Current Funding and Learning Opportunities

2017-18 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

The School of Graduate Studies is requesting that Faculty Research Offices nominate the top Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship candidates to receive the University’s endorsement.

Applications may be sent to the Associate Dean of Research’s office by August 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM for internal DLSPH review by a selection committee of three DLSPH faculty researchers.

Read the SGS Award Announcement

Read the DLSPH Banting Award Announcement

Read the application tip sheet

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Funder Opportunity Amount Internal Deadline Funder Deadline
CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Program (CHRP). The CHRP Initiative funding supports innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects, requiring participation from the natural sciences or engineering community together with the health sciences community. Up to a max of 3 years Oct 10, 2017 – Full application Full application: Oct 17, 2017
NCRG Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders Large Grants, and Travel Grants. NCRG is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach and, therefore, welcomes applications from investigators in psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, public health, sociology, economics, neuroeconomics, neuroscience and other relevant disciplines. $75,000/year (2 years) 1 week prior LOI: June 1, 2017, Application: Sept 1, 2017
CIHR Team Grant: HIV/AIDS Comorbidities Prevention and Healthy Living
Developmental grants of up to $25,000 per grant may be offered, if requested, to successful applications at the Letter of Intent stage.
$500,000/year (up to 5 years) TBD LOI June 20, 2017, Application Jan 23, 2018
CIHR Travel Awards: Institute Community Support
To support students, postdoctoral fellows, new investigators and knowledge users to present their own research at national and international meetings and/or conferences.
Minimum $500 1 week prior July 25, 2017 (Summer)
Jan 24, 2018 (Winter)
Grand Challenges Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
This program seeks innovative ideas from applicants in low, middle-income countries and Canada,  that seeks to address persistent challenges in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health are addressed in low- and middle-income countries
$100K 12-18months Aug 1, 2017 Aug 3, 2017
NSERC Discovery Grant (individual, team and sub-atomic physics)
Support ongoing programs of research (with long-term goals) rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. There is no limit on the dollar value applicants request in their application, however, the requested amount must be fully justified in the proposal. (Info Session – July 18, 2017, see training opportunities for details)
No limit Oct 25, 2017 NOI – Aug 1, 2017
Application – Nov 1, 2017
MARS/PHAC/CIHR Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge
Phase 1 – Ideation (identify and propose sources and a methodology to measure any number of indicators for physical activity, sleep, and sedentary behaviour within the Canadian population.Phase 2 – Testing (Phase 1 finalists will be invited to implement their concepts, the results of which will be compared to existing research, analysis, and/or surveillance outputs from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
$10,000 Phase 1, $25,000 Phase 2 July 24, 2017 Phase 1: Aug 4, 2017
CIHR Foundation Grant: 2017-2018
Applicants MUST SUBMIT a completed MRA online form NO LATER THAN 5pm, September 8th, 2017. The University will e-approve Applications (which automatically submits them to CIHR) ONLY for those applications for which we have received an approved MRA. NOTE: Changes have just been announced for this program, including that Early Career Investigators are no longer eligible. See here for more details.
Sept 8, 2017, 5pm (along with completed MRA)

Registration: Aug 8, 2017

Stage 1 Application: Sept 12, 2017

CIHR Project Grant Program – designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. No limit Sept 8, 2017 Registration: Aug 15, 2017
Submission: Sept 15, 2017
Gov’t Canada The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country’s economic, social and research-based growth. Applications must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution. $70,000/year (2 years) Faculties provide applicants to Grad Office Sept 1, 2017 Sept 20, 2017
UofT / UCL Joint Proposals and Exchange Activities
University College London (UCL) and the University of Toronto (U of T) are contributing matching funds to support collaborative research and education initiatives through a joint call for proposals for the development of collaborative activities.
$7K/year for 2 years – U of T
$7K/year – UCL
Sept 1, 2017 Sept 8, 2017
NIH Dissemination & Implementation Research in Health (R03)
Encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, evaluate and refine effective and efficient methods, systems, infrastructures, and strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based health behavior change interventions, evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and management, and quality of life improvement services into public health, clinical practice, and community settings.
$50K US/year for up to 2 years – Direct Costs 1 week prior Sept 7, 2017 (AIDS)
Oct 5, 2017 (new applications)
Cancer Research Society Operating Grants Competition
Supports fundamental, early translational and environment-cancer research on all types of cancer. See here for the targeted funding opportunities.
$60K/year for 2 years 1 week prior Dec 5, 2017 (LOI)
Feb 16, 2018 – Application

Find Training & Learning Opportunities

Name Description Date(s)
CIHR Project Grants – Webinars CIHR is holding a series of Question and Answer webinars on the Project Grant: Fall 2017 application starting on Thursday, July 20, 2017. They will provide participants with a brief overview of recent changes and an opportunity to ask questions. Register early if you would like to ensure your place. Registration Several sessions, starting Thursday July 20, 2017.
NSERC Discovery Grants Information Session – email to RSVP July 18, 2017 2pm – 4pm
Imperial Oil Room, 6 Queen’s Park Crescent W.
Li Ka Shing – St. Michael’s Hospital Knowledge Translation Basics Workshop
Details here
Oct 16 – 17, 2017, SMH

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