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
CAAIF-Miravo Healthcare Research Grant in Allergic Rhinitis or Urticaria Deadline Passed
(March 24, 2022)
  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/Stallergenes Greer Early Investigator Award in Allergy and Clinical Immunology Deadline Passed
(September 24, 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...
Call for Expressions of Interest: Canadian AgriScience Cluster for Horticulture - National Research & Innovation Priorities for Potatoes Deadline Passed
(February 17, 2022)
The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) is an Ottawa-based voluntary, not-for-profit, national association that represents fruit and vegetable growers across Canada involved in the production of...
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...
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...
Campus Alberta Neuroscience Entrepreneurship Seed Grant Deadline Passed
(June 22, 2021)
The Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) EntrepreneurshipSeed Grant is a foundational pillar of CAN’s Entrepreneurship Program that provides funding and collaborative support for early-stage...
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...
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...
Canada - Israel 2022-23 collaborative industrial research and development call for proposals Deadline Passed
(May 6, 2022)
Working together, the governments of Canada and Israel aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with a high potential for commercialization. This...
Canada Council for the Arts - Research and Creation Grant No Deadline *This grant is not administered by the University of Lethbridge* Explore and Create funds Canadian artists, artistic groups and organizations committed to the creation and dissemination of...
Canada Council for the Arts - Residency Grant No Deadline *This grant is not administered by the University of Lethbridge* Arts Abroad celebrates the creativity, innovation and excellence of Canadian artists by helping to bring Canadian works to the world...
Canada Council for the Arts Prizes No Deadline Every year the Canada Council awards a broad range of prestigious prizes to more than 200 Canadian artists and scholars in recognition of their quest for innovation and excellence.  Featured Prizes...
Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program Deadline Passed
(January 13, 2022)
Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to pursue post-secondary academic study, research or Chinese language training or...
Canadian Agri-Food Automation & Intelligence Network (CAAIN) No Deadline Continuous Intake Option Available for Agricultural Innovators The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) today launched a $5M call for funding focused exclusively on...
Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network Competition (CAAIN) Deadline Passed
(October 15, 2021)
This $10-million competition launched October 1, 2021. It will remain open for applications until October 22, 2021, and is available to any Canadian agri-food researchers and/or innovators seeking...
Canadian Agricultural Partnership - Canola Agriculture Research Cluster Deadline Passed
(March 1, 2022)
Canada’s canola industry and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) have jointly funded canola research over the last three AgriScience Cluster programs. In addressing multiple industry-wide...
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...
Canadian Biophysical Society Fellows No Deadline Fellows are scientists who have made exceptional contributions to biophysics. Fellows are chosen by the executive based on nominations from the awards committee, currently chaired by Dr. Giuseppe...
Canadian Biophysical Society Michèle Auger Service Award No Deadline The Michèle Auger Service Award is presented to members who have provided exceptional service towards the growth and development of the Biophysical Society of Canada.
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. 
Canadian Cancer Society - Translational Awards No Deadline The Translational Research Partnership Program supports collaborative projects in cancer research to help accelerate the development of new treatments and/or technologies for the benefit of patients...
Canadian Cancer Society Challenge Grants Deadline Passed
(September 15, 2021)
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is proud to launch a new funding program in support of cancer research across Canada. The Challenge grant program will support cancer research projects across the...
Canadian Centre on Substance Use & Addiction | Request for Proposals Deadline Passed
(October 22, 2021)
CCSA is seeking a contractor to conduct an international scan of population surveys that measure patterns of cannabis use and related behaviours (e.g., polysubstance use, driving after cannabis use...
Canadian Dermatology Foundation (CDF) Innovation Grants Competition 2022 Deadline Passed
(March 8, 2022)
Researchers in Canada are invited to apply for the 2022 Canadian Dermatology Foundation (CDF) Innovation Grants offered in partnership with the Canadian Institute of Health Research – Institute of...
Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative (CDHPI) No Deadline The Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is a five year project funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to conduct research...
Canadian Glycomics | GlycoNet 2022 Grant Competition Deadline Passed
(July 1, 2021)
The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) is a Network of Centres of Excellence that focuses on the role of glycans in health. Areas of focus for GlycoNet in Cycle II (2020–2024) are cancer, chronic...
Canadian Hemophilia Society & Novo Nordisk Psychosocial Research Program Deadline Passed
(December 3, 2021)
The Canadian Hemophilia Society – Novo Nordisk Canada Psychosocial Research Program was created to engage professionals/graduate students from the allied health disciplines (ie. Nursing,...
Canadian Hemophilia Society & Pfizer Care Until Research Program Deadline Passed
(December 3, 2021)
The CHS / Pfizer Care Until Cure Research Program was established in the year 2000 in collaboration with Wyeth Canada, now Pfizer. Pfizer Canada strives every day to help Canadians live healthy,...
Canadian Hemophilia Society | Dream of a Cure Research Program Deadline Passed
(December 3, 2021)
Supporting research towards improving the health and the quality of life of all people with inherited bleeding disorders and finding a cure have been goals of the Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS)...
Canadian Hemophilia Sociey & Bayer ADVANCE Canada Research Program Deadline Passed
(December 3, 2021)
This program is offered in partnership with ADVANCE Canada (ADVANCE: age-related developments and co-morbidities in hemophilia) who’s Mission is as follows: To improve the health and Quality of Life...
Canadian Historical Association Awards No Deadline As part of its mandate to promote and recognise excellence in historical research, the CHA awards a series of prizes.  Examples include the Jean-Marie Fecteau prize for a graduate student article; ...
Canadian Industrial Relations Association Awards No Deadline One of the highlights of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association is the ability to highlight outstanding students, scholars and practitioners in the field. To this end, CIRA has established...
Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Community Investment Program Grants Deadline Passed
(April 6, 2022)
CIRA is the steward of .CA – Canada’s online identifier. While our number one priority is the safe and secure management of Canada’s top-level domain, we also have a mandate to do good things for the...
Canadian Language & Literacy Research Network (CLLRN) Awards No Deadline The Canadian Language & Literacy Research Network (CLLRN) awards three (3) prizes annually: President’s Medal Established in 2006, the President’s Medal is awarded annually to a Network...
Canadian Law and Society Association Prizes No Deadline As part of its mandate to encourage and develop the interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary study of the relations between law and society, the CLSA awards a number of prizes for scholarship on law...
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...
Canadian Mountain Network - Expression of Interest Deadline Passed
(November 6, 2020)
The Canadian Mountain Network anticipates investing a minimum of $3MM in a series of place- and/or theme-based Knowledge Hubs to support mountain research combining Indigenous and Western ways of...
Canadian Political Science Association Prizes No Deadline The Canadian Political Science Association offers a number of awards and prizes on an annual and biennial basis. Three Minutes Thesis Prize Conference Poster Prize CPSA Prize in International...
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,...
Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences Arthur Wynne Gold Medal No Deadline The CSMB Arthur Wynne Gold Medal is presented by the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) to an individual who has made a major contribution to biochemistry, molecular and cell biology...
Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences Canadian Science Publishing Senior Investigator Award No Deadline It recognizes a record of outstanding achievement in research in one or more of the fields of biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology or genetics undertaken in Canada by a Canadian scientist (a...
Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences Jeanne Manery Fisher Memorial Award No Deadline In honour of the late Jeanne Manery Fisher, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, an eminent woman will be selected by the Society every second year for her scientific accomplishments,...
Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences New Investigator Award No Deadline The CSMB New Investigator Award is an annual award established by the Society to recognize meritorious research in biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology or genetics in Canada. The nominee shall...
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.    
Canadian Society of Plant Biologists Awards No Deadline The Canadian Society of Plant Biology offers several awards for research contributions. More information, as well as a list of awards and their descriptions are available on their website. 
Cancer Research Society and Ovarian Cancer Canada Deadline Passed
(June 29, 2021)
The Cancer Research Society and Ovarian Cancer Canada are proud to jointly launch a competition to fund some of Canada’s most promising research projects focused on ovarian cancer. The competition...
Cancer Research Society Operating Grant Deadline Passed
(December 2, 2020)
Launch of the 2021 Operating Grants Competition: The Operating Grants Program is the principal means by which the Cancer Research Society fulfills its mission to support fundamental, early...
Cancer Research Society | Operating Grants Competition Deadline Passed
(December 2, 2021)
The Operating Grants competition is the principal means by which CRS fulfills its mission to support fundamental, early translational and environment-cancer research on all types of cancer. The...
Cancer SCN Innovation Pipeline Grant - Performance Gap Identification Deadline Passed
(February 22, 2021)
Cancer SCN 2020/21 Innovation Pipeline Grant Competition.  This competition is aligned with Alberta Health Services’ Innovation Pipeline Framework, and invests in early stage innovation in cancer in...
Cancer SCN Innovation Pipeline Grant - Proof Of Concept Deadline Passed
(February 2, 2021)
Cancer SCN 2020/21 Innovation Pipeline Grant Competition.  This competition is aligned with Alberta Health Services’ Innovation Pipeline Framework, and invests in early stage innovation in cancer in...