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Research Funding Opportunities

A searchable and sortable database of available awards, grants, funds and other opportunities for U of T researchers.

Pivot Funding Opportunities Database

A tool for discovering funding opportunities and supporting collaboration in the research development field.

CIHR

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.

See all CIHR funding opportunities

NSERC

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.

See all NSERC funding opportunities

SSHRC

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.

Additional Resources for Partnership and Partnership Development Grants:

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NIH

NIH is the United States’ medical research agency –supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

How to Apply

Managing a NIH Grant

See the common NIH funding opportunities

Other common international funding sources are:

MITACS

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.

University of Toronto is a Mitacs Full Academic Partner. For more information about Mitacs, please contact the Innovations & Partnerships Office.

Mitacs programs:

The Connaught Fund

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.
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