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Funding Opportunities

Internal and External

Internal Funding

The goal of the Laurentian University SSHRC Knowledge Dissemination Fund is to help researchers with their knowledge dissemination initiatives. This program, which is financed from Laurentian’s SSHRC Institutional Grant, aims to increase the output and impact of research at Laurentian by supporting the organization of small-scale knowledge mobilization activities in order to encourage collaboration and the dissemination of research results both within and beyond the academic community.

End of Project Report - The form is available on Google Drive*.

* You must use your Laurentian University email to access the folder.

The goal of the Laurentian University SSHRC Emerging Researcher Fund is to encourage emerging researchers in developing research projects and publishing. This program, which is financed from Laurentian’s SSHRC Institutional Grant, is designed to help emerging researchers bolster their scholarly outputs by awarding funds to those who are planning on submitting a proposal to SSHRC, to be used to further their proposed research project.

End of Project Report - The form is available on Google Drive*.

* You must use your Laurentian University email to access the folder.

The Louise Picard Public Health Research Grant aims to encourage collaboration between Public Health Sudbury & Districts (PHSD) staff and Laurentian University (LU) faculty members to explore research areas of mutual interest. The competition is open to all LU faculty members and staff members at the PHSD. Applications must demonstrate the partnership and how the two co-principal investigators from both the PHSD and LU are going to actively conduct the research.

Thinking of Applying for Funding?

Contact a Research Advisor in the Office of Research Services for assistance!

External Funding

Federal Tri-Agencies

1. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

2. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

3. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

4. New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF)

The NFRF is administered by the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS).


  • Exploration - Innovative high-risk, high-reward interdisciplinary research
  • Transformation - Large-scale support for Canada to build strength and leadership in interdisciplinary and transformative research
  • International - For Canadian researchers to partner on international projects
  • Special Calls - Targeted to support emerging research as needed.

Other Funding Agencies


  • Funding for projects that  build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada

2. Canada Foundation for Innovation

  • Funding that offers institutions ways to both acquire research infrastructure and to support its ongoing operating and maintenance costs

3. Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU)

4. Ontario Centre for Innovation

  • In partnership with the provincial and federal governments, OCI accelerates the commercialization and adoption of emerging technologies in Ontario.

5. Ontario Genomics

  • Ontario Genomics seeks to connect members of the scientific community with funding and award opportunities for research, commercialization, training and education.

Other Sources of Funding 

  • Laurentian University researchers can search for different funding opportunities using the PIVOT Database. Please note that you must be on campus to access the database.
  • The Office of Research Services sends out a weekly newsletter by email to all faculty and staff containing the latest funding opportunities.

MITACS Information Session for Laurentian Researchers

On December 7, 2021, at 11am, MITACS will be offering an information session to Laurentian Researchers and Students. This session will cover their suite of programs, and how to apply to them, with a question and answer session to follow. 

Mitacs is a national not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for over 20 years. The objective of Mitacs is to connect companies, government and academia by coordinating collaborative industry-university research projects that help students and postdoctoral fellows learn how to apply their specialized expertise in the private sector.

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If there are any questions, please contact Sean Parsons in the Office of Research Services (