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Current Funding, Awards and Learning Opportunities

2024-25 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 UofT must be approved by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) to receive the University’s endorsement. SGS is requesting that Faculty Research Offices nominate their most competitive candidate(s) as there are quotas imposed on the number of applications Canadian Universities can submit. For the 2024-2025 academic year, DLSPH is allowed to submit two applications.

*Please note that affiliated hospitals hold their own competitions.  Applicants should apply based on where their research will take place.

How to Apply

  1. Submit a Notice of Intent by 4:00 pm EDT on July 9, 2024 by filling out this short form. NOIs will not be adjudicated but will be used to proactively identify review committee members.
  2. Submit the internal application package by 4:00 PM EDT on July 29, 2024 to the DLSPH Office of Research (research.dlsph@utoronto.ca).  A complete internal application package includes:
  • Submission form
  • Canadian Common CV (CCV)
  • Research proposal
  • Supervisor’s statement

In addition, 3 reference letters (Arm’s Length Referee, 2nd Referee, 3rd Referee) must be sent by the referees directly to research.dlsph@utoronto.ca by the deadline.

Supporting Documents
For complete details including eligibility and the application process, please refer to the SGS Award Announcement. In an effort to strengthen the applications from UofT, SGS has put together a Banting Application Tip Sheet for applicants and supervisors. You are also encouraged to fully review the CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship awards website.

Research Funding Flashes

The Office of Research sends out Research Funding Flashes by email to our faculty. These contain important information about internal competitions, funding and award opportunities and training sessions.

Archive of past RFFs

September 2022

August 2022

July 2022 (1)            July 2022 (2)

April 2022

March 2022 (1)        March 2022 (2)

February 2022

January 2022

December 2021

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DLSPH Seed Funding

The DLSPH has set aside seed funding for non-COVID-19 research to preserve the richness of our research portfolio through prioritization of non-COVID-19 research proposals. Please visit our Seed Funding page for more details on how to apply.

Pivot

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.

Visit Pivot website

University Toronto Research & Innovation

The university maintains a list of funding opportunities and has important information on internal deadlines, upcoming webinars etc.
UofT Funding Opportunities Database

Sign up for the UofT Research Alerts to be notified of upcoming research related news and opportunities.
University of Toronto Research Alerts

XSeed Funding Program

The goal of Joint EMHSeed and XSeed funding is to develop new interdisciplinary collaborative research opportunities. Partner Divisions: FASE, FoM, FAS, UTM, UTSC, DLSPH, UofT Affiliated Hospitals, and other UofT divisions. Under Joint Seed, funding is available for up to one (1) joint project with DLSPH per year for two years.

Total Funding: $15K/year from FASE Department and $15K/year from DLSPH. Total $60,000 x 2 years = $120,000.

Funds are used to support the stipend and operating expenses of two graduate students, one earning a degree in an Engineering unit and a second one earning a degree from DLSPH.

PI Eligibility:
– One PI should have a primary appointment with an Engineering unit, and one PI should have his/her primary appointment from DLSPH.
– Each coPI should be eligible to hold, as PI, tri-council agency grants (NSERC, CIHR, or SSHRC).
– A PI can hold a maximum of one EMHSeed and one XSeed funded project at any point in time.
– EMHSeed is intended for faculty members that have an appointment at FoM or UofT’s Affiliated Hospitals. XSeed is intended for faculty members with tenured or tenure track appointment status at FAS, UTM, UTSC, DLSPH, or other UofT divisions.

Submission Process:
Submissions due to vdr@engineering.utoronto.ca by 12pm, Monday, March 7, 2022
Completed Application Form
Letters of support confirming financial contributions from Departments/Institutes
CVs of co-PIs (3-page maximum per CV)
No MRA submission required
Open Discussion/Networking/Planning
The application form – along with a list of past EMHSeed and XSeed projects – can be found on the Joint Seed Call for Proposals page  (accessible using your UTORid and password)

CIHR
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.
See all CIHR funding opportunities

NSERC
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.
See all NSERC funding opportunities

SSHRC
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)
See all SSHRC funding opportunities

Public Health Agency of Canada
Funding

NIH
NIH is the United States’ medical research agency –supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

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

See the common NIH funding opportunities

Awards

Honours, awards and prizes recognizing significant achievements in research and innovation are awarded by many national and international academies, foundations, scholarly associations, and academic institutions. We welcome both self nominations and suggestions of colleagues to nominate for awards.
For a list of upcoming awards, please visit:
Awards List

Find Training & Learning Opportunities

Name Description Date(s)
MRHP (Online Research Ethics) Training

MRHP Basics for PIs, PI Assistants and Students

Upcoming dates and Registration

Continuing. Click on the registration link for latest dates.
Centre for Research Innovation & Support (CRIS) Resources and Training Opportunities are offered regularly See the calendar for the latest events.

Network for Improving Health Systems

The Network for Improving Health Systems is a collaboration between the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The Network is creating a strong engine for evidence and knowledge transfer around improving the health care system including evolving pharmacy practice and related health policy. It provides a crucial forum to identify opportunities in the health system for impactful change and to address barriers and challenges to innovation.
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Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2024

We are pleased to announce the upcoming postdoctoral fellowship award competition for underrepresented scholars:

The Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: Supporting Researchers from Underrepresented Groups

The value of each award is $70,000/year for 2 years ($63,090.91 gross salary + employer’s benefit costs) and is competitive with the most prestigious and highest value postdoctoral awards in Canada. Successful postdoctoral scholars will also receive an additional start-up stipend payment of $5,000 per year, funded through DLSPH.

DLSPH is invited to nominate their top three (3) candidates in each self-identification category for the Provost’s competition.

Notification of intent to apply: Tuesday, February 20th, by 5pm
E-mail research.dlsph@utoronto.ca with prospective applicant and supervisor name

Complete application package: Monday, March 28th, by 5pm

  • E-mail a single PDF document to research.dlsph@utoronto.ca, which includes
  • A nomination letter from the faculty advisor/mentor (details for content included in the attached calls)
  • Statement of research intent from the nominee (maximum two pages)
  • Training statement from the nominee (max 1 page)
  • Nominee’s C.V. (no page restriction)
  • A short personal biography of the nominee (max 1/3 page) which may be used on the DLSPH/SGS website or other communications should nominee be selected for award
  • A brief statement indicating the synergy between the applicant’s research proposal and the research goals of the supervisor (1 paragraph), the DLSPH academic plan (1 paragraph), and the mission of the University (1 paragraph).
  • An indication to which group you identify: Indigenous to Turtle Island and/or Black

Thank you, and we look forward to receiving your submissions! Please email research.dlsph@utoronto.ca with any questions.