External Grant Opportunities

University of Lethbridge Grants

There are no current grants from the University of Lethbridge.

Tri-Agency Grants

There are no current grants from the Tri-Agency.

Alberta Grants

GrantWatch ID#: 195510

Applicants may submit an application at any time for this program.

Grants to Alberta nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and agricultural and commodity groups to support quality-control programs for the food industry. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to create and improve assurance systems and certification programs that will demonstrate to the public the quality, safety, and sustainability of products produced by producers and food companies.

The Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiatives Program is intended to build public trust in agriculture by supporting the development and delivery of innovative, collaborative programs. Applicants are encouraged to design projects that:

  • Develop or enhance sustainability assurance systems
  • Increase knowledge, awareness, and participation by producers and food processors in industry sustainability assurance systems
  • Enhance producer and processor access to markets that require sustainably sourced products.

One or more of the following activities related to the development and/or enhancement of sustainability certification or assurance systems are eligible for funding and may be included in an Application:

  • Benchmarking studies including life cycle analyses, environmental foot printing, and gap analyses;
  • Short-term funding for operating costs related to pilot studies and audits;
  • Development of governance; • Administrative support directly associated with the project;
  • Promotion of label and certification standard associated with the sustainability assurance initiative;
  • Support for industry organizations to develop sustainability assurance programs; and
  • Support communication efforts regarding consumer perceptions, verification standards, BMPs, and performance metrics.

For information about the secondary benefits of the program, see: https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/download/AGUCMINT-7880054#page=2

For information about eligible expenses, see: https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/download/AGUCMINT-7557150#page=1


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Federal Government Grants

To continue helping the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community better understand data management and incorporate data management considerations into research practices, SSHRC’s Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative will continue to fund at least 10 meritorious Connection Grants proposals per competition to support the research community’s development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field.

Research data management supports the effective and responsible conduct of research, and increases the ability to store, find and reuse research data. A strong culture of data management will serve Canadian research excellence and support the development of social sciences and humanities insights. It will also benefit Canadian researchers working in international partnerships and collaborations as funders around the globe implement and strengthen data management requirements.

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The Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI) will help the Canadian aerospace sector emerge from the pandemic with the capacity to compete on the global stage. The Initiative will support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the following three objectives:

  1. to green their operations and adopt environmentally sustainable practices
  2. to improve productivity
  3. to strengthen commercialization while furthering integration into regional and global supply chains

With a total budget of $250 million over three years (until March 31, 2024), this initiative is being delivered by Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs). It complements support for the aerospace industry provided through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan and by Industry, Science and Economic Development (ISED) through the Strategic Innovation Fund.

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International Grants

GrantWatch ID#: 201841

Applications will be accepted from September 15, 2019 until December 31, 2024

Grants to USA, Canada, and International organizations for initiatives that promote global health. Funding is intended for programs that generate policy change and shine a light on critical issues. Areas of interest include but are not limited to, nutrition, agriculture, gender equality, family planning, water sanitation and hygiene, and vaccines.

The New Venture Fund for Global Policy and Advocacy (NVF for GPA) advances global health and development by providing targeted and timely awards for innovative, high-impact policy, advocacy, and communications projects that promote more and better resources, effective policies, and greater visibility for issues critical to global health and development.

NVF for GPA funds projects across a broad range of issues, including but not limited to:

  • Agriculture
  • Development policy and finance
  • Enteric and diarrheal disease
  • Family planning
  • Financial services for the poor
  • Gender equality
  • HIV
  • Malaria
  • Maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH)
  • Nutrition
  • Pneumonia
  • Polio
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tobacco control
  • Vaccine delivery
  • Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WSH)

In order to establish that projects funded are charitable and will have a positive impact on the intended beneficiaries of the Fund's work, NVF for GPA requires that grantees commit to making the products and information generated widely available at an affordable price, in sufficient volume, at a level of quality, and in a time frame that benefits the people the grantee is trying to help.


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Other Grants

Since 2008, the Wildlife Management Fund (WMF) has contributed over $1.1 million to wildlife stewardship and conservation in Alberta. Funded through annual fees paid by professional outfitters, the WMF has contributed to a wide variety of initiatives including population surveys, emerging technologies, and species research.

The WMF Committee is seeking applications for big game or bird game research and habitat enhancement projects that:

  • address a clearly identified research need or information gap,
  • have a broad provincial relevance, and
  • have long-term implications for the future of wildlife management in Alberta.

APOS members have further identified that moose, deer, and sheep are the priority species for the fund.

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