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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
Environmental Damages Fund No Deadline The Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) is a specified-purpose account administered by Environment Canada, on behalf of the Government of Canada, to manage funds received as compensation for...
Boehringer Ingelheim - Quality Improvement Education Grants No Deadline Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) is proud to support Quality Improvement Education (QIE) grants examining novel educational methodologies and approaches that address clinical...
Boehringer Ingelheim - Scientific Advancement Grants No Deadline Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) is proud to support Scientific Advancement Grants (SAG) that advance knowledge and understanding of basic, pre-clinical, outcomes and/or clinical...
Federal Gas Tax Fund No Deadline The funding provided under this program is in addition to other provincial grant funding, such as the Municipal Sustainability Initiative, and non-grant funding of municipal infrastructure. It is...
National Wetland Conservation Fund No Deadline The National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF) supports on-the-ground activities to restore and enhance wetlands in Canada. The objectives of the fund are to: Restore degraded or lost wetlands on...
Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk No Deadline The Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) allocates funds to projects that conserve and protect species at risk and their habitats and help to preserve biodiversity as a whole. These funds promote the...
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,...
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...
NSERC Research Tools & Instruments (RTI) Grants Program Deadline Passed
(October 4, 2021)
RTI Grants are one-year awards of up to $150,000 that assist in the purchase or fabrication of research equipment with a net cost between $7,001 and $250,000 (excluding taxes, customs and importation...
Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Funding Deadline Passed
(June 23, 2021)
Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training component. Fellows address complex challenges through: An exclusive research management curriculum for...
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...
Discovery Grant: Climate Change and Atmospheric Research No Deadline The health and safety of Canadians and the strength of the Canadian economy rely on advancing our understanding of climate and the risks related to climate change, and on the development of effective...
Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) - Conference Support Program No Deadline Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) was developed to increase the connectedness, scope, scale, success and impact of neuroscience and mental health research, education and translation in Alberta. CAN’s...
Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering Program No Deadline The Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE) Program was launched in 1996. The goal of the program is to increase the participation of women in science and engineering, and to provide role...
TECTERRA Industry Investment Program No Deadline The Industry Investment Program (IND) enables and supports small to medium size Alberta companies in the development and commercialization of innovative geospatial solutions for integrated resource...
The Society for Canadian Studies & Youth Enrichment Funding No Deadline The Society for Canadian Studies & Youth Enrichment will make financial assistance available to educational institutions, educational groups, museums, libraries and community-based groups within...
Canola Oil Research No Deadline Exploring health benefits of canola oil. Research continues to document and expand canola oil's importance to human nutrition. Projects now underway are increasing our knowledge of how canola can...
University of Lethbridge Research Fund (ULRF) Deadline Passed
(November 8, 2021)
University of Lethbridge Research Fund (ULRF) The 2021/2022 Guidelines have been updated for the current competition.   *** If you are having issues submitting the ULRF using the Internal Grant...
ULTF University of Lethbridge Travel Fund Deadline Passed
(June 1, 2019)
The University of Lethbridge Travel Fund has been established by the University of Lethbridge Board of Governors to reimburse expenses incurred by successful applicants for travel to meetings of...
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...
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...
Chinook Summer Research Award Deadline Passed
(February 2, 2021)
Updated on October 12, 2021 -  There are several changes being made to the Chinook Summer Research Award for the 2022 summer studentship competitions, due to institutional budgetary restrictions and...
Undergraduate Travel Award No Deadline Please note we are not accepting any applications for this funding opportunity at this time. Note: Deadline is 1 month prior to travel The travel award provides partial support to U of L full-time...
Strategic Opportunities Fund No Deadline Overview Value Varies depending on the request Duration Not to exceed 12 months Application deadline March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1 Notice of decision Within the...
Weston Brain Institute Postdoctoral Scholars No Deadline Funding for exceptional Canadian postdoctoral researchers to receive international training at the University of Oxford. Eligibility: Applicants must be postdoctoral researchers who are normally...
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...
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...
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,...
The Covenant Health Research Grant (CHRC) No Deadline The Covenant Health Research Grant was established to support researchers and research projects, and corresponding knowledge transfer activities that advance the Covenant Health strategic plan.
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).    
AGRI Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program No Deadline To provide training and mentorship including opportunities for candidate's academic growth in an area of gambling-related research identified as needing development.  
Alberta Gambling Research Institute Team Development Grants No Deadline To support the development of multi/interdisciplinary teams of academic researchers, among Partner Universities, nationally, internationally, and other stakeholders in order to establish research...
Alberta Gambling Research Institute Leverageing Grants No Deadline To enable researchers, with non-AGRI funding to augment projects with a gambling-related component
AGRI Impact Grants No Deadline To support the development of multi/interdisciplinary teams of academic researchers, among Partner Universities, nationally, internationally, and other stakeholders in order to establish research...
European Commission Grants No Deadline Whether you are a well-established researcher, looking for Post-Doc funding or considering starting a PhD, the European Union offers you several funding opportunities, regardless of what country or...
Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) No Deadline designed to assist with the publication of scholarly books on topics in the humanities and social sciences.
The Fundamental Physics Prize No Deadline The Fundamental Physics Prize is awarded by the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to awarding physicists involved in fundamental research
Alberta Assessment Consortium Projects & Grants No Deadline Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit registered society, funded by membership a recognized education partner in the province of Alberta an independent voice, able to provide an...
The James Maxwell Human Geography Scholarship No Deadline The James Maxwell Scholarship in Human Geography is awarded to students enrolled in a Master's program at a Canadian university and engaged in thesis research on Canadian human geography. Eligibilty...
RCGS Graduate Research Scholarships No Deadline Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Students must be registered in a Canadian university, and must propose a research topic that addresses some substantive element...
The Camsell Medal No Deadline The Camsell Medal recognizes outstanding volunteer service to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, only RCGS Fellows may nominate. The RCGS is an iconic non-profit organization that is funded...
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....
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...
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,...
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...
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...
PSA Awards-2017 Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Praxis Award No Deadline The Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Praxis Award honors sociological work in the Pacific region (whether by an academic or non-academic), that has made a positive impact on social and...
PSA Awards 2017 Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Perspectives Award No Deadline Each year, the Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Perspectives Award honors an outstanding article published in the most recent volume of Sociological Perspectives.  
PSA Awards-The Social Conscience Award No Deadline Eligibility: The Pacific Sociological Association's Social Conscience Award is given to a worthy community-based organization located in the city in which the PSA Annual meeting is held for 2017,...
PSA Awards-2017 Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award No Deadline The Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award recognizes an undergraduate student or students for a paper of high professional quality.