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Funding Opportunities

Internal Opportunities

The Translational Institute of Medicine-TIME, Department of Medicine is proud to provide several internal funding opportunities. Please see below for more information.

2021 TIME Incubator Grant Competition- will be announced soon


2020 TIME Incubator Grant Competition 

2020  TIME Incubator Grant Guidelines

2020  TIME Incubator Grant Application Form

Please send applications electronically to Salwa Nihal, email:

If you have questions, please contact Salwa Nihal by email (above) or by phone at 613.549.6666 ext. 6552.


TIME Incubator Grant 2020 Recipients:

  • Dr. Stephen Archer 
  • Dr. Rachel Holden 
  • Dr. Gavin Winston
  • Dr. Shirin Jalini 

Click here to read the details of this years' winning teams and their research projects- TIME Incubator Grant Recipients 2020

TIME Incubator Grant 2019 Recipients:

  • Dr. Paula James
  • Dr. Amer Johri
  • Dr. David Reed
  • Dr. David Maslove
  • Dr. Jennifer Flemming

 Click here to read about the winners -    TIME Incubator Grant Recipients-2019

2021 DOM Research Awards- Submission deadline: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 by 4pm 

2021 DOM Research Awards Guidelines
2021 DOM Research Awards Application Checklist

Department of Medicine will fund up to seven (7) Research Awards in 2020/2021 (up to a maximum of $25,000 each).

Please send applications electronically to

If you have questions, please get in touch with Salwa Nihal by email (above) or by phone at 613.549.6666 ext. 6552.


2020 DOM Research Fund Award Recipients

  • Dr. Stephen Vanner. (Category: CIHR Pillars)
  • Dr. Jennifer Flemming. (Category: CIHR Pillars)
  • Dr. Sarah Moran. (Category: CIHR Pillars)
  • Dr. Robert Bechara. (Category: Clinical Innovation)
  • Dr. Kristen Marosi. (Category: Quality Improvement)
  • Dr. Amer Johri. (Category: Quality Improvement)
  • Dr. Lysa Boisse Lomax. (Category: Medical Education Research)
  • Dr. Sara Awadi. (Category: Medical Education Research)


2019 DOM Research Fund Award Recipients

  • Dr. Garima Shukla. (Category: CIHR Pillars)
  • Dr. Wael Abuzeid. (Category: CIHR Pillars)
  • Dr. Gord Boyd. (Category: CIHR Pillars)
  • Dr. Ramana Appireddy. (Category: Clinical Innovation)
  • Dr. Geneviève Digby. (Category: Quality Improvement)

2020-21 JAS Fellowship competition - deadline for applications: Wednesday, January 27, 2021. 

JAS Fellowship Guidelines

JAS Fellowship Application Form

If you have any further inquiries, please get in touch with Salwa Nihal by email: or by phone at 613.549.6666 ext. 6552.


2019-20 JAS Fellowship Award Recipients

Dr. Mandip Rai 

2018-2019 JAS Fellowship Award Recipients

Dr. Sean Bennet

2017-18 JAS Fellowship Award Recipients

Dr. Caroline Tuck

Dr. Mathieu Marillier

External Opportunities

The Translational Institute of Medicine-TIME, Department of Medicine is proud to provide several external funding opportunities. Please see below for more information.

The CIHR Project Scheme Competition

For the CIHR Project Scheme Competition, all DOM applicants are required to participate in FHS Internal Review Process. For process, please refer to this page 

For more information on the CIHR Project Scheme Competition, please click here.

Registration Deadline for Spring 2021: March 4, 2021
Submission Deadline for Spring 2021:  April 1, 2021  


The 2021 NSERC USRA Program information has been updated as of January 29th.  

Increase in the award value for 2021: 

• NSERC has increased the value of the award from $4,500 to $6,000. The supervisor and/or department must still contribute a minimum of 25% to the award value.

Continuation of accommodations due to COVID-19: 

In light of ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, NSERC will be continuing the following accommodations for the 2021/22 competition cycle: 

• Remote supervision of projects will be permitted. Supervisors must hold regular meetings with USRA holders via phone or video calls. 

• While it is encouraged that the work term remains 16 weeks long (May 1 to August 31), accommodation can be made if needed.

• NSERC will honour the full value of the award regardless of the length of the work term. A minimum supplement from the supervisor and/or department of at least 25% of the value of the award is still required. 

Should local public health recommendations allow, the preference is for USRAs to be held in person, but remote supervision will be allowed without additional justification to NSERC. Should the project allow, students who prefer to work remotely should not be penalized.

The NSERC USRA provides undergraduate students the opportunity to work in a research lab during the summer.  Details of the program, including eligibility can be found at

Each year, the Department of Medicine receives an allotment of NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Awards (USRA) from the Office of Research Services. DOM has been allocated with 2 USRAs this year.  NSERC eligibility rules for supervisors have changed. Since 2020, supervisors are no longer required to hold an active grant when applying to supervise a USRA student. There are no restrictions on who can supervise a USRA student, provided the university deems the faculty member eligible to supervise students. This means that faculty with salary funded through a CFREF or CERC are now eligible. NSERC recommends that applications are evaluated by the following criteria:

    • Academic record of the applicant
    • Research aptitude of the applicant
    • Expected quality of the training to be received; including suitability of supervision and research environment. You will find a listing of DOM Faculty and their research interests at: Department of Medicine Faculty

      To maintain an efficient, fair, transparent, and equitable process to both the applicants and the sponsoring principal investigators, the following guidelines are provided:


      Students applying for a NSERC USRA must meet the eligibility requirements outlined by NSERC (

      Application Process

      1. Eligible students are first required to find a principal investigator who will sponsor their NSERC USRA application.
      1. Eligible principal investigators (i.e. DOM faculty) can only sponsor one student applicant per year.
      1. The NSERC USRA website includes general information for students and fellows regarding the application process  (
      1. Complete NSERC Form 202 – Part I (, print a hardcopy, and submit online.
      2. Generate a hardcopy of an up-to-date, unofficial transcript (if you are a Queen’s student).
      3. Briefly describe laboratory/research experience and future research-based goals (1-page maximum, including 1-inch margins and 12-point font).
      Sponsoring Principal Investigator: 
      1. Complete NSERC Form 202 – Part II (, print a hardcopy, and submit online.
      2. For the Description of the Project in Part II, please be sure to write for non-experts, define abbreviations, limit jargon, and clearly state a scientific rationale and hypothesis.
      3. Provide details of all current operating funding for the host lab (i.e., title, agency, amount/year; 1-page maximum with 1-inch margins and 12-point font). Details of non-operating grants (e.g., NSERC RTI or CFI) are not required. Please enter all number 9's for the grant number for the online application.  
      4. Submit the electronic copy of the full application package to Salwa Nihal:
      5. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, February 24, 2021 by 4pm.

      Evaluation Criteria

      The following criteria will be considered when evaluating and ranking the applications:

      1. Academic excellence of the student applicant.
      2. Home institution of student applicant (i.e., Queen’s or external).
      3. Laboratory/research-related experience and career goals of student applicant.
      4. Proposed Project.
      5. Currently held funding by host lab.

      *Incomplete applications or those for which guidelines have not been followed will not be considered.

      Review Committee

      The review committee will be comprised of three DOM members who will review and rank the applications, one of which will chair the review committee.

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is designed to support world-class postdoctoral researchers. The fellowship provides $70,000 per year for two years. The program is open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD- equivalent, or health professional degree. Applications must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.

Please note that Queen's University has its own Banting Internal Procedures. Please click here for more information.

For more information on the program and how to apply, click here. Questions can be sent by email to


 The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program is designed to support world-class students pursuing doctoral degrees at Canadian universities. The scholarship awards $50,000 per year for three years. The program is open to both Canadian and international students. Students must be nominated by the Canadian university at which they plan to study.

For more information on the program and how to apply, click here. Questions can be sent by email to

The Office of Research Services (ORS) is a valuable source of information about funding opportunities. Researchers are encouraged to join the Funding Opportunities listserve so they receive timely notices about funding news and opportunities -

ORS Funding Databases

SEAMO Medical Education Development Program

SEAMO AHSC AFP Innovation Fund

CTAQ Endowment Fund

PSI Foundation Funding Programs