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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Funding Opportunities Bulletin: August 23, 2022

In this issue:

  • Announcements
  • Funding opportunities: New, current and ongoing
  • Office of Research Services (ORS): Processes, internal requirements and contacts


New announcements

  1. NSERC Discovery Grant Live Q & As:
Tuesday, August 23 and Thursday, September 22 from 1 – 2 pm (ET).
  1. CIHR “Ask me anything” webinars for the Fall 2022 Project Grant competition:
  1. Pepsi Co. and Valent R&D webinars on Halo research opportunities in agriculture and food science:
  1. ORS NSERC Discovery Grant Live Q&A:
Wednesday, September 21 from 1 – 2:30 pm (use
  1. NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Live Q&A:
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 1 – 2 pm (ET) and Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 1 – 2 pm. Watch RTI pre-recorded videos ahead of time.


  1. SSHRC Insight Grant Webinar, Thursday September 1, 2022, 1 – 2 pm.
  2. Research Data Management Plans now required for specific Tri-agency funding opportunities.
  3. NSERC announcement on its new Guide on integrating equity, diversity and inclusion considerations in research.
  4. NSERC Alliance guide on integrating equity, diversity and inclusion in a research training plan.

Funding Opportunities

Grants Officers will provide administrative review of grant applications to ensure completeness with agency guidelines and assist with institutional signatures. Submit your proposal for administrative review a minimum of five business days before the agency deadline.

Note: To learn about internal ORS information, deadlines and requirements, open the word version of this bulletin and click on ‘Internal ORS Info.’

New this month


Internal Deadline

First Agency Deadline

MHRC-Mitacs Mental Health Impact Internships – Winter 2023 projects

August 26, 2022

August 29, 2022

CIHR Data analysis using existing databases and cohorts

September 1, 2022

September 7, 2022

NSERC Alliance Missions – Anthropogenic greenhouse gas research.        LOI Sept. 15, internal review Oct. 25
Internal ORS deadlines below.

September 6, 2022

September 15, 2022

Sony Research Awards Program
Internal ORS deadlines below

September 9, 2022

September 15, 2022

Michael J Fox Foundation – Parkinson’s research grants (targeted opportunities)

September 22, 2022

September 27, 2022

MS Society of Canada – Discovery Research Operating Grant

September 27, 2022

October 3, 2022

MS Society of Canada – Catalyst Research Grant

September 27, 2022

October 3, 2022

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Policy Research for Health System Transformation

September 28, 2022

October 4, 2022

NSERC Research Tools and Instruments
Internal ORS deadlines below.

October 19, 2022

October 25, 2022

CIHR and JDRF – Diabetes, Psychosocial Health, Prevention and Self-Management

November 4, 2022

November 11, 2022

National Housing Strategy Longitudinal Outcomes Research Grant

November 16, 2022

November 22, 2022

NSERC Special response funds for Trainees (Ukraine)

December 6, 2022

December 12, 2022


Current Funding Opportunities


Internal Deadline

First Agency Deadline

NSERC PromoScience: to promote an understanding of science and engineering to young Canadians
Internal ORS deadlines below

August 2, 2022

September 15, 2022

Mental Health Research Canada and Mitacs - Mental Health Research – Winter 2023 projects

August 23, 2022

August 31, 2022

Heart and Stroke – Grant in Aid 2023

August 25, 2022

August 31, 2022

SSHCR Knowledge Synthesis Grant – Gender Based Violence August 26, 2022 September 1, 2022
Heart and Stroke – New Investigator 2023 August 31, 2022 September 7, 2022
CIHR Operating Grant: Data analysis using existing databases and cohorts August 31, 2022 September 7, 2022
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative- Advancing Imaging Through Collaborative Projects September 1, 2022 September 8, 2022
Clean Fuels Awareness Project September 7, 2022 September 13, 2022
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant September 8, 2022 September 15, 2022
SSHRC Insight Grant – Fall competition
Internal ORS deadlines below
September 12, 2022 October 3, 2022
CIHR Catalyst Grant: Policy Research for Health System Transformation September 28, 2022 October 4, 2022
CIHR and JDRF – Diabetes, Psychosocial Health, Prevention and Self-Management November 5, 2022 November 11, 2022
OVIN Ontario Grant for SMEs – Round 2 November 10, 2022 November 16, 2022


Ongoing Opportunities – No Deadline

Notify ORS of your intention to apply a minimum of 2-3 weeks before you intend to submit your proposal.     


City Studio Durham: matching students with real-world projects

-        Contact

Teaching City Oshawa: addressing Oshawa’s urban issues through research and innovation

-        Contact

NSERC Alliance

-        NSERC AllianceInternal ORS Info.

-        NSERC Alliance InternationalInternal ORS Info.


-        Mitacs Accelerate - Internal ORS Info.

-        Mitacs Accelerate: Connecting SMEs with AI

-        Mitacs Business Strategy Internship (BSI)

-        Mitacs Entrepreneur International

-        Mitacs Globalink Research Award (GRA)

-        Joint NSERC Alliance – Mitacs Accelerate Streamlined Funding

Cisco Research – Research Grants

-        Quantum Computing and Networking

-        Tech for Healthcare

-        Edge Computing

-        Future of Work

Canada Space Agency - Programs

-        Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST)

-        Space Data Utilization

-        Space Exploration

-        Research and Development

-        International opportunities

Government of Canada Department of National Defence (DND)

DND Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program

Ontario Centre for Innovation (OCI)

To drive commercialization of intellectual property

-        Voucher for Innovation and Productivity

-        OCI TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP) - NGNP

-        OCI TalentEdge Fellowship Program (TFP) - OVIN

-        Joint NSERC Alliance – OCI VIP Funding

Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenges Grants

RBC: Youth Mental Well-being Grants

Honda Canada Foundation Grants

-        Internal ORS Info.

IC-IMPACTS: Innovative Technology Demonstration Projects

Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction: Building resilient communities

Ontario Health Data Platform: The Challenge Questions Initiative on

COVID-19. Expressions of Interest

Government of Canada Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Health Living and Prevent Chronic Disease

-        Internal ORS Info.

The National Geographic Society: Research and Exploration Grant Application; Internal ORS Info.

Current topics include:

-        AI for Earth Innovation

-        Equity and the Natural World

-        Enduring Impacts: Archaeology of Sustainability

SOSCIP Collaborative R&D projects for academia and industry partners

Max Bell Foundation: Project and Development Grants

-        Environment

-        Health and Wellness

-        Education

-        Improving indigenous health

-        Impact of Tech on society


ORS – Internal processes, information and contacts 

Grant Submission Process

Step 1 - Notification of Intent to Apply:  Engage the ORS as early as possible in planning to submit any grant applications. Your Grants Officer can support your application development and ensure your proposal aligns with program guidelines and internal university policies.

Step 2 (Optional) - Comprehensive Proposal Review: If you would like a comprehensive review of your grant application, submit it to the appropriate Grants Officer three weeks to one month in advance of the agency deadline, or according to the internal deadlines noted below.

Step 3 - Administrative Review and Internal Approvals: To ensure internal approvals, including required institutional signatures, we require faculty members to provide grant applications and the completed Research Grant/Contract Authorization (RGA) Form a minimum of five business days before the agency deadline. Grants Officers will provide administrative review of new grant applications to ensure completeness with agency guidelines and assist with institutional signatures.

Internal Information regarding External Grants

Certain funding programs have limitations or specific application requirements. The Office of Research Services will promote specific grants that may include internal competition deadlines or other internal requirements. Faculty are strongly encouraged to review information posted by the ORS and to notify their Faculty Grants Officers regarding their intent to apply.    

Faculty Grants Officers - Contacts

FESNS – Joanne Hui

FHSci, FSci – Raluca Dubrowski

FBIT, FSSH, FED – Kamla Ross McGregor