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Current Funding 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. The DLSPH is currently developing our process for restarting and adapting operations disrupted by COVID-19. This will be a slow and carefully monitored process, with your safety paramount. 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.

XSeed Funding

The XSeed funding program to promote inter-disciplinary research collaborations has been launched for 2021. This program is open to tenure/tenure track faculty and aims to catalyze new innovative partnerships between researchers from FASE with researchers from across UofT, including the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Deadline: March 31, 2021 (12pm)
Project Start Date: September 2021
Budget: $60,000/year for a maximum of 2 years

Applications:
Applications should be submitted by email to vdr@engineering.utoronto.ca and copy DLSPH Research Office research.dlsph@utoronto.ca. Please include the word “Joint Seed” in the subject line. Complete submissions should include: 1) the completed Application Form (available here ), 2) Letters of support confirming financial contributions from DLSPH, and 3) CV of co-PIs (maximum 3 pages).

To request a letter of support from DLSPH confirming our financial contribution, please email research.dlsph@utoronto.ca by March 1, 2021.

For additional details and eligibility requirements please refer to the Call for Proposals available here.

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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 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
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

Spring 2021 Project Grant Competition: What’s New? CIHR has provided an informational page on the changes to the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Project competitions, in light of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Key Dates (Spring Competition)
  • Registration Deadline*:  March 04, 2021
  • Internal Application Deadline (MRA): March 25, 2021.
  • External Application Deadline (ResearchNet)**: April 01, 2021
Internal Resources

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

NIH
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

See the common NIH funding opportunities

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.

2020-21 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.

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 2020-21, 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 research.dlsph@utoronto.ca by 4:00 PM EDT August 14, 2020 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 BantingPostdoctoral Fellowship awards website https://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html  for  further  information.

2021 – Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Tip Sheet

2020-21 SGS Award Announcement Banting

University Toronto Research & Innovation

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Public Health Agency of Canada

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