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:
Call for 2020-2021 President's Research Awards

Royal Society Nominations

2021-22 York-Massey Fellowship and Visiting Scholarships 




Guidelines for COVID-19 in research

- Update to Alliance Grant Funding 

Important Links:




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 - visit this link for full information



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: December 3, 2020
Application Deadline: To LSE, December 14, 2020 | To ORS and Agency, December 17, 2020 

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, 2020
Webinar on November 10, 2020 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm - link in this page



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



Fullbright Canada
Research Chairs Program
Value: Between $25,000 - $50,000 USD
Duration: 4 - 9 months, beginning either September 2021 or January 2022
Deadline: November 15, 2020

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

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

Weston Brain Institute
Brain Health: Lifestyle Approaches and Microbiome Contributions
Value: Up to 1,500,000 per project
Duration: Up to 3 year
LOI Deadline: To LSE, November 9, 2020 | To ORS for a full review, Novemeber 11, 2020 | To the agency, November 25, 2020
Full Proposal Deadline: To the agency, April 15, 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

Ontario Research Fund
Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence
Value: TBA
Duration: TBA
The program launch is expected to be soon, please check their website for updates. 

Diamond Light Source (U.K.)
Get rapid access for beam time for COVID-19 research

Rapid Access: Call for Proposals
Deadline: Rolling

Central Laser Facility (U.K.)
Get access to Super Resolution Microscopy, cryo FIB-SEM for COVID-19 Research

Rapid Access: Call for Proposals
Deadline: Rolling



GeoTalks Webinar Series
Please join the Geomatics Department for the first GeoTalks Webinar Series event on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Dr. Steve Liang, CTO from SensorUp Inc will present. Register here. More detailed information can be found here.

Pollution Probe Gala
November 17, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Click here to register

NATO Innovation Hub Challenge: Trust in Autonomous Systems
Deadline: Registration due at agency November 16, 2020 and abstract submission on November 17, 2020
Solution Submission due at the agency (for selected abstracts/teams only): December 6, 2020
Pitch Day & Award Ceremony: December 10, 2020

Sanofi Biogenius Canada

  • Judges Wanted
    • Judging will take place over several weeks in late March/early April 2021. Judges typically work in any area of chemistry, biology or biotechnology and can be industry researchers, university faculty/researchers or Ph.D. students. The most important skill set is familiarity in doing research. If you have any questions please contact SBC organizers at
  • Mentor Recruitment
    • Mentorship details are provided in the attached letter - if you have any questions please contact SBC organizers at