Funding Opportunities

Department of Psychiatry's Internal Seed Fund Competition

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the Department of Psychiatry's Internal Seed Fund 2023 Competition for Research Grants - Call for Letters of Intent on behalf of the Department of Psychiatry's Research Committee.

The overarching purpose of this Internal Seed Fund is to catalyze novel and collaborative research projects led by our Department faculty that build upon on our established strengths and expertise, as well as provide opportunities for training of the next generation of researchers.

NEW THIS YEAR: We are requiring all interested and eligible faculty to submit a Letter of Intent (Stage 1) in order to be considered. Selected applicants will then be invited to submit a full application (Stage 2).

Up to a budgetary maximum of $20,000 is available per team, to be used over a 2 to 3-year period; smaller funding requests (e.g., $5,000-$10,000) will also be considered. The number of grants funded will depend on the requested budgets and peer review recommendations.

Please complete your Letter of Intent, noting the attached guidelines set out for this competition. Please submit the Letter of Intent to Nicole North ( by 11:59PM on Monday, December 12th, 2022.

You will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your Letter of Intent. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your submission within 2 working days, please contact Nicole Snake, Administrative Assistant for the Department of Psychiatry, at (519) 685-8500 x 47240.

We look forward to receiving your Letter of Intent!

Letter of Intent
Competition Guidelines

Arlene MacDougall, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Director of Research, Department of Psychiatry
Assistant Professor, Depts of Psychiatry and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
t. 519.646.6100 ext 47240
f. 519.455.5090

The Annual Dr. Benjamin Goldberg Research Grant Competition

The Developmental Disabilities Program in the The Developmental Disabilities Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the Annual Dr. Benjamin Goldberg Research Grant Competition.

This grant is meant to facilitate research specific to intellectual disabilities (as defined by DSM 5). Proposals may involve investigations of causes, diagnosis, and/or treatment of intellectual disabilities (ID). Proposals may also involve conditions that are comorbid with ID (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder or Epilepsy), but the project must ultimately be directly about ID.

This competition is open to any student (undergraduate or graduate) registered at the Western University Community. Applications are also invited from students registered at other Universities or Colleges in Southwestern Ontario.

In all cases, a member of the Western University faculty (who is eligible to hold research funds) must be listed as a Supervisor. Applications from Universities, Colleges, and all academic departments will be accepted, without preference. Value of an award may range up to $5,000, with the actual value of each award being determined by the number of funded proposals and the quality of each proposal.

For more information on this grant, on the eligibility criteria, or to access the application portal, please visit our website here: Dr. Benjamin Goldberg Developmental Disabilities Research Grant.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah O'Flanagan at

Dana Foundation (Neuroscience)

The program tends to focus on:
   1. Translating promising animal model interventions or clinical observations for treating devastating brain conditions or injuries into small-sale studies in humans with these conditions to see if the intervention shows any effect, and designing neuroethical guidelines for such studies;
   2. Identifying functions of specific neurons and neural networks involved in brain diseases or injuries and developing therapeutic interventions to alter these;
   3. Assessing outcomes of the effects of various therapies used to treat brain injuries, such as stroke. The program also occasionally considers studies of complex cognitive processes, such as creativity.

For more information, visit the Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant Program.

Deadline for preliminary proposals: Continuous

Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation

The PSI Foundation's support of health research is offered in through the following programs:
- Health Research Grants
- Healthcare Research by Community Physicians
- Educational Fellowships for Practicing Physicians
- Resident Research Grants
- P.S.I.F. Fellowship for Translational Research

In general, PSI applications from London researchers should be submitted through the Lawson Health Research. For more information, visit the PSI Foundation.

Deadline: Continuous

AMOSO Opportunities Fund

2023 Call Coming Soon!

AMOSO AHSC AFP Innovation Fund

2023 Call Coming Soon!

Annual C. Kingsley Allison Research Grant Competition

2023 Call Coming Soon!


Mitacs is a national not-for-profit that funds collaborative research partnerships. Eligible co-funding partners can be from industry (domestic or international), Canadian not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, or hospitals. Funding for projects start at $10K and can scale up to the millions. Contribution from the partner starts at 1:1 matching from Mitacs, but may be more if it falls under one of our special funding initiatives. For more info, check out or contact Wilson Luo (

Wilson Luo PhD
Director, Business Development — London
Pronouns: He/Him
C: 226-787-4096

CIHR Funding Programs

CIHR Funding Programs Click Here

SSHRC Funding Programs

SSHRC Funding Programs Click Here

NSERC Discovery Grants (individual) program

NSERC Discovery Grants (individual) program Click Here

Mental Health Research Canada

Mental Health Research Canada Click Here

Ontario Trillium Foundation Grants

Ontario Trillium Foundation Grants Click Here


If you are aware of any funding opportunities pertaining to Psychiatry not captured above, please email Nicole North for inclusion. 

Updated: January 2023