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DFM New Innovator Award

Applications are now closed. The next application cycle for the DFM New Innovator Award will be announced shortly. 

Applications should be submitted to the attention of Dr. Doug Archibald, Director, Research and Innovation, at

  • Aim of Program: To support excellence in family medicine research (health services and education) with an ultimate view to improve health and-or patient care. 
  • Award: Up to $50,000 per year for 3 years. 
  • Eligibility: Holds or in the process of applying for a primary academic appointment with the uOttawa DFM at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Holds an advance degree (Master's or PhD) with research training or is enrolled in an advance degree program. Is not currently and has not been the recipient of DFM research support/awards in the last three years. Maintains an active clinical practice as a Family Physician
  • Terms of Reference
  • Adjudication Criteria
  • Application Form

The DFM Academic Leadership and Support Fund

The fund is intended to recognize and support physicians who are involved in the training of our Family Medicine residents and medical students by providing them with an opportunity to further their continued education and/or enhance their leadership skills in as much as it relates to their academic role within the Department.

More information about the Academic and Leadership Support Fund

Funding Opportunities with the Faculty of Medicine Research Office

The Faculty of Medicine offers its researchers several sources of internal funding. The Faculty continues to increase the capacity of the Research Office to support and interact efficiently with all stakeholders including basic and clinical scientists and trainees within the Faculty of Medicine, University and broader scientific community.

View Faculty of Medicine Research and Innovation Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities with the University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa offers its researchers several sources of internal funding. These funds enable researchers to build stronger proposals, become well known, and more competitive in external competitions. The University awards these funds through a competitive process.

View internal uOttawa Funding Opportunities

Other Funding Opportunities

Research Management Services provides a database of funding opportunities.

View the Funding Opportunities Database

CFPC Grants

The CFPC offers several Research Grants, CPD Grants and a Rural Innovation Grant. Deadline: February 1. Contact 1-800-387-6197 /

Call for projects: 2021 Summer Studentship Program

The Faculty of Medicine’s Summer Studentship Program provides up to 54 first- and second-year undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in research projects across the Faculty of Medicine and affiliated hospital research institutes.  This competitive program supports projects from across the medical research continuum, from fundamental research on the mechanisms of disease and drug discovery to evidence-based medical education and practice-changing clinical research. Provides Medical students the opportunity to gain first-hand training in research methodologies and skills while working with a faculty supervisor/mentor.  

Value of the award:    $5,000

Number of awards:     Up to 54 

Supervisor Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

Application contact: 

View the Terms of Reference for the Summer Studentship Program

ASAE Research Foundation: Scholarly Research Grant Program

The Scholarly Research Grant Program aims to encourage collaborative research between members of the academic and practitioner communities to expand and advance knowledge in association management and leadership.

Amount : $15,000

Application deadline :

  • February 1 , 2021 (LOI)
  • February 26, 2021 ( Full application)  

SSHRC: Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative

This initiative aims to continue helping the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community better understand data management, and incorporate data management considerations into research practices.

The initiative will fund at least 10 meritorious Connection Grants proposals per competition for the November 2020, February, May and August 2021 cycles, to support the research community’s development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field.

Applications deadlines:

  • February 1, 2021
  • May 1, 2021
  • August 1, 2021

Brain-Heart Funding Opportunity

The Heart Institute (UOHI) is pleased to partner with the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) and Institute of Mental Health Research at The Royal (IMHR) and the Bruyère Research Institute (Bruyère RI) to launch a Brain-Heart Funding Opportunity.

Notice of Intent deadline: February 4, 2021

Application deadline: March 4, 2021

A total of $250,000 is available to support novel, interdisciplinary and innovative pilot projects in the brain-heart interface. Budget request for each project is up to a maximum of $50,000.


To be eligible, each project must have two Co-Leads from the partnering institutions. Applicants must secure institutional approval prior to submission.

Other partners (in addition to the four above) may join this opportunity. 

To help you navigate this Brain-Heart Funding Opportunity vs. the concurrent ORACLE Funding Opportunity:

Brain-Heart Funding Opportunity: requires two Project Leads; each must have a primary appointment with one of the partnering institutions. Only projects focused on the brain-heart interface are eligible.

Concurrent ORACLE Funding Opportunity: any member of the Innovation Hubs can apply as the Project Lead (not requiring two Project Leads). Any cardiovascular project is eligible.

Apply now for an OER grant from the uOttawa Library

Want to help make education more affordable? Are you thinking about adopting, adapting, or creating an Open Educational Resource (OER), but require funding? The University of Ottawa Library has allocated up to $ 5,000 for this purpose through the OER Grant Program. You have until February 12, 2021 to submit your request. Contact Jeanette Hatherill at / (613) 562-5800 ext. 4563

CIHR Health Research Training Platform

Grant Value: $400,000 per year for up to 6 years

Registration deadline: April 21, 2021

Application deadline: Jun 22, 2021

The Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot funding opportunity is intended to support the development of interdisciplinary, inter-jurisdictional, and intersectoral research training platforms that will attract a diverse cadre of high-caliber trainees and ECRs, and equip them with the skills required for academic and non-academic careers.

CIHR Team Grant : Diabetes Prevention and Treatment in Indigenous Communities: Resilience and Wellness

The objective of the Team Grants in Diabetes Prevention and Treatment in Indigenous Communities: Resilience and Wellness is to define and integrate models of resilience and wellness into diabetes prevention and treatment approaches among First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

The maximum amount per grant is $400,000 per year for up to 5 years, for a total of $2,000,000 per grant.

Application deadline: 

  • May 26, 2021 (letter of intent)
  • July 7, 2022 ( Full application)

CIHR: Indigenous Gender and Wellness Team Grant

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:

  • Support Indigenous-led research related to gender and wellness;
  • Encourage knowledge creation that will raise awareness and improve understanding of Indigenous concepts of gender in a strengths-based, wellness context;
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing as to how Indigenous concepts of gender can affect wellness, in a manner that is directly relevant to and for the benefit of Indigenous communities; and
  • Support the implementation of action-oriented, community-based projects that will improve wellness among Indigenous communities from a gendered perspective.

The maximum amount per grant is $166,667 per year for up to 3 years, for a total of $500,000 per grant.

Registration deadline: Jun 22, 2021

Application deadline: July 29, 2021

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