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
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
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
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 Team Grant : Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions Wednesday, December 9, 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, April 27, 2021
WorkplaceNL 2020 Research Initiatives Program Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant : Cannabis and Mental Health Thursday, October 22, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Oral Health and Oral Health Care of Canadians Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grants Program Saturday, August 1, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowships Program Monday, October 19, 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
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council DND/NSERC Discovery Grant Supplements Sunday, November 1, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Preparation to Trial: Inflammation for Chronic Conditions Friday, December 31, 2021
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grants Sunday, November 15, 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 Research Tools and Instruments grants program Monday, October 26, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants Tuesday, December 15, 2020
CMC Microsystems Douglas R. Colton award Friday, August 14, 2020
Canadian Science Policy Centre CSPC 2020 Awards Friday, August 28, 2020
National Research Council/CELTIC-NEXT CELTIC-NEXT and Eurogia2020 - Autumn 2020 call for proposals Monday, October 19, 2020
Natural Resources Canada Indigenous Forestry Initiative Thursday, August 20, 2020
W. Garfield Weston Foundation Brain Health: Lifestyle Approaches and Microbiome Contributions Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative Sunday, November 1, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative Monday, February 1, 2021
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative Saturday, May 1, 2021
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative Sunday, August 1, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grant : Fall 2020 Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Cancer Pathology Translational Research Grants: Stream 3 and Pathology Image Analysis Stream Monday, November 2, 2020
Canada Council Canada Council for the Arts: Molson Prizes Sunday, November 1, 2020
Department of Defense DoD Rare Cancers Research Program Funding Opportunities Thursday, November 12, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowships program Saturday, October 17, 2020
Universities Canada QES Advanced Scholars – West Africa Monday, October 26, 2020
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Conference and Workshop Grants Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) 1st Call for Applications - CHS Research programs Monday, November 16, 2020
CIFAR CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Friday, October 30, 2020
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agricultural Clean Technology Program Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Royal Society of Canada 2021 cohort of RSC New Fellows Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Royal Society of Canada RSC Members of the RSC College Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Bank of Canada Fellowship Award Nominations Monday, November 30, 2020
Bank of Canada Governor's Award Monday, November 30, 2020
Alzheimer Society of Canada 2021 Research Competition Friday, November 6, 2020
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme Friday, January 15, 2021
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program Thursday, January 14, 2021
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Knowledge Synthesis Grants Call - “Mobility and Public Transit” Thursday, December 17, 2020
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program Friday, October 23, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research CIHR Fellowship: 2020-2021 Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Employment and Social Development Canada Apply for funding for Community-based projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (up to $25,000) Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Employment and Social Development Canada Apply for funding for Community-based projects (up $5,000) – New Horizons for Seniors Program Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Community Based-Research Canada Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund Thursday, October 22, 2020
Canadian Blood Services 2020 BloodTechNet Award Program competition Sunday, November 15, 2020
Canadian Blood Services 2020 Graduate Fellowship Program competition Sunday, November 15, 2020
Alzheimer Society of Canada 2021 Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) Competition Friday, November 6, 2020
National Research Council of Canada (NRC) EUREKA SMART Cluster’s fourth call for proposals Wednesday, March 24, 2021
GlycoNet Request for Proposals Clinical Partnerships – 2020–2021 Saturday, October 31, 2020
GlycoNet Translational Grants Saturday, October 31, 2020
GlycoNet Strategic Initiatives Saturday, October 31, 2020
Government of Canada Climate Action and Awareness Fund Wednesday, October 21, 2020
MITACS Mitacs Globalink Research Award – Call for Applications: UKRI-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Canadian Cancer Society CCS 2020 Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Indigenous COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research TA 55 - Literature review on the impacts of COVID-19 on well-being and Integrated Knowledge Translation and exchange (iKTE) process on implications of COVID-19 for the Veteran population and VAC programs and services. Monday, November 2, 2020
Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research TA 52 – Innovative Delivery of the Road to Mental Readiness Program - Recommendations on how to complement current Road to Mental Readiness Program in operational contexts. Monday, November 2, 2020
MITACS Special Thematic Call for the Globalink Research Award Program Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Balance the Equation - A Grand Challenge for Algebra 1 Friday, November 6, 2020
Templeton World Charity Foundation Grand Challenges for Human Flourishing: Request for Ideas Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Great Lakes Local Action Fund Friday, November 6, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council SSHRC Partnership Grants - Stage 1 Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Emerging Infectious Disease Modelling Monday, October 26, 2020
MITACS Mitacs Accelerate Industrial Postdoc Wednesday, November 25, 2020
MITACS Mitacs Elevate Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Evaluation of Harm Reduction Approaches to Address the Opioid Crisis in the Context of COVID-19 Thursday, November 12, 2020
Imperial Oil of Canada, Ltd. University Research Awards Program Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation New Approaches to Integrating Molecular Surveillance into Malaria Control Programs Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers Thursday, February 25, 2021
World Anti Doping Agency Social Science Research (SSR) Grant Program Sunday, November 22, 2020
Brain Canada 2020 Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Grants Program Friday, November 13, 2020
Ontario Centres of Excellence AV Research and Development (R&D) Partnership Fund – Stream 2 Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Canadian Mountain Network Call for Expressions of Interest Friday, November 6, 2020
Associated Medical Services (AMS) Hannah Studentship Monday, February 15, 2021
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Innovation in Regulatory Science Friday, February 12, 2021