J. P. Bickell Foundation - Medical Research Grants 2024


J.P. Bickell Foundation through Scotia Wealth Management

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J.P. Bickell Foundation General Charities Grant Application Process


Grants are made to assist biomedical scientists of various departments and faculties in Ontario universities, hospitals and scientific institutions concerned with medical research. These grants may be distributed among medical research institutes and universities in Ontario.

The online application may be submitted from any medically oriented university faculty. These may be within the health sciences department of a university or any faculty of that university.

One application may be submitted by a qualified institution by April 30th  for the annual competition.


The Foundation will use the following criteria in assessing applications:

  1. Projects must have scientific merit and be primarily medical in nature.
  2. New researchers seeking start-up grants receive priority.
  3. New, innovative projects receive priority.
  4. Applications submitted should most suitably fit the institutions' requirements and the Foundation's criteria.

Maximum Project Value

Grants are usually within the $25,000 to $80,000 range.

Grants are not made to cover deficits or to supplement a project grant from another granting agency (except for essential equipment). Supplemental grants may only be made for equipment essential to the described project where main source funding for equipment is unobtainable. For equipment costing more than $10,000, indicate the use, extent of use, availability of similar equipment and the current operating support.

Indirect Costs



If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Letter of Intent: Only one application may be submitted by the University of Guelph. If required, applications will be adjudicated with input from the AVP Research Services and/or Research Services Council.

Please submit your one-page LOI (summary of your research project, including rationale, approach, the significance of your research, etc.) to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

Internal Deadline

Application: Please submit your full application, supporting letter and online signatory form along with a complete OR5 form to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

Note: The application must be accompanied by an institutional letter of support from your College. Please ensure that the authorization/signature page of the application has all the required signatures. ORS will secure final signature.

External Deadline

Application: Applicant must complete and submit application through the on-line granting portal.

See the Application process and information under 'Medical research grants.'

How to Apply

  1. Applications will only be accepted through the on-line granting portal.
  2. One application may be submitted from any one university, hospital or independent medical research institute for the annual competition.
  3. Applications are only to be submitted by the department which oversees research administration for the institution (i.e. not the individual researcher).
  4. The application must be accompanied by:
    a)     a supporting letter from the Director or Head of the Office of Research Administration, or the equivalent, at that institution;
    b)     the applicant's and co-applicant's/applicants' curriculum vitae;
    c)     other attachments as noted in the application process
    d)     the online application must contain the signatory form.

The grant recipient will be notified within approximately four months of the submission date, and full award amounts will be issued to the institution at that time. All correspondence regarding the outcome of the competition will be between the Foundation and the office that submitted the application.

For Questions, please contact

Questions should be directed to the foundation services team at foundations.toronto@scotiawealth.com.

Office of Research

Ariah Easley, Awards & Agreements Officer
Research Services Office

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