Funding Opportunities

The Funding Opportunities section provides a list of some external funding opportunities available to our researchers. 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.

  • Alberta Innovates: New Collaborations Program This program is intended to encourage collaborations between researchers from an Alberta-based institution with researchers from institutions outside Alberta. Qualified investigators may seek funding for small research projects directly related to prion diseases and/or human neurodegenerative diseases and dementias where the etiology involves protein misfolding and the pathogenesis has prion-like characteristics. These grants will be held by at least two PIs who are from at least two different research institutions. One Alberta-based PI is to be identified as the nominated Principal Investigator. Amount: Up to $100,000 for a maximum for two years. Deadline for applications: Continuous. 
  • Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Dementia Consortium: Dementia Consortium Funding This supports research projects that aim to provide validation of targets for the treatment of dementia or explore the tractability of the target for drug discovery. Promising targets are moved towards the clinic through the successful licence of these projects to industrial partners with the ultimate aim of bringing benefit to patients. Projects are collaborative in nature, with involvement from the consortium members in devising the final project plan. Projects are sought that focus on novel molecular targets in neurodegenerative diseases. Scientists at academic institutions worldwide may apply. Grants are typically worth between £100,000 and £250,000 each over two to three years. Up to £500,000 may be awarded in exceptional cases. Deadline for Expressions of Interest: June 26, 2019.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology: Global Oncology Young Investigator Award (GO YIA). The GO YIA provides research funding to early-career investigators to encourage and promote quality research in global oncology and to develop the next generation researchers to address global health needs. “Global oncology” is a term that generally refers to the application of the concepts of global health to cancer, and implies an approach to the practice of oncology that acknowledges the reality of limited resources in most parts of the world. Amount: Up to USD $50,000 for one year. Deadline for applications: June 27, 2019.
  • Brain Tumour Foundation – 2019 Brain Tumour Research Grant Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is seeking outstanding researchers conducting quality brain tumour research. All such proposals will be given serious consideration, including pediatric brain tumour research. Additionally, we are interested in receiving innovative research proposals – those that incorporate novel or original concepts that have the potential to make a difference. Types of Research Funded include basic and translational research.  Grants of up to $25,000 will be considered. Deadline for applications: June 21, 2019.
  • Brain Tumour Charity. These awards are open to international researchers but all proposals must demonstrate how they can benefit patients in the UK health system. Deadline proposals: September 2, 2019.
    • Clinical Biomarkers support the identification, validation, and implementation of clinical biomarkers that bring us closer to an early and accurate diagnosis, and/or inform the management of brain tumours. These grants are available for up to £100,000 per year for up to five years.
    • Quality of Life Awards provide funding to increase understanding and minimise the impact of brain tumours on those affected. Funding is up to £300,000 per project for up to three years.
    • Expanding Theories Awards support pilot studies that explore and develop novel concepts that may eventually lead to significant improvements in clinical outcomes, including quality of life, for people with brain tumours. Applications including a UK collaborator will be looked on favourably. Funding of up to £60,000 per year, for up to two years can be requested.
  • 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. There is no deadline associated with this program. Letters of Intent from applicants with high potential projects will be invited to submit an official application for funding, which is then peer-reviewed.
  • The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI): Spark Program. CABHI is inviting point-of-care staff to accelerate their ideas into innovations that can improve the lives of older adults, persons with dementia and their care partners. The Spark program provides up to $50,000 (CAD) in project funding over 12 months that can be used to develop and refine early stage solutions or to adapt and test a commercially available solution in a seniors’ care environment. Deadline for applications: July 5, 2019.
  • CIHR and Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC): Network Catalyst Grants. This funding opportunity will provide support for the creation of six networks. The aim of these networks will be to provide research leadership in its focus area, to foster innovative research and practices, to build capacity and provide a forum that engages the research community and its partners (including but not limited to industry, charities, and patients and their carers). This opportunity will provide funding for networks in the priority research areas of the funding partners. For CIHR-IMHA and MDC, these areas include Musculoskeletal (MSK) Rehabilitation, Muscular Dystrophy and Skin Health. For CIHR-INMHA, these networks seek to catalyze new research areas within the Institute’s mandate. Registration deadline: July 9, 2019; Full application deadline: August 8, 2019.
  • CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research ProjectsThe Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) Initiative supports innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects, requiring participation from the natural sciences or engineering community together with the health sciences community. The initiative requires the translation of the research results to knowledge/technology users (KTUs) and related stakeholders outside the academic or training environment. As such, the proposed research projects must have a strong focus on knowledge translation (KT) and lead to health and economic benefits for Canadians through more effective health services and products and/or a strengthened health care system. KTU organizations should be meaningfully engaged throughout the research process, as appropriate, to inform research planning and design.
    Letter of Intent deadline: June 25, 2019, Full application deadline: October 29, 2019
  • CIHR SGBA+ Health Policy-Research Partnerships  The integration of sex and gender considerations throughout the health policy process (i.e. planning, implementation, knowledge transfer, impact assessment and re-design) can be complex. Effective integration of evidence-based sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA+) requires a thorough review of best available evidence, including consideration and mitigation of potential negative unintended consequences.
    This funding opportunity will support one project in each of the following research areas
    1.  SGBA+ lens to prescription drug lifecycle management – up to $75,000
    2.  SGBA+ lens to medical device lifecycle management – up to $75,000
    Full application deadline: September 10, 2019
  • CIHR Public Engagement on New Strategic Plan The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is inviting the health research community to take a survey and provide input on the health research priorities.  Please join the discussion forum to complete the survey.
    The online survey will be open until June 28, 2019.
  • CIHR in partnership with the Terry Fox Research Institute: Terry Fox New Investigator Awards. This program will support outstanding New Investigators to collaborate, and be mentored by, one or more senior investigators of a currently funded research team. Specifically, the research teams are: Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project; TFRI Translational Program; CIHR Cancer Control Partnerships in Health Services Improvement (PHSI) Grants; CIHR Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Canada Dream Teams; and CIHR Large Scale Applied Research Cancer Projects (LSARP).  The maximum amount per grant is $150,000 per year for up to 3 years for a total of $450,000. Deadline for applications: September 13, 2019.
  • Cystic Fiborsis Canada – Notice of Intent to Apply for a Basic or Clinical Research Grant  Cystic Fibrosis Canada has announced its 2019 Fall Research Competition and is now inviting submissions of Notice of Intent for the following programs:
    • Basic Science grant
    • Clinical Research grant

    Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s fall research competition is designed to support leading research into the understanding, management and treatment of, and cure for, cystic fibrosis (CF). All applications must address Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Core Principles of funding the best science that has the highest probability of making an impact for CF patients.  Internal Deadline: July 24, 2019; Notice of Intent Deadline: July 31, 2019 by 5 PM; Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2019 by 5 PM. 

  • Economic and Social Research Council  The 6th call for proposals of the Open Research Area (ORA) is now open. This round of ORA is based on an agreement among the French National Research Agency (ANR; France), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG; Germany), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC; UK) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC; Canada). The scheme will provide funding for integrated projects by researchers coming from at least three of the four subscribing countries. There is also a special opportunity for co-operation with projects in Japan.Proposals may involve any of the disciplines, thematic areas or approaches eligible for SSHRC funding. However, the disciplinary coverage varies according to the involvement of the national agencies. Canadian applicants can request up to $135,000 per year for a maximum of $400,000 over two to three years.
    Internal Deadline: September 5, 2019; Sponsor Deadline: September 11, 2019 by 4PM (UK time).
  • 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 2019-2020 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 student, researcher and/or entrepreneur developing advanced cardiovascular technologies and innovations is eligible to apply. For full program information and enrolment instructions, please visit the ECHO program pageDeadline for submissions: August 1, 2019.
  • Epilepsy Foundation: My Brain Map Initiative. The Epilepsy Innovation Institute (Ei2) will be leading an effort to better define an individual’s brain network. They want to create a Google Map for your brain that highlights your unique brain traffic pattern. With this map, we can better identify the routes your seizure could take, where the potential traffic jams might be, and how activity can get re-routed in the brain during those situations. The purpose is to better define an individual’s brain network to enhance diagnosis and careEi2 is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for the My Brain Map initiative to fund pilot studies (up to USD $200,000) that would propose novel exploratory ways to model seizure propagation in a personalized brain network model. Deadline for Letters of Intent: June 21, 2019.
  • Epilepsy Foundation: New Therapy Commercialization Grant and Epilepsy Seal of Innovation Award. The Program seeks to advance the development of new therapies including but not limited to medicines, biologics or devices. All proposals must demonstrate a clear path from the lab to the patient and are evaluated with consideration for their potential value to patients, likelihood of successful development including regulatory approval and the timeframe of development. The Program also encourages 1:1 matching grants to academic and commercial entities to support the commercialization of novel approaches to the treatment of epilepsy. Amount: New Commercialization Grant – Up to USD $350,000 for up to two years; Epilepsy Seal of Innovation Award – Up to USD $200,000 for one year. Deadline for Letters of Intent: June 21, 2019 or January 28, 2020.
  • JDRF: Strategic Research Agreements – Multi-Project SRA. The JDRF SRA for multiple projects provides a mechanism to stimulate new collaborations between clinical and basic scientists and/or between scientists from diverse backgrounds as a means to conceive and develop new approaches to major challenges, potential breakthroughs, or persistent obstacles to progress along the various paths to prevent, treat or cure Type 1 diabetes and its complications. Available funding for the Strategic Research Agreement will be reviewed on a per-application basis. Deadline for concept papers/proposals: August 1, 2019; November 4, 2019; or February 3, 2020.
  • John Templeton Foundation: Small & Large Grants. Core Funding Areas: 1. Science & the Big Questions (Mathematical & Physical Sciences; Human Sciences; Philosophy & Theology); Public Engagement); 2. Character Virtue Development; 3. Individual Freedom & Free Markets; 4. Exceptional Cognitive Talent & Genius; 5. Genetics; and 6. Voluntary Family Planning. Individual grants range greatly in amount, from several thousand dollars to several million. Small Grants: USD $234,800 or less. Large Grants: more than USD $234,800. Grant duration is normally up to three years. Deadline for Letters of Inquiry/preliminary inquiry: August 16, 2019; Deadline for full proposals: January 17, 2020.
  • Lallemand Microbiome and Probiotics Innovation Grant
    The Rosell Institute for Microbiome and Probiotics by Lallemand is launching a funding competition in collaboration with Mitacs to stimulate innovative research in the field of probiotics for human health applications. The goal of this grant is to create a new sustainable partnership with researchers across Canada, to provide training opportunities for students, and to foster breakthrough research. Investigators working on understanding the role of probiotic interventions for different types of health indications, innovative studies on novel indications, animal models and/or novel bacterial isolates are strongly encouraged. This grant will support a project for a maximum amount of $80,000 CAD (90% of which to be used toward stipend/salaries, contingent on budget justifications) and is provided over a period of minimum one to maximum three years.
    Application Submission deadline: July 1st, 2019, Mitacs application deadline: August 15, 2019
  • The Longitude Prize – Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The prize aims to support the development of a transformative point-of-care test for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that is rapid and accurate. This is a £10 million (approximately $17.3M CAD) Challenge Prize competition to support tests that impact treatment decisions to significantly reduce misuse or overuse of antibiotics and conserve antibiotics for future generations. Once the product is being produced at full scale manufacture, the test must be affordable for purchase and use in its intended global market(s), and the time from sample collection to reporting of the result must be less than thirty minutes. There are currently 83 teams competing in the Challenge from 14 countries, including a combination of established private companies, groups from academic institutions and start-ups. Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time, but they will only be reviewed and assessed every four months: 31 January, 31 May, 30 September. The prize will close if and when a suitable winner is found.
  • Lung Cancer Canada: Geoff Ogram Memorial Research Grant. This grant supports advancement in lung cancer research programs that are anywhere in the continuum from basic, high impact discovery to translational work of direct relevance to the clinic and beyond. The goal of the GOMRF program is to provide a mechanism for scientists to study innovations and accelerate the application of new knowledge relating to the early detection of lung cancer and the etiology of lung cancer in different demographics and populations. Applications are encouraged from, but not limited to, the areas of biomedical, clinical, health services, social, and population health research. One $25,000 grant will be awarded. The application form can be found hereDeadline for applications: June 28, 2019.
  • The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT): Early Researcher Award (ERA) – Round 15. The ERA program helps promising, recently-appointed Ontario researchers build their research teams of undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, associates, and technicians. The ERA program will provide funding up to $100,000 for each award (plus $40,000 for indirect costs), and must be matched by an additional $50,000 (generally from the division/department and/or a partner organization). Further details on the program including program guidelines and the application form can be found on the research funding opportunity page.
    INFORMATION SESSION: July 25 from 10am – 12pm
    LOCATION: Bahen Centre, BA 1200, 40 St. George St. Please RSVP to renee.leroux@utoronto.ca. Please note that attendance of this session is limited to PIs and their support staff who will be submitting their applications through UofT.
  • The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade (MEDJCT): Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence Round 10 (ORF-RE). The ORF-RE program provides funding to support the operational costs of major projects of strategic value to the province. This program provides up to one third of the total value of a project, with the remaining two thirds coming from private sector partners and institutional contributions. ORF-RE Round 10 has two application funding tiers: Tier 1 funds projects from $200,000 to $1,000,000. Open to all disciplines; Tier 2 funds projects from $1,000,001 to $4,000,000. Open to all disciplines. Further details, program guidelines and the application form will be available shortly.  Visit here for further details and timelines.
    BUDGET INFORMATION SESSION: July 23, 2019 from 10am – 12pm in the Medical Sciences Building, Room 2173, 1 King’s College Circle. RSVP to renee.leroux@utoronto.ca
  • Mitacs Elevate – Postdoc Funding Call for applications  Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training component. Fellows address complex challenges through:
    •  An exclusive research management curriculum for postdoctoral fellows in any discipline
    •  A minimum one-year research project (normally two years in duration) with a partner organization in need of high-level expertise
    •  A Partner Organization Business Case, developed to outline project objectives, risks, and stakeholder success criteria, and ensure project valueOver the two-year fellowship, Elevate fellows divide their time between their partner organization project and university-based research with their faculty supervisor.
    Internal deadline: June 19, 2019; Application deadline: July 17, 2019.
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society  The National Multiple Sclerosis Society welcomes applications for studies related to multiple sclerosis that may serve to advance our mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS. The Society supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation. Sponsor Deadline: August 7, 2019.
  • NIH Various Opportunities  The National Institutes of Health has released the following requests for applications and program announcements:
    Biological Testing Facility Access For Contraceptive Development (X01) (PAR-19-263)  Submission Deadlines: July 1, 2019, December 16, 2019, May 1, 2020.
    Imaging, Biomarkers and Digital Pathomics for the Early Detection of Premetastatic Aggressive Cancer (R01) (PAR-19-264). Submission Deadlines: July 10, 2019; December 10, 2019; July 10, 2020
    Building in vivo Preclinical Assays of Circuit Engagement for Application in Therapeutic Development (R01) (PAR-19-289). Submission Deadline: Standard deadline dates apply.
    Oscillatory Patterns of Gene Expression in Aging and Alzheimers Disease (R01) (RFA-AG-20-040) Submission Deadline: October 23, 2019
    Exploiting In Vivo Precision Pharmacology Techniques to Understand Opioid Receptor Signaling in Specific Circuits, Cell Types, and Subcellular Compartments (R61/R33) (RFA-DA-20-019) Submission Deadline: October 17, 2019
    Adipogenesis, Adipocyte Function and Obesity Following HIV Infection, Antiretroviral Therapy, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (R01) (RFA-DK-19-008) Submission Deadline: November 7, 2019.
    Brain Initiative: Research to Develop and Validate Advanced Human Cell-Based Assays To Model Brain Structure and Function (R01) (RFA-MH-20-140). Submission Deadline: November 1, 2019.
    – Interpersonal Processes in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Clinical Interactions and Care Partnerships (R01) (RFA-AG-20-006)
    Submission Deadline: October 23, 2019.
    – Biology of Aging in Reproductive Tissues (R01) (RFA-AG-20-036) Submission Deadline: January 29, 2020
    Clinical Studies of Mental Illness (R01) (PAR-19-297) Submission Deadline: Standard dates apply
    – Non-Invasive Neurostimulation in AD/ADRD (R01) (PAR-19-298) Submission Deadline: Standard dates apply
    – Aging, Driving and Early Detection of Dementia (R01) (RFA-AG-20-022) Submission Deadline: October 22, 2019
    – Mechanistic Basis of Diffuse White Matter Disease in Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID)(R01) (RFA-NS-19-039)
    Submission Deadline: August 14, 2019
    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 Discovery Grant Program The Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. Discovery Grants are considered “grants in aid” of research, as they provide long term operating funds and can facilitate access to funding from other programs, but are not meant to support the full costs of a research program.  NSERC has scheduled a number of webinars on “How to Complete an Application”.  Information and details for connecting can be found here.  Notice of Intent (NOI) deadline: August 1, 2019, Sponsor deadline: November 1, 2019
  • NSERC Alliance grants: Canada’s Research Partnerships Program Alliance grants encourage greater collaboration in Canada’s R&D system by providing support for projects that include both generators and users of research results and knowledge. Alliance is designed to be more responsive and flexible for our research community and to accommodate a broader range of partners. It also includes incentives for collaborations with small and medium-sized enterprises and multi-sectoral partnerships, and offers an accelerated means for projects to scale and grow. For full details about the Alliance grants and how to apply please visit the new Alliance webpage. Alliance will be launched in a phased approach. On May 21st, Option 1 will be open for applications requesting $150,000 or more annually from NSERC. Option 1 for applications requesting less than $150,000 annually from NSERC, as well as Option 2, will be phased in gradually. Please continue to check the website for the latest information and sign up to the mailing list on the Alliance webpage.
    An Information Session has been set for June 26th, 2019 at 1:30 pm at the Bahen Centre (Room 1170).  NSERC personnel will be presenting details of the Alliance program at session.
  • NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I)
    The objective of the Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants is to accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology originating from the university and college sector and promote its transfer to a new or established Canadian company. The I2I Grants provide funding to college and university faculty members to support research and development projects with recognized technology transfer potential. This is achieved through defined phases by providing crucial assistance in the early stages of technology validation and market connection.
    Application Submission deadline: June 25, 2019
  • NSERC Research Tools and Instruments  The Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants program fosters and enhances the discovery, innovation and training capability of university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering by supporting the purchase of research equipment. Internal Deadline: October 18, 2019; Sponsor Deadline: October 25, 2019.
  • Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence (ORF-RE) Round 10  The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade (MEDJCT) has launched Round 10 of the Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence program. The ORF-RE program provides funding to support the operational costs of major projects of strategic value to the province.
    This program provides up to one third of the total value of a project, with the remaining two thirds coming from private sector partners and institutional contributions.
    ORF-RE Round 10 has two application funding tiers:
    o Tier 1. Funds projects from $200,000 to $1,000,000. Open to all disciplines.
    o Tier 2. Funds projects from $1,000,001 to $4,000,000. Open to all disciplines.
    NOI due to Research Services due by July 19, 2019; Budget due to Research Services by August 6, 2019; Full Draft application due to Research Services by August 12, 2019; Sponsor Application deadline: September 16, 2019.
  • Partnership for Clean Competition- Grants Program  The Partnership for Clean Competition invites applicants to submit a full applications for original work that focuses on improving existing analytical methods for detecting particular drugs, developing new analytical methods to test for substances not currently detectable, and discovering cost-effective approaches for testing widely abused substances across all levels of sport.  Letter of Intent Deadline: July 1, 2019; Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2019.
  • SAMSUNG Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program The GRO Program, which is conducted by the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), represents an opportunity for SAMSUNG and universities to build a mutually beneficial research relationship and they look forward to your participation.
    Selected GRO projects will be funded with one year. This project may be extended up to three years, based on annual research outcomes and necessity for further research partnership determined by SAMSUNG. Joint research proposals from multiple universities are welcome and acceptable.
    2019 GRO Program is now accepting proposals for 12 different research themes.
    Internal deadline: June 18, 2019; Sponsor deadline: June 25, 2019 (by 9:00 AM Korea Standard Time, UTC+9)
  • Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): Bridge to Independence (BTI) Award. The BTI Award program promotes talented early-career scientists by facilitating their transition to research independence and providing grant funding at the start of their professorships. Annual Request for applications (RFA) open each spring and are aimed at senior postdoctoral fellows who intend to seek tenure-track faculty positions during the upcoming academic year. Awardees will receive a commitment of $495,000 over three years, activated upon assumption of a tenure-track professorship at a U.S. or Canadian research institution. Importantly, although eligible applicants must be currently in a postdoctoral training position, the BTI Award itself is not a training fellowship but a research grant to newly appointed faculty. Deadline for Letters of Intent and Letters of Recommendation: August 8, 2019.
  • SSHRC Connection Grants These grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects. Internal deadline: July 25, 2019; Sponsor deadline: August 1, 2019.
  • William T. Grant Foundation Institutional Challenge Grant The Institutional Challenge Grant encourages university-based research institutes, schools, and centers to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or non-profit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.   This program supports research institutions in the building of sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.
    Applications need to address four goals:
    1.  Build a sustained institutional partnership with a public agency or nonprofit organization that serves young people ages 5-25 in the United States.
    2.  Pursue a joint research agenda to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.
    3.  Create institutional change within the research institution to value the partnership and its work.
    4.  Develop the capacity of the partners to collaborate on producing and using research evidence.
    Internal Deadline: September 3, 2019; Sponsor Deadline: September 6, 2019

Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Baxter Young Investigator Awards (BYIA)
    The Baxter Young Investigator Awards (BYIA) is an annual program sponsored by Baxter to support and promote innovative research applicable to the development of our critical therapies and clinical diagnostics. BYIA is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in North America.
    The Baxter Young Investigator Awards program consists of two tiers:

    • First-tier awards include a $3,000 cash prize and an onsite visit to Baxter to present the award-winning research
    • Second-tier awards receive a $500 cash prize. Prizes are granted based on merit of the research
      Application deadline is June 30, 2019
  • 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 Elevate – Postdoc Funding Call for applications  Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training component. Fellows address complex challenges through:
    •  An exclusive research management curriculum for postdoctoral fellows in any discipline
    •  A minimum one-year research project (normally two years in duration) with a partner organization in need of high-level expertise
    •  A Partner Organization Business Case, developed to outline project objectives, risks, and stakeholder success criteria, and ensure project valueOver the two-year fellowship, Elevate fellows divide their time between their partner organization project and university-based research with their faculty supervisor.
    Internal deadline: June 19, 2019; Application deadline: July 17, 2019. 

Undergraduate Students:

  • 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