External Funding for Faculty

On this page, you will find links to overviews of common funding sources, information on completing MRAs, and details on how to request grant review. Have more questions? See this overview of The Research Process at UTM.

For an extensive list of currently active grant opportunities please see the following:

Current Funding & Awards Opportunities

See also the following searchable databases:

Common Funding Sources


My Research Applications & Agreements (MRA)

Except where noted, funding applications must be accompanied by a submission through the My Research Applications & Agreements (MRA) submodule in the My Research (MR) portal. For external applications, this process does not replace submission of the completed application to the sponsor, which must be done separately. The MRA system facilitates internal review and endorsement of research funding applications. 

Applications take time to move through the MRA system. Please submit your MRAs at least 2 business days before the MRA deadline set by RSO. RSO deadlines can be found on each corresponding funding opportunity page in the RSO Research Funding Opportunities Database.

For help with using MRA, please see the VPRI MRA information page, or contact the Help Desk at 416-946-5000 or RAISE@utoronto.ca.


Grant Review by the UTM OVPRI

The UTM OVPRI offers editorial review of draft grant applications, and can help arrange peer review prior to application submission. If your are interested in any of these services, please reach out to grants.ovpri.utm@utoronto.ca.

  • For editorial review, please submit your application by email at least 2 weeks prior to the MRA deadline
  • For help with arranging peer review, please contact OVPRI with a solid draft and suggested peer reviewers at least 4 weeks prior to the MRA deadline