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
Canada Council John G. Diefanbaker Award Friday, November 1, 2019
Canada Council Molson Prizes 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
Government of Canada 2020 Transformation Competition Tuesday, February 18, 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
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
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
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Impact Awards Friday, May 1, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant : Health Effects of Vaping Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, June 25, 2020
Department of Defense Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, June 25, 2020
Department of Defense Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, June 25, 2020
Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) MEOPAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards: Call for Applications Friday, June 26, 2020
International Development Research Centre COVID-19 Global South Artificial Intelligence and Data Innovation Program Sunday, June 28, 2020
National Research Council of Canada (NRC) EUREKA – Advanced materials 2020-2021 multilateral call for proposals Tuesday, June 30, 2020
NanoMedicines Innovation Network (NMIN) Strategic Initiatives (SI) program Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Law Foundation of Ontario Measuring Impacts and Progress 2020 Call for Applications Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Canada Council Killam Prizes Tuesday, June 30, 2020
National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Canada – Germany 3+2 collaborative call for proposals on Innovative Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Industrial Production Friday, July 3, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships Tuesday, July 7, 2020
NSERC/ Environment and Climate Change Canada Plastics science for a cleaner future Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Innovative Medicines Canada Health Research Foundation of Innovative Medicines Canada Chair in Pandemic Preparedness Research Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Canadian Wood Fibre Centre Call for Proposals for a contribution to the Forest Innovation Program—Canadian Wood Fibre Centre Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Hearing Restoration Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Tuesday, July 14, 2020
International Development Research Centre Trees and People: Resilience in a Changing Climate – John G. Bene Fellowship 2020 Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Wednesday, July 15, 2020
National Research Council of Canada (NRC) EUREKA Network call for proposals – Solutions for post-COVID-19 - Next high-impact human pandemic Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Kidney Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, July 16, 2020
Canadian Blood Services Canadian Blood Services' Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Competition Friday, July 17, 2020
Canadian Blood Services Summer 2020 Blood Efficiency Accelerator Program Friday, July 17, 2020
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CMHC Housing Research Awards Friday, July 17, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : New Investigator Grants in Child and Youth Health (2020) Monday, July 20, 2020
Ontario Centres of Excellence Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN)'s WinterTech Development Program Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Associated Medical Services (AMS) “How will Digital Technology and Artificial Intelligence change the healthcare we provide?” Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Ontario Centres of Excellence AV Research and Development (R&D) Partnership Fund – Stream 2 Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Associated Medical Services (AMS) AMS Postdoctoral Fellowship Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Associated Medical Services (AMS) AMS Project Grant Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation NHS Demonstrations Initiative Friday, July 24, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) - Clinical Trial Award Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, July 30, 2020
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Announcement of Programmes for the year 2020-21: India-Canada- July 31, 2020 and Open Deadlines Friday, July 31, 2020
National Institutes of Health Partnerships for Countermeasures against Select Pathogens (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) Friday, July 31, 2020
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Engaged Anthropology Grant Saturday, August 1, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grants Program Saturday, August 1, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants Saturday, August 1, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants – Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative Saturday, August 1, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Chronic Pain Management Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Friday, August 7, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Announcement of Programmes for the year 2020-21: India-Canada- August 17, 2020 Deadlines Monday, August 17, 2020
Government of Canada 2020 Exploration Competition Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson’s Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Healthy Ageing with the Support of Digital Solutions Monday, August 24, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Active and Assisted Living Program Monday, August 24, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Lupus Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Pancreatic Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) - Idea Development Award Thursday, August 27, 2020
Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships Thursday, August 27, 2020
Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute Call for Proposals – CANSSI Rapid Response Program – COVID-19 Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Kidney Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) - September deadlines Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Department of Defense Defense Health Program Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Thursday, September 10, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants COVID-19 Special Initiative Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grants Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : More Years Better Lives (MYBL) 2020 Tuesday, September 15, 2020
International Development Research Centre IDRC Research Awards 2021 Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health CFWH General Research Grants Monday, September 21, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health Duchesnay International Elective Fellowships for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Resident Monday, September 21, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health Dawn Walker Grant Monday, September 21, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health Namesake Grants: Rubicon Pharmacy Grant Monday, September 21, 2020
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health Namesake Grants: Shoppers Drug Mart Grant Monday, September 21, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Idea to Innovation Grants Monday, September 28, 2020
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists Thursday, October 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
Gairdner Foundation The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Thursday, October 1, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grants Thursday, October 1, 2020
WorkplaceNL 2020 Research Initiatives Program Friday, October 16, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowships Program Monday, October 19, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council DND/NSERC Discovery Grant Supplements Sunday, November 1, 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
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connnection Grants Sunday, November 1, 2020
EUREKA and NRC EUREKA – Call for innovative R&D project proposals Thursday, December 31, 2020
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant : Cannabis and Mental Health Thursday, December 30, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Oral Health and Oral Health Care of Canadians Thursday, December 30, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Preparation to Trial: Inflammation for Chronic Conditions Thursday, December 30, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Hepatitis C Research Friday, December 31, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Other : Planning and Dissemination Grants – ICS Friday, December 31, 2021
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 Team Grant : Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions Friday, December 31, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : ECIs in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health (2020) Friday, December 31, 2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant : Preparation to Trial: Inflammation for Chronic Conditions Friday, December 31, 2021
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada AgriRisk Initiatives: Microgrants Friday, March 31, 2023