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.

Funding Database

Grant Title Deadline Summary
APRI - 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...
APRI - 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...
APRI - 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...
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...
APRI - Research and Policy Fellowship Program No Deadline The Research and Policy Fellowship program will help establish and nurture links between provincial and federal decision-makers and scientific professionals to support public policy related to prion...
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...
Archaeological Institute of America Awards No Deadline Each year, the Archaeological Institute of America presents a number of awards to archaeologists, educators, authors, and others whose work has had a positive impact on the field of archaeology. Each...
Archaeological Society of Alberta Award No Deadline The Archaeological Society of Alberta (ASA) recognizes members that have made exceptional contributions to the society by awarding them the Distinguished Service Award. The following criteria are...
Arthritis Society Strategic Operating Grant Deadline Passed
(April 5, 2022)
The Strategic Operating Grant (SOG) program provides funding to support research proposals aligned with the Arthritis Society's priorities.  The Arthritis Society’s new Strategic Plan 2020-2025:...
Arthritis Society Training Postdoctoral Fellowship (TPF) Deadline Passed
(April 11, 2022)
The Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides support for highly qualified postdoctoral fellows to engage in research that is in an area of clear relevance to arthritis and the Arthritis Society’s new...
Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships Deadline Passed
(May 31, 2022)
Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships recognize early-stage academic researchers in the natural sciences and engineering and support them to enhance their research capacity, so that they can become leaders...
Artist Development Microgrant Deadline Passed
(July 4, 2022)
This program is intended to support professional and business development activities for individual artists and artist collectives. The goal of the program is to contribute to the skills and...
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Awards No Deadline ACM recognizes excellence through its eminent awards for technical and professional achievements and contributions in computer science and information technology. It also names as Fellows and...
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. 
Ataxia Canada Foundation Deadline Passed
(September 23, 2021)
A degenerative neuromuscular disease family which shortens life expectancy and is most often diagnose between the age of 5 to 15 years old. It deprives children and teenagers of their mobility and...
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.
Azrieli Science Grants Program Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2022)
New Ideas to Advance Knowledge in Neurodevelopment The Azrieli Foundation funds initiatives and operates programs across eight priority areas, including Science, Research & Healthcare. We fund...
Azrieli Science Grants Program Deadline Passed
(July 22, 2022)
The Azrieli Foundation funds initiatives and operates programs across eight priority areas, including Science, Research & Healthcare. We fund research in neuroscience with a focus on brain...
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program 2022 September 14, 2022 The 2022-2023 Banting PDF competition has been launched and the application is available on ResearchNet! Please consult www.banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca for further details. The Banting...
Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award Deadline Passed
(December 22, 2021)
The Discovery Award is a one-year grant of up to $25,000 for innovative health and biomedical research projects by outstanding new investigators at universities and research institutes in Canada who...
Banting Research Foundation | Discovery Award Deadline Passed
(November 24, 2021)
The Discovery Award is a one-year grant of up to $30,000 for innovative health and biomedical research projects by outstanding new investigators at universities and research institutes in Canada, who...
Bell Let's Talk - Brain Canada Mental Health Research Program Deadline Passed
(March 9, 2021)
Brain Canada is pleased to be partnering with Bell Let’s Talk to launch the Bell Let’s Talk-Brain Canada Mental Health Research Program, a new funding opportunity to support novel and transformative...
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...
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...
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grants No Deadline Bill and Melinda Gates hope to make an enduring contribution toward increasing access to innovations in education, technology, and global health. More than seventeen billion dollars in endowments...
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...
Brain Canada - Cancer Research Society Translational Research Grants program Deadline Passed
(March 23, 2022)
Brain Canada is pleased to be partnering with Cancer Research Society to launch the Brain Canada – Cancer Research Society Translational Research Grants program. This funding opportunity will support...
Brain Canada Foundation | Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurement (ARCOM) Deadline Passed
(June 22, 2021)
Brain Canada is pleased to be partnering with Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ) to jointly launch the Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurement (ARCOM) funding program, an international and...
Brain Canada Rising Stars Trainee Award Deadline Passed
(May 26, 2022)
2022 Trainee Award Opportunities :Shireen and Edna Marcus Excellence Award Purpose: To provide financial support to promising graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and/or residents conducting...
Brain Canada | Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Deadline Passed
(November 9, 2021)
Supported  by  the  Canada  Brain  Research  Fund,  the  purpose  of  the  Future  Leaders  in  Canadian  Brain Research  Grants  Program  is  to  accelerate  novel  and  transformative  research ...
Brain Canada | Platform Support Grants Deadline Passed
(January 31, 2022)
High-impact research in the neurosciences has always required skill, imagination, determination, and insight. Today, research additionally requires access to shared equipment, facilities,services,...
Brain Canada | Quantum Leap Drug Discovery Deadline Passed
(November 11, 2021)
Together with the Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM), Brain Canada is pleased to share an upcoming funding opportunity for Canadian researchers. CQDM’s Quantum Leap pharma-led funding...
Brain Canada | Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM) Deadline Passed
(May 19, 2021)
Together with the Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM), Brain Canada is pleased to share an upcoming funding opportunity for Canadian researchers. CQDM’s Quantum Leap pharma-led funding...
Brain Canada | Youth Mental Health Platform Deadline Passed
(December 7, 2021)
Mental illness disproportionately affects young people worldwide between the ages of 15 and 29. It accounts for approximately half of the overall burden of disease in this age group, making it the...
Brain Canada-WBHI Expansion Grants: Considering Sex and Gender Program Deadline Passed
(August 25, 2021)
Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) and Brain Canada have joined forces to launch the first ever Brain Canada-WBHI Expansion Grants: Considering Sex and Gender Program, a new initiative to support...
Brain Health: Lifestyle Approaches and Microbiome Contributions Deadline Passed
(November 11, 2020)
The Brain Health: Lifestyle Approaches and Microbiome Contributions program seeks to increase the number of Canadians maintaining better brain health throughout their lives.   Goal: To accelerate...
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...
Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 II (BTA12-2) and Era of Hope Scholar Award II (EOHS-2) September 15, 2022 Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 II (BTA12-2)  Description  Click here for the full website  Applications to the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) are being solicited...
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...
BrightFocus Foundation | Alzheimer's Disease research Grants Deadline Passed
(October 24, 2021)
BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. domestic as well as international researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer's...
CAAIF - Miravo Healthcare Research Grant in Allergic Rhinitis or Urticaria Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2021)
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 lives of...
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...
CAAIF Research Fellowship in Immunology Deadline Passed
(March 24, 2022)
OBJECTIVES The objective CAAIF Research Fellowship in Immunology is to: Increase Canadian research capacity in the area of Clinical Immunology, Support the research career of promising researchers...
CAAIF Research Fellowship in Immunology - Supported by Takeda Canada Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2021)
The objectives of the CAAIF Research Fellowship in Immunology are to: Increase Canadian research related to Clinical Immunology, Support the research career of promising researchers, and Produce...
CAAIF Research Fellowship in Type 2 Inflammation Deadline Passed
(April 19, 2021)
Supported by Sanofi Genzyme Canada. The objective CAAIF Research Fellowship in Type 3 Inflammation is to: Increase Canadian research capacity in the area of Type 3 Inflammation Support the...
CAAIF Research Fellowship in Type 2 Inflammation - supported by Sanofi Canada Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2022)
The objective CAAIF Research Fellowship in Type 2 Inflammation is to: Increase Canadian research capacity in the area of Type 2 Inflammation, Support the research career of promising researchers,...
CAAIF Top 10 Challenge Food Allergy Research Grant Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2021)
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 lives of...
CAAIF | Avir Pharma Early Investigator Research Grant in Eosinophilic Esophagitis Deadline Passed
(November 8, 2021)
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 lives of...
CAAIF | Immunodeficiency Canada Research Fellow/Early Investigator Award in Immunodeficiency Deadline Passed
(October 15, 2021)
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 lives of...