Preparing a Research Funding Application

The following research resources are available through our office and on this website.  Services are available to all DFCM-affiliated staff and faculty including Teaching Practice preceptors, Family Physicians and Primary Care Researchers

• Grant application assistance including: 
        * Budget preparation
        * Formatting
        * Assembly  
        * Submission of proposals and
        * Ethics submission
• Grant administration provided for grants held at U of T
• Advice and information on funding opportunities and granting agency policies
• Research support space and computers
• Research consultation including study design
Research Bulletin and Listserv membership

The following resources have been compiled from the University of Toronto's Research and Innovation  website, Faculty of Medicine Research and International Relations website as well as additional non-University websites.

 U of T Guide for New Researchers

Provides information on, and links to resources including:

  • Funding opportunities
  • Application forms
  • Grantsmanship tips & Workshops
  • Signature requirements
  • Ethics


    CIHR Guidebook for New Principal Investigators

    Advice on:

  • Applying for a Grant
  • Writing Papers
  • Setting up a Research Team
  • Managing Your Time


    Applying for Funding

    Administrative steps involved to prepare a research funding application

  • How to get your application signed
  • Help on common budget items, such as indirect costs and salaries
  • Approvals for construction and renovation
  • Guidance on University’s intellectual property policies
  • How service agreements are handled


    How to Apply on ResearchNet (CIHR)

    Demos on how to complete:

  • Operating Grant registration
  • Operating Grant application
  • Meeting, Planning and Dissemination grant application
  • New Investigator registration
  • New Investigator application
  • Doctoral Research Award application


    Research Ethics

    The Office of Research Ethics (ORE) upholds the highest ethical and regulatory standards of research involving human or animal subjects at the University of Toronto.

    The ORE:

  • Supports researchers through the ethics review process, from the preparation of a protocol submission to continuing review of ongoing research
  • Facilitates the review process conducted by our Research Ethics Boards (REBs) and Animal Care Committees (ACCs)
  • Develops and enforce policies and procedures at the University in compliance with national and international guidelines
  • Educates researchers in the why’s and how’s of research ethics and ethics review

    Also see our Ethics webpage for commonly used resources and REB contacts


    Managing Your Research Project

    University and sponsor policies govern the use of your research funds. Learn:

    How to

  • Read a FReD 
  • Spend a Budget
  • Share funds with other institutions


  • Subgrants
  • Safety and reporting requirements


    Using your Grant Funds

    Primarily for NSERC and CIHR grants, but tips may apply to others

  • Retroactive Expenses
  • Compensation-Related Expenses
  • Travel and Subsistence Costs
  • Computers and Electronic Communications
  • Dissemination of Research Results
  • Services and Miscellaneous Expenses


    Access to Faculty Students Staff for Research Purposes

    Procedures for Obtaining Permission

  • Timelines
  • Contacts


  • Research News & Events

    • The Research Program is currently accepting applications for the Graduate Research Studies Award. The deadline is Friday, June 12th. Please click here for details.