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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
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.  
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.  
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 8, 2021)
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...
GSEP (Grad student Engagement Program Award) No Deadline CERIC encourages the engagement of Canada's full-time graduate students whose academic focus is in career development and/or related fields through the Graduate Student Engagement Program (GSEP)....
NWSA Graduate Scholarship Award No Deadline NWSA will award $1,000 to a student who, in the fall of the year of the award, will be engaged in the research or writing states of a Master's Thesis or Ph.D Dissertation in the interdisciplinary...
INAC 2017-2018 New Paths for Education No Deadline INAC is launching its annual call for proposals from band councils or organizations designated by band councils for projects and activities designed to improve the quality of education in First...
Canadian Society of Medievalists Student Presentation Prize No Deadline This prize is awarded annually for the best student presentation at this year's CSM Conference. Students must hand their papers to the President at the end of the conference.    
Templeton Prize- small/large Grants No Deadline The Templeton Prize is an annual award presented by the Templeton Foundation. Established in 1972, it is awarded to a living person who, in the estimation of the judges, "has made an exceptional...
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....
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 Margaret Wade Labarge Prize No Deadline Submissions for the 2017 Labarge Prize (books published in 2016) Any book in the field of medieval studies (including monographs, editions, translations, and other categories as determined by the...
INAC - New Paths for Education: Research, Measurement, Evaluation and Knowledge Transfer Activities No Deadline INAC is launching a new call for proposals to support research projects that help identify best practices in Indigenous education that could benefit First Nation students. For 2017-18, proposals are...
INAC - New Paths for Education: Innovation Activities No Deadline INAC is launching a new call for proposals from national organizations designated by First Nation band councils to pilot innovative approaches in education. The two themes this year are Land-based...
NSERC Discovery Grants Deadline Passed
(October 4, 2021)
The Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing research programs with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or project collection. These grants recognize the creativity and...
Collaborative Research and Development Grants (CRD) No Deadline CRD Grants support well-defined projects undertaken by university researchers and their private-sector partners. Direct project costs are shared by the industrial partner(s) and NSERC. Projects may...
Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Award (AANSE) No Deadline The Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Award (AANSEA) aims to engage Aboriginal students and fellows in promoting interest and participation in the natural sciences and...
Wolf Prize No Deadline The Wolf Prize in Mathematics is awarded almost annually [a] by the Wolf Foundation in Israel. It is one of the six Wolf Prizes established by the Foundation and awarded since 1978; the others are...
Gov General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts No Deadline The Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts are granted to artists in recognition of remarkable careers in either of those fields.  
Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation Acquisition & Development Grants No Deadline To promote innovative public policies for the North and in fresh water management based on our values of independent thought, protecting the environment, and full participation of indigenous people...
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Funding No Deadline This funding assists not-for-profit organizations by providing a grant for a specific arts project. This grant stream also provides project support for leadership development, capacity building and...
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Cultural Relations Organization Project Funding No Deadline This funding supports the professional presentation of Alberta artists and arts organizations in any arts discipline that will "represent Alberta" at a national or international level, bringing...
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Major Arts Presenters Operating Funding No Deadline This grant provides funding in three-year cycles to eligible professional organizations that produce large-scale public presentations of arts disciplines.