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:
2021-22 York-Massey Fellowship and Visiting Scholarships 




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

5 Webinars starting November 17, 2020 until the end of the year 


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




Webinars for SSHRC grants

Knowledge Synthesis Grants
Value: $30,000
Duration: 1 year
Review Deadline: To LSE, December 3, 2020
Application Deadline: To LSE, December 14, 2020 | To ORS and Agency, December 17, 2020 

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 January 25, 2021

Partnership Grants
Value: Stage 1, up to $20,000 | Stage 2, up to a total of $2,500,000.
Duration: $500,000/year for 4-7 years
Deadline: To Agency, February 15, 2021
Guidelines for York University are here.





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. 

Globalink Thematic Call
Value: $6000
Duration: 12 to 24 weeks
Deadline: LSE deadline, November 25, 2020 | Application due to Agency December 1, 2020
Although there are limitations on international travel at the present time, research projects selected through this call for applications will have up to a year to begin (until February 2022), once circumstances allow. 

Mitacs Elevate

Value: $55,000 minimum annual stipend/salary
Duration: 2 years
NOI Required and Conflict of Interest Declaration: To Agency on January 13, 2021
Deadline: LSE deadline for review January 27, 2021 | To Agency on February 10, 2021

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


International Development Research Centre/Centre de recherces pour le développement international (IDRC/CRDI)
IDRC’s Research Ideas Competition

Value: $10,000 CAD
Deadline: To LSE December 4, 2020 | To AgencyDecember 11, 2020

IDEaS Supporting Troops, Advancing Logistics
Deadline: to LSE December 3, 2020 | To Agency, December 10, 2020
*Multiple Strategic Focus Areas launched

IDEaS Corrosion Detection in Ships (CDIS) Sandbox Challenge
Value: 50% of ceiling of $24,000
Duration: Invited to participate at CDIS Sandbox, April 19 - May 14, 2021 
Deadline: To LSE December 8, 2020 | To Agency, December 15, 2020

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) 
Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative 

Value: Up to $150,000 per project 
Duration: 19 months. Projects must end by January 2023 
Deadline: LSE deadline, December 14, 2020 | Due to the agency January 8, 2021

City of Toronto

Value: Up to $5,000
Deadline: January 8, 2021
Open to all resident-led groups and non-profit groups. 

Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Postdoctoral Enrichment Award

Value: $60,000
Duration: 3 years
Deadline: To LSE January 7, 2021 | To agency January 14, 2021
Award only available for underrepresented minorities

Banting Research Foundation
Discovery Award

Value: Up to $25,000
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: January 25, 2021
Restrictions on the number of applications. Please reach out to if interested in applying. 

The Atmospheric Fund
2021 Grant Intake Schedule

Expression of Interest: January 15, 2021
Full grant: February 19, 2021

Email to discuss your idea.

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