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
INAC Post-Secondary Student Support Program No Deadline The program aims to improve the employability of First Nation and eligible Inuit students by providing them with funding to access education and skills development opportunities at the post-secondary...
INAC University and College Entrance Preparation Program No Deadline This program aims to increase the number of First Nation and Inuit students with the academic level required for entrance into post-secondary programs. Financial assistance may be provided for a...
Indspire Student Bursaries and Scholarships No Deadline Successful futures are created through hard work, creativity, and perseverance. Each one of us has a unique potential to achieve, and for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students, Indspire is here to...
Industry Partnered Funding Opportunities AICE (Accelerating Innovations into CarE) No Deadline The Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) program provides the health system with a lever to generate evidence required to support adoption of new technologies developed by small-medium sized...
Innovation Grants | Arthritis Society Deadline Passed
(June 23, 2021)
This program encourages bold attempts to test novel hypotheses and/or generate new knowledge and/or improvements related to prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and support; therefore, while...
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...
International Biophysical Society Awards No Deadline The International Biophysical Society offers several awards for achievements in the field. Please see the attached link for more information about individual awards.
International Sociological Association Prizes No Deadline The International Sociological Association offers a prize and two essay competitions for scholars. The Varga Prize for New Generation Scholars: This award recognizes an outstanding new paper by a...
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...
James S McDonnell Foundation Grants No Deadline Founded in 1950 by aerospace pioneer James S. McDonnell, the foundation was established to "improve the quality of life," and does so by contributing to the generation of new knowledge by supporting...
JDRF Canada - Brain Canada Addressing Mental Health in Type 1 Diabetes Deadline Passed
(September 8, 2021)
The JDRF Canada –Brain Canada Addressing Mental Health in Type 1 Diabetes Team Grants aim to supportresearch on the development, validation, or implementation of interventions that address mental...
Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award No Deadline The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to offer a special initiative to allow junior investigators in cancer research to gain knowledge and understanding of the Canadian Cancer Society peer-review...
Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award Deadline Passed
(October 19, 2020)
The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to offer a special initiative to allow junior investigators in cancer research to gain knowledge and understanding of the Canadian Cancer Society peer-review...
Justin Eves Foundation Scholarships No Deadline The Justin Eves Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to securing revenues for research into learning disabilities and to provide financial support for learning disabled youth to attend...
Kenneth J. Fyke Award Deadline Passed
(March 19, 2021)
The Kenneth J. Fyke Award program supports health services and policy research in order to promote the development of evidence-based Canadian practices and policies in blood transfusion, blood stem...
Kluge Prize No Deadline The prize celebrates the importance of the study of humanity and recognizes individuals whose outstanding scholarship in the humanities and social sciences has shaped both public affairs and civil...
Knowledge Systhesis Competition Deadline Passed
(July 23, 2021)
The Scientific Office of Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care, Alberta Health Services, is providing funds for a Knowledge Synthesis Competition to enable the synthesis of research evidence...
Krembil Foundation Grants No Deadline Grants are focused on helping people through medical research, education and social services. Their primary focus is funding research projects in medicine; particularly those that have difficulty...
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,...
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada Grants No Deadline The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada's (LLSC's) academic grants support and encourage basic and translational leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma research. LLSC investigators...
Life and Climate Award (LC Award) Deadline Passed
(September 26, 2022)
  *** This page was updated on March 29, 2022.*** OVERVIEW Value  TBD Duration 24 months Application Deadline September 26, 2022...
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 ...
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...
LPIRG Event Project Grant No Deadline There are no set deadlines for event/project grant applications, however the LPIRG Board of Directors will look more favourably on applications that are submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the event/...
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...
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...
Max Bell Foundation Grants No Deadline Max Bell Foundation encourages the development of innovative ideas that impact public policies and practices with an emphasis on health and wellness, education, and the environment. The foundation...
Maytree Grants No Deadline A Canadian charitable foundation established in 1982, Maytree is active in funding projects that address wealth disparity and migration
mCannabis.RealWorld - Alberta Innovates Deadline Passed
(October 7, 2020)
Alberta Innovates is excited to announce the Real-World Evaluation of Cannabis-Based Medicines (mCannabis.RealWorld) Program. The program is a novel enabling mechanism to address urgent clinical or...
McConnell Foundation Social Innovation Fund No Deadline The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation is pleased to launch the McConnell Social Innovation Fund. The Fund has three components—one for early stage innovations; a second for scaling up successful...
McLean Foundation Grants No Deadline The foundation makes grants in a wide range of areas, including arts, conservation, education, health and welfare. It maintains a flexible policy, with particular emphasis on projects showing promise...
Media Arts Acquisition Fund Deadline Passed
(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...
Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) - Structural Stigma EOI Deadline Passed
(September 15, 2020)
Real-world examples of approaches that address mental illness- and substance use-related structural stigma in Canada’s health-care system This Expression of Interest from the Mental Health...
Mitacs Accelerate No Deadline Mitacs Accelerate offers internships to graduate and postdoctoral fellows to allow research collaboration with industry. Postdocs, their supervising professor, and a partner organization develop a...
Mitacs Accelerate Industrial Postdoc No Deadline Provides up to 3 years of funding valued at $55,000/year for research with a company or not-for-profit for a Postdoctoral Fellow in any discipline. Postdocs: Build a longer-term collaboration with a...
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...
Mitacs Globalink Research Award No Deadline The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas...
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) Deadline Passed
(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:...
Mobility Program No Deadline The Mobility Program is intended to encourage investigators who are within five years of their first appointment after completing their research training or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows...
Modern Languages Association (MLA) Honors and Awards No Deadline Anyone may nominate a book for an MLA prize, but the author or publisher is responsible for sending the required number of copies, noted in the main list, to the MLA office before the deadline. An...
MS Society of Canada Research Funding Opportunities Deadline Passed
(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...
MSSOC Contract Research Organization (CRO) Grant No Deadline The MS Society of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new research funding competition – the Contract Research Organization (CRO) Grant. The CRO Grant will enable principal investigators to...
National Wetland Conservation Fund No Deadline The National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF) supports on-the-ground activities to restore and enhance wetlands in Canada. The objectives of the fund are to: Restore degraded or lost wetlands on...
National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Awards and Prizes No Deadline Current individual membership is a requirement for all applicants for NWSA awards. The National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) accepts nominations for the following award catagories: FACULTY...
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-...
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...
Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Program Deadline Passed
(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...
Neurosciences, Rehabilitation, and Vision SCN | Summer Studentship Program Deadline Passed
(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...
New Frontiers in Research Fund | 2021 Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic Context Deadline Passed
(September 17, 2021)
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a documented disruptive effect on researchers’ ability to continue planned research activities, particularly community and field-based research. However, the pandemic...