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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
CAAIF Research Fellowship in Immunology - Supported by Takeda Canada Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2021)
The objectives of the CAAIF Research Fellowship in Immunology are to: Increase Canadian research related to Clinical Immunology, Support the research career of promising researchers, and Produce...
Protein Industries Canada Call for Capacity Building Projects Deadline Passed
(April 5, 2021)
Protein Industries Canada is looking for ambitious, consortium-driven projects to elevate Canada’s plant-based food ecosystem. Protein Industries Canada is currently seeking proposals in four...
RDAR Call for Proposals 2021 Deadline Passed
(April 8, 2021)
RDAR is funding agricultural research that will drive real benefits for producers in the barn and on the field. Researchers can count on RDAR to provide predictable funding for leading-edge...
Encouraging Vaccine Confidence in Canada Deadline Passed
(March 31, 2021)
Encouraging vaccine confidence in Canada PromoScience grants support organizations with strong track records of science and/or health promotion to deliver evidence-based, vaccine-promoting...
WCB Research Program Deadline Passed
(April 2, 2021)
Our research program encourages scientific exploration into topics applicable to workers' compensation. We provide funding to high-quality research projects which address some of the pressing issues...
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...
Harrington Scholar Award | Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Deadline Passed
(July 23, 2021)
Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI) at University Hospitals and the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) announce a joint request for proposals for the 2021 ADDF-Harrington Scholar Award....
Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Community Investment Program Grants Deadline Passed
(April 7, 2021)
CIRA is the steward of .CA – Canada’s online identifier. While our number one priority is the safe and secure management of Canada’s top-level domain, we also have a mandate to do good things for the...
Mitacs Globalink Research Award | Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) Deadline Passed
(March 19, 2021)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Mitacs Inc. will cooperate in future to advance and strengthen research collaboration between Germany and Canada. The partnership between Mitacs and KIT is...
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grants-in-Aid of Research Competition Deadline Passed
(April 7, 2021)
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is delighted to announce the launch of its 2021 Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIA) Competition. The GIA program supports research projects directly related to IBD that are...
Strategic Operating Grants | Arthritis Society Deadline Passed
(April 5, 2021)
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:...
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...
Feminist Response and Recovery Fund Deadline Passed
(March 11, 2021)
We may submit only one application for funding in this call for proposals.   The Government of Canada has released a call for proposals for the Feminist Response and Recovery Fund. The objective of...
Smart Prosperity Institute | Call for Research Proposals Deadline Passed
(March 8, 2021)
In 2020, Smart Prosperity Institute released a call for proposals seeking research on climate and environmental policy in the context of COVID-19 and economic recovery. With a post-pandemic economic...
Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists 2021 Competition Deadline Passed
(April 21, 2021)
The Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists is a Cancer Research Society funding program with the goal of supporting upcoming young cohorts of Canadian researchers. The award consists of...
Respiratory Health - MSCN Summer Studentship Award 2021 Deadline Passed
(March 15, 2021)
Completed applications must be send electronically in PDF formal to Marni Armstrong at marni.armstrong@ahs.ca no later than March 15, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. EST. Successful applications will be notified...
Respiratory Health - MSCN Research and Innovation Seed Grants 2021-2022: Call for Proposals Deadline Passed
(March 8, 2021)
The Respiratory Health Section of the Medicine Strategic Clinical Network is pleased to announce a research and innovation funding opportunity, the RH-MSCN Research and Innovation Seed Grants Program...
Prentice Institute Research Affiliate Fund Deadline Passed
(April 15, 2021)
Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy: Call for Research Funding Proposals (PIRAF Stream)  The Prentice Institute Research Affiliate Fund (PIRAF) 2021 application process will open...
Bell Let's Talk - Brain Canada Mental Health Research Program Deadline Passed
(March 9, 2021)
Brain Canada is pleased to be partnering with Bell Let’s Talk to launch the Bell Let’s Talk-Brain Canada Mental Health Research Program, a new funding opportunity to support novel and transformative...
2021/2022 Agriculture Funding Consortium Call for Proposals Deadline Passed
(April 9, 2021)
Agriculture Funding Consortium (AFC) would like to notify researchers that the 2021/2022 AFC call for proposals will close on April 9, 2021 at 23:59. This is an exciting opportunity for researchers...
CAAIF Research Fellowship in Type 2 Inflammation Deadline Passed
(April 19, 2021)
Supported by Sanofi Genzyme Canada. The objective CAAIF Research Fellowship in Type 3 Inflammation is to: Increase Canadian research capacity in the area of Type 3 Inflammation Support the...
endMS Summer Program Deadline Passed
(February 19, 2021)
The University of Saskatchewan is excited to host the virtual 2021 endMS Summer School titled, “Taking MS Research Off the Grid”, being held June 7-9, 2021. The Summer School program features...
Human Frontiers Science Program Deadline Passed
(March 18, 2021)
Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) Research Grants support innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that...
2021 WCB-Alberta Research Grants Competition Deadline Passed
(April 2, 2021)
WCB-Alberta promotes the development of effective disability management services and strategies, optimal approaches to recovery and return to work following workplace injury, and improved...
EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research Deadline Passed
(February 23, 2021)
JPND Call for Proposals: "A Sex and Gender Approach to Linking pre-diagnosis disturbances of physiological systems to Neurodegenerative Diseases" Brain Canada is pleased to share a new funding...
endMS Scholar Program for Researches IN Training Deadline Passed
(February 17, 2021)
SPRINT is a national training programs aimed to enhance knowledge and skills related to MS research among trainees and increase opportunities to conduct MS research in Canada. Applicants should...
2021 GRA Call for Proposals with NRF, Korea Deadline Passed
(February 19, 2021)
Program purpose is to Promote research activities for emerging researchers in Korea and Canada, and provide overseas research experiences and increase research capabilities through participation in R...
Cancer SCN Innovation Pipeline Grant - Proof Of Concept Deadline Passed
(February 2, 2021)
Cancer SCN 2020/21 Innovation Pipeline Grant Competition.  This competition is aligned with Alberta Health Services’ Innovation Pipeline Framework, and invests in early stage innovation in cancer in...
Cancer SCN Innovation Pipeline Grant - Performance Gap Identification Deadline Passed
(February 22, 2021)
Cancer SCN 2020/21 Innovation Pipeline Grant Competition.  This competition is aligned with Alberta Health Services’ Innovation Pipeline Framework, and invests in early stage innovation in cancer in...
Diagnostics Accelerator: Peripheral Biomarkers Program Deadline Passed
(December 15, 2020)
The Diagnostics Accelerator is soliciting projects to develop biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias accessible from the periphery. Proposals addressing a range of potential...
The Treat FTD Fund Deadline Passed
(January 29, 2021)
Goal The Treat FTD fund aims to support programs testing drugs or devices for FTD disorders while building clinical data around novel FTD mechanisms in human disease and corresponding biomarker...
Food Waste Reduction Challenge Deadline Passed
(January 4, 2021)
Food Waste Food Waste refers to all food that is grown, harvested, processed, manufactured or prepared for human consumption, but never eaten by people. It occurs at all stages of the food supply...
SCN 2021 Undergraduate Summer Studentship Competition Deadline Passed
(February 5, 2020)
The Scientific Office of the Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network™ (SCN), Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care portfolio, is providing funds for an Undergraduate Summer Studentship...
ADDF The Treat FTD Fund Deadline Passed
(January 22, 2021)
Goal The Treat FTD fund aims to support programs testing drugs or devices for FTD disorders while building clinical data around novel FTD mechanisms in human disease and corresponding biomarker...
ADDF Funding Opportunities Deadline Passed
(January 22, 2021)
The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) provides funding to academic centers and biotechs from around the world that are advancing therapeutic and biomarker development for Alzheimer's and...
NRV SCN Summer Studentship Award Deadline Passed
(February 14, 2021)
Background & Objectives The Neurosciences, Rehabilitation, and Vision (NRV) Strategic Clinical NetworkTM (SCN) Scientific Office of Alberta Health Services (AHS) supports and provides training...
Alberta Innovates into CarE (AICE) Concepts Program Deadline Passed
(November 30, 2020)
Health care expenditures in Alberta are increasingly unsustainable with approximately 40% of the provincial budget consumed annually. Alberta needs to harness the power of emerging health...
AHS Emergency SCN Studentship January 17, 2022 The Emergency Strategic Clinical Network Summer Studentship Award (ESCN-SSA) is designed to foster research interest in emergency medicine and related disciplines among students at the undergraduate...
AHS Emergency SCN Systematic and Scoping Review grant January 18, 2022 The Emergency Strategic Clinical Network (ESCN) Scientific Office was created to lead Alberta Health Services (AHS) in the promotion, adoption and diffusion of innovation as well as the creation and...
NRV SCN 2021 Seed Grant Competition CALL for Applications Deadline Passed
(December 21, 2020)
NRV SCN Seed Grant Program The Neurosciences, Rehabilitation & Vision Strategic Clinical NetworkTM (NRV SCN) is very pleased to announce the 2021 Seed Grant funding competition. A maximum of...
Canadian Mountain Network - Expression of Interest Deadline Passed
(November 6, 2020)
The Canadian Mountain Network anticipates investing a minimum of $3MM in a series of place- and/or theme-based Knowledge Hubs to support mountain research combining Indigenous and Western ways of...
2020 Turnbull-Tator Award in Spinal Cord Injury and Concussion Research Deadline Passed
(November 25, 2020)
Brain Canada Foundation and the Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research are pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 Turnbull-Tator Award in Spinal Cord Injury and Concussion Research...
Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care Deadline Passed
(November 6, 2020)
Alberta Health Services (AHS) Primary Health Care Integration Network (PHCIN) is currently accepting applications to cover expenses ($3000 program fee) for individuals who intend to apply for the...
RDAR Call for Research Proposals Deadline Passed
(November 5, 2020)
Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) is excited to launch its inaugural $4 million call for producer-led, agriculture research proposals – investing in ideas that will increase the...
NSERC - Emerging Infectious Disease Modelling (EIDM) initiative Deadline Passed
(October 22, 2020)
In responding to the COVID-19 epidemic, mathematical modelling has proven to be an essential tool for researchers and policy advisors to simulate the impact of various interventions or public health...
Seed Grant - Indigenous Primary Health Care & Policy Research Network Deadline Passed
(October 16, 2020)
This funding opportunity is intended to spark community driven research that facilitates Indigenous primary health care system innovation and transformation within Alberta. Applications should focus...
Promoting Health Equity: Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund Deadline Passed
(October 8, 2020)
Overview The Promoting Health Equity: Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund ("Fund") supports Black Canadians to develop more culturally responsive knowledge, capacity and programs to address mental...
CAAIF/Stallergenes Greer Early Investigator Award in Allergy and Clinical Immunology Deadline Passed
(September 24, 2020)
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...
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...
Governor General's Innovation Awards Deadline Passed
(September 25, 2020)
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has been invited to nominate outstanding candidates from our community for the 2021 Governor General’s Innovation Awards, and we welcome...