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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 September 19, 2022

In this issue:

  • Announcements
  • Funding opportunities: New, current and ongoing
  • Office of Research Services (ORS): Processes, internal requirements and contacts
  • Resources: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Tri-Agency; Navigator Tool


New announcements

  1. NSERC Discovery Grant Q&A for Small Institutions, Thursday, September 22 from 2 – 4 pm
  2. NSERC Alliance Mission: Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Research Grant webinar, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 from 1 – 2 pm. Passcode: 398618
Research Data Management Strategy (RDM) Panel Discussions:
1.      Panel 1: Developing your institutional RDM Strategy, Friday, September 23, 12 – 1 pm. Passcode: 451752
2.      Panel 2: Working through the planning stage of developing an institutional RDM strategy, Friday, October 21, 2022. Passcode: 236999
3.      Panel 3: Working through the drafting stage of developing an institutional RDM strategy, Friday, November 4, 2022. Passcode: 314774


  1. ORS Discovery Grant Live Q&A: Wednesday, September 21 from 1 – 2:30 pm (use
  2. NSERC Discovery Grant Live Q & As on Thursday, September 22 from 1 – 2 pm (ET).
  3. NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Live Q&A: Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 1 – 2 pm. Watch RTI pre-recorded videos ahead of time.
  4. Research Data Management Plans now required for specific Tri-agency funding opportunities.
  5. NSERC announcement on its new Guide on integrating equity, diversity and inclusion considerations in research.
  6. 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

WSIB Research Grants Competition. ORS Internal Deadlines. October 6, 2022 October 14, 2022
OICR Innovation to Implementation Grant by the Ontario Institution for Cancer Research
ORS Internal deadlines
October 10, 2022 October 13, 2022
KFL&A Regional Centre for Health Aging Ancillary Studies Competition October 27, 2022 October 3, 2022
SSHRC Connections Grants October 26, 2022 November 1, 2022
SSHRC Partnership Development Grant November 9, 2022 November 15, 2022
SSHRC and CMHC National Housing Strategy Longitudinal Outcomes Research Grant November 16, 2022 November 22, 2022
CIHR Team Grant: THINC Implementation Science Team Grants November 23, 2022 November 29, 2022
NSERC - German Research Foundation (DFG) call for proposals on Sustainable Processes and Chemistry November 30, 2022 December 7, 2022

SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant – Shifting Dynamics of Privilege and Marginalization
ORS Internal Deadlines

December 9, 2022

December 15, 2022


Current Funding Opportunities


Internal Deadline

First Agency Deadline

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 5, 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


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 - ALL MITACS Applications are on hold until further notice. 

-        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