For Researchers

For Researchers


Sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up to date on funding opportunities, upcoming workshops, and special announcements.  If you would like to receive ORIS' newsletter, please sign up for the newsletter relevant to your discipline.  You may unsubscribe at any time.

Health and Medical Sciences   Natural Sciences.  Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts


External Funding database

The database is a resource to help faculty and students find funding programs for all types of research.  Search the database.

Internal Competitions

ORIS has established a strong foundation for research support through internal funding opportunities to seed projects, provide training opportunities, position applications for external funding success, and disseminate the results of their research.  Explore internal competitions.

The Tri-Agency is the umbrella term used to describe the three federal research funding agencies:

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Funding information specific to CIHRNSERC, and SSHRC.

Canada Foundation for Innovation 

The Canada Foundation for Innovation funds research infrastructure. This includes equipment, laboratories, and databases and the renovations necessary to house them. Awards are granted to the University rather than to an individual faculty member.  


Innovation Fund

Canada Research Chairs

The Canada Research Chair program invests up to $311 million per year to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.


Mitacs is a national independent non-profit funding agency that financially supports collaborative projects in any discipline. Students, faculty, and eligible partner agencies can receive funding from Mitacs to support Canadian research and innovation. International opportunities are also available. 

Learn more

ORIS is implementing a framework to support researchers applying for external research funding while ensuring sufficient time for review by ORIS' grant facilitation team. Learn more

Research Security

Canadian-led research can be an attractive target for those seeking to steal, use, and adapt this research for our own advantages and gains. This includes research that could be applied to strategic, military, or intelligence capabilities of other countries.

Learn more