Upcoming UTSC Deadlines & Research Information Sessions

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Research Impact Fund July 1, 2022


Select Upcoming Tri-Agency Funding Deadlines

Principal Investigator is to submit this completed form to international@utoronto.ca within two weeks of submitting a research proposal/agreement for university endorsement via the MRA system, or before initiating any international research partnership and project which was not submitted via MRA.



NFRF Special Call to Support Research for Post-Pandemic Recovery
This Special Call aims to mobilize Canadian-led research efforts in support of a more equitable, sustainable and resilient post-pandemic reality. It will support a diverse portfolio of projects that directly address one or more of the research priorities outlined in the UN Research Roadmap for COVID-19 Recovery. This competition will support two-year grants of up to $500K (including indirect costs), with a total funding commitment of $24 million. More information can be found here.

August 9, 2022: Sponsor Deadline


Faculty may be eligible for proposal development and editorial support through the UTSC Research Grant Enhancement Fund (RGEF)Faculty engaged in international research partnerships are asked to fill out a Research Partnership Security Survey.



CIHR - Team Grant: Mental Health in the Early Years Implementation Science
The goal of this Team Grants funding opportunity is to fund implementation science research that enhances our understanding of how to improve the systematic and equitable implementation of evidence-based interventions for young children and their caregivers. The maximum amount per grant is $250,000 per year for up to five (5) years, for a total of $1,250,000 per grant. More information can be found here.

June 23, 2022: Sponsor Deadline


Faculty engaged in international research partnerships are asked to fill out a Research Partnership Security Survey.



SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants-Residential Schools Joint Initiative 
SSHRC is partnering with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, as part of the response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, to offer short-term funding to support Indigenous community-led research and related activities involving community decision-making processes, research and actions regarding residential school sites in Canada. More information can be found here.
June 10, 2022: RSO MRA Deadline
June 14, 2022: Sponsor Deadline


NSERC and SSHRC Grants: Unfunded Extensions for Grants Due to Continued COVID-19 Impact
For those faculty members who hold an eligible NSERC or SSHRC grantwe wanted to share with you that for the remainder of 2022, both Agencies will continue to provide an additional unfunded 12-month extension due to any continuing delays in research activity because of COVID-19, upon request. Extension requests for eligible NSERC or SSHRC grants with an end date of March 31, 2022 or earlier must be received April 28, 2022 by 9AM.  


Global Affairs & SSHRC: International Policy Ideas Challenge 2022

The objective of the program is to draw on the network of talented Canadian graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career civil society researchers to identify concrete, innovative solutions to emerging international policy challenges faced by Canada. Up to 6 awards will be granted at a value of $3000. More information can be found here.
May 20, 2022: Sponsor Deadline


2023 SSHRC Impact Awards: Call for Internal Nominations
The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation invites internal nominations for the 2023 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Impact Awards for faculty, which recognize outstanding researchers and celebrate their research achievements, research training, knowledge mobilization, and outreach activities funded partially or entirely by SSHRC. U of T may submit one nomination to each award competition per year. Consult with the candidate’s divisional/faculty awards coordinator or officer to identify any internal deadlines and review processes specific to their academic division or department. More information can be found here.

May 25, 2022: EOI Deadline
June 8, 2022 by 12PM: Internal Deadline to awards@utoronto.ca


SSHRC Connection Grants - OVPI Matching Funds Opportunity
The University of Toronto Office of the Vice President, International provides up to $5,000 in funding to support U of T applicants for the SSHRC Connection Grants.  The funding is for matching funds in support of an applicant’s Connection Grant application (as per SSHRC CG guidelines, applicants must have additional support (from other sources) in the form of eligible cash and/or in-kind contributions equivalent to a minimum of 50% of the amount being requested from SSHRC. For more information on this OVPI initiative, please contact Anett Trifonov

July 8, 2022: Deadline to apply for these OVPI matching funds


Faculty engaged in international research partnerships are asked to fill out a Research Partnership Security Survey.



NSERC Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships: Call for Nominations

Up to six Fellowships are awarded annually to recognize early-stage academic researchers in the natural sciences and engineering and support them to enhance their research capacity. Fellows receive a research grant of $250,000 over two years and are relieved of teaching and administrative duties for the two-year period. Candidates may self-nominate for the McDonald Fellowships, but must be endorsed by UofT in order to go forward for consideration by NSERC. Expression of Interest must be submitted here and please contact Amanda Mohabeer if interested. More information can be found here.

June 7, 2022: Sponsor Deadline


NSERC Lab2Market 2022
Applications for Lab2Market NSERC Fall cohort are now open. This program is delivered in partnership with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and is an extension of the Idea to Innovation (I2I) Market Assessment Grant. More information can be found here.

June 27, 2022 by 8PM: Sponsor Deadline


NSERC Alliance International Quantum Grants
Alliance International Quantum grants will provide support for researchers in Canada to establish and grow international research collaborations. This opportunity will provide up to $25,000 for one year to support Canadian academic researchers in initiating and developing research collaborations with international researchers from the academic sector in the areas of quantum science and quantum technologies. More information can be found here.

January 16, 2023: RSO MRA Deadline


NSERC BUDGET CALCULATOR for Discovery and RTI Grants
As we draw closer to NSERC season, the OVPRI has introduced an exciting and useful tool to help with your applications; the NSERC Budget calculator! Building off the design of Dr Anika Mifsud, we have created a calculator specific to the needs of NSERC applicants. We invited you to visit our WIKI page and click on Tri-Agency Budget Resources to familiarize yourself with this feature before grant season is upon us.


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 2Currently Open


Faculty engaged in international research partnerships are asked to fill out a Research Partnership Security Survey.


UTSC Information Sessions/Talks

Equity Matters Seminar - Presumed Incompetent
"Presumed Incompetent: Lessons from the Struggle and Victories of Racialized and Indigenous Women in Academia"
Drawing upon the personal narratives and empirical studies in Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia (2020), Professor Carmen G. González will discuss the obstacles that racialized and Indigenous women encounter as scholars, teachers, and participants in faculty governance. Following the seminar, a discussion will be facilitated by Professor Sharlene Mollett. More information can be found here.

Part A - "Presumed Incompetent: Lessons from the Struggle and Victories of Racialized and Indigenous Women in Academia"
May 9, 2022: 1:10PM-2:30PM
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Part B - Continued Discussion with UTSC Racialized and Indigenous Women Faculty 
May 9, 2022: 3PM-4:30PM
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UTSC Department of Health & Society Research Seminar Series
"Could Have, Would Have: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Lost Selves and Possibilities for Queer and Trans People"
Presented by the Department of Health & Society, the presenters draw on qualitative interviews collected in Spring and Summer 2021 with members of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community living in Toronto during lockdowns that compelled people to live with hostile families of origin, to continue making a room with partners whom they wanted to leave, and to relinquish their sexual lives in the name of safety.

May 16, 2022: 12-1PM
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Information Sessions

2022 STAR Workshop Series - Cultivate Your Connections
Presented by the VPRI, come and meet your colleagues from across the University at this STAR (STrengthening Administration of Research) virtual networking event.  Through guided discussions and small group activities, you will get to share and learn tips and tricks about administering research with peers and cultivate beneficial connections in U of T’s research community. 

May 10, 2022: 10-11AM
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Data Sciences Institute - Call for Catalyst Grant Applications
The research Catalyst Funding Grant is a competitive seed funding program for multidisciplinary teams forming a Collaborative Research Team (CRT). Catalyst Grants are expected to align with the Data Sciences Institute mission to catalyze the transformative nature of data sciences across all disciplines. The value of this grant will be up to $100,000. More information can be found here.

Catalyst Grant Webinar with Prof. Timothy Chan
May 12, 2022: 10-11AM
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STAR Workshop - My Research Funds: A Full Makeover for MROL & FReD
This workshop will be an introduction to the transformative My Research Funds (MRF) initiative.  Learn how MROL & FReD will be transformed into MRF & UTRAC (University of Toronto Research Account) with a live system demo covering the new & improved features. 

May 26, 2022: 10-11AM
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Moving Beyond Journals & Monographs: The Value of Op-Eds
This session will provide an introduction to media work for researchers, with a focus on pitching, writing, and publishing Op-Eds. It will present strategies for translating research work into opinion pieces, as well as what editors are looking for when publishing Op-Eds. You will also hear from faculty on how they started to engage with this work, and be made aware of University’s resources to support your media work.

May 27, 2022: 10:30AM-12PM
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Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) Events Calendar

University of Toronto Libraries Workshops and Events Calendar

Jackman Humanities Institute Events Page