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Student funding

Undergraduate students

Are you an undergraduate student interested in research and looking for a research-related summer job?

Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentships offer students with exceptional academic records an opportunity to participate in medical or health-related research at the University during the summer.

The Chinook Summer Research Awards provide students in all disciplines with a research training experience with a University of Lethbridge faculty member during the summer

The NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) stimulate an interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering and to encourage students to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields.

Graduate students

Funding is available through the School of Graduate Studies.

Funding opportunities

Grant Title Deadline Summary
Canadian Hemophilia Sociey & Bayer ADVANCE Canada Research Program December 3, 2021 This program is offered in partnership with ADVANCE Canada (ADVANCE: age-related developments and co-morbidities in hemophilia) who’s Mission is as follows: To improve the health and Quality of Life...
Canadian Hemophilia Society & Novo Nordisk Psychosocial Research Program December 3, 2021 The Canadian Hemophilia Society – Novo Nordisk Canada Psychosocial Research Program was created to engage professionals/graduate students from the allied health disciplines (ie. Nursing,...
Canadian Hemophilia Society & Pfizer Care Until Research Program December 3, 2021 The CHS / Pfizer Care Until Cure Research Program was established in the year 2000 in collaboration with Wyeth Canada, now Pfizer. Pfizer Canada strives every day to help Canadians live healthy,...
Canadian Hemophilia Society | Dream of a Cure Research Program December 3, 2021 Supporting research towards improving the health and the quality of life of all people with inherited bleeding disorders and finding a cure have been goals of the Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS)...
Canadian Centre on Substance Use & Addiction | Request for Proposals Deadline Passed
(October 22, 2021)
CCSA is seeking a contractor to conduct an international scan of population surveys that measure patterns of cannabis use and related behaviours (e.g., polysubstance use, driving after cannabis use...
Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network Competition (CAAIN) Deadline Passed
(October 15, 2021)
This $10-million competition launched October 1, 2021. It will remain open for applications until October 22, 2021, and is available to any Canadian agri-food researchers and/or innovators seeking...
CAAIF | Avir Pharma Early Investigator Research Grant in Eosinophilic Esophagitis November 8, 2021 The Canadian Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) is a charitable foundation whose mission is to invest in research leading to new and better treatments that improve the lives of...
CAAIF | Immunodeficiency Canada Research Fellow/Early Investigator Award in Immunodeficiency Deadline Passed
(October 15, 2021)
The Canadian Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) is a charitable foundation whose mission is to invest in research leading to new and better treatments that improve the lives of...
New Frontiers in Research Fund | 2021 Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic Context Deadline Passed
(September 17, 2021)
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a documented disruptive effect on researchers’ ability to continue planned research activities, particularly community and field-based research. However, the pandemic...
Health Canada's Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) Contribution Funding Deadline Passed
(September 17, 2021)
Health Canada's Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) provides contribution funding for projects that respond to drug and substance use issues in Canada. SUAP is seeking applications for...
Alzheimer's Diagnostics Accelerator: Peripheral Biomarkers Program No Deadline The Diagnostics Accelerator challenges the research community to develop cutting-edge biomarkers and explore novel diagnostic technologies that will aid in Alzheimer’s diagnosis and clinical trial...
Alzheimer's Diagnostics Accelerator: Digital Biomarkers Program No Deadline The Diagnostics Accelerator challenges the research community to develop cutting-edge biomarkers and explore novel diagnostic technologies that will aid in Alzheimer’s diagnosis and clinical trial...
BrightFocus Foundation | Alzheimer's Disease research Grants Deadline Passed
(October 24, 2021)
BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. domestic as well as international researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer's...
Product Demonstration Program Deadline Passed
(August 31, 2021)
Accelerating Innnovations to Commercialization The Product Demonstration Program is designed to de-risk the commercialization process by providing funds and coaching to high potential, high growth...
Sony Research Award Program Deadline Passed
(September 8, 2021)
Faculty Innovation Award Global research and development at Sony enables us to foster innovative ideas, which could ultimately lead to future technology advancements and company growth. In order to...
JDRF Canada - Brain Canada Addressing Mental Health in Type 1 Diabetes Deadline Passed
(September 8, 2021)
The JDRF Canada –Brain Canada Addressing Mental Health in Type 1 Diabetes Team Grants aim to supportresearch on the development, validation, or implementation of interventions that address mental...
Alberta Innovates Smart Agriculture and Food Automation And Digitalization Challenge (SAFDAC) Deadline Passed
(August 6, 2021)
The Alberta Innovates Smart Agriculture and Food Automation and Digitalization Challenge (SAFDAC) has launched. This Program supports projects that develop or advance technology solutions for broad...
Heart & Stroke New Investigator Award Deadline Passed
(July 22, 2021)
The New Investigator (NI) program is a salary award to support new investigators who have demonstrated excellence in their doctoral and post-doctoral training and wish to establish their own...
Heart & Stroke Grant-in-Aid (GIA) Deadline Passed
(August 19, 2021)
The Grant-in-Aid (GIA) program provides operating funds to support important, pertinent, novel research in the areas of heart disease and stroke. GIA funding promotes research discovery, exploration...
Ataxia Canada Foundation Deadline Passed
(September 23, 2021)
A degenerative neuromuscular disease family which shortens life expectancy and is most often diagnose between the age of 5 to 15 years old. It deprives children and teenagers of their mobility and...
Brain Canada-WBHI Expansion Grants: Considering Sex and Gender Program Deadline Passed
(August 25, 2021)
Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) and Brain Canada have joined forces to launch the first ever Brain Canada-WBHI Expansion Grants: Considering Sex and Gender Program, a new initiative to support...
Supporting Psychological Health in First Responders Grant Program Deadline Passed
(July 27, 2021)
Alberta’s firefighters, police officers, paramedics, sheriffs, corrections officers and emergency health care workers often deal with stressful, dangerous and traumatic situations. This stress has a...
2021 Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship Deadline Passed
(July 5, 2021)
The Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship has been created in memory of neuroscientist Dr. Hubert van Tol. The travel fellowship is funded by the generous support of the Seger-van Tol family and Brain...
Canadian Cancer Society Challenge Grants Deadline Passed
(September 15, 2021)
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is proud to launch a new funding program in support of cancer research across Canada. The Challenge grant program will support cancer research projects across the...
Accelerating Innovations into CarE Concepts Program Deadline Passed
(June 23, 2021)
This opportunity serves to advance early-stage health research that demonstrates high commercial potential in priority areas of precision health.  This call specifically seeks to apply computational...
CCS/CIHR-ICR Inititative in Primary Cancer Prevention Deadline Passed
(September 3, 2021)
Currently, nearly one in two Canadians will develop cancer during their lifetime and about one in four will die from their disease. However, risk factors, prevention strategies, screening, diagnosis...
Heart Failue Research Network November 30, 2021 CIHR has recently launched a $5M funding opportunity to support a single nationally coordinated, interdisciplinary heart failure research network. The goal of the Network is to understand the...
Knowledge Systhesis Competition Deadline Passed
(July 23, 2021)
The Scientific Office of Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care, Alberta Health Services, is providing funds for a Knowledge Synthesis Competition to enable the synthesis of research evidence...
NSERC Discovery Horizons Deadline Passed
(October 11, 2021)
Discovery Horizons grants support investigator-initiated individual and team projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering....
Campus Alberta Neuroscience Entrepreneurship Seed Grant Deadline Passed
(June 22, 2021)
The Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) EntrepreneurshipSeed Grant is a foundational pillar of CAN’s Entrepreneurship Program that provides funding and collaborative support for early-stage...
Huntington Society of Canada NAVIGATOR Research Competition Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2021)
The long standing Navigator Research Program supports HD researchers across Canada. This program supports basic scientific research of direct and immediate relevance to Huntington Disease in Canada...
Accelerating Drug Discovery for Frontotemporal Degeneration Deadline Passed
(July 23, 2021)
The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) jointly announce that the Accelerating Drug Discovery for Frontotemporal Degeneration RFP ...
Managing organization (hub) for responsible artifical intelligence in agriculture and food systems in Africa Deadline Passed
(April 26, 2021)
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) invite expressions of interest from individual organizations, or consortia of...
Alberta Innovates & NSERC | Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement No Deadline The 2021-22 Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE) program is now open for new applications. This is a continuous intake program and we will continue to accept applications until the 2020-...
Removing nitrogen from urban stormwater runoff Deadline Passed
(April 23, 2021)
Oldcastle Infrastructure is seeking technologies to remove nitrogen from urban stormwater runoff.   Nutrient pollution is a widespread and challenging problem in urban stormwater management....
Photocatalytic disinfection for the home consumer Deadline Passed
(April 16, 2021)
Reckitt is seeking photocatalytic processes, materials, and chemicals that enable disinfection by the home consumer. Reckitt is a global consumer products company that operates a portfolio of...
Concentrated, dilutable bleaching additive for laundry Deadline Passed
(April 16, 2021)
Reckitt is seeking a highly-concentrated and compact fabric treatment that can be safely diluted by the consumer at home and used at various concentrations. Reckitt is a global consumer products...
High-dilution germ-killing actives for Lysol and Dettol Deadline Passed
(April 16, 2021)
Reckitt is seeking alternative germ-killing actives to quaternary ammonium for use in Lysol and Dettol that are equally effective at low concentrations, high dilutions, and direct replacement volumes...
Canadian Glycomics | GlycoNet 2021/22 Grant Competition Deadline Passed
(August 24, 2021)
The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) is a Network of Centres of Excellence that focuses on the role of glycans in health. Areas of focus for GlycoNet in Cycle II (2020–2024) are cancer, chronic...
Brain Canada | Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM) Deadline Passed
(May 19, 2021)
Together with the Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM), Brain Canada is pleased to share an upcoming funding opportunity for Canadian researchers. CQDM’s Quantum Leap pharma-led funding...
Brain Canada Foundation | Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurement (ARCOM) Deadline Passed
(June 22, 2021)
Brain Canada is pleased to be partnering with Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ) to jointly launch the Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurement (ARCOM) funding program, an international and...
Azrieli Science Grants Program Deadline Passed
(July 2, 2021)
Since its establishment in 1989, the Azrieli Foundation has supported eight key priority areas, including basic and clinical biomedical research. Our goal is to advance discoveries and novel...
Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships Deadline Passed
(May 31, 2021)
Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships recognize early-stage academic researchers in the natural sciences and engineering and support them to enhance their research capacity, so that they can become leaders...
The Arthritis Society | Stars Career Development Award Deadline Passed
(July 5, 2021)
The Stars Career Development award has been created to firmly establish the career of early career investigators. This salary and research funding represents a three (3) year commitment by the...
Cancer Research Society and Ovarian Cancer Canada Deadline Passed
(June 29, 2021)
The Cancer Research Society and Ovarian Cancer Canada are proud to jointly launch a competition to fund some of Canada’s most promising research projects focused on ovarian cancer. The competition...
CHARGE Syndrome Foundation | Clinical Research Grant No Deadline The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of clinical research grants of up to $25,000.  The purpose of these grants is to promote clinical research on the...
CHARGE Syndrome Foundation | Scientific Research Grant Deadline Passed
(June 24, 2021)
The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation, Inc. announces the availability of scientific research grants of up to $50,000 each. The purpose of these grants is to promote: a) new biomedical research into the...
2021 NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program Deadline Passed
(August 3, 2021)
NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants foster and enhance the discovery, innovation, and training capability of university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering by supporting...
CAAIF Top 10 Challenge Food Allergy Research Grant Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2021)
The Canadian Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) is a charitable foundation whose mission is to invest in research leading to new and better treatments that improve the lives of...
CAAIF - Miravo Healthcare Research Grant in Allergic Rhinitis or Urticaria Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2021)
The Canadian Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) is a charitable foundation whose mission is to invest in research leading to new and better treatments that improve the lives of...