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Below are various research funding opportunities at York University sorted by the Faculty of Science first deadline.

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OpportunityAgencyFSc Internal DeadlineKeywords
OCE/NSERC Partnership - Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) ProgramOntario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)AnytimeOCE, NSERC, Mitacs, new products, productivity, research and development
CIHR spreadsheetCIHRVariousDiabetes, Circulatory and Respiratory Health, HIV/AIDS, Cancer resaerch
SSHRC Connection Grants - Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative EXTENDEDSSHRCORS deadline - Ten (10) business days prior to submission to agency
November 1, 2021; February 1, 2022; May 1, 2022; and August 1, 2022
development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field
MobilizeYU Fall 2021Knowledge Mobilization Unit The course will take place once a week on Tuesday mornings at 10:30-12:30 EST from October 19 to December 7, 2021. Sessions will be recorded and made available in a private MS Teams space.
knowledge mobilization planning, effective ways to share academic research with society and how to measure and communicate the impacts of their research
2022 SSHRC Insight Development Grants (IDG)SSHRCJanuary 7, 2022 research in its early stages
Microsoft Research Faculty FellowshipsMicrosoft January 7, 2022 computing-related fields
Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) Collaborative Networks Call for ProposalsThe Department of National Defense and the Canadian Armed ForcesDecember 17, 2021develop defence policy
Mitacs Elevate ProgramMitacsDecember 15, 2021
Intent to Apply and Conflict of Interest Declaration submission due at agency
postdoctoral fellowship
Cancer Research Society- 2022 Operating Grants CompetitionCancer Research SocietyDecember 9, 2021 -
Mandatory LOI due at agency
cancer research
Ontario Ministry of Transportation: 2021-2022 Road Safety Research Partnership ProgramOntario Ministry of Transportation: 2021-2022 Road Safety Research Partnership ProgramDecember 6, 2021, no later than 9:00am Application due at Research Accounting for signature of VP Finance (send to Angela Zeno azeno@yorku.ca) road safety research
Knowledge Synthesis Grants Call - “The Emerging Asocial Society”SSHRCDecember 1, 2021Emerging Asocial Society
Canada - Germany Hydrogen CollaborationCanada - Germany Hydrogen CollaborationDecember 1, 2021green hydrogen projects
SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants - Emerging Asocial SocietySSHRCDecember 1, 2021issues related to the growing sense of disconnection, isolation and loneliness in Canadian society
Junior Faculty FundYorkUDecember 20, 2021research travel (economy fare), seed money, limited emergency support, laboratory equipment and student support
YUFA Minor Research Grant YorkUDecember 20, 2021fund research activities
Future Skills Centre - Open Call for Expressions of Interest for Research on Quality of WorkThe Future Skills CentreNovember 26, 2021 -
Mandatory EOI due at agency
Research on Quality of Work.
Call for Nominations: 2022 President's Research AwardsPresident's Research AwardsNovember 26, 2021PERLA, PREA,
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grants-in-Aid of Research Competition Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grants-in-Aid of Research Competition 20222022Crohn’s and Colitis CanadaNovember 23, 2021inflammatory bowel disease
Global Affairs Canada's Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program for 2022-2023Global Affairs CanadaNovember 23, 2021research and/or teaching activities in eligible Latin American or Caribbean countries
SSHRC PG, Stage 1SSHRCNovember 17, 2021research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities
WSIB Grants Program: Systematic Review Funding OpportunityWSIB Grants ProgramNovember 16, 2021Occupational exposure to vapours, gases, dusts and fumes and the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Global Mental Health Grand Challenge: Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People, Round 2Grand Challenges CanadaNovember 15, 2021mental health
Mitacs Globalink Research Award Thematic CallMitacsNovember 15, 2021foster future opportunities for researcher mobility
Ontario HIV Treatment Network: HIV Endgame ProgramOntario HIV Treatment Network: HIV Endgame ProgramNovember 15, 2021HIV/AIDS
NSERC Alliance Missions GrantsNSERC November 15, 2021addressing critical science and technology challenges that can play a pivotal role in Canada’s economy
The H.L. Holmes Award Post-Doctoral Studies competitionNational Research Council of Canada (NRC) November 15, 2021post-doctoral studies in chemistry, physics, biology or mathematics as they relate to medical and biological processes.
Ontario Genomics-CANSSI Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genome Data Science Request for ApplicationsOntario Genomics-CANSSI Ontario November 15, 2021genomic epidemiology and statistical genetics
The H.L. Holmes Award Post-Doctoral Studies competitionThe National Research Council of Canada (NRC)November 12, 2021medical and biological processes
Mitacs and Scotiabank - Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research FundMitacs and Scotiabank November 11, 2021advance economic resilience in communities
Faculty of Science Research and Mentorship AwardsResearch and Mentorship AwardsNovember 5, 2021Early Career Research Award; Established Research Award;
Excellence in Graduate Mentorship Award
Compute Canada's 2022 Resource Allocation CompetitionsCompute CanadaNovember 2, 2021Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition and the Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition
Open Research Area 7th Call for ProposalsSSHRCNovember 1, 2021 funding high quality scientific research
SSHRC Race, Gender and Diversity InitiativeSSHRCNovember 1, 2021Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative
CANSSI Ontario STAGE HostSeq FellowshipCANSSI OntarioOctober 29, 2021support statistics/data science research in Ontario
Ontario Genomics-CANSSI Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genome Data ScienceCANSSI OntarioOctober 29, 2021support statistics/data science research in Ontario
2021 Partnership Development Grants (PDG) competitionSSHRCOctober 28, 2021design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities
NSERC DGNSERC DG (Budget review and signatures)October 28, 2021promoting and maintaining a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering in Canadian universities
France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) New Scientific Collaboration Support ProgramFrance-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) October 27, 2021Impact of global change on Oceans and Coastal regions
Nominations for the Minister of Colleges and University ’s Awards of Excellence 2020/2021Minister of Colleges and University’s Awards of Excellence 2020/2021October 26, 2021Ontario leadership
NSERC DGNSERC DG (Administrative review for completion)October 25, 2021promoting and maintaining a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering in Canadian universities
Genome Canada – Genomic Applications Partne rship Program, Round 22Genome Canada October 22, 2021
Application and fully signed ORS Checklist due for required internal review
genomics-derived solutions from academia to real-world opportunities
Simons Foundation - 2022 Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution AwardsSimons FoundationOctober 20, 2021 - LOIMarine Microbial Ecology and Evolution
NORD/InfoReady Corporation Research Grants in Research DevelopmentNORDOctober 19, 2021Research Development
NSERC DGNSERC DG (Full comprehensive review and feedback)October 18, 2021promoting and maintaining a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering in Canadian universities
Internal call for 2023 CFI Innovation Fund CompetitionCFI October 15, 2021y
CANSSI Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical StatisticsCANSSI Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical StatisticsOctober 14, 2021statistics/data science research in Ontario.
Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative: 2021-22 Call for ProposalsOMAFRAOctober 13, 2021food safety, plant health and protection and sustainable production systems
Genome Canada – Genomic Applications Partne rship Program, Round 22Genome Canada October 11, 2021
Internal notification of interest to SIRI team
genomics-derived solutions from academia to real-world opportunities
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) - 2022 Call for Applications to the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars ProgramCanadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)October 11, 2021 early career researchers
DAAD Funding for PhDs and Postdocs for 2022/23German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)October 6, 2021DAAD Funding Programs for Students
DAAD Graduate Funding for 2022/23German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)October 5, 2021DAAD Funding Programs for Students
DAAD Undergraduate Funding for 2022/23German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)October 4, 2021DAAD Funding Programs for Students
NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program 2021NSERCOctober 4, 2021supporting the purchase of research equipment
Canada Council for the Arts - 2022 Molson Prize CompetitionCanada Council for the Arts October 1, 2021encourage continuing contributions to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada
Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST 2021)Canadian Space AgencySeptember 27, 2021 students to acquire hands-on experience in space-like missions
Health Research Foundation - Fellowship in Health Systems ResilienceHealth Research FoundationSeptember 18, 2021 Canada’s health systems
Association of Commonwealth Universities - Gender GrantsThe Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)September 16, 2021boost gender equity and equality on campus
Québec Secretariat for Canadian Relations - Support pr ogram for the Canadian Francophonie - Call for Projects Stream 3: PartnershipsQuébec Secretariat for Canadian RelationsSeptember 12, 2021 encourage twinning and collaboration between organizations in Quebec and those in other provinces and territories of Canada
Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award ProgramJohnson & Johnson September 6, 2021awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers
Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) P rogram – Competitive Projects – Call for ProposalsNational DefenceSeptember 1, 2021 public safety and security communities
Zero Emission Transit Fund – Call for Application and Planning SupportInfrastructure CanadaSeptember 6, 2021 to support public transit and school bus operators plan for electrification
2021 Sony Research Award ProgramSony Corporation of AmericaAugust 31, 2021 Information Technology, Devices and Materials, Biomedical and Life Science - Digital Health
Kids Brain Health Network-Mitacs Research AwardsMitacsAugust 16, 2021research awards to support children with disabilities
NFRF 2021 Exploration Competition - Webinar Slides and RecordingSSHRCAugust 9, 2021Exploration stream is to support high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research
NSERC Discovery Grants & Subatomic Physics - Notification of Intent to ApplyNSERCAugust 3, 2021NSERC, grant, discovery development grant, subatomic physics, northern research
2021 Killam PrizesCanada Council for the ArtsJune 23, 2021scholars, universities, hospitals, institutions, research impact, various fields
CIHR Call for Proposals: Health Research Training Platform - Phase 2Canadian Institutes of Health ResearchJune 22, 2021pilot, interdisciplinary, inter-jurisdictional, intersectoral, research training platforms, various research areas
Trans-Atlantic Platform Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World (RRR) Call for ProposalsThe Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)June 14, 2021assessment and impact of COVID-19 responses, societal change, long-term effects of policy, humanities, social sciences, UN SDGs, digital innovation, inclusivity, equity, interventions
Community Foundations of Canada - Healthy Communities Initiative - Round 2Community Foundations of Canada (CFC)June 11, 2021COVID-19, local projects, community, public spaces, public interest, mobility, digital solutions
Climate Action and Awareness Fund: Call for ProposalsEnvironment and Climate Change CanadaJune 8, 2021climate change, technology research, greenhouse gas emissions, proposal themes, mitigation, transportation
Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED): Accessible Technology ProgramInnovation, Science and Economic Development CanadaJune 2, 2021underrepresented groups, assistive technologies, internet, digital services, disabilities, inclusivity
NSERC announces new Discovery Horizons GrantsNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)June 1, 2021NSERC discovery grant family, new, announcement, horizons, natural sciences, engineering, training, HQP
WSIB Grants Program - 2021 Grants Program Strategic Initiative - Systematic Review Funding OpportunityWSIB OntarioMay 14, 2021gastrointestinal cancers, asbestos exposure, dose-response relationships, workers, injuries, workplace
CIHR Call for Proposals: Health Research Training Platform - Phase 1Canadian Institutes of Health ResearchApril 21, 2021 pilot, interdisciplinary, inter-jurisdictional, intersectoral, research training platforms, various research areas
GlycoNet 2021/22 Grant Competition: Call for ProposalsCanadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet)April 15, 2021glycomics, Canadian glycomics, clinical, partnerships, translational, strategic, bioeconomy, innovative challenges
TandemLaunch Discovery Grant - Stage 2TandemLaunchApril 1, 2021 TandemLaunch, Mitacs, consumer sector, industry technology, faculty members, PhD student, eligible topics
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Pediatric Networks for the Human Cell Atlas Request for ApplicationsChan Zuckerberg InitiativeMarch 16, 2021collaborative, research teams, pediatrics, international, single-cell biology, computational biologist, data scientist, pediatrician, expert, community
American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research FundAmerican Chemical SocietyFebruary 26, 2021 new directions grant program, petroleum research, scientific education, scientists, engineers, new research
Community Foundations of Canada - Healthy Communities Initiative - Round 1Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) February 23, 2021 COVID-19, local projects, community, public spaces, public interest, mobility, digital solutions
Québec Secretariat for Canadian Relations - Support program for the Canadian Francophonie - Call for Projects Stream 3: PartnershipsThe Québec Secretariat for Canadian Relations (SQRC)February 17, 2021 francophone, acadian, Quebec, partnerships, multidimensional projects, support program
TandemLaunch Discovery Grant - Stage 1TandemLaunchFebruary 12, 2021TandemLaunch, Mitacs, consumer sector, industry technology, faculty members, PhD student, eligible topics
SSHRC Partnership Stage 1 Application Updates and Webinar datesSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)February 10, 2021partnerships, partnered research training initiatives, social sciences, humanities, collaboration
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness: Call for Proposals Cyber Security Cooperation ProgramDepartment of Public Safety and Emergency PreparednessFebruary 8, 2021public safety, cyber security, digital, cyber resilience, innovation, Canadian systems, cybercrime, data, workforce
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative - Visual Proteomics Imaging RFAChan Zuckerberg InitiativeFebruary 3, 2021 challenge grant, visual proteomics, diseases, technology development, biomedicine, interdisciplinary
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada - Contributions ProgramOffice of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC)January 22, 2021privacy, privacy research, data protection, privacy rights and obligations, digital world, surveillance
Mitacs Elevate Program - Call for ProposalsMitacsJanuary 13, 2021postdocs, mitacs, elevate, postdoctoral fellowship, 2 year funding, stipend, salary
2021-22 York-Massey Fellowship and Visiting ScholarshipsOffice of Research Services (ORS)January 8, 2021York Fellowship, Visiting Scholarship, Massey College, University of Toronto, faculty members
YUFA Minor Research Grant Awards - tenured and non-tenured FacultyYork University Faculty AssociationJanuary 7, 2021YUFA, faculty, tenured, non-tenured
Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) Collaborative NetworksDepartment of National Defense and the Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF)December 21, 2020 defence policy, multi-disciplinary research, diversity, international, security
Association of Commonwealth Universities - Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Challenge GrantsAssociation of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)December 18, 2020peace, reconciliation, Indigenous, collaborative, historical trauma, institutional reform
Internship opportunities for undergraduate students/Opportunités de stage pour étudiants de premier cycleRISE GermanyDecember 15, 2020internship, Germany, summer, undergraduate, applied sciences, stipend, natural sciences, engineering, life sciences
Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative - 2020/21 Call for Research ProposalsOntario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)December 11, 2020 agriculture, Canadian Agricultural Partnership, food safety, plant health and protection, sustainable production systems
Cancer Research Society - 2021 Operating Grant ProgramCancer Research Society (CRS)December 9, 2020 cancer, disease, fundamental research, early translational, environment-cancer, prevention, detection, treatment
SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis GrantsSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and Infrastructure CanadaDecember 3, 2020 mobility, public transit, research knowledge, existing research, policy, best practices, research data, cross-sectoral, Indigenous
Royal Society NominationsRoyal Society of CanadaDecember 1, 2020Fellow, interdisciplinary knowledge, arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences
Call for Applications: IDEaS Corrosion Detection in Ships SandboxDepartment of National Defense and the Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF)December 1, 2020Innovation of Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program, Sandbox Challenge, Halifax, Nova Scotia, simulations, real-world environment
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Housing Supply ChallengeCanada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)November 26, 2020housing, supply, affordability, community engagement, collaboration, partnerships, housing data, barriers, accessibility, diversity, Canada-wide impact
Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) - New Call for the HIV Endgame ProgramOntario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN)November 23, 2020HIV Endgame Program, HIV, Ontario investigators, multidisciplinary teams, policy, HIV prevention, HIV care, health services, social services, community health, HIV programs and services, interventions, HIV testing, mental health, stigmatization, PrEP, accessibility
Mitacs Globalink Research Award Thematic CallMitacsNovember 17, 2020 Canadian and international research communities, undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral fellows, partner countries, artificial intelligence, quantum technologies, green economy, COVID-19, pandemic
NSERC Alliance webinarsNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)November 17, 2020Partnerships, cost-sharing, societal impact
NATO Innovation Hub Challenge: Trust in Autonomous SystemsInnovation HubNovember 16, 2020autonomous systems, collaboration, international, design, trust
Inuit Nunangat Research Program Call for ProposalsArcticNet and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)November 13, 2020Inuit Nunangat Research Program (INRP), ArcticNet’s North by North Program, Inuit, Inuk partner, Arctic research
The Magnet Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)November 13, 2020collaboration, work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities
SSHRC’s Webinars for Connection GrantsSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)November 4, 2020Connection program, knowledge mobilization, events, outreach activities, interdisciplinary, social sciences, humanities, intersectoral, Indigenous research, research-creation
Support Letter Requests for External SSHRC Partnership and Partnership Development GrantsSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)November 2, 2020faculty member, team members, York University, SSHRC Partnership, SSHRC Partnership Development
NSERC Discovery GrantNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)November 2, 2020Discovery Grants program, diversity, natural sciences, engineering, research training, collaboration, inclusivity
Association of Commonwealth Universities - Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants ProgramAssociation of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)October 30, 2020collaboration, strategic, climate resilience, learning, teaching, training, institutional policies and practice, Commonwealth universities
Faculty of Science Research and Mentorship AwardsYork UniversityOctober 30, 2020Faculty of Science, research achievement, faculty member, early career, established researcher, graduate mentorship
France-Canada Research Foundation (FCRF) - New Scientific Collaboration Support ProgramFrance-Canada Research Foundation (FCRF)October 30, 2020New Scientific Collaboration Support Program, new expert partnerships, France, Canada, cooperation, research training, COVID-19
NSERC Emerging Infectious Diseases Modelling (EIDM) Initiative - Expression of InterestNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)October 26, 2020Emerging Infectious Disease Modelling (EIDM), Public Health of Canada, infectious disease modelling, public health, collaboration, knowledge mobilization, COVID-19, multi-disciplinary, pandemic, partnerships, prevention
Simons Foundation Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution AwardsSimons FoundationOctober 22, 2020early career investigator, marine microbial ecology and evolution, active researchers
Climate Action and Awareness FundGovernment of CanadaOctober 21, 2020 climate action, Canada, greenhouse gas emissions, lead applicants, partnerships
SSHRC Connection Grants - Research Data Management Capacity Building InitiativeSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)October 19, 2020Connection program, social sciences, humanities, data management, research practices
CIFAR Solution Networks - Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for AI governance in low-middle income countriesCanadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), International Development Research Centre (IDRC)October 19, 2020 AI, governance, responsible AI, low-middle income countries, international, cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary, solution
Mitacs Accelerate Program - Call for Projects with MunicipalitiesMitacsOctober 19, 2020 partner organizations, NFPOs, R&D, collaborations, trainees, graduate students
Government of Canada: New Horizons for Seniors ProgramGovernment of CanadaOctober 19, 2020New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), seniors, health, pandemic, community, abuse, inclusivity, ageing, accessibility
Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award ProgramJohnson & JohnsonOctober 15, 2020Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program, female leaders, STEM, Manufacturing, Design
Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF) Stage 3Government of CanadaOctober 13, 2020cost recovery, research, temporary program, COVID-19, tri-agency program, CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC, wage supplements
NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program 2020Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)October 9, 2020NSERC, RTI Grants Program, natural sciences, engineering, research equipment
NSERC RTI Information SessionFaculty of Science and Lassonde School of EngineeringOctober 8, 2020NSERC, RTI Grants Program, natural sciences, engineering, research equipment
SSHRC’s Webinars for Partnership Engage GrantsSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)October 7, 2020Insight program, Connection program, short-term support, partnered research activities, decision-making, Indigenous research, research-creation
Canada Gairdner AwardsThe Gairdner FoundationOctober 1, 2020fundamental research, human health, International Award, biomedical science, John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, inequality, global health, Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, health research, international
Association of Commonwealth Universities FellowshipsAssociation of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)September 29, 2020Fellowship, virtual collaboration, partnerships, international, accounting, agriculture, engineering, Hong Kong, IT, computer science
Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) Program - Targeted Engagement GrantsDepartment of National Defense and the Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF)September 28, 2020Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) program, defence policy, expertise, diversity
Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board - 2021 Grants ProgramWSIB OntarioSeptember 25, 20202021 Grants Program, strategic, COVID-19, health and safety, workers' compensation