The Department of Family Medicine offers many internal funding opportunities.

Do you need help applying for funding? Contact our Research Team at [email protected] for assistance.


Applications are now closed. The next application cycle for the DFM New Innovator Award will be announced shortly. 

Applications should be submitted to the attention of Dr. Doug Archibald, Director, Research and Innovation, at [email protected]

  • Aim of Program: To support excellence in family medicine research (health services and education) with an ultimate view to improve health and-or patient care. 

  • Award: Up to $50,000 per year for 3 years. 

  • Eligibility: Holds or in the process of applying for a primary academic appointment with the uOttawa DFM at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Holds an advance degree (Master's or PhD) with research training or is enrolled in an advance degree program. Is not currently and has not been the recipient of DFM research support/awards in the last three years. Maintains an active clinical practice as a Family Physician

  • Terms of Reference

  • Adjudication Criteria

  • Application Form


The fund is intended to recognize and support physicians who are involved in the training of our Family Medicine residents and medical students by providing them with an opportunity to further their continued education and/or enhance their leadership skills in as much as it relates to their academic role within the Department.

More information about the Academic and Leadership Support Fund


The fund is intended to improve research accessibility and protected time to conduct activities. For most faculty, research occurs outside of clinic hours as many current funding programs do not allow payment to go to investigators’ salary. However, Senior Leadership recognizes that in some cases having dedicated protected time may enable projects to be completed. 

More information about the Locum Support Fund for Specific Research Activities


The Faculty of Medicine offers its researchers several sources of internal funding. The Faculty continues to increase the capacity of the Research Office to support and interact efficiently with all stakeholders including basic and clinical scientists and trainees within the Faculty of Medicine, University and broader scientific community.

View Faculty of Medicine Research and Innovation Funding Opportunities


The University of Ottawa offers its researchers several sources of internal funding. These funds enable researchers to build stronger proposals, become well known, and more competitive in external competitions. The University awards these funds through a competitive process.

View internal uOttawa Funding Opportunities


Research Management Services provides a database of funding opportunities. 

View the Funding Opportunities Database