External Funding

If you are an HHS Researcher and you have questions about applying for a grant, award or industry sponsorship please visit FAQ Grants & Scholarships.

Opportunities to fund research innovations, programs, personnel, infrastructure and equipment are available through Federal, Provincial and Agency funding opportunities. For internal opportunities visit Internal Funding.


NSERC – Research Grants

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), would like to bring to your attention the upcoming deadline for the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) 2020 Research Grants. These grants are given to international, interdisciplinary teams of researchers to focus on basic research in the life sciences. The principal applicant must be from an eligible country. Grants are divided into two categories:

  • Young Investigators’ Grants are awarded to teams of researchers, all of whom are within the first five years after obtaining an independent laboratory.
  • Program Grants are awarded to teams of independent researchers at any stage of their careers.

Important Deadlines:
Candidates must initiate an application through the HFSP website by March 18, 2018
Letter of Intent (LOI) – March 28, 2019

Consult HFSP’s Information and Guidelines for more details.


Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Funding Opportunities and Updates

Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is pleased to offer three funding opportunities: 1. Impact Grants, 2. Travel Awards, 3. Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award.

1. Impact GrantsFull application deadline: September 10, 2019
The Impact Grant program supports significant progression in cancer research programs that are anywhere in the continuum from basic, high impact discovery to translational work of direct relevance to the clinic and beyond. The goal of the CCS Research Impact Grant program is to provide a mechanism for scientists to adopt innovations and accelerate the application of new knowledge to address problems in cancer research that have the potential for practical application.

Funding Available
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p to $300,000 per year for up to 5 years, to a maximum of $1,500,000 per grant
approximately 7 grants will be awarded this competition

Important Deadlines
Letter of intent (LOI) due – April 17, 2019

LOI Results: late June 2019
Full Application: September 10, 2019
Anticipated start date: February 1, 2020

 

2. Travel AwardsWill launch early April for May 15, 2019 deadline
Coming soon, these awards are intended to defray the travel costs associated with making a scientific presentation as a first author or presenter at a conference, symposium or other appropriate professional meeting. PhD or MD/PhD students, and post-doctoral/medical/clinical fellows are eligible to apply.

For those seeking support to attend the Canadian Cancer Research Conference in Ottawa in November this year, please apply for funding during this round (see eligible conference dates for this program).

 

3. Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Awards – Submission date: rolling
The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to offer a special initiative to allow junior investigators in cancer research to gain knowledge and understanding of the Canadian Cancer Society peer-review process.

Selected investigators from across Canada will be provided funds to reimburse travel costs to Toronto to observe a grant panel meeting. This unique opportunity will provide junior faculty members with an “inside look” at how research grants are reviewed in order to help structure their own grant proposals in future.\

Applications for these limited funds are accepted via EGrAMS and require Department or Institution Head sign-off prior to submission. Panel availability closes 1 month prior to panel date.


Parkinson Canada

Parkinson Canada advocates with federal, provincial and territorial governments on issues that matter to the Parkinson’s community in Canada. The Parkinson Canada Research Program funds innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure.

2018 Research Awards
As of September 2018, Parkinson Canada and its partners are proud to support 24 new grant, fellowships and student awards. These new awards represent a total of $1,274,382 committed to support new research projects in Canada over the next two years. Including the 11 research awards in their second year, and the 24 new projects, the Parkinson Canada Research Program is currently committed to investing $1,619,382.

The new awards include:

  • 8 Pilot Project Grants
  • 4 new Investigator Awards
  • 3 Basic Research Fellowships
  • 1 Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowship
  • 1 Clinical Research Fellowship
  • 7 Graduate Student Awards

For more information about current funding opportunities, important dates, and Applicant FAQs, please visit The Parkinson Canada Research Program webpage. All applicants are encouraged to read the Applications Guidelines.