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

Faculty Funding

Internal Funding

ORIS administers the following internal faculty awards:

If you are seeking a letter of support or matching funds for an external grant, please consult the Request for support from the VPR on how best to proceed.

Tri-Agency Funding

Funding information specific to CIHRNSERC, and SSHRC.

Canada Foundation for Innovation

External funding database

Looking for funding?  Search the external funding database for current opportunities.

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.

 

Mitacs

Mitacs is a national independent non-profit funding agency that financially supports collaborative projects in any discipline. Students, faculty, and eligible partner agencies can receive funding from Mitacs to support Canadian research and innovation. International opportunities are also available. 

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Funding Database

Grant Title Deadline Summary
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...
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...
Mitacs Globalink Research Award | Shastri Indo Canadian No Deadline Shastri Indo Canadian Institute (SICI) (India — travel to Canada and/or travel from Canada) Deadline: Open all year Intern level: Full-time master's and PhD students, and postdoctoral fellows...
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...
Maytree Grants No Deadline A Canadian charitable foundation established in 1982, Maytree is active in funding projects that address wealth disparity and migration
Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting Program Awards No Deadline The Academy of Management sponsors two (2) awards in the Annual Meeting Program Awards catagory: William H. Newman Award for Best Paper Based on a Dissertation The William H. Newman Award is...
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,...
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...
Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network (CC SCN) | Summer Studentships Deadline Passed
(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...
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/...
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-...
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....
The Muttart Foundation Training Program No Deadline The foundation considers applications from registered charitable organizations in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The Foundation's funding guidelines are focused on two main areas: Early Childhood...
Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative No Deadline Launched in May 2022, the Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative is investing $30M in cutting-edge genomic research and innovation to reduce the carbon footprint of Canada’s food...
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...
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...
Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement Program (CASBE) No Deadline The Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement “CASBE Program” is a pilot funding program at Alberta Innovates to leverage the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council “NSERC” efforts through...
ASTech Foundation Awards No Deadline The ASTech Foundation provides several different awards for educators and innovators in science. Details and descriptions of awards are available on their website. 
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...
Emergency Strategic Clinical Network (ESCN) Studentship Call 2022 Deadline Passed
(October 17, 2021)
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...
Strategic Partnerships & Collaborative Initiatives No Deadline To support initiatives that would typically build capacity to address high-priority topics (not taken up by existing complement of researchers).    
Academy of Management (AOM) Publication Awards No Deadline Each year during the Annual Meeting, the Academy of Management recognizes authors of journal articles that were published in the previous year in each of the Academy's six journals. The selection...
Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences Canadian Science Publishing Senior Investigator Award No Deadline It recognizes a record of outstanding achievement in research in one or more of the fields of biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology or genetics undertaken in Canada by a Canadian scientist (a...
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...
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,...
PSA Awards-2017 Early Career Award for Innovation in Teaching Sociology No Deadline The Early Career Award for Innovation in Teaching Sociology is designed to honor and encourage the work of junior faculty (typically fewer than seven years of teaching experience). This award...
Justin Eves Foundation Scholarships No Deadline The Justin Eves Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to securing revenues for research into learning disabilities and to provide financial support for learning disabled youth to attend...
2017-2018 Family Violence Prevention Program (off-reserve) No Deadline INAC is launching a call for proposals for family violence prevention activities off-reserve. Funding under the Family Violence Prevention Program is available to support projects addressing violence...
The Muttart Foundation Bursary Program No Deadline The foundation considers applications from registered charitable organizations in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The Foundation's funding guidelines are focused on two main areas: Early Childhood...
Canada Council for the Arts - Residency Grant No Deadline *This grant is not administered by the University of Lethbridge* Arts Abroad celebrates the creativity, innovation and excellence of Canadian artists by helping to bring Canadian works to the world...
Rare Disease Foundation Micro Grant Program No Deadline This organization is comprised of researchers, caregivers, and families, working together to find solutions for children and families affected by rare disease. The microgrant program is offered by...
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...
Agri Innovation Program - Research and Development Stream No Deadline Industry-led Research and Development Stream supports pre-commercialization research, development and knowledge transfer leading to innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based practices,...
IMPERIAL OIL - UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AWARDS PROGRAM Deadline Passed
(November 29, 2019)
IMPERIAL OIL - UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AWARDS PROGRAM University research awards are designed to encourage research at Canadian universities in areas of interest to Imperial Oil's petroleum,...
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...
AGRI Small Grants Deadline Passed
(May 1, 2020)
Goals of AGRI: To encourage, foster, and solicit research to better understand the role and impacts of gambling on the individual and society; To ensure research is collaborative and has...
AGRI Scholarships Deadline Passed
(May 8, 2020)
***IMPORTANT UPDATE*** (March 23, 2020) Due to COVID-19 precautions, all University of Calgary mail deliveries have been suspended.  In order for scholarship applications and supporting documents to...
"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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...