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Current Funding, Awards and Learning Opportunities

COVID-19 Related Updates

The DLSPH community has a wide range of knowledge, experience and skill sets to contribute to the fight against COVID-19.

1. For all COVID-19 Funding Opportunities, please visit the Centre for Innovation and Support’s COVID Funding Page.

2. For forms and instructions on restarting research operations (both on and off campus), please visit our Restart Research page for updates.

3. There have been a number of Tri-Council updates to funding and reporting due to COVID-19. Please visit our Tri-Council page for the latest status.

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

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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.

2021-22 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.  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 2021-22, DLSPH is allowed to submit one application.

DLSPH will prioritize applicants who will be employed by UofT or have paid fellowships held at UofT.  The applicant will be required to be based at DLSPH.

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

To be considered for nomination, all components of the application package should be sent to the Office of Research at research.dlsph@utoronto.ca by 4:00 PM EDT July 30, 2021 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: Supervisor’s Statement

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

For complete details including eligibility and the application process, please refer to the attached document. You are also encouraged to fully review the CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship awards website https://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html  for  further  information.

Banting Application Tip Sheet
SGS Award Announcement

Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

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

  1. The Dalla Lana School of Public Health Black Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  2. The Dalla Lana School of Public Health Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  3. The IHPME Black and Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  4. The Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: Supporting Researchers from Underrepresented Groups

The value of each award is competitive with the most prestigious and highest value postdoctoral awards in Canada.

DLSPH is invited to nominate their top three (3) candidates in each self-identification category for the Provost’s competition. Chosen applicants to the DLSPH and IHPME Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs will be automatically considered for the Provost’s competition, and both programs will have the same application deadlines.

Notification of intent to apply: Monday, February 14th, by 5pm
E-mail research.dlsph@utoronto.ca with prospective applicant and supervisor name

Complete application package: Monday, February 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)
Nominee’s C.V. (no page restriction)
A short personal biography of the nominee (150-word limit) which may be used on the DLSPH 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).

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