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Upcoming UTSC OVPRI Funding Deadlines

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CFI Innovation Fund 2023

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is moving to a more regular schedule of national Innovation Fund (IF) competitions -every two to three years- and have signaled that the next competition will be launched later this year, with a process leading to award decisions in 2023. There will be $400M of funding available. Potential project leaders must first complete and submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) through their home unit to the divisional research office and/or the Vice Dean/Principal Research.  The OVPRI must conduct an internal review process of all UTSC-led EoIs prior to any being forwarded to the central Research Services Office (RSO) for consideration.  If you have any questions, please contact Jason Darby or Sharon George. Completed EoIs must be sent to researchoffice.utsc@utoronto.ca by the deadline listed below.

July 21, 2021 by 9:00AM: UTSC deadline for receipt of EoIs
July 30, 2021: RSO Deadline for divisionally endorsed EoIs



CIHR Fall 2021 Project Grant "Ask Me Anything" Webinar Sessions
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will be hosting several “Ask Me Anything” sessions in July, designed to support participants and answer questions about the upcoming Fall 2021 Project Grant competition. As done in previous CIHR Ask Me Anything sessions, questions will be accepted via a Slido question board.

English sessions
July 20, 2021: 3-4:30PM
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July 28, 2021: 1-2:30PM
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French sessions
July 22, 2021: 3-4:30PM
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July 26, 2021: 1-2:30PM
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CIHR 2021 Info Session for Trainees in Health Research
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will be holding a series of four MS Teams live events to provide information to trainees and institution staff regarding award programs in health research. These are designed to assist participants with the different awards funding opportunities requirements and answer questions on how to apply. Any questions about the events can be directed to Support-Soutien@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

September 7, 2021: 1:00-2PM (English)
September 8, 2021: 10:00-11AM (French)
September 9, 2021: 10:00-11AM (English)
September 9, 2021: 1:00-2PM (French)


CIHR Team Grant: Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North
The goal of the Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North Initiative is to support research that will provide a deeper understanding of food security and climate change in the Canadian North, with a focus on Indigenous (i.e., First Nations, Inuit and Métis) populations, and to support the development of effective approaches, programs and policies to address this issue. The focus of this funding opportunity is to support Team Grants that bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, knowledge users and/or partners to work together to address food security and climate change in the North. For more information, please review the funding opportunity

February 22, 2022: Full Application MRA Deadline
March 1, 2022: Sponsor Deadline



SSHRC Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative Pre-Announcement

SSHRC has announced the Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative, to launch in August 2021. This strategic initiative will support partnership research to enhance society’s understanding of the causes and persistence of social disparities related to race, gender and other forms of diversity, the impact of oppression on Canadians and our communities, and will help develop strategies to support greater justice and equity. This initiative will support community-based and community-led research, carried out in partnership with postsecondary institutions, that is based on the lived experience of underrepresented and disadvantaged groups. 


SSHRC Connections Grants
Connection Grants support events and activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives, including workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums and summer institutes.

SSHRC Connections Grants (August Competition Round)

July 23, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
July 27, 2021 by 12 PM: RSO MRA Deadline
August 1, 2021: Sponsor Deadline


2021 SSHRC Insight Grant - U of T Online Information Session
U of T Research Services will hold an online information session for the 2021 SSHRC Insight Grant (IG) competition through MS Teams. Topics covered will include a general overview of the SSHRC IG, the adjudication process and the elements of a strong proposal, budget considerations, and the application process and deadlines (both internal at U of T and external to SSHRC).

July 27, 2021: 10:00-11:30AM
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2021 SSHRC Insight Grant - Webinars
SSHRC will be holding webinars for applicants and research administrators to provide information and answer questions about the 2021 Insight Grant competition. The webinars will be held via WebEx at the following times:

August 19, 2021: 1:00-2:30PM: (English)
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August 20, 2021: 1:00-2:30PM: (French)
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SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Journals - 2021 Competition
SSHRC has announced that the next Aid to Scholarly Journal competition is proceeding as planned, and will be offered this year. More information can be found here after June 25, 2021.

September 1, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
September 3, 2021: RSO MRA Deadline
September 8, 2021: Sponsor Deadline


SSHRC Insight Grant Competition 
SSHRC has now updated the Insight Grant competition guidelines for the 2021 competition. Insight Grants support long-term research initiatives in the social sciences & humanities and offer awards from $7,000 to $400,000 over 2 to 5 years, with a maximum annual budget of $100,000. More information can be found here. Applications can be submitted for review beginning immediately to Anika Mifsud.

September 6, 2021: OVPRI Editorial Review submission Deadline
September 20, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
September 22, 2021 by 12:00PM EST: RSO MRA Deadline
September 28, 2021 by 9:00AM EST: RSO deadline to submit of SSHRC Portal
October 1, 2021: Sponsor Deadline


SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
Partnership Engage Grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. Please see here for more information. 

Sept 8, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
Sept 10, 2021: RSO MRA Deadline
Sept 15, 2021: Sponsor Deadline


2022 SSHRC Impact Awards: Call for Internal Nominations
The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation invites internal nominations for the 2022 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Awards, which recognize outstanding researchers and celebrate their research achievements, research training, knowledge mobilization, and outreach activities funded partially or entirely by SSHRC. Please contact Rabiya Siddiqui for more information.

April 1, 2022: Sponsor Deadline



NSERC-Alliance: New National Security Guidelines
As of July 12, 2021, NSERC is now requiring applicants (and their institutions) are required to complete the National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships’ risk assessment form for all Alliance grant applications involving one or more partner organizations from the private sector. NSERC is currently updating the Alliance website and online system and is not accepting new applications until July 23, 2021. NSERC has indicated that applications that are currently within NSERC’s online system, but that have not yet been submitted, will now need to include the Risk Assessment Form. More information can be found here.


NSERC Discovery Horizons (Pilot)
Discovery Horizons grants support investigator-initiated individual and team projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering. More information can be found here.

October 14, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
October 18, 2021: RSO MRA Deadline


UTSC Information Sessions/Talks

Clinical Research & Evaluation Cluster Research Day
The interdisciplinary Clinical Research & Evaluation Cluster (CREC) is part of the UTSC Clusters of Scholarly Prominence Program. This event is the first in a series of annual Research Day events hosted by CREC, which aims to share the work that the cluster and community partners have been doing within the realm of mental health research. If you have any questions about the event or the cluster, feel free to contact Gaja, the CREC Coordinator.

July 23, 2021: 9:30AM-4:00PM
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REDCap Account Access for UTSC Faculty
REDCap is now available to all UTSC faculty. REDCap is a free and secure web application that can be used to both build and manage surveys as well as databases and is specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for research studies and operations. To register, please contact IITS.


St. George Campus Information Sessions


2021 SSHRC Insight Grant - U of T Online Information Session
U of T Research Services will hold an online information session for the 2021 SSHRC Insight Grant (IG) competition through MS Teams. Topics covered will include a general overview of the SSHRC IG, the adjudication process and the elements of a strong proposal, budget considerations, and the application process and deadlines (both internal at U of T and external to SSHRC).

July 27, 2021: 10:00-11:30AM
Registration Link


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