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 Deadlinesort descending
CMC Microsystems Douglas R. Colton award Friday, August 14, 2020
Canadian Science Policy Centre CSPC 2020 Awards Friday, August 28, 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
Gairdner Foundation The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Thursday, October 1, 2020
Canadian Cancer Society CCS 2020 Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Health System Impact Fellowship - National Cohort Retreat Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Royal Society of Canada 2021 RSC Medals & Awards Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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
Brain Canada/Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ) Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurement (ARCOM) Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Ontario Centres of Excellence AV Research and Development (R&D) Partnership Fund Stream 2 – Technology Demonstration Projects Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Canadian Foundation for Governance Research 2021 Bertram Scholarships Thursday, May 27, 2021
Ontario HIV Treatment Network OHTN Game Changer Awards: Breaking New Ground Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Ontario HIV Treatment Network Game Changer Awards: Implementation Science Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships Monday, June 7, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Military Burn Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Tuesday, June 8, 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 Catalyst Grant : STBBI Research in Canada: Beyond HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Wednesday, June 9, 2021
MITACS Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (GRI) Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Environment and Climate Change Canada Climate Action and Awareness Fund– Advancing Climate Change Science and Technology Request for Proposals Thursday, June 10, 2021
Employment and Social Development Canada National Call for Concepts under the Community Capacity and Innovation stream – Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy Friday, June 11, 2021
Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario Request for Proposals – HEQCO Skills Consortium Monday, June 14, 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
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Epilepsy Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Monday, June 14, 2021
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Call for proposals: Trans-Atlantic Platform launches Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World Monday, June 14, 2021
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Horizons (pilot) Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agricultural Climate Solutions Program Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Kidney Cancer Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : CRISM Phase II: Regional Nodes Tuesday, June 15, 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 Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Thursday, June 17, 2021
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program Friday, June 18, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Indigenous Gender and Wellness Team Grant Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Enhanced Ontario Community Environment Fund Call for Proposals Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Canadian Cancer Society / CIHR CCS/CIHR Action Grants: Proof of Concept Interventions in Primary Cancer Prevention Wednesday, June 23, 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
Community Foundations of Canada Canada Healthy Communities Initiative Friday, June 25, 2021
Kids Brain Health Network Kids Brain Health Network Strategic Investment Fund 2021 Request for Applications Friday, June 25, 2021
Associated Medical Services (AMS) Doctoral Completion Award Monday, June 28, 2021
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Idea to Innovation Grants Monday, June 28, 2021
Associated Medical Services (AMS) AMS Postdoctoral Fellowship Monday, June 28, 2021
Associated Medical Services (AMS) Project Grant Monday, June 28, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : TRANSCAN-3 Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Melanoma Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) - June 29 deadlines Tuesday, June 29, 2021
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards Wednesday, June 30, 2021
MITACS Elevate Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Employment and Social Development Canada Women’s Employment Readiness pilot program Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Canada Council Killam Prizes - Call for Nominations Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Making the Shift – Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab (MtS) Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Prevention Awards 2021 Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Department of Defense Department of Defense Multiple Sclerosis Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) - June 30 deadlines Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Brain Canada-WBHI Brain Canada-WBHI Expansion Grants: Considering Sex and Gender Program Monday, July 5, 2021
Brain Canada and the ALS Society of Canada 2021 Discovery Grants competition Monday, July 5, 2021
Employment and Social Development Canada Social Development Partnerships Program – Children and Families – Financial Empowerment of Low-Income People Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Employment and Social Development Canada Social Development Partnerships Program – Children and Families – Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Children and Youth Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Alzheimer Society of Canada Proof of Concept Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Heart Failure Research Network Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Natural Resources Canada Indigenous Forestry Initiative Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research OICR Cancer Therapeutics Innovation Pipeline – Request for Applications Wednesday, July 7, 2021
ArcticNet-MEOPAR ArcticNet-MEOPAR Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Thursday, July 8, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Thursday, July 8, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : CIHR-CEPI Leadership Award for Vaccine Research Friday, July 9, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Bone Marrow Failure Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Friday, July 9, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Rare Cancers Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Sunday, July 11, 2021
Public Health Agency of Canada Call for applications: The Intersectoral Action Fund Monday, July 12, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program: Clinical Translational Research Partnership Award Wednesday, July 14, 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
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 Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Thursday, July 15, 2021
The Royal The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research Thursday, July 15, 2021
Agrivita Canada Canadian AgriSafety Applied Science Program Supporting Sustainability & Productivity in Agriculture 2021 Call for Letters of Intent Thursday, July 15, 2021
Canadian Blood Services Blood Efficiency Accelerator Program Competition Thursday, July 15, 2021
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Imagining Canada’s Future Ideas Lab: Canada and the Circular Economy - Stage 1: Call for Participants for Virtual Workshop Friday, July 16, 2021
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award Friday, July 16, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Vision Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program Monday, July 26, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Understanding and mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, youth and families in Canada Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Hearing Restoration Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Canadian Cancer Society Challenge Grants Wednesday, July 28, 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
Canadian Space Agency Developing innovative food production technologies with the Deep Space Food Challenge Friday, July 30, 2021
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Engaged Research Grants Sunday, August 1, 2021
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants Sunday, August 1, 2021
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative Sunday, August 1, 2021
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grants program Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Melanoma Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) - August 4, 2021 deadlines Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Department of Defense DoD Scleroderma Research Program Announcement Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Healthy Cities Implementation Science (HCIS) Team Grants Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant : Alcohol research to inform health policies and interventions Thursday, August 19, 2021
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Lupus Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Tuesday, August 24, 2021
GlycoNet Clinical Partnerships Tuesday, August 31, 2021
GlycoNet Translational Grants Tuesday, August 31, 2021
GlycoNet Strategic Initiatives Tuesday, August 31, 2021
GlycoNet Request for Proposals International Partnerships GlycoNet – Academia Sinica 2021–2022 Tuesday, August 31, 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 Multiple Sclerosis Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) - September 7, 2021 deadlines Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CMHC North Star Award for Northern or Remote Research Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Global Affairs Canada 2021 Call for Concept Notes - Development Impact Window - Canadian Small and Medium Organizations for Impact and Innovation Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Idea to Innovation Grants Monday, September 27, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant : Official Language Minority Communities in Health Research Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair : The Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair in Women’s Brain Health and Aging Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Fulbright Canada Fulbright Grants for Canadian Scholars in the US for 2022/2023 Monday, November 15, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Planning and Dissemination Grants – ICS Friday, December 31, 2021
Volvo Environment Prize Foundation Volvo Environment Prize Monday, January 10, 2022
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada AgriRisk Initiatives: Microgrants Friday, March 31, 2023