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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
Clorox: (non-quaternary ammonium) anti-microbial actives for cleaning and disinfection 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 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 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 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 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 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...
Circular Economy Challenge Deadline Passed
(May 18, 2022)
Description 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...
CCS Accelerator Grants July 13, 2022 The ability to move cancer research findings into practice, for the benefit of those affected by cancer, is the goal driving most research questions. CCS is not only a cancer research funder, but...
CQDM's Quantum Leap Pharma-led Funding Program Deadline Passed
(May 12, 2022)
Description  Projects selected as part of the Quantum Leap program focus on developing cutting-edge technologies with the potential to significantly advance the R&D activities of CQDM’s...
SSHRC Exchange - 2022 Competition Deadline Passed
(May 16, 2022)
The office of Research and Innovation Services is pleased to announce a 2022 SSHRC Exchange competition. The SSHRC Exchange is a small-scale knowledge mobilization grant made possible by an...
Funding for Innovative Prototypes and New Testing Stream Funding Opportunities Deadline Passed
(April 18, 2022)
Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) is looking for innovative, pre-commercial prototypes that can help address Canada’s priorities in the Arctic and the North, defence, and oceans fields.  Through...
Ignite Innovation Grant Deadline Passed
(May 9, 2022)
Description The goal of the Ignite Innovation program is to support the development and testing of transformative, paradigm-shifting, concepts and approaches to address critical barriers to progress...
Stars Career Development Award Deadline Passed
(May 11, 2022)
Description The Stars Career Development award was created to help firmly establish the career of early and mid-career investigators. This salary and research funding represents a three (3) year...
Accelerating Drug Discovery for Frontotemporal Degeneration RFP Deadline Passed
(May 13, 2022)
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 ...
Lab2Market Oceans Deadline Passed
(April 4, 2022)
Lab2Market Oceans is a national program for university research teams to explore their ocean research idea in a new way and identify commercial opportunities (e.g., startup creation, licensing,...
Alberta Real Estate Foundation Deadline Passed
(May 2, 2022)
The Alberta Real Estate Foundation funds initiatives that support and advance education, research, law reform, and other activities related to real estate across our three focus areas of Real Estate...
Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine) December 22, 2022 The Government of Canada has announced special funding, in the form of supplements to existing research grants, that will provide relief and assistance to research trainees from Ukraine. The Special...
NSERC funding opportunities to support National Quantum Strategy June 8, 2022 Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, is announcing an investment of $137.9 million through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research...
Strategic Opportunities Fund Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2022)
  OVERVIEW Value Varies depending on the request Duration Not to exceed 12 months Application Deadlines March 1 - EXTENDED TO MAY...
Hydrogen Labour Market Research Project Deadline Passed
(April 14, 2022)
Description The purpose of this project is to produce timely and relevant labour market data and analysis that will help inform the development of a workforce strategy for the emerging hydrogen...
The Homegrown Innovation Challenge Deadline Passed
(April 13, 2022)
In a climate-changing world, Canada’s high dependence on imported fresh fruits and vegetables makes it vulnerable to food systems disruption. We are able to grow many fruits and vegetables in Canada...
Matching funds and letters of support Deadline Passed
(April 1, 2022)
Overview Value Varies depending on the request Duration Same duration as the external award Application deadline Requests for funds: 1st of each month Requests for...
NSERC Alliance International No Deadline Alliance International will provide support for researchers in Canada to work with leading international researchers from the academic sector, and to establish and grow international research...
NFRFR 2022 Special Call - Research for Post-pandemic Recovery Deadline Passed
(April 19, 2022)
The COVID-19 pandemic has had differential impacts on individuals, communities, and countries, intensifying the inequalities that existed before this crisis. Globally, numerous voices have been...
Arthritis Society Strategic Operating Grant Deadline Passed
(April 5, 2022)
The Strategic Operating Grant (SOG) program provides funding to support research proposals aligned with the Arthritis Society's priorities.  The Arthritis Society’s new Strategic Plan 2020-2025:...
Arthritis Society Training Postdoctoral Fellowship (TPF) Deadline Passed
(April 11, 2022)
The Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides support for highly qualified postdoctoral fellows to engage in research that is in an area of clear relevance to arthritis and the Arthritis Society’s new...
2022 ALS Canada-Brain Canada Trainee Program Deadline Passed
(April 1, 2022)
2022 ALS Canada-Brain Canada Trainee Program Brain Canada is pleased to be partnering with ALS Canada to launch the 2022 ALS Canada-Brain Canada Trainee Program. This funding...
Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists Operating Grant Deadline Passed
(April 21, 2022)
The Cancer Research Society is pleased to announce the launch of its 2022 Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists competition, an initiative aiming at supporting future generations of...
Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists Post Doctoral Salary Award Deadline Passed
(April 21, 2022)
The Cancer Research Society is pleased to announce the launch of its 2022 Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists competition, an initiative aiming at supporting future generations of...