Early Researcher Award

How it works

The Early Researcher Awards program gives funding to new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research institutions to build a research team.

View the program guidelines for more information.

Who is eligible

You are eligible if you:

  • are a full-time faculty member or principal investigator at an eligible research institution

  • have started your academic career on or after January 1, 2014

  • have completed your first Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, Medical Doctor or terminal degree on or after January 1, 2009

  • have not already held an Early Researcher Award

  • are not a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

Eligible institutions include:

  • universities

  • colleges

  • research hospitals

  • research institutes

Funding amount

Each award to a leading researcher is a maximum of $100,000 and must be matched by an additional $50,000 from the researcher’s institution and/or partner organization.

The government will provide up to $40,000 to your research centre for indirect costs.

Applications are to be submitted to the Ministry no later than October 10, 2019 

To learn more visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/early-researcher-awards#section-4

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