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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

Title Description Deadline
NSERC Alliance-Mitacs Accelerate grants

Joint Alliance-Accelerate grants support projects of varying scale and complexity, from short-term smaller projects involving one researcher to long-term projects involving researchers across several universities, and from one-on-one collaborations with one partner organization directly involved in the research to projects involving many partner organizations across multiple sectors.

English information session: April 27, 2021; 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST (Meeting code: 185 793 1408; Password: CRSNG-MitacsF1)


Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT)

The PACT Research Funding Program supports IND-enabling studies and early-phase clinical trials that test promising pharmacological interventions and devices for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias. 

Letter of Intent: October 1, 2021, 5 p.m. EST.

CIHR - Team Grant: Sleep Research Consortium

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support a Sleep Research Consortium focused on sleep hygiene and insomnia through the lifecycle.

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2021.

Application Deadline: January 13, 2022.

Crohn's and Colitis Canada: Grants-In-Aid of Research

The GIA program supports research projects directly related to IBD that are aligned with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Promise and strategic directions.

Notice of Intent: November 26, 2021, 5 p.m. EST.

Application Deadline: January 17, 2022, 5 p.m. EST.

John R. Evans Leaders Fund


The Strategic Development Initiatives (SDI) Office is pleased to announce the next Call for Proposals for the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). This round is open to all researchers.

Letter of Intent: November 30, 2021.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022.

Government of Canada: New Frontiers in Research Fund - 2022 Transformation Competition

The objective of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Transformation stream is to support large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting change.

Letter of Intent: January 11, 2022, 8 p.m. EST.

Proposal Deadline: September 20, 2022, 8 p.m. EST.


Ministry of Colleges and Universities: Round 11 of the Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence Program

The Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence (ORF-RE) provides research institutions with funding to support the operational costs of major projects of strategic value to the province.

The fund provides up to one third of the total value of a project, with the remaining two thirds coming from a combination of private sector and institutional contributions.

Application Deadline: March 21, 2022, 5 p.m. EST.

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