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2021 PRIME Grant Competition


Get up to $20,000 per project in support of primary care or research in primary medical education innovation.

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 adviser and mentoring from a 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 September 15, 2021.

For more information, see the video.

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
The Hope Foundation: Impact Award The Impact Award is a funding program that encourages novel and innovative SWOG research by supporting early and conceptual stages of research projects on cancer. 
  • July 1, 2021
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)


CIHR: Operating Grant: Understanding and mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, youth and families in Canada


This funding opportunity focuses on a gap in research on the impacts of both the co-occurring stressful and traumatic events that stem from the current COVID-19 pandemic, and the restrictions related to associated public health mitigation measures on the health and well-being of families (including single parent families, families of working mothers and same-sex couples, and multi-generational families), children and youth (boys, girls and non-binary or gender diverse youth) in Canada.
  • July 27, 2021
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.

  • May 1, 2021
  • August 1, 2021
Simons Foundation: Pilot Award

Grant Value: Up to $300,000 over a period of up to 2 years

The goal of the Pilot Award is to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses to improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

Letter of Intent: May 6, 2021

Deadline: August 12, 2021

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.

  • 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

CIHR: Healthy Cities Implementation Science Team Grants

Grant Value: $3 million over 6 years

Launching this spring, the Healthy Cities Implementation Science (HCIS) Team Grants is a $27 million+ funding opportunity designed to support interdisciplinary teams implement and evaluate interventions in diverse urban contexts with the goal of improving health and health equity.

The six CIHR thematic research areas are:

  • Healthcare Systems, Services and Policies
  • Healthy Aging
  • Musculoskeletal Health, Mobility or Prevention (including skin and oral health)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
  • Urban Indigenous Health
  • Population and Public Health
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