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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
Canadian Historical Association Awards No Deadline As part of its mandate to promote and recognise excellence in historical research, the CHA awards a series of prizes.  Examples include the Jean-Marie Fecteau prize for a graduate student article; ...
American Anthropological Association Prizes & Awards No Deadline The American Anthropological Association (AAA) offers numerous awards and prizes in the field of Anthropology, including, but not limited to: AAA/Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in...
Neurosciences, Rehabilitation, and Vision SCN | Summer Studentship Program 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...
The 3M Environmental Innovation Award No Deadline To recognize outstanding individuals in business, government, academia or community organizations whose innovative contributions to environmental change are benefiting Canada and Canadians....
CS-CAN/INFO-CAN Awards No Deadline CS-Can/Info-Can currently offers two annual awards: Awards for Lifetime Achievement in Computer Science These awards recognize current or former faculty members in Canadian Computer Science...
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...
Canadian Society of Medievalists Student Presentation Prize No Deadline This prize is awarded annually for the best student presentation at this year's CSM Conference. Students must hand their papers to the President at the end of the conference.    
AIB Research Grant No Deadline AIB (also known as the Bisexual Foundation) encourages, supports and assists research and education about bisexuality, through programs likely to make a material difference and enhance public...
Alberta MS Network Knowledge Translation Program No Deadline This program provides support for knowledge translation activities, including interacting with selected patient groups to transmit new knowledge, or to learn of their expectations so that better...
Alzheimer's Diagnostics Accelerator: Peripheral Biomarkers Program No Deadline The Diagnostics Accelerator challenges the research community to develop cutting-edge biomarkers and explore novel diagnostic technologies that will aid in Alzheimer’s diagnosis and clinical trial...
Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship January 31, 2022 Updated on December 17, 2021 to reflect the AI Guidelines and Investment Agreement.  No further updates to the guidelines below are expected. Priority Areas for 2022 have been updated.   Updated on...
AGE-WELL- Strategic Investment Program (SIP) Accelerator Funding No Deadline Supports innovative post-discovery projects focused on the commercialization and/or knowledge mobilization of solutions (e.g. technologies, services or policies) aligned with AGE-WELL's mission and...
Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) Venture Grants No Deadline The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation Venture Grants program supports research on Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases. The Foundation’s goal is to increase knowledge and understanding of...
Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences New Investigator Award No Deadline The CSMB New Investigator Award is an annual award established by the Society to recognize meritorious research in biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology or genetics in Canada. The nominee shall...
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...
Sport Participation Research Initiative Research Grants No Deadline Sport Canada considers for funding applications that propose programs of research relevant to its policy priorities and that SSHRC adjudication committees have recommended for funding, but that, due...
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO) Awards No Deadline The ADHO Awards Committee oversees the following awards given for outstanding scholarly contributions to the Digital Humanities: Roberto Busa Prize for lifetime/career achievement. Antonio Zampolli...
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...
Alberta Real Estate Foundation | Sponsorship Grants No Deadline The Alberta Real Estate Foundation’s Sponsorship program supports industry-related initiatives and community events up to $10,000. Sponsorships must support the Foundation’s mandate and demonstrate...
Geographic Literacy Award No Deadline Individuals in both the private and public sectors constantly make contributions to advancing geographic education throughout Canada. In a variety of roles and settings, dedicated individuals create...
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Awards No Deadline ACM recognizes excellence through its eminent awards for technical and professional achievements and contributions in computer science and information technology. It also names as Fellows and...
Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada Grants No Deadline The Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC) is Canada’s only registered charity dedicated to the funding of physiotherapy research. PFC-funded research creates knowledge that improves the practice...
Templeton Prize- small/large Grants No Deadline The Templeton Prize is an annual award presented by the Templeton Foundation. Established in 1972, it is awarded to a living person who, in the estimation of the judges, "has made an exceptional...
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...
Alberta MS Network Collaborative Meeting Support No Deadline This program is for groups wishing to initiate new MS projects or to work on an ongoing collaboration. For more information please contace info@AlbertaMSNetwork.ca
City of Lethbridge Community Event Support Grant No Deadline We recognize the value of special events and the contribution they make to the vitality of our community. Your City has established this program to provide funding support, investing in non-profit...
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...
RiboClub Life Achievement Award No Deadline This award recognizes a Canadian scientist that significantly changed the landscape of RNA biology. A one of a kind watch selected specially for this occasion will be given every 10 years and the...
APRI - 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...
Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network (CC SCN) | Summer Studentships February 1, 2022 The Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network Summer Studentship Award (CC SCN-SSA) is designed to foster research interest in critical care medicine and related disciplines among students at the...
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program: Doctoral Nominations No Deadline The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate...
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...
Cures for Kids Grant No Deadline Cures for Kids provides funding for research and clinical programs for children with life-threatening illnesses. Grants of between $500 and $2,500 are awarded to qualifying organizations for specific...
Alberta Real Estate Foundation | Development Grants No Deadline he Alberta Real Estate Foundation’s Development Grants support and advance education, research, law reform, and other activities related to real estate across three focus areas of Real Estate...
Errol Sharpe Book Prize No Deadline Dominations made to an author of nominated books should be pro-socialist in approach, where "socialism" is very broadly conceived. The prize is for single or jointly authored original books,...
IEEE Medals, Technical Field Awards, and Recognitions No Deadline The IEEE Awards Board (AB) administers the highest medals, awards, and recognitions presented by IEEE. Through its Awards Program, IEEE advances the interests of its members by recognizing their...
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...
The Leonard E. Boyle Dissertation Prize for Medieval Studies No Deadline The competition for this prize will be awarded to an outstanding dissertation in any field of medieval studies. The dissertation must be written by a Canadian or by someone resident in Canada....
Event Support Program No Deadline The Event Support Program focuses on sport program development. The program provides financial support to communities and associations to assist them in hosting major sport events, and as a result,...
Royal Astronomical Society of London Awards No Deadline The Royal Astronomical Society of London offers serveral awards for professionals and educators in all stages of their career. Descriptions, deadlines and nomination information are available on...
Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences Jeanne Manery Fisher Memorial Award No Deadline In honour of the late Jeanne Manery Fisher, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, an eminent woman will be selected by the Society every second year for her scientific accomplishments,...
APRI - IDeal Program No Deadline The IDeal Program, also known as the Innovation and Delivery Program, was created to encourage collaboration among industry, Alberta universities and research institutions. The Alberta Prion Research...
Maytree Grants No Deadline A Canadian charitable foundation established in 1982, Maytree is active in funding projects that address wealth disparity and migration
American Academy of Religion (AAR) Awards No Deadline The AAR awards tens of thousands of dollars each year to members in the form of research, regional development, and Annual Meeting travel grants. In addition to grant funding, the AAR annually awards...
Wildlife Management Fund (WMF) No Deadline About the Wildlife Management Fund (WMF) Since 2008, the Wildlife Management Fund (WMF) has contributed over $1.1 million to wildlife stewardship and conservation in Alberta. Funded through annual...
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/...
Collaborative Research and Development Grants (CRD) No Deadline CRD Grants support well-defined projects undertaken by university researchers and their private-sector partners. Direct project costs are shared by the industrial partner(s) and NSERC. Projects may...
PSA Awards-2017 Dean S. Dorn Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award No Deadline The Dean S. Dorn Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award honors individuals whose distinctions as teachers have made a significant impact on how sociology is taught. It is typically given for...
Canada Council for the Arts - Research and Creation Grant No Deadline *This grant is not administered by the University of Lethbridge* Explore and Create funds Canadian artists, artistic groups and organizations committed to the creation and dissemination of...
Prairieaction Foundation Grants No Deadline Under its CARE Grant Program, the Foundation funds community-based organizations in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan to do research into solutions to violence and abuse. An annual call for letters...