Grant Opportunities


    The Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy

    This funding opportunity is part of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy’s set of granting awards at the University of Lethbridge. Broadly, the mandate of the Prentice Institute is to conduct and support research focused on changing human populations and the potential impacts of these changes on social, environmental, and economic factors. The Institute also conducts and supports research on long-term changes in human and economic environments, with an emphasis on the role human actions play in influencing these outcomes. From the perspective of knowledge translation, the Institute also seeks to communicate research in effective ways to communities, governments, organizations.

    Within the context of this mandate, the Prentice Institute funds research projects focused on one or more of the following areas (1) Populations, (2) Economy, (3) Ecosystems, and (4) Health. The objective of the Prentice Institute Affiliate Partnership Grant is to foster the development of projects across institutions and organizations focused on one or more of these core areas, and that address a clear research-related knowledge gap or need.

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    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:

    For information about eligible expenses, see:


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    Tri Agency Grant

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

    Research Areas

    This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to the following research areas:

    1. CIHR-JDRF Funding Pool in T1D:

      The ultimate goal of research supported in the CIHR-JDRF Funding Pool in T1D is to improve psychosocial health and associated outcomes for people living with T1D. This funding will support research on interventions and models of care, applying approaches such as virtual care, peer-support, or other behavioural interventions, to address:

      • Mental health challenges in people with T1D, including but not limited to, clinical depression, anxiety, disordered eating, diabetes distress, and sleep disturbances;
      • Psychosocial aspects of T1D during high need timepoints, including but not limited to, first year of diagnosis, transitions of life, and onset of complications;
      • Family conflict and parental anxiety related to children and youth with T1D; and
      • Mental health in populations at high risk of poor outcomes in T1D, including but not limited to youth, young adults, Indigenous Peoples, those with limited access to health care, and low socioeconomic status.

      Interventions tested in this context may also improve self-management and clinical endpoints, such as HbA1c, diabetic ketoacidosis, and severe hypoglycemia events requiring medical intervention. If applicants choose to measure clinical outcomes, then standardized measures must be used. In addition, applications to this pool should ensure to use standardized, validated outcome metrics for psychosocial outcomes where they exist (e.g., PAID, Diabetes Distress Scale), and are strongly encouraged to integrate with ongoing efforts in the field to develop and standardize new patient-reported outcome measures in this area.

      This funding pool excludes research into the epidemiology or natural history of mental health disorders in people with T1D and research into the efficacy of drug-based interventions for mental health disorders in people with T1D.

    1. Indigenous Youth and Young Adults T2D Prevention and Self-Management Funding Pool

      This funding will support Indigenous-focused, community-led research on psychosocial health and T2D focused on prevention, treatment, and self-management in Indigenous YYA. Research may include interventions, models of care, knowledge mobilization, and frameworks for self-management, with an emphasis on settings where Indigenous YYA live, learn, work, and play, that incorporate culturally appropriate strategies, to address:

      • Psychosocial and mental health challenges associated with T2D prevention and treatment, including but not limited to, building resilience, positive self-image, coping mechanisms and strategies to support healthy lifestyle behaviours and combat stigma/shame;
      • Psychosocial health issues related to healthy living behaviours and prevention of T2D at key transitional stages of life where individuals experience significant lifestyle changes (i.e., elementary to high school, high school to post-secondary, post-secondary to workplace); and
      • Issues related to social determinants of health, such as access to healthy food and physical/recreational activities (including land-based activities for Indigenous youth, especially in rural and remote communities) in relation to prevention and self-management of T2D.
    1. Prevention and Self-Management for Youth and Young Adults in Racialized, Low Socio-Economic Status, and Ethnocultural Communities Disproportionately Affected by T2D Funding Pool:

      This funding pool will support applications focused on psychosocial factors and mental health in YYA in racialized, ethnocultural and low SES communities that are disproportionately affected by T2D. Research may include improved prevention and treatment approaches for T2D in YYA in places where YYA live, learn, work and play, using a precision prevention approach and targeting those most at risk of developing T2D. Research must incorporate culturally appropriate approaches to address:

      • Strategies to prevent, treat and self-manage T2D, including but not limited, to peer-support groups, mentorship programs, healthy lifestyle and behaviour modification programs and knowledge mobilization;
      • Policy and program interventions using a social determinants of health framework that decreases the risks of the development and progression of T2D, including but not limited to, access to healthy food and equitable access to physical activity programs; and
      • Community-based, family-based, and inter-generational approaches and programs in relation to prevention of T2D.

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    Applications Due September 30, 2022

    The CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD) supports research to enhance health in relation to diet, digestion, excretion, and metabolism; and to address causes, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, support systems, and palliation for a wide range of conditions and problems associated with hormone, digestive system, kidney, and liver function. For information about INMD, please refer to the INMD website and INMD Strategic Plan 2021-2026.

    The INMD Training and Community Support Grant will support INMD research communities, including researchers and Partner Organizations (i.e., voluntary health sector organizations such as non-profit organizations, professional organizations and registered charities), to build training programs in research domains largely and directly relevant to the Institute's mandate. INMD will fund a total of two grants with a maximum amount of $50,000 for a single grant.

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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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