uLethbridge faculty: All funding resources are now on the ORIS website on the intranet.

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
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 Deadline Passed
(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...
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...
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...
Alberta Innovates Postgraduate Fellowship No Deadline Alberta Innovates, Postgraduate Fellowship provides support for individuals to pursue postgraduate health-related research at an Alberta University. Detailed information on the program can be found...
Shastri Publication Grant No Deadline Shastri Indo Canadian Institute India office is pleased to announce Shastri Publication Grant (SPG) for its Indian Members Council (IMC) and Canadian Members Council (CMC) of SICI. The purpose of...
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Opportunities No Deadline The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute offers a number of funding opportunities throughout the year. Please refer to individual programs using the links below. OPPORTUNITIES FOR CANADIANS   Grants,...
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....
Life and Climate Award (LC Award) Deadline Passed
(September 30, 2021)
OVERVIEW Value Up to approximately $9,400 for the entire competition Duration 24 months Application Deadline September 30, 2021...
Weston Brain Institute: Early Phase Clinical Trials No Deadline Funding for clinical trials and/or clinical trial sub-studies with excellent preliminary data. Eligibility: Principal applicants must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent at...
Big Ideas: Call for Ideas No Deadline The Weston Brain Institute is considering supporting a large-scale, pivotal project to significantly and sustainably advance research in our field. With this call, we are seeking to identify highly...
Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) No Deadline The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) provides funding for downstream research & development projects that focus on applying genomics-derived solutions to challenges or...
APRI - New Collaborations Program No Deadline The New Collaborations program is intended to encourage collaborations between researchers from an Alberta-based institution with researchers from institutions outside Alberta. Qualified...
Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement Program (CASBE) No Deadline Alberta Innovates is pleased to announce that there will be limited funding available during 2018-19 for additional CASBE projects within the micro- and nano-technology domain. The application could...
Weston Brain Institute - International Fellowships No Deadline The goal of this new funding opportunity is to support top Canadian PhD students to travel to and work in world-renowned labs for up to 12 months during their PhD, and to further their translational...
Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award No Deadline 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...
COHT Research Award Deadline Passed
(May 30, 2021)
The Centre for Oral history and Tradition Research Award (COHTRA) aims to support Southern Alberta oral history research by University of Lethbridge faculty and their research teams, including...
NSERC CREATE Program March 7, 2022 The NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program supports the training of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the...
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) January 24, 2022 NEW: The USRA application process is now entirely online. Please read the following guidelines carefully. Full eligibility and application details are available at the bottom of this page...
Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship Deadline Passed
(February 1, 2021)
Updated on October 12, 2021 -  There are several changes being made to the Alberta Innovates (AI) Summer Research Studentship (SRS) for the 2022 summer studentship competitions, due to institutional...