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 Tuesday, October 1, 2019
The Gairdner Foundation Call for Nominations: Canada Gairdner Wightman Award Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Canada Council John G. Diefanbaker Award Friday, November 1, 2019
Canada Council Molson Prizes Friday, November 1, 2019
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Special Call for Proposals on Security-related Advanced Technologies Monday, June 1, 2020
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Special Call for Proposals on Explosives Detection Monday, June 1, 2020
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
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Idea to Innovation Grants Monday, June 22, 2020
CIHR/European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation– Horizon 2020 Team Grant : Canada-EU Smart Living Environments – Transitions in Care Thursday, June 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
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council NSERC CREATE Monday, June 1, 2020
Weston Brain Institute Rapid Response: Canada 2020 Parkinson’s & Related Diseases Thursday, June 4, 2020
Weston Brain Institute Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award 2020 Thursday, June 25, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Health System Impact Fellowship - National Cohort Retreat Thursday, July 2, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Health System Impact Fellowship Thursday, July 2, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : ECIs in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health (2020) Thursday, July 2, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : New Investigator Grants in Child and Youth Health (2020) Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant : Health Effects of Vaping Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research JPIAMR Network Plus 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020
EUREKA and NRC EUREKA – Call for innovative R&D project proposals Thursday, December 31, 2020
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Science for Peace and Security (SPS): Open Call for Proposals Monday, June 1, 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
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation NHS Demonstrations Initiative Friday, July 24, 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
Law Foundation of Ontario Measuring Impacts and Progress 2020 Call for Applications Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, April 30, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions Thursday, July 2, 2020
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 Thursday, July 2, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North Wednesday, August 5, 2020
WorkplaceNL 2020 Research Initiatives Program Friday, October 16, 2020
GlycoNet Translational Grants Monday, June 15, 2020
GlycoNet Strategic Initiatives Monday, June 15, 2020
Cancer Research Society Inc. Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists Friday, May 22, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Synergy Awards for Innovation Monday, June 1, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, June 4, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Tick-Borne Disease Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, May 14, 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
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, May 21, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Friday, May 29, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant : Cannabis and Mental Health Thursday, July 2, 2020
Weston Brain Institute Transformational Research: Canada 2020 (Parkinson’s & Related Diseases) Thursday, June 4, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Oral Health and Oral Health Care of Canadians Thursday, July 2, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Planning and Dissemination Grants – ICS Thursday, July 2, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : European Research Projects of Neuroscience (2020) Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Pediatric concussion CIHR-NIH 2020 Friday, June 26, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Preparation to Trial: Inflammation for Chronic Conditions Thursday, July 2, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Call for joint Canada-UK projects on Quantum Technologies (QT) Monday, June 8, 2020
NanoMedicines Innovation Network (NMIN) Strategic Initiatives (SI) program Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CMHC Housing Research Awards Friday, July 17, 2020
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Workshop Grants Monday, June 1, 2020
Harrington Discovery Institute ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program Monday, May 18, 2020
Department of Defense Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, June 25, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Wednesday, June 10, 2020
National Institutes of Health NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Tuesday, June 16, 2020
National Institutes of Health NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Tuesday, June 16, 2020
National Institutes of Health Partnerships for Countermeasures against Select Pathogens (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) Friday, July 31, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, June 18, 2020
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada AgriRisk Initiatives: Microgrants Friday, March 31, 2023
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, July 16, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council NSERC Alliance COVID-19 grants Monday, June 1, 2020
Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) MEOPAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards: Call for Applications Friday, June 26, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, June 25, 2020
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
Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Legacy Place Foundation - Program Evaluation Research Tuesday, May 19, 2020
MITACS Globalink Research Internship (GRI) Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Governance Research 2020 Bertram Scholarship Thursday, May 28, 2020
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Engaged Anthropology Grant Saturday, August 1, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Melanoma Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Monday, June 22, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity (May 2020) Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants COVID-19 Special Initiative Monday, June 15, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants COVID-19 Special Initiative Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Department of Defense Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, June 25, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Multiple Sclerosis Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Wednesday, June 17, 2020
MITACS Elevate Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Azrieli Foundation Request for Applications (RFA): RNA and the Brain Friday, May 15, 2020
International Development Research Centre IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2020 Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Ontario Centres of Excellence Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP): COVID-19 Applications Thursday, May 28, 2020
National Research Council of Canada (NRC) EUREKA Clusters – Joint call for proposals in artificial intelligence Monday, June 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 Partnership Engage Grants Tuesday, September 15, 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 Hearing Restoration Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Tuesday, July 14, 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
Mitacs/Lakehead University Mitacs Research Training Award – Summer 2020 Monday, May 25, 2020
Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships Thursday, August 27, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Monday, June 22, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Epilepsy Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Monday, June 22, 2020
Ontario Centres of Excellence AV Research and Development (R&D) Partnership Fund – Stream 2 Tuesday, July 21, 2020
International Development Research Centre Trees and People: Resilience in a Changing Climate – John G. Bene Fellowship 2020 Wednesday, July 15, 2020
National Research Council of Canada (NRC) EUREKA – Multilateral call for proposals in healthy ageing Friday, June 19, 2020
Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute Call for Proposals – CANSSI Rapid Response Program – COVID-19 Tuesday, September 1, 2020