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 Sunday, March 1, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering Sunday, March 1, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council John C. Polanyi Award Sunday, March 1, 2020
Gairdner Foundation The Canada Gairdner International Awards Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant: Canada-EU Smart Living Environments – Transitions in Care Wednesday, April 22, 2020
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
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Netherlands-Canada Type 2 Diabetes Research Consortium Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP) CDTRP Research Innovation Grant Competition Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants Sunday, March 15, 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
Global Affairs Canada Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED), 2020-2021 Thursday, March 5, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Idea to Innovation Grants Monday, March 30, 2020
CIHR/European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation– Horizon 2020 Team Grant : Canada-EU Smart Living Environments – Transitions in Care Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Human Frontier Science Program HFSP Research Grant Program Thursday, March 19, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants – Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research Saturday, February 1, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Impact Awards Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants – Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative Friday, May 1, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants – Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative Saturday, August 1, 2020
Genome Canada/Ontario Genomics Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) Monday, March 16, 2020
Kidney Foundation of Canada 2020 Allied Health Kidney Research Grant and Doctoral Fellowship Competition Sunday, March 1, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, March 12, 2020
Law Foundation of Ontario Responsive Call for Applications Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Ontario Medical Student Association / Associated Medical Services Medical Student Education Research Grants (MSERG) Monday, March 30, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Prevention of Vascular Cognitive Impairment through Early Detection of Cardiovascular Diseases Thursday, April 2, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Multinational Research Projects on Sensory Disorders Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Multinational Research Projects on Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects (ELSA) of Neuroscience Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council NSERC CREATE Friday, May 1, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Horizon 2020 Migration Call Thursday, March 12, 2020
NanoMedicines Innovation Network (NMIN) NMIN Strategic Initiatives Funding: SI Rapid Response Application Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Canadian Internet Registration Authority CIRA's Community Investment Program grants Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Solutions Labs Friday, March 20, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 Friday, March 27, 2020
Ontario Centres of Excellence New Technology Development Program: Academic Challenge Statement - The Smart Factory Friday, February 28, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Canadian Frailty Network Empowering Indigenous Communities to Improve the Care of Elders Living with Frailty Monday, March 2, 2020
Weston Brain Institute Rapid Response: Canada 2020 Parkinson’s & Related Diseases Thursday, April 30, 2020
Weston Brain Institute Rapid Response: Canada 2020 Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases Friday, March 27, 2020
Weston Brain Institute Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Travel Awards - Institute Community Support (Winter 2020) Thursday, March 5, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : NEURON (2020) Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Planning and Dissemination Grants – ICS Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Health System Impact Fellowship - National Cohort Retreat Friday, March 20, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Health System Impact Fellowship Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : ECIs in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health (2020) Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : New Investigator Grants in Child and Youth Health (2020) Monday, April 20, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : GACD Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cancer Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant : Health Effects of Vaping Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research JPIAMR Network Plus 2020 Monday, April 6, 2020
National Research Council/CELTIC-NEXT CELTIC-NEXT - 2020 spring call for proposals Monday, March 30, 2020
EUREKA and NRC EUREKA – Call for innovative R&D project proposals Thursday, December 31, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants Friday, May 1, 2020
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Science for Peace and Security (SPS): Open Call for Proposals Sunday, March 15, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health CFWH General Research Grants Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health Duchesnay International Elective Fellowships for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Resident Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health Dawn Walker Grant Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health Namesake Grants: Rubicon Pharmacy Grant Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health Namesake Grants: Shoppers Drug Mart Grant Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Weston Brain Institute Transformational Research: Canada 2020 (Alzheimer’s & Related) Friday, March 27, 2020
Law Foundation of Ontario Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship Call for Applications Monday, April 20, 2020
Genome Canada/Ontario Genomics 2020 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment Monday, March 2, 2020
Canadian Cancer Society Research Grants for Uterine Carcinosarcoma and other Aggressive Uterine Cancers Monday, April 6, 2020
Canadian Cancer Society Travel Awards Friday, May 15, 2020
Canadian Dental Association Request for Proposals – Current Scientific and Social Evidence and Key Statements on the Association of Oral and General System Health Friday, March 13, 2020
Canadian Dental Association Request for Proposals – Current Scientific and Social Evidence and Key Statements on the Association of Oral and General System Health Friday, March 13, 2020
George Weston Limited 2020 Seeding Food Innovation program Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Ontario Genomics Institute New Funding Opportunity: Industry Challenge 2020 Program Open Call Monday, March 9, 2020
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation NHS Demonstrations Initiative Friday, July 24, 2020
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants Friday, May 1, 2020
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Post-Ph.D. Research Grants Friday, May 1, 2020
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnographic Film Friday, May 1, 2020
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships Friday, May 1, 2020
Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) Champions of Mental Health Awards Nomination Saturday, February 22, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Healthy Ageing with the Support of Digital Solutions Friday, May 22, 2020
Law Foundation of Ontario Measuring Impacts and Progress 2020 Call for Applications Monday, April 20, 2020
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation NHS Demonstrations Initiative Friday, July 24, 2020
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation BBRF Young Investigator Grants Wednesday, March 18, 2020