Grants & Fellowships

To see the details of each opportunity, click on each title. 
For further information, please contact Paulina Karwowska-Desaulniers ( or Will Peppler ( 
Needed for all grant applications The link will take you to a sign-in page. Once signed in, you will be redirected to the correct page, and the checklist will be automatically downloaded.


Internal Competitions:

***deadline of March 15, 2021
The Lassonde Innovation Awards are open for applications to 4 categories:
  • Innovation Award - Early Career Researcher
  • Innovation Award - Established Researcher
  • Graduate Mentorship Award
  • Lassonde Media Outreach Award

Guidelines and Nomination form

***deadline of March 9, 2021
The Lassonde Innovation Fund provides seed funding to support new, innovative, and risky research projects that may lead to future funding applications.

How much funding is available?
$25,000 plus up to $12,500 for projects that include domestic training only

Details are available here.




Guidelines for COVID-19 in research

- Update to Alliance Grant Funding 



Important Links:




***New integrated calendar of agency and interagency funding opportunities***


Guidelines on including COVID-19 in all NSERC applications.  

NSERC grant extensions
Investing in Wildland Fire Research to Protect Canadians

Alliance Grant Program

Value: $20,000 to $1 million per year
Duration: 1 to 5 years
Deadline: Rolling
New Now with partnership options from the Ontario Centre for Excellence

Value: Up to $1.65M
Duration: Up to 6 years
Deadline: NOI are due at Lassonde by February 25, 2021
A separate call was sent with deadlines


All funding calls can be found within this Excel spreadsheet, updated regularly by ORS. Upcoming deadlines include:

CIHR Project Grant - LOI deadline March 4, 2021
CIHR Training Grant: Health Research Training Platform - LOI deadline April 21, 2021



Webinars for SSHRC grants

Connection Grants
Join with Initiative of Digitial Citizen Research and Department of Canadian Heritage

Value: Events at $7K - $25K; Outreach at $7K - $50K
Deadline: To LSE, April 19, 2021; To Agency, May 1, 2021




NOTE: York University has an internal Mitacs representative - Rachel Sung. If you are interested in applying for Mitacs funding or need further information, please contact Rachel. 

Mitacs Accelerate
ValueFunding starts at $15,000 (partner organization contribution starts at $7,500)
Deadline: Apply anytime.

SOSCIP Cleantech Call for Proposals

Value: $15,000 for every 4-6 months with $7,500+HST from industry and $7,500 from Mitacs
Duration: 6-18 months. Applicants interested in a longer project duration can contact SOSCIP Partnerships Officer or Mitacs Business Development Representatives.
Deadline: To LSE, March 17, 2021 | To Agency, March 31, 2021


Québec Secretariat for Canadian Relations
Stream 3: Partnership Program
 Up to $20,000 for 1-year projects, Up to $40,000 for 2-year projects, Up to $60,000 for 3-year projects
Duration: 1-3 years
Deadline: To LSE, February 17, 2021 | To Agency, March 3, 2021

Academics Without Borders (AWB)
 To York International and LSE, March 4, 2021 | To Agency, March 8, 2021

Please submit your project proposals (see pages 4-5 in the document linked above for detailed requirements) to York International by email to and include “AWB call for proposal” in the subject line by Thursday, March 4, 2021. York International, as York’s AWB Network contact, will review proposals and work with applicants to submit complete applications to AWB by the first stage submission deadline on Monday, March 8, 2021.

American Chemical Society
Petroleum Research Fund

Value: Up to $110,000
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: To LSE, February 26, 2021 | To Agency, March 12, 2021

International Development Research Centre
Value: Up to $1,000,000 Canadian
Duration: 3 years
Expression of Interest Deadline: To LSE, March 5, 2021 | To Agency, March 19, 2021

Status of Women’s Feminist Response and Recovery Fund 
Value: Up to $700,000 depending on the project reach
Duration: 3 years
Deadline: NOI due to York University, March 1, 2021 | To Agency, March 25, 2021

Eligible organizations may submit a maximum of one application. Therefore, VPRI will undertake an internal selection process to determine which application will be forwarded to the agency. Interested applicants must notify their Faculty Research Office and the Office of Research Services (Emma Doran – as soon as possible about their intention to apply and for details about the Notice of Intent (NOI) required for VPRI’s internal selection process. 

The Einstein Foundation
Awards in Promoting Quality in Research

Value: €100k - €200k.
Deadline: To LSE, March 17, 2021 | To Agency, March 31, 2021

The J.M. Kaplan Fund
The J.M.K. Innovation Prize

Value: $175,000
Duration: 3 years
Deadline: To LSE, April 16, 2021 | To Agency, April 30, 2021

Canadian Space Agency
Data and Sample Mining (DM) or Research Models (RM)

Value: Topic 1 (Data and Sample mining (DM)) - up to $70,000 for a maximum duration of one (1) year.
Value: Topic 2 (Research Model (RM)) - up to $150,000 for a maximum duration of two (2) years.
Deadline: To LSE, May 21, 2021 | To Agency, June 4, 2021

Ontario Centre for Excellence
Voucher for Innovation Productivity (VIP) - Now with NSERC and Mitacs partners

Value: $20,000 to 150,000 per year
Duration: 6 months to 24 months
Deadline: Rolling

Ontario Centre for Excellence
ENCQOR - for 5G technologies

For full information visit the website
Streams include 5G SME Technology Development Program | Digital Innovation Hubs | 5G Demonstration Program | 5G TalentEdge Internships

Ontario Centre for Excellence
Autonomous Vehicle Integration Network

Streams include R&D Partnership Fund | TalentEdge Internships | TalentEdge Fellowships | WinterTech Development Program