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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
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...
Emergency Strategic Clinical Network (ESCN) Systematic and Scoping Review Grant Competition January 18, 2022 The purpose of this funding call is to offer timely, relevant and scientifically rigorous evidence to emergency medicine decision-makers and knowledge-users in Alberta. In addition to achieving the...
AHS | NRV SCN Seed Grant Program December 21, 2021 The Neurosciences, Rehabilitation& Vision Strategic Clinical Network (NRV SCNTM) is very pleased to announce the 2022 Seed Grant funding competition. One (1) awards of up to $10,000 will be...
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...
ALS Canada-Brain Canada Discovery Grants Program 2020 Deadline Passed
(September 11, 2020)
The 2020 Discovery Grants Program encompasses applications previously designated as Project Grants. The purpose of the program is to invest in the best possible projects that are i) novel or...
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...
2020 Brain Tumour Research Feature Grant - Glioblastoma Deadline Passed
(October 2, 2020)
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to reaching every Canadian affected by a brain tumour through support, education, information, and research. We...
CAAIF / Aralez Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Research Grant in Allergic Rhinitis - LOI Deadline Passed
(September 17, 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...
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...
First Responders' Mental Health Grant Deadline Passed
(September 7, 2020)
Overview Alberta’s firefighters, police officers, paramedics, sheriffs, corrections officers and emergency health care workers often deal with stressful, dangerous and traumatic situations. This...
SPOR 2020 Seed Grant Competition Deadline Passed
(September 21, 2020)
The SPOR Evidence Alliance Seed Grant aims to encourage a culture of learning, innovation, and advancement of science in the areas of knowledge synthesis, guideline development, knowledge translation...
AMH Research Hub Publication Grant Deadline Passed
(December 17, 2020)
Description The Alberta AMH Research Hub is a partnership of researchers, healthcare professionals and leadership, community organizations, government ministries, patient advocates, and other...
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Deadline Passed
(September 8, 2021)
Application deadline: September 15, 2021 (8 p.m. eastern) Description SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships are expected to respond to the objectives of the Talent program. These fellowships support the...
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Deadline Passed
(October 5, 2021)
Application Deadline: 8:00 p.m. (ET) on October 17, 2021 Description The Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) program provides support to a core of the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in...
Brain Health: Lifestyle Approaches and Microbiome Contributions Deadline Passed
(November 11, 2020)
The Brain Health: Lifestyle Approaches and Microbiome Contributions program seeks to increase the number of Canadians maintaining better brain health throughout their lives.   Goal: To accelerate...
ALS Canada & Brain Canada Discovery Grant Program Deadline Passed
(June 28, 2020)
Together, Brain Canada and the ALS Society of Canada are excited to announce the continuation of their much-valued partnership with a $1-million Discovery Grants competition The 2021 Discovery...
SPOR Evidence Alliance Seed Grant Deadline Passed
(November 29, 2021)
The SPOR Evidence Alliance Seed Grant aims to encourage a culture of learning, innovation, and advancement of science in the areas of knowledge synthesis, guideline development, knowledge translation...
SSHRC Insight Grants Deadline Passed
(September 15, 2020)
Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years. Stable...
Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) Development Grant No Deadline CRISM | Prairies is pleased to announce the return of our Project Development Funding stream! This program allows for Prairie Node members to submit ad-hoc requests for one-time funding, up to $15,...
"Back on Track from COVID-19" - Funding Opportunity Deadline Passed
(June 12, 2020)
The “Back on Track from COVID19” funding opportunity addresses the interruption to biomedical research laboratories and clinical research as a result of the COVID19 emergency. The funds are intended...
Prentice Institute Undergraduate Research Scholarship Deadline Passed
(October 31, 2020)
Prentice Institute Undergraduate Research Scholarship Preamble and Purpose: The Prentice Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS) offers financial support to senior level undergraduate students...
CSS Impact Grants No Deadline *Note: The Impact Grants LOI deadline of April 29th, 2020 will be postponed due to work disruptions and to accommodate applicants who are performing additional duties outside their regular scope of...