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Funding Opportunities: National and International Funding

Finding National and International Grants

This page intends to provide users with several resources for national and international funding opportunities to support their research projects. It also includes specific grants that tIER members have applied for or received along with descriptions of eligibility. 

Healthcare Specific Grants

KIllian Research Fellowship 

$140,000/Two Years

The Fellowships provide two full years of release time from teaching and administrative duties to individual scholars who wish to pursue independent research. Typically, a fellowship recipient is a full professor in a Canadian university with significant teaching and/or administrative responsibilities. Researchers who are employed in settings such as a hospital or a scientific institute etc. may qualify if they demonstrate outstanding ability and their proposed project meets generally accepted standards of scholarly merit. 

Connaught New Research Award

$20,000/One yearYear

Internal UofT competition, Tenure stream faculty members, to establish a strong research program, thereby increasing the faculty member's competitiveness for external funding.

J.P. Bickell Foundation

$25-80,000/One Year

Grants are made to assist biomedical scientists of various departments and faculties in Ontario universities, hospitals and scientific institutions concerned with medical research. These grants may be distributed among medical research institutions and universities in Ontario. Each institution

Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award

$100,000-700,000/Two Years

Harrington Discovery Institute® (HDI) is committed to supporting the work of physician-scientists. The flagship Harrington Scholar-Innovator program recognizes physician-scientists whose research has the potential to advance the standard of care. 

Grants in Aid of Research

$125,000/Three Years

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. This research program helps advance prevention, treatments, health policy and, ultimately find cures. Grants support research projects with a defined objective, conducted by an investigator working alone or in collaboration with others.

New Investigator Research Grant

$100,000-300,000/1-3 Years

CIHR and Sick Kids. We are seeking to fund research carried out by new investigators across Canada who successfully lead, participate in and translate outstanding child health research that will respond to children's health challenges and needs.

New Investigator Salary Award

$60,000/1-5 Years

A new investigator is defined as a researcher who has held a full time research appointment (i.e.: faculty appointment providing eligibility to apply for grants and/or supervise trainees), for a period of 0 to 60 months.

Mid-Career Investigator Award

$70-80,000/1-5 Years

Strengthen health research capacity in Ontario, in order to advance knowledge and innovation aimed at preventing cardiovascular/cerebrovascular disease (CCVD), reducing recurrence and complications, improving health outcomes (including quality of life), and decreasing  the burden of CCVD-related illness and disability on individuals and society.

Grants in Aid  

No Limit/4 Years

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. The Grant-in-Aid (GIA) program provides operating funds to support important, pertinent, novel research in the areas of heart disease and stroke. GIA funding promotes research discovery, exploration and innovation across all health research themes. Knowledge gained from scientific findings contributes to the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health of Canadians through prevention, treatment and recovery.

National New Investigator Award


Heart and Stroke Foundation. to support new investigators who have demonstrated excellence in their doctoral and post- doctoral training and wish to establish their own independent research career. 

Alberta New Investigator


Heart and Stroke Foundation. The Alberta New Investigator program provides salary support to excellent Alberta applicants whose innovative research plans have demonstrated strong potential to deliver impact on the Heart & Stroke mission

Ontario Clinician-Scientist

$70,000/4 Years

Heart and Stroke Foundation. Are currently licensed to practice in Ontario in a regulated health profession relevant to the Heart & Stroke’s Mission; ii. Have completed a PhD and/or MD degree in a relevant discipline; iii. Will conduct their professional clinical and research activities in Ontario while holding the award; and iv. Demonstrate the capacity to build an influential program of cardiovascular/cerebrovascular disease (CCVD) health research.

National Opportunities Databases

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International Opportunity Databases

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