A searchable and sortable database of available awards, grants, funds and other opportunities for U of T researchers.
A tool for discovering funding opportunities and supporting collaboration in the research development field.
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.
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.
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.
See all SSHRC funding opportunities
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
Managing a NIH Grant
- NIH Grant Policy Statement: NIH’s guide for grants and cooperative agreements
- Uniform Guidance Cost Principles: US Cost Principles for Federal Grants
- eRA Commons: NIH’s application and post award system
- U.S. PHS Financial Conflict of Interest Regulations
Other common international funding sources are:
- the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
- the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
- the Ford Foundation
- the Rockefeller Foundation
- the United Nations
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Many US-based foundations
- Canadian government agencies focuses on International Development (IDRC, DFAIT)
Through unique research and training programs, Mitacs is developing the next generation of innovators with vital scientific and business skills. In partnership with companies, government and academia, Mitacs is supporting a new economy using Canada’s most valuable resource – its people.
The discovery of insulin by U of T’s Fredrick Banting and Charles Best in 1921 led to international recognition for the Connaught Medical Research Laboratories – the first lab to produce insulin commercially. In 1972, U of T established the Connaught Fund after it sold the Connaught Medical Research Laboratories to the Canadian Development Corporation for approximately $29 million.