The Funding Opportunities section provides a list of external funding opportunities available to our Researchers, Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows and Undergraduate Students.  If you have any questions regarding external funding opportunities please contact Mike Folinas or Sam D’Alfonso.

All Applicants submitting through the University of Toronto MUST have submitted their application information online via the My Research Applications (MRA) portal.

Additional comprehensive funding opportunities are available here:

Researchers

Alpha Phi Foundation Heart to Heart Grant

The Alpha Phi Foundation has announced their 2021 Heart to Heart grant program.  This program aims to provide $100,000 in grant funding to support innovative research studies and educational programs that inform health care professionals and women about the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease.

Internal Deadline:  October 30, 2020

Sponsor Deadline: November 3, 2020

For more information on this funding opportunity, please click here

Cancer Research Society: Translational Research Partnership Program

The goal of this program is to support collaborative and pivotal translational research projects. Amount: Up to a maximum of $1,500,000 over up to 3 years per project of which up to 50% may come from the Cancer Research Society. Projects must be translational research and may include clinical trial studies, aim the development of a therapeutic and/or novel technologies, and have excellent preliminary data to support the proposed project. Letters of Intent from applicants with high potential projects will be invited to submit an official application for funding, which is then peer-reviewed.

There is no deadline associated with this program.

Canadian Cancer Society - Spark Grants

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Cancer Research (CIHR-ICR), and Brain Canada Foundation (BC) have committed a total of up to $2.4M over one year to jointly fund Spark Grants at up to $150K each, focused on Novel Technology Applications in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection.

 The intent of this program is to “spark” new activity in the development and/or application of truly novel approaches to cancer prevention and early detection. 

 Spark Grants will harness the power of new technologies and interventions to prevent the onset of cancer and/or reduce its severity through early detection when the disease is at its most treatable, including the early detection of recurrence and metastatic spread. Spark Grants will support the development of new partnerships and the exploration of highly novel concepts, involving researchers from any research area, and particularly from non-traditional cancer fields, such as engineering, AI, robotics, physics, nanoscience, statistics, informatics, computer and data sciences, behavioural science, and any other discipline poised to seed the next generation of disruptive technologies in cancer control. These grants are intended to support research that will provide the evidence for future larger grants that will serve as “game-changers” in the way we approach cancer prevention and early detection, disrupting existing methods and displacing the status quo.

Deadlines:

Registration deadline is August 28th, 2020
Full application due date: October 16, 2020 - MRA required

Additional information on this funding opportunity can be found here.

CanCOVID - New Canada-wide COVID-19 collaboration network: Accepting registrations

CanCOVID is an expert network  of Canadian COVID-19 researchers, clinical collaborators, and healthcare stakeholders from across the country. It is accepting registrations from recognized experts in the COVID-19 research and response community, including the following areas:

Diagnostics Vaccines & Therapeutics Modelling
Fundamental Science Clinical trials Cohort studies
Social & behavioural sciences Healthcare Policy decision-making
Indigenous knowledge Medical devices Patient services
Community health    

The CanCOVID network membership is by invitation. To be considered a recognized expert, you must have professional affiliation with a university, hospital, clinic, government office, non-profit association or business. All prospective members will be vetted, including verifying email addresses and professional affiliations.

Post Doctoral and PhD Trainees will qualify for membership ONLY if serving as representatives for faculty supervisors who are actively researching COVID-19, or if they can demonstrate substantial prior research experience on COVID-relevant topics.

Researchers who meet the above criteria can register to join the network at https://cancovid.ca/#join.

Please do not register if you do not meet the above criteria. Limiting membership in this way will enable COVID-19 researchers to focus on critical research without distraction. It will also enable the platform administrators to focus their efforts on supporting core platform activities.

Canada’s Chief Science Officer mandated the creation of CanCOVID to  expedite communication and collaboration between the scientific, healthcare and policy communities during the COVID-19 crisis. The CanCOVID networkis designed to support collaboration, coordination and communication between scientists, clinical collaborators, funding agencies, government policy makers, and healthcare practitioners. CanCOVID is linking up Canada’s research network using Slack, an online messaging and collaboration platform. Volunteers are available to help members who are new to Slack; you can indicate your need for Slack assistance on the registration form.

For more information, visit the CanCOVID website https://cancovid.ca/ or follow us on Twitter @CanCOVID.

CIHR Fall Project Grant Competition

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes by supporting projects or programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.
Research Areas
The Project Grant program is open to applicants in all areas of health research that are aligned with the CIHR mandate: "To excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system". The onus is on the applicant to clearly demonstrate the alignment of the application with CIHR's mandate. All health-related applications, including multidisciplinary applications, are welcome.

Application and Deadline: The application process involves two phases, which includes:

  1. Registration deadline - September 16, 2020 (Applicants are required to register on ResearchNet before they are eligible to submit an application to CIHR. The application stage will open as soon as the registration has been submitted
  2. Full application - Internal Deadline - October 7, 2020 (MRA); Final Deadline - October 15, 2020 (on ResearchNet)

Fall 2020 Project Grant Competition: What's New? CIHR has provided an informational page on the changes to the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Project competitions, in light of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Webinars:

CIHR will be hosting 4 webinars to provide information and answer questions about the upcoming Fall 2020 Project Grant competition:

English Sessions
Duration:
 60 minutes
When: Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. ET Join
When: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET Join

French Sessions
Duration:
 60 minutes
When: Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET Join
When: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. ET Join

Internal Resources:

Summary of CIHR "Ask Me Anything" webinars on 2020 Project competitions

In addition, CIHR has provided an FAQ for the Fall 2020 Project Grant competitions on its website.

Additional information about the program can be found on the UofT webpage or the CIHR webpage.

CIHR - Implementation Science Teams - Strengthening Pandemic Preparedness in Long-Term Care Funding Opportunity

Led by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), this funding opportunity will provide research funding to Implementation Science Teams to support evidence-informed implementation of a suite of promising practice interventions and policy options within and across Long-Term Care (LTC) and retirement homes in Canada, and to rigorously evaluate the process, outcomes and/or impacts of the interventions.

To ensure LTC and retirement homes are prepared for future potential pandemic outbreaks, CFHI and CPSI have identified a suite of six promising practices and policy options that can be implemented now to mitigate a repeat of the devastating effects caused in some homes by the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. To support the implementation of these promising practices and policy interventions across facilities, CFHI and CPSI launched an initiative called LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together in July 2020, which involves LTC and retirement homes across Canada self-assessing against the six promising practices, setting goals for improvement, receiving support to achieve the goals, and assessing progress towards the goals.

Implementation Science Teams (ISTs) will work in partnership with LTC and/or retirement homes through the LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together program to support the evidence-informed implementation of CFHI/CPSI’s promising practice and/or policy interventions and to rigorously evaluate the outcomes and impacts of the interventions.

Note: Social sciences and humanities researchers are also encouraged to apply and contribute their expertise to this initiative.

Value: Up to $150,000

Duration: Up to 1 year

In order to be eligible to submit a full application, all applicants are required to register their intent to apply by September 14, 11:59pm ET. Registration to apply and full applications will be uploaded and processed through the CFHI Program Portal.

  • MRA (internal) deadline: September 28, 2020, 5:00pm ET.
  • Application deadline: September 30, 2020, 11:59pm ET.
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision and funding start: November 1, 2020.

For further information regarding this funding opportunity, including details on LTC homes already registered to participate, please contact Lindsay Yarrow at: LTC-SLD@cfhi-fcass.ca.

CRIS Supports for Adapting Research During COVID-19

CRIS Spotlight: Resources for Researchers during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

In preparation for the 2020-21 academic year, the Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) has developed new supports for researchers adapting their research programs during COVID-19:  

Spotlight Resource Pages:
In addition, CRIS has begun to develop resource pages for the research & innovation community on issues that have emerged during COVID-19:
• CRIS Spotlight on Working Securely: Remote Data Collection & Storage
• CRIS Spotlight on Virtual Research Events and Conferences
• CRIS Spotlight on Resources for Conducting COVID-19 Research 

To stay informed about the lastest resources, subscribe to our CRIS mailing list.

Cyclica Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) - Call for Proposals to Accelerate Small Molecule Drug Discovery

Cyclica’s aims to empower academic research experts with computational medicinal chemistry technologies to accelerate small molecule drug discoveries. Cyclica’s technology is disease agnostic and they welcome all labs that work on small molecule drug discovery to apply.

Each successful applicant will be offered one of two awards to support small molecule design or screening efforts. 

Cyclica Academic Partnership Program goal is to bring small molecules from the bench to bedside faster. They believe CAPP will help achieve this mission by:

Accelerating Publications that will contribute to better understanding of diseases and therapeutic opportunities Advancing Commercialization Opportunities by bringing novel
therapeutics to clinical settings faster

For Program information: https://www.cyclicarx.com/capp?utm_source=LinkedIn&utm_medium=Organic&utm_campaign=CAPP-announcement

Ligand Design Award

Generate novel compounds with desired ADMET properties that are specific to your target(s) of interest while avoiding anti-target(s) 
Please see the link for Application: https://www.cyclicarx.com/ligand-design-award-form

Ligand Express Award

Screen existing compounds for mechanisms of action, ADMET predictions, or repurposing opportunities
Please see the link for Application: https://www.cyclicarx.com/ligand-express-award-form

Fall 2020 Cohort Deadline: Oct 31st, 2020.
Only submit non-confidential information. Contact your commercialization manager (IPO) with any concerns.

Design Nexus Research and Innovation Workshop

A research and innovation workshop is being organized to bring together researchers from across the university to support visioning for the Design Nexus initiative. If you would like to receive information about the upcoming workshop, please complete this form. 

The Design Nexus is envisioned as a cohesive tri-campus strategic cluster that will advance and integrate interdisciplinary approaches for Translation, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.  The goal of Design Nexus is to address innovation gaps by:

  • coordinating resources and curriculum;
  • sharing best-practices and expertise; and
  • providing development support for researchers, students, funded projects, and experiential learning programs across the university, early-stage UTE start-ups, and the broader innovation community
Employment and Social Development Canada – Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program – Grants

In 2015, Canada and all other United Nations Member States, committed to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eliminate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity by the year 2030.  Applications are currently being accepted, on an ongoing basis, from organizations interested in receiving up to $100,000 in grant funding from the SDG Funding Program for projects that are up to 12 months in duration.
Sponsor Deadline: Ongoing

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Research Teams and Training

The Division of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, will hold an information session on integrating equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) principles into the management of research teams and research training activities. Topics covered will include an overview of EDI and systemic barriers; concrete practices for promoting EDI in recruitment, team management, and HQP training; and guidance on effectively addressing EDI considerations in research funding applications.

Date and Time: Friday, September 25, 2020, 1:00–2:30 pm (online via MS Teams)

Presenter: Andrea Gill, Research Equity & Diversity Strategist, Division of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation

Registration is required: Please register through the Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) website at the following link: https://cris.eve.utoronto.ca/home/events/898.  

Federal COVID-19 Immunity Task Force Seeks Information on COVID-19 Studies

The COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) has announced a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) for population-based studies that will report novel data relating to COVID-19 infection and immunity in three types of COVID-19 “hot spots”: i) geographic areas; ii) long-term care facilities; and iii) occupation groups (excluding health care workers in acute care settings and prison/correctional officers). Studies focusing on these “hot spots” are expected to provide a more in-depth understanding of the dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 infection and immunity in high- versus low-risk communities and/or prospectively evaluate interventions to decrease risk of infection in these settings. The CITF intends to fund multiple studies in each “hot spot” category that meet or exceed expectations related to scientific value, community/stakeholder engagement, and policy relevance. An overall funding envelope of up to $30 million is available.

Expressions of Interest are expected to:

  • Focus on only one of the three “hot spot” areas defined above;
  • Demonstrate active engagement of relevant stakeholders in the community(ies) within the “hot spot”, from inception through to dissemination of the research;
  • Draw on measures of COVID-19 immunity (serological, cellular, salivary) and also acute infection (RTPCR/NAATs);
  • Consider a range of relevant independent variables that determine individual, household, and/or workplace risks or protective factors;
  • Be innovative, interdisciplinary and of high scientific quality;
  • Be carried out within a 12-18-month time horizon.

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for submission of Expression of Interest: September 21, 2020
Proposal Development Workshop (by invitation): Week of October 5, 2020
Full proposal deadline: October 12, 2020
Review of proposal completed: October 19, 2020
Submission of revised full proposal: October 26, 2020
Funding Announcement: Week of November 10
MRA* deadline for UofT applicants: September 18, 2020

*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.

Useful Links:
Funding Opportunity Details: Full details on the Expression of Interest, including expected research areas, preliminary application details and expected key dates.
Expression Of Interest Application Form: Application form for submission of Expression On Interest.
EOI Form Submission Page: For Submission of completed Expression Of Interest form.

Fulbright Canada research opportunities at US institutions

The 2021-2022 Fulbright Canada Research Chair Program is accepting applications from academics and professionals through November 15th, 2020

These grants support research with colleagues at institutions across the US for a 4 to 9-month period. Opportunities include: 

Humanities and Social Sciences

Research Chair in Aboriginal/Indigenous Cultures, Sovereignties, and Languages, University of Arizona
Research Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences, The Citadel
Research Chair in Social Sciences, University of Hawai‘i at M?noa

Canadian Studies
Distinguished Chair in Québec Studies, State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

Science & Technology
Research Chair in Computers, Science, and Engineering, Florida Polytechnic University
Environmental & Arctic Studies

Research Chair in Arctic Studies, Dartmouth College
Research Chair in Arctic Studies, University of Washington
Research Chair in Climate Change, Air Quality, and Atmospheric Chemistry, Univ. of California, Irvine

Health
Research Chair in Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Policy/Law & Governance
Distinguished Chair in International Area Studies, Yale University
Research Chair in Canada-U.S. Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Research Chair in Military Social Work, University of Southern California
Research Chair in Peace and War Studies, Norwich University
Research Chair in Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California

Field Open
Research Chair (field open), University of California, Santa Barbara Research Chair (field open), Vanderbilt University

Eligibility requirements
Eligibility for these awards require the candidate to meet the minimum requirements mentioned below:

Have Canadian citizenship (Permanent residence is not sufficient) and not dual US citizenship. Hold a PhD or equivalent professional training or experience/terminal degree as appropriate.  Be proficient in English.

Applications are made directly to the sponsor. For an overview of the application process and full list of opportunities, please see: https://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-scholars/visiting-chairs-program/how-to-apply

Detailed Eligibility requirements are available here.

The sponsor will hold a webinar on September 23, 2020, 2pm ET on how to prepare a successful application. Please register online here.

International Doctoral Cluster (IDC) Applications

An International Doctoral Cluster (IDC) is a research and doctoral education arrangement in a well-defined area/topic of research that brings together, through in-person and virtual activities, a critical mass of complementary talent (PIs, PDFs and graduate students).  An IDC is a partnership between faculty and trainees at U of T and international partner institutions (academic/corporate/NGO etc.) in the form of an alliance that is more than the sum of its parts.

We are inviting IDC proposals which support cross-disciplinary and cross-border collaborations to catalyze new ideas and transformational innovations.

Taking into account the changing ways in which collaborative research is being conducted, the IDC program will give strong consideration to proposals that aim to develop robust international research and training opportunities and networks through a combination of in-person, virtual, and other novel approaches to global collaborations.

Funding and Duration:

  • The Office of the Vice-President International (OVPI) and the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) will together provide one third of the budget, up to a maximum of $33,000 CAD/year for the associated mobility costs for U of T students, PDFs, and faculty, for up to 3 years initially.  The IDC will be subjected to an internal review and if there is a good case to be made for a longer period of funding, could be renewed for a maximum of two further years.
  • The funding may also be used to cover the costs of novel virtual approaches to global collaborations, such as the use of online communication platforms, virtual workshops and lab group meetings, virtual journal clubs, and online open access lab notebooks.  Please contact OVPI for more information/questions concerning this.
  • PIs should secure the remaining 2/3rd from within and beyond the University (e.g. Tri-Agency, industry, philanthropy, etc.).

Application Deadline: February 15, May 15, September 15, and December 15.
Notification to Successful Applicants: Decisions will be communicated within 8 weeks of submission.
Eligibility: U of T applicants must have a faculty appointment with U of T and be eligible to hold research funding.

Selection Criteria:
   1. Proposed academic case including research strength, design, and rationale
   2. Engagement of a critical mass of PIs at U of T & overseas and complementarity amongst all co-PIs

   3. Proposed implementation plan, including for graduate training
   4. Novelty of approaches used in implementation plan
   5. Desired outcomes: knowledge transfer, attract top global talent, multidisciplinary global knowledge networks
   6. Funding: leverage larger sources of external funding to sustain partnership
   7. Enhance global exposure of U of T community


For more information on this call, including detailed instructions on how to submit a proposal, please see the funding opportunities page.

Contact: Skandha Sunderasen, International Strategic Partnerships Officer (s.sunderasen@utoronto.ca) for any questions about the IDC call and to submit IDC applications.
MDC - Psychiatry Consortium: Validation of Novel Molecular Drug-targets

The Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC), representing a consortium of charities and global pharmaceutical companies (“Psychiatry Consortium”), is looking for proposals that focus on the validation of novel molecular drug-targets.

The Psychiatry Consortium will work collaboratively with successful researchers to develop the projects and provide, in addition to project funding, access to drug-discovery expertise, drug-discovery capabilities through specialised Partner Organisations, commercial know-how, and project management resources.

Scope
The Psychiatry Consortium is seeking project proposals which focus on the validation of novel molecular drug-targets for the following mental health conditions:
psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, stress-related disorders, PTSD, OCD, autism spectrum disorders as well as psychiatric symptoms associated with dementia and other cognitive disorders

The Psychiatry Consortium intend to fund projects which:

  • show some evidence that links the molecular target to human disease and of the target modulation having a therapeutic effect, which can be further developed or validated
  • will enable tools for target validation e.g. through optimisation of existing tool compounds to improve selectivity, potency, bioavailability

Funding
Projects will be expected to last up to 3 years and the total eligible funding will be between £200,000 and £1,000,000, depending on the specific requirements of each project.

Application Process
The call for applications for project funding will run twice per year;

For 2020 the call dates will be:

  • Call 3 Open: October 5th | Deadline: November 20th

Before submitting your application, please read their Terms and Conditions. You may also find their FAQs useful.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://psychiatryconsortium.org/call-for-proposals/
Projects seeking to identify target modulation biomarkers relevant to disease will also be in scope.

National Research Council of Canada: The Pandemic Response Challenge Program - Call for Expression of Interest

The Pandemic Response Challenge Program is currently structured around four main research areas:

  • Rapid detection and diagnosis
  • Therapeutics and vaccine development
  • Digital health

Purpose: This program will build teams to address challenges requiring further research and development for solutions to meet COVID-19 related needs. The NRC will build these teams drawing on internal-to-government capacity and academic researchers who register using the button below to indicate their interest, and related areas of expertise and capabilities.

The NRC will receive $15M to form dedicated teams to address challenges in the areas of greatest research and development (R&D) need in the fight against COVID-19. The NRC Pandemic Response Challenge Program will accelerate the development of diagnostics and medical countermeasures for a rapid front-line response to protect and treat Canadians. This national vehicle will convene the best Canadian and international researchers from academia and small and medium-sized businesses to collectively accelerate R&D to address specific COVID-19 gaps and challenges as identified by Canadian health experts. 

Researchers at Canadian and international universities, government departments, colleges, and highly innovative firms with relevant expertise can now register their interest to work with NRC on these challenges by Registering via the link below.

On that linked page, you will be asked to identify your primary area of interest.  Please note that, as a 'radio button,' you can only select one Challenge area at a time.

Funding is available to help cover the costs of research for academic institutions, small and medium-sized businesses, and other eligible recipients participating in the challenge teams. Over the coming weeks, NRC will post the specific R&D challenges,  send information to registered researchers, and invite them to indicate the expertise and capabilities they can bring to a team.

https://nrc.canada.ca/en/research-development/research-collaboration/programs/expression-interest-challenge-program-collaboration

Additional Information and Submission Guide

For more information about the different research areas for the NRC Pandemic Response Challenge, please visit the program website

In order to manage the University's response to the COVID-19 Challenge, please confirm your registration via a courtesy email to strat.initiatives@utoronto.ca identifying the Challenge stream to which you have registered.  As with other Challenges in relation to COVID-19, this is a rapidly evolving real-world situation, so please be patient as NRC finalizes program details.

New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration 2020

The 2020 Exploration competition of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) program is now open.

NFRF Exploration:  Overview
Open to researchers at all career stages, the objective of Exploration is to provide researchers with an opportunity to conduct high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research not available through funding opportunities currently offered by SSHRC, NSERC, or CIHR.   

Value: Up to $125,000 per year over 1 or 2 years (includes $25,000/year indirect costs).

Application process: 

Notice of Intent:
Applicants complete a mandatory Notice of Intent (sponsor deadline August 18th, 2020) followed by a Full application (internal deadline - October 13, 2020 by noon; sponsor deadline October 20th, 2020). 

Full Application
The submission deadline to the agency is October 20, 2020 (at 8 p.m. Eastern Time)
Competition documents are available on our website and, like the previous stage, the full application will have to be submitted using the Convergence Portal.

Eligibility: to encourage projects that push the boundaries of interdisciplinarity, proposals must be submitted by research teams composed of at least two individuals.This minimum applies to all stages of the competition – NOI and Full application. Projects must meaningfully engage members of underrepresented groups within the research team, and are expected to integrate sex and gender in their research designs, when appropriate.

The NOI and Full application are completed on the Convergence Portal, which is now open.

Additional Information
Details about Exploration are available on the NFRF website. 
NFRF Program contact: NFRF-FNFR@chairs-chaires.gc.ca

Webinar
Recordings

Webinar slides, recordings, U of T Tips, and Checklist are available below:

  • An NOI Tips and Checklist prepared by Research Services
  • NOI Recordings and slides from the SSHRC Webinars held on July 7th, 2020

English

French
Recording  Recording

Slides

Slides
  • NOI Convergence walkthrough recordings (English version  Password: AhKJ3wdu, French version  Password: Ep7mQjJ6)
  • Full application walk through on Convergence Portal recordings:

English

French
Recording  Recording

Password: jF9wTCmS

Password: sPc9BmfC
NIH POCTRN: Fast-Track Program for COVID-19 Test Development and Distribution

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is urgently soliciting proposals and can provide up to $500M across multiple projects to rapidly produce innovative SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests that will assist the public’s safe return to normal activities. Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx), is a fast-track technology development program that leverages the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Point-of-Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN). RADx will support novel solutions that build the U.S. capacity for SARS-CoV-2 testing up to 100-fold above what is achievable with standard approaches. RADx is structured to deliver innovative testing strategies to the public as soon as late summer 2020 and is an accelerated and comprehensive multi-pronged effort by NIH to make SARS-CoV-2 testing readily available to every American.

NIBIB  is providing substantial support to accelerate the development, validation, and commercialization of innovative point-of-care and home-based tests, as well as improvements to  clinical laboratory tests, that can directly detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. NIBIB will support the full range of product development including commercialization and product distribution.

Design features might include technical innovations that:

  • Improve analytical performance, e.g., sensitivity, specificity, dynamic range, limit of detection, reliability, accuracy, speed (time to test result) and throughput
  • Enhance operational performance through, e.g., development of a patient- and user-friendly design, use of alternative sampling strategies (e.g., saliva, exhaled breath), integration with mobile-devices, designs for home-based use or strategies to overcome bottlenecks with current testing approaches
  • Improve access and reduce the cost of testing

Application Process:

Project proposals will be accepted through the online RADx portal on a rolling basis and will be reviewed within a week of receipt. 

Based on meritorious review, RADx will select projects for a 3-phase process (Phases 0, 1 and 2). Each phase will have a budget and deliverables that must be reached to move to the next phase.

  • Phase 0: Work Package Development. An external expert panel will rapidly review all project proposals submitted to RADx for program suitability and technology readiness level. Following review, if NIH accepts a project into the RADx program, project teams will initiate Phase 0, a “deep dive” with content and commercialization experts that produces a customized one- or two-phase work package.  Awards of up to $25,000 will be provided to cover the approximately one week participation in the RADx deep dive. Based on the results of this deep dive, a subset of projects will be selected for progression to Phase 1. More advanced approaches with higher technology readiness levels will be selected for acceleration directly to Phase 2.
  • Phase 1: Work Package #1. Once NIH approves a project for entry into phase 1, funding will be provided immediately to allow work to begin. Depending on the structure of the work package, some funding may be dependent on successful achievement of interim milestones. The awarded budget will be sufficient to address gating risks identified in Phase 0 on a maximally accelerated timetable. In-kind support may be provided in technical, clinical, manufacturing, and regulatory domains. Depending on the milestones that must be met, project budgets are expected to range from $500,000 to millions of dollars.
  • Phase 2: Work Package #2. The awarded milestone-driven budget will be sufficient to enable full product deployment on a maximally accelerated timeline. Additional accelerating resources will be made available through partnerships established by NIH and in-kind support provided by NIH and RADx.  For projects that meet all milestones toward product distribution, budgets of tens of millions of dollars are anticipated. NIH will negotiate cost sharing with for-profit institutions as appropriate.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.poctrn.org/radx

FAQs about this program can be found here.

NIH Various Opportunities

The National Institutes of Health has released the following requests for applications and program announcements:
Advanced Development of Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research and Management (U24)
(RFA-CA-20-009) Submission Deadlines: November 18, 2020

Assessing the Effects of Cannabinoids on HIV-Induced Inflammation (R01) (RFA-DA-20-022) 
Application Receipt Date(s): AIDS Application Due Dates

Biomedical Knowledgebase (U24)
(PAR-20-097) Submission Deadline: September 25, 2020; January 25, 2021; September 24, 2021

Building in vivo Preclinical Assays of Circuit Engagement for Application in Therapeutic Development (R01) (PAR-19-289).
Submission Deadline: Standard deadline dates apply.

Clinical Characterization of Cancer Therapy-induced Adverse Sequelae and Mechanism-based Interventional Strategies (R01) (PAR-19-325)
Submission Deadlines:  September 30, 2020.

Clinical Studies of Mental Illness (R01) (PAR-19-297)
Submission Deadline: Standard dates apply

Clinical Characterization of Cancer Therapy-induced Adverse Sequelae and Mechanism-based Interventional Strategies (R01) (PAR-19-325)
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Data Coordinating Center for Multi-Site Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials (Collaborative U24) (PAR-19-330).
Submission Deadline: October 14, 2020.

Data Coordinating Center for Multi-Site Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials (Collaborative U24 Clinical Trial Required) (PAR-19-330).
Submission Deadlines: October 14, 2020.

Development of Medications to Prevent and Treat Opioid Use Disorders and Overdose (UG3/UH3)
(PAR-20-092).
Submission Deadlines: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, beginning on February 24 , 2020.  

Development of Innovative Informatics Methods and Algorithms for Cancer Research and Management (R21) (RFA-CA-20-007). Submission Deadlines : November 18, 2020

Early-Stage Development of Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research and Management (U01)
(RFA-CA-20-008) Submission Deadline: November 18, 2020

Ethical Issues in Translational Science Research (R01) (RFA-TR-20-001)
Application Receipt Date(s): October 6, 2020, and October 6, 2021

Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decisional Processes in Cancer Control (PAR-20-034).
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates apply.

Genetic Architecture of Mental Disorders in Ancestrally Diverse Populations (U01) (PAR-20-026).
Application Receipt Date(s): September 15, 2021

Genetic Architecture of Mental Disorders in Ancestrally Diverse Populations (Collaborative U01)(PAR-20-027).
Application Receipt Date(s): September 15, 2021

Grand Opportunity in Medications Development for Substance-Use Disorders (U01) (PAR-19-327).
Submission Deadline: on a rolling basis, beginning on August 26, 2019

Grand Opportunity in Medications Development for Substance-Use Disorders (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) (PAR-19-327).
Submission Deadlines: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, beginning on August 26, 2019

Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research (R01) (PAR-20-031)
Application Receipt Date(s): November 30, 2020; November 30, 2021

Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research (R03) (PAR-20-032)
Application Receipt Date(s): November 30, 2020

Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research (R21) (PAR-20-033)
Application Receipt Date(s): November 30, 2020;

Heart, Lung, and Blood Co-morbiditieS Implementation Models in People Living with HIV (HLB SIMPLe) (UG3/UH3) (RFA-HL-20-025).
Application Receipt Date(s): Only accepting applications for the AIDS Application Due Date(s)

Heart, Lung, and Blood Co-morbiditieS Implementation Models in People Living with HIV (HLB-SIMPLe) Research Coordinating Center (U24) (RFA-HL-20-026)
Application Receipt Date(s): Only accepting applications for the AIDS Application Due Date(s)

Integrative Research on Polysubstance Abuse and Disorder (R61/R33)(PAR-20-035)
Application Receipt Date(s): November 17, 2020, March 17, 2021

International Research in Infectious Diseases (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(PAR-20-108) Submission Deadlines: July 15, 2021; July 15 2022

Mechanisms of Mycobacterial-Induced Immunity in HIV-Infected and/or Uninfected Individuals to Inform Innovative Tuberculosis Vaccine Design (R01) (PAR-19-307)
Submission Deadline: January 14, 2021

Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSCs) as Potential Therapeutic Targets in TB/HIV (R21)(PAR-19-364).
Only accepting applications for the AIDS Application Due Dates

Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSCs) as Potential Therapeutic Targets in TB/HIV (R01) (PAR-19-357).
Submission Deadline: AIDS Application Due Dates

NCI Clinical and Translational Exploratory/Developmental Studies (R21) (PAR-19-356)
Submission Deadline: October 20, 2020

Neural Regulation of Cancer (R01) (PAR-19-353)
Submission Deadline: October 21, 2020

Neural Regulation of Cancer (R21) (PAR-19-354)
Submission Deadline: October 21, 2020;

NIA Multi-site Clinical Trial Implementation Grant (R01)  (PAR-19-302)
Submission Deadline: Standard dates apply

Non-Invasive Neurostimulation in AD/ADRD (R01) (PAR-19-298)
Submission Deadline: Standard dates apply

Program to Assess the Rigor and Reproducibility of Extracellular Vesicle-Derived Analytes for Cancer Detection (R01) (PAR-20-053)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates apply

Small Research Grant Program for the Next Generation of Clinical Researchers in AD/ADRD Research: Area of Focus Archiving and Leveraging Existing Data Sets for Analyses (R03) (PAS-19-391)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates apply

Small Research Grant Program for the Next Generation of Clinical Researchers in AD/ADRD Research: Area of Focus Basic Science (R03) (PAS-19-392)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates apply.

Small Research Grant Program for the Next Generation of Clinical Researchers in AD/ADRD Research: Area of Focus Systems Biology (R03) (PAS-19-393)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates apply

Stimulating Innovations in Behavioral Intervention Research for Cancer Prevention and Control (R21) (PAR-19-309)
Submission Deadline: Standard dates apply

Sustained Support for Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research and Management (U24)
(RFA-CA-20-010) Submission Deadline: November 18, 2020

Transgender People: Immunity, Prevention, and Treatment (R21) (PAR-20-054)
Application Receipt Date(s): May 11, 2021

Utilizing Invasive Recording and Stimulating Opportunities in Humans to Advance Neural Circuitry Understanding of Mental Health Disorders (R01) (RFA-MH-20-350)
Application Receipt Date(s): October 9, 2020; June 10, 2021

Utilizing Invasive Recording and Stimulating Opportunities in Humans to Advance Neural Circuitry Understanding of Mental Health Disorders (R21) (RFA-MH-20-351)
Application Receipt Date(s): October 9, 2020; June 10, 2021

Visit here to see the National Institutes of Health’s recently released requests for applications and program announcementsFor more information on NIH application and the submission process, please visit the University’s Research Funding Opportunities found here.

NSERC Alliance grants: Canada’s Research Partnerships Program

NSERC is pleased to announce that Alliance grants are now open for all Option 1 requesting more than $20,000 annually from NSERC, and Option 2 applications requesting over $30,000 and up to $100,000 annually from NSERC.  For Option 2, the number of applications from each applicant (as principal investigator or as co-applicant) will be limited to one within a 12-month period. As with the staged Option 1 introduction in 2019, the full range of Option 2 applications will be accepted only at some point in future. Alliance Option 2 applications will be evaluated in two stages. Complete applications will be submitted to a multidisciplinary and multisectoral selection committee that will assess whether the higher NSERC contribution (associated with Option 2) is justified. The selection committee will meet on a quarterly basis, starting in the Spring of 2020. If selected, applications will then proceed to the second step for review of overall merit, similar to Option 1. NSERC personnel have been invited to present a workshop on optimizing Alliance applications on the downtown St. George campus in late March 2020. Details of this visit will be shared in a subsequent Research Alert.

For full details about Alliance grants and how to apply, please visit: http://www.research.utoronto.ca/research-funding-opportunities/natural-sciences-and-engineering-research-council-of-canada-alliance-grants/

Please consult the Alliance Latest News page and the updated Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Natural Sciences and Engineering and Research Council of Canada - Alliance grants and Ontario Centres of Excellence - Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP): Partnership

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering and Research Council of Canada (NSERC) are announcing a new partnership that will expand opportunities for Ontario’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop and commercialize technical innovations by supporting R&D collaborations between Ontario's industry and publicly funded post-secondary institutions.

Building on a long-standing relationship, the OCE-NSERC partnership will create a streamlined application process to provide better value to Ontario-based researchers and SMEs, enabling “one stop” access to provincial and federal collaborative R&D funding programs. This collaboration between two leading innovation partners is designed to help SMEs more effectively access the expertise in Ontario’s colleges and universities to develop innovative products, drive economic growth, and deepen connections between innovators across the province.

This partnership provides applicants with the option to apply to OCE’s Voucher for Innovation and Productivity program and NSERC’s Alliance programs through a single joint application. By leveraging provincial and federal funding to support collaborative R&D projects that will maximize commercialization outcomes in Ontario, this partnership provides a unique opportunity to accelerate the development of emerging technologies from Ontario’s post-secondary institutions into the next generation of products and services for local and international markets.

  • Open to Ontario-based SMEs only (< 500 employees worldwide);
  • 12-month maximum project term;
  • Up to $15K SME direct cash contribution to the University research (minimum $10K);
  • Single application process, managed by OCE;
  • SME’s $15K yields $30K (2:1) from OCE plus $30K (2:1) from NSERC, for a max $75K cash budget.

For detailed program and application information, please visit: https://research.utoronto.ca/funding-opportunities/db/natural-sciences-and-engineering-and-research-council-canada-alliance

NSERC Discovery Grant

NSERC has announced the process for the NSERC Discovery Grant program.  This involves a two phased application process, which includes:

  1. A mandatory Notice of Intent form (now available through the NSERC Research Portal
  2. Full application (only available when the mandatory Notice of Intent form has been submitted) - November 2, 2020, 8pm (ET)

In order to apply for a Discovery Grant in November 2020 an applicant MUST complete and submit an online Notice of Intent by August 4, 2020, 8pm (ET)

NSERC will not accept any NOI after the deadline and an MRA is not required at NOI stage and is only required for your full application.

For additional information on the memo to potential applicants and the Discovery Grant program.

Webinars:

 

How to complete an application

(English session)

Comment remplir une demande

(French session)

Dates

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Time

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (ET)

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Open to

Members of the research community across Canada

Members of the research community across Canada

Links

Live Q&A for September 24, 2020

Live Q&A for September 22, 2020

Resources:

Memo to Potential Applicants – Notification of Intent to Apply for a Discovery Grant – 2021 Competition
Instructions for Completing the Notification of Intent to Apply for a Discovery Grant
Canadian Common CV – How to Complete NSERC’s Version

NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I)

Offered four times per year, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) accepts applications for its “Idea to Innovation” (I2I) program, for the purpose of accelerating pre-competitive technologies for transfer to a Canadian company. Successful applicants receive awards of up to $125,000 for each phase of their commercialization project, with additional funding available as the project progresses.

Deadlines:
Offered 4 times per year, January, March, June and September.
Current competition - September 28, 2020

*Internal Application Deadlines will be 10 days prior to the sponsor deadlines

All projects must be based on inventions disclosed and assigned to the University, and should be managed in conjunction with the Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) – the Innovations team in particular can assist with development of the Commercialization Plan, and can also assist in determining the appropriate Phase for your project.

For more information, please contact IPO's intake email innovations.partnerships@utoronto.ca or visit NSERC's website at: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/I2I-INNOV_eng.asp. .

NSERC Research Tools and Instruments

Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants foster and enhance the discovery, innovation and training capability of university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering by supporting the purchase of research equipment.

The RTI grants program provides the primary avenue for university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering to obtain up to $150,000 in support for research tools and instruments with a net cost between $7,001 and $250,000.

Deadlines: Internal Deadline - October 19, 2020 (MRA Required); Sponsor Deadline - October 26, 2020 


Webinar:

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.

We ask that you please view the pre-recorded videos prior to attending a live Q&A session, as the material presented in the videos will not be repeated.

In order to prepare, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the following documents:

RTI program description which includes the Peer Review Manual and Frequently Asked Questions Instructions for Completing an RTI Application

Additional information about the program can be found on UofT Research Funding Database or NSERC RTI webpage.
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) - Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is seeking proposals for community-led projects that implement and evaluate culturally responsive programs that promote mental health and address its determinants for Black Canadians. This solicitation will aim to generate or synthesize knowledge and to mobilize that knowledge in order to raise awareness of the unique needs of diverse communities and build greater capacity to respond to these needs and address barriers.

Funding information:

Maximum Amount:$200,000/year; $240,000/year for projects addressing syndemics between mental health and sexually transmitted and blood borne infection Duration:Up to 2 years

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for full application: 3:00pm EST, October 22, 2020 (MRA required)
Funding start date: March 2021

 


Useful Links:
Promoting Health Equity: Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund: Full details on the opportunity, including application criteria, guidelines and deadlines

SOSCIP COVID-19 Response - Call for Applications

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario-based industries and academic institutions are coming together to form strategies and provide support to fight this ongoing global crisis. As such, the work that needs to be done in advanced manufacturing, bioinformatics, molecular modelling, vaccine development and epidemiology demands considerable computational capacity.

The SOSCIP COVID-19 Response aims to provide rapid access to high-performance computing (HPC) resources on their advanced computing platforms. Through industry-academic partnerships, compute space for collaborators committed to responding to COVID-19 will be fast-tracked, and successful applicants will be rapidly launched onto the compute systems.

SOSCIP COVID-19 Response Details
Include a brief description of

  • Your COVID19 solution,

  • Your compute needs,

  • Your organization,

  • Your academic / industry partner.

Contact SOSCIP: covid.response@soscip.org

If your application is eligible, they will send you a formal application form for you to fill out.

For complete program information, please visit: https://www.soscip.org/covid19/#

Please note:  As indicated above, the applicant must also upload and submit the application through the university's My Research Application (MRA) System. The MRA approval process should be started well in advance in parallel to ensure a successful submission since it can take several business days to complete the approval process.

SSHRC Insight Grant competition

SSHRC has now updated the Insight Grant competition guidelines for the 2020 competition. Insight Grants support long-term research initiatives in the social sciences and humanities. They offer awards from $7,000 to $400,000 over 2 to 5 years, with a maximum annual budget of $100,000. Funding is available to emerging and established scholars for projects conducted by an individual researcher or team of researchers.

For further information, and the link to the application form, see the SSHRC Insight Grant funding opportunity description (you will also find a link to the IG application instructions, so please refer to them when completing the application).

***Please note:  that the final SSHRC deadline for this 2020 IG competition, October 1st,   is earlier than in the past, so the following Research Services internal deadlines are in response to that:

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 (9 am) - receipt of approved MRA
Monday, September 28, 2020 (9 am) - online submission of final SSHRC application via the SSHRC site

For more information on the 2020 SSHRC IG competition, please visit the UofT Research and Innovation IG webpage (particularly for the internal deadlines for this competition) and the SSHRC IG webpage.
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is pleased to announce the partnership Engage Grants.  These grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program and the Connection program. Please note that Partnership Engage Grants cannot respond exclusively to the objectives of the Connection program.

These grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. In addressing an organization-specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

Sponsor Deadlines: December 15, March 15, June 15 by 8pm EST.

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

The SSHRC 2020 Partnership Development Grants competition is now open. These grants provide support over one to three years to teams of researchers, working in formal parterships between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types, to:

  • develop research and/or related activities in the social sciences and humanities—these can include knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and emerging scholars, by fostering new partnerships with existing and/or potential partners; or
  • design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that can result in best practices or models—these can either be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

Partner organizations can be Canadian or international institutions or organizations (public, private, not-for-profit) of any type. Funds are available to support a variety of formal partnership development initiatives in all of the disciplines and themes eligible for funding at SSHRC

Value and duration

Partnership Development Grants are valued at $75,000 to $200,000, over one to three years.

While there is no minimum contribution requirement, institutions and their partner organizations are expected to support the activities of the formal partnership through cash and/or in-kind support.

Internal deadlines

October 19, 2020: submission of documents for optional editorial review

November 11, 2020: online submission of completed application and receipt of fully approved MRA annd support documentiation for UofT commitments

Further information

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant funding opportunity
Research Services Partnership Development Grant webpage

SSHRC - Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is pleased to announce the renewal of the Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative. This initiative aims to continue helping the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community better understand data management, and incorporate data management considerations into research practices.

The initiative will fund at least 10 meritorious Connection Grants proposals per competition:

  • November 1, 2020
  • February 1, 2021
  • May 1, 2021 
  • August 1, 2021 

The Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative supports the research community’s development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field.

For additional information on this information, please visit the Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative web page or contact SSHRC directly at connection@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

United States Department of Defense (DOD) - Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs - Funding Opportunities

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

Hearing Restoration Research Program (HRRP)

Focused Research Award

Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson’s (NETP)

Early Investigator Research Award
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Synergistic Idea Award (NEW!)

Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)

Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Award
*Descriptions of each of the funding opportunities, eligibility, key mechanism elements, and funding can be found in the respective Program pre-announcement at http://cdmrp.army.mil

Application Information:
UofT campus based applicants should select Toronto, University of for the institution and indicate the appropriate Research Services Office contact (see below) as the Business Official in their pre-application in the eBRAP System.  

Contact Information:
Krista Montgomery (krista.montgomery@utoronto.ca): for UofT Faculty appointed within Dalla Lana, Applied Sci & Eng, Dentistry, Forestry, Kinesiology & PE, Nursing, Pharmacy, UTM, and Medicine (last names A-M only).

Deadlines: Individual deadlines available at http://cdmrp.army.mil

 Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows

Award Explorer

Interested in awards at the University of Toronto? Whether you’re thinking of coming to U of T – or you are a current student pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies – this tool can help you explore the diverse funding opportunities that recognize your achievements and financially support your studies.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Awards database is available here.

CIHR Fellowship

CIHR is now accepting applications for their annual Fellowship Awards. These awards provide support for highly qualified candidates at the post-PhD or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.

For this competition, applications will be accepted in all areas of health research, including biomedical, clinical, health services and social, cultural, environmental and population health.

Duration of awards: Up to 5 years
Award amount: Up to $60,000 per year

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Internal deadline for UofT applicants: November 24, 2020 (MRA needed from an applicant's supervisor)
  • ResearchNet deadline for sponsor assessments: 48 hours prior to the CIHR deadline.
  • CIHR deadline for final applications on ResearchNet: December 1, 2020

Useful Links:
ResearchNet posting for the Fellowship Award
Application Instructions for the Fellowship Award
U of T Research Office webpage for the Fellowship Award, with internal requirements and FAQs

Mitacs Globalink Research Award – Call for Applications

Up to 200 senior undergraduate and graduate student, as well as postdoctoral fellows from the university can participate in research exchanges through the Globalinks Research Award pathway. Faculty at U of T and an international university from a partner country will jointly supervise research projects. In addition, up to 80 students and postdoctoral fellows from international universities will come to Canada to conduct research at U of T. The funding for this international research mobility will allow students and researchers to build on their professional and academic networks, to refine their research skills in new environments and gain global fluency.
Award amount: $6,000 Canadian for 12-24 week long research projects*
Application deadline: 3 months prior to student arriving at host university
Eligible participants: undergraduate and graduate Students, and postdoctoral fellows in all disciplines
Application process: https://learningabroad.utoronto.ca/funding/gra/
Contact: mahvish.wesley@utoronto.ca

Mitacs Accelerate Graduate Student Internships

The Mitacs Accelerate program can help fund your research and trainee costs!   The Mitacs Accelerate program helps fund partnered research projects by supporting Masters, PhD students, or PostDocs through "units" consisting of 4-month paid graduate student internships.   Each Mitacs Accelerate grant is a $15,000 award, with at least $10,000 to support the student stipend and the balance available for project resources.  In addition to single awards, the program can support “clusters” of units that can span multiple years and dozens (or more) of pre-approved internship opportunities.  No deadlines - apply at any time.

Mitacs is a national funding agency and their programs can help you connect with industry, not-for-profit, community and other external partners.  

For information about the Mitacs Accelerate program, please see: Mitacs Accelerate
For general information on Mitacs, please see: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/about

Contact innovations.partnerships@utoronto.ca for more information on the internal process.

Mitacs: Business Strategy Internships (BSI)

Mitacs has launched the Business Strategy Internship (BSI) program – connecting Canadian businesses and not-for-profits with university students with relevant skills, to plan/adapt their business operations during the economic recovery.

Senior undergraduates and graduate students in a variety of fields (finance, marketing, social sciences, professional faculties, for example) are invited to share their expertise with these Canadian entities, receiving a $10,000 stipend for a four-month project.  The projects are jointly funded by Mitacs and the external organization.

As this is not a research program, academic units are expected to manage and administer the program according to their own rules and policies – for example, BSI may be of particular interest to units running co-op programs, but is not restricted to such scenarios.  Mitacs will provide a draft agreement template.

Mitacs describes the program at: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/business-strategy-internship

Interested units within the University of Toronto are invited to contact Colin Swift, Business Development Officer – Industry Partnerships at the Innovations & Partnerships Office for more information on rolling out this Mitacs program within UofT, or for an introduction to the current prime contact at Mitacs. 

Undergraduate Students

Award Explorer

Interested in awards at the University of Toronto? Whether you’re thinking of coming to U of T – or you are a current student pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies – this tool can help you explore the diverse funding opportunities that recognize your achievements and financially support your studies.

Undergraduate Awards database is available here.

Mitacs Globalink Research Award – Call for Applications

Mitacs Globalink Research Award – Call for Applications. Up to 200 senior undergraduate and graduate student, as well as postdoctoral fellows from the university can participate in research exchanges through the Globalinks Research Award pathway. Faculty at U of T and an international university from a partner country will jointly supervise research projects. In addition, up to 80 students and postdoctoral fellows from international universities will come to Canada to conduct research at U of T. The funding for this international research mobility will allow students and researchers to build on their professional and academic networks, to refine their research skills in new environments and gain global fluency.
Award amount: $6,000 Canadian for 12-24 week long research projects*
Application deadline: 3 months prior to student arriving at host university
Eligible participants: undergraduate and graduate Students, and postdoctoral fellows in all disciplines
Application process: https://learningabroad.utoronto.ca/funding/gra/
Contact: mahvish.wesley@utoronto.ca

Mitacs: Business Strategy Internships (BSI)

Mitacs has launched the Business Strategy Internship (BSI) program – connecting Canadian businesses and not-for-profits with university students with relevant skills, to plan/adapt their business operations during the economic recovery.

Senior undergraduates and graduate students in a variety of fields (finance, marketing, social sciences, professional faculties, for example) are invited to share their expertise with these Canadian entities, receiving a $10,000 stipend for a four-month project.  The projects are jointly funded by Mitacs and the external organization.

As this is not a research program, academic units are expected to manage and administer the program according to their own rules and policies – for example, BSI may be of particular interest to units running co-op programs, but is not restricted to such scenarios.  Mitacs will provide a draft agreement template.

Mitacs describes the program at: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/business-strategy-internship

Interested units within the University of Toronto are invited to contact Colin Swift, Business Development Officer – Industry Partnerships at the Innovations & Partnerships Office for more information on rolling out this Mitacs program within UofT, or for an introduction to the current prime contact at Mitacs.