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
CSS Impact Grants No Deadline *Note: The Impact Grants LOI deadline of April 29th, 2020 will be postponed due to work disruptions and to accommodate applicants who are performing additional duties outside their regular scope of...
Maytree Grants No Deadline A Canadian charitable foundation established in 1982, Maytree is active in funding projects that address wealth disparity and migration
American Academy of Religion (AAR) Awards No Deadline The AAR awards tens of thousands of dollars each year to members in the form of research, regional development, and Annual Meeting travel grants. In addition to grant funding, the AAR annually awards...
Canadian Botanical Association Awards No Deadline The Canadian Botanical Association offers several awards for research accomplishments. More information about these awards are available on their website. 
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...
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...
High-dilution germ-killing actives for Lysol and Dettol Deadline Passed
(April 16, 2021)
Reckitt is seeking alternative germ-killing actives to quaternary ammonium for use in Lysol and Dettol that are equally effective at low concentrations, high dilutions, and direct replacement volumes...
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...
Canadian Archaeological Association Awards No Deadline The Canadian Archaeological Association offers five (5) awards, including: The Smith-Wintemberg Award: Presented to honour professional members of the Canadian archaeological community who have made...
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...
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 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.
Gairdner Foundation Awards No Deadline The Gairdner Foundation is a nonprofit corporation devoted to the recognition of outstanding achievement in biomedical research worldwide. The Foundation is not affiliated with any government or...
Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta (CPA) Awards No Deadline The Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta (CPA) offer numerous awards in various categories to career professionals and educators. Impact Award: Awarded annually and presented by the CPA...
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...
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) 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...
The Genetics Society of Canada Awards No Deadline The Genetics Society of Canada recognizes notable research contributions to the field. More information about these awards is available on their website. 
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...
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...
Concentrated, dilutable bleaching additive for laundry Deadline Passed
(April 16, 2021)
Reckitt is seeking a highly-concentrated and compact fabric treatment that can be safely diluted by the consumer at home and used at various concentrations. Reckitt is a global consumer products...
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...
Plains Anthropological Society Awards No Deadline The Plains Anthropological Society offers three (3) awards: Distinguished Service Award: Nominations may be submitted by regular mail or by email and must include a vita or resume, a brief synopsis...
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...
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...
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation Grants No Deadline We invest our communities' contributions in outstanding paediatric care, research, and education to help children at The Hospital for Sick Children, throughout Canada, and around the world. We offer...
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...
American Accounting Association Awards No Deadline The American Accounting Association offers numerous awards for professionals and educators in all stages of their career. Descriptions, deadlines and nomination information are available on their...
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...
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...
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.  
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...
Fellowship of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society No Deadline With its Fellows award the CAES recognizes excellence in performance demonstrating continuous distinguished contributions to the advancement of food, agricultural or resource economics, and...
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...
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...
Photocatalytic disinfection for the home consumer Deadline Passed
(April 16, 2021)
Reckitt is seeking photocatalytic processes, materials, and chemicals that enable disinfection by the home consumer. Reckitt is a global consumer products company that operates a portfolio of...
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...
Society for Industrial Archaeology Awards No Deadline The Society for Industrial Archaeology offers three (3) awards: General Tools Award: The General Tools Award is the highest honor the SIA can bestow. The award recognizes individuals who have given...
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...
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...
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,...
WGSRF Awards and Prizes No Deadline The WGSRF awards an annual outstanding scholarship prize, and both an undergraduate and graduate student essay prize.  The current call for papers, as well as additional information for the prizes,...
Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Prizes No Deadline The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians awards two annual book and article prizes in the following categories: An article in the fields of the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality. An...
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...
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,...
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...
National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Awards and Prizes No Deadline Current individual membership is a requirement for all applicants for NWSA awards. The National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) accepts nominations for the following award catagories: FACULTY...
American Philosophical Association Prizes No Deadline The American Philosophical Association offers numerous prizes available to scholars, young scholars and student philosophers.  This includes the Gittler Award, given for an outstanding scholarly...
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...
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.