Upcoming UTSC Deadlines & Research Information Sessions

Select Upcoming UTSC Internal Funding Deadlines

UTSC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program November 1, 2021 - Application Deadline

Research Competitiveness Fund November 1, 2021 - Application Deadline


Select Upcoming Tri-Agency Funding Deadlines


New Frontiers in Research Fund - Transformation 2022
The objective of the New Frontiers in Research Fund Transformation stream is to support large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting change. Transformation grants are valued at between $2,000,000 and $4,000,000 per year (including indirect costs) for six years. More information can be found here.

October 25, 2021: UTSC NOI Deadline (MRA Required)
October 27, 2021: RSO NOI Deadline (MRA Required)
November 2, 2021: NOI Sponsor Deadline 
January 3, 2022: RSO LOI to apply Deadline
January 4, 2022: LOI to apply Sponsor Deadline
September 20, 2022: Sponsor Deadline


New Frontiers in Research Fund Special Call: Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic Context

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a unique opportunity, through this call, to explore new, innovative directions in research methodologies. This call is open to either a nominated principal investigator submitting alone or to a team that may include up to one co-principal investigator and any number of co-applicants and/or collaborators, from any discipline. Budget is $250,000 (includes $50,000 indirect costs) over 1 year, an automatic one-year extension will be available. More information can be found here.

October 19, 2021: RSO Full Application Deadline (MRA Required)
October 26, 2021: Full Application Sponsor Deadline


Faculty may be eligible for proposal development and editorial support through the UTSC Research Grant Enhancement Fund (RGEF).



CIHR Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity
This funding opportunity will provide funding for research and knowledge mobilization for Indigenous communities, Indigenous organizations and researchers who identify as Indigenous (or researchers who provide evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples) in Canada who are responding to the unique health and well-being needs of Indigenous Peoples as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $6 million. More information can be found here

November 8, 2021: Registration Deadline 
November 29, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline (TBC)
December 1, 2021: RSO MRA Deadline (TBC)
December 6, 2021: Sponsor Deadline



SSHRC Connection Grants
Conection grants support events and outreach activities geated toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage with participants on research issues of value to them. Applicants must secure cash/in-kind commitments from other sponsoring organizations which total at least 50% of the amount requested from SSHRC. If any commitments are from UofT units, commitment letters confirming contributions must be attached to the MRA. More information can be found here.

October 21, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
October 25, 2021 by 12PM EST: RSO MRA Deadline
October 28, 2021 by 9AM EST: RSO deadline to submit to SSHRC Portal
November 1, 2021: Sponsor Deadline 


SSHRC Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative Competition
The main objective of the call is to award approximately 20 grants to support community-led and community-based formal partnerships between one or more partner organizations from the not-for-profit, public and/or private sectors and at least one postsecondary institution, to support connection, research and training activities. The value of this competition is up to $80,000 per year in the first two years, and up to $290,000 in the third year, for a total maximum budget of $450,000. More information can be found here.

November 4, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
November 8, 2021: RSO MRA Deadline
November 10, 2021: Convergence Portal Deadline 
November 15, 2021: Sponsor Deadline 


Social Sciences Open Research Area Call for Proposals
The seventh Open Research Area call for proposals has been launched to fund integrated joint research projects in social sciences by researchers in at least three of the four subscribing countries, Canada, France, Germany and the UK. However, the disciplinary coverage varies according to the involvement of the national agencies, SSHRC, ANR, DFG, and ESRC. More information can be found here.

November 8, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
November 10, 2021: RSO MRA Deadline 
November 17, 2021: Sponsor Deadline 


SSHRC Partnership Development Grants
Partnership Development Grants provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships to develop research and/or related activities in the social sciences and humanities by fostering new partnerships with existing and/or potential partners. They can also design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that can result in best practices or models. More information can be found here.

November 8, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
November 10, 2021: RSO MRA Deadline
November 15, 2021 by 8PM EST: Sponsor Deadline 


SSHRC Partnership Grants Stage 1
Partnership Grants are intended for large teams working in formal collaboration between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors. Partnerships must advance research and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, and through resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions. More information can be found here.

November 29, 2021: Internal Peer Review
January 17, 2022: Editorial Review
January 27, 2022: UTSC MRA Deadline
January 31, 2022: RSO MRA Deadline
February 4, 2022 by 12PM: 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. More information can be found here.

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


SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant - The Emerging Asocial Society
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has launched a Knowledge Synthesis Grants funding opportunity to assess the state of research knowledge on the topic of “The Emerging Asocial Society”, under SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative. Grants are valued at $30,000 for one year and up to 25 grants may be awarded. More information can be found here.

December 8, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
December 10, 2021: RSO MRA Deadline
December 17, 2021: Sponsor Deadline



NSERC Research Tools and Instruments - Category 1
Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) program, Category 1, offers one-year awards to assist buying or developing research equipment that costs more than $7,001, up to a maximum of $150,000. More information can be found here.

October 18, 2021: RSO MRA Deadline
October 25, 2021: Sponsor Deadline


NSERC Discovery Grants (Individual & Sub-Atomic Physics)
The SAP Discovery Grants program supports both ongoing programs of research, with long-term goals (SAP Individual), as well as research projects with long-term visions and short-term objectives (SAP Project). These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances, whether made individually or as a collaboration. More information can be found here.

October 21, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
October 25, 2021: RSO MRA Deadline
November 1, 2021: Sponsor Deadline


NSERC Discovery Institutes Support Grants
The objectives of Discovery Institutes Support (DIS) grants are to enable the development of research activities and foster training and collaboration, within and among Canadian theoretical research institutes. More information can be found here.

October 21, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
October 25, 2021: RSO MRA Deadline
November 1, 2021: Sponsor Deadline


NSERC - Alliance grants and Ontario Centres of Excellence - Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) : Partnership
The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and NSERC are announcing a new partnership that will expand opportunities for Ontario’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop and commercialize technical innovations by supporting R&D collaborations between Ontario's industry and publicly funded post-secondary institutions. 


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. 

PowerPoint presentation: Preparing an Alliance application
PowerPoint presentation with notes: Preparing an Alliance application
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UTSC Information Sessions/Talks

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.


Data Sciences Institute Information Session - Presentation and Recording Available
On September 16, 2021, The Office of the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation organized a pop-up information session about the newly created Data Sciences Institute (DSI). Prof. Patricia Landolt, Associate Vice-Principal Research-Strategic Initiatives and Prof. Ethan Fosse, Department of Sociology & Associate Director of the DSI presented the scope of the DSI, how to get involved and what funding opportunities are open for members. The presentation can be found here and a link to the video can be found here.


UTSC Community Partnerships & Engagement Webinar: Community is Rooted
From exploring the philosophy that centers our actions to unpacking the deeply critical and intentional processes that guide the work, join the Community Partnerships and Engagement team for the Community Is Rooted session – a collective, learning space for the campus community to explore interlocking and intersecting questions surrounding community engagement and partnership building at UTSC.

October 18, 2021: 3:30-5PM
Registration Link


UTSC Department of Health and Society - Research Seminar Series

Nature-Based Equity: An Assessment of the Public Health Impacts of Green Infrastructure in Ontario Canada with Vidya Anderson, PhD

Dr. Anderson will present findings from a participatory research study on the public health impacts of green infrastructure on individual and community mental and physical well-being using Ontario, Canada as a case study. The built environment is a physical determinant of health essential to the planning and development of a more equitable society. Communities face growing challenges due to environmental stressors such as climate change, with vulnerable communities experiencing a disproportionate burden of adverse health outcomes. Widespread implementation of nature-based solutions such as green infrastructure, provides a multi-functional strategy to improve access to healthier built environments for vulnerable and marginalized groups, support sustainable development, increase climate resilience, enhance ecological connectivity, and create healthier communities. For questions: email dhs-associate-chair-research@utsc.utoronto.ca

October 25, 2021: 12-1PM

Registration Link


Information Sessions

Upcoming SSHRC Webinars - SSHRC Partnership Programs
SSHRC will be holding a series of webinars for applicants and research administrators on upcoming SSHRC competitions.  

Partnership Grants - Stage 1
October 21, 2021: 1-2:30PM

Information on webinar access codes and passwords for individual events can be found here.


Let's Talk International Partnerships Fireside Chat - Research Partnership Security
The Office of the VP International is launching the 2021-22 series of monthly drop-in sessions to support international partnerships. Topics will address a range of issues including engaging with international partners, learning more about funding to support global partnerships, and enhancing global teaching strategies. The first session of the fall term will focus on the Global Classrooms funding opportunity.

Research Partnership Security
October 28, 2021: 12-1PM
Registration Link


SSHRC Partnership Grants: Proposal Development Workshop
RSO is hosting the second in a series of workshops for applicants to the SSHRC Partnership Grant program. This Proposal Development Workshop is designed to support researchers and divisional research support staff as they craft applications for the February 2022 PG competition.

November 2, 2021: 9:30-11AM
Registration Link


STAR Program: Registration Open for Fall Workshops
The STAR (STrengthening Administration of Research) workshops aim to highlight and share best practices and important updates in research administration at U of T. Further information can be found here.

Workshop #7 - Agreements: Research vs Service
November 3, 2021: 1:30-3PM
Registration Link

Workshop #8 - Research Budget Management
November 24, 2021: 10-11:30AM
Registration Link


Upcoming SSHRC Webinars - SSHRC IDG and Connection Grants
SSHRC will be holding a series of webinars for applicants and research administrators on upcoming SSHRC Connection Grants and the 2022 Insight Development Grants

Connection Grants Webinar
November 16, 2021: 11AM-1PM (English)
November 18, 2021: 11AM-1PM (French)

Insight Development Grants Webinar
December 16, 2021: 1:30-3PM (English)
December 16, 2021: 10-11:30AM (French)

Information on webinar access codes and passwords for individual events can be found here.


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