Centre for Innovation (OCI), formally OCE, has recently streamlined its popular research partnerships funding program, the Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP), providing support to academic researchers working with Ontario companies. In partnership, NSERC’s Alliance grant and OCI’s Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) will support post-secondary R&D collaborations with the highest potential for regional economic development and commercialization in Ontario. A workshop on October 15, 10:30am-11:30am, hosted by the Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) with personnel from OCI and NSERC, will explore the following: 

  • Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) Program 
  • NSERC at a glance – Alliance Program  
  • OCI-NSERC Partnership Overview 
  • Joint Proposal VIP-Alliance University Stream Overview 

 This workshop is targeted to inform U of T researchers in the Natural Sciences and Engineering fields with Ontario-based sponsoring partners about funding opportunities and how they can benefit from the VIP funding program. More Information about this Initiative and OCI can be found hereWorkshop registration information: https://cris.eve.utoronto.ca/home/events/1973 Questions about registration should be directed to the Centre for Research & Innovation Support at cris@utoronto.ca

A virtual Lunch and Learn session on Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Fellowship and College nominations will be hosted by OVPRI and the Centre for Research and Innovation Support (CRIS) on Tuesday, October 19 from 12:00-1:30pm, featuring the RSC’s Membership and Awards Officer, Christopher Dragan, as well as a faculty panel discussing nomination strategies. Registration is not open yet but will be available on the CRIS Featured Events website.

The RSC will also be hosting an online Workshop on RSC Nomination Dossiers on Tuesday, November 16, from 12:00 – 1:30pm as part of its annual Celebration of Excellence and Engagement (COEE). Staff may register for this session at no charge by completing the COEE registration form and choosing “Individual Event Selection > Workshop on RSC Nomination Dossiers.”





September 14, 2021

2022 Alpha Phi Foundation Heart to Heart Grant. The Alpha Phi Foundation has announced their 2022 Heart to Heart grant program.  This program aims to provide $100,000USD in grant funding for 12-24 months to support innovative research studies and educational programs that aim to inform health care professionals and women about the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease. 
Internal Deadline:  November 3, 2021
Sponsor Deadline: November 5, 2021

For more information on this funding opportunity, please click here

National Institutes of Health - Funding Announcements.

2021 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration. The National Institutes of Health is offering a Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration…FREE of charge! on Monday, November 1 – Thursday, November 4. If you’re new to working with the NIH grants process as an investigator or administrator or a veteran of the process and just want to learn about important updates to the granting process,  join NIH as they demystify the NIH grant application, review, award and post-award processes and policies. For more information including registration link, please click HERE.  

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs - Funding Opportunities. US Department of Defense (DOD) Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) has released funding and pre-funding announcements for the following programs:
Reconstructive Transplant Research Program
Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health Research Program (TBIPHRP).
Descriptions of each of the funding opportunities, eligibility, key mechanism elements, and funding can be found in the respective Program at http://cdmrp.army.mil


September 6, 2021

2021 NSERC Discovery and RTI on-line Information Sessions. We are pleased to offer on-line Information Sessions to the U of T research community who are applying to this fall's NSERC Discovery Grant program or this fall's NSERC RTI Grant program. Topics will include each program's application requirements, eligibility, and changes for this year’s competitions, evaluation criteria and proposal development.  These sessions will also include guest speakers (committee member or a successful applicant) who will outline details in the application and evaluation process. The Discovery Grant and RTI Info Sessions will be held on the following dates and times: 

NSERC Discovery only: September 15, 2021 from 12:00pm to 2:00 pm via MS-Teams. Guest speaker: Professor Christopher Yip. Register at: https://cris.eve.utoronto.ca/home/events/1861

NSERC RTI only: September 16, 2021 11:00 a.m-1:00 pm via MS-Teams. Guest speaker: Ridha Ben Mrad. Register at: https://cris.eve.utoronto.ca/home/events/1862.

Research Partnership Security Checklist for International Partnerships Launching on August 30, 2021. Starting on Monday, August 30th, faculty engaged in international research partnerships will be asked to fill out a Research Partnership Security Checklist. This change is in alignment with a heightened focus on research security by the Government of Canada and responds to recommendations made by the Government of Canada – Universities Working Group. The checklist is meant as a tool to assist Principal Investigators in assessing the suitability and potential risks of engaging with an international partner, prior to proceeding with a specific project.

Ideation Clinic's Demo Day. "Do you have an idea that could improve the lives of people living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) We have $25,000 to help develop it. The Ideation Clinic proudly presents The Praxis Challenge… a catalyst to champion innovators that wish to improve the lives of people living with spinal cord injuries (SCI). We are looking for the next big idea to be demonstrated in front of a panel of judges on Demo Day on Wednesday, September 22. The most impactful and commercially viable Demo will be awarded a grant of $25,000.  To apply to participate, or register as an event attendee, click here."

August 25, 2021

REDNeT Lunch & Learn - Sept. 23, 2021 and October 13, 2021, 12pm - 1pm

Across U of T, we have a highly impactful research community across a broad range of disciplines. REDNeT is the institutional online tool that allows internal and external users to search for and find University researchers based on their research expertise, allow our community to showcase their varied research accomplishments and potentially facilitate collaboration opportunities. UTOR ID required. Sign up here for September 13 and sign up here for October 13.

Banting & Best Diabetes Centre: Novo Nordisk-BBDC Pilot and Feasibility Grants 2022/2023.  This program provides funding of up to $40,000 per application to enable eligible investigators to explore new diabetes research initiatives in the area of biomedical research/basic sciences. Three to four awards are available for this competition. This funding is not to be used as bridging or emergency funding, nor is it intended as funding for ongoing studies. To be eligible to apply, the principal applicant must hold a faculty appointment with the University of Toronto at the level of associate, assistant, or full professor at the time of application submission. Those who received a 2021/2022 Pilot and Feasibility Grant from the BBDC as principal applicant are not eligible to apply for this competition as a principal or co-applicant.  Deadline for applications: November 18, 2021 at 4pm.

Cancer Research Institute: Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program. CRI offers CLIP grants to qualified scientists who are working to explore clinically relevant questions aimed at improving the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies. The development of new and effective cancer treatment requires the translation of basic laboratory discoveries into novel therapies that can be tested in patients. This area of translational research—where laboratory findings move into clinical testing and where questions from clinical studies are brought back into the lab—is critical to bringing new and better immunotherapies to patients. The grant will support basic, pre-clinical, and translational research that will provide information that can be directly applied to optimizing cancer immunotherapy in the clinic. Funding $200,000 over 2 years. LOI Deadline: December 1, 2021

August 17, 2021

Graduate Awards Information session. Applying for graduate awards? Attend the SGS virtual info sessions! In these helpful SGS Information Sessions, you’ll learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply for a successful master’s and doctoral awards, including CIHR, NSERC, and OGS!  Sessions will be held virtually and offer an opportunity for students to ask questions at the end of each session. The first one will be about Vanier and held on Monday, August 30, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Also, check out the other sessions offered by CIHR and the GCAC. 

MITO2i is pleased to announce its 2021 Funding Competition for Graduate Student Scholarships and  Fellowship in partnership with the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance (TDRA). 

Graduate Student ScholarshipsAimed at training the next generation to maintain cross-cutting research, build momentum, and generate strong, sustainable research capacity in Canada for mitochondrial medicine.  The Graduate Student Scholarship Awards will provide funding support to highly accomplished graduate student candidates who demonstrate outstanding potential to become independent researchers in Mitochondrial Research and Medicine.  Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2021

MITO2i/TDRA Fellowship. The Mitochondria Innovation Initiative (MITO2i) and the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance (TDRA) have partnered to co-fund an innovative new fellowship to support research that explores the role of the mitochondria in dementia.  Fellows will be engaged in collaborative, multi-disciplinary research that aligns with the goals of MITO2i and the TDRA, to understand the role of mitochondria in complex brain diseases and to advance the path to a cure for dementia, respectively. Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2021

Update on upcoming live webinars for NSERC Discovery Grants. Due to COVID-19, NSERC is replacing live webinars with pre-recorded videos followed by live Q&A sessions. This series is meant to assist the research community on how to complete an application using the Research Portal and the NSERC Canadian Common CV (CCV). You will find below the pre-recorded videos as well as the dates for these upcoming live Q&A sessions. New Q&A session dates will be added as they become available on our website. 
Tuesday, August 24th from 1pm -2pm
Thursday, September 23 from 1pm - 2pm

 National Institutes of Health - Funding Announcements.  The National Institutes of Health has released the attached requests for applications and program announcements.

August 4, 2021

MITO2i: MITO2i is hosting a joint workshop series with the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research in the UK. 
Registration - Neurodegenerative Disease & Mitochondrial Function assessment (webcastcanada.ca)
Registration - Neuropsychiatry & Mitochondrial Function assessment (webcastcanada.ca)

2022 President’s Impact Awards - Call for Nominations. The 2022 University of Toronto President’s Impact Awards are now open for nominations. These annual awards celebrate and honour faculty members whose research has led to significant impact beyond academia. President’s Impact Award winners receive an award of $10,000 per year for five years to be used toward their research and are also designated by the University as members of the President’s Impact Academy for a minimum of five years. Nominations are open to faculty members with full-time academic appointments and whose research has led to significant impact beyond academia. This includes tenure-stream, teaching-stream, clinical faculty, and status-only faculty with full-time academic appointments. Nominations should be led by a Chair, Academic Director, Vice- or Associate-Dean, Research, or Vice-Principal, Research as appropriate, and must be endorsed by the nominee’s academic division. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, November 11, 2021. Please check with divisional awards offices for earlier internal deadlines. Faculty of Medicine internal deadline: October 21, 2021.

The National Sanitarium Association. The Association makes grants under two programs: The innovative Research Program is intended to provide well-established investigators with start-up (venture) funding for innovative, emerging, and important new areas of research in the broad field of pulmonary science and medicine. Established fields of research that are supported by traditional funding agencies are not eligible for consideration.

Grants normally provide funding of up to $1 million over five years. It is expected that during the course of an NSA award research grants will be captured from traditional funding agencies, and that the project becomes self-sustaining by the end of the NSA funding period. Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2021.

CIHR Fall 2021 Reviewer in Training program. Opportunity for Early Career Researchers: Call for expressions of interest. The CIHR Reviewer in Training (RiT) program offers Early Career Researchers (ECRs) a learning opportunity to gain a better understanding of the elements of high quality review and the peer review process through direct participation in the Project Grant competition with the support of a Mentor. RiT participants will be assigned three applications to conduct practice reviews, attend the peer review meeting, present their review(s), and participate in the committee meeting. Following completion of the RiT program, participants will be promoted within CIHR's Reviewer Pathway and are expected to participate in peer review when requested and available to do so. Approximately 120 applicants will be selected, by lottery, which represents two opportunities per Project Grant Program committee. CIHR is committed to equitable and inclusive participation and may implement strategies in the lottery process to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion.


July 23, 2021

CIHR Fall 2021 Project Grants. Information for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)’s Fall 2021 Project Grant competition has now been posted. Fall 2021 Project Grant Competition: Ongoing Impact Of COVID-19 CIHR has provided an informational page on the changes to the Fall 2021 Project competition, in light of the impact of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.


  • Registration Deadline: August 18, 2021 (Registration is mandatory)
  • MRA Deadline: September 08, 2021
  • Application Deadline: September 15, 2021 (MRA required*)  
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: February 02, 2022

    *The internal MRA requirement is for all applicants applying for this award through the University of Toronto. For all other applicants, please contact the Research Office of the institution through which you are applying. More information specific to University of Toronto applicants, including Tips & Checklist documents for both Registration and Application submissions, is also available on the Research and Innovation website. CIHR’s Learning For Applicants page provide an overview of the competition as well as a detailed tour of the application process and requirements.

June 28, 2021

Temerty Ukraine-Toronto Education and Collaboration Initiative

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine has launched a Ukraine-Toronto Education and Collaboration Initiative, generously supported by the Temerty Foundation’s landmark gift. A new fund has been established to support education and research, with the goal of increasing and deepening our collaborations and partnerships with clinicians, health educators and researchers in Ukraine.  Grants are available with the goal of supporting emerging health leaders in Ukraine and the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine in Canada through collaborative research and educational programs 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 Temerity 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. 
Please see the application form for further details.
Maximum Grant: $75,000 CDN (to support up to 2 years maximum)
Deadline for applications: Date: September 30, 2021

Supporting Psychological Health in First Responders Grant Program

Supporting Psychological Health in First Responders is a grant program dedicated to providing or improving services for first responders and emergency health-care workers living with, or at risk of, post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI).  For information on the new cycle of this program, and the application form and completion instructions, please visit: https://alberta.ca/first-responders-mental-health-grants.aspx If you have any additional questions once you have reviewed the posted materials, the program staff can be reached at this email address. SPHIFR@gov.ab.caDeadline for submissions: August 3, 2021.

Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities (ECHO) – Call for Applications

The Translational Biology & Engineering Program (TBEP), at the University of Toronto and the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, in partnership with the Health Innovation Hub (H2i) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2021-2022 Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities (ECHO) program. ECHO is a specialized experiential training program with the main objectives to:
1. Provide entrepreneurship training, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities for early ventures in the cardiovascular health sector.
2. Aid in transferring research innovations and intellectual property from academic and hospital institutions into the economy.
3. Create more start-ups in cardiovascular health sector 
Any Canadian-based researcher, clinician, student and/or entrepreneur developing cardiovascular technologies and innovations is eligible to apply. Details can be found here. a. Application: Complete the following two forms and submit by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021. For full program information and enrolment instructions, please visit the ECHO program page or contact Soror Sharifpoor (Director, Strategy & Translation; TBEP)

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Upcoming Honours and Awards List

A comprehensive view of upcoming award nominations and deadlines. 

June 7, 2021

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Annual Grant Writing & Research Resources Workshop

Opening Remarks
Professor Justin Nodwell, PhD, Vice Dean, Research and Graduate Education

The Centre for Research & Innovation Support: Resources for U of T faculty
Vinita Haroun, Director, Centre for Research & Innovation Support
Prof. Leah Cowen, Associate Vice-President, Research            

The Art and Science of grant writing
Professor Tania Watts, PhD, Department of Immunology and University of Toronto CIHR Delegate

10:00am  Q&A – 15 minutes

Core Facilities and Services in the Faculty of Medicine
Natasha Christie-Holmes, PhD, Research Operations Officer

Grant Fundamentals and How to Write a Persuasive Research Proposal
Golnaz Farhat, PhD, Grants and Awards Editor

Date: June 23, 2021 from 9am - 11:30am
Register here..

University of Toronto Institutional Strategic Initiatives. 

The University’s Institutional Strategic Initiatives (ISI) are interdisciplinary cross-divisional research networks pursuing grand challenges and bold ideas that require collaboration and the integration of various disciplinary research and training approaches.ISI awards are intended to establish research capacity in high-priority areas, with the goal of realizing transformational impacts on issues of societal importance. These awards are intended to increase the University’s capacity to launch, grow, and sustain strategic research initiatives, thereby increasing the University’s research impact and opportunities for external funding and partnerships.nvestigator-initiated proposals for new initiatives must be championed by multiple Academic Divisions before being considered for ISI funding. Proposed initiatives must meet the following key criteria.

  • Address a significant challenge and associated research questions that requires an interdisciplinary approach
  • Matching funds secured from three or more Academic Divisions
  • Path to sustainability demonstrated by a clear opportunity for external funding

Funding for New Initiatives: from $50,000-$300,000 per year for up to three years. The proposal budget must include cash matching funding from three or more Academic Divisions. In-kind contributions can be used to demonstrate support for the project but will not be matched. Applications are submitted by the vice/associate dean/principals research of an Academic Division. Faculty interested in launching an initiative or supporting an existing initiative should contact the academic leadership team in their division’s research office, such as the Vice Principal or Vice/Associate Dean Research.Full program details and application materials can be found on the ISI website

Supporting Community Engaged Research at U of T  

Professor Ted Sargent, Vice-President, Research & Innovation and Strategic Initiatives, has invited Community Engaged Research (CER) leaders from across the University to engage with their CER faculty colleagues to develop rcommendations for supporting CER at our University. To support this effort Profs. Barbara Fallon, Sherry Fukuzawa, Carmen Logie, Ito Peng, Sali Tagliamonte, and Eve Tuck are hosting a University Forum on June 23rd to listen, share, and learn from CER faculty scholars at U of T and help co-create a roadmap forward.

  • University Forum – Identifying Opportunities to Support Community Engaged Research, June 23rd, 2021 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. This session will provide an opportunity for researchers to share their perspectives on how U of T can best support CER scholars at U of T. Registration & Session Details https://cris.eve.utoronto.ca/home/events/1658
  • A pre-forum Community Engaged Research Problem Tree session, led by Prof. Eve Tuck, will be hosted on June 15th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. to map the challenges of conducting CER at U of T (interest to be indicated on the registration page linked above). Input from these discussions will help to shape both short- and long-term recommendations to the VP, Research & Innovation and Strategic Initiatives for helping our scholars to advance their academic missions and attract support for their research

PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship 2022. 

PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship is intended to provide salary support for a new/mid-career investigator who has demonstrated the ability to successfully complete high impact knowledge translation research. The Fellowship funds, dedicated to salary support, must protect at least 50% of the Fellow’s time to conduct such research. Please note: Knowledge translation must be the fundamental purpose of this Fellowship and must be demonstrated in the application. The funding guidelines are available on their website at Funding Programs - PSI Foundation. Unlike previous years, PSI will be launching the 2022 competition though a Letter of Intent (LOI) process. Please note that for the 2022 competition, applicants are required to submit their applications directly to PSI, not through the institution. They require all applicants to submit the completed LOI directly to PSI via the PSI Online Grants Management System https://psifoundation.smartsimple.ca/  by July 16th, 2021 5pm EST. LOIs will be reviewed by the PSI Grants Committee in August 2021. PSI will invite successful applicants to submit full applications by November 8th, 2021 5pm EST, which will undergo internal review for a final funding decision in December 2021.

May 12, 2021

How to Write a Successful Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Application. 

The Research and Graduate Education Office will be hosting its inaugural Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Information Session on How to Write a Successful Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Application for all UofT Temerty Faculty of Medicine postdoctoral researchers. This year Golnaz Farhat, Grants and Awards Editor, and Dr. Vito Hugo Balasco Serrão, Banting Postdoctural Fellow, will be speaking. Also, opening remarks will be made by Dr. Justin Nodwell, Vice Dean, Research and Graduate Education
For more information about the 2021-22 Banting Postdoctoral program at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, visit our webpage here.
Registration: visit here!
Please note: Zoom details will be provided a few days before the event.
Date: June 15, 2021 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Mitacs Elevate is now accepting applications for postdoc funding 

The call for proposals is now open! Mitacs Elevate is now accepting proposal submissions for two years of postdoc funding valued at $60,000/year plus extensive customized professional development training ($7,500/year non-cash value).
Key deadlines:

  • June 2, 2021 — If applicable, deadline to submit not-for-profit eligibility check or conflict of interest declaration at 5 p.m. PT
  • June 30, 2021 — Deadline to submit full application at 5 p.m. PT

Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc. (AA&MDSIF): Research Grants Program. 

The Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc. (AAMDSIF) is pleased to help researchers dedicated to the study of bone marrow disorders, advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of the following bone marrow disorders in both pedriatric and adult populations:Successful applicants can be funded up to $60,000 for two years ($30,000 each year, with second-year funding pending approved progress in the first year). 
Deadline for LOIs: June 30, 2021; Application deadline: October 16, 2021.

A-T Children's Project: Research Grant Program.

Their greatest interest is in funding translational and clinical research projects, particularly those projects focused on the neurological problems faced by all patients with A-T. They are desperate to deliver new ideas from A-T research with practical relevance for patients into the hands of experts involved in drug discovery and clinical development. They have interest in disease-modifying strategies that would prevent, slow, or stop the progression of the disease as well as symptom-improving strategies that address neural circuit function, immune system health and lung function. One- and two-year proposals are funded up to a maximum total direct cost of US $75,000 per year. Short-term "bridge funding" may very rarely be provided to investigators who are applying for funding from other sources such as the NIH and need interim support while generating preliminary data necessary for their application. We limit this bridge funding support to a maximum of $50,000 and one year. 
Deadline for LOIs: July 1, 2021, Deadline for full applications: September 1, 2021.

May 3, 2021

Announcing the TC3 Fellows Program. 

The TC3 Fellows Program was established to provide financial support for outstanding trainees (MSc, PhD, Postdoc) working on interdisciplinary, collaborative cannabis and cannabinoid-related projects in TC3 member research groups across the University of Toronto and the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network. Funding Amount: $10,000 (Graduate Students) and $30,000 (Postdoctoral Fellows). 

Deadline: May 25, 2021 at noon. 

Join us at the TC3 Launch Research & Networking Symposium.

This symposium will bring together cannabis and cannabinoid researchers and trainees from the University of Toronto and Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network and will provide an opportunity to network, seek new collaborations, build links and share health research findings related to cannabis and cannabinoids. Featuring short talks and a panel session, this research and networking symposium will serve as a platform to highlight our local ecosystem's cannabis and cannabinoid research assets from plant all the way to policy and everything in between. Register now.

Temerty Knowledge Translation Grant: Addressing health inequities in disadvantaged populations. 

We are pleased to announce the 2nd round of the Temerty Knowledge Translation Grant Program to fund collaborative projects led by Temerty Medicine faculty members working with community organizations to address health inequities.  A total of $250,000 is available in this round to fund 1-year grants of up to $100,000. The competition is open to full-time Temerty Medicine faculty members on campus and at hospital-based research institutes affiliated with the University of Toronto. 

Deadline for submission: June 15, 2021.

2021 OBIO Business Development Skills Program. 

OBIO’s Business Development Skills Program provides funding to scaling companies of all sizes to increase their business development bench strength. The program supports companies as they build and enhance critical capabilities in-house by providing mentorship and training for key team members. With OBIO’s health science industry support, employers are able to be more successful in securing ‘sticky’ capital from global investors to grow their businesses and create new jobs. OBIO's goal is for health science companies to grow in Ontario, stay in Ontario and be leaders in the global market. 

Application deadline: May 28, 2021.

The Huntington Society of Canada is pleased to launch the 2021 NAVIGATOR. 

The long standing Navigator Research Program supports HD researchers across Canada. This program supports basic scientific research of direct and immediate relevance to Huntington Disease in Canada with the aim of providing a platform for the recruitment of outstanding investigators to HD research, to facilitate research collaboration nationally and internationally, and to support research that is relevant to other neurodegenerative disorders.  

Deadline for LOIs: May 31, 2021, Deadline for invited full applications: July 9, 2021.

April 14, 2021

Online questionnaire for CIHR research community.  

Dr. Michael Strong, CIHR President, will engage with representatives of the University of Toronto leadership and research community in a virtual meeting in May. In advance of his virtual visit, we are providing the CIHR research community an opportunity to share their comments on some pressing issues available through a questionnaire that we have posted online for your convenience. You can access and complete the questionnaire at: CIHR May 2021 Questionnaire. We ask that you kindly provide your responses no later than 5 pm on Friday, April 23rd, 2021. After the questionnaire closes, we will review and summarize responses and develop feedback for Dr. Strong. Please contact Drew Gyorke if you have any questions at: drew.gyorke@utoronto.ca

NIH New Workshop. 

This session will feature NIH Program Officer, Dr. Dona Love, to provide insights on NIH funding opportunities and the application and peer-review processes. The session will also welcome a panel of campus - and hospital-based researchers who have demonstrated a history of success with NIH proposals. Panelists will share insights, including the intricacies of the NIH peer review process, and also discuss practical tips and strategies that faculty can engage in to enhance their chances of success. 

Date: May 3, 2021, 2:30pm-4:00pm

Fighting Blindness Canada

The goal of the 2021 Research Grant Competition is to fund research that advances Fighting Blindness Canada’s mission to accelerate the development and availability of treatments and cures for blinding eye diseases. The program allows applications from all areas of vision research. The program is open to independent investigators and/or research teams with a principal investigator from a Canadian institution and provides a budget of up to $100,000 a year for up to two years. 

Deadline for Letters of Intent: April 29, 2021, Full applications due July 22, 2021.

NSERC Alliance and Mitacs Accelerate streamlined funding opportunity now available 

NSERC and Mitacs are pleased to build on the success of their existing partnership with a new joint initiative that will support the R&D efforts of Canadian university researchers and their partners, while supporting highly qualified personnel including students and/or postdoctoral fellows. Through NSERC’s Alliance grants and Mitacs’s Accelerate, this new opportunity is available to Canadian researchers through a single application submission and review process. Applicants are invited to include in their Alliance application a request for additional support through Mitacs Accelerate internships as a component of the training of highly qualified personnel.

Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA): HD Human Biology Project

The Human Biology Project was launched in 2013 with the goal of fostering innovative research in collaboration with HD clinics to better understand the biology of Huntington’s disease as it occurs in humans. HDSA encourages researchers to consider one of HDSA’s 54 Centers of Excellence as a potential collaborator, but applicants may propose to work with any HD clinic around the world. Upper amount: $150,000 USD.  

Deadline for Letters of Intent: May 7, 2021; Application deadline: July 9, 2021.

March 23, 2021

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative – 2021 Pilot Grants

The focus of this program is to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses. Appropriate projects for this mechanism include those considered higher risk but with the potential for transformative results. In particular, they encourage applications that propose research to link genetic or other ASD risk factors to molecular, cellular, circuit or behavioral mechanisms and set the stage for development of novel interventions. Pilot Awards Support innovative, high-risk, proposals requesting support for projects or early-stage experiments. The maximum budget is $300,000USD (including 20% indirect costs) for up to 2 years. 

Letter of Intent Deadline: May 6, 2021. Applicants will be notified if they will be invited to full proposal on July 1, 2021.

National Institutes of Health - Funding Announcements

The National Institutes of Health has released the included requests for applications and program announcements.

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs - Funding Opportunities. 

US Department of Defense (DOD) Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) has released funding and pre-funding announcements for the following programs:

  • Multiple Sclerosis Research Program (MSRP)
  • Lupus Research Program (LRP)

Funding Announcements

  • Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP)
  • Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)
  • Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP)

Details on how to apply can be found here.

Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation: Young Investigator Grant. 

The purpose of this Young Investigator Grant is to provide an investigator the opportunity to initiate, continue or complete a project that focuses on either basic or clinical management into the causation, epidemiology, molecular biology, cytogenetics, morphology, prognosis and treatment of the Myelodysplastic Syndromes or related myeloid neoplasms. An investigator, US or International, that is 40 years old or less on the date of application submission is eligible. Upper amount: USD $100,000. Funding may be used towards salary support, technician support, supplies, equipment, travel, etc. necessary for the pursuit of the recipient’s research project. The grant period is from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023. 

Deadline for applications: April 30, 2021.

Action on Hearing Loss (Trading Name of the Royal National Institute for Deaf People ([RNID]). Translational Grant (TRIH Grant). 

The Translational Grant aims to support and accelerate the translation of research discoveries into potential new treatments to protect and regenerate hearing and /or silence tinnitus. It funds projects at both academic institutions and small/medium enterprises in any country. It supports:

  • research with a strong commercial potential that is likely to attract follow-on funding at the conclusion of the grant
  • studies that will facilitate and enable the progression of promising basic research towards testing in clinical trials.

Applicants may be from any country and may be from academic institutions and small/medium enterprises. Grants are up to £100,000 per year, for up to three years. Indirect costs or the salaries of permanent employees will not be funded. 

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: April 9, 2021; Application deadline: June 11, 2021.

March 11, 2021

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative – Human Cognitive and Behavioral Science RFA.

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative is now accepting applications that address foundational knowledge about the neurobehavioral differences associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which will directly inform the development or refinement of tools needed for translational efforts, such as biomarkers and outcome measures. Special emphasis is placed on objective, quantitative measures that may be used in conjunction with standardized clinical measures and genomic information to better triangulate phenotypic and neurobiological variability within and across individuals with ASD. Project budget must be for $750,000 or less, inclusive of 20 percent indirect costs, over a period of up to three (3) year. 

UofT Internal deadline: April 29, 2021; Sponsor deadline: May 3, 2021.

CIHR 2021 Institute Advisory Board (IAB) Membership Renewal Cycle. 

CIHR has launched the 2021 IAB membership cycle. Applications submitted online between now and April 12, 2021 will be considered for the 2021 cycle. During the selection process, each Institute will review the full list of candidates who submitted applications to their IAB to determine which candidates best fill the critical gaps created by turnover, both in expertise and in re-balancing demographic criteria (sex, language, career stage, and geographic and institutional representation). There will be a focus on ensuring that the IAB’s reflect the diversity of Canada and the health research ecosystem at large, and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply to the open call. During this year’s membership cycle, the following Institutes are looking for new members to fill gaps (some gaps have been identified) on their IABs:

National MS Society - RFA: Detecting Multiple Sclerosis Before the Onset of Neurological Deficits.  

The grants are awarded for 2 year for research project to support knowledge generation that will eventually lead to early detection of MS at the individual level multiple sclerosis. The maximum budget is $300,000 USD in direct costs. Town Hall & Q & A Webinar On Wednesday March 17, 2021, Noon EST NMSS will host a Town Hall webinar (register here) where their research staff will describe the intent of the RFA and answer questions. This session will be recorded and posted to the website. For this funding opportunity, a pre-application must be completed and submitted to the Society before the applicant can prepare a full application. Applicants are recommended to submit pre-applications well in advance of the pre-application due date. NMSS will provided notification of approval, disapproval, or the need for changes within two business days of pre-application submission. UofT Internal deadline: April 27, 2021 Full-applications sponsor deadline: April 30, 2021.

National Institutes of Health - Funding Announcements

The National Institutes of Health has released the included requests for applications and program announcements.

MITO2 Inaugural Research Symposium

This research symposium with highlight the importance of mitochondrial medicine and introduce new and exciting areas for mitochondrial research.
When: April 8th & 9th
Event Details & Registration | Mitochondrial Innova (mito2i.ca)

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG): Closing Knowledge Gaps in Osteoarthritis and Osteoarthritis Pain. 

Through this RFP, their intent is to support virtual and potentially live programs and other innovative digital medical education for HCPs. The focus is on Osteoarthritis and Chronic Pain associated with OA and patient-centered standard of care and management including pain and function, the biopsychosocial aspects of the disease, the complexities and challenges of care, and the future of OA/OA pain management. Programs targeted towards reviewing data at virtual or live osteoarthritis, rheumatology, pain, primary care, or other associated medical conferences, including but not limited to OARSI, EULAR, PAINWeek, AAFP, WCO, and ACR are of particular interest, as well as other meaningful education outside of congresses. The typical grant maximum under this RFP will be up to $200,000 USD. However, larger proposals may be considered for funding if they include a broad geographical scope and multiple activities. 

Deadline for applications: March 19 or June 18 or August 20, 2021.

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG): Quality Improvement Grants to Support the Delivery of Gene Therapies to Patients with Rare Disease. 

Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on preparing and/or optimizing multidisciplinary care teams for the integration of gene therapy into the treatment armamentarium for patients with a Rare Disease. Support is available for the development of leadership, best practices, SOP development, site readiness, support and/or training of HCPs within a multidisciplinary team environment to optimize the quality of care for patients who have/will have gene therapy in their treatment armamentarium. Projects that address recombinant adeno-associated virus gene therapy in Rare Disease and are therapeutic area and disease area agnostic (i.e., platform) will be prioritized. Amount: Up to USD $50,000. 

Deadline for applications: June 1, 2021.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF): Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award. 

The intent of the Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award is to enable investigators to collect sufficient preliminary data to determine the best strategies and methods for approaching a major question that ultimately will require assessment through a larger scale research and/or multi-center, collaborative clinical trial. Support may be requested for USD $80,000 annually (plus 12 percent for indirect costs) for up to two years.  

Deadline for Letters of Intent: March 19, 2021; Full application deadline: August 18, 2021.

March 1, 2021


2021 STAR Workshops Series: Registration Open for Workshop 3

Internal Audit - Understanding Research Expenditure Compliance. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 10:00am-11:00am

Presented by:

  • Jeff McIlravey, Manager, Internal Audit
  • Lusine Amirkhanyan, Senior Auditor, Internal Audit

Register now for STAR Workshop #3

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CIHR Webinar - Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot

CIHR will be hosting the following webinar to support participants with the requirements of the funding opportunity “Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot - Information for Applicants” and to answer questions on how to apply.

When: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 13:00 pm ET

Language: English presentation followed by a period of questions and answers in both official languages, English and French

Duration: 90 minutes |. Join

Below is a list of upcoming award nomination deadlines. Please contact Golnaz Farhat if you are interested in nominating for these awards:

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) Pichichero Family Foundation Research Development, Vaccines for Children Initiative Award in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 

The award is intended to support translational and clinical research involving vaccine development and/or pathogenesis or host-pathogen interaction moves the field towards the development of new vaccines and therapeutics. Studies of new uses of existing vaccines (e.g., use in a special population) may also be considered; however, preference will be made for studies that advance new knowledge, new insights into vaccine and immunotherapeutic development, pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions. Research proposals that focus principally on disease surveillance or vaccine attitudes/hesitancy are unlikely to be funded. The Research Award provides USD $50,000 in total costs (inclusive of 8% indirect costs) per year for up to 2 years. Deadline for applications: July 15, 2021.

Angelman Syndrome Foundation, Inc. (ASF) Special Call for Research to Address Gastrointestinal Complications. 

The ASF Scientific Advisory Committee identified the following areas of unmet need in AS research. Priority will be given to the following topics:

  • Projects studying or correcting the heterozygous effect of non-UBE3A genes in deletion.
  • Projects studying the potential results of increasing UBE3A after therapies or for some subtypes of AS.
  • Projects studying delivery of therapies and potential for improvement.
  • Symptomatic therapies that impact the daily life of people with Angelman syndrome and their families.

Proposals that do not address these topics are still welcome and will be given full consideration. Award Amount: up to USD $100,000. Deadline for applications: March 15, 2021.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc. (CCFA): Senior Research Awards. 

The Senior Research Awards objective is to provide established researchers with funds to generate sufficient preliminary data to become competitive for funds from other sources such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Proposal must be relevant to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Crohn's disease and/or ulcerative colitis.Total maximum award per year: USD $115,830 (subject to annual progress report approval). Duration: One to three years. 

Deadline for LOIs: May 5, 2021; Deadline for full proposals: July 20, 2021.


February 11, 2021


CIHR Spring 2021 Project Grant competition update. 

Registration for the Spring 2021 CIHR Project Grant competition opened on February 4, 2021. Registration is due to CIHR by March 4, 2021 and full applications due to CIHR by April 1, 2021. Please find a detailed message from CIHR regarding some changes to the Spring 2021 Project Grant competition. Changes include: Revised Summary of Progress, Removal of Weighted Scores, Use of the Applicant Profile CV for Knowledge Users, Indigenous applicants and International applicants, and ensuring equitable access to research funds.

CIHR Spring 2021 Reviewer in Training program

CIHR has announced the launch of the new Reviewer in Training (RiT) program for the Spring 2021 Project Grant competition. The RiT program expands on and replaces the Observer program to offer Early Career Researchers (ECRs) a learning opportunity to gain a better understanding of the elements of high quality review and the peer review process through direct participation in the Project Grant competition with the support of a Mentor. Applications to the RiT program may be submitted directly to CIHR prior to the application deadline. Full details including the link to apply online can be found here.

Application deadline: February 26, 2021.

Pre-Announcement: CIHR Funding for SARS-CoV-2 Variant Research. 

CIHR would like to provide the research community with information about the upcoming launch of a rapid research response, comprised of three separate but linked initiatives, designed to contribute to global efforts to address SARS-CoV-2 variants. 

  • Initiative 1: Supplementary funding for CIHR funded COVID-19 researchers studying variants
  • Initiative 2: Priority funding of applications focusing on SARS-CoV-2 variants
  • Initiative 3: Funding of a Canadian Network of Networks for SARS-CoV-2 Variant Research

Pre-announcement Informational Page: Web page with further information on the three initiatives, funding amounts and eligibility details.

2021-23 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: Temerty 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 2020. 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 deadline for documentation is March 31, 2021 at 12:00 noon.

MITO2i Together With Its Partners Funds Innovative Projects Accelerating the Field of Mitochondrial Research. 

MITO2i is pleased to announce that 5 Innovation Grants, 2 Post-Doctoral Fellowships and 6 Graduate Student Scholarships will be awarded the funding. 

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG):2021 Global ANGPTL3 ASPIRE

The intent of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to support basic science, pre-clinical research and clinical research through a competitive grants program that advances medical knowledge of the role of ANGPTL3 in health and disease.0.Individual projects requesting up to USD $250,000 will be considered. Pfizer anticipates a total fund of USD $750,000. Research is expected to be completed and submitted for presentation/ publication within 3 years of

Deadline for Letters of Intent: March 12, 2021; Full proposals due: July 2, 2021.

International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF): ET Research Grants. 

The IETF is requesting proposals for grants addressing the nosology, etiology, pathogenesis, treatment or other topics relevant to essential tremor (ET).  In general, each IETF research grant will not exceed $50,000 each for a given year. Institutional indirect costs will not be provided. 

Deadline for applications: February 28, 2021.


January 28, 2021

2021 NSERC CREATE Information Webinar. 

NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program awards grants of up to $1.65M over 6 years for the development of innovative training programs designed to enhance collaboration and facilitate the transition of trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce. In preparation for the next CREATE competition, NSERC will hold an information session via Cisco Webex webinar to provide an overview of the CREATE program and application process. The dates of the sessions are as follows:
English session: February 4th 2021, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET)
French session: February 5th 2021, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Registration is not necessary – anyone can connect using the link provided below.
Webex: https://nsercvideo.webex.com/meet/guy.faubert

Spring 2021 Project Grant Competition: Ask Me Anything. 

CIHR will be hosting “Ask Me Anything” sessions designed to support participants and answer questions about the Spring 2021 Project Grant competition. Questions will be accepted via a Slido question board.
Duration: 90 minutes
English Sessions:
When: Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 15:00 pm ET 
When: Friday, February 5, 2021 at 13:00 pm ET 
French Session
When: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 11:00 am ET -

CIHR/SickKids Foundation: New Investigator Grants in Child and Youth Health, 

New Investigator Grants provide important early career development support to child health researchers. The competition is open to early career investigators from any CIHR eligible institution, who may apply for up to 3 years' support for research in biomedical, clinical, health systems and services, population and public health sectors. Another key support for these investigators has been CIHR’s decision to temporarily "pause the clock” for early career researchers, extending eligibility for one additional year, which also applies to this partnered competition. The maximum amount for a single grant is $300,000 ($100,000 per year for up to 3 years). Deadline for applications: April 20, 2021.

National Institutes of Health - Funding Announcements

The National Institutes of Health has released these requests for applications and program announcements.

Human Frontiers Science Program - Research Grant Program. 

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports innovative basic research that applies novel and interdisciplinary approaches to understand fundamental biological problems and includes scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. Grants are for 3 years and made to international teams of 2 – 4 members who have not collaborated before. The amount is dependent upon team size, up to $465,000 per year for a team of four. 

UofT internal deadline: March 26, 2021: HFSP deadline for LOIs: March 30, 2021.

Canadian Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF): Research And Fellowship Opportunities. 

CAAIF Research Fellowship in Type 2 Inflammation supported by Sanofi Genzyme Canada, Duration: One Year: Amount: $75,000.
Asthma Canada/CAAIF Graduate Student Awards. Duration: One year: Amount: $20,000.

Deadline for submissions: April 26, 2021.

January 12, 2021

Temerty Knowledge Translation Grant development of novel antibody tools for COVID-19 diagnosis or immunotherapies.

These grants are designed to support our researchers in translating fundamental science towards impactful applications in collaboration with a knowledge translation partner.
Value: three thresholds of $25,000, $50,000, and $100,000 per award
Duration: 1 year, with the possibility of an additional 1-year no-cost extension
Application deadline: February 15th
Eligibility: all Temerty Medicine faculty members can apply. A KT partner (e.g. clinical collaborator, industrial partner) must also be included.
Application form for further details and submission process.
Please note that this is the first in a series of Temerty Knowledge Translation Grants. Future calls will be open to any KT-oriented projects or focused on other emerging priority areas.

T-CAIREM Student Opportunities  

T-CAIREM has announced two new programs to introduce U of T undergraduate and medical students to the field of AI in healthcare. T-CAIREM at the University of Toronto is an interdepartmental Centre that serves as a focal point for collaboration between computer scientists, healthcare providers, trainees, medical basic science researchers and industry to advance health through machine learning.
- T-CAIREM 2021 Student Trainee Rounds
Deadlines for Submissions: February 1, 2021
- T-CAIREM 2021 Summer Research Studentship
Application deadline: 5pm February 19, 2021

2021 STAR Workshop Series: Spring Workshops   

The Annual STrengthening Administration of Research (STAR) Conference has been transformed into a series of online workshops that will be held over the course of 2021. 
Join your peers in expanding your knowledge on preparing for audits, the new procurement thresholds, research service vs. collaboration agreements, administering Canada Foundation for Innovation funds, the Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration, and more! 
Workshop #1 - Research Administration Processes: The Impact of COVID-19 
Thursday, January 28, 2021, 10:30-11:30am (Registration for Star Workshop #1)
Presented by: 
Donna Walker, Director, Research Financial Reporting & Audit, Research Oversight & Compliance, VPRI 
Drew Gyorke, Director, Agency and Foundation Funding, Research Services VPRI
Kevin Hamilton, Director, Institutional Initiatives, Research Services, VPRI 
Workshop #2 - Research Procurement Updates
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Presented by Nathan King, Senior Procurement Officer, Procurement Services
(Register now for STAR workshop #2)

To kick start the New Year MITO2i is pleased to invite graduate students and post-doctoral working in all areas of mitochondrial research to participate in our fun and educational Science Communication Workshop and Video Competition. This exciting event will give trainees the chance to learn more about knowledge dissemination and how to effectively share their research to the general public. We are thrilled to announce that Ivan Semeniuk, Science Journalist for The Globe and Mail and who has previously worked for Nature, New Scientist Magazine and the Discovery Channel will be joining MITO2i on January 27th to host a workshop for trainees on science communication. This will be followed by a video tutorial workshop. More information on both workshops can be found below.Trainees will then have the opportunity to create there own 1 minute video describing their research in a fun and engaging way. Prizes will be awarded for the most innovative videos.To register for both workshops please click the links below:
MitoFUTURES Workshop Series- Science Communication | Mitochondrial Innova (mito2i.ca)
MitoFUTURES Workshop Series- Video Tutorial | Mitochondrial Innova (mito2i.ca)