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Funding Opportunities

Funding deadlines impacted by COVID-19 — OVPRI will be updating the Funding Opportunities calendar as new information becomes available. * indicates that a deadline has been updated on the date listed in parentheses.

The Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (OVPRI) offers guidance and support for researchers in identifying potential funding sources and with the application process. Faculty members in all departments are encouraged to contact the listed Grants/Contract Officer or Innovation Advisor, opens in new window for more information pertaining to a specific program.

We provide the following services:

  • Advice and guidance on research grant proposal preparation.
  • Substantive / technical review of proposal drafts and applications.
  • Facilitation of interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships.
  • Information regarding signature requirements for proposal submissions.
  • Assistance with budget development.

Workshops are held by the OVPRI throughout the year to provide updates on funding agencies, funding and proposal development, and more. Check News and Events, opens in new window for more details on upcoming events.

Notice of Announcement

July 12, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario

National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships will help protect Canadian science and research have been announced, external link, opens in new window. The guidelines will be applied immediately as a mandatory element of federal research partnership funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Alliance Grants program, external link, opens in new window for any application involving private sector partner organizations. The government intends to expand the application of the guidelines to all granting councils and the Canada Foundation for Innovation in the near term.

For more information, please contact Galina Maliouta, Applied Research & Innovation Advisor at galina.maliouta@ryerson.ca.

 COVID-19 Related SRC Opportunities

Opportunity Status Contact
National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program, external link
NRC IRAP has been tasked by the Government of Canada to work with Canadian industry to address a range of medium‑term Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada needs.
Open Suraj Shah
suraj.shah@ryerson.ca

 External COVID-19 Research Resources

A number of private and public organizations as well as networks are offering resources, guidance and platforms for collaboration on COVID-19 initiatives being undertaken by the scientific community.

COVID-19 Collaboration Platforms

The COS Pivot Database

The COS Pivot Database is free for all Ryerson researchers and is the largest searchable database in the world for researchers looking for funding opportunities and potential collaborators. Built in collaboration with more than 260 leading research universities, government agencies, and other R&D organizations from around the world, COS Pivot continues to expand internationally and seeks to include all disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

For more information, contact Iain McQueen, Grants Officer, Social Sciences and Humanities, CIHR, at OVPRI ext. 2648 or imcqueen@ryerson.ca, opens in new window.

External Funding Opportunities

The list provided below is not inclusive of all funding opportunities. If you require information or assistance for a competition or opportunity not listed below, please contact Richard McCulloch, Executive Director, Research Services.

Generally, our internal deadline to submit applications/proposals for review and signature is one week before the sponsor deadline. Large-volume competitions may have an internal deadline which would typically be up to two weeks prior to the external deadline.

Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
September 2, 2022 NSERC: Collaborative Research and Training Experience program (CREATE), external link Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
September 15, 2022

CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2022, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: September 1, 2022

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
September 15, 2022 Canadian Cancer Society: Travel Award, external link Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
September 15, 2022

SSHRC: Partnership Engage Grants, external link

Internal Deadline: September 8, 2022

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
September 15, 2022

NSERC: PromoScience, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: TBA

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
September 20, 2022 New Frontiers in Research Fund: , external linkTransformation Competition 2022 Richard McCulloch
richard.mcculloch@ryerson.ca
TBA

Canada Research Chairs (Invitation/Nomination Only), external link

Internal Deadline: TBA

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@ryerson.ca
September 21, 2022

SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF): 2022 Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic Context (Notice of Intent), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: September 14, 2022

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
September 21, 2022

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022-23 Competition, external link

Internal Deadline: August 20, 2022

Tina Smith
tina.smith@ryerson.ca

Charles Fiddy
cfiddy@ryerson.ca

September 22, 2022

NSERC: Collaborative Research and Training Experience Grants, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: September 15, 2022

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
TBA Idea to Innovation Grants, external link, opens in new window

Suraj Shah
suraj.shah@ryerson.ca

Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
October 1, 2022

SSHRC Insight Grants, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: September 17, 2022

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
October 6, 2022

CIHR Fellowship, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: September 29, 2022

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
October, 15, 2022

CFI: John R. Evans Leaders Fund (Unaffiliated), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: TBA

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@ryerson.ca, opens in new window
October 18, 2022

NSERC Discovery Horizons Grants, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 11, 2022

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
October 19, 2022

SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF): Exploration Stream, external link

Internal Deadline: October 12, 2022

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
October 19, 2022

CFI: John R. Evans Leaders Fund (Affiliated), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: TBA

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@ryerson.ca
October 19, 2022

Canada Research Chairs (Invitation/Nomination Only), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: TBA

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@ryerson.ca
October 25, 2022

NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grants, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 18, 2022

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
October 29, 2022

SSHRC Partnership Grants: Stage 2, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 22, 2022

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
November 1, 2022

NSERC Discovery Grants, external link

Internal Deadline: October 18, 2022

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
November 1, 2022

SSHRC Connection Grants
, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 25, 2022

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
November 2, 2022

SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF): Transformation Stream (NOI), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 26, 2022

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
November 2, 2022

New Frontiers in Research Fund: Transformation Competition 2023 (Notice of Intent), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 2, 2022

Richard McCulloch
richard.mcculloch@ryerson.ca
November 5, 2022

Ontario Research Fund: Small Infrastructure Research, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: TBA

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@ryerson.ca
November 15, 2022

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: November 8, 2022

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
December 15, 2022

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: December 8, 2022

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contract

January 7, 2023

NSERC: Idea to Innovation, external link Suraj Shah
suraj.shah@ryerson.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
February 1, 2023

SSHRC: Connection Grants, external link

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
February 2, 2023

SSHRC: Insight Development Grants, external link

Internal Deadline: TBA

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
February 10, 2023

SSHRC Partnership Grants: Stage 1, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: TBA

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
March 3, 2023 Ontario Research Fund - Small Infrastructure Research, external link Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@ryerson.ca
March 15, 2023

SSHRC: Partnership Engage Grants, external link

Internal Deadline: March 8, 2023

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
March 16, 2023

CIHR: Project Grants (Full Application), external link

Internal Deadline: March 2, 2023

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca

TBA

 

NSERC: Idea to Innovation, external link, opens in new window Suraj Shah
suraj.shah@ryerson.ca

Internal Funding Opportunities

Toronto Metropolitan University provides SRC activity funding to faculty members throughout the year. Priority is given to applicants who do not otherwise have funding to pay for their research programs. Recipients are expected to apply for an external grant within two years of receiving the funds.

Please contact srcfunding@ryerson.ca for any inquiries on internal funding opportunities.

Deadline Opportunity Links and Forms
Friday, February 18, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

2022 SSHRC Explore Competition: The SSHRC Explore grant provides funds to faculty members pursuing research/scholarship in the social sciences and humanities.

PDF fileApplication Guidelines, opens in new window
Friday, March 18, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

2022 Strategic SRC Initiative Fund: The Strategic SRC Initiative Fund provides internal funds to enhance areas of SRC excellence that are of strategic importance to the university by giving researchers/scholars an opportunity to nurture and scale their SRC initiatives.

PDF fileApplication Guidelines, opens in new window
Friday, May 20, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. 2022 Internal Equipment Grant: Provides funding for the purchase of research-related tools and/or equipment to support existing and proposed SRC activity at the university. PDF fileApplication Guidelines, opens in new window
TBA

2022-2023 Fall/Winter Work Study RA Program: The purpose of the Work Study Research Assistant (WSRA) program is to provide part-time employment opportunities to full-time Toronto Metropolitan University undergraduate students (who have proven financial need) in academically-relevant university SRC initiatives. The program aims to enhance and support the SRC activities of faculty members and the university.

Note: There is no competition for the summer term.

Program Details Forthcoming
Ongoing Internal SRC Events/Activities Supplemental Funding Support: Offers supplemental financial support to SRC events/activities held on the university campus. PDF fileApplication Form, opens in new window

May 1 for paid leaves starting either July 1 or September 1

October 1 for paid leaves starting January 1

Research Leave Grant: Designed to support faculty research activity during paid research leaves. Application Instructions, opens in new window

Updated: May 16, 2022