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 2019 Excellence Awards Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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
Department of Defense Defense Health Program - Department of Defense Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program Tuesday, July 9, 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
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Law Foundation of Ontario Responsive grants program Sunday, September 1, 2019
European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships Wednesday, September 11, 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
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
Genome Canada/Ontario Genomics Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) Thursday, August 15, 2019
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Engaged Anthropology Grant Thursday, August 1, 2019
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation NHS Research and Planning Fund Friday, July 26, 2019
MITACS Mitacs Elevate Wednesday, June 19, 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
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
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
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
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
Canadian Cancer Society Travel Grants Sunday, September 15, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : 2019 CIHR-ICRH/CAAIF/AZ Canada/AllerGen Emerging Researcher Awards in Allergic Asthma Friday, August 16, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Vision Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Department of Defense FY19 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program (DMDRP) Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Dr. Mark Zamorski Award Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine (AIMM) Friday, July 26, 2019
Employment and Social Development Canada Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability : Building a stronger foundation for leadership of youth with disabilities Thursday, October 31, 2019
Employment and Social Development Canada Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability – Financial security for persons with disabilities Thursday, October 31, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Reconstructive Transplant Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Kidney Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Employment and Social Development Canada Youth Employment and Skills Strategy Program: National or Regional Friday, July 26, 2019
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists Tuesday, October 1, 2019
CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC/UKRI Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative Monday, August 19, 2019
Economic and Social Research Council Open Research Area 6th Call for Proposals Wednesday, September 11, 2019
NASA Development of Microgravity Food Production: Plant Watering, Volume Management, and Novel Plant Research on the International Space Station Friday, July 5, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Kidney Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants Sunday, September 15, 2019
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Cancer Genomics and Immunity Fellowship Program Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council NSERC PromoScience Grant Sunday, September 15, 2019
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council NSERC Award for Science Promotion Monday, November 25, 2019
Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Call for Nominations: Fellowship Initiative Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other - Network Catalyst Grants Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : SPOR Innovative Clinical Trial Multi-Year Grant Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant : Understanding Disease Prevention and Risk Factor Modification (Understanding Disease Prevention and Risk Factor Modification) Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : UK-Canada Diabetes Research Team Grants Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other - Standardization Platform on Age and Sex as Biological Variables Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant - Pathways Implementation Research Teams – Component 3 Thursday, September 5, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant - Partnerships for Cannabis Policy Evaluation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other - International CoEN Initiative in Neurodegeneration 2019 Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other - Early Career Investigator Awards Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other - Indigenous Gender and Wellness Development Grants Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Clinician-Scientist Salary Award - CIHR Clinician Scientist – Phase 2 Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant - Women’s Health Clinical Mentorship Grant Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair: CIHR Sex and Gender Science Chair Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Ontario HIV Treatment Network HIV Endgame program Friday, July 12, 2019
International Development Research Centre IDRC Research Awards 2020 Wednesday, September 18, 2019
International Development Research Centre Breaking systemic barriers to women’s participation in science Thursday, August 15, 2019
NRC, Transport Canada and CARIC Call for collaborative research project ideas on remotely piloted aircraft Thursday, August 15, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Melanoma Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program Friday, October 25, 2019
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Idea to Innovation Grants Monday, September 23, 2019
Government of Canada New Frontiers in Research Fund 2019 Exploration competition Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Employment and Social Development Canada Apply for funding under the Sustainable Development Goals Program - Contributions Thursday, September 19, 2019
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Genome Canada/Ontario Genomics Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) Monday, October 28, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Thursday, September 19, 2019
Ontario Centres of Excellence Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) Driven Multi-Layer Self-Optimizing Network (SON) for 5G era systems Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Ontario Centres of Excellence FPGA based Virtual Fabric for Distributed FOG/Edge Computing Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Ontario Centres of Excellence Android Application for 5G Surveys Wednesday, July 31, 2019