Grants & Fellowships

Click "learn more" to see current funding opportunities. To see the details of each opportunity, click on each title.
For further information on funding calls, please contact Paulina Karwowska-Desaulniers (
Below you will find grants and fellowships listed under New Funding Opportunities, Grants and Fellowships, Health-Related, and Rolling Deadlines.


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Notification of Intent to Apply for a Discovery Grant
Value: Variable (average $26K - $39K depending on category)
Duration: 5 years
NOI to apply by August 1, 2018
NSERC Discovery Grant by November 1, 2018
Full application deadlines to follow

York Research Chair Program (YRC)
Value: $20K plus
Duration: 5 years, renewable
Deadlines: Please let us know ASAP if you are interested.  Lassonde deadlines and process will be announced shortly. Expected deadline is early September for the NOI.
Information Session August 7, 2018

Analysis of CLSA Data Funding Opportunity
Value: $70K per grant
Duration: 1 year
Registration deadline August 14, 2018
Application deadline September 5, 2018

Genome Canada 2018 LSARP Competition Now Open
Value: $1M to $7M
Duration: Up to 4 years
ORS deadline July 24, 2018
Agency deadline August 7, 2018
*Internal deadlines apply

Mitacs Career Connect: Funding for work placements with recent graduates
Value: $20K to $25K
Duration: 6 months
ORS deadline September 17, 2018
Agency deadline October 1, 2018

Food Security News IDRC
Value: $40K to $50K
Duration: 1 year
ORS deadline August 22, 2018
Agency deadline September 5, 2018

NSERC PromoScience Program 
Up to $50K
Duration: Up to 3 years
ORS deadline August 31, 2018
Agency deadline September 5, 2018

NSERC Ship Time Program
Value: TBD
Duration: Up to 2 years
ORS deadline August 18, 2018
Agency deadline September 1, 2018

Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award
Value: $7,500 in the form of a research grant
Deadline: Nomination files due at Lassonde by August 31, 2018

WSIB Open Call for long-term study on work-related injuries/illnesses
Value: Up to $200K/year
Duration: Up to 3 years
ORS deadline August 17, 2018
Agency deadline August 31, 2018

IDRC Developing innovative veterinary solutions for the fight against antimicrobial resistance
Value: $1 to 3 million 
Duration: 33 months
ORS deadline August 28, 2018
Agency deadline September 12, 2018

Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation
Value: Up to $50K
Duration: 6 to 12 months
ORS deadline August 23, 2018
Agency deadline September 6, 2018

Rapid Research Fund for Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks
Value: Up to $360K per project
Duration: 2 years
ORS deadline June 29, 2018
Agency deadline July 13, 2018

Value: Up to $200K/year plus 1:1 financial match with partner
Duration: 2 years
Deadlines: Registration - July 3, 2018

Value: Up to $1.5M
Duration: Up to 3 years
LOI to agency: July 13, 2018 (noon) (additional internal deadlines will apply)
Full proposal: October 12, 2018 (additional internal deadlines will apply)
Value: Not applicable
Duration: Not applicable
Submission of EOI to ORS - July 17, 2017
Submission of EOI to agency - July 31, 2018

Value: Up to $30,000
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Aug 1, 2018

Value: $200,000 USD
Duration: N/A
Deadline: August 31, 2018
Value: 1 year internship
Duration: 12 months
Deadline: September 5, 2018
Eligibility: Graduate student, focusing work on developing countries
Value: Variable $10K - $300K
Duration: Variable
Deadline: Application deadline September 15, 2018 (internal deadline two weeks prior)

Sloan Research Fellowships
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: September 17, 2018
Eligibility: Tenure track position, with teaching requirement, PhD earned on or after Sep 1, 2012 (eligible extensions apply)

Google: Faculty Research Awards
Value: Up to $150,000 USD
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Sep 30, 2018

Value: $20K - $25K, subsidized by Mitacs at up to 50%
Duration: 6 months. Internships must start by Oct 1, 2018 and end by Mar 31, 2019
Submission to ORS - 10 working days before submission to agency
Submission to agency - Applications will be accepted up until Oct 1, 2018

Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR)

Up to $5K for a QRP
Up to $10K for a PDC application
Duration: 1 year
Deadlines: rolling


Artificial Intelligence Industry Partnership Fund
Value: Up to $10,000 in cash per research project
Duration: 2 to 4 months, to be extended to a maximum of 5 months
Deadline:  Apply by June 14, 2018
Value: Up to $5,000
Duration: 6 months
Deadline: Application by June 15, 2018
Value: $60,000 annual award
Duration: 2 years
Application submission to ORS for review - June 27, 2018
Application submission to agency - July 11, 2018
Value: USD $50,000
August 31, 2018, the online application portal will open on June 30, 2018.
Weston Brain Institute - Rapid Response
Value: Up to $200K
Duration: Up to 18 months
Deadlines: LOI - Aug 1
Value: From $200K to $1.5M
Duration: Up to 3 years
Deadlines: LOI - Aug 1, 2018
Weston Brain Institute - Early Phase Clinical Trials
Value: Up to $1.5M 
Duration: Up to 4 years
Deadlines: LOI - rolling deadline
Weston Brain Institute - Big Ideas Canada
Value: $5M - $20M
Duration: Approximately 5 years
Deadlines: LOI - rolling deadline
Value: Up to $5.975 million available in total
Duration: 3 years
Deadline: LOI - May 29, 2018

Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP)
Value: Up to $18.9 million available in total
Duration: 3 years
Deadline: LOI - May 29, 2018

Value: Free summer student
Duration: 12 weeks
Deadine: June 13, 2018

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program - extended deadline
Value: Up to $200,000 per contract
Duration: 6 months

Submission to Lassonde for review - May 24, 2018
Submission to ORS (obligatory) - June 4, 2018
Submission to agency - June 7, 2018

The Simon Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division: Targeted Grants in MPS program
Duration: Up to 5 years
Deadlines: Rolling

The Simon Foundation's Autism Research Initiative: Explorer Awards
Value: Up to $80K (including indirect costs)
Duration:1 year
Deadline: rolling

Value: USD 30,000 to USD 70,000
Duration Up to 2 years
Deadlines: The application deadline for the HIRP OPEN is May 15th-30th 2018. Please refer to the website specification for the submission deadline of each subject.
Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship
Value: Up to $80K (including $36K from partner)
Duration: 36 months
Deadline: rolling

Ontario Genomics: Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program
Value: Up to $500,000 (including partner contributions)
Duration: 3 years
Deadline: Fall 2018 - date TBA

Ontario Genomics: Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition
Value: $1M - $4M
Duation: 4 years
Deadline: Registration - August 2018

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018-2019
Value: $70k per year
Duration: 2 years

Internal deadline for feedback: July 16, 2018
Internal LOI documents deadline - electronic submission ( July 23, 2018
Value: $500-$1500
Duration: 12 months
Deadline: rolling
MRI - Early Researcher Award - Round 14
Value: $100,000
Duration: 5 years
Eligibility: started academic career on or after July 1, 2013 AND comleted PhD after July 1, 2008
Deadlines: NOI due at Lassonde May 29, 2018
Mitacs New Destinations: send a student abroad
Value: $6k
Duration: 12 – 24 weeks
Deadline: May 2018
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
Value: $7k - $25k
Duration: 1 year
Deadline:  June 15, September 15, December 15, 2018
Value: up to $1.65M in total
Duration: 6 years
Deadline: Click link to learn more
NSERC Strategic Network
Value: Up to $5.5M in total
Duration: 5 years
Deadline: Click link to learn more
OCE: Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network - R&D Partnership Fund Stream 1
Value: up to $100K + equal industry contribution
Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: 2 or more companies + Researcher
Deadline: Dec 31, 2017 (or later if not all funds have been alloated by the deadline)
OCE: Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network - Talent Development - Students
Value: $10,000 + equal match from partner
Duration: 4 months
Eligibility: Final-year undergraduate students or graduate student, or recent undergraduates and Masters graduates within three years of graduation from an Ontario-based post-secondary institution.
Deadline: Rolling
OCE: Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network - Talent Development - Postdocs
Value: $35K from OCE + $50K from partner
Duration: 1  year
Eligibility: Fellows must hold a PhD from within the last five years from an Ontario University.
Deadline: Rolling

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