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.


Pre-announcement: IDEaS Innovation Networks

Lassonde Research Day, June 14, 2018

The competition is earlier this year than the previous years. If you intend to apply, please contact Christina Corre as soon as possible.


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

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.
Value: Up to $200,000 per project
Duration: Up to 3 years
Required Overhead: 25%

LOI - obligatory ORS deadline - May 28 at 2:00pm
LOI - final submission - May 30, 2018 at 2:00pm EST
Value: Free summer student
Duration: 12 weeks
Deadine: June 13, 2018
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

IDRC: Doctoral Research Awards
Value: $20K
Duration: 3-12 months
Deadline: May 30

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
Value: N/A
Duration: 18 months
Application deadline – April 30, 2018
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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Value: Up to $5,000
Duration: 6 months
Deadline: Application by June 15, 2018