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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
Call for Expressions of Interest: Canadian AgriScience Cluster for Horticulture - National Research & Innovation Priorities for Potatoes February 17, 2022 The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) is an Ottawa-based voluntary, not-for-profit, national association that represents fruit and vegetable growers across Canada involved in the production of...
Alberta MS Network 2022 Summer Studentship February 18, 2022 Award Overview  Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program may apply for an Alberta MS Network Summer Studentship to work on multiple sclerosis (MS)-related research (non-clinical or...
Contributions Program of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPS) February 7, 2022 Eligible applicants Only not-for-profit organizations – including consumer, voluntary and advocacy organizations, educational institutions, and industry & trade associations – are eligible for...
EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND): Understanding the Mechanisms of non-Pharmacological Interventions February 22, 2022   The European Union Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), a global research initiative with 30 member countries, has launched a transnational call for research...
Diagnostic Accelerator and Target ALS Foundation Biomarker Discovery RFP February 23, 2022 Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and Target ALS Announce Partnership to Accelerate Biomarker Discovery and Development  The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Target ALS...
PRIHS Digital Health Competition April 1, 2022 The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) aligns the knowledge production efforts of researchers with the evidence needs of the health system. Building on the momentum...
Canadian Dermatology Foundation (CDF) Innovation Grants Competition 2022 March 8, 2022 Researchers in Canada are invited to apply for the 2022 Canadian Dermatology Foundation (CDF) Innovation Grants offered in partnership with the Canadian Institute of Health Research – Institute of...
Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care | Undergraduate Summer Studentship Competition February 11, 2022 The Scientific Office of the Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care, Alberta Health Services, is providing funds for an Undergraduate Summer Studentship Competition. The aim of this...
Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program Deadline Passed
(January 13, 2022)
Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to pursue post-secondary academic study, research or Chinese language training or...
Drug Development Program January 28, 2022 The Drug Development RFP seeks to support in vivo preclinical studies that advance lead molecules developed for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to IND-enabling studies. The proposed studies...
Prevention Pipeline January 28, 2022 The ADDF seeks to support studies of cognitive symptoms due to health conditions, comparative effectiveness research, and epidemiological studies that probe whether the use or choice of drugs alters...
Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Program January 28, 2022 The aim of this RFP is to further develop and validate established biomarkers for which there is a clear clinical need in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This RFP prioritizes biomarkers...
Program to Accelerate Clinical Trails (PACT) January 28, 2022 The PACT RFP supports IND-enabling studies and early-phase clinical trials that test promising pharmacological interventions and devices for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias. Both...
Enabling Accessibility Fund | Early Learning and Child Care Deadline Passed
(January 21, 2022)
he Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) small projects component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) aims to improve accessibility and safety in regulated and/or licensed ELCC centres. This will...
Alberta Real Estate Foundation | Investment Grants Deadline Passed
(January 3, 2022)
The Alberta Real Estate Foundation’s Investment Grants support and advance education, research, law reform, and other activities related to real estate across three focus areas of Real Estate...
Alberta Real Estate Foundation | Development Grants No Deadline he Alberta Real Estate Foundation’s Development Grants support and advance education, research, law reform, and other activities related to real estate across three focus areas of Real Estate...
Alberta Real Estate Foundation | Sponsorship Grants No Deadline The Alberta Real Estate Foundation’s Sponsorship program supports industry-related initiatives and community events up to $10,000. Sponsorships must support the Foundation’s mandate and demonstrate...
Neurosciences, Rehabilitation, and Vision SCN | Summer Studentship Program February 28, 2022 The Neurosciences, rehabilitation, and Vision (NRV) Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) Scientific Office of Alberta Health Services (AHS) supports and provides training and mentorship opportunities to...
Department of Defense | Breast Cancer Research Program No Deadline The BCRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY22 funding opportunities. This pre-...
Brain Canada | Platform Support Grants January 31, 2022 High-impact research in the neurosciences has always required skill, imagination, determination, and insight. Today, research additionally requires access to shared equipment, facilities,services,...
Shastri Conference & Lecture Series Grant Deadline Passed
(December 20, 2021)
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s broad-based initiative is to support the creation of bi-national relations between academia, government, the business community, and civil society organizations by...
Civil Society Fund Deadline Passed
(December 10, 2021)
Civil society includes non-profit and voluntary organizations, registered charities, informal groups or movements pursuing shared interests or values, and private-sector organizations and individuals...
Early Career Researcher Award in Asthma Deadline Passed
(January 24, 2022)
Asthma is one of the most common chronic respiratory diseases in Canada affecting over 10% of the population (3.8 million people) with well-recognized biological sex differences. Asthma...
Toronto Multiple Sclerosis NeuroCAM Principal Investigator Special Purpose Grant April 22, 2022 Principal Investigator Special Purpose Grant is aimed to catalyze NeuroCAM approaches to treating Multiple Sclerosis at the University of Toronto by funding the acquisition of new equipment,...
NeuroCAM Innovation Seed Grants Deadline Passed
(January 3, 2022)
Branch Out is offering a series of Principal Investigator Special Purpose Grants to fund specific areas of NeuroCAM research based on specific areas of stakeholder interest and scientific need. We...
Pfizer Quality Improvement Grant Deadline Passed
(January 18, 2021)
Pfizer Global medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community's independant intitiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of...
Innovations in IBD Deadline Passed
(January 10, 2022)
Crohn's and Colitis Canada invites applications for an Innovations Grant, to fund novel or innovative approaches to IBD research. This grant is intended to stimulate and support research which may...
Cancer Research Society | Operating Grants Competition Deadline Passed
(December 2, 2021)
The Operating Grants competition is the principal means by which CRS fulfills its mission to support fundamental, early translational and environment-cancer research on all types of cancer. The...
AHS Critical Care SCN Studentship February 1, 2022 The Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network Summer Studentship Award (CC SCN-SSA) is designed to foster research interest in critical care medicine and related disciplines among students at the ...
Weston Family Foundation Postdoctoral Award Deadline Passed
(January 20, 2022)
Since 2007, the Weston Family Awards in Northern Research have provided unparalleled support to young scientists undertaking research in Canada’s North. Their research spans a broad spectrum of...
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grants-in-Aid of Research Competition Deadline Passed
(November 12, 2021)
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is delighted to announce the launch of its 2022 Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIA) Competition. The GIA program supports research projects directly related to IBD that are...
Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network (CC SCN) | Summer Studentships February 1, 2022 The Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network Summer Studentship Award (CC SCN-SSA) is designed to foster research interest in critical care medicine and related disciplines among students at the...
CIHR & SSHRC | Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative Deadline Passed
(November 8, 2021)
As stated in the Government of Canada’s Federal Budget 2021, “systemic racism and discrimination are a painful reality for too many people, especially for marginalized groups, including Indigenous,...
Brain Canada | Youth Mental Health Platform Deadline Passed
(December 7, 2021)
Mental illness disproportionately affects young people worldwide between the ages of 15 and 29. It accounts for approximately half of the overall burden of disease in this age group, making it the...
Brain Canada | Quantum Leap Drug Discovery Deadline Passed
(November 11, 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...
Banting Research Foundation | Discovery Award Deadline Passed
(November 24, 2021)
The Discovery Award is a one-year grant of up to $30,000 for innovative health and biomedical research projects by outstanding new investigators at universities and research institutes in Canada, who...
Brain Canada | Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Deadline Passed
(November 9, 2021)
Supported  by  the  Canada  Brain  Research  Fund,  the  purpose  of  the  Future  Leaders  in  Canadian  Brain Research  Grants  Program  is  to  accelerate  novel  and  transformative  research ...
Alzheimer's Association | Clinician Scientist Fellowship to Promote Diversity Deadline Passed
(November 12, 2021)
The Alzheimer's Association recognizes the need to support exceptional clinician scientists who are currently underrepresented at academic institutions in clinical research training in Alzheimer's...
Alzheimer's Association | Clinician Scientist Fellowship to Promote Diversity Deadline Passed
(November 12, 2021)
The Alzheimer's Association recognizes the need to support exceptional clinician scientists who are currently underrepresented at academic institutions in clinical research training in Alzheimer's...
Alzheimer's Association | Clinician Scientist Fellowship Program Deadline Passed
(November 1, 2021)
The Alzheimer's Association recognizes the need to support the training of clinician scientists in Alzheimer's and all other dementias. For the purpose of this program, a clinician scientist is...
Alzheimer's Association | Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity Deadline Passed
(November 12, 2021)
The Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D) award is intended to support exceptional scientists from underrepresented groups who are working in Alzheimer’s or all...
Alzheimer's Association | Research Fellowship Deadline Passed
(November 12, 2021)
The Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship award is intended to support exceptional researchers who are engaged in their post-graduate work (i.e. postdoctoral fellows) and before they have their...
Alzheimer's Association | Research Grant to Promote Diversity Deadline Passed
(November 12, 2021)
The Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity award is up to three years (minimum two years) to increase the number of scientists from underrepresented groups at academic...
Alzheimer's Association | Research Grant Deadline Passed
(November 12, 2021)
The Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant (AARG) award aims to fund early-career investigators who are less than 15 years past their doctoral degree or post-residency (MD or DO). The purpose of...
Emergency Strategic Clinical Network (ESCN) Studentship Call 2022 Deadline Passed
(October 17, 2021)
The Emergency Strategic Clinical Network Summer Studentship Award (ESCN-SSA) is designed to foster research interest in emergency medicine and related disciplines among students at the undergraduate...
Canadian Hemophilia Sociey & Bayer ADVANCE Canada Research Program Deadline Passed
(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 Deadline Passed
(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 Deadline Passed
(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 Deadline Passed
(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...