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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
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 2020 Seed Grant Deadline Passed
(September 25, 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...
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...
Partnership Engage Grants Deadline Passed
(March 15, 2020)
Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program and the Connection program. Please note that Partnership Engage Grants cannot respond exclusively to the...
Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award Deadline Passed
(October 19, 2020)
The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to offer a special initiative to allow junior investigators in cancer research to gain knowledge and understanding of the Canadian Cancer Society peer-review...
New Frontiers in Research Fund | 2022 Transformation Competition Deadline Passed
(October 26, 2020)
The objective of the Transformation stream is to support large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting...
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...
Branch Out Neurological Foundation Master's Grant Deadline Passed
(March 13, 2020)
Description:  Funding for Masters students researching in the area of NeuroCAM Application Questions Length:  1-2 years max Eligibility: Research must be in the area of NeuroCAM. Applicants...
Scholarships for non-Canadian students and postdoctoral researchers to study in Canada No Deadline Canadian governments, non-profit and international organizations offer a number scholarships and grants to international students who want to study in Canadian colleges, universities and institutes...
Weston Brain Institute Early Phase Clinical Trials: Canada No Deadline Neurodegenerative diseases of aging are among the least understood and most undertreated diseases today. Diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are placing a large and increasing burden on...
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Deadline Passed
(October 16, 2020)
The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program supports exceptional early-career researchers with funding, mentorship, a global network, and professional skills development. Applicants may be based...
ACA Conservation, Community, and Education Grants January 14, 2022 This funding supports conservation activities by individuals (with appropriate insurance coverage), organizations, and communities that contribute to healthy fish and wildlife populations, to a...
2020 Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Deadline Passed
(February 1, 2021)
Brain Canada Foundation is pleased to announce the second in a series of new funding opportunities to support early career researchers.  With funding to start in 2021, the 2020 Future Leaders in...
Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award December 22, 2021 The Discovery Award is a one-year grant of up to $25,000 for innovative health and biomedical research projects by outstanding new investigators at universities and research institutes in Canada who...
NSERC Alliance Grants Deadline Passed
(December 18, 2020)
Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. These grants support research projects led...
Alzheimer Society Research Program - Doctoral Award Deadline Passed
(October 23, 2020)
The Alzheimer Society Research Program is looking for big, bold, out-of-the-box ideas to find the causes of dementia and breakthrough solutions in care. We're investing more in new investigators...
Alzheimer Society Research Program - Postdoctoral Fellowship Deadline Passed
(October 23, 2020)
The Alzheimer Society Research Program is looking for big, bold, out-of-the-box ideas to find the causes of dementia and breakthrough solutions in care. We're investing more in new investigators...
Alzheimer Society Research Program - New Investigator Operating Grant Deadline Passed
(October 23, 2020)
The Alzheimer Society Research Program is looking for big, bold, out-of-the-box ideas to find the causes of dementia and breakthrough solutions in care. We're investing more in new investigators to...
Alzheimer Society Research Program - Proof of Concept Grant Deadline Passed
(October 23, 2020)
The Alzheimer Society Research Program is looking for big, bold, out-of-the-box ideas to find the causes of dementia and breakthrough solutions in care. We're investing more in new investigators to...
The CHS/Novo Nordisk Psychosocial Research Program Deadline Passed
(January 11, 2021)
The Canadian Hemophilia Society – Novo Nordisk Canada Psychosocial Research Program was created to engage professionals/graduate students from the allied health disciplines (ie. Nursing,...
CHS Dream of a Cure Research Program Deadline Passed
(November 2, 2020)
Supporting research towards improving the health and the quality of life of all people with inherited bleeding disorders and finding a cure have been goals of the Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS)...
Cancer Screening Research and Innovation Opportunity (CSRIO) - Community Engagement Deadline Passed
(August 1, 2021)
The CSRIO Program has been designed to identify, develop, and implement solutions to improve cancer screening in underserved populations. At a population level, effective and efficient cancer...
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program 2021 Deadline Passed
(September 22, 2021)
The 2020-2021 Banting PDF competition has been launched and the application is available on ResearchNet! Please consult www.banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca for further details. The Banting...
Publication Grant 2019 No Deadline Description The Alberta Addiction and Mental Health Research Hub is a partnership of researchers, healthcare professionals and leadership, community organizations, government ministries, patient...
Mitacs Globalink Research Award No Deadline The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas...
Weston Brain Institute - Big Ideas No Deadline Neurodegenerative diseases of aging are among the least understood and most undertreated diseases today. If ignored, the social and economic costs of managing these diseases will continue to rise....
Canadian Cancer Society - Translational Awards No Deadline The Translational Research Partnership Program supports collaborative projects in cancer research to help accelerate the development of new treatments and/or technologies for the benefit of patients...
New Frontiers in Research Fund | 2021 Exploration Competition Deadline Passed
(October 12, 2021)
The goal of the Exploration stream is to inspire high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research. Exploration grants support research that pushes boundaries into exciting new areas....
Cancer Research Society Operating Grant Deadline Passed
(December 2, 2020)
Launch of the 2021 Operating Grants Competition: The Operating Grants Program is the principal means by which the Cancer Research Society fulfills its mission to support fundamental, early...
CHS-Bayer ADVANCE Canada Research Program Deadline Passed
(January 11, 2021)
The Canadian Hemophilia Society – Bayer ADVANCE Canada Research Program was created to engage Canadian hemophilia treaters in activities to identify and research key issues in the ageing hemophilia...
Mitacs Accelerate Industrial Postdoc No Deadline Provides up to 3 years of funding valued at $55,000/year for research with a company or not-for-profit for a Postdoctoral Fellow in any discipline. Postdocs: Build a longer-term collaboration with a...
ACA Research Grant November 24, 2021 At Alberta Conservation Association (ACA), we believe it is our responsibility to join and support the collective effort to conserve, protect and enhance Alberta’s fish, wildlife and habitat. In...
APRI - Research and Policy Fellowship Program No Deadline The Research and Policy Fellowship program will help establish and nurture links between provincial and federal decision-makers and scientific professionals to support public policy related to prion...
APRI - Guest Speaker Support Program No Deadline The Guest Speaker Support Program is designed to disseminate knowledge to the Alberta research and science community by offering funding to help bring notable researchers in prion and protein...
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...