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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

Stem Cell Network: The Fueling Biotechnology Partnerships Program

This program supports academic partnerships with emerging Canadian regenerative medicine biotech companies who are working to drive an innovative stem cell-based technology or therapy into the clinic or market.Project awards will be up to $350,000.

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Application Deadline: May 4, 2020

Stem Cell Network: The Accelerating Clinical Translation Program

This program supports multi-disciplinary research projects that are moving toward the clinic. This program will also support translational research activities (including ELSI questions) associated with an upcoming or ongoing clinical trial. Project awards will be up to $400,000.

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Application Deadline: May 4, 2020

Stem Cell Network: Translation and Society Team Awards

This program supports national teams of high-calibre, multi-disciplinary investigators to undertake ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications) research projects that focus on key opportunities and impediments to progress in the translation of innovative stem cell researchProject awards will be up to $175,000.

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Application Deadline: May 4, 2020

Simon Foundation: Summer 2020 Pilot Award - Request for applications

Grants awarded through this request for applications are intended to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses for autism. Appropriate projects for this mechanism include those considered higher risk with less assurance of ultimate impact, but with the potential for transformative results.

Investigators new to the field of autism are encouraged to apply for these awards. The total budget of a Pilot Award is $300,000 or less, including 20 percent indirect costs, over a period of up to two (2) years.

Application Deadline: May 22, 2020

For more information please visit the Simon’s Foundation website.

Lung Cancer Research Foundation: Research Grant on Disparities in Lung Cancer

While scientific advances steadily continue to reduce lung cancer incidence and deaths, the disease disproportionately affects various groups such as African Americans, Native Americans, low socioeconomic status populations and people from certain geographic locations. To help address these inequities and related challenges and with support from the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation for Charity in memory of Kathryn Louloudis, LCRF is funding several research projectsfocused on overcoming disparities in lung cancer. Projects focused on a wide variety of disparities-related topics including but not limited to the following are eligible for funding:

  • Race, gender, geography, socioeconomic status, age, and/or other disparities in lung cancer burden
  • Interplay of social, biological, environmental, and/or other risk factors for lung cancer
  • Contribution of healthcare access and quality of care to disparities in outcomes

These awards provide a maximum of $150,000 over a period of two years to investigators of any career level. For complete details, eligibility criteria, and application instructions, please refer to the request for proposals

Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2020

Lung Cancer Research Foundation: Pilot Grant Program

The LCRF Pilot Grant Program supports high-risk, high-reward research projects investigating a wide variety of topics related to lung cancer. Eligible areas of research include but are not limited to:

  • Improving our understanding of lung cancer biology
  • Prevention and screening for early detection
  • Identification of new biomarkers 
  • Development of more effective and safer therapies
  • Mechanisms of sensitivity and resistance to lung cancer therapies
  • Psychosocial research including supportive measures for people with lung cancer and their families
  • Quality of care and outcomes research for the improvement of healthcare standards and overall patient outcomes

These awards provide a maximum of $150,000 in funding over a period of two years to early- and mid-career investigators. For full details, eligibility criteria, and application instructions, please refer to the request for proposals.

Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2020

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

The launch of the 2020 competition is postponed until June 1, 2020.

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program

Opening of portal for students to access their results postponed from April 1 to April 15, 2020.

Visit the relevant program webpages for the latest updates. CIHR’s COVID-19 webpage includes the latest information for the research community.
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CIHR: New Pre-announcement: Team Grants: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions

The CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, Institute of Genetics, Institute of Infection and Immunity and Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health, along with the Institute of Aging, Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Institute of Gender and Health and Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, in partnership with Diabetes Canada, Fonds de recherche du Québec–Santé (FRQS), JDRF Canada, Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC) and MITACS are pleased to announce the upcoming funding opportunity for Team Grants: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions.

The Team Grants in Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions will support multi-disciplinary research to better understand the underlying causes and pathophysiology of diabetes, and develop improved prevention and treatment approaches for diabetes.

The objectives of the Team Grants in Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions are:

  1. To elucidate previously undefined mechanisms that control the onset and progression of all types of diabetes mellitus and related complications and co-morbidities, with appropriate consideration of sex as a biological variable and gender as a social determinant of health.
  2. To develop new translational solutions aimed at prevention, treatment, and delivery of care for people living with diabetes.

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $20,200,000. The total amount available at the LOI stage is $200,000, enough to fund approximately 20 LOIs ($10,000 each). At the full application stage, a total of $20,000,000 is available, enough to fund up to 10 grants. The maximum amount per grant is $400,000 per year for up to 5 years, for a total of $2,000,000 per grant.

CIHR: Catalyst Grant : Health Effects of Vaping

As vaping products continue to increase in popularity, particularly among youth, there is a growing need for research evidence to advance our understanding of vaping behaviours, associated health effects (including vaping-associated lung illness [VALI] and other lung injury), vascular changes, and mental health and addiction impacts. As a result, CIHR and its Institutes are launching a one-year catalyst grant opportunity to provide funding for research aimed at further understanding the health effects of vaping.

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $2,700,000,enough to fund approximately 27 grants.The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 per year for up to 1 year.

Competition: 202005HEV

Registration Deadline: 2020-03-25

Application Deadline: 2020-05-20

Anticipated Notice of Decision: 2020-09-29

Funding Start Date: 2020-09-01

Canadian Cancer Society – Impact Grants

The Impact Grant program supports significant progression in cancer research programs that are anywhere in the continuum from basic, high impact discovery, to translational work of direct relevance to the clinic, to applied research. Impact Grants aim to accelerate and focus the knowledge gained from scientific findings, in the short- to medium-term, into outcomes that will:

  • significantly improve scientific knowledge relevant to cancer;
  • result in improved cancer treatment; 
  • result in optimized care of people living with and beyond cancer; and/or
  • result in reduced cancer burden. 

Budgets awarded may be up to $300,000 per year and a maximum of $1,500,000 per grant. The grant term is up to 5 years. Grants are renewable. It is anticipated that approximately 10 grants will be awarded in this competition.

Letter of Intent (LOI) due date: April 29, 2020 

LOI Results: late June 2019

Full application deadline: September 15, 2020

Anticipated start date: February 1, 2021

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation : Award Programs

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would like to announce their Clinical Pilot & Feasibility and Clinical Research Award programs.

The deadline to submit a letter of intent (LOI) is Friday, March 27, 2020 with full applications due on Friday, July 17, 2020

Clinical Pilot & Feasibility Award with LOI
Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Awards are offered to support projects involving human subjects that will develop and test new hypotheses and/or new methods (or those being applied to the problems of cystic fibrosis for the first time), and to support promising new investigators as they establish themselves in research areas relevant to cystic fibrosis. The intent of these awards is to enable investigators to collect sufficient preliminary data to determine the best strategies and methods for approaching a major question that ultimately will require assessment through a larger-scale research and/or multi-center, collaborative trial.
Funding of up to $80,000 per year, plus an additional twelve (12) percent of indirect costs may be requested for up to two (2) years.

Clinical Research Award with LOI
Clinical Research Awards are offered to provide support for investigator-initiated clinical research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to the CF Foundation’s mission. Research projects may address diagnosis, treatment, management of disease or symptom, or the pathophysiology of CF using clinical (observational/interventional), translational or epidemiologic study approaches.Applicants must demonstrate access to sufficient numbers of CF patients and appropriate controls.
Applicants may request funding of up to $150,000 per year, plus an additional twelve (12) percent indirect costs for single-center clinical studies; and up to $350,000 per year, plus twelve (12) percent indirect costs for multi-center clinical studies.


CRSH: Initiative spéciale pour l’attribution de subventions d’engagement partenarial – COVID-19

Through Partnership Engage Grants (PEG), the PEG COVID-19 Special Initiative provides short-term and timely support for small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships. It will allow researchers and their partners to address urgent and specific needs, challenges or opportunities through collaborations. It will also provide a unique opportunity to foster a knowledge exchange on COVID-19 crisis related issues, challenges and impacts between postsecondary researchers and different sectors of society, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other highly qualified personnel.

SSHRC is committed to investing up to $1.5 million over the next two PEG competitions to support COVID-19 related projects, at a maximum amount of $25,000 per project for one year.

SSHRC will accept applications for the PEG COVID-19 Special Initiative for the following deadlines:

June 15, 2020

September 15, 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 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.

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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.

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Other Funding Opportunities

Research Management Services provides a database of funding opportunities.

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