Do you need help applying for funding? Contact our Research Team for assistance.

Program for Research and Innovation in Primary Care and Medical Education (PRIME) Grant

The PRIME grant supports Department of Family Medicine faculty members to undertake a scholarly or research project with access to an experienced research team, including guidance from a research advisor and mentoring from an experienced primary care investigator or medical educator.

The PRIME grant provides up to $20,000 per project in support of research in primary care or medical education innovation.

The deadline for Letters of Intent is January 31, 2020. Download Letter of Intent Template.

Questions? Watch the video How to Apply for the PRIME Grant, and/or contact the Office of Strategic Initiatives at

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

SSHRC – Connection Grants

Connection Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Connection program. They 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.

Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes, or other events or outreach activities that facilitate:

  • disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the humanities and social sciences;
  • scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields;
  • intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the humanities and social sciences and researchers and practitioners from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors; and/or
  • international research collaboration and scholarly exchanges with researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries.

Application Deadline : February 1st, 2020

Value : $7,000 to $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for other outreach activities; higher amounts for outreach activities may be considered if well justified.

CIHR: Catalyst Grant : Impacts of financial and organizational restructuring of public health

The intent of the Catalyst Grant: Impacts of financial and organizational restructuring of public health is to catalyze foundational work needed to further our understanding of the positive, negative and/or unintended impacts of recent and ongoing changes to the financing, governance and delivery of public health services and responsibilities in Canada. The goal being that the resulting evidence will be used to inform decisions and policies related to public health organization, financing and delivery.

Value: $1,000,000, enough to fund approximately five (5) grants. The maximum amount per grant is $200,000 for 1 year

Registration Deadline: 2019-12-03 / Application Deadline: 2020-01-07

Launch of the SSHRC Storytellers Contest

SSHRC has recently launched its annual Storytellers contest, challenging postsecondary students to creatively show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research has an impact on our lives and on our communities.

The contest is open to all students—graduate and undergraduate—enrolled at Canadian postsecondary institutions. Their challenge is to tell the story, in 3 minutes or 300 words, of a SSHRC-funded research project—their own or a professor’s—taking place at their institution. SSHRC will select 25 finalists to receive a $3000 cash prize and specialized training in research communications. For details on this year’s Storytellers contest, please follow SSHRC on social media and visit the SSHRC website. The contest closes on January 28, 2020

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 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

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