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Apply now! DFM New Innovator Award

Faculty members are invited to apply for the DFM New Innovator Award by November 15, 2020 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

Prizes and Awards

The Faculty of Medicine Research Office staff provides assistance to investigators, research teams and educators in identifying relevant awards and prizes and preparing applications, as well as coordinating nominations with key stakeholders within and external to the University.

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

NSERC: Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program

Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants provides support for research tools and instruments.

Amount:  Up to $150,00

Application deadline:

  • Internal deadline: October 25, 2020 by 9 a.m. EST.
  • NSERC deadline: October 25, 2020 by 8 p.m. EST.

SSHRC: Partnership Development Grants

Partnership funding is intended for formal partnerships between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types.

Amount: $75,000 to $200,000

Application deadline: November 1,2020 by 8 p.m. EST

SSHRC: Connection Grants

These grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating.

Amount: $7,000 to $25,000

Application deadline: November 1,2020 by 8 p.m. EST

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:

  • November 1, 2020
  • February 1, 2021
  • May 1, 2021
  • August 1, 2021

Spencer Foundation: Research Grants on Education: Small

The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

Amount: $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years.

Application dealine: November 3, 2020

Spencer Foundation: Research-Practice Partnerships: Collaborative research for educational change


The Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) Grants Program is intended to support education research projects that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships.

Amount: $400,000 for up to three year

Letter of intent: November 24, 2020

Application deadline: December 17, 2020 12:00 p.m. CT

Google Research: Research Scholar Program

The Research Scholar Program provides unrestricted gifts to support research at institutions around the world, and is focused on funding world-class research conducted by early-career professors.

Application deadline: December 3, 2020

Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF): Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative

The initiative is designed to stimulate both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach healthy and adverse pregnancy outcomes using creative basic and translation science methods who are pursuing research in fields relevant to Google such as Algorithms and optimization, Human-computer interaction, structured data, extraction, semantic graph, and database management.

Application deadline: December 1, 2020 by 3 p.m. EST


RSC Nomination Period Now Open

In order to establish the foundation for multiple initiatives, the Royal Society of Canada elects Fellows and Members while also making awards to highlight specific exceptional achievements. The nomination period for the 2021 cohort of RSC Members - New Fellows and Members of the RSC College - is now open, and it will remain open until December 1st, 2020, at 5:00 pm. 

Nominations for Fellowship

  • For an updated guide with information about nominating someone to be a a Fellow of the RSC, click here.
  • To nominate someone to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, click here

Nominations for College membership

  • For an updated guide with information about nominating someone to be a Member of the RSC College, click here.
  • To nominate someone to be a member of the RSC College, click here.

If you have questions, please contact or (613) 991-6990.

Preparation of nominations for the Fellowships

Additional tips for faculty and researchers

Summary to help you identify potential candidates

Google Research: Research Scholar Program

The Research Scholar Program provides unrestricted gifts to support research at institutions around the world, and is focused on funding world-class research conducted by early-career professors.

Application deadline: December 3, 2020

ALSF and RRP: 2021 RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grants

These grants promote the establishment of a new generation of translational and clinical researchers interested in tackling inherited hematologic malignancy predisposition disorders that focus on RUNX1-familial platelet disorder.

ALSF and RRP believe that providing capital to early career investigators not only injects funding to where it is needed most, but also cultivates a new cohort of investigators who will be invested in an area of research that historically has received limited attention.

The New RUNX1 Early Career Investigator grant provides $180,000 over three years. It’s designed to fund research leading to the development of therapies to prevent the transition from pre-leukemia to leukemia for patients with RUNX1-FPD.

Collaboration and data sharing are a priority for this research program and an expected outcome of a completed project. The full application will require a resource sharing form.

Application deadline: December 16, 2020

SSHRC: Knowledge Synthesis Grants Call - ''Mobility and Public Transit''

SSHRC and Infrastructure Canada (INFC) have launched this Knowledge Synthesis Grants (KSG) competition to mobilize social sciences and humanities research to examine and synthesize existing knowledge on mobility and public transit issues. Grant holders will identify research gaps and opportunities and their work will inform and guide policy-makers and service providers responsible for public transit at the community level.

If you have any questions regarding this funding opportunity please contact Marie-Eve Girard, Knowledge mobilization adviser at

Amount: $30,000

Application deadline: December 17, 2020 by 8 p.m. EST

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