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Clusters of Scholarly Prominence Program (CSPP)  March 31, 2024 - Application Deadline


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CIHR Spring 2024 Project Grant Competition
The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports research projects proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health. More information can be found here

February 28, 2024: MRA Deadline
March 6, 2024: Sponsor Deadline



SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Journals - Update on Delay of Next Funding Opportunity

SSHRC has announced that the next Aid to Scholarly Journals (ASJ) competition will be delayed from summer 2024 to summer 2025, as they say that this delay will allow more time for engagement with the research and journal communities and other stakeholders as the three federal research funding agencies (SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR) conduct a review of the current Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications with the goal of making any peer-reviewed journal articles resulting from agency-supported research freely available, without subscription fee, at the time of publication. That new OA policy will be released by the end of 2025.

For more information please visit the SSHRC ASJ website, and for any questions please contact scholarlyjournals@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.



NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC USRA PROGRAM for Black Students: University of Toronto 2024 Competition
The Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) program is administered jointly by Canada’s three granting agencies: NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC. USRAs are meant to nurture student interests and fully develop their potential for a research career in health, natural sciences and engineering, or social sciences and humanities. These awards are also meant to encourage students to undertake graduate studies by providing research work experience that complements their studies in an academic setting. The value of this opportunity is $6,000 for a duration of 14 to 16 weeks. For any questions, please contact Jason Darby. More information can be found here.
March 28, 2024: UTSC Submission Deadline (Submitted to researchoffice.utsc@utoronto.ca)
April 3, 2024: Divisional Deadline to Submit Applications to RSO
May 1, 2024: Sponsor Deadline (Submitted by RSO)


NSERC - Alliance Option 2 Updates - Increased Funding and Removal of Application Limits
NSERC-Alliance Grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. As of November 10, 2022, the funding limit request for Alliance Option 2 projects will increase to $1,000,000 per year. Additionally, there will no longer be a limit on the number of applications that researchers can submit. More information can be found here.


NSERC Alliance Grants 
NSERC staff remain accessible to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and would also like to remind you of the resources that are available to support you in preparing an Alliance application. 
Option 1: Currently Open
Option 2: Currently Open


Other Funding Opportunities 

UTSC Undergraduate Research & Creative Form (URCF)

The URCF gives talented UTSC students an opportunity to gain experience disseminating research, scholarship, and creative activities to an academic community and develop their presentation skills. The Forum also gives students a platform to share their experiences so that other UTSC students can learn more about the accomplishments and research or creative interests of their peers. Creative and research projects are both eligible, and for more information, please visit the UTSC Undergraduate Research & Creative Forum website

February 27, 2024: Sponsor Deadline


SDGs@UofT Catalyst and Synthesis Grants
The Catalyst and Synthesis Grant program aims to support multidisciplinary teams of researchers to develop and test novel research questions and pursue pioneering conceptual and methodological approaches that have high potential to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and inform future goals, and create and mobilize knowledge that enhances learning and catalyzes equitable action on the SDGs by engaging faculty and trainees and building strong, inclusive, and innovative partnerships. The value of this grant is $20,000 for a duration of one to two years. More information can be found here.

March 1, 2024: Sponsor Deadline


Pedagogies of Inclusive Excellence Fund
The framework of the Pedagogies of Inclusive Excellence fund at UTSC provides support for the implementation of the recommended actions of the Campus Curriculum Review Working Circle and is intended to support equity-based, anti-racist, and anti-colonial pedagogies. Two funding levels are available: $10,000 to $20,000 (PIE Circle 1) and $20,000 to $50,000 (PIE Circle 2). More information can be found here.

March 4, 2024: Application Deadline


Connaught Community Partnership Research Program
This initiative is intended to help create new collaborative research partnerships, or nurture early-stage partnerships, between the University and community partners, that support research driven by needs and priorities identified by community partners. Projects can request up to $50,000 per year for one or two years, for up to a total of $100,000. A total of $300,000 is available through this competition. Applicants are required to submit a Notice of Intent to the Connaught Secretariat at connaught.secretariat@utoronto.ca. More information can be found here.

March 15, 2024: NOI Deadline
May 1, 2024: Sponsor Deadline (MRA Required)


2024 University of Toronto Excellence Awards
The University of Toronto Excellence Awards (UTEA) provide opportunities for research experience at the undergraduate level in the natural sciences and engineering, social sciences and humanities, or health and life sciences under the supervision of eligible UofT faculty members. UTEAs are valued at a minimum of $7,500. Of this minimum total, $5,250 is provided by the University and must be matched by a minimum of $2,250 from the student’s supervisor or the academic unit. More information on this opportunity can be found here.

March 22, 2024: Application Deadline


Clusters of Scholarly Prominence Program
The guidelines and templates for the next competition of the Clusters of Scholarly Prominence Program have been updated and can be found on the OVPRI website..

March 31, 2024: Full Proposal Deadline


University of Toronto Call for Proposals on Human Migration, and/or on Climate Change and Sustainability
UofT is launching a call for proposals in order to further support collaborative education and research initiatives with institutions in Latin America and/or the Caribbean. The call is intended to fund 3-5 projects for up to 1 year starting in June 2024 and valued at between $15,000 and $25,000 (CAD). More information can be found here.

April 14, 2024: Sponsor Deadline 


Information Sessions/Talks

New Frontiers Seminar Series - Hybrid Talk by Dr. Samira Mubareka
Dr. Mubareka has been working on SARS-CoV-2 since the outset of the pandemic in North America with a focus on virus biology, bioaerosols, genomics, and wildlife surveillance through close and cross-disciplinary collaborations. The seminar will be held in the Catalyst Centre in the EV Building and the Zoom meeting information will be distributed closer to the date of the event. More information can be found here

February 27, 2024: 12:00PM
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Women's Writing Circle - International Women's Day: Inspire Inclusion 
In the spirit of the worldwide celebration of International Women’s Day and this year’s theme Inspire Inclusion, we invite all female identifying UTSC staff, faculty and librarians to a special Women’s Writing Circle event. Please join us for delicious treats, reflective writing prompts, and discussion in a safe and supportive environment.  Please note that no previous writing experience is required.  For those wishing to participate but not able to attend in person, a remote option will be available from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. 

March 4, 2024: 12-2:00PM
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Community-Engaged Research Faculty Discussion Club
The Community-Engaged Research (CER) Faculty Discussion Club is an opportunity for faculty with an interest in deepening their understanding and practice of CER to connect with, and learn together from, colleagues and their community partners. More information can be found here.

Session 4: Sustaining & Growing the Relationship in Community-Engaged Research: Opportunities & Pitfalls
April 24, 2024: 10AM-12:45PM
Session Information & Registration


Other Links for Events:

Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) Events Calendar

University of Toronto Libraries Workshops and Events Calendar

Jackman Humanities Institute Events Page