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Pivot is available to all faculty within the University of Toronto. To access Pivot, you need to first claim your profile using your utoronto email address.

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For help setting up custom funding searches and notifications, please contact the Office of Research’s Grant Development Officer.

CIHR is Canada’s primary federal agency for health research. More information about their full range of programs can be found on the CIHR website.
NOTE: All new applicants must register to ResearchNet and obtain a CIHR PIN before applying.
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NSERC is Canada’s primary federal agency for research in science and engineering. More information about their full range of programs can be found on the NSERC website.
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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is Canada’s primary federal agency for social science and humanities research. More information about their full range of programs can be found on the SSHRC website.

Additional Resources for Partnership and Partnership Development Grants:
Evidence of a formal partnership document draft
Examples of PG LOI, PG, and PDG applications (UTORid may be required)
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NIH is the United States’ medical research agency –supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

How to Apply
NIH Submission Guide U of T Resource Guide for faculty applying to NIH
NIH Subaward Submission Guide U of T Resource Guide to Completing & Submitting Subaward-Consortium documents
Grants.Gov Find application instructions and download application packages
NIH ASSIST NIH’s new web-based application system

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Find Training & Learning Opportunities

Name Description Date(s)
MRHP (Online Research Ethics) Training DLSPH’s Office of Research and the RAISE team, will be offering a 1 hour training session on how to use the new online research ethics tool. In person at DLSPH – 155 College St, Room 574.

Registration is not required.
Wednesday Dec 6, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Findings from a Scoping Review of Barriers and Facilitators for HIV Screening and Testing Public Health Agency of Canada Webinar – These findings will be useful for current and future HIV prevention programs with the aims to reduce the stigma around HIV testing and to encourage HIV testing as a part of routine care.

Thursday Dec 7, 2017, 1pm
SSHRC webinars on Insight Development Grant 2018 competition.

To Join the Webinar
Tuesday Dec 12, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30pm
Epidemiology of HIV and other STBBI in Canada Public Health Agency of Canada Webinar – This webinar will present the major epidemiological findings from the forthcoming publication HIV in Canada: Surveillance Report, 2016.

Thursday Dec 14, 2017, 1pm
PHO Seminar Is diesel equipment in the workplace safe or not? A quantitative risk assessment for diesel engine exhaust. Presenters: Dr. Roel Vermeulen. In person at DLSPH – 155 College St, Room 208.

Tuesday Dec 12, 2017, 11:30 – 12:30pm
PHO Seminar PHO’s Urinary Tract Infection Program for Long-Term Care Homes: An innovative approach to program development and evaluation. Presenters: Andrea Chaplin, Bradley Langford, Sam MacFarlane, Jacquelyn Quirk. Webinar Only.

Tuesday Dec 12, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Project Management for Research Course Project management is essential to the success of research projects. We are delighted to announce a new University of Toronto Project Management for Research course that has been developed and offered by the Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) in partnership with the School of Continuing Studies.

Jan 18, 2018 – Apr 5, 2018
Pillars of Health: Breaking down silos in Health, A networking event for health innovators If you are a student, clinician, researcher, entrepreneur, healthcare professional, government official or industry SME/executive with an interest and passion for advancing Canadian innovation in health and life sciences, please join us for an opportunity to share a discussion table with key opinion leaders from multiple healthcare-related sectors in the Toronto community and exchange innovative ideas on a range of entrepreneurship topics.

Feb 26, 2018, 4-7pm

2018-19 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

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

The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to:
· attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally
· develop their leadership potential
· position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career

All applications for Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship to be held at U of T must be approved by SGS, and quotas are imposed on the number of applications Canadian Universities can submit for federal review. The application quota for 2018 -2019 for the DLSPH is 1. (Application will be selected and forwarded for consideration by SGS).

All application materials should be sent to the Office of Research at by 4:00 PM EDT August 1, 2018 for internal DLSPH review by a selection committee composed of three DLSPH faculty researchers. To be considered for nomination by the internal selection committee, all components of the application package must be received by the due date:

From the applicant:
(i) CV
(ii) Statement of Research and proposed activities (application form)

From the supervisor:
(i) Supervisor’s Statement

From 3 referees:
(i) A confidential copy of their submitted referee assessment submitted directly to the Office of Research.

Applications must be submitted to the DLSPH Office of Research for consideration. For complete detail including eligibility and the application process, please refer to the attached document. In particular, please note:
· This postdoctoral fellowship is for candidates of the highest quality and supervisors are limited to one nomination. Please review the attached tip sheet.
· “Only in exceptionally rare circumstances will a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship be awarded to an applicant who is staying at the same institution or within the same research environment where they completed their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree.” Please refer to the CIHR guidelines.
· Please note that the university does not have access to online application for Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. Applicants will need to provide the supervisor/nominating unit with copies of each component of the application for the university review process.
· Applicants should be advised to have their references submitted with a confidential copy of their assessment (which is also submitted online) directly to the nominating faculty/unit for use in their review.

You are encouraged to fully review the CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship awards website for complete details.

2018-19 SGS Award Announcement Banting PDF

2018 – 2019 DLSPH re SGS Banting Award Announcement

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Tip Sheet

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