Funding Opportunities

Finding funding for clinical research made easy. An updated list of grants for Canadian researchers pushing the boundaries.


NameAmountDeadlineSponsorPrincipal ApplicantWebsite URL
Connection Grants$25,000November 1, 2020SSHRCAn institution or independent researcherLink
Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative$25,000 November 1, 2020SSHRCAn institution or independent researcherLink
Independent Education Grant - Metastatic Breast Cancer$100,000 November 2, 2020PfizerIndependent researcherLink
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships$50,000 November 3, 2020Vanier CanadaGraduate student with less then 20 months of full-time study at minimum completedLink
New Investigator Operating Grant$66,000 November 6, 2020Alzheimer Society of CanadaPHD studentLink
Alzheimer Society Proof of Concept Grant$100,000 November 6, 2020Alzheimer Society of CanadaIndependent researcherLink
Indigenous COVID-19 Rapid Research$100,000 November 10, 2020CIHRApplicant that self-identifies as IndigenousLink
Partnership Development Grants$200,000 November 15, 2020SSHRCResearch teamLink
CHS Dream of a Cure Research Program$75,000 November 16, 2020Canadian Hemophilia SocietyIndependent researcherLink
The CHS/Pfizer Care until Cure Research Program$75,000 November 16, 2020Canadian Hemophilia Society and Pfizer CanadaIndependent researcherLink
The CHS/Novo Nordisk Psychosocial Research Program$20,000 November 16, 2020Canadian Hemophilia Society and Novo Nordisk CanadaIndependent researcherLink
ADVANCE Canada Research Program$30,000 November 16, 2020Canadian Hemophilia Society and Bayer CanadaMD or PHDLink
Oral Health and Oral Health Care of Canadians$1,650,000November 17, 2020CIHRIndependent researcherLink
Catalyst Grant : Cannabis and Mental Health$115,000November 19, 2020CIHRIndependent researcherLink
Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships$35,000November 23, 2020CIHRResearch traineeLink
SPOR SUPPORT Unit Phase IIProvince SpecificNovember 24, 2020CIHRSUPPORT unit nominated principal investigatorLink
CIHR Fellowship$50,000 December 1, 2020CIHRResearch traineeLink
Fellowship: Fall 2020 Priority Announcement$60,000 December 1, 2020CIHRResearch traineeLink
Canadian Council on Animal Care$1,750,000 December 1, 2020CIHRIndependent researcherLink
Canada Graduate Scholarships—Master's Program$17,500 December 1, 2020CIHRCanadian graduate studentLink
SSHRC Housing Research Training Awards Program$45,000 December 1, 2020Canada Mortgage and Housing CorporationResearch traineeLink
SPOR National Training Entity$500,000 December 8, 2020CIHRIndependent researcherLink
Team Grant: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions$10,000 December 9, 2020CIHRIndependent researcherLink
Team Grant: Personalized Health$500,000 December 10, 2020CIHRIndependent researcherLink
Eyes High strategic vision of leadership in high impact clinical research$50,000 December 15, 2020University of CalgaryIndependent researcher at the University of CalgaryLink
Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children 2020 Catalyst Grant$75,000 December 15, 2020University of TorontoIndependent researcher at the University of TorontoLink
Knowledge Synthesis Grants$30,000 December 17, 2020SSHRCIndependent researcherLink
Team Grant: Preparation to Trial: Inflammation for Chronic Conditions$250,000 December 18, 2020CIHRIndependent researcherLink
Operating Grant: ECIs in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health$35,000 December 31, 2020CIHRIndependent researcherLink
Health System Impact Fellowship$100,000 December 31, 2020CIHRIndependent researcherLink
2020 Horizon Global Platform Competition$125,000 February 1, 2021National Frontiers in Research FundIndependent researcherLink
Research in clinical assessment$37,500 February 1, 2021Medical Council of CanadaJunior research investigatorLink
The Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT) Project$105,000 February 1, 2021University of TorontoIndependent researcher at the University of TorontoLink
Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program$100,000 February 1, 2021Cancer Research InstituteIndependent researcherLink
2020 Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Grants Program$100,000 February 1, 2021Brain Canada FoundationIndependent researcherLink
Insight Development Grants$10,000 February 2, 2021Department of National Defence ResearchIndependent researcherLink
CIHR-NSERC-SSHRC Healthy Cities Research Training Platform$25,000 February 18, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher or organization with a knowledge translation mandateLink
Project Grant: Fall 2020 and Spring 2021$250,000 April 1, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher or knowledge userLink
2020 Transformation Competition$2,000,000 April 13, 2021SSHRCIndependent researcherLink
CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements$6,000 June 10, 2021CIHRCanadian graduate studentLink
Health System Impact Fellowship$50,000 December 31, 2021CIHRResearch traineeLink
Hepatitis C Research$200,000December 31, 2021CIHRTwo independent researchersLink
Platform on Age and Sex as Biological Variables$25,000 December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcherLink
CIHR Institute of Aging$20,000 December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink
CIHR Institute of Cancer Research$10,000 December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink
CIHR Institute for Circulatory and Respiratory Health$15,000 December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink
CIHR Institute for Circulatory and Respiratory Health - Speaker Awards$2,500December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink
CIHR Institute of Gender and Health$20,000 December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink
CIHR Institute of Genetics$20,000 December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink
CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research$10,000December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink
CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health$10,000December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink
CIHR Institute of Indigenous People's Health$25,000 December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink
CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity$10,000December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink
CIHR Institute Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis$15,000 December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink
CIHR Institute Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction$25,000 December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink
CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes$15,000 December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink
CIHR Institute of Equitable Artificial Intelligence$25,000 December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink
CIHR Institute Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium$20,000 December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink
CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative$20,000 December 31, 2021CIHRIndependent researcher, knowledge user, research trainee or non-profit organizationLink

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