The Department of Family Medicine offers many internal funding opportunities for faculty in addition to other 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. View the DFM Innovator Award email message.

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





NSERC Alliance-Mitacs Accelerate grants

Joint Alliance-Accelerate grants support projects of varying scale and complexity, from short-term smaller projects involving one researcher to long-term projects involving researchers across several universities, and from one-on-one collaborations with one partner organization directly involved in the research to projects involving many partner organizations across multiple sectors.

English information session: April 27, 2021; 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST (Meeting code: 185 793 1408; Password: CRSNG-MitacsF1)


CFI John R Evans Leaders Funds

Funding provided to institutions through the JELF helps institutions to recruit and retain outstanding researchers, acquire the tools that enable the innovative work of leading researchers and offer research support that, when combined with research support from our partner organizations, is highly competitive.

Application deadline:  June 15th, 2022

CCS Accelerator Grants - Fast-tracking changes that matter for people affected by cancer

The overarching goal of this funding program is to accelerate the application of high-quality evidence that is meaningful to people affected by cancer in the near term (i.e. 2-5 years). In other words, this funding opportunity is intended to stimulate the implementation of evidence-based programs, practices, and policies (i.e. interventions), within 2-5 years, that will improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

Application deadline: June 20, 2022

CIHR: Team Grant: Mental Health in the Early Years Implementation

The implementation science approach of this funding opportunity will improve our knowledge of how to implement and locally adapt early years mental health interventions across diverse settings and sectors with greater acceptability, wide-scale adoption, appropriateness, feasibility, fidelity, cost-effectiveness, penetration and sustainability.

Application deadline:  June 23rd, 2022

Gov. of Canada - Call for spring 2022 letter of intent: Dementia Community Investment

The objective of this opportunity is to support 1-2 emerging, community-based projects that have a focus on improving health behaviours associated with risk/protective factors that may help to prevent and/or delay the onset and progression of dementia among project participants.

Application deadline: June 30, 2022

CHIR - Team Grant: Pan-Canadian Clinical Trials Consortium

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the creation of a pan-Canadian Clinical Trials Consortium that will strengthen coordination of clinical trials conducted in Canada, as well as Canadian participation in international clinical trials.

Application Deadline:  July 19, 2022

NFRF Special Call: Research for Post-Pandemic Recovery

The goal of this Special Call is to mobilize Canadian-led research efforts in support of a more equitable, sustainable and resilient post-pandemic reality.

Notice of Intent: April 26, 2022

Application deadline: August 9, 2022

CIHR - Team Grant : CIHR-JDRF Type 1 Diabetes and Precision Medicine

The objective is to generate knowledge regarding the heterogeneity of type 1 diabetes (T1D) that will enable and inform new precision medicine approaches for the prediction, prevention, care or treatment of T1D; and to advance curative and disease-modifying therapies for T1D using precision medicine approaches. Read more.

Application deadline: August 23, 2022

CIHR - Operating Grant : Psilocybin-assisted Psychotherapy

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to strengthen the evidence base and expand research into psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in identified areas through new randomized phase 1 or 2 clinical trials, which will foster psychedelic-related research capacity and inform the development of future larger scale clinical trials.

Registration Deadline: July 21, 2022

Application deadline: September 6, 2022

CIHR - Training Grant : Patient-Oriented Research Training Grant - Health System Stream

The objective of this funding opportunity is to build capacity for leadership in patient-oriented research through meaningful and culturally safe practices.

Application deadline: September 8, 2022

Government of Canada: New Frontiers in Research Fund - 2022 Transformation Competition

The objective of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Transformation stream is to support large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting change.

Letter of Intent: January 11, 2022, 8 p.m. EST.

Proposal Deadline: September 20, 2022, 8 p.m. EST.

PSI Mid-Career Knowledge Translation Fellowship

PSI Mid-Career KT Fellowship is intended to provide salary support for a mid-career investigator who has demonstrated the ability to successfully complete high-impact knowledge translation research. The candidate must be a practicing physician in Ontario (with a CPSO license) and be within 5-15 years of their first academic appointment. 

Letter of Intent: June 1, 2022

Application deadline: November 4, 2022