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.

 

Mitacs

Mitacs is a national independent non-profit funding agency that financially supports collaborative projects in any discipline. Students, faculty, and eligible partner agencies can receive funding from Mitacs to support Canadian research and innovation. International opportunities are also available. 

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Funding Database

Grant Title Deadline Summary
CIHR Fellowship (CIHR Fellowship: 2022-2023) Deadline Passed
(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...
PDF Dissemination Grant Deadline Passed
(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...
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,...
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...
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,...
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...
Parkinson Alberta Post-Doctoral Fellowship Deadline Passed
(February 25, 2022)
To be used for research in the area of Parkinson disease at an Alberta-based University. Research can be basic or clinical. Candidate must  have a PhD or MD.    Submit the following...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)...
CAAIF | Avir Pharma Early Investigator Research Grant in Eosinophilic Esophagitis Deadline Passed
(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...
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...
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...
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
(June 13, 2022)
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...
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...
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...
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...
Azrieli Science Grants Program Deadline Passed
(July 22, 2022)
The Azrieli Foundation funds initiatives and operates programs across eight priority areas, including Science, Research & Healthcare. We fund research in neuroscience with a focus on brain...
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...
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...