External Funding for Faculty

Major Funding Sources

For a more extensive list of grant opportunities, see the U of T Research Funding Opportunities Database.

Internal Deadlines and Processes

My Research Applications & Agreements (MRA)

Except where noted, funding applications must be accompanied by a submission through 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 is a submodule within the MR system, and facilitates internal review and endorsement of research funding applications made by a PI to a sponsor. In this system, essential information regarding the application will flow through a defined electronic review and approval process.

***Please note that applications take time to move through the MRA system. Please submit your MRAs at least 2 business days before the internal deadlines set by research services, which can be found on each corresponding funding opportunity page in the RSO Research Funding Opportunities Database.***

Faculty members who are planning to apply for funding are encouraged to log in to the MRA system well in advance of the submission deadline to ensure that there are no problems with their login credentials.

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 OVPR

The UTM Research Office aims to help faculty members navigate the funding application process by providing relevant information to grant applicants, offering editorial review of draft grant applications, and, for common grants, facilitating peer review prior to application submission. If your are interested in any of these services, please reach out to grants.ovprutm@utoronto.ca 2 weeks prior to deadline for editorial review and 4 weeks prior to deadline for peer review.