Current and Upcoming Research Funding Opportunities / Awards

The searchable listing below is updated bi-weekly (and distributed as an e-mail bulletin to HH Researchers) to provide faculty with information on current Research Funding Opportunities and Awards.


Please note:  The INTERNAL FACULTY OF HEALTH DEADLINE is 4 business days prior to the external deadline date unless otherwise specified.

If you wish to have a Faculty Research Officer (RO) review relevant application documents, please allow for 2-3 weeks for this.


LAST UPDATE: July 23, 2021

OpportunitySponsorPre-app typePre-app deadlineExt. DeadlineKeywords
Mitacs Accelerate Internship: The economic benefit of MedicAlert Foundation Canada identification and service-ON-492Mitacs n/an/aasap - openinternship, Mitacs, MedicAlert, foundation, student opportunity, epidemiology, economic impact
INNO-vation ProgramJapanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communicationsn/an/aAug. 2, 2021Japan, innovation, new normal, technology, technological disruption, small ideas, new discoveries, unusual but change making projects
NSERC PromoScienceNSERCn/awebinar (optional)
Jul. 27, 2021
Sep. 15, 2021knowledge mobilization, communication, outreach, science promotion, science education, K-12, STEM, underrepresented groups
Guggenheim FellowshipsJohn Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundationn/an/aTBA: mid Sept.
Sep. 15, 2021 anticipated
researchers, arts, fellowships, knowledge creation, creativity, various disciplines
Sloan FellowshipsAlfred P. Sloan Foundationn/an/aTBA: mid Sept.
Sep. 15, 2021 anticipated
Science, scientists, early scholars, ECRs, distinction, unique potential, 2 years, impact
Operating Grant : Understanding and mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, youth and families in CanadaCIHRn/an/aJul. 27, 2021COVID-19, children, youth, families, Canada, mental health, pandemic, effects, impacts, mitigation
CCS Funding Opportunity: Challenge GrantsCanadian Cancer SocietyAbstract RegistrationJul. 28, 2021Sep. 22, 2021breast cancer, prostate cancer, challenge, preliminary data required, team grant, knowledge mobilization, EDI, SGBA+ required
2022 Indspire AwardsIndspiren/an/aAug 1, 2021Indigenous, First Nations, Metis and Inuit researchers, lifetime achievement, health impact achievement, youth, established, contribution to Canada
Fulbright Grants in the US for Canadian Faculty MembersFulbright Canadan/aoptional webinar - REGISTER HERE
Jul. 21, 2021
Nov. 15, 2021binational collaboration, North America, Canada US collaboration, Fulbright, scholars, postdocs, contemporary issues
SSHRC Connection Grants - Research Data Management (RDM) Capacity Building InitiativeSSHRCn/an/aAug. 3, 2021social sciences, humanities, outreach, data management, capacity building
New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) : Exploration StreamSSHRCNOIAug. 10, 2021Oct. 19, 2021interdisciplinary research, high risk, high reward, new frontiers, exploration, multidisciplinary
Healthy Cities Implementation Science Team GrantsCIHRLOIAug. 11, 2021Apr. 28, 2022
(by invitation only)
healthy, cities, communities, healthcare, healthy aging, diabetes prevention, urban Indigenous health, population, public health
Kids Brain Health Network (KHBN) - Mitacs Research AwardsMitacs and KBHNn/an/aAug. 30, 2021internship, partnership with business, NFPO, neurodevelopmental disability, children, families, service and support development
Royal Society of Canada (RSC): Fellowship NominationsRSCNOI + variousAug. 30, 2021Dec. 1, 2021RSC, Royal Society Fellow, distinction, fully established researchers, recognition, fellow, institutional nomination, direct nomination
RSC College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists Fellowship NominationsRSC: College of New Scholars, Artists and ScientistsNOI + variousAug. 30, 2021Dec. 1, 2021RSC, New Scholars, Royal Society Fellow, distinction, ECRs, early career researchers, recognition, fellow, institutional nomination, direct nomination
SSHRC Aid to Scholarly JournalsSSHRCn/an/aSep. 10, 2021journals, open access, read eligibility conditions carefully: some health subjects ineligible
2021-2022 Banting Postdoctoral FellowshipsCIHRProvision of name of Institutional Signing Authority Sep. 1, 2021Sep. 22, 2021postdocs, health, biology, health science, fellowship, international, PDF
NFRF 2021 Special Call - Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic ContextSSHRC (NFRF competition)NOISep. 21, 2021Oct. 26, 2021innovation, research, research strategies, pandemic, high risk, high reward, research practices
Ataxia Research Grants ProgramAtaxia Canada Foundationn/an/aSep. 30, 2021ataxia, cerebellum, coordination, vision, speech, motor skills, causes, chronic, genetic, episodic ataxias, spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA), Friedreich's Ataxia (FA), Beauce's Ataxias (SCAR8, ARCA1), oculomotor ataxias
SSHRC Exchange Conference Grant (change to accommodate virtual conferences)SSHRCn/an/aFeb 1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1 travel, conference, virtual conference allowance, student event funding, conference
Mitacs Business Strategy Internship ProgramMitacsn/an/aRolling deadlines
contact Rachel Sung
trainees, students, business, private sector, organizational support, technical skills, internship
NSERC Alliance-Mitacs Accelerate GrantsNSERC, Mitacsn/an/aRolling deadlinespartner organizations, NFPOs, R&D, collaborations, trainees, graduate students
NSERC Alliance Grants (Option 1, Option 2) NSERCn/an/aRolling deadlinesPartnerships, cost-sharing, societal impact
NSERC Connect Grants (Level 1, Level 2)NSERCn/an/aRolling deadlinesAcademic-industry partnership development, travel
Call for Proposals: GlycoNet 2021/22 Grant CompetitionCanadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet)email Registration10 days prior to ext. deadlineRolling deadlinesglycomics, Canadian glycomics, clinical, partnerships, translational, strategic, bioeconomy, innovative challenges

* = Internal opportunity