This section includes up-to-date external and internal research funding news and information.



January 25, 2023 - The RiT program now allows participant to take party in the roles of either a Mentee or ECR reviewer. Like previous competitions, Mentees will participate in the Project Grant competition with the support of a Mentor. They will conduct practice reviews on up to three applications, attend the peer review meeting, present one review, and participate in the committee discussion. New to this competition, applicants who hold CIHR or equivalent funding may choose to apply as an ECR reviewer. ECR reviewers participate in the same capacity as all reviewers, without the support of a Mentor, and with a reduced number of applications to review (up to five).

Apply to the RiT program until February 3rd, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Nadia Martino.


January 25, 2023 - The International Research and Experiential Learning office has updated and simplified the administrative process for Visiting Research Students. For a comprehensive overview of the changes, IREX will be offering online, bilingual information sessions on the following dates:

Intended audience: Professors and Faculty Support Staff

We encourage participants to review the revised Procedure for Visiting Research Students before attending.

January 25, 2023 - At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, CIHR extended the time window during which one would be considered an ECR to account for the pandemic-related disruptions these individuals were experiencing. As research activities start to return to normal, at least to some extent, CIHR has decided not to further extend this time window. This means that CIHR has returned to the tri-agency’s standard definition of an ECR: “A researcher within five years of the date of their first independent research-related appointment.”Therefore, those who secured their first academic appointment on or after March 1, 2022, will be considered ECRs for a period of 60 months, as per the tri-agency’s standard definition.

If you have any questions about this change in policy, please contact CIHR.

January 11, 2023 - The first multi-year Accessibility Plan in support of the Government of Canada’s intent to achieve a barrier-free Canada by 2040.The Accessibility Plan identifies and describes actions that we commit to take to remove and prevent barriers for persons with disabilities. To learn more, please click here.

January 11, 2023 - SSHRC, along with the other federal research funding agencies, is adding support for Black students and postdoctoral researchers as part of government efforts to address systemic barriers and underrepresentation. For SSHRC applicants, the funding will increase the number of master’s and doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarships and SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships available for qualifying applicants, starting in 2023-24.

January 11, 2023 - This year’s choice of theme was chosen to showcase the revolutionary, and cutting-edge space. Genomics has proven to solve some of our biggest challenges such as: climate change, food insecurity, and acute and chronic disease. For more information, please click here.

December 16, 2022 - In alignment with the requirements of the Accessible Canada Act (2019), CHIR are pleased to announce that the CIHR Accessibility Plan will be published by the end of December 2022. The Accessibility Plan identifies barriers to accessibility in CIHR's funding policies, programs, and services; and proposes actions to prevent and remove these barriers. Read more here.

December 16, 2022 - The CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) Plan focuses on research that promotes better beginnings, vibrant childhoods, and empowered youth, within a lifecycle context. Aligned with CIHR's vision to achieve the best health for all, it builds on the momentum of IHDCYH and the research community to convene and facilitate collaborations, champion innovative and impactful research and build capacity for a thriving health research environment. Read it on their website and watch their one minute video guide!

November 30, 2022 - This new funding stems from Budget 2022 and includes funds to increase the number and proportion of Black research trainees directly supported by the three federal granting agencies’ scholarships and fellowships programs. The new funds will support Black scholars at the undergraduate, masters, doctoral, postdoctoral and post-health professional degree stages. Find out more here.

November 16, 2022 - As of November 10, 2022, the funding limit request for Alliance Option 2 projects will increase to $1,000,000 per year. Additionally, there will no longer be a limit on the number of applications that researchers can submit. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]. Or for more information, click here.

November 16, 2022 - The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) has released its 2021-22 progress report, Moving Forward. The report illustrates how Canada’s federal research funding organizations worked together to help sustain Canada’s research enterprise through the second year of the global pandemic, while continuing to build a strong, more equitable, connected and innovative research community. Read more here.

November 16, 2022 - NSERC is seeking expressions of interest among members of the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) research community from across Canada to join its Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI). This Committee considers and provides advice on matters pertaining to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in program design, delivery and policies, and reports back to NSERC’s Council.  Find out more here.

November 2, 2022 - These workshops are free of charge for participants, and they are available to health researchers across Canada (any career stage). All workshops will be offered as webinars, either using Zoom or MS Teams. There are no pre-requisite workshops (e.g., interested individuals are not required to complete the Foundations of Science Communication workshop before they register for another topic), but please take note of any other registration requirements included in the workshop descriptions (requirements may vary).

Upcoming workshop: Foundations of Science Communication - Monday, November 7, 2022 | 9:00 am to noon EDT

Register here or click here for more information on other training sessions.

November 2, 2022 - The panel will focus on the relationships among the federal research granting agencies—the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research—and the relationship between these agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

For more information: see The Advisory Panel on the Federal Research Support System's Terms of Reference and membership.

September 21, 2022 - Mitacs, the federal/provincial funding agency for student internships, has issued the following statement to its Ontario-based university partners. The agency has decided to pause Ontario submissions due to high level of demands and lack of funding to cover the remaining of this current fiscal year. uOttawa researchers with questions about current applications should contact Emille Rodrigues at [email protected] for specific details.

October 5, 2022 - The NSERC 2030: Discovery, innovation, inclusion presents a vision for an agency that is steadfast in its support for investigator-driven discovery research while enabling quick responses to emerging Canadian research priorities.

June 29, 2022 - The Ottawa Data Champions Team is organizing an online workshop series on Research Data Management for biomedical researchers from September to December 2022. The weekly sessions will include both generalized (e.g., FAIR Principles) and specialized training (e.g., Indigenous health data, sharing genetic sequence data) to address the diverse needs of the medical research community. The workshop program has been developed to discuss the new policies, tools, and best practices in research data management and to address the challenges of the Canadian Tri-agencies’ new policy. 

May 18, 2022 - During the merit review process, applications submitted to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC's) funding opportunities may be assessed based on elements that include contributions to research and/or contributions to training and mentoring. Details on the specific requirements for each funding opportunity are provided in the relevant program literature.

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Be sure to contact your Faculty’s Research Advisors! They are a great resource and will help guide you in the administrative process of getting funding for your research. Check out your faculty’s homepage to find out more.