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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
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.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada : Discovery Research Grants

The Discovery Research Grant Program is intended to support various research projects aligned with the MS Society of Canada’s (MSSC) new strategic plan. The strategic plan outlines four key impact areas: Advance Treatment and Care; Enhance Well-being; Understand and Halt Disease Progression; and, Prevent Multiple Sclerosis.

Deadline: October 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada : Catalyst Research Grants

The Catalyst Research Grant program awards seed funding that allows researchers to develop and test new and innovative research questions and pursue pioneering approaches that have high potential to advance the MS field. Deadline: October 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST

CIHR: Catalyst Grant - Community-Led Research on LGBTQIA/2S Wellness 

The specific objective of this funding opportunity is to generate and share knowledge that will achieve one or more of the following:

  • Improve understanding of barriers to and opportunities for positive physical, social, and mental health outcomes for LGBTQIA/2S individuals, families and communities whose health is impacted by the intersections of their sexual orientation, gender, race/ethnicity, experiences of racism, and/or additional intersecting social identities, positions and processes, including but not limited to ableism, age, classism, disability, faith, heterosexism, homophobia, immigrant and/or refugee status, Indigeneity, language, transphobia and xenophobia.
  • Inform the implementation and/or sustainability and scale-up of new or existing community-based interventions to improve health and wellness for LGBTQIA/2S communities from an intersectional perspective.
  • Evaluate the reach, effectiveness, and benefits of community-based interventions to improve health and wellness for LGBTQIA/2S communities from an intersectional perspective.

Registration Deadline: September 8, 2021.

Application Deadline: October 7, 2021.

CIHR: Catalyst Grant - Quadruple Aim and Equity

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:

  • Generate relevant and timely evidence about the impacts of innovations in how healthcare systems and services are organized, delivered, governed, held accountable, financed, and/or funded on the Quadruple Aim goals and equity, and which innovations have the most potential for transformative impact in the Canadian context;
  • Respond to a policy and/or decision maker's evidence needs and help to inform decisions, policies or actions that advance achievement of the Quadruple Aim goals and health equity for all; and
  • Catalyze future transformative, collaborative research between researchers, policy and/or decision makers, healthcare providers and patients that can be pursued through CIHR's Project Grant competition or other relevant strategic funding competitions.
Application Deadline: October 26, 2021.
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.

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