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Funding Opportunities

Funding deadlines impacted by COVID-19 — OVPRI will be updating the Funding Opportunities calendar as new information becomes available. * indicates that a deadline has been updated on the date listed in parentheses.

The Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (OVPRI) offers guidance and support for researchers in identifying potential funding sources and with the application process. Faculty members in all departments are encouraged to contact the listed Grants/Contract Officer or Innovation Advisor, opens in new window for more information pertaining to a specific program.

We provide the following services:

  • Advice and guidance on research grant proposal preparation.
  • Substantive / technical review of proposal drafts and applications.
  • Facilitation of interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships.
  • Information regarding signature requirements for proposal submissions.
  • Assistance with budget development.

Workshops are held by the OVPRI throughout the year to provide updates on funding agencies, funding and proposal development, and more. Check News and Events, opens in new window for more details on upcoming events.

 COVID-19 Related SRC Opportunities

Opportunity Status Contact
Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science, external link, opens in new window
If you are a scientist at an academic institution currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding, you are invited to apply for a Fast Grant. Fast Grants are $10k to $500k and decisions are made in under 48 hours.
Closed Temporarily Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB): The RADx Fast-track Program, external link, opens in new window
The NIBIB is urgently soliciting proposals and can provide up to $500M across multiple projects to rapidly produce innovative SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests that will assist the public’s safe return to normal activities.
Open Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program, external link
NRC IRAP has been tasked by the Government of Canada to work with Canadian industry to address a range of medium‑term Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada needs.
Open Suraj Shah
suraj.shah@ryerson.ca
NGen COVID-19 Response Program, external link
NGen will invest $50 million in Supercluster funding to support companies as they rapidly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by building a Canadian supply of essential equipment, products and therapeutics.
Open Suraj Shah
suraj.shah@ryerson.ca

 External COVID-19 Research Resources

A number of private and public organizations as well as networks are offering resources, guidance and platforms for collaboration on COVID-19 initiatives being undertaken by the scientific community.

COVID-19 Collaboration Platforms

The COS Pivot Database

The COS Pivot Database is free for all Ryerson researchers and is the largest searchable database in the world for researchers looking for funding opportunities and potential collaborators. Built in collaboration with more than 260 leading research universities, government agencies, and other R&D organizations from around the world, COS Pivot continues to expand internationally and seeks to include all disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

For more information, contact Iain McQueen, Grants Officer, Social Sciences and Humanities, CIHR, at OVPRI ext. 2648 or imcqueen@ryerson.ca, opens in new window.

External Funding Opportunities

The list provided below is not inclusive of all funding opportunities. If you require information or assistance for a competition or opportunity not listed below, please contact Richard McCulloch, Executive Director, Research Services.

Generally, our internal deadline to submit applications/proposals for review and signature is one week before the sponsor deadline. Large-volume competitions may have an internal deadline which would typically be up to two weeks prior to the external deadline.

Opportunity Internal Contact
Mitacs Accelerate: Collaborative Research Program, external link, opens in new window Leslie Bone
lbone@ryerson.ca

Mitacs Student Internships (Accelerate), external link, opens in new window

Leslie Bone
lbone@ryerson.ca

Mitacs Globalink Research Award (supporting academic to academic collaborations), external link, opens in new window

* Note: Mitacs Globalink Research Internship cancelled, external link, opens in new window - March 19, 2020

Leslie Bone
lbone@ryerson.ca

Mitacs Research Training Award (RTA)
The Mitacs RTA at Ryerson provides senior undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to undertake a supervised research project.

Leslie Bone
lbone@ryerson.ca
NSERC Alliance Grants, external link, opens in new window Galina Maliouta
galina.maliouta@ryerson.ca, opens in new window
NSERC College and Community Innovation Program - Innovation Links Grants, external link, opens in new window Suraj Shah
suraj.shah@ryerson.ca
NSERC Industrial Research Chairs, external link, opens in new window Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
OCE Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP), external link, opens in new window
Lisa Leung
lisa.leung@ryerson.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
April 1, 2021

The Lupus Research Alliance: Global Team Science Award  (Full Application), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: March 18, 2021

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
April 1, 2021

SSHRC: Impact Awards, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: March 25, 2021

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca, opens in new window
April 7, 2021

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grants-in-Aid of Research Competition, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: March 30, 2021

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
April 13, 2021 Team Grant: Indirect Socio-Economic Burden of Inherited Diseases (Registration Deadline), external link, opens in new window Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
April 14, 2021

Cancer Research Society and Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation: 100 Years of Cancer Research Grant (Full Application), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: April 7, 2021

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
April 15, 2021

CIHR Operating Grant: Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities Funding Opportunity (Application), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: April 12, 2021

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
April 19, 2021

Canada Research Chairs (Invitation/Nomination Only), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: TBA

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@ryerson.ca
April 21, 2021 CIHR Training Grant: Health Research Training Platform (Registration Deadline), external link, opens in new window Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
April 23, 2021

2021 Intramural Research Grant Program Competition, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: April 16, 2021

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca

April 27, 2021

 

CIHR Team Grant: Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North (LOI), external link Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
April 27, 2021 CIHR Operating Grant: HIV/AIDS and STBBI Community-Based Research, external link, opens in new window Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
April 29, 2021

Fund for Innovation and Transformation, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: April 22, 2021

Lisa Leung
lisa.leung@ryerson.ca, opens in new window
April 30, 2021 J. P. Bickell Foundation Medical Research Grant (Application), external link, opens in new window Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
November 1, 2021

NSERC: Discovery Grants (Full Application), external link

Internal Deadline: TBA

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
November 1, 2021

DND-NSERC: Discovery Grant Supplements , external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: TBA

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
November 1, 2021

SSHRC: Connection Grants (Application Deadline)
, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: TBA

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
November 15, 2021

SSHRC: Partnership Development Grants, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: TBA

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
November 25, 2021

Mitacs Industrial Postdoc Fellowship (iPDF), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: TBA

Leslie Bone
lbone@ryerson.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
TBA

SSHRC: Partnership Engage Grants, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: TBA

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca

Ryerson Internal Funding Opportunities

Ryerson provides SRC activity funding to faculty members throughout the year. Priority is given to applicants who do not otherwise have funding to pay for their research programs. Recipients are expected to apply for an external grant within two years of receiving the funds.

Please contact srcfunding@ryerson.ca for any inquiries on Ryerson's internal funding opportunities.

Deadline Opportunity Links and Forms
Spring/Summer 2021 Fall/Winter Work Study RA Program: Provides a Ryerson undergraduate RA to full-time Ryerson faculty members.

Program Details, opens in new window

Closed for 2021 

SSHRC Explore Competition: The SSHRC Explore grant provides funds to Ryerson faculty members pursuing research/scholarship in the social sciences and humanities.

Please note that this grant replaces the SSHRC SIG program.

google docApplication Guidelines, external link, opens in new window

Cover Page Template, external link, opens in new window

2021 SSHRC Explore Information Session, external link, opens in new window

Suspended for 2021 Ryerson University Internal Equipment Grant -
Suspended for 2021 Ryerson Creative Fund -
Suspended for 2021 Ryerson Health Research Fund -
Ongoing Internal SRC Events/Activities Supplemental Funding Support: Offers supplemental financial support to SRC events/activities held on the Ryerson University campus. PDF fileApplication Form, opens in new window

Updated: April 14, 2021