External Funding

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.

Genome Canada – Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition (LSARP)

Deadline: March 2, 2017

Genome Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research has announced a Request for Applications for the 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – “Genomics and Precision Health”.  This funding opportunity aims to support projects that demonstrate how genomics-based research can contribute to a more evidence-based approach to health to improve health outcomes and/or enhance the cost-effectiveness of the healthcare system.  

Funds Available:

  1. There is up to $44 million available for this competition through Genome Canada and up to $26.5 million from CIHR.Genome.
  2. Successful individual projects will be awarded funding for a term of up to four years.

Important Dates/Submission Requirements:

March 2nd, 10am            Draft Registration due to Ontario Genomics*

March 13th, 10am           Final Registrations due to Ontario Genomics

March 16th                    Eligible Registrations due to Genome Canada

April 3rd, 10am              Draft Pre-applications due to Ontario Genomics

May 4th, 10am               Final Pre-applications due to Ontario Genomics

May 11th                       Pre-Applications due to Genome Canada

August 28th, 10am         Draft Full Application due to Ontario Genomics

September 25th, 10am     Final Full Applications due to Ontario Genomics

October 5th                   Full Applications due to Genome Canada

mid December 2017       Notification of Decision

*Ontario Genomics does not require institutional signatures on Registrations, but institutional requirements may vary, so please confirm process with your institution.


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Deadline: March 31, 2017

Mitacs is accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities, including student travel to and from Canada. The following two funding opportunities are available for graduate students:

Globalink Research Award supports research collaborations between Canada and select partner countries.  Funding and eligible disciplines vary by destination. The call for applications is now open, competition closes March 31, 2017. Applications are awarded competitively and subject to available funding.  

Globalink Partnership Award supports research collaborations between graduate students at Canadian universities and international industry partners. The award is open to graduate students in all disciplines at Mitacs Full and Associate Partner universities and for-profit companies in any country. Applications are accepted anytime (no competition deadline)

To learn more about these initiatives contact Mitacs International at international@mitacs.ca


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Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)

Deadline: April 4, 2017

Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)

Team Grant – More Years/Better Lives – April 4, 2017  

The overarching aim is to find ways to improve health ad wellbeing of older people, to enable less active elderly to be more engaged in, and more active contributors to wider society, and to do this in cost effective ways.

Technology – how existing and emerging technologies can improve the quality of life, contribution ad social engagemet of older people;

Place – How individuals experience the places where they live, work and engage with other, ad how lelarning and technology enhance or diminish quality of life;

Learning – how opportunities for learning can best be made available, by public, private and third sector means for the older adultFunds Available:Maximum Amount per grant:  $111,111/year for up to 3 years (total of $333,333 per grant)Important Dates:Anticipated Notice of Decision:  December 1, 2017

Competition Deadline:  April 4, 2017

Maximum Funds Available:  $1,000,000 (to fund up to 3 grants)


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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Deadline: Deadline: April 5, 2017

SSHRC has launched its Impact Awards 2017 Competition that recognizes exceptional SSHRC-funded researchers and students in celebrating their achievements in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities.

Institutions eligible to administer SSHRC funding will be invited to put forward nominations in the following categories:

Eligible institutions will have until April 5, 2017 to submit their nominations.  Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the fall of 2017.  Institutions eligible to administer SSHRC funding will be invited to put forward nominations in the.  Please visit SSHR’s webpage for information on previous Impact Awards winners.


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Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control

Deadline: May 2, 2017

Heart & Stroke Foundation,  in partnership with CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) and Hypertension Canada (HTC) is pleased to share a new funding opportunity Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control. The mandate of the Chair is to optimize the generation and application of knowledge to improve awareness, prevention and control of hypertension. Total funds available $975,000, maximum amount is $195,00 0 per year for up to five years.


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