CANSSI Ontario Data Access Grants


These grants of up to $5,000 cover costs associated with accessing and working with large data sources, such as the UK Biobank, which are necessary to carry out data-intensive research and application.

The purpose of these grants is to foster research by mitigating the high cost of access to many data sets.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until two grants have been funded in a given academic year.


Trainees or faculty members at Ontario-based universities are eligible to apply.

Expectations and Commitments

This grant program is expected to bring together faculty from different disciplines to work on projects through a shared  trainee at a Master’s, Doctoral, or Postdoctoral level.

How to Apply

To apply for a grant, you must submit:

  1. A one-page budget, and
  2. A one- to two-page study proposal

Each proposal must include two faculty members from different academic units including from different departments, divisions, faculties, or affiliated research institutes.

Apply here.

Allowable Expenses

Costs associated with

  1. accessing data
  2. storing data
  3. quality assurance of data