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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
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
(July 27, 2021)
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...
Canadian Cancer Society Challenge Grants Deadline Passed
(September 15, 2021)
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is proud to launch a new funding program in support of cancer research across Canada. The Challenge grant program will support cancer research projects across the...
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...
CCS/CIHR-ICR Inititative in Primary Cancer Prevention Deadline Passed
(September 3, 2021)
Currently, nearly one in two Canadians will develop cancer during their lifetime and about one in four will die from their disease. However, risk factors, prevention strategies, screening, diagnosis...
Heart Failue Research Network Deadline Passed
(November 30, 2021)
CIHR has recently launched a $5M funding opportunity to support a single nationally coordinated, interdisciplinary heart failure research network. The goal of the Network is to understand the...
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...
NSERC Discovery Horizons Deadline Passed
(October 11, 2021)
Discovery Horizons grants support investigator-initiated individual and team projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering....
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...
Huntington Society of Canada NAVIGATOR Research Competition Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2021)
The long standing Navigator Research Program supports HD researchers across Canada. This program supports basic scientific research of direct and immediate relevance to Huntington Disease in Canada...
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...
Canadian Glycomics | GlycoNet 2021/22 Grant Competition Deadline Passed
(August 24, 2021)
The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) is a Network of Centres of Excellence that focuses on the role of glycans in health. Areas of focus for GlycoNet in Cycle II (2020–2024) are cancer, chronic...
Brain Canada | Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM) Deadline Passed
(May 19, 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...
Brain Canada Foundation | Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurement (ARCOM) Deadline Passed
(June 22, 2021)
Brain Canada is pleased to be partnering with Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ) to jointly launch the Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurement (ARCOM) funding program, an international and...
Azrieli Science Grants Program Deadline Passed
(July 2, 2021)
Since its establishment in 1989, the Azrieli Foundation has supported eight key priority areas, including basic and clinical biomedical research. Our goal is to advance discoveries and novel...
Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships Deadline Passed
(May 31, 2021)
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...
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...
Cancer Research Society and Ovarian Cancer Canada Deadline Passed
(June 29, 2021)
The Cancer Research Society and Ovarian Cancer Canada are proud to jointly launch a competition to fund some of Canada’s most promising research projects focused on ovarian cancer. The competition...
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...
CHARGE Syndrome Foundation | Scientific Research Grant Deadline Passed
(June 24, 2021)
The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation, Inc. announces the availability of scientific research grants of up to $50,000 each. The purpose of these grants is to promote: a) new biomedical research into the...
2021 NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program Deadline Passed
(August 3, 2021)
NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants foster and enhance the discovery, innovation, and training capability of university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering by supporting...
CAAIF Top 10 Challenge Food Allergy Research Grant Deadline Passed
(May 24, 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 - Miravo Healthcare Research Grant in Allergic Rhinitis or Urticaria Deadline Passed
(May 24, 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 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...