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Funding & Support

In support of the research conducted by faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduate trainees, both the university and the faculty provide a range of funding, awards and resources.

The university, faculty and various external organizations offer funding, awards and resources for faculty members.

The Faculty of Science also maintains various internal programs in support of research, including:

FOS Dean's Research Fund (Travel): Annually available funds to supplement faculty members travelling to conferences in Canada and abroad. Applications are accepted three times a year.

Faculty of Science Dean's Research Fund Guideline: Internal research grants, with two types available:

  • DRF-booster (DRF-B): for research proposals that are highly rated, but nonetheless unsuccessful in securing external grants.
  • DRF-connector (DRF-C): for researchers who are cultivating new external partnerships, with a view to applying for larger team grants through external agencies.

FOS Dean’s Research Fund - Research Tools and Instrumentation (DRF-RTI): Research equipment funding (purchase or rental), with a view to seizing new research opportunities, HQP training or collaborative research across the university.

FOS Dean’s Research Fund - Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Opportunities (UIRO) Program: Funding for use in hiring Toronto Metropolitan undergraduate summer research assistants outside of FOS, with a view to fostering interdisciplinary collaborations.  

For information, questions or assistance, contact the Science Research and Innovation Office (external link)  (SRIO).

With increasing recognition of the need for equitable, diverse,inclusive, and accessible research environments, we support faculty members in working toward such goals. Below are some available documents specific to the Faculty of Science.

Please also check our internal folder with more EDI resource documents. (external link)  You will need to log into your Toronto Metropolitan University account to access it. 

Postdoctoral researchers make up an integral part of our science research community. These  are typically funded by individual faculty members or through external awards/fellowships.

Travel Fund: The Faculty of Science also offers conference funding support through the Dean's Research Fund. The program assists postdoctoral researchers with costs to present research at national and international events. Applications open in April and October. For information, please contact the Science Research and Innovation Office (SRIO).

Research Awards: A number of external award opportunities also exist, such as the Traditional Fulbright Scholar Award, John Charles Polanyi Prizes, and others. We also support and promote our postdoctoral researchers through communications about potential awards, deadlines, and the availability of assistance to facilitate applications.

Postdoctoral Services: Toronto Metropolitan University also provides a range of professional development, career counselling, and campus services. For details, visit Toronto Metropolitan's Postdoctoral Fellows website.

Most of our Master’s & PhD programs are research-based, and include guaranteed funding packages for students. For more information on graduate funding, visit our Graduate Student Funding page.

Through various opportunities and programs, many of our undergraduates gain early exposure to a research environment. Learn more about undergraduate science research taking place at the university. Reach out also to your professors, program director or the department to explore undergraduate research opportunities.