Upcoming UTSC Deadlines & Research Information Sessions

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Select Upcoming UTSC Internal Funding Deadlines

Research Competitiveness Fund November 1, 2022 - Application Deadline
Campus Farm Project December 20, 2022


Select Upcoming Tri-Agency Funding Deadlines



NFRF - International Stream: 2022 Horizon Global Platform
The 2022 Horizon Global Platform competition will provide New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) funds to Canadian researchers who are partners on projects funded through any Research and Innovation call under Pillar II (Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness) of Horizon Europe with a deadline before December 31, 2022. The maximum amount per grant is $250,000 per year for up to 2 years. Registrations and applications must be submitted through the Convergence Portal; deadlines vary with relevant Horizon Europe calls and notifications of award. Additional program details can be found here. Please direct any questions to Krista Montgomery.

September to December 2022: RSO Registration MRA Deadlines
September to December 2022: Sponsor Registration Deadlines
October 2022 to January 2023: RSO Application MRA Deadlines
October 2022 to January 2023: Sponsor Application Deadlines



CIHR Fall Fellowship Awards
CIHR Fellowship Awards provide support for highly qualified applicants at the post-PhD or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad. For this competition, applications will be accepted in all areas of health research, including biomedical, clinical, health systems and services; and social, cultural, environmental and population health.

September 29, 2022: RSO MRA deadline 
October 5, 2022: CIHR/ResearchNet application deadline


CIHR - Operating Grant: Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts (2022)
This funding stream supports projects that use data from existing Canadian-based cohorts, databases, cohort catalogues, and data platforms, and are relevant to reproductive, maternal, child, and/or youth health. The intent of this funding opportunity is to highlight and encourage use for research of previously funded cohorts, administrative and survey data to inform improved patient, population, and system outcomes. The maximum amount per grant is $75,000 per year for up to 1 year, for a total of $75,000 per grant.

October 4, 2022: Sponsor Deadline (MRA Required)


CIHR - Catalyst Grant: Policy Research for Health System Transformation
These grants will fund policy research that generates evidence to inform macro-level policies aiming to advance improved population health outcomes, better patient and provider experience, increased value, and health equity. The maximum amount per grant is $150,000 per year for up to 1 year, for a total of $150,000 per grant. Additional funding is available from external partners to co-fund applications with substantive involvement in several provinces; the maximum amount varies by province.

October 4, 2022: Sponsor Deadline (MRA Required)


CIHR - Team Grant: Diabetes Prevention and Treatment in Indigenous Communities: Resilience and Wellness
This funding opportunity will support Indigenous-led and community-driven research seeking to define and integrate models of resilience and wellness into diabetes prevention and/or treatment approaches among First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. The maximum amount per grant is $400,000 per year for up to 5 years, for a total of $2,000,000 per grant.

October 6, 2022 - Sponsor Deadline (MRA Required)


CIHR - Team Grant: Sleep Research Consortium
This funding opportunity will support 1 additional Research Team to join the two recently funded Research Teams and the Coordination and Knowledge Mobilization Centre (CKMC) in the Sleep Research Consortium focused on sleep hygiene and insomnia through the lifecycle. The maximum amount for this grant is $275,000 per year for up to 4 years, for a total of $1,100,000.

October 12, 2022: Sponsor Registration Deadline
February 2, 2023: Sponsor Application Deadline (MRA Required)


CIHR - Operating Grant: Diabetes, Psychological Health, Prevention and Self-Management
This funding opportunity will support research into approaches building on successful models of care, knowledge mobilization, and optimization of self-management. Specific to T1D, it will support research focused on interventions and models of care that address psychosocial issues and mental health disorders in people with T1D. Specific to T2D, it will support psychosocial health research focused on prevention and treatment in youth and young adults, particularly in Indigenous and racialized, ethnocultural and low socio-economic status communities that are disproportionately affected by T2D. The maximum amount per grant is $250,000 per year for up to 4 years, for a total of $1,000,000 per grant.

November 1, 2022 - Sponsor Deadline (MRA Required)


CIHR - Catalyst Grant: Healthy Youth
This Catalyst Grant aims to help identify and develop emerging research foci relevant to Canada's Youth Policy, foster networking and collaboration, and build capacity for youth engagement in health research. It will address principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), with the aim of ensuring responsiveness to the needs and circumstances of all young people. The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 per year for up to 1 year.

November 15, 2022: Sponsor Application Deadline (MRA Required)


CIHR - Team Grant: THINC Implementation Science Team Grants
Transforming Health with Integrated Care (THINC) Implementation Science Team Grants will inform the implementation, evaluation, adaptation or spread/scale of evidence-informed integrated care policies and interventions encompassing intersectoral collaborations within or beyond the formal health care delivery system in order to advance the Quadruple Aim (improved population health outcomes, improved care and patient experience, improved provider satisfaction, and lower costs/better value) and health equity for Canadians. The maximum amount per grant is $400,000 per year for up to 5 years, for a total of $2,000,000 per grant.

November 29, 2022 - Sponsor Deadline (MRA Required)


CIHR - Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program
This funding opportunity seeks to support cutting-edge research on communicable diseases co-led by three principal investigators: one from Canada, one from Israel and one from an eligible low- and middle-income country (LMIC). SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 research, studies, surveys, clinical trials, and work primarily aimed at informing public health policy are not eligible for funding. The maximum amount per grant is $500,000 for the PI from Canada, $500,000 for the PI from the LMIC, and $460,829 (NIS 1,300,000) for the PI from Israel over 4 years, for a total of $1,460,829 per team.

January 17, 2023: Sponsor Registration Deadline
February 16, 2023: Sponsor Application Deadline (MRA Required)



SSHRC Insight Grants
Insight Grants support long-term research initiatives in the social sciences and humanities. They offer awards from $7,000 to $400,000 over 2 to 5 years, with a maximum annual budget of $100,000. For full IG guidelines, please visit the SSHRC website.

October 1, 2022 by 8PM EDT: Sponsor Deadline


SSHRC and Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) launch Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative 
The Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative is a joint initiative between Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). WAGE will invest up to $2,500,000 and SSHRC up to $1,000,000 over four years to co-fund research projects that address Gender-based violence (GBV). The goal of this initiative is to support academic researchers, in partnership with other research-focused and community-based organizations, to advance knowledge on, and analyze the causes and persistence of GBV in Canada.

October 6, 2022 by 8PM EST: Sponsor Deadline


SSHRC Connection Grants - OVPI Matching Funds Initiative 
The University of Toronto Office of the Vice President, International (OVPI) provides up to $5,000 in funding to support U of T applicants for the SSHRC Connection Grants.  The funding is for matching funds in support of an applicant’s Connection Grant application. Further details and more information can be found here. Contact Marjorie Reyes (international@utoronto.ca) with any questions.

Oct. 7, 2022: Application Deadline


SSHRC Partnership Development Grants 

SSHRC has now released the updated guidelines and application instructions for the November 2022 Partnership Development Grants competition. SSHRC's Partnership Development Grants provide support to: develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new research partnership activities involving existing and/or potential partners; or - design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up at a regional, national or international level.

October 13, 2022: RSO Editorial Review Deadline (Optional)
November 3, 2022: UTSC MRA Deadline
November 7, 2022 by 12PM EST: RSO MRA Deadline
November 10, 2022 by 12PM EST: Sponsor Deadline


SSHRC and CMHC Partnership Grant - National Housing Strategy Longitudinal Outcomes Research Grant
SSHRC and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) have announced a new Partnership Grant: The Partnership Grants to support CMHC’s National Housing Strategy (NHS) Longitudinal Outcomes Research is a funding opportunity to support research and related activities that examines the long-term health, socio-economic, and climate change outcomes of investments in affordable housing and the links between housing, health, socio-economic, and environmental factors at the household and community levels. For more information, see here.

October 17, 2022: Internal Editorial Deadline
November 7, 2022: UTSC MRA Deadline
November 9, 2022: RSO MRA Deadline
November 15, 2022: Deadline to Submit on Convergence Portal
November 22, 2022: Sponsor Deadline


SSHRC Connection Grants
Connection Grants support events and activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives, including workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums and summer institutes. Funding can range from $7000 to $25,000 for events, and $7000 to $50,000 for outreach activities. Further information can be found here.

October 20, 2022: UTSC MRA Deadline
October 24, 2022: RSO MRA Deadline
October 28, 2022: Sponsor Deadline


SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Shifting Dynamics of Privilege and Marginalization
SSHRC has launched a Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition to mobilize, examine and synthesize social sciences and humanities research on the topic of shifting dynamics of privilege and marginalization. Genome Canada has joined SSHRC as a funding partner for this call and is seeking social sciences and humanities insights on issues related to genomics. Grants are valued at $30,000 for one year.  Up to 30 grants may be awarded, of which up to seven will be awarded to genomics-related Knowledge Synthesis Grants. Further details can be found here.

December 7, 2022: UTSC MRA Deadline
December 9, 2022 by 12PM - RSO MRA Deadline
December 13, 2022 by 9AM – Sponsor Deadline



NSERC Discovery Grant 2022
The Discovery Grants program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. DGs are typically five years in duration and are considered “grants in aid” of research, as they provide long-term operating funds and can facilitate access to funding from other programs but are not meant to support the full costs of a research program.

October 7, 2022: UTSC deadline for editorial support
October 24, 2022: UTSC MRA Deadline
October 26, 2022: RSO MRA Deadline
November 1, 2022, 9AM: Deadline to submit through NSERC Research Portal


NSERC Research Tools & Instruments (RTI)
Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) program, Category 1, offers one-year awards to assist buying or developing research equipment that costs more than $7,001, up to a maximum of $150,000.  Applications with total equipment cost of up to $250,000 are possible provided that the difference between the amount requested from NSERC (of up to $150,000 or less) is covered by other sources that are in place when the RTI application is submitted to NSERC.

October 18, 2022: Internal MRA Deadline
October 25, 2022: Sponsor Deadline


NSERC Discovery Horizons
NSERC has launched a new round of Discovery Horizons program. The Discovery Horizons grant program supports investigator-initiated individual and team projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE). Discovery Horizons grants are expected to be valued from $50K–$100K per year and will be commensurate to the size of the research team.

October 18, 2022: Sponsor Deadline  (MRA Required)


NSERC - Formal Launch for Alliance Missions: Anthropogenic greenhouse gas research

NSERC is pleased to announce that Alliance Missions is returning with a new and exciting challenge to help address climate change, focused on Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions. This call will support the goals of the 2022 Federal Budget that prioritizes Canada’s ongoing efforts to fight climate change and protect the environment by taking bold and immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These grants will provide support ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 per year, for a duration of three years, and will encourage interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects supporting net-zero GHG emissions targets. Please read the program description for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Alliance-Missions@NSERC-CRSNG.GC.CA.

November 8, 2022: Full Application Deadline 


NSERC-German Research Foundation (DFG) call for proposals on Sustainable Processes and Chemistry
This call for proposals focuses on supporting collaborative research projects in the area of Sustainable Processes and Chemistry. The proposed Canada-Germany collaborative research projects must focus on basic and fundamental research and are expected to generate new knowledge and address one or more research challenges related to environmental sustainability.
For more information, please read the funding opportunity on NSERC’s website. 

December 7, 2022: Deadline to submit modified Alliance International Collaboration grant application
June 6, 2023 by 5PM (EST): - Invited full application deadline (submitted to DFG)


NSERC Alliance International Quantum Grants
Alliance International Quantum grants will provide support for researchers in Canada to establish and grow international research collaborations. This opportunity will provide up to $25,000 for one year to support Canadian academic researchers in initiating and developing research collaborations with international researchers from the academic sector in the areas of quantum science and quantum technologies. More information can be found here.

January 12, 2023: UTSC MRA Deadline
January 16, 2023: RSO MRA Deadline


NSERC Alliance Grants 

NSERC staff remain accessible to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and would also like to remind you of the resources that are available to support you in preparing an Alliance application. 
Option 1: Currently Open
Option 2: Currently Open


Information Sessions/Talks

NSERC Live Q&A Series: How to Complete A RTI Application
This series is meant to assist the research community with completing Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) applications using the Research Portal and the NSERC Canadian Common CV (CCV). Due to COVID-19, NSERC is replacing live webinars with pre-recorded videos followed by live Q&A sessions. Please view the pre-recorded videos prior to attending a Q&A session.

September 29, 2022: 1-2PM ET (English)
Link to Join (Password: RTISept29)


REDCap Supports Expanded: Virtual Office Hours Offered
REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application that University of Toronto faculty researchers can use to build and manage online surveys and databases. CRIS in collaboration with Academic & Collaborative Technologies (ACT) is offering regular REDCap Virtual Office Hours. The aim is to provide hands-on support for REDCap users at the University of Toronto. These office hours will provide an avenue for a 30 minute one-on-one consultation with a REDCap expert to answer questions and address issues related to your REDCap projects.

Office hours will be available on the following dates and times:
September 30, 2022: 1-3PM 
October 10, 2022: 1-3PM
October 28, 2022: 1-3PM 


CRIS & IPO Webinar: Best Practices to Secure OCI-NSERC Funding for Industry-Academic Projects

In partnership, NSERC’s Alliance grant and OCI’s Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) will support post-secondary R&D collaborations with the highest potential for regional economic development and commercialization in Ontario. This session is hosted by the Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) and the Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) with personnel from OCI and NSERC, will outline how U of T researchers can take advantage of this opportunity to double the funding agencies’ contribution to your research project. 

October 4, 2022: 10:30AM-11:30AM EST
Registration Link


Webinars - CIHR THINC Implementation Science Team Grant
CIHR will be hosting the following webinars to support participants with the requirements of the THINC Implementation Science Team Grants competition and to answer questions on how to apply. Presentations will be in English, followed by a period of questions and answers in English and French.

October 4, 2022: 2-3:30PM ET (Join)


Early Researcher Award Round 17 – Information Session
The Research Services Office will be holding a virtual information session to provide an overview of the ERA Round 17 competition and tips on proposal writing/budget compilation. The virtual information sessions that will be held by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) will be pre-recorded for the sessions on September 28th and October 4th with registration being on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Information Sessions hosted by MCU
October 4, 2022: 3-4:00PM
Registration Links 


CRIS Workshop: Going Public: Trade Books for a General Audience
Writing for the general public is a powerful way to disseminate research findings to the broader world, have wider research impact. In this session, on Oct. 6, 2022, U of T researchers who have published trade books for a general audience based on their research will share their lived experiences, insights and advice about their writing, voice, audience, and the tensions between the language of specialization and the language of public discourse. This session will also provide insights from a trade book publishing editor who will share their insider knowledge on navigating trade books and how to connect with a more general audience of readers.

Oct. 6, 2022: 2:30PM-4PM
Session details & Registration


CRIS Workshop: Research Partnerships with Industry: Information Session
Faculty, Postdocs, and PhD students focused on Life Sciences research are invited to join in-person on Oct. 13th to learn about U of T resources available for establishing research partnerships with industry. Hosted by the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (TFoM) in collaboration with the Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS), this session will cover how partnering with industry can support your research objectives.

Oct. 13, 2022: 1PM-2:30PM
Session details & registration


UTSC OVPRI Conference - The Great Age: Sustainability in Aging Societies Conference
Registration is now open for “The Great Age: Sustainability in Aging Societies” conference. The conference features a number of prominent thought-leaders and practitioners and promises to be an engaging, lively, and informative event filled with riveting discussions about how we can support sustainability in aging societies as it relates to determinants of health and social care, economics, urban design, and digital technologies. This event will bring together community leaders, researchers, students, professionals, and leaders from all fields to attend this in-person event dedicated to revealing the challenges and existing opportunities that may be leveraged to build a more sustainable future for our society

October 24, 2022: 9AM-6:30PM
Session details and Registration


Other Links for Events:

Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) Events Calendar

University of Toronto Libraries Workshops and Events Calendar

Jackman Humanities Institute Events Page