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
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.  
PSA Awards- 2017 Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award No Deadline To be eligible a paper must be: 1) worthy of special recognition for outstanding scholarship; 2) written by a graduate student or students in the Pacific region; 3) written or substantially revised...
The James Bourque Northern Doctoral Scholarship No Deadline It is for students enrolled in a Doctoral program at a Canadian university. The scholarship will be awarded for research leading to a thesis on a subject relating to northern geography. Eligibility...
The Martin Bergmann Medal No Deadline To recognize outstanding achievement, the society annually presents the medal to deserving individuals for "excellence in Arctic Leadership and Science".  
Capt. Joseph-Elzar Bernier Medal No Deadline Eligibility: A medal awarded to recognize an exemplary deed or activity that has enhanced or aided the Society in fulfilling its mandate at the international, national, provincial or headquarters...
The Lawrence J. Burpee Medal No Deadline Awarded to recognize an outstanding contribution or other achievement that greatly enhances the ability of the Society to fulfill its mission of making Canada better known on a national or...
Parkland Institute Faculty Research Award Deadline Passed
(May 31, 2021)
Parkland Institute is an Alberta-wide, non-partisan research centre situated within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. Parkland Institute studies economic, social, cultural, and...
Alberta Active Living Grant Program No Deadline This grant provides funding to assist Alberta Active Living Partners organizations and Alberta TrailNet Society with annual operating and programming costs. provide services, information, or...
Alberta Gambling Research Institute Major Grants No Deadline To support curiosity-driven basic research for Investigator - and/or stakeholder identified topics.  
SSHRC Connection Grants Deadline Passed
(October 29, 2020)
Connection Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of SSHRC's Connection program. They support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization ...
Sport Participation Research Initiative Research Grants No Deadline Sport Canada considers for funding applications that propose programs of research relevant to its policy priorities and that SSHRC adjudication committees have recommended for funding, but that, due...
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program: Doctoral Nominations No Deadline The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate...
Maytree Grants No Deadline A Canadian charitable foundation established in 1982, Maytree is active in funding projects that address wealth disparity and migration
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...
CLA Research Grant No Deadline The objectives of the grant are: to support theoretical and applied research in the field of library and information services, to encourage and support research undertaken by practitioners in the...
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) programs - CHARS' Knowledge Mobilization Award Grant No Deadline Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) provides funding for programs, services and initiatives to First Nation, Inuit and Northern communities, governments and individuals as well...
SED No Deadline Currently, the Society is working with post-secondary institutions in Alberta to further the mandate of promoting population research in the province
Kluge Prize No Deadline The prize celebrates the importance of the study of humanity and recognizes individuals whose outstanding scholarship in the humanities and social sciences has shaped both public affairs and civil...
IDRC Funds No Deadline IDRC funds projects that aim to bring employment, food security, health, peace, and prosperity to developing regions of the world. IDRC was established by an act of Canada's parliament in 1970 with a...
Call for Expressions of Interest: Strengthening cyber policy centres in the Global South No Deadline IDRC funds projects that aim to bring employment, food security, health, peace, and prosperity to developing regions of the world. This call for expressions of interest is open to established...
New Horizons in Physics Prize from the Breakthrough Foundation No Deadline The Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established by the Milner Foundation and dedicated to advancing our knowledge of the Universe at the deepest level by awarding...
Breakthrough Prizes No Deadline To recognize those individuals who have made profound contributions to human knowledge. It is open to all physicists  theoretical, mathematical, experimental  working on the deepest mysteries of the...
Nobel Prize No Deadline The nomination processes start in September each year. No person can nominate herself/himself for a Nobel Prize. The Nobel Committees of the four prize awarding institutions are responsible for the...
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...
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...
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...
Partnership Development Grant Deadline Passed
(November 3, 2020)
Partnership Development Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight and/or the Connection program. They provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a...
CREDO Program Deadline Passed
(January 15, 2021)
ORIS Deadline January 15, 2021 Application Materials 2021_credo_application_package.pdf 2021_credo_application_package.pdf PAGE LAST UPDATED December 10...
SSHRC Insight Development Grants Deadline Passed
(January 21, 2020)
AHRF Heritage Preservation Partnership Program No Deadline The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF) is a public trust foundation supported by the Alberta Lottery Fund . The Historical Resources Act mandates the foundation's objectives and focus....
Roots of Resilience: Transformations of Identity and Community in Indigenous Mental Health No Deadline Roots of Resilience is a new interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers in Canada and New Zealand to study the factors that promote resilience in mental health among Indigenous people across...
PSA Awards-2017 Distinguished Scholarship Award No Deadline Distinguished Scholarship Award is to acknowledge major contributions embodied in a recently published book or series. Eligibility: The Distinguished Scholarship Award is granted to sociologists...
First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program No Deadline INAC is launching a call for proposals for the First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program to support initiatives that assist youth in acquiring the essential skills that help them gain employment,...
First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience Program No Deadline INAC is launching a call for proposals for the First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience Program to enable First Nations and Inuit secondary and post-secondary students to earn wages and obtain...