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Funding Opportunities

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.

Some agencies have a postmarked deadline, while others have a due date by which the application must be received by the agency. The OVPRI deadline for internal review and to obtain any required signatures is two weeks prior to the agency deadline.

The COS Pivot Database

The COS Pivot Database is free for all TMU 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.

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.

Our internal deadline to submit applications/proposals for review and signature is two weeks prior to the sponsor deadline. 

As of December 4, 2023, Canadian researchers are considered “associate country participants” within Pillar II of Horizon Europe (external link, opens in new window) , the EU's key funding program for research and innovation. Pillar II is primarily focused on tackling major, shared global challenges, including climate, energy, digital economy, and health, and addressing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Pillar II: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness is the largest collaborative part of the Horizon Europe program, with a budget of approximately C$79.6 billion.

Canadian researchers can apply now as beneficiaries and receive grants directly from the European Commission (EC) once provisional application begins, likely in Q3 2024. Given application processing timeframes, Canadians are strongly encouraged to apply now to be considered in the 2024 review period.

Researchers interested in learning more about and applying for Horizon Europe Pillar II open calls can consult the current list of funding and tender opportunities (opens in new window)  on the EU's Funding and Tenders Portal.

For any additional questions, please contact Richard McCulloch, Executive Director, Research Services.

Related Links:

NOTE: The STI Guide for Canadians - Horizon Europe EN v2023 document predates Canada's participation in Horizon Europe and will soon be updated. The Canada EU Opportunities Support Document is up to date.

 

Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
February 1, 2024

SSHRC Connection Grants (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: January 22, 2024

Christopher Hendershot
chendershot@torontomu.ca
February 2, 2024

SSHRC Insight Development Grants (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: January 17, 2024

Christopher Hendershot
chendershot@torontomu.ca
February 7, 2024

AMS Healthcare: Compassion and Artificial Intelligence Small Grant (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: January 24, 2024

researchservices@torontomu.ca

 

February 10, 2024

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

Internal Deadline: January 10, 2024

Christopher Hendershot
chendershot@torontomu.ca
February 15, 2024 Canada Foundation of Innovation: John R. Evans Leaders Fund (Unaffiliated) (external link, opens in new window)  Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@torontomu.ca
February 22, 2024 Alliance Advantage (LOI) (external link, opens in new window)  Galina Maliouta
galina.maliouta@torontomu.ca
February 22, 2024

Canadian Heritage: Organizational Capacity Building – Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Program (By invitation only) (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: February 8, 2023

Tina Smith
tina.smith@toronotmu.ca
February 23, 2024

Natural Resources Canada Energy Innovation Program – Carbon capture, utilization and storage RD&D Call – Utilization Focus Area (EOI) (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: February 1, 2024

Tina Smith
tina.smith@torontomu.ca
February 29, 2024

Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO): 2024 Road Safety Research Partnership Program (RSRPP) (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: February 15, 2024 

Laura Weir
laura.weir@torontomu.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
April 2, 2024

Cancer Research Society & Worldwide Cancer Research (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: March 19, 2024

researchservices@torontomu.ca
April 2, 2024

NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: March 19, 2024

Nicholas Burgwin
nburgwin@torontomu.ca
April 1, 2024

SSHRC Impact Awards (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: March 18, 2024

Christopher Hendershot
chendershot@torontomu.ca
April 23, 2024

Cancer Research Society – 2024 Next Generation of Scientists Award Competition (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: April 9, 2024

researchservices@torontomu.ca
TBA

CIHR IYS-Net Phase 1 – Building Learning Health System Networks (LOI) (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: TBA

researchservices@torontomu.ca
TBA

Mitacs-Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund (EOI) (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: TBA

Leslie Bone
lbone@torontomu.ca
April 16, 2024

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

Internal Deadline: April 2, 2024

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@torontomu.ca
April 5, 2024

IDRC: Regional hubs for climate change and health research (EOI) (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: March 20, 2024

Tina Smith
tina.smith@torontomu.ca
April 26, 2024

Greenbelt Foundation – 2024 Spring Grant Round (Full Application By Invitation Only) (external link) 

Internal Deadline: April 12, 2024

Laura Weir
laura.weir@torontomu.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
TBA

Mitacs Elevate (external link) 

Internal Deadline: TBA

Leslie Bone
lbone@torontomu.ca
TBA

Canadian Cancer Society: Accelerator Grants (external link) 

Internal Deadline: TBA

researchservices@torontomu.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
October 1, 2024

SSHRC Insight Grants (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: September 17, 2024

Christopher Hendershot
chendershot@torontomu.ca
October 15, 2024

Canada Foundation of Innovation: John R. Evans Leaders Fund (Unaffiliated) (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: October 1, 2024

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@torontomu.ca (opens in new window) 
TBA

NSERC Alliance Consortia Quantum Grant (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: TBA

Galina Maliouta
galina.maliouta@torontomu.ca
TBA

NSERC Discovery Horizons Grants (Full Application By Invitation Only) (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: TBA

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@torontomu.ca
TBA

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

Internal Deadline: TBA

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@torontomu.ca
October 22, 2024

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

Internal Deadline: October 8, 2024

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@torontomu.ca
TBA

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

Internal Deadline: TBA

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@torontomu.ca
TBA

Canadian Cancer Society (CCS): Challenge Grants Program (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: TBA

Richard McCulloch
richard.mcculloch@torontomu.ca
TBA

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

Internal Deadline: TBA

Christopher Hendershot
chendershot@torontomu.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
December 15, 2024

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants (Winter) (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: December 2, 2024

Christopher Hendershot
chendershot@torontomu.ca
TBA

Government of Ontario: Early Researcher Awards (external link, opens in new window) 

Internal Deadline: TBA

Laura Weir
laura.weir@torontomu.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@torontomu.ca for any inquiries on internal funding opportunities.

Deadline Opportunity Links and Forms
Ongoing 2024 Supplemental Indigenous SRC Fund: Offers non-competitive supplemental SRC funding support to Indigenous faculty members’ SRC programs, including the training of Indigenous undergraduate and/or graduate students towards expanding Indigenous scholarship at the university.  (PDF file) 2023 Supplemental Indigenous SRC Fund Guidelines and Cover Form
Ongoing Internal SRC Events/Activities Supplemental Funding Support: Offers supplemental financial support to SRC events/activities held on the university campus.  (PDF file) Application Form for Internal SRC Events/Activities Supplemental Funding Support

May 1 for paid leaves starting 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 for Research Leave Grant
February 26, 2024

2024 SSHRC Explore Competition: The SSHRC Explore grant provides funds to faculty members pursuing research/scholarship in the social sciences and humanities.

 (PDF file) Overview and Guidelines for SSHRC Explore Competition

 (PDF file) Application Form for SSHRC Explore Competition

2024 SSHRC Explore Competition Virtual Information Session Video

March 11, 2024

2024 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 file) Application Guidelines for Strategic SRC Fund

 (PDF file) Application Form for Strategic SRC Fund

2024 Strategic SRC Initiative Fund Virtual Information Session Video

TBA

2024 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 file) Application Guidelines for Internal Equipment Grant

 (PDF file) Application Form for Internal Equipment Grant

 (PDF file) 2023 IEG Virtual Information Session slides

2023 IEG Virtual Information Session video

 
TBA 2024 Indigenous SRC Distinction Fund Competition: Provides internal funds in support of Indigenous faculty members’ SRC activities.

 (PDF file) 2024 Indigenous SRC Distinction Fund Competition Application Overview & Guidelines

 (PDF file) 2024 Indigenous SRC Distinction Fund Application – Fillable

 (PDF file) 2024 Indigenous SRC Distinction Fund Information Session Slides

2024 Indigenous SRC Distinction Fund Information Video

 

Updated: February 27, 2024