Proposal Development Support

Arts & Science provides guidance and resources to support researchers through the external grant submission process. We can assist in reviewing application drafts, budget planning and review, as well as connecting you to additional research support services, policies and processes on campus.

An editorial review can increase the chances of a successful grant application. Our feedback focuses on the strength of the proposal in meeting the specific program objectives and on overall rhetorical effectiveness including organizational structure, grammar, word choice and the use of non-specialist language. We can also provide recommendations on how to present most effectively the research project in alignment with program stipulated standards for fundable proposals.

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Research Alerts allow you to stay current with all research activities at the University of Toronto. You will receive emails about the latest funding opportunities and awards, partnership opportunities, commercialization activity, new technologies and startups and much more!

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Steps to Apply for an External Research Grant

Step 1: Begin creating the grant application following funding agency guidelines. 

Step 2: At least five business days prior to the funder deadline, submit near-to-final-draft version of the application to the MRA (My Research Applications) system for review and approval. This step is necessary to secure the required institutional approval(s) before submitting the completed application to the funding agency.

Step 3: Submit final completed application to the funding agency, according to the agency and institutional deadlines. Most tri-agency and other federal grants are submitted by the applicant through the funding agency’s online application system. In some cases, this is a two-step process and a final institutional approval is required before the application is pushed through to the funder. For other grant applications, follow the agency and U of T institutional submission guidelines, as outlined in the relevant Research Alert.

For application development support, please contact your designated Funded Research Officer.