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Resources

Resources For Researchers

The resources on this page are meant to provide support for researchers and their scholarly, research and creative (SRC) interests.

 



  

Grant Guide

Relevant links and tips on how to prepare and submit your grant applications.

  

Hosting Your Event

Everything you need to know for your next SRC-related event at The Catalyst, and some tips on conducting your next virtual event.

  

How can I get involved?

Contact us, if:

  • You have an idea for a Summer Institute.
  • You want to share an idea or suggestion.
  • You want to organize a conference or reception.

We also want to hear from you, if you want to:

  • Book meeting rooms for research working groups and events.
  • Host a reception, fundraising, or social event.
  • Host or program a film/video screening or series.
  • Move your faculty luncheon talks to gain a wider audience from your FCAD colleagues. We can help cross-promote your event.

  

Funding Opportunities

This list summarizes Tri-Council funding opportunities but also other potential sources to apply to, such as Arts Councils. We aim to constantly add to this list, so please let us know if you know any funding sources that are not listed here.

Please also visit the OVPRI funding opportunities page for additional information.

If you are unsure where to submit your proposal, please consult the Tri-Council guidelines for Selecting the Appropriate Federal Funding, external link or get in touch with our Grant Coordinator.

The Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, external link, opens in new window) supports researchers to build knowledge and understanding about people, cultures and societies; and drive the innovations that address the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Funding for research carried out by individual scholars and teams of researchers:

Funding for research, research training and knowledge mobilization carried out by new and existing formal partnerships, external link, opens in new window:

For joint initiatives consult the SSHRC Funding Search Tool, external link, opens in new window. These opportunities support graduate and postdoctoral students, early career and established researchers to advance knowledge and its application. 

New Frontiers Research Fund, external link, opens in new window (NFR): NFRF is administered by the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat, which is housed within SSHRC, on behalf of Canada’s three research granting agencies. The fund supports international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research. 

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR, external link, opens in new window) is Canada's federal funding agency for health research. Its mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. Funding includes:

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research ( CIHR, external link, opens in new window) is Canada's federal funding agency for health research. Its mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system.

Canada Arts Council, external link, opens in new window: Grants are organized into six programs, listed below.

Ontario Arts Council, external link, opens in new window: OAC provides grants to Ontario-based individual artists and arts professionals, ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations:

Toronto Arts Council, external link: TAC provides grants to outstanding artists and arts organizations that contribute to the cultural life of the City of Toronto through both discipline-based  and strategic programs.

Discipline-based programs:

 TAC strategic programs: 

 

 

 

Government of Ontario: 

Government of Canada:

 

Canada Foundation for Innovation, external link, opens in new window: An independent not-for-profit organization that invests in research facilities and equipment in Canada's universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions.

MITACS, external link, opens in new window: A nonprofit national research organization that, in partnerships with   academia, private industry and government, operates research and training programs in fields related to industrial and social innovation. 

Canadian Women’s Foundation, external link, opens in new window: Funds programs across Canada, prioritizing communities where the need is greatest. These programs address gender-based violence, economic security, girls’ empowerment, and inclusive leadership. Sign up is required , external link, opens in new windowto receive grant application announcements.

Global Affairs Canada:
Canadian Funding for International Initiatives , external link

European Union Horizon Funding Program:
2020 Horizon Global Platform Competition, external link (Canada)

EURAXESS, external link, opens in new window: Euraxess is a European initiative intended to facilitate the mobility of researchers, thereby improving their training as well as the competitiveness of European research. Researchers can find a wealth of constantly updated information on job vacancies, funding opportunities and fellowships throughout Europe.

DAAD:, external link, opens in new window The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. It supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.  
Dr. Frauke Zeller, The Catalyst's Director, is a DAAD academic ambassador.

COST:, external link, opens in new window The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is a funding organisation for the creation of research networks, called COST Actions, external link, opens in new window. These networks offer an open space for collaboration among scientists across Europe (and beyond).

Association of Commonwealth Universities, external link, opens in new window (ACU): The ACU is an international organisation dedicated to building a better world through higher education.

 

 

 

 

Funding for the field of Law:

The Canadian Bar Law for the Future Fund , external link(LFFF) has grants available for innovative projects in the field of law. 

The Canadian Foundation for Legal Research, external link: grants are generally in amounts greater than $5,000 and less than or equal to $10,000 and provide funds for legal research that falls into three broad categories:

  • Research and writing that emphasizes the statement of existing rules of law, which is often called doctrinal research.
  • Research that relates to the workings of the legal system.
  • Research that relates to developments in fields peripheral to legal doctrine, such as criminology, psychology, psychiatry, sociology and economics, and their relationship to rules of law.