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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
OCE TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP), external link, opens in new window
Only open for stream-specific applications
Lisa Leung
lisa.leung@ryerson.ca
OCE TalentEdge Fellowship Program (TFP), external link, opens in new window
Only open for stream-specific applications
Lisa Leung
lisa.leung@ryerson.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contract

January 5, 2021

 

NSERC: Idea to Innovation, external link Suraj Shah
suraj.shah@ryerson.ca
January 8, 2021

Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: January 4, 2021

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
January 15, 2021

Canadian Cancer Society (CCS): Travel Awards, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: January 4, 2021

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
January 18, 2021

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Food Waste Reduction Challenge, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: January 11, 2021

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@ryerson.ca
January 20, 2021

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation: Housing Supply Challenge - Round 1  - Ryerson Expression of Interest Deadline (Limited Intake), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: December 16, 2020

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
January 28, 2021 Crohn’s & Colitis - Senior Research Award (Spring/Summer Application Deadline), external link, opens in new window Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
January 28, 2021 Crohn’s & Colitis - Litwin IBD Pioneers Initiative (Spring/Summer Application Deadline), external link, opens in new window Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
January 28, 2021 Crohn’s & Colitis - Career Development Awards (Spring/Summer Application Deadline), external link, opens in new window Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
January 28, 2021 Crohn’s & Colitis - Research Fellowship Awards (Spring/Summer Application Deadline), external link, opens in new window Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
February 1, 2021

SSHRC: Connection Grants, external link

Internal Deadline: January 24, 2021

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
February 2, 2021

SSHRC: Insight Development Grants, external link

Internal Deadline: January 22, 2021

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
February 3, 2021 Cancer Research Society and Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation: 100 Years of Cancer Research Grant (LOI), external link, opens in new window Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
February 5, 2021

Leukemia Research Foundation: Hollis Brownstein Research Grants (Letter of Intent), external link

Internal Deadline: January 29, 2021

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
February 10, 2021

SSHRC: Partnership Grants - Stage 1, external link

Internal Deadline: January 27, 2021

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
February 10, 2021 Mitacs Elevate: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, external link, opens in new window Leslie Bone
lbone@ryerson.ca
February 11, 2021

Cancer Research Society (CRS): Operating Grants (Full Application), external link

Internal Deadline: February 4, 2021

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

CFI: Unaffiliated John R. Evans Leaders Fund, external link

Internal Deadline: February 1, 2021

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@ryerson.ca
February 17, 2021 CIHR: Project Grants (Registration), external link Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
March 5, 2021

Ontario Research Fund - Large Infrastructure Research, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: February 19, 2021

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

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

Internal Deadline: February 19, 2021

Dayle Levine
dayle.levine@ryerson.ca
March 15, 2021

SSHRC: Partnership Engage Grants, external link

Internal Deadline: March 1, 2021

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca
March 17, 2021

CIHR: Project Grants (Full Application), external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: March 3, 2021

Sanja Obradovic
sanja.obradovic@ryerson.ca

March 29, 2021

 

NSERC: Idea to Innovation, external link Suraj Shah
suraj.shah@ryerson.ca
Deadline Opportunity Internal Contact
May 1, 2021

SSHRC: Connection Grants, external link, opens in new window

Internal Deadline: April 24, 2021

Iain McQueen
imcqueen@ryerson.ca

May 1, 2021

NSERC: Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (LOI), external link

Internal Deadline: TBA

Linda Hurrell
lhurrell@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
Closed for 2020 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 2020

 

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.

PDF fileApplication Guidelines, opens in new window

word fileCover Page Template, 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: July 24, 2020