Research Western

Early Researcher Awards

The Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS) has announced a call for Round 13 of the Early Researcher Awards (ERA) program. The ERA program provides funding to recently-appointed researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research institutions to build a research team.

Important Dates


Eligible interruptions, such as parental leaves or mandatory training (e.g., medical residencies) are taken into consideration when determining applicant eligibility. Please contact Research Development if you have questions regarding your eligibility.

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.

For full program details, visit the Early Researcher Awards website.

Additional Documents and Resources

Please note that the NOI and application forms are fillable PDFs and must be opened in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.


For more information, or questions about the above documents, please contact Antoinette Martin (519-661-2111 ext. 84620) or Carolyn Paterson (ext. 82262).