Upcoming UTSC Deadlines & Research Information Sessions


Upcoming UTSC OVPRI Funding Deadlines

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 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

June 12, 2021: UTSC MRA Deadline
June 15, 2021: RSO MRA Deadline
June 22, 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

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

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


Trans-Atlantic Platform for Social Sciences & Humanities Call for Proposals: Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World
The Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World (T-AP RRR) call brings together 16 humanities and social science research funding agencies to support international projects that contribute to our understanding of the complex societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. More information can be found here and please contact Anika Mifsud if you have any questions.

June 14, 2021: Deadline to submit mandatory intention to Submit Form
July 12, 2021: 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.

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



NSERC Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships: Call for Nominations

NSERC has announced a call for nominations for the 2021 Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships (formerly the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships). Up to six (6) Fellowships are awarded annually to recognize early-stage academic researchers in the natural sciences and engineering and support them to enhance their research capacity. Further information can be found here.

June 7, 2021: Sponsor Deadline


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.

St. George Campus Information Sessions


Early Researcher Awards Online Information Sessions
The Early Researcher Awards program gives funding to new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research institutions to build a research team. Online information sessions are being held on the following dates if you are interested in applying or need assistance with your application:

May 3, 2021: 2:00-3PM
May 4, 2021: 10:00-11AM
Registration Link


SSHRC Partnership Program Series

The Division of the Vice-President Research & Innovation will be delivering a series of webinars in the coming months to increase awareness and understanding of SSHRC Partnership Funding opportunities. More information can be found here.

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants: Models and Strategies for Success

May 19, 2021: 1:30-3PM

Registration Link

SSHRC Partnership Grants: Models and Strategies for Success

May 27, 2021: 1:30-3PM

Registration Link


New Workshop - Research Impact: Strategies to Engage with Policymakers and the Public

In this session hosted by the Centre for Research & Innovation Support in partnership with U of T’s Government Relations Office, panelists will share their experiences and highlight both public engagement strategies and tactics that supported their successful engagement with policymakers, including government stakeholders, and the public.

May 11, 2021: 2:00-3:30PM

Registration Link


2021 STAR Workshop Series: May Workshops
The STAR (STrengthening Administration of Research) workshops aim to highlight and share best practices in research administration at U of T. The STAR events are specifically intended for U of T staff administering research.

May 12, 2021: 2:00-3PM: Workshop #4: Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration Review - One Year Later
Registration Link
May 13, 2021: 10:00-11AM: Workshop #5: Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration - Apply Your Knowledge to Real-World Scenarios
Registration Link


CIHR Online Discussion: Systemic Racism in Canada's Health Research Funding System
CIHR has launched an online discussion on the topic of systemic racism in Canada’s health research funding system. CIHR will use the insight gained in the online discussion to inform the development of an action plan, or plans, to address systemic racism in the health research funding system. CIHR specifically invites the engagement of racialized and Indigenous communities with lived experience of systemic racism in the health research sector although the online discussion will be open to all. 

May 2021: Summary Feedback Shared
June 2021: Virtual Group Sessions Hosted
Online Discussion Page


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.

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