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 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
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 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...
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
(August 30, 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) Deadline Passed
(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 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...
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
(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...
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...
Canadian Agricultural Partnership - Canola Agriculture Research Cluster Deadline Passed
(March 1, 2022)
Canada’s canola industry and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) have jointly funded canola research over the last three AgriScience Cluster programs. In addressing multiple industry-wide...
Brain Canada - Cancer Research Society Translational Research Grants program Deadline Passed
(March 23, 2022)
Brain Canada is pleased to be partnering with Cancer Research Society to launch the Brain Canada – Cancer Research Society Translational Research Grants program. This funding opportunity will support...
Agriculture Funding Consortium (AFC) 2022-23 Call for Research Proposals Deadline Passed
(March 31, 2022)
AFC – Application Guidelines AFC Call for Proposals – 2022/2023 The Agriculture Funding Consortium launches their 2022-23 call on February 3, 2022. If you are an ag researcher and would like to...
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...
CAAIF-Miravo Healthcare Research Grant in Allergic Rhinitis or Urticaria Deadline Passed
(March 24, 2022)
  ABOUT CAAIF 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...
CAAIF Research Fellowship in Immunology Deadline Passed
(March 24, 2022)
OBJECTIVES The objective CAAIF Research Fellowship in Immunology is to: Increase Canadian research capacity in the area of Clinical Immunology, Support the research career of promising researchers...
Call for Expressions of Interest: Canadian AgriScience Cluster for Horticulture - National Research & Innovation Priorities for Potatoes Deadline Passed
(February 17, 2022)
The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) is an Ottawa-based voluntary, not-for-profit, national association that represents fruit and vegetable growers across Canada involved in the production of...
Alberta MS Network 2022 Summer Studentship Deadline Passed
(February 25, 2022)
Award Overview  Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program may apply for an Alberta MS Network Summer Studentship to work on multiple sclerosis (MS)-related research (non-clinical or...
Contributions Program of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPS) Deadline Passed
(February 7, 2022)
Eligible applicants Only not-for-profit organizations – including consumer, voluntary and advocacy organizations, educational institutions, and industry & trade associations – are eligible for...
EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND): Understanding the Mechanisms of non-Pharmacological Interventions Deadline Passed
(February 22, 2022)
  The European Union Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), a global research initiative with 30 member countries, has launched a transnational call for research...
Diagnostic Accelerator and Target ALS Foundation Biomarker Discovery RFP Deadline Passed
(February 23, 2022)
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and Target ALS Announce Partnership to Accelerate Biomarker Discovery and Development  The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Target ALS...
PRIHS Digital Health Competition Deadline Passed
(April 1, 2022)
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) aligns the knowledge production efforts of researchers with the evidence needs of the health system. Building on the momentum...
Canadian Dermatology Foundation (CDF) Innovation Grants Competition 2022 Deadline Passed
(March 8, 2022)
Researchers in Canada are invited to apply for the 2022 Canadian Dermatology Foundation (CDF) Innovation Grants offered in partnership with the Canadian Institute of Health Research – Institute of...
Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care | Undergraduate Summer Studentship Competition Deadline Passed
(February 11, 2022)
The Scientific Office of the Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care, Alberta Health Services, is providing funds for an Undergraduate Summer Studentship Competition. The aim of this...
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...
Drug Development Program Deadline Passed
(January 28, 2022)
The Drug Development RFP seeks to support in vivo preclinical studies that advance lead molecules developed for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to IND-enabling studies. The proposed studies...
Prevention Pipeline Deadline Passed
(January 28, 2022)
The ADDF seeks to support studies of cognitive symptoms due to health conditions, comparative effectiveness research, and epidemiological studies that probe whether the use or choice of drugs alters...
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...
Program to Accelerate Clinical Trails (PACT) Deadline Passed
(January 28, 2022)
The PACT RFP supports IND-enabling studies and early-phase clinical trials that test promising pharmacological interventions and devices for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias. Both...
Enabling Accessibility Fund | Early Learning and Child Care Deadline Passed
(January 21, 2022)
he Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) small projects component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) aims to improve accessibility and safety in regulated and/or licensed ELCC centres. This will...
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...
Department of Defense | Breast Cancer Research Program No Deadline The BCRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY22 funding opportunities. This pre-...
Brain Canada | Platform Support Grants Deadline Passed
(January 31, 2022)
High-impact research in the neurosciences has always required skill, imagination, determination, and insight. Today, research additionally requires access to shared equipment, facilities,services,...
Shastri Conference & Lecture Series Grant Deadline Passed
(December 20, 2021)
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s broad-based initiative is to support the creation of bi-national relations between academia, government, the business community, and civil society organizations by...