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Research Funding & Award Opportunities 
August 15, 2022  
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Webinar: 2022 NFRF Exploration Grant Session
The Centre for Research & Innovation Support, in collaboration with Research Services Office, is hosting a webinar on the upcoming 2022 NFRF-Exploration Grant for the University of Toronto community. This session will feature a faculty discussion focused on sharing insights into the adjudication process, best practices, and proposal tips. This session will also include a general overview of the NFRF-Exploration competition, budget considerations, and the application process and deadlines. A question & answer period will follow. 
Session Details and Registration 

August 16, 2022: 1:30-3PM

Shaping the Future of Care Conference - Call for Sessions and Speakers
Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and UTSC invite you to be a part of Shaping the Future of Care. This first-ever conference will be an in-person event on November 25 and 26, 2022. If you’re interested in contributing, we encourage you to submit a proposal to participate as a speaker to this exciting event. Themes include: Lessons from the Pandemic, Innovations in Education, Continuing Medial Education, Medical Science Updates, Integrated Health, Mental Health, Our Community. Please send your proposal to info@SFCconference.ca.  If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Brice Rousseau (brice.rousseau@utoronto.ca).

August 17, 2022 by 11:59PM: Submission Deadline

SSHRC Insight Grants
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. For full IG guidelines, please visit the SSHRC website here. Please contact Anika Mifsud if you are applying.

September 5, 2022: UTSC Editorial Review Deadline (Optional)
September 20, 2022: UTSC Internal Deadline (MRA Required)
September 22, 2022 by Noon: RSO Internal Deadline (MRA Required) 
September 28, 2022 by 9AM: Deadline to Submit on SSHRC Website
October 1, 2022 by 8PM EDT: Sponsor Deadline

NEW! NSERC PromoScience
NSERC's PromoScience program offers financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering (including mathematics and technology). NSERC invites applications that promote the natural sciences and engineering to Canada’s young people, particularly to groups such as girls and Indigenous peoples that are under-represented in scientific and engineering careers. The maximum amount per grant is $200,000 per year for up to 3 years.

September 6, 2022: UTSC Internal Deadline (MRA Required)
September 8, 2022 by 9AM EST: Internal UofT Deadline (MRA Required)
September 15, 2022 by 8PM EST: Sponsor Deadline

NEW! Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award Program
Johnson & Johnson invites applications for its Women in STEM2D Scholars Awards, three-year awards supporting early to mid-career female scholars working in STEM2D disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design). The award program aims to fuel the development of women leaders in STEM2D; it provides US $50,000 per year. The University of Toronto and its respective partner hospitals may each support one applicant per STEM2D discipline, via a letter of recommendation from the candidate's department or institute head.

September 9, 2022: Expression of Interest
September 15, 2022: Internal Deadline
September 30, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

NEW! REDCap Supports Expanded
REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application that University of Toronto faculty researchers can use to build and manage online surveys and databases. CRIS in collaboration with Academic & Collaborative Technologies (ACT) is offering regular REDCap Virtual Office Hours. The aim is to provide hands-on support for REDCap users at the University of Toronto. These office hours will provide an avenue for a 30 minute one-on-one consultation with a REDCap expert to answer questions and address issues related to your REDCap projects.

Office hours will be available on the following dates and times:
September 12, 2022: 1-3PM 
September 30, 2022: 1-3PM 
October 10, 2022: 1-3PM
October 28, 2022: 1-3PM 

NSERC - Formal Launch for Alliance Missions: Anthropogenic greenhouse gas research

NSERC is pleased to announce that Alliance Missions is returning with a new and exciting challenge to help address climate change, focused on Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions. This call will support the goals of the 2022 Federal Budget that prioritizes Canada’s ongoing efforts to fight climate change and protect the environment by taking bold and immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These grants will provide support ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 per year, for a duration of three years, and will encourage interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects supporting net-zero GHG emissions targets. Please read the program description for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Alliance-Missions@NSERC-CRSNG.GC.CA.

September 15, 2022: Letter of Intent Deadline
November 8, 2022: Full Application Deadline 

NEW! Medicine by Design Funding Call for Convergent Working Groups
Medicine by Design is now accepting applications for Convergent Working Groups. These Groups will integrate convergent disciplines and experiences that are new to the regenerative medicine community, together with those who have been involved with Medicine by Design for many years. Industry partners, regional accelerators, and the communities we expect to serve and engage will also be involved. Successful Groups will receive up to $25,000 in Phase 1 funding to address one of the program’s identified research themes through a workshop. They will then be eligible for Phase 2 funding of an additional $200,000. N.B.: Prior to submission, prospective applicants must discuss their proposal idea with Medicine by Design leadership (email awards.mbd@utoronto.ca to schedule a meeting).

September 30, 2022: Proposal Deadline

2023 Molson Prizes: Call for NominationsThe Canada Council for the Arts invites nominations for the 2023 Molson Prizes. These $50,000 Prizes are awarded annually to two people--one in the arts and the other in the social sciences and humanities--who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding achievements. For detailed nomination guidelines, please see the Molson Prizes website. To discuss nominating a candidate, please contact Amanda Mohabeer.

October 1, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants 
SSHRC has now released the updated guidelines and application instructions for the November 2022 Partnership Development Grants competition. SSHRC's Partnership Development Grants provide support to: develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new research partnership activities involving existing and/or potential partners; or - design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up at a regional, national or international level. Please contact Anika Mifsud if you are interested in applying.

October 13, 2022: UTSC Editorial Review Deadline (Optional)
November 3, 2022: UTSC Internal Deadline (MRA Required)
November 7, 2022 by 12PM EST: Internal UofT Deadline (MRA Required)
November 10, 2022 by 12PM EST: Sponsor Deadline

President's Impact Awards - Call for Nominations

The  University of Toronto President’s Impact Awards celebrate and honour faculty members whose research has led to significant impact beyond academia. Winners receive an award of $10,000 per year for five years to be used toward their research, and are also designated by the University as members of the President’s Impact Academy for a minimum of five years. Individual nominees whose research impact is related to public policy may be simultaneously nominated for the Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award, a separate award that is presented annually under the banner of the U of T Awards of Excellence. Please check with Amanda Mohabeer for earlier internal deadlines.

November 4, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

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Information Sessions & Panel Discussions


Webinars: CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2022 Q&A
CIHR will be hosting the following webinars to support participants with the requirements of the Project Grant: Fall 2022 competition and to answer questions on how to apply.

August 18, 2022: 11AM-12PM ET (French Session) (Join)
August 18, 2022: 1-2PM ET (English Session) (Join)

2022 SSHRC Insight Grant Budget Information Session
The Centre for Research & Innovation Support, in collaboration with Research Services Office, will be hosting a special budget information session on the 2022 SSHRC Insight Grant (IG). This session will specifically focus on proposed budgets for IG proposals, including: formatting, eligible/ineligible costs, and justifications for budget items required by the SSHRC IG application guidelines.

August 25, 2022: 10-11AM
Session Details & Registration 

Arts & Science Tri-Campus CIHR Summer 2022 Project Grant Writing Workshops & Peer Review Session
UTSC faculty are invited to participate in the Arts & Science Tri-Campus CIHR Summer Writing Workshops. Led by Professor Jennifer Mitchell, Associate Chair, Research, in the Dept of Cell & Systems Biology—a multiple CIHR Project Grantee and Peer Review Committee Member—who will be joined by guest CIHR grantees and Peer Review Committee members. Contact Kate Steinmann for more information.

August 31, 2022: 1–4PM
Session 4: Peer Review Session (Participants must submit their draft Project Grant for Peer Review by Aug 24th in advance of Session 4)
Registration Link

Webinar: CIHR Team Grant: Sleep Research Consortium - Research Team

CIHR will be hosting the following webinar to support participants with the requirements of the Team Grant: Sleep Research Consortium - Research Team competition and to answer questions on how to apply. The presentation will be in English, followed by a period of questions and answers in English and French.

September 27, 2022: 11AM-12:30PM ET (Join)

Webinar: CIHR THINC Implementation Science Team Grant
CIHR will be hosting the following webinar to support participants with the requirements of the THINC Implementation Science Team Grants competition and to answer questions on how to apply. Presentations will be in English, followed by a period of questions and answers in English and French.
October 4, 2022: 2-3:30PM ET (Join)

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COVID-19: Research at UTSC
 

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Resources:


Review Processes for Face-to-Face Human Participant Research and Off-Campus Research
The University of Toronto’s Research Ethics Boards (REBs) are continuing to accept submissions of F2F human research for two separate review processes. Researchers are also asked to review the University’s Guidance on Research and Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Vaccination Guidance for Human Participant Face-to-face (F2F) Research

REMINDER: COVID-19 Safety Measures
All faculty, students and staff working in research labs please remember to always follow all applicable COVID-19 safety measures.

UPDATE: SGS memo re: Discontinuation of the Form: COVID-19 Graduate Students/Trainee Postdoctoral Fellows Acknowledgement

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) has made the decision to discontinue the COVID-19 Graduate Students/Trainee Postdoctoral Fellows Acknowledgement: Conducting Research On-Campus or at Off-Campus Research Site form (attached for reference), which was required in earlier phases of the COVID-19 research restart process.

UPDATE: International Travel
UPDATE: Face-to-Face Human Participant Research
UPDATE: On-Campus Research Space
UPDATE: Omicron Variant and Research Operations
UPDATE: UCheck and Research Spaces


Research Ethics Documentation:
The UofT’s Research Ethics Boards (REBs) are accepting all submissions of F2F human research as one of two separate review processes. Approvals from both review processes are required before F2F research activities can commence. Please see the detailed instructions for the submission process. Back to Top
Tri-Agency Grant Funding

*Applying for a research grant or being nominated for an award? Please notify the OVPRI to advise of your application and to discuss timelines and available support.

*All research funding applications to external agencies require UofT MRA approval in advance of the sponsor deadline. UTSC MRA approval deadlines are normally two days in advance of the final RSO deadline. See below for details.

The UTSC Wiki has Tri-Agency funding competition information and a library of sample applications: Follow this link. Use your UTOR ID to login. 

Tri-Agency EDI Action Plan for 2018-2025

Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy


NFRF
 

New Frontiers in Research Fund - Exploration 2022

The objective of the Exploration stream is to support high-riskhigh-reward and interdisciplinary research. It seeks to inspire projects that bring disciplines together beyond traditional disciplinary or common interdisciplinary approaches by research teams with the capacity to explore something new that might fail, but that has the potential for significant impact. Grants awarded are up to $125,000 (including indirect costs) per year for two years.

September 5, 2022: UTSC MRA Deadline
September 6, 2022:  RSO Internal Deadline
September 13, 2022: Sponsor Deadline (RSO submits)

Additional Resources
2022 Exploration competition funding opportunity (includes Tips & Checklist documents for NOI and Full Application)

Faculty may be eligible for proposal development and editorial support through the UTSC Research Grant Enhancement Fund (RGEF).


CIHR


CIHR - Catalyst Grant: Analysis of CLSA Data
This funding opportunity will support projects which promote the use and analysis of Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) data, alone or in combination with other data sets/cohorts. The maximum amount per grant is $70,000 for up to 1 year, for a total of $70,000 per grant.

August 17, 2022: Registration Deadline
September 8, 2022: Sponsor Deadline (MRA Required)

CIHR - Project Grant: Fall 2022
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 of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health.

August 17, 2022: Registration Deadline
September 5, 2022: UTSC MRA Deadline
September 7, 2022: RSO Internal Deadline
September 14, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

CIHR - Catalyst Grant: Standards for Children and Youth Mental Health Services
This funding opportunity supports research to inform standards specific to mental health and/or substance use health services for children, youth, and young adults (ages 0 to 25), including the perinatal period. Projects must engage decision makers in the research process with the goal of producing results that have the potential to improve health outcomes for Canadians. The maximum amount per grant is $200,000 per year for up to 1 year, for a total of $200,000 per grant.

September 1, 2022: Registration Deadline
September 22, 2022: Sponsor Deadline (MRA Required)

CIHR - Operating Grant: Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts (2022)
This funding stream supports projects that use data from existing Canadian-based cohorts, databases, cohort catalogues, and data platforms, and are relevant to reproductive, maternal, child, and/or youth health. The intent of this funding opportunity is to highlight and encourage use for research of previously funded cohorts, administrative and survey data to inform improved patient, population, and system outcomes. The maximum amount per grant is $75,000 per year for up to 1 year, for a total of $75,000 per grant.

September 7, 2022: Registration Deadline
October 4, 2022: Sponsor Deadline (MRA Required)

CIHR - Catalyst Grant: Policy Research for Health System Transformation
These grants will fund policy research that generates evidence to inform macro-level policies aiming to advance improved population health outcomes, better patient and provider experience, increased value, and health equity. The maximum amount per grant is $150,000 per year for up to 1 year, for a total of $150,000 per grant. Additional funding is available from external partners to co-fund applications with substantive involvement in several provinces; the maximum amount varies by province.

October 4, 2022: Sponsor Deadline (MRA Required)

CIHR - Team Grant: Diabetes Prevention and Treatment in Indigenous Communities: Resilience and Wellness
This funding opportunity will support Indigenous-led and community-driven research seeking to define and integrate models of resilience and wellness into diabetes prevention and/or treatment approaches among First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. The maximum amount per grant is $400,000 per year for up to 5 years, for a total of $2,000,000 per grant.

October 6, 2022: Sponsor Deadline (MRA Required)


CIHR - Operating Grant: Diabetes, Psychological Health, Prevention and Self-Management
This funding opportunity will support research into approaches building on successful models of care, knowledge mobilization, and optimization of self-management. Specific to T1D, it will support research focused on interventions and models of care that address psychosocial issues and mental health disorders in people with T1D. Specific to T2D, it will support psychosocial health research focused on prevention and treatment in youth and young adults, particularly in Indigenous and racialized, ethnocultural and low socio-economic status communities that are disproportionately affected by T2D. The maximum amount per grant is $250,000 per year for up to 4 years, for a total of $1,000,000 per grant.

November 1, 2022: Sponsor Deadline (MRA Required)

CIHR - Team Grant: THINC Implementation Science Team Grants
Transforming Health with Integrated Care (THINC) Implementation Science Team Grants will inform the implementation, evaluation, adaptation or spread/scale of evidence-informed integrated care policies and interventions encompassing intersectoral collaborations within or beyond the formal health care delivery system in order to advance the Quadruple Aim (improved population health outcomes, improved care and patient experience, improved provider satisfaction, and lower costs/better value) and health equity for Canadians. The maximum amount per grant is $400,000 per year for up to 5 years, for a total of $2,000,000 per grant.

November 29, 2022 - Sponsor Deadline (MRA Required)

Browse Other CIHR Opportunities

For support relating to CIHR funding opportunities, contact Tim Nieguth, Office of the Vice Principal Research & Innovation.

Faculty may be eligible for proposal development and editorial support through the UTSC Research Grant Enhancement Fund (RGEF). Faculty engaged in international research partnerships are asked to fill out a Research Partnership Security Survey.
NSERC


NSERC Discovery Horizons
NSERC has launched a new round of Discovery Horizons program. The Discovery Horizons grant program supports investigator-initiated individual and team projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE). Discovery Horizons grants are expected to be valued from $50K–$100K per year and will be commensurate to the size of the research team. 

October 18, 2022: Sponsor Full Application Deadline (MRA Required)

NSERC Alliance International Quantum Grants
Alliance International Quantum grants will provide support for researchers in Canada to establish and grow international research collaborations. This opportunity will provide up to $25,000 for one year to support Canadian academic researchers in initiating and developing research collaborations with international researchers from the academic sector in the areas of quantum science and quantum technologies. More information can be found here.

January 12, 2023: UTSC MRA Deadline
January 16, 2023: RSO MRA Deadline

NSERC - Alliance grants and Ontario Centres of Excellence - Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) : Partnership
The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and 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. 

NSERC Alliance Grants 
NSERC staff remain accessible to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and would also like to remind you of the resources that are available to support you in preparing an Alliance application. 
 
Option 1: Currently Open
Option 2: Currently Open

NSERC Alliance Option 2 Update
As of February 18, 2022, Alliance Option 2 has been simplified to one single cost sharing ratio of 100% from NSERC for proposals involving partners from any sector (private, public or not-for-profit). As a result, the requirement for partner organizations to commit 10% of the project’s cash budget, when partners from the private sector are involved, has been removed. More information can be found here.

NSERC BUDGET CALCULATOR for Discovery and RTI Grants
We invite you to visit our WIKI page and click on Tri-Agency Budget Resources to familiarize yourself with this feature before grant season is upon us.

For support relating to NSERC funding opportunities, contact Jason Darby, Office of the Vice Principal Research & Innovation. 

Faculty may be eligible for proposal development and editorial support through the UTSC Research Grant Enhancement Fund (RGEF). Faculty engaged in international research partnerships are asked to fill out a Research Partnership Security Survey.
SSHRC


SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Gender-Based Violence - application now open
SSHRC and Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) have launched a Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition to mobilize social sciences and humanities research to examine and synthesize existing knowledge on gender-based violence. Grant holders will identify research gaps and opportunities and their work will inform and guide policy-makers and service providers contributing to ensuring a violence-free Canadian society. 

August 23, 2022: UTSC MRA Deadline
August 25, 2022 by 12PM: RSO MRA Deadline
August 30, 2022 by 9AM: Sponsor Deadline

2022 SSHRC Insight Grant Budget Information Session
The Centre for Research & Innovation Support, in collaboration with Research Services Office, will be hosting a special budget information session on the 2022 SSHRC Insight Grant (IG). This session will specifically focus on proposed budgets for IG proposals, including: formatting, eligible/ineligible costs, and justifications for budget items required by the SSHRC IG application guidelines.

August 25, 2022: 10-11AM
Session Details & Registration 

SSHRC Insight Grants
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. For full IG guidelines, please visit the SSHRC website here. Please contact Anika Mifsud if you are applying.

September 5, 2022: UTSC Editorial Review Deadline
September 20, 2022: UTSC Internal Deadline (MRA Required)
September 22, 2022 by Noon: RSO Internal Deadline (MRA Required) 
September 28, 2022 by 9AM: Deadline to Submit on SSHRC Website
October 1, 2022 by 8PM EDT: Sponsor Deadline

SSHRC and Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) launch Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative 
The Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative is a joint initiative between Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). WAGE will invest up to $2,500,000 and SSHRC up to $1,000,000 over four years to co-fund research projects that address Gender-based violence (GBV). The goal of this initiative is to support academic researchers, in partnership with other research-focused and community-based organizations, to advance knowledge on, and analyze the causes and persistence of GBV in Canada. For more information, please visit the Instructions page. 

September 20, 2022: UTSC Internal Deadline (MRA Required)
September 22, 2022: RSO Internal Deadline (MRA Required) 
September 28, 2022: U of T deadline to submit to the Convergence Portal
October 6, 2022 by 8PM EST: Sponsor Deadline
 

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants 
SSHRC has now released the updated guidelines and application instructions for the November 2022 Partnership Development Grants competition. SSHRC's Partnership Development Grants provide support to: develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new research partnership activities involving existing and/or potential partners; or - design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up at a regional, national or international level. Please contact Anika Mifsud if you are interested in applying.

October 13, 2022: UTSC Editorial Review Deadline (Optional)
November 3, 2022: UTSC Internal Deadline (MRA Required)
November 7, 2022 by 12PM EST: Internal UofT Deadline (MRA Required)
November 10, 2022 by 12PM EST: Sponsor Deadline


SSHRC Grants Budget Calculator
We invited you to visit our WIKI page and click on Tri-Agency Budget Resources to familiarize yourself with this feature before grant season is upon us.

Browse SSHRC Opportunities
For support relating to SSHRC funding opportunities, contact Anika Mifsud, Office of the Vice Principal Research & Innovation. 

Faculty may be eligible for proposal development and editorial support through the UTSC Research Grant Enhancement Fund (RGEF)Faculty engaged in international research partnerships are asked to fill out a Research Partnership Security Survey.

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Other Funding Opportunities
 

Ontario Arts Council-Indigenous Visual Artists Materials
Supports Ontario-based First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists working in the visual arts, crafts or traditional/customary Indigenous art forms to create artwork. The 2022-2023 program is open from July 2022 until January 31, 2023.

Call for Proposals - Vector Institute-Temerty Clinical AI Integration Grant

In 2022, T-CAIREM and the Vector Institute are jointly offering an AI integration grant. This grant is intended to help researchers integrate their projects into clinical practice. 
For full details visit Vector Institute-Temerty Clinical AI Integration Grant: Call for Proposals 

August 19, 2022 by 5PM: Letter of Intent Deadline

2022 Samsung Global Research Outreach Program (Now Open)
The Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program is an important part of growing Samsung Electronics' academic research engagement and collaboration platforms. The GRO Program, 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. More info can be found on the program website and the program brochure.

August 22, 2022 by 8PM ET/5PM PT: Sponsor Deadline

IC-IMPACTS Call for Proposals on Building Resilient and Carbon-Neutral Communities Post Covid

IC-IMPACTS (the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability) has issued a Call for Proposals on Building Resilient and Carbon-Neutral Communities Post-COVID.
In this Joint Call for Proposals, IC-IMPACTS, Department of Science and Technology (DST), and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) from India are seeking joint applications aimed at addressing the issues faced by remote and rural communities in the post COVID world. Detailed program, eligibility and application information, can be found here.

August 24, 2022: Internal MRA Deadline
August 31, 2022 (5:30 PM IST): Sponsor Deadline

Novo Nordisk Network 2022 Catalyst Grant Competition

The inaugural University of Toronto's Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations 2022 Catalyst Grant Competition is open. Catalyst grants will be awarded to support evidence-informed programs, interventions, approaches, or evaluations that have shown promise in other contexts and align to the Network's missions: to reduce social inequities in risk and burden of diabetes and other chronic diseases through better care, lower risk factors and healthier living environments. A maximum award of $75,000 per year, up to 2 years, will be available for each successful grant. Review the complete competition details. 

September 1, 2022 by 5PM EST: Sponsor Deadline

2022 Sony Research Award Program
The Sony Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers. With awards up to $150,000 USD per year for each accepted proposal, both the Faulty Innovation Award and Focused Research Award create new opportunities for university faculties and research institutions to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries and the future. Click here to open the submission form

September 6, 2022: Internal UTSC Deadline (MRA Required)
September 8, 2022: Internal UofT Deadline (MRA Required)
September 15, 2022 by 11:59 PM PDT: Sponsor Deadline

Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSC) Global Fellowship
The Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSC) Global Fellowship opportunity is offered by the European Commission and is designed to help create long-term collaborations and new knowledge transfer between European Member States (MS) and Associated Countries (AC) and countries outside Europe (Third Countries) such as Canada. These fellowships enable experienced European researchers (PhD or with 4 years of full-time research experience) who are national or long term residents of a MS or AC to be trained and to acquire new knowledge in a Third Country (TC) research partner organization (e.g. U of T) during an Outgoing Phase for a total duration of 12-24 months.

September 8, 2022: Internal Deadline
October 6, 2022: Sponsor Deadline (MRA Required)


Ontario Brain Institute: Open Call for Integrated Discovery Program Networks
The Ontario Brain Institute is hosting an open call for Integrated Discovery Programs (IDPs) that will foster discovery and deliver innovative products and services to improve the lives of those living with brain disorders. The IDP proposals should align with the 30-year vision, foster innovation and demonstrate a positive impact on the research community, on patient care and/or the healthcare system, as well as economic impact, such as job creation, commercialization of products or services, and the creation of companies.

September 15, 2022: Application deadline

Data Sciences Institute – Call for Data Access Grants
The University of Toronto Data Sciences Institute (DSI) is pleased to announce a new round of the Data Access Grant competition. DSI Data Access Grants are designed to support multi/interdisciplinary training and collaborative research in data sciences that include faculty from the University of Toronto and funding partner institutions. The purpose of these grants is to improve data accessibility for DSI researchers and to foster research by mitigating the high cost of data set access. Applications are accepted four (4) times a year (September, December, March, May).

September 30, 2022 by 8PM:  Sponsor Deadline

NRC - Call for Proposals for the Material for Clean Fuels Program
This funding call focuses on advancing materials research and development in the 3 strategic areas of CO2 conversion, Clean H2 production and Accelerated materials discovery. The program is planning to make available up to $7,000,000 (CAD) over 3 years to support projects under this call. More information can be found here.

September 30, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

Call for Proposals - 2022 Family Medicine (FAFM & CFPC) Temerty Innovation Grant 
The 2022 Family Medicine (FAFM & CFPC) - Temerty Innovation Grant is intended to identity high-risk, high-reward research with the potential to transform family medicine in the next 20 years. The purpose of this grant is to encourage researchers to transcend boundaries by using diverse datasets and new technologies to improve family medicine efficiency or patient outcomes and to stimulate the creation of a collaborative community focused on the innovation and implementation of AI in family medicine. Full details can be found here, along with the application form.

September 30, 2022, 5pm: Application Deadline

Call for Proposals - 2022 Temerty Innovation Grant for AI in Medicine

The objective of this grant is to identify promising high-risk, high-reward ideas that will transform health over the next 20 years in AI in medicine, to encourage researchers to transcend boundaries by using diverse datasets and new technologies to improve care efficiency or patient outcomes and to stimulate the creation of a collaborative community focused on the innovation and implementation of AI in medicine.
For more information, please visit the program webpage.
Applications must be submitted using this online form

September 30, 2022, 5pm: Application Deadline

Inaugural Connaught Major Research Challenge for Black Researchers

The Connaught Major Research Challenge for Black Researchers program is to strengthen U of T’s Black Researchers’ contribution to addressing and proffering solutions to major research challenges through the advancement of knowledge and the transfer and application of solutions. Black-led major research challenge teams will initiate collaborations involving U of T researchers and students from multiple disciplines, along with international collaborators, innovators and thought leaders from other sectors. Questions regarding eligibility can be directed to the Connaught Secretariat

September 30, 2022: NOI Deadline
October 15, 2022: Full Application Deadline

University College London-UofT - Call for Joint Proposals

University College London (UCL) and U of T are contributing matching funds to support collaborative research initiatives through a joint call for proposals for collaborative activities. There are two funding schemes: a) Seed-Funding for Emerging Global Talents, and b) Strategic Challenges Fund. Applicants who are eligible for both, may apply for both. Each applicant can only be funded once under this call. For more information on this call, including detailed instructions on how to submit a proposal, please see the funding opportunities page.

October 3, 2022. 9AM BST: Application Deadline

Energy Innovation Program: Expression of Interest Now Open for Carbon Capture RD&D Projects
Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) provides an important pathway to emissions reductions for energy and industrial activities under conditions where neither electrification nor low carbon fuels are able to provide technically or economically feasible low-carbon solutions. The current CCUS RD&D call will focus on earlier-stage RD&D activities across three different focus areas: Capture; Storage/Sequestration; and Utilization.

October 3, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

Data Sciences Institute – Call for Seed Funding for Methodologists

The University of Toronto Data Sciences Institute is pleased to announce a new call for our Seed Funding for Methodologists initiative. The DSI Seed Funding for Methodologists initiative is designed to encourage new collaborations of data science methodologists and theorists with applied researchers. Funds of up to $10,000 can be used to support successful applicants to seed a new CRT with the aim of applying for a DSI Catalyst Grant.

October 14, 2022 by 8PM: Sponsor Deadline

Data Sciences Institute - Research Software Development Support – Call for Projects

The University of Toronto's Data Sciences Institute is pleased to announce a new call for Research Software Development Support. The aim of the DSI Research Software Development Support Program is to help researchers refine existing software tools by enhancing functionality, usability and robustness; build new tools; or disseminate research software beyond the research space in which it is created.
Access the complete application guidelines and the application form template via the DSI website

October 21, 2022, 12PM EST: Application Deadline

Data Sciences Institute - Call for Catalyst Grant Applications

The research Catalyst Funding Grant is a competitive seed funding program for multidisciplinary teams forming a Collaborative Research Team (CRT). Catalyst Grants are expected to align with the Data Sciences Institute mission to catalyze the transformative nature of data sciences across all disciplines. The value of this grant will be up to $100,000. More information can be found here.

November 4, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

Government of Canada: Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine) The Government of Canada has announced special funding, in the form of supplements to existing CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC, and New Frontiers grants, that will provide relief and assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers directly impacted by the Russian regime’s invasion of Ukraine. The duration of the award is up to one year with the award amount being up to $45,000. More information can be found here.   December 22, 2022: Sponsor Deadline (continuous intake)

NVIDIA - Advancing Applied Academic Research
The NVIDIA Applied Research Accelerator Program supports research projects that have the potential to make a real-world impact through the deployment of NVIDIA-accelerated applications adopted by commercial and government organizations. This program accelerates development and adoption by providing access to technical guidance, hardware, and funding based on project requirements, maturity, and impact. Contact Wesley Noell for more details. 

Canadian Heritage: Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
Supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage culture and creative innovation. The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund receives applications on an ongoing basis.

Canadian Heritage: Commemorate Canada
Provides funding to initiatives that commemorate and celebrate historical figures, places, events and accomplishments of national significance. Commemorate Canada funding applications may be submitted at any time.

National Institutes of Health - Funding Announcements
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released multiple requests for both applications and program announcements. Information on these opportunities can be found here. For more information on NIH application and the submission process, please visit the University's Research Funding Opportunities website found here.

Mitacs: Business Strategy Internships (BSI) & Accelerate Graduate Student Internships
The BSI program connects Canadian businesses and not-for-profits with university students with relevant skills, to plan/adapt their business operations during the economic recovery. The Mitacs Accelerate program helps fund partnered research projects by supporting Masters, PhD students, or Postdoctoral Fellows through "units" consisting of 4-month paid graduate student internships. Contact Dr. Suhail Asrar or Brice Rousseau for further information

Mitacs Programs and Globalink orientation videos.

Mitacs Global Link Research Award - Ukraine Update
Mitacs has recently signed an agreement with the Ministry of Science and Education of Ukraine that extends our pre-existing partnership with them. This new collaboration on the Globalink Research Award (GRA) program now allows Canadian institutions to submit projects and host Ukrainian interns. These projects don’t count in the allocation system and don’t require any co-funding. Up to $6000 in funding is available for projects between 12-24 weeks. For more details, contact the program team
 
Faculty engaged in international research partnerships are asked to fill out a Research Partnership Security Survey.

The Ontario Water Consortium (OWC) - Mitacs Partnership - Call for Proposals
The Ontario Water Consortium (OWC) and Mitacs are engaged in a strategic partnership to create opportunities between Ontario’s innovative water companies, municipal utilities and highly trained college, undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. OWC has reserved 120 Internship Units for these projects.  Mitacs provides up to $7,500 per 4-month Internship Unit with a required 1:1 match. OWC matches the proposal with the appropriate partner entity to provide the remaining balance of the $15,000 Internship Unit.
Click here to being the application process

Ontario Arts Council-Exhibition Assistance
Supports Ontario-based artists and artist collectives working in visual arts, craft and media art practices in the presentation of their artwork in a confirmed public exhibition. The 2022-23 program is open from June 2022 until January 13, 2023.

Additional Funding Opportunities Links:
U of T Research Services Office (RSO) website
Institutional Strategic Initiatives (ISI)
Connaught Fund Opportunities
Jackman Humanities Institute
Pivot Funding Opportunities Database

Centre for Global Disability Studies 2021-2022 Small Grants Fund
U of T's School of Cities Small Grant Funds


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Awards & Honours Opportunities  


Dan David Prize
The Dan David Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship that illuminates the past and seeks to anchor public discourse in a deeper understanding of history. The Prize has been re-envisioned in 2021 as the largest history prize in the world. The prize program will award scholars and practitioners in the historical disciplines: historians, art historians, archaeologists, digital humanists, curators, documentary filmmakers and all those who deepen our knowledge and understanding of the past. Nominees from early to mid-career stages are welcome. Valued at $300,000 USD.

September 14, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

Abel Prize
The Abel Prize recognizes scientific contributions of extraordinary depth and influence in the field of mathematics, including mathematical aspects of computer science, mathematical physics, probability, numerical analysis and scientific computing, statistics, and applications of mathematics in the sciences. Nominees from established career stages are welcome. Valued at $1,000,000 USD.

September 15, 2022: Sponsor Deadline
 
Sloan Research Fellowships
Sloan Research Fellowships are two-year fellowships awarded annually in recognition of outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study. Candidates must be tenure-track, but untenured, faculty who hold a PhD or equivalent degree in chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or a related field. Nominated candidates' faculty position must carry a regular teaching obligation. Nominees from early career stages are welcome. Valued at $75,000 USD.

September 13, 2022: Internal Deadline
September 15, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

Heineken Prizes
The Heineken Prizes are awarded every other year to five internationally renowned scientists and scholars in the fields noted below. They are intended explicitly for scientists and scholars who are currently active in their field and whose research still holds considerable promise for future innovative discoveries. The five international Heineken Prizes are as follows: Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics; C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Sciences; Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences; Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for History; Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine. Nominees from mid-level career stages are welcome. Valued at $200,000 USD.

September 15, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

Guggenheim Fellowships
Guggenheim Fellowships are six- to twelve-month grants for focused work on projects in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, or arts. Intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts, the Fellowships provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible. Nominees from all career stages are welcome. Variable funding available.

September 17, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences
The Lurie Prize recognizes outstanding achievement in fundamental biomedical research by a promising young scientist, who must be 52 years of age or younger as of January 1 of the year following the nomination (i.e., January 1, 2022 for fall 2021 nominations). Nominations are broadly solicited and can be made by any member of an accredited educational and/or scientific institution. There is no limitation on the number of nominations that may be made by a single nominator or institution. Nominees from mid and established career stages are welcome. Valued at $100,000 USD.

September 20, 2022: Sponsor Deadline
 
The Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Prix du Canada en sciences humaines et sociales, each worth $10,000, are awarded annually by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences to the best scholarly books that have received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program. The winners and finalists of the prizes provoke and inform national conversations on important topics and draw attention to the important contribution of scholarship to Canadian society. Nominees from all career stages are welcome. Valued at $10,000 CAD.

September 30, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

The Royal Society UK Fellowship
The Royal Society is the UK's National Academy of Science, a self-governing Fellowship made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth. Each year, the Fellows of the Royal Society elect up to 52 new Fellows, who are citizens of the UK, and up to 10 new Foreign Members. Candidates must have made 'a substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science'. Nominees from established career stages are welcome.

September 30, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

Stockholm Water Prize
The Stockholm Water Prize is the world's most prestigious award for outstanding contributions to the conservation and protection of water resources. Nominated achievements can be within the fields of science, technology, education, public policy, or practice related to sustainable use and protection of water. The two broad categories of the award are "Policy and Practices" and "Research." Nominees from established career stages are welcome. Valued at $150,000 USD.

September 30, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences
The Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences is intended to recognize breakthrough research in pure or applied life science research that is distinguished by its excellence, originality, and impact on our understanding of biological systems and processes. Particular emphasis will be placed on research which champions novel approaches and challenges accepted thinking in the biomedical sciences. Nominees from all career stages are welcome. Valued at $35,000 USD.

September 30, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

Tang Prizes
The Tang Prize is awarded biennially in four categories to recognize innovative, influential work addressing current social needs. The four categories are: The Tang Prize in Sustainable Development; The Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science; The Tang Prize in Sinology; The Tang Prize in Rule of Law. Nominees from mid to established career stages are welcome. Valued at $2,280,000 CAD.

September 30, 2022: Sponsor Deadline
 
Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology
Through a partnership with AAAS/Science, Michelson Philanthropies supports young investigators from a wide range of disciplines who apply their expertise to perform research that has a lasting impact on vaccine and immunotherapy. Disciplines may include, but are not limited to, computer science, artificial intelligence/machine learning, protein engineering, nanotechnology, genomics, parasitology and tropical medicine, neurodegenerative diseases, and gene editing. Nominees from early career stages, <35 years old, are welcome. Valued at $30,000 and two runner-up prizes of $10,000.

October 1, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

Blue Planet Prize
The Blue Planet Prize recognizes outstanding achievement in observation, analysis, prediction, assessment, remediation, and practice for realizing conservation and restoration of the global environment. Nominees' work will have contributed significantly towards solutions in the areas of conservation, restoration of the global environment, and other aspects of global environmental problems. Nominees from all career stages are welcome.

October 1, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

Canada Gairdner International Award
The Canada Gairdner International Award recognizes outstanding researchers whose unique scientific contributions have increased the understanding of human biology and disease and contributed to the relief of human suffering. Nominations in the field of translational research are accepted. The award is intended for seminal bodies of work, not cumulative lifetime achievement. Nominees from all career stages are welcome. Valued at $100,000 CAD.

October 1, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes the world’s leading researchers who have used rational, scientifically based research to improve the wellbeing of those facing health inequalities worldwide. Gairdner invites nominations from any field of research impacting global health and health inequity. The award is intended for research-focused candidates, not those primarily involved in administrative or advocacy roles. Nominees from all career stages are welcome. Valued at $100,000 CAD.

October 1, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

National Academy of Science Awards
The following awards are open for nominations in 2022: Alexander Agassiz Medal; Arctowski Medal; Arthur L. Day Prize and Lectureship; James Prize in Science and Technology Integration; Michael and Sheila Held Prize; NAS Award for Chemistry in Service to Society; NAS Award for Scientific Discovery; NAS Award for the Industrial Application of Science; NAS Award in Chemical Sciences; NAS Award in Early Earth and Life Sciences - Stanley Miller Medal; NAS Award in Molecular Biology; NAS Award in the Neurosciences; NAS Public Welfare Medal; Pradel Research Award; Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology; Troland Research Awards. Nominees from all career stages are welcome. Variable amounts awarded.

October 3, 2022: Sponsor Deadline
 
Rolex Awards for Enterprise
The Rolex Awards for Enterprise recognize five individuals annually whose ground-breaking projects are helping to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet. Candidates can apply in five areas: science and health, applied technology, exploration, cultural heritage and the environment. Nominees from all career stages are welcome. Valued at 272,000 CAD.

October 17, 2022: Sponsor Deadline
 
LUI Che Woo Prize
The LUI Che Woo Prize aims to recognize and honour individuals or organizations all over the world with outstanding achievements and contributions to the welfare of mankind and encourage them to continue their efforts in the same direction. There are three prize categories: The Sustainability Prize; The Welfare Betterment Prize; The Positive Energy Prize. Nominees from mid to established career stages are welcome. Valued at $3,250,000 CAD.
 
October 14, 2022: Internal Deadline
October 31, 2022: Sponsor Deadline
 
Wolf Prizes
 The Wolf Prizes are major international honours recognizing outstanding scientists and artists "for achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among peoples, irrespective of nationality, race, colour, religion, sex or political views." Nominees must have had a distinguished international career. In 2022, nominations are expected to be invited in the fields of ChemistryMathematicsMedicine, and Physics and in Painting and Sculpture.
Valued at $100,000 USD.

October 20, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

Call for Nominations – The Benjamin Franklin Medals
The Franklin Institute invites nominations for candidates for the Benjamin Franklin Medals, presented in the following seven disciplines of science and engineering: Chemistry, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Computer and Cognitive Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Electrical Engineering, Life Science and Physics. Interdisciplinary awards will also be considered. Nominations are accepted at any time and may be considered for an award in any upcoming year. 

The Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture
The Berggruen Prize recognizes humanistic thinkers whose ideas have helped us find direction, wisdom, and improved self-understanding in a world being rapidly transformed by profound social, technological, political, cultural, and economic change. Nominees from all career stages are welcome to apply. Valued at $1,000,000 USD.

Open, ongoing: Sponsor Deadline
 
Vetlesen Prize
The Vetlesen Prize is awarded in recognition of scientific achievement resulting in a clearer understanding of the Earth, its history, or its relations to the universe and is administered by Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Designed to rank in its field in importance and honor with the Nobel awards, the Vetlesen is acknowledged as the premier prize in this area. Nominees of an established career stage are welcome to apply. Valued at $250,000 USD.

Open, ongoing: Sponsor Deadline
 

Additional A&H Resources:
For support relating to Awards & Honours opportunities, contact Dr. Amanda Mohabeer.

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UTSC Internal Programs

Research Impact Fund January 15, 2023 
Research Grant Enhancement Fund Application deadline: Ongoing/Rolling
Sponsorship Requests for Research Conferences, Symposia & Workshops Application deadline: Ongoing/Rolling
Indigenous Research Ethics Education Grant  Administered by: Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean Application deadline TBC

Research Competitiveness Fund November 1, 2022 - Application Deadline

Campus Farm Project December 20, 2022
Departmental Research Fund February 15, 2023 - Application Deadline
International Research Collaboration Fund April 1, 2023 - Application Deadline
Clusters of Scholarly Prominence Program (CSPP) May 1, 2023 - NOI Deadline 

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Select Resources for Research Faculty 

Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) Resource Hub

The Resource Hub is intended as a user friendly, self-serve catalogue of research and innovation resources.

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 
Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) Research Roundup
CRIS Facilitation Toolkit & Collaboration Supports


VPRI Website on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Research & Innovation


REDCap Account Access for UTSC Faculty

Toronto Region Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC)

Library Resources for UTSC Research Faculty

University of Toronto Libraries Signs New Zero-Fee Publication Agreement with PLOS
For more information explaining how this agreement works, please visit UTL's Publishing Discounts webpage  

The UTSC Library’s Digital Scholarship Unit (DSU) website provides UTSC-specific support for digital scholarship in the related areas of data, the digital humanities, digital collections building, digital archiving, and scholarly communications.

University of Toronto Libraries Workshops and Events Calendar

Please contact your Liaison Librarian if you have any questions or needs.

Research Revealed – Celebrating Trainee Research in Images
Research Revealed showcases the wide variety of research undertaken across our campuses by our undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc trainees. These images of ongoing research are featured both on the Research Revealed website and in other U of T initiatives The initiative offers a platform for U of T trainees to share compelling visual imagery evoking the beauty and complexity of their research and serves as a starting point for trainees to develop an online research presence.
The submission form can be accessed here.


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researchoffice.utsc@utoronto.ca
 

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