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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
CIHR: Operating Grant - New Investigator Grants in Child and Youth Health

Grant Value: $100,000 per year for up to three 3 years

This program seeks to strengthen Canada's capacity and knowledge to respond to children's health challenges and needs.

April 20, 2021
CIHR Health Research Training Platform

Grant Value: $400,000 per year for up to 6 years

The Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot funding opportunity is intended to support the development of interdisciplinary, inter-jurisdictional, and intersectoral research training platforms that will attract a diverse cadre of high-caliber trainees and ECRs, and equip them with the skills required for academic and non-academic careers.

Registration deadline: April 21, 2021

Application deadline: Jun 22, 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)

J.P. Bickell Foundation Medical Research Grants

The University of Ottawa has launched its internal call for the J.P. Bickell Foundation Medical Research Grants. These grants are made to assist biomedical scientists of various departments and faculties in Ontario universities, hospitals and scientific institutions concerned with medical research.

As only one application may be submitted by a qualified institution, an internal competition must take place. As in previous years, RMS will coordinate the University’s internal selection process.Researchers interested in applying to the Bickell Foundation, must submit a 2-page Outline of their Proposed Research Project + CV for internal selection by April 30th to RMS at  

Internal application deadline: April 30, 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

The Conference/Workshop on Campus Opportunity The Conference/Workshop on Campus Opportunity supports researchers in communicating results and sharing knowledge with colleagues from Canada and abroad. This program promotes both exchanges within a discipline or across many.  May 15, 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)
Ministry of Universities and Colleges: Early Researcher Awards

Grant Value: up to $150,000

The Early Researcher Awards program gives funding to new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research institutions to build a research team.

nternal application deadline: June 8, 2021  

Application deadline: June 11, 2021 

Research Development Program

Grant Value: up to $20,000

The Seed Funding Opportunity provides support to new researchers at the University of Ottawa by enabling them to conduct research which lays the groundwork for a new and competitive research grant application to the Tri-Agencies.

For more information, please consult the Internal Sources of Funding as well as your faculty’s research facilitator.

June 15, 2021
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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