New Scientists

1. Looking for Funding?

PivotCommunity of Science funding opportunity database

  • This is a funding database that the University of Toronto (U of T) subscribes to and as a faculty member you are entitled to an account. By claiming your account you can set-up customized searches for specific projects or research teams and receive regular email updates about funding opportunities that match your search criteria.

The Faculty of Medicine “What’s New in Research” listserv

  • This is a curated list of funding opportunities that also includes notices about workshops and research related events at U of T and the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN) hospitals. Updates are sent out several times a month and listed on the “What’s New in Research” webpage. Visit the Faculty of Medicine Research Office website to sign up to the mailing list.

“Research Alerts” and the Research Funding Opportunities page on the Office of Research & Innovation website

  • The Office of Research Services & Innovation sends out alerts regularly, keeping you up-to-date with the latest news about CIHR information sessions and U of T internal deadlines for major competitions.

Grant Development Services

The Faculty of Medicine Research Office offers FREE grant development services for grants being submitted through U of T. Contact the Grant Development Team in advance of busy deadline time to determine editing deadlines. It is worth the effort- they have an excellent track record of improving outcomes!

Several of the hospital research institutes also offer grant development services. Contact your hospital research institute for more details.

2. Applying for Grants?

All grant applications being administered through the U of T Office of Research Services & Innovation must go through My Research Application (MRA). This electronic system automatically ensures that your grant application goes through all the appropriate approvals, and allows for faster set-up of your grant, should you be successful. Use your UTORid to log in.

More information about MRA including the user guide and help desk phone number (416-946-5000) can be found on the Project RAISE webpage.

Does your application require a letter of institutional support? Please carefully reveiw what committments are required by the sponsor for the applicaiton and consult the VPRI Letters of Institution Support - Guidance web page for details of how to obtain these letters. 

If you have further questions please contact the DoM Research Administrator at

3. Viewing and Using Grant Funding?

  • My Research Online (MROL) allows principle investigators to view information about their research funds administered by the U of T Office of Research Services & Innovation. Information about how to access the system and how to interpret the reports found there can be accessed here.
  • For principle investigators in the Department of Medicine (DoM) please contact the DOM Research Administrator at
  • USource is a new online market place run by the U of T Procurement Office that offers a wide range of services, equipment, and supplies. To have your account set-up please contact
  • U of T MedStores offers a wide supply of research and scientific equipment and supplies at low prices. Although they are based in the basement of the Medical Sciences Building at U of T, they deliver to all the TAHSN hospitals and research institutes for a low flat rate.

4. Questions about Publishing or Authorship?

  • Authorship Guidelines highlights what constitutes grounds for authorship and raises important issues around defining the roles and contributions of an author to published work. This webpage also provides information about dealing with Predatory Journals.

More information about authorship can be found through the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors website.

More information about predatory journals can be found in "Ethical Issues in Publishing in Predatory Journals" by Dr. Lori Ferris, Associate Vice-President, Research Oversight and Compliance.

For general queries or help with any of the above please contact:

Research Administrator
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
C. David Naylor Building
6 Queen’s Park Crescent West, Room 321
Toronto, ON M5S 3H2
Phone: 416-978-4844