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Pivot is a funding database which allows you to search for funding in any discipline and includes both Canadian and international funding opportunities.

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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MRHP (Online Research Ethics) Training

MRHP Basics for PIs, PI Assistants and Students

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2019-20 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

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.

All applications to be held at U of T must be approved by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) to receive the University’s endorsement. As there are quotas imposed on the number of applications Canadian Universities can submit, SGS is requesting that Faculty Research Offices nominate their most competitive candidate(s). For 2019 -2020, DLSPH is allowed to submit one application.

To be considered for nomination, all components of the application package should be sent to the Office of Research at by 4:00 PM EDT July 15, 2019 for internal review. The internal selection committee will be composed of three DLSPH faculty researchers.

Please send the following components 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.

2019-20 SGS Award Announcement Banting PDF

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Tip Sheet

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