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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.

Notice of Announcement

July 12, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario

National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships will help protect Canadian science and research have been announced, external link, opens in new window. The guidelines will be applied immediately as a mandatory element of federal research partnership funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Alliance Grants program, external link, opens in new window for any application involving private sector partner organizations. The government intends to expand the application of the guidelines to all granting councils and the Canada Foundation for Innovation in the near term.

For more information, please contact Galina Maliouta, Applied Research & Innovation Advisor at galina.maliouta@ryerson.ca.

 COVID-19 Related SRC Opportunities

Opportunity Status Contact
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.

Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
October 1, 2021

SSHRC Insight Grants, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: September 17, 2021

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
October 4, 2021

Government of Canada - Department of National Defence: Mobilizing Insights in Defense and Security (MINDS) - Targeted Engagement Grants, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: September 27, 2021

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
October 4, 2021

Government of Canada - Department of National Defence: Mobilizing Insights in Defense and Security (MINDS) - Young Minds Targeted Engagement Grants, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: September 27, 2021

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
October 5, 2021

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Official Language Minority Communities in Health Research, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: September 28, 2021

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
October 5, 2021 CIHR Team Grant: Sleep Research Consortium (Registration), external link, opens in new window Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
October 6, 2021

CIHR Fellowship, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: September 29, 2021

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
October 7, 2021

CIHR Catalyst Grants: Community-led Research on LGBTQIA/2S Wellness, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: September 30, 2021

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
October 8, 2021

Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation: Fund for Innovation and Transformation, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 1, 2021

Lisa Leung
lisa.leung@ryerson.ca
October, 15, 2021

CFI: John R. Evans Leaders Fund (Unaffiliated), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: TBA

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@ryerson.ca, opens in new window
October 15, 2021

SOSCIP: Community Fellowship, external link

Internal Deadline: October 8, 2021

Lisa Leung
lisa.leung@ryerson.ca
October 18, 2021

NSERC Discovery Horizons Grants, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 11, 2021

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
October 19, 2021

SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF): Exploration Stream, external link

Internal Deadline: October 12, 2021

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
October 19, 2021

CFI: John R. Evans Leaders Fund (Affiliated), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: TBA

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@ryerson.ca
October 19, 2021

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

Internal Deadline: TBA

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@ryerson.ca
October 25, 2021

NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grants, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 18, 2021

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
October 26, 2021

CIHR Catalyst Grants: Quadruple Aim and Equity, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 19, 2021

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
October 26, 2021

SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF): 2021 Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic Context, external link

Internal Deadline: October 19, 2021

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
October 27, 2021

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR): Azrieli Global Scholars Program, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 20, 2021

Charlotte Mihailov
charlotte.mihailov@ryerson.ca
October 28, 2021

JDRF Canada – Brain Canada: Addressing Mental Health in Type 1 Diabetes Team Grants, external link

Internal Deadline: October 21, 2021

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
October 29, 2021

SSHRC Partnership Grants: Stage 2, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 22, 2021

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
November 1, 2021

NSERC Discovery Grants, external link

Internal Deadline: October 18, 2021

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
November 1, 2021

NSERC Discovery Grants: Northern Research Supplements Program, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 25, 2021

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
November 1, 2021

NSERC Discovery Grant Supplements, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 25, 2021 

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
November 1, 2021

SSHRC Connection Grants
, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 25, 2021

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
November 2, 2021

SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF): Transformation Stream (NOI), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 26, 2021

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
November 2, 2021

New Frontiers in Research Fund: Transformation Competition 2022 (Notice of Intent), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 2, 2021

Richard McCulloch
richard.mcculloch@ryerson.ca
November 5, 2021

Ontario Research Fund: Small Infrastructure Research, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: TBA

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@ryerson.ca
November 5, 2021

Alzheimer Society of Canada: Proof of Concept Research Grant, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: October 29, 2021

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
November 5, 2021

Alzheimer Society of Canada: Research Program Funding 2022, external link

Internal Deadline: October 29, 2021

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
November 9, 2021

CIHR Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SOPR) - Knowledge Mobilization and Implementation Science Grants, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: November 2, 2021

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

Canadian Food Innovation Network: , external linkFood Innovation Challenge (LOI)

Internal Deadline: November 8, 2021

Lisa Leung
lisa.leung@ryerson.ca
November 15, 2021

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

Internal Deadline: November 8, 2021

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
November 15, 2021

SSHRC: Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: November 5, 2021

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
November 17, 2021

SSHRC: Open Research Area Call for Proposal, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: November 10, 2021

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

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
Monday, July 5, 2021 at 4 p.m. Fall/Winter Work Study RA Program: Provides a Ryerson undergraduate RA to full-time Ryerson faculty members.

google docProgram Details, external link, 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

Monday, June 21, 2021 at 4 p.m. Internal Equipment Grant: Provides funding for the purchase of research-related tools and/or equipment to support existing and proposed SRC activity at the University.

google docApplication Guidelines, external link

Application Package Template, external link

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: September 20, 2021