uLethbridge faculty: All funding resources are now on the ORIS website on the intranet.

Faculty Funding

Internal Funding

ORIS administers the following internal faculty awards:

If you are seeking a letter of support or matching funds for an external grant, please consult the Request for support from the VPR on how best to proceed.

Tri-Agency Funding

Funding information specific to CIHRNSERC, and SSHRC.

Canada Foundation for Innovation

External funding database

Looking for funding?  Search the external funding database for current opportunities.

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 Database

Grant Title Deadline Summary
CIHR Fellowship (CIHR Fellowship: 2022-2023) September 26, 2022 Application deadline: October 5, 2022 (6 p.m. eastern) Important Dates Competition 202210MFE Application Deadline 2022-10-05 Anticipated Notice of Decision 2023-04-27 Funding Start...
Alzheimer's Disease Research Program Request for Proposals November 1, 2022 Description  BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. domestic as well as international researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of...
2023 Alberta Gairdner Outreach Program October 15, 2022 The Gairdner Foundation in partnership with the Alberta provincial government have an established fund for the promotion of science culture and achievement in the province of Alberta. We are issuing...
MS Society of Canada Research Funding Opportunities October 3, 2022 Discovery Research Grants  The Discovery Research Grant Program is intended to support various research projects aligned with the MS Society of Canada’s (MSSC) new strategic plan. The strategic plan...
The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award September 24, 2022 The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes the world’s leading researchers who have used rational, scientifically based research to improve the wellbeing of those facing health...
The Canada Gairdner International Awards September 23, 2022 Description  The Canada Gairdner International Award recognizes outstanding researchers whose unique scientific contributions have increased the understanding of human biology and disease and...
Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 II (BTA12-2) and Era of Hope Scholar Award II (EOHS-2) September 15, 2022 Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 II (BTA12-2)  Description  Click here for the full website  Applications to the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) are being solicited...
Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation No Deadline Description  Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation of Vancouver, BC would like to welcome research groups to apply for funding opportunities in the field of major illnesses with primary focus...
NSERC Alliance Missions: Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Research September 15, 2022 NSERC Alliance Missions: Anthropogenic greenhouse gas research  We are pleased to announce that Alliance Missions is returning with a new and exciting challenge to help address climate change,...
Sony Research Award Program September 8, 2022 As part of one of the world's most innovative and recognizable brands, we are committed to support university research and innovation in the U.S., Canada, India, and select European countries, while...
Alberta Innovates 2022 Water Innovation Program - Call for Proposals September 8, 2022 Alberta’s population is expected to continue to grow and exceed 6 million people by 2050 and with that, demand for water will continue to increase. Ensuring Alberta has the quality and quantity of...
Mitacs Globalink Research Award | Shastri Indo Canadian No Deadline Shastri Indo Canadian Institute (SICI) (India — travel to Canada and/or travel from Canada) Deadline: Open all year Intern level: Full-time master's and PhD students, and postdoctoral fellows...
Mitacs Globalink Research Award | Université Grenoble Aples (UGA) September 27, 2022 Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) (France — travel to Canada) Deadline: July 7 to October 4, 2022 Intern level: Full-time master’s (Master 1 and 2) and PhD students, or postdoctoral fellows Themes:...
PDF Dissemination Grant September 1, 2022 The Office of Research and Innovation Services established the Postdoctoral Fellow Dissemination Grant as a pilot project for the 2022-23 academic year. Purpose To assist postdoctoral...
Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment November 1, 2022   OVERVIEW Value  Varies. See detailed description Duration Stream 1: up to 2 years Stream 2: up to 3 years Application Deadline...
Agri-Food and Bioindustrial Innovation Plan No Deadline The objectives of the Agri-Food and Bioindustrial Innovation Program are to: Sustain, grow and optimize productivity and reduce the cost of production of Alberta’s agri-food and bioindustrial...
Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) - Concepts Deadline Passed
(June 22, 2022)
The Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) - Concepts opportunity serves to advance early-stage health research and innovation that demonstrates high commercial potential in priority areas of...
Media Arts Acquisition Fund November 9, 2022 The Media Arts Equipment Acquisition Fund supports Canadian professional media arts organizations to develop technical infrastructure that fosters conditions necessary for the vitality and...
Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Funding August 25, 2022 This funding provides up to $15,000 to support development of individual Alberta artists, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists by providing funding for a specific visual arts or new media...
Artist Development Microgrant Deadline Passed
(July 4, 2022)
This program is intended to support professional and business development activities for individual artists and artist collectives. The goal of the program is to contribute to the skills and...
AgriCommunication Program September 23, 2022 The AgriCommunication Program is a 3-year, up to $8 million federal initiative that will focus specifically on supporting activities which increase appreciation and pride in the contributions of...
Canadian Agri-Food Automation & Intelligence Network (CAAIN) No Deadline Continuous Intake Option Available for Agricultural Innovators The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) today launched a $5M call for funding focused exclusively on...
Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems-Interdisciplinary Challenge Teams No Deadline Genome Canada is launching a new Climate Action Genomics Initiative funding opportunity in May 2022. Interdisciplinary Challenge Teams (ICTs) represent the largest, key component of the initiative....
Clorox: (non-quaternary ammonium) anti-microbial actives for cleaning and disinfection Deadline Passed
(May 31, 2022)
For over 100 years, The Clorox Company has been making innovative products that generations of people around the world trust to make their lives and the world a little bit better. Throughout our...
Corteva: Building blocks for sustainable small molecule crop protection solutions Deadline Passed
(May 31, 2022)
Corteva Agriscience is committed to providing sustainable crop protection solutions, including products that meet “green” principles endorsed by the American Chemical Society and sustainability goals...
PepsiCo: Research Opportunities Deadline Passed
(May 31, 2022)
  Description PepsiCo is looking for a first-of-its-kind partnership with a multidisciplinary research team to develop a model to better understand the processing of plant proteins in extrusion. ...
Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative No Deadline Launched in May 2022, the Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative is investing $30M in cutting-edge genomic research and innovation to reduce the carbon footprint of Canada’s food...
CCS Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research - Inclusive Excellence Prize nominations Deadline Passed
(June 8, 2022)
The Canadian Cancer Society has recognized individuals who have made, and are making, valuable contributions to the cancer research ecosystem in Canada since 1993 through our Awards for Excellence in...
2022 ALS Canada - Brain Canada Discovery Grant Program Deadline Passed
(June 28, 2022)
Together, Brain Canada and the ALS Society of Canada are pleased to announce the continuation of the Discovery Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to invest in the best possible projects...
Alliance International Quantum Grants Deadline Passed
(June 9, 2022)
Quantum science is the study, manipulation and control of systems at the atomic and subatomic level. Quantum technologies are at the leading edge of science and innovation, both in Canada and...
Equity and Access in the Arts Deadline Passed
(May 25, 2022)
Purpose To invest in a thriving and diverse arts community in Edmonton by supporting Edmonton based artists and collectives from communities that face barriers to access. This includes, but is not...
Professional Development for Artists component of Explore and Create Deadline Passed
(May 25, 2022)
The Professional Development for Artists component of Explore and Create supports the career growth of Canadian artists and artistic groups by encouraging participation in a wide range of development...
Oil Spill Response Challenge Deadline Passed
(May 25, 2022)
The Government of Canada is calling on innovators to develop solutions to help protect and preserve Canada’s natural heritage and communities from the devastating impacts of oil spills. If you work...
2022 Stroke Clinical Research Catalyst Grants Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2022)
Description  Together, Brain Canada, the Canadian Stroke Consortium, and Heart &Stroke are pleased to launch the 2022 Stroke Clinical Research Catalyst Grant program. This funding opportunity...
Clone of 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...
NATO Innovation Challenge Deadline Passed
(May 20, 2022)
Value $8,500 in monetary prize Relevant solutions could support the development of future NATO concepts, doctrine, standards, requirements, capability development, and will get stage-time at NATO-...
Circular Economy Challenge Deadline Passed
(May 19, 2022)
Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) is committing $50 million through its new Circular Economy Challenge to accelerate the province’s transition towards a low-emissions economy. The investment from the...
Value-added Program Deadline Passed
(May 17, 2022)
Overview The Value-added Program is focused on the growth of Alberta’s value-added food and bio-industrial processors by supporting projects that: Create jobs in Alberta; Support growth of the...
On-Farm Value added Program Deadline Passed
(May 17, 2022)
The On-Farm Value-added Program supports economic recovery through investment in projects, company sales growth, market expansion and the creation of jobs in Alberta. This program is designed...
Community Facilities Enhancement Program Deadline Passed
(May 8, 2022)
Overview CFEP funding provides financial assistance to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities...
Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program Deadline Passed
(May 2, 2022)
Description  This program supports Inuit individuals and communities in expressing, preserving, developing and promoting their cultural heritage. The program also helps Inuit share their cultural...
Azrieli Science Grants Program Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2022)
New Ideas to Advance Knowledge in Neurodevelopment The Azrieli Foundation funds initiatives and operates programs across eight priority areas, including Science, Research & Healthcare. We fund...
CHAEN Research Fellowship Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2022)
The objective CHAEN Research Fellowship in HAE is to: Increase Canadian research capacity in the area of HAE, Support the research career of promising researchers, and Produce high-quality...
CAAIF Research Fellowship in Type 2 Inflammation - supported by Sanofi Canada Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2022)
The objective CAAIF Research Fellowship in Type 2 Inflammation is to: Increase Canadian research capacity in the area of Type 2 Inflammation, Support the research career of promising researchers,...
Accelerating Innovations into CarE Deadline Passed
(May 20, 2022)
Description Alberta Innovates is proud to announce the 2022/2023 launch of the Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) - Validate program.  This is an opportunity for Alberta’s innovators to...
Canada - Israel 2022-23 collaborative industrial research and development call for proposals Deadline Passed
(May 6, 2022)
Working together, the governments of Canada and Israel aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with a high potential for commercialization. This...
Literary Publishing Projects Deadline Passed
(April 28, 2022)
The Literary Publishing Projects component of Supporting Artistic Practice funds Canadian publishers of literary books and magazines committed to developing and promoting Canadian literary writers ...
2022 Transition Pathways - Research Funding Opportunity Deadline Passed
(April 28, 2022)
Description  The Transition Accelerator is looking to collaborate with researchers across the country interested in developing transformational pathways to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions....
2022 NAVIGATOR Research Competition Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2022)
​Description  Our mission at HSC is to improve the quality of life for those affected by Huntington disease. One of the ways that we address our mission is by investing in promising research. The...
Brain Canada Rising Stars Trainee Award Deadline Passed
(May 26, 2022)
2022 Trainee Award Opportunities :Shireen and Edna Marcus Excellence Award Purpose: To provide financial support to promising graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and/or residents conducting...