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
Cancer Screening Research and Innovation Opportunity (CSRIO) - Community Engagement Deadline Passed
(August 1, 2021)
The CSRIO Program has been designed to identify, develop, and implement solutions to improve cancer screening in underserved populations. At a population level, effective and efficient cancer...
Canola Oil Research No Deadline Exploring health benefits of canola oil. Research continues to document and expand canola oil's importance to human nutrition. Projects now underway are increasing our knowledge of how canola can...
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...
CCS Accelerator Grants Deadline Passed
(July 13, 2022)
The ability to move cancer research findings into practice, for the benefit of those affected by cancer, is the goal driving most research questions. CCS is not only a cancer research funder, but...
CCS Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research - Inclusive Excellence Prize nominations Deadline Passed
(June 8, 2022)
The Canadian Cancer Society has recognized individuals who have made, and are making, valuable contributions to the cancer research ecosystem in Canada since 1993 through our Awards for Excellence in...
CCS/CIHR-ICR Inititative in Primary Cancer Prevention Deadline Passed
(September 3, 2021)
Currently, nearly one in two Canadians will develop cancer during their lifetime and about one in four will die from their disease. However, risk factors, prevention strategies, screening, diagnosis...
Center for Research on Francophones in Minority Settings (MFRC) No Deadline This major collaborative research project of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada focuses on Francophone communities in North America for over 400 years. It questions the...
CHAEN Research Fellowship Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2022)
The objective CHAEN Research Fellowship in HAE is to: Increase Canadian research capacity in the area of HAE, Support the research career of promising researchers, and Produce high-quality...
Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering Program No Deadline The Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE) Program was launched in 1996. The goal of the program is to increase the participation of women in science and engineering, and to provide role...
CHARGE Syndrome Foundation | Clinical Research Grant No Deadline The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of clinical research grants of up to $25,000.  The purpose of these grants is to promote clinical research on the...
CHARGE Syndrome Foundation | Scientific Research Grant Deadline Passed
(June 24, 2021)
The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation, Inc. announces the availability of scientific research grants of up to $50,000 each. The purpose of these grants is to promote: a) new biomedical research into the...
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...
Chinook Summer Research Award Deadline Passed
(January 31, 2022)
Updated on December 14, 2021 The Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentships and Chinook Summer Research Awards are now considered awards.  There is no supervisor contribution and no requirement...
CHS Dream of a Cure Research Program Deadline Passed
(November 2, 2020)
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)...
CHS-Bayer ADVANCE Canada Research Program Deadline Passed
(January 11, 2021)
The Canadian Hemophilia Society – Bayer ADVANCE Canada Research Program was created to engage Canadian hemophilia treaters in activities to identify and research key issues in the ageing hemophilia...
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Deadline Passed
(October 16, 2020)
The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program supports exceptional early-career researchers with funding, mentorship, a global network, and professional skills development. Applicants may be based...
CIHR & SSHRC | Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative Deadline Passed
(November 8, 2021)
As stated in the Government of Canada’s Federal Budget 2021, “systemic racism and discrimination are a painful reality for too many people, especially for marginalized groups, including Indigenous,...
CIHR - Planning and Dissemination Grants - ICS No Deadline CIHR's mandate is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health, more effective health...
CIHR - Planning and Dissemination Grants on Lyme Disease No Deadline The CIHR – Institute of Infection and Immunity, the CIHR – Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, and the Public Health Agency of Canada are inviting researchers to apply for Planning and...
CIHR Fellowship (CIHR Fellowship: 2022-2023) September 26, 2022 Application deadline: October 5, 2022 (6 p.m. eastern) Important Dates Competition 202210MFE Application Deadline 2022-10-05 Anticipated Notice of Decision 2023-04-27 Funding Start...
Circular Economy Challenge Deadline Passed
(May 18, 2022)
Description Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) is committing $50 million through its new Circular Economy Challenge to accelerate the province’s transition towards a low-emissions economy. The...
Circular Economy Challenge Deadline Passed
(May 19, 2022)
Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) is committing $50 million through its new Circular Economy Challenge to accelerate the province’s transition towards a low-emissions economy. The investment from the...
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...
Civil Society Fund Deadline Passed
(December 10, 2021)
Civil society includes non-profit and voluntary organizations, registered charities, informal groups or movements pursuing shared interests or values, and private-sector organizations and individuals...
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...
Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative No Deadline Launched in May 2022, the Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative is investing $30M in cutting-edge genomic research and innovation to reduce the carbon footprint of Canada’s food...
Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems-Interdisciplinary Challenge Teams No Deadline Genome Canada is launching a new Climate Action Genomics Initiative funding opportunity in May 2022. Interdisciplinary Challenge Teams (ICTs) represent the largest, key component of the initiative....
Clone of 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...
Clorox: (non-quaternary ammonium) anti-microbial actives for cleaning and disinfection Deadline Passed
(May 31, 2022)
For over 100 years, The Clorox Company has been making innovative products that generations of people around the world trust to make their lives and the world a little bit better. Throughout our...
Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program Deadline Passed
(April 29, 2022)
The CREATE program is designed to improve the training and mentoring environment for the Canadian researchers of tomorrow by improving training in areas such as professional skills, communication and...
Community Facilities Enhancement Program Deadline Passed
(May 8, 2022)
Overview CFEP funding provides financial assistance to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities...
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...
Contributions Program of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPS) Deadline Passed
(February 7, 2022)
Eligible applicants Only not-for-profit organizations – including consumer, voluntary and advocacy organizations, educational institutions, and industry & trade associations – are eligible for...
Corteva: Building blocks for sustainable small molecule crop protection solutions Deadline Passed
(May 31, 2022)
Corteva Agriscience is committed to providing sustainable crop protection solutions, including products that meet “green” principles endorsed by the American Chemical Society and sustainability goals...
CQDM's Quantum Leap Pharma-led Funding Program Deadline Passed
(May 12, 2022)
Description  Projects selected as part of the Quantum Leap program focus on developing cutting-edge technologies with the potential to significantly advance the R&D activities of CQDM’s...
Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network (CC SCN) | Summer Studentships Deadline Passed
(February 1, 2022)
The Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network Summer Studentship Award (CC SCN-SSA) is designed to foster research interest in critical care medicine and related disciplines among students at the...
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grants-in-Aid of Research Competition Deadline Passed
(April 7, 2021)
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is delighted to announce the launch of its 2021 Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIA) Competition. The GIA program supports research projects directly related to IBD that are...
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grants-in-Aid of Research Competition Deadline Passed
(November 12, 2021)
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is delighted to announce the launch of its 2022 Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIA) Competition. The GIA program supports research projects directly related to IBD that are...
CS-CAN/INFO-CAN Awards No Deadline CS-Can/Info-Can currently offers two annual awards: Awards for Lifetime Achievement in Computer Science These awards recognize current or former faculty members in Canadian Computer Science...
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...
Cures for Kids Grant No Deadline Cures for Kids provides funding for research and clinical programs for children with life-threatening illnesses. Grants of between $500 and $2,500 are awarded to qualifying organizations for specific...
Department of Defence Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Deadline Passed
(May 24, 2022)
The Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program will be investing $1.6 billion in innovations for defence and security over the next 20 years. The IDEaS program is designed to...
Department of Defense | Breast Cancer Research Program No Deadline The BCRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY22 funding opportunities. This pre-...
Diagnostic Accelerator and Target ALS Foundation Biomarker Discovery RFP Deadline Passed
(February 23, 2022)
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and Target ALS Announce Partnership to Accelerate Biomarker Discovery and Development  The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Target ALS...
Diagnostics Accelerator: Peripheral Biomarkers Program Deadline Passed
(December 15, 2020)
The Diagnostics Accelerator is soliciting projects to develop biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias accessible from the periphery. Proposals addressing a range of potential...
Discovery Grant: Climate Change and Atmospheric Research No Deadline The health and safety of Canadians and the strength of the Canadian economy rely on advancing our understanding of climate and the risks related to climate change, and on the development of effective...
Drug Development Program Deadline Passed
(January 28, 2022)
The Drug Development RFP seeks to support in vivo preclinical studies that advance lead molecules developed for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to IND-enabling studies. The proposed studies...
Early Career Researcher Award in Asthma Deadline Passed
(January 24, 2022)
Asthma is one of the most common chronic respiratory diseases in Canada affecting over 10% of the population (3.8 million people) with well-recognized biological sex differences. Asthma...
Early Phase Clinical Trials No Deadline Neurodegenerative diseases of aging are among the least understood and most undertreated diseases today. If ignored, the social and economic costs of managing these diseases will continue to rise....
Emergency Strategic Clinical Network (ESCN) Studentship Call 2022 Deadline Passed
(October 17, 2021)
The Emergency Strategic Clinical Network Summer Studentship Award (ESCN-SSA) is designed to foster research interest in emergency medicine and related disciplines among students at the undergraduate...