External Research Funding

Important Note Regarding Internal Deadlines
The External Funding Opportunities Database shows opportunities by external deadline.  All external funding applications must be submitted to the Office of Research Services for internal review at least two weeks prior to the external deadline. Special competitions may sometimes involve earlier internal deadlines.

Agency Program Deadline
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering Friday, May 1, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering Friday, May 1, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council John C. Polanyi Award Friday, May 1, 2020
Gairdner Foundation The Canada Gairdner International Awards Thursday, October 1, 2020
The Gairdner Foundation Call for Nominations: Canada Gairdner Wightman Award Thursday, October 1, 2020
Canada Council John G. Diefanbaker Award Friday, November 1, 2019
Canada Council Molson Prizes Friday, November 1, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Award Thursday, November 14, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research IHSPR Rising Star Award Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Prize : IHSPR Article of the Year Award Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Royal Society of Canada Innis-Gérin Medal Sunday, March 1, 2020
Royal Society of Canada J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal Sunday, March 1, 2020
Royal Society of Canada Lorne Pierce Medal Sunday, March 1, 2020
Royal Society of Canada Ursula Franklin Award in Gender Studies (Diploma) Sunday, March 1, 2020
Royal Society of Canada Yvan Allaire Medal (Medal + $5,000) Sunday, March 1, 2020
Royal Society of Canada Bancroft Award (Diploma) Sunday, March 1, 2020
Royal Society of Canada Flavelle Medal Sunday, March 1, 2020
Royal Society of Canada John L. Synge Award (Diploma) Sunday, March 1, 2020
Royal Society of Canada McLaughlin Medal Sunday, March 1, 2020
Royal Society of Canada Miroslaw Romanowski Medal Sunday, March 1, 2020
Royal Society of Canada Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry Sunday, March 1, 2020
Royal Society of Canada Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics Sunday, March 1, 2020
Royal Society of Canada Willet G. Miller Medal Sunday, March 1, 2020
Government of Canada 2020 Transformation Competition Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Impact Awards Friday, May 1, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants – Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative Saturday, August 1, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Health System Impact Fellowship - National Cohort Retreat Friday, December 31, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Health System Impact Fellowship Friday, December 31, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : ECIs in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health (2020) Friday, December 31, 2021
EUREKA and NRC EUREKA – Call for innovative R&D project proposals Thursday, December 31, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health CFWH General Research Grants Monday, September 21, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health Duchesnay International Elective Fellowships for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Resident Monday, September 21, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health Dawn Walker Grant Monday, September 21, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health Namesake Grants: Rubicon Pharmacy Grant Monday, September 21, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health Namesake Grants: Shoppers Drug Mart Grant Monday, September 21, 2020
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants Sunday, November 1, 2020
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Post-Ph.D. Research Grants Sunday, November 1, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Healthy Ageing with the Support of Digital Solutions Monday, August 24, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions Friday, December 31, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Active and Assisted Living Program Monday, August 24, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Hepatitis C Research Friday, December 31, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North Tuesday, December 28, 2021
WorkplaceNL 2020 Research Initiatives Program Friday, October 16, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, July 30, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant : Cannabis and Mental Health Thursday, December 30, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Oral Health and Oral Health Care of Canadians Thursday, December 30, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Planning and Dissemination Grants – ICS Friday, December 31, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Preparation to Trial: Inflammation for Chronic Conditions Thursday, December 30, 2021
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada AgriRisk Initiatives: Microgrants Friday, March 31, 2023
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) - Idea Development Award Thursday, August 27, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) - Clinical Trial Award Wednesday, July 29, 2020
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Engaged Anthropology Grant Saturday, August 1, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants COVID-19 Special Initiative Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grants Program Saturday, August 1, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Idea to Innovation Grants Monday, September 28, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants Saturday, August 1, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson’s Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, September 10, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Kidney Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute Call for Proposals – CANSSI Rapid Response Program – COVID-19 Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowships Program Monday, October 19, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Lupus Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connnection Grants Sunday, November 1, 2020
Gairdner Foundation The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Thursday, October 1, 2020
Canada Council Killam Prizes Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Kidney Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) - September deadlines Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists Thursday, October 1, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council DND/NSERC Discovery Grant Supplements Sunday, November 1, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Chronic Pain Management Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Friday, August 7, 2020
Government of Canada 2020 Exploration Competition Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Announcement of Programmes for the year 2020-21: India-Canada- August 17, 2020 Deadlines Monday, August 17, 2020
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Announcement of Programmes for the year 2020-21: India-Canada- Shastri Covid-19 pandemic response grant: call for innovative solutions August 17 extended deadline and Open Deadlines Monday, August 17, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grants Thursday, October 1, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Pancreatic Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : More Years Better Lives (MYBL) 2020 Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Preparation to Trial: Inflammation for Chronic Conditions Friday, December 31, 2021
International Development Research Centre IDRC Research Awards 2021 Wednesday, September 16, 2020
NanoMedicines Innovation Network (NMIN) SI Rapid Response Friday, August 14, 2020
CMHC-SSHRC CMHC Housing Research Scholarship Program Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Associated Medical Services (AMS) Compassion and Artificial Intelligence Small Grant Program Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships Thursday, August 13, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grants Sunday, November 15, 2020
NanoMedicines Innovation Network (NMIN) Strategic Initiatives (SI) program Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Law Foundation of Ontario Responsive Call for Applications Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Friday, July 31, 2020
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists Saturday, October 31, 2020
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council PromoScience call for applications Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Scleroderma Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Knowledge Synthesis Grants Call - “Skills and Work in the Digital Economy” Thursday, September 3, 2020
Sony Sony Research Award Program for 2020 Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Cancer Research (CIHR-ICR), and Brain Canada Foundation (BC or Brain Canada) CCS, CIHR, and BC Spark Grants Friday, August 28, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Research Tools and Instruments grants program Sunday, October 25, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Combat Readiness – Medical Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, September 10, 2020
Nextfor, in partnership with The Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation (NFMC) Call for Innovative Solutions To Support Autonomous Technology for Timber Supply Logistics Friday, September 11, 2020
CMC Microsystems Douglas R. Colton award Friday, August 14, 2020
Government of Canada Lakehead University Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF) Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Canadian Science Policy Centre CSPC 2020 Awards Friday, August 28, 2020
Ontario Pork Open Call for Letters of Intent for swine research projects Friday, October 16, 2020
National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Eurostars - Call for innovative R&D-performing SMEs projects Thursday, September 3, 2020
National Research Council of Canada (NRC) EUREKA Globalstars Singapore 2020-21 call for proposals Monday, August 17, 2020
National Research Council/CELTIC-NEXT CELTIC-NEXT and Eurogia2020 - Autumn 2020 call for proposals Monday, October 19, 2020