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 Thursday, April 1, 2021
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering Thursday, April 1, 2021
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council John C. Polanyi Award Thursday, April 1, 2021
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
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Health System Impact Fellowship - National Cohort Retreat Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Hepatitis C Research Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Planning and Dissemination Grants – ICS Friday, December 31, 2021
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada AgriRisk Initiatives: Microgrants Friday, March 31, 2023
Gairdner Foundation The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Thursday, October 1, 2020
Canada Council Killam Prizes Tuesday, June 30, 2020
CMC Microsystems Douglas R. Colton award Friday, August 14, 2020
Canadian Science Policy Centre CSPC 2020 Awards Friday, August 28, 2020
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 Cancer Society CCS 2020 Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Indigenous Gender and Wellness Team Grant Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Indigenous Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative Cohort Research Study (I-HeLTI) Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Training Grant : Health Research Training Platform (2021/22 Pilot) Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants Saturday, May 1, 2021
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council NSERC Synergy Awards Thursday, April 15, 2021
Canadian Space Agency Developing innovative food production technologies with the Deep Space Food Challenge Friday, July 30, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : HIV/AIDS and STBBI Community-Based Research Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Indirect Socio-Economic Burden of Inherited Diseases Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Royal Society of Canada 2021 RSC Medals & Awards Wednesday, March 31, 2021
GlycoNet Clinical Partnerships Thursday, April 15, 2021
GlycoNet Translational Grants Thursday, April 15, 2021
GlycoNet Strategic Initiatives Thursday, April 15, 2021
Canadian Blood Services 2021 Intramural Research Grant Program Competition Friday, February 26, 2021
Canadian Space Agency Data and Sample Mining (DM) or Research Models (RM): Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for Health & Life Sciences Friday, June 4, 2021
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Idea to Innovation Grants Monday, June 28, 2021
The Canadian Bar Association Law for the Future Fund Saturday, May 1, 2021
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants Saturday, May 1, 2021
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Post-Ph.D. Research Grants Saturday, May 1, 2021
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowships (ethnographic film) Saturday, May 1, 2021
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships (writing) Saturday, May 1, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Friday, April 9, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant : STBBI Research in Canada: Beyond HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : CIHR-CEPI Leadership Award for Vaccine Research Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Diabetes Prevention and Treatment in Indigenous Communities: Resilience and Wellness Wednesday, May 26, 2021
SickKids Foundation/CIHR Operating Grant : New Investigator Grants in Child and Youth Health (2021) Tuesday, April 20, 2021
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Conference and Workshop Grants Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Associated Medical Services (AMS) AMS Healthcare Compassion and Artificial Intelligence Small Grant program Thursday, June 3, 2021
Brain Canada and Heart & Stroke Heart-Brain Connection IMPACT Award Thursday, April 8, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities Funding Opportunity (March 2021) Monday, March 15, 2021
Harrington Discovery Institute ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program Friday, April 23, 2021
INOVAIT INOVAIT Spring 2021 Funding Round Thursday, April 15, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program: Clinical Translational Research Partnership Award Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program: Investigator-Initiated Translational Research Award Wednesday, May 5, 2021
NSERC / German Federal Ministry of Education and Research Call for joint Canada-Germany projects on hydrogen technologies Friday, April 30, 2021
Law Foundation of Ontario Responsive Call for Applications Friday, April 30, 2021
Harrington Discovery Institute Scholar-Innovator Program Friday, April 16, 2021
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Ancestry Networks for the Human Cell Atlas Tuesday, May 25, 2021
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Volvo Environment Prize Foundation Volvo Environment Prize Monday, January 10, 2022
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Review Medical Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Friday, May 7, 2021
Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Investigation of the thermoregulatory implications of varying soft armour torso coverage during prolonged physical activity in a hot environment Monday, April 19, 2021
International Development Research Centre Call for Expressions of Interest: The Gender in STEM Research Initiative - Advancing gender analysis and women’s leadership in STEM fields Thursday, April 22, 2021
Azrieli Foundation The Neuroimmune System and Brain Development Friday, May 14, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Autism Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Monday, May 3, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Tick-Borne Disease Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program Friday, June 18, 2021
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants Sunday, August 1, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Thursday, June 24, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) - May 20 Deadlines Thursday, May 20, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) - July 29, 2021 deadlines Thursday, July 29, 2021
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships Monday, June 7, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Monday, May 24, 2021
Department of Defense DoD Spinal Cord Injury Research Program Clinical Trial Award Monday, May 24, 2021
Brain Canada Quantum Leap pharma-led funding program for drug discovery research Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CMHC President’s Medal for Outstanding Housing Research Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CMHC Gold Roof Award for Housing Research Excellence Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CMHC Gold Roof Award for Knowledge to Action Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CMHC North Star Award for Northern or Remote Research Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) - June 17 deadlines Thursday, June 17, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) - July 15 deadlines Thursday, July 15, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) - September 2 deadlines Thursday, September 2, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Thursday, June 17, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Thursday, May 27, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Thursday, July 15, 2021
Brain Canada/Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ) Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurement (ARCOM) Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agricultural Climate Solutions Program Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant : Official Language Minority Communities in Health Research Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Idea to Innovation Grants Monday, September 27, 2021
SHARCNET SHARCNET Dedicated Programming Support: Round XVIII Call for Proposals Friday, May 21, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Monday, June 14, 2021
Ontario Centres of Excellence AV Research and Development (R&D) Partnership Fund Stream 2 – Technology Demonstration Projects Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Ontario Centres of Excellence WinterTech Development Program Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research OICR Clinical Translation Pathway – Request for Applications Monday, May 10, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Epilepsy Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Monday, June 14, 2021
Environment and Climate Change Canada Climate Action and Awareness Fund– Advancing Climate Change Science and Technology Request for Proposals Thursday, June 10, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : CRISM Phase II: Regional Nodes Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Call for proposals: Trans-Atlantic Platform launches Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World Monday, July 12, 2021
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants Wednesday, September 15, 2021
GlycoNet Clinical Partnerships Tuesday, August 31, 2021
GlycoNet Translational Grants Tuesday, August 31, 2021
GlycoNet Strategic Initiatives Tuesday, August 31, 2021
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Engaged Research Grants Sunday, August 1, 2021
Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships Wednesday, May 26, 2021
WSIB Ontario WSIB Grants Program - Systematic Review Funding Opportunity Monday, May 31, 2021
Fisheries and Oceans Canada INFO MPO Science / DFO Science - Open Call for Proposals Thursday, May 20, 2021