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
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 Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Gairdner Foundation The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Gairdner Foundation Canada Gairdner Wightman Award Tuesday, October 1, 2019
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
European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships Wednesday, September 11, 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
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
Canadian Cancer Society Travel Grants Sunday, September 15, 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 Kidney Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists Tuesday, October 1, 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 Kidney Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants Sunday, September 15, 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 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 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
International Development Research Centre IDRC Research Awards 2020 Wednesday, September 18, 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
Employment and Social Development Canada Apply for funding under the Sustainable Development Goals Program - Contributions Thursday, September 19, 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
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grant : Spring 2020 Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant : HIV/AIDS and STBBI Community-Based Research Thursday, October 17, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship : CIHR Fellowship Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Cancer Pathology Translational Research Grants Monday, October 28, 2019
Natural Resources Canada Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration (EVID) Program Friday, October 18, 2019
Health Research Foundation 2019 Health Research Foundation Research Fellowship Opportunities Friday, September 27, 2019
Canadian Cancer Society Innovation Grants Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Canadian Cancer Society Innovation to Impact Grants Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : HIV/AIDS and STBBI Community-Based Research Thursday, October 17, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Prize : IHDCYH Talks Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Research Award : Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Thursday, November 21, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Research Award : Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA) : 2019-2020 Thursday, October 17, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship : POR Awards – Transition to Leadership Stream – Phase 1 Thursday, November 14, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : POR Impact Assessment Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Pediatric REB initiative Thursday, November 14, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Personalized Health Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Law Commission of Ontario LCO’s Call for Proposals Friday, September 27, 2019
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grants Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants Friday, November 1, 2019
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grants Friday, November 15, 2019
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants Sunday, December 15, 2019
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants Friday, November 1, 2019
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Post-Ph.D. Research Grants Friday, November 1, 2019
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships Friday, November 1, 2019
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Conference and Workshop Grants Sunday, December 1, 2019
Global Affairs Canada Call for proposals – Health and Rights for Women, Adolescent girls and Children Thursday, October 10, 2019
International Development Research Centre Call for proposals: Strengthening education systems with proven innovations in developing contexts Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Chronic Pain Management Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Friday, September 13, 2019
Ontario Pork Ontario Pork Call for Research 2020 Friday, October 18, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Canada-EU Smart Living Environments – Transitions in Care Wednesday, April 22, 2020
IDRC and Carleton University Call for expressions of interest: Case studies and prototypes for gendered design in STEAM Friday, September 27, 2019
Natural Resources Canada Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative Friday, September 20, 2019
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants Saturday, February 1, 2020
Sony Faculty Innovation Award Sunday, September 15, 2019
Sony Focused Research Award Sunday, September 15, 2019
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowships Program Thursday, October 17, 2019
Thunder Bay Community Foundation Dr. R. K. Dewar Medical Research Grant Fund Friday, October 11, 2019
Ontario Centres of Excellence ENCQOR 5G Academic Technology Development Program Friday, September 13, 2019
Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research TA 39 - Thermal Comfort Testing of Canadian Armed Forces Operational Uniforms Monday, September 23, 2019
CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC Launch: Healthy Cities Research Training Platform Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement Canadian Harkness Fellowships Monday, November 11, 2019
Sport Canada Sport Canada Call for Proposals: Gender Equity in Sport Research Hub Monday, October 14, 2019
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Combat Readiness – Medical Research Program Wednesday, October 23, 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
CANARIE Research Data Management Program Funding Call Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Canadian Blood Services 2019 Graduate Fellowship Program competition Friday, November 29, 2019
Ontario Centres of Excellence Augmented Reality for Manufacturing Tuesday, September 24, 2019
National Research Council of Canada (NRC) EUREKA SMART Cluster call for proposals Monday, November 11, 2019
Universities Canada Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) Monday, November 4, 2019