Research Alerts



Grant Opportunities for Principal Investigators


Date of announcementLink to announcement (e.g., Research Alert)Granting agencyProgramLink to Research ProgramDeadline(s)
2021/1/29 Research AlertsUS Department of Defense (DOD) Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Congressionally Directed Medical Research ProgramsThe internal deadline for all CDMRP full applications is 4 business days prior to the sponsor deadline
2021/4/9Research AlertsNSERC and MitacsNSERC’s Alliance grants and Mitacs’s AccelerateNSERC Alliance-Mitacs Accelerate grantsOpen
2021/4/19 Research AlertsUS Department of Defense (DOD)Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMSApplicants must contact the Research Services Office at least 2 weeks in advance of the CDMRP deadline for full application. The internal deadline for all CDMRP full applications is 4 business days prior to the sponsor deadline.
2021/6/2Research AlertsFulbright CanadaThe 2022-2023 Fulbright Canadian Research Chair ProgramFulbright CanadaNovember 15th, 2021
2021/6/3Research AlertsBrightFocus FoundationNew Investigator Grant Program in Macular Degeneration ResearchBrightFocus FoundationFull Proposal deadline: December 3, 2021, 05:00 PM EST (By Invitation only)
Internal Deadline (full proposal): November 29, 2021
2021/6/4Research AlertsSemiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Please see the links
2021/6/18Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)jelf-guidelinesforproposal_unaffiliated-20210407-1CFI_Deadlines_2021
2021/7/5Research AlertsNew Frontiers in Research FundExploration 2021 2021 Exploration CompetitionSponsor Deadline (RSO submits): October 19th, 2021
2021/7/13 Research AlertsMITACSBusiness Strategy Internships (BSI)MITACS - Business Strategic Internship (BSI)Anytime
2021/7/22Research AlertsNew Frontiers in Research Fund Special Innovative approaches to research in the pandemic contextNew Frontiers in Research Fund Special Call: Innovative approaches to research in the pandemic context ShaFull application deadline: October 26, 2021
2021/7/22Research AlertsThe Simons Foundation2022 Simons Investigator ProgramsSimons Investigators Nomination ProcedureSponsor Deadline: October 20, 2021
2021/8/3 Research AlertsNSERC and the European Commission (EC)Quantum TechnologiesNSERC-European Commission – Joint call on quantum technologiesOctober 21, 2021 at 5 p.m. (CEST) [Brussels time] / 11 a.m. (ET) [Ottawa time]
2021/8/6 Research AlertsSSHRCRace, Gender and Diversity InitiativeSSHRC Race, Gender and Diversity InitiativeDeadline for Research Services to receive MRA: November 8, 2021
Deadline for applicant to submit application on Convergence Portal: November 10, 2021
Deadline for UofT to forward application to SSHRC: November 15, 2021
2021/8/31Forest Technology Commercial Acceleration ProgramForest Technology CAPRound 1 Close Date – December 31, 2021
2021/9/2Research AlertsMITACSMitacs Globalink Research AwardMITACS - Globalink Research Award Thematic CallDecember 1, 2021, 5 p.m. PT.
2021/9/2Research AlertsSSHRCKnowledge Synthesis GrantKnowledge Synthesis GrantsInternal Deadline:
Sponsor Deadline:
2021/9/8Research AlertsTransformation 2022New Frontiers in Research Fund 2022 Transformation CompetitionMandatory NOI:
Internal MRA deadline: October 27, 2021 (An MRA is required for your NOI.)
NFRF deadline: November 2, 2021
2021/9/7Research AlertsU of T and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HUB)Joint Call for Workshop Proposals: Developing Collaborative Projects and Exchange ActivitiesDeadline for submission of proposal: October 29, 2021; 11:59pm EDT
2021/9/9Research AlertsSSHRCSocial Sciences Open Research AreaOpen Research Area for the Social Sciences Seventh Call for Proposals 2021 10 November 2021 – internal UofT deadline;
17 November 2021, 16:00 CET (10:00 am ET) - deadline for submission of full proposal on the ANR site
2021/9/9Research AlertsThe Alpha Phi FoundationHeart to Heart Grant ProgramHeart to Heart Grant Internal Deadline: November 3, 2021;
Sponsor Deadline: November 5, 2021
2021/9/10Research AlertsThe National Institutes of HealthU of T Research Funding Opportunities DatabaseVarious
2021/9/10Research AlertsUS Department of Defense (DOD)Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMSVarious
2021/9/13Research AlertsThe Simons FoundationSimons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution AwardsSimons FoundationLetters of intent (LOI) is November 5, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
2021/9/20Research AlertsUniversity of Melbourne (UofM) and the University of Toronto (U of T) Early Career ResearchersUniversity of Melbourne-University of Toronto: Call for Joint Research ProposalsApplication deadline: November 1, 2021 (5 PM AEDT)
2021/9/21CFI2023 Innovation Fund competition2023 Innovation Fund: A guide to getting startedCFI launches draft call for proposals October 2021
CFI launches call for proposals November 2021
Deadline to submit notices of intent February 2022
Deadline to submit proposals June 2022
2021/9/21Research Alerts France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF)2022 FCRF New Collaborations programFrance Canada Research FundInternal Deadline for Letter of Interest: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Internal Deadline for MRA application: November 8, 2021
Sponsor Deadline: November 12, 2021 (23:59 Pacific Time)
2021/9/21Research AlertsConnaughtNew Researcher Award Connaught New ResearcherDecember 3, 2021
2021/9/23Research AlertsFP Canada Research Foundationfp-canada-research-foundation-research-funding-application (4)_UofT applicants-1Final sponsor deadline: October 18, 2021
2021/9/27Research AlertsOntario Agri-FoodResearch Initiative - 2021-22 Ontario Agri-food Research InitiativeInternal Deadline: October 22, 2021
Sponsor Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021
2021/9/28Research AlertsThe Data Sciences Institute (DSI) 2021 Catalyst GrantsCatalyst GrantsApplication Deadline: November 1, 2021, 11:59 PM
2021/9/29Research AlertsNATOInnovation Challenge on Cognitive WarfareNATO INNOVATION CHALLENGENovember 4, 2021
2021/9/29Research AlertsThe Great Lakes Higher Education Consortium (GLHEC)GLHEC FundDeadline for submission of questions – November 1, 2021
Deadline for submission of proposal – November 30, 2021
2021/10/4Research AlertsThe Division of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) and the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL)U of T Public Policy Reports CollectionPublic Policy Reports CollectionOngoing
2021/10/5Research AlertsOntario GenomicsGenomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) round 22 Genome Canada: Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) Draft EOIs are due to Ontario Genomics on November 3, 2021, at 9am
2021/10/7Research AlertsTRANSFORM HF
Digital Innovation for Heart Failure
Seed GrantsTRANSFORM HF Seed GrantsNovember 29, 2021
2021/10/8Research AlertsThe Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence (ORF-RE)Round 11Ontario Research Fund: Research ExcellenceNotice of Intent: December 10th, 2021
Draft Application: February 11th, 2022
Final Application: Wednesday March 16th, 2022
2021/10/13Research AlertsUniversity of Toronto Institutional Strategic Initiatives (ISI)University of Toronto ISIProposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis
2021/10/8Research AlertsCanadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)Canadian Institute for Advanced ResearchCIFARApplications must be submitted by October 27, 2021
2021/10/12Research AlertsNational Institutes of Health (NIH)Various
2021/10/15Research AlertsThe Huawei-UofT Mobile AI innovation Lab (MOBAIL)Friday, November 15, 2021

Grant Opportunities for Students and Post-doctoral Fellows


Date of announcementLink to announcement (e.g., Research Alert)Granting agencyProgramLink to Research ProgramSubmission Deadline(s)
2021/09/08Research AlertsMitacs & ScotiabankScotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund (SERRF) ProgramResearch AlertsDeadline for submission of EOI’s: November 15th 2021


Date of announcementTitleSponsorLink to announcement (e.g., Research Alert)Dates
2021/2/23 Reminder to current SSHRC and NSERC Grant Holders: COVID-19 unfunded extension optionNSERC and SSHRCResearch Alerts
2021/2/23 CIHR Strategic Plan 2021-2031 and Action Plan for Year 1 (2021-22)CIHRResearch Alerts
2021/3/8VPRI Excellence in Service Feedback FormThe Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) Research Alerts
2021/3/18Tri-Agency Research Data Management PolicyThe Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of CanadaResearch Alerts
2021/3/22Review of Face-to-Face and Off-Campus ResearchReview Of Face-To-Face and Off-Campus Research
2021/3/22NIH: Update to Biosketch & Other Support for due dates on or after May 25, 2021NIHResearch Alerts
2021/3/22Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs - Funding OpportunitiesUS Department of Defense (DOD) Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)Research Alerts
2021/4/1 NSERC and SSHRC Grants: Unfunded Extensions due to continued COVID-19 ImpactNSERC and SSHRCResearch Alerts
2021/6/16Mitacs Eligibility and New Program UpdatesMITACSResearch Alerts
2021/7/14NSERC-Alliance: New National Security GuidelinesNSERCResearch Alerts
2021/7/19REMINDER: U of T – Zhejiang University Call for SDG WorkshopThe University of Toronto and Zhejiang University (ZJU) in Hangzhou City, ChinaResearch AlertsTBD (October-November 2021)
2021/7/292022 President’s Impact Awards - Call for NominationsThe University of TorontoResearch AlertsThursday, November 11, 2021
2021/8/4NSERC 2030: NSERC’s new Strategic Plan, next steps NSERC Research Alerts
2021/8/20Launch of In Conversation With...A New Monthly Series Visiting Topics in EDI in Research & Innovation University of Toronto, Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in Research and InnovationResearch AlertsOctober 21, 2021 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm,
November 18, 2021 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm;
December 16, 2021– 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2021/8/23Reminder: The Renewed My Research Applications & Agreements (MRA) is Launching in One WeekThe Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) Research Alerts
2021/8/27Research Partnership Security Checklist for International Partnerships Launching on August 30, 2021Office of the Vice President, InternationalResearch Alerts
2021/8/30Renewed My Research Applications & Agreements (MRA) is now live!The Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI)Research Alerts
2021/8/31Canada First Research Excellence Fund competition coming soon!Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF)CFREF
2021/9/8Upcoming SSHRC Webinars - SSHRC Partnership ProgramsSSHRCResearch AlertsPartnership Grants – Stage 1
Thursday, October 21, 2021
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (eastern)
2021/9/102021 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants AdministrationThe National Institutes of Health (NHI)Research AlertsMonday, November 1 – Thursday, November 4, 2021
2021/9/14SSHRC IDG and Connection Grants - webinarsSSHRCResearch AlertsConnection Grants webinar information:
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (eastern)
Insight Development Grants webinar information:
Thursday, December 16, 2021, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (eastern)
2021/9/15Launch of Fall 2021-2022 monthly Let’s Talk International Partnerships Fireside ChatsOffice of the VP InternationalResearch AlertsResearch Partnership Security
Oct. 28, 2021, 12pm-1pm
2021/10/4Lunch and Learn: Strategies for Success with Royal Society of Canada (RSC) NominationsUniversity of Toronto, Division of the Vice-President, Research and InnovationResearch AlertsOctober 19th, 12:00pm-1:30pm
2021/10/5New Series – Open Science: Following the Roadmap for Research SeriesUniversity of Toronto Libraries (UTL)Research AlertsFocus on People
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Focus on Transparency
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Focus on Inclusiveness
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Focus on Collaboration
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Focus on Sustainability
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, 2:00pm-3:30pm
2021/10/6SSHRC Partnership Grants: Proposal Development WorkshopUniversity of Toronto, Research Services OfficeResearch AlertsTuesday, November 2, 2021, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
2021/10/7Let's Talk International Partnerships Fireside Chat – Research Partnership Security University of Toronto, The Office of the Vice-President InternationalResearch AlertsOct. 28 from 12:00pm-1:00pm
2021/10/12New NIH "FORMS-G" Grant Application Forms and Instructions - Due Dates on or after January 25, 2022National Institutes of Health (NIH)Research Alerts
2021/10/12Changes to Review Processes for Face-to-Face (F2F) Human Participant Research and Off-Campus ResearchUniversity of TorontoResearch Alerts
2021/10/14CIHR Future priorities for patient-oriented researchCanadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)Research AlertsThe online discussion is open until October 29, 2021

Nomination for Awards for Principal Investigators

Date of AnnouncementGranting AgencyName of AwardLink to AnnouncementKey Date (s)
2021/9/9The Simons Foundation2022 Simons Investigator awardsResearch AlertsSponsor Deadline: October 20, 2021
2021/9/30University of Toronto The 2022 University of Toronto President’s Impact AwardsResearch AlertsThursday, November 11, 2021

Nomination for Awards for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows

Date of AnnouncementGranting AgencyName of AwardLink to AnnouncementDeadline(s)

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