Upcoming UTSC Deadlines & Research Information Sessions


Upcoming UTSC OVPRI Funding Deadlines

International Research Collaboration Fund April 1, 2021 - Application deadline
Plots for Research  May 1, 2021 - Application deadline
Clusters of Scholarly Prominence Program (CSPP) May 4, 2021 - NOI deadline 
Research Impact Fund July 1, 2021 - Application deadline


Select Upcoming Tri-Agency Funding Deadlines

CIHR Project Grant : Spring 2021 
The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes by supporting projects or programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health. In addition, funding is available for specific research areas. See Project Grants: Fall 2020 Priority Announcements (Specific Research Areas) for further details. CIHR is holding several Ask Me Anything sessions to answer any questions from the research community.
March 4, 2021: Registration Deadline
March 25, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
April 1, 2021: Sponsor Deadline (MRA Required)


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. 
Mar 8, 2021: UTSC MRA deadline
Mar 10, 2021: Internal deadline to receive approved MRA 
Mar 15, 2021: Sponsor Deadline


NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE)
The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program supports the training of teams of outstanding students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, address significant scientific challenges associated to Canada's research priorities, and facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce. The duration of this grant can be up to 6 years, with up to $150,000 in the first year and up to $300,000 per each additional year for maximum of $1.65M over 6 years. For further information, please review the guidelines and submission process here. If you are interested in submitting an LOI, please advise Keti Dzamova by March 1, 2021. 
March 11, 2021: Internal Deadline for completed Letters of Intent
May 3, 2021: Sponsor Deadline


The NSERC - John C. Polanyi Award
The NSERC John C. Polanyi Award was created to recognize and support a university researcher or team of researchers whose work has led to a recent outstanding Canadian advance in a field of the natural sciences or engineering. Candidates may be nominated by any individual or group; however, the nominators must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. NSERC strongly encourages nominators and university officials to consider equity, diversity and inclusion in their nomination processes.
April 1, 2021 by 8 PM ET: Sponsor Deadline    


NSERC Synergy Awards 2021
The nomination periods for NSERC’s top research prizes are underway. Show us where to shine the spotlight and nominate your peers and colleagues for their outstanding research partnership! The updated literature for the Synergy Awards for Innovation has been posted on the NSERC website. The awards recognize university-industry research and development (R&D) partnerships in the natural sciences and engineering. 
April 15, 2021 by 8 PM EDT: Sponsor deadline 


CIHR Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot
CIHR has launched the Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot, designed to support the development of research leaders of tomorrow by equipping trainees and early career researchers (ECRs) with the experiences and skills needed to lead high-impact, interdisciplinary health research careers in a rapidly evolving research landscape.  The funding amount is up to $400,000/year (up to 6 years).
Informational Page: Web page with further information on the opportunity, funding pools and important dates.
Funding Opportunity: ResearchNet page with full details on the opportunities, including application criteria, guidelines and deadlines
April 21, 2021: Registration Deadline
June 12, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
June 15, 2021: RSO MRA Deadline
June 22, 2021: Sponsor Deadline


CIHR Operating Grant : HIV/AIDS and STBBI Community-Based Research 
The CBR Program is one of four research funding areas of the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative. The aim of the Operating Grant component of the CBR Program is to contribute to the creation, dissemination and use of health-related knowledge, and to help develop research capacity, by supporting original, high quality projects proposed and conducted in partnership between the community and academia. For more information, please review the funding opportunity.
April 22, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
April 27, 2021: Sponsor Deadline

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
April 23, 2021: Letter of Intent MRA Deadline
April 27, 2021: LOI Sponsor Deadline (Five development grant of up to $25,000 are available at this stage) 
February 22, 2022: Full Application MRA Deadline
March 1, 2022: Sponsor Deadline

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.
April 23, 2021: UTSC MRA deadline
April 27, 2021: Internal deadline to receive approved MRA 
May 1, 2021: Sponsor Deadline



UTSC Information Sessions/Talks

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St. George Campus Information Sessions

REDCap Training Series
REDCap is a free and secure web application that can be used to build and manage online surveys and databases. This new series will focus on providing instruction on how to build a data collection project, including an overview of basic and advanced functions of REDCap. Individuals attending these training sessions are encouraged to register for a University of Toronto REDCap account in advance. CRIS had previously hosted a session, Introduction to REDCap (link to video recording), which provides an overview of REDCap and its key features, and the benefits of utilizing REDCap to support research data collection.
April 16, 2021: 10:30 AM-12 P.M. (REDCap Basic Training II)
Registration Link
June 18, 2021: 10:30 AM-12 P.M. (REDCap Advanced Training I)
Registration Link
August 20, 2021: 10:30 AM-12 P.M. (REDCap Advanced Training II)
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