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
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...
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...
Toronto Multiple Sclerosis NeuroCAM Principal Investigator Special Purpose Grant Deadline Passed
(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,...
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....
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 ...
Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program Deadline Passed
(April 29, 2022)
The CREATE program is designed to improve the training and mentoring environment for the Canadian researchers of tomorrow by improving training in areas such as professional skills, communication and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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-...
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...
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...
Department of Defence Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2022)
The Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program will be investing $1.6 billion in innovations for defence and security over the next 20 years. The IDEaS program is designed to...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships Deadline Passed
(May 31, 2022)
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
Partnership Engage Grants Deadline Passed
(June 8, 2022)
Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program and the Connection program. Please note that Partnership Engage Grants cannot respond exclusively to the...
NSERC funding opportunities to support National Quantum Strategy Deadline Passed
(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...
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...
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...
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...
Alberta Gambling Research Institute Major Grants Deadline Passed
(June 20, 2022)
To support curiosity-driven basic research for Investigator - and/or stakeholder identified topics. Once/year (Internal Application Deadline: to respective University Research Office [RSO] Monday,...
New Frontiers in Research Fund | 2022 Exploration Competition Deadline Passed
(June 21, 2022)
The goal of the Exploration stream is to inspire high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research. Exploration grants support research that pushes boundaries into exciting new areas....
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...
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...
Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Funding Deadline Passed
(June 30, 2022)
Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with an exclusive professional development curriculum component. Fellows address complex challenges through: A two-year research project with a partner...
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...
Matching funds and letters of support Deadline Passed
(July 4, 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...
CCS Accelerator Grants Deadline Passed
(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...
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...
SSHRC Connection Grants Deadline Passed
(July 25, 2022)
Connection Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of SSHRC's Connection program. They support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization ...