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.

CFI 2017 Cyberinfrastructure Initiative

Deadline: April 21, McMaster internal notify HRS of Intent to Apply

Canada Foundation for Innovation has launched a second competition of the Cyberinfrastructure Initiative: Call for 2017 Proposals – Challenge 1.  Through this initiative, CFI will support research data infrastructure projects that create tailored, shared and integrated data resources (eg, databases, data repositories) capable of enabling leading-edge research on significant scientific, social and economic questions. If you intend to submit an NOI for the Challenge 1 competition, please notify Tracy Arabski, Assistant Director  (arabski@mcmaster.ca or extension 22515) by April 21st .

Projects submitted should bring together a community of researchers from across the country who share similar challenges linked to the availability of research data. CFI encourages consortia to embrace an “adopt, adapt, and develop” approach as well as link to Canadian and international initiatives wherever appropriate. Institutions having significant computing and storage needs are expected to continue consulting with Compute Canada to determine if the advance national platform can accommodate their needs.

Through this initiative, CFI will support proposals that meet the following three objectives:

  • Scientific Excellence
  • Impact and Ongoing Relevance
  • Feasibility

Funds Available:  CFI expects to fund between 5 to 10 proposals and will contribute up to 40 percent of the eligible costs of an infrastructure project. Each project will be limited to a request of a maximum of $2 million from CFI. In addition, CFI recognizes the need to contribute to the operating and maintenance costs of the research data infrastructure projects; therefore, funded projects under Challenge 1 ill receive an Infrastructure Operating Fund (IOF) contribution of 30 percent of the CFI award.

Deadlines:          April 21st, McMaster internal notify HRS of Intent to Apply

                             May 2nd, McMaster internal NOI due

                             May 12th, NOI submission to CFI

Important Dates:

end of June 2017              Invitation to submit full proposal

October 13, 2017              Deadline to submit full proposal to CFI

March 2018                         CFI funding decision

Emerging Research Innovators in Mental Health (ERIHM)

Deadline: April 30, 2017

The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR), affiliated with the University of Ottawa, has launched a new research incubator called Emerging Research Innovators in Mental Health (e-RIMHh) – the first of its kind in Canada focusing solely on Mental Health Research.

Applicants are encouraged to propose highly original projects that explore out-of-the-box ideas and hold the potential to transform current thinking in Mental Health Research.  The successful candidates will get a chance to put their careers into overdrive through salary support, research grant support, mentorship, and real world opportunity for up to five years. 

Refer to the e-RIM Guidelines for full eligibility requirements and additional application details.  Should you have any questions, please contact:research.awards@theroyal.ca

Funds Available:   Up to $100,00/year in salary support and $100,000 in research support

Key Strategic Priorities:

  • Depression and related conditions (e.g. suicidal ideation, PTSD, anxiety)
  • Brain and heart linkages
  • Impact of stress and trauma on mental illness
  • Use of neurostimulation modalities in understanding and/or treatment of mental illness (rTMS, ECT, TES, etc.)
  • Development and use of multimodal brain imaging technologies aimed at early diagnosis and/or personalized treatment of mental illness

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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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CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research

Deadline: May 23, 2017

Two opportunities are available to support Health Services Research – access to new funding for Health Systems Impact Fellowships and ability to inform the design of a new Health Systems Impact Doctoral Award.

Health Systems Impact Fellowships and Doctoral Awards

A NEW funding opportunity for PhD graduates (post-docs) who are interested in applying their research and analytic talents to critical challenges faced by health system and related organizations outside of the traditional scholarly setting, and who want to benefit from professional work experience, mentorship from health system and academic leaders, and professional development training in an expanded set of competencies (e.g., leadership, project management, change management) designed to accelerate professional growth. To learn more, visit the Health System Impact Fellowship funding opportunity.

Deadlines:  Expression of Interest  – dates vary based on host partner profile*  Applications – May 23, 2017

*deadline pertains only to organization included in the host partner database

Funds Available

$2.7 million, to fund approximately 37 fellowships

For more information and details, please visit the funding opportunity, or contact CIHR AT (613) 954.1968 or support@cihr-irsc.qc.ca


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