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
Canada Council Killam Research Fellowships Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences Sunday, June 30, 2019
Canadian Bureau for International Education CBIE’s 2018 Excellence Awards Friday, June 29, 2018
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering Friday, March 1, 2019
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering Friday, March 1, 2019
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council John C. Polanyi Award Friday, March 1, 2019
Gairdner Foundation The Canada Gairdner International Awards Monday, October 1, 2018
Gairdner Foundation The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Monday, October 1, 2018
Gairdner Foundation Canada Gairdner Wightman Award Monday, October 1, 2018
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Prize : CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Discovery Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Prize : CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Impact Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Prize : CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Outstanding Achievements - Early Career Investigator Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Prize : CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation: Patient Engagement Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Prize : IHDCYH Talks (2018) Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Canadian Wood Fibre Centre Call for Proposals for a contribution to the Forest Innovation Program—Canadian Wood Fibre Centre Thursday, December 20, 2018
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : 9th Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) (Diagnostics and Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance: Development of tools, technologies and methods for global use) Friday, June 14, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant - NEURON (2019) Thursday, June 27, 2019
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Science for Peace and Security Programme Saturday, June 1, 2019
Ontario Genomics Institute Genomic Applications Partnership Program Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Genome Canada/Ontario Genomics Genomics in Society Interdisciplinary Research Teams Program (GiSIRT) Thursday, May 16, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program - Department of Defense Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : ERA-Net PerMed Thursday, March 7, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant - Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) 2019 Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : CIHR Summer Institute on Equitable AI for Public Health Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Conference and Workshop Grants Saturday, June 1, 2019
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Idea to Innovation Tuesday, June 25, 2019
IC-IMPACTS Centres of Excellence IC-IMPACTS & DST: Cyber-Physical Systems to Support Green Buildings in Smart Cities Friday, May 31, 2019
Belmont Forum / NSERC ANNOUNCEMENT of Research Funding Opportunity for ARCTIC research Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action on Resilience in Rapidly Changing Arctic Systems (CRA Arctic II) Friday, June 14, 2019
Canadian Cancer Society / CIHR CCS/CIHR Cancer Survivorship Team Grants Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Department of Defense Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Thursday, May 23, 2019
Canadian Cancer Society / CIHR Cannabis Research in Priority Areas Team Grants Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Active and Assisted Living Program Friday, May 24, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair : Indigenous Research Chairs in Nursing Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) Friday, June 14, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Parkinson’s Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Idea to Innovation Grants Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants Saturday, June 15, 2019
IC-IMPACTS Centres of Excellence Innovation in Housing Design and Construction for First Nation Communities Monday, June 3, 2019
International Development Research Centre IDRC Doctoral Research Awards Thursday, May 23, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Tick-Borne Disease Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Brain Canada Foundation and the Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research Turnbull-Tator Award in Spinal Cord Injury and Concussion Research Monday, May 20, 2019
Brain Canada Foundation and the Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research Turnbull-Tator Award in Spinal Cord Injury and Concussion Research Monday, May 20, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Multiple Sclerosis Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Law Foundation of Ontario Responsive grants program Sunday, September 1, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Bone Marrow Failure Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Thursday, June 6, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Thursday, June 6, 2019
Canadian Cancer Society Canadian Cancer Society Awards for Excellence in cancer research Wednesday, May 29, 2019
European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Canadian Blood Services Blood Efficiency Accelerator Award Program Competition Monday, July 15, 2019
Canadian Blood Services 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program competition Monday, July 15, 2019
Mitacs/Own the Podium Mitacs and Own the Podium Partners for Innovation in High-Performance Sport Research Friday, June 14, 2019
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation NHS Demonstrations Initiative Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation The CMHC Housing Research Awards Monday, August 26, 2019
MITACS Call for Faculty Projects: Mitacs Globalink - Summer Research Internship Program, Summer 2020 Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Genome Canada/Ontario Genomics Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) Thursday, August 15, 2019
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Engaged Anthropology Grant Thursday, August 1, 2019
Ontario Centres of Excellence AV R&D Partnership Fund – Stream 2 Saturday, May 4, 2019
Making the Shift – Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab (MtS) Call for Proposals Tuesday, May 21, 2019
AGE-WELL AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards in Technology and Aging (2019) Friday, May 31, 2019
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation NHS Research and Planning Fund Friday, July 26, 2019
MITACS Mitacs Elevate Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Thursday, June 27, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Lupus Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Friday, June 7, 2019
Canadian Space Agency Notice – Potential announcements of opportunity for science investigations relating to human health risks in space Sunday, June 30, 2019
Canadian Space Agency Gateway External Robotics Interfaces (GERI) Large and Dextrous Arms Intefaces – Phase A (9F052-18-0865) Thursday, June 13, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : New/Mid Investigator: Stars Career Development Award Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (2019-2020) Monday, June 10, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Socio-Economic Burden of Inherited Disease Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grants Thursday, August 1, 2019
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants Thursday, August 1, 2019
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Monday, July 15, 2019
International Development Research Centre Trees and People: Resilience in a Changing Climate – John G. Bene Fellowship 2019 Thursday, July 4, 2019
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Solutions Labs Friday, July 26, 2019
Law Foundation of Ontario Investor Rights 2019 Call for Applications Monday, July 15, 2019
Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) Call for applications: MEOPAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Hearing Restoration Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Environmental Studies Research Fund (ESRF) Call for Letters of Interest (LOIs) Environmental and Social Studies – Atlantic Salmon Sunday, September 1, 2019
Employment and Social Development Canada Apply for funding for community-based projects (small grants) under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (up $5,000) Friday, June 21, 2019
Employment and Social Development Canada Apply for funding for community-based projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (up to $25,000) Friday, June 21, 2019
International Development Research Centre Open Research Data Initiative Friday, June 14, 2019
Canada Council Killam Prizes Saturday, June 15, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Friday, July 12, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Melanoma Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Friday, July 26, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Epilepsy Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Informing Best Practices in Environmental and Impact Assessments Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) Launch of Round 10 of the Ontario Research Fund, Research Excellence (ORF-RE) Program Friday, September 20, 2019
Global Affairs Canada 2019 call for concept notes - Development Impact Window - Canadian Small and Medium Organizations for Impact and Innovation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
GlycoNet Collaborative Team – Cycle II Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Canadian Cancer Society Travel Grants Sunday, September 15, 2019