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.

 

Mitacs

Mitacs is a national independent non-profit funding agency that financially supports collaborative projects in any discipline. Students, faculty, and eligible partner agencies can receive funding from Mitacs to support Canadian research and innovation. International opportunities are also available. 

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Funding Database

Grant Title Deadline Summary
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...
NFRFR 2022 Special Call - Research for Post-pandemic Recovery Deadline Passed
(April 19, 2022)
The COVID-19 pandemic has had differential impacts on individuals, communities, and countries, intensifying the inequalities that existed before this crisis. Globally, numerous voices have been...
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...
NRV SCN Summer Studentship Award Deadline Passed
(February 14, 2021)
Background & Objectives The Neurosciences, Rehabilitation, and Vision (NRV) Strategic Clinical NetworkTM (SCN) Scientific Office of Alberta Health Services (AHS) supports and provides training...
NSERC - Emerging Infectious Disease Modelling (EIDM) initiative Deadline Passed
(October 22, 2020)
In responding to the COVID-19 epidemic, mathematical modelling has proven to be an essential tool for researchers and policy advisors to simulate the impact of various interventions or public health...
NSERC Alliance Grants Deadline Passed
(December 18, 2020)
Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. These grants support research projects led...
NSERC Alliance International No Deadline Alliance International will provide support for researchers in Canada to work with leading international researchers from the academic sector, and to establish and grow international research...
NSERC Alliance Missions: Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Research Deadline Passed
(September 15, 2022)
NSERC Alliance Missions: Anthropogenic greenhouse gas research  We are pleased to announce that Alliance Missions is returning with a new and exciting challenge to help address climate change,...
NSERC CREATE Program Deadline Passed
(April 6, 2022)
The NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program supports the training of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the...
NSERC Discovery Grants October 3, 2022 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...
NSERC Discovery Horizons October 10, 2022 Discovery Horizons grants support investigator-initiated individual and team projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering....
NSERC funding opportunities to support National Quantum Strategy Deadline Passed
(June 8, 2022)
Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, is announcing an investment of $137.9 million through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research...
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program October 10, 2022 Application Deadline: 8:00 p.m. (ET) on October 17, 2022 Description The Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) program provides support to a core of the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in...
NSERC PromoScience Program Deadline Passed
(September 15, 2022)
NSERC invites applications that promote the natural sciences and engineering to Canada's young people, particularly to groups such as girls and Aboriginal peoples that are under-represented in...
NSERC Research Tools & Instruments (RTI) Grants Program October 3, 2022 RTI Grants are one-year awards of up to $150,000 that assist in the purchase or fabrication of research equipment with a net cost between $7,001 and $250,000 (excluding taxes, customs and importation...
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) January 31, 2023 Updated on September 2022 - Further updates may follow once NSERC publishes their full guidelines. Keep checking in for any updates. NEW: The USRA application process is now entirely online. Please...
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...
Oil Spill Response Challenge Deadline Passed
(May 25, 2022)
The Government of Canada is calling on innovators to develop solutions to help protect and preserve Canada’s natural heritage and communities from the devastating impacts of oil spills. If you work...
On-Farm Value added Program Deadline Passed
(May 17, 2022)
The On-Farm Value-added Program supports economic recovery through investment in projects, company sales growth, market expansion and the creation of jobs in Alberta. This program is designed...
Parkinson Alberta Post-Doctoral Fellowship Deadline Passed
(February 25, 2022)
To be used for research in the area of Parkinson disease at an Alberta-based University. Research can be basic or clinical. Candidate must  have a PhD or MD.    Submit the following...
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...
Parks Foundation Calgary Grants No Deadline The mission of the Parks Foundation Calgary is to enhance the quality of life of all Calgarians through the development of parks, preservation of river valleys, and support of amateur sport. They...
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...
Partnership Engage Grants Deadline Passed
(June 8, 2022)
Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program and the Connection program. Please note that Partnership Engage Grants cannot respond exclusively to the...
PDF Dissemination Grant Deadline Passed
(September 1, 2022)
The Office of Research and Innovation Services established the Postdoctoral Fellow Dissemination Grant as a pilot project for the 2022-23 academic year. Purpose To assist postdoctoral...
PepsiCo: Research Opportunities Deadline Passed
(May 31, 2022)
  Description PepsiCo is looking for a first-of-its-kind partnership with a multidisciplinary research team to develop a model to better understand the processing of plant proteins in extrusion. ...
Pfizer Quality Improvement Grant Deadline Passed
(January 18, 2021)
Pfizer Global medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community's independant intitiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of...
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...
Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada Grants No Deadline The Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC) is Canada’s only registered charity dedicated to the funding of physiotherapy research. PFC-funded research creates knowledge that improves the practice...
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...
Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment November 1, 2022   OVERVIEW Value  Varies. See detailed description Duration Stream 1: up to 2 years Stream 2: up to 3 years Application Deadline...
Postdoctoral Scholars at Oxford No Deadline The Weston Brain Institute Postdoctoral Scholars at Oxford program supports top-tier Canadian postdoctoral scholars by providing international training at the University of Oxford and affiliation...
Prairieaction Foundation Grants No Deadline Under its CARE Grant Program, the Foundation funds community-based organizations in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan to do research into solutions to violence and abuse. An annual call for letters...
Prevention Pipeline Deadline Passed
(January 28, 2022)
The ADDF seeks to support studies of cognitive symptoms due to health conditions, comparative effectiveness research, and epidemiological studies that probe whether the use or choice of drugs alters...
PRIHS Digital Health Competition Deadline Passed
(April 1, 2022)
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) aligns the knowledge production efforts of researchers with the evidence needs of the health system. Building on the momentum...
Product Demonstration Program Deadline Passed
(August 31, 2021)
Accelerating Innnovations to Commercialization The Product Demonstration Program is designed to de-risk the commercialization process by providing funds and coaching to high potential, high growth...
Professional Development for Artists component of Explore and Create Deadline Passed
(May 25, 2022)
The Professional Development for Artists component of Explore and Create supports the career growth of Canadian artists and artistic groups by encouraging participation in a wide range of development...
Program to Accelerate Clinical Trails (PACT) Deadline Passed
(January 28, 2022)
The PACT RFP supports IND-enabling studies and early-phase clinical trials that test promising pharmacological interventions and devices for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias. Both...
Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning in Space Science and Technology No Deadline The research component provides financial support to organizations to conduct space related research and development in CSA priority areas. It will support targeted knowledge development and...
Promoting Health Equity: Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund Deadline Passed
(October 8, 2020)
Overview The Promoting Health Equity: Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund ("Fund") supports Black Canadians to develop more culturally responsive knowledge, capacity and programs to address mental...
Protein Industries Canada Call for Capacity Building Projects Deadline Passed
(April 5, 2021)
Protein Industries Canada is looking for ambitious, consortium-driven projects to elevate Canada’s plant-based food ecosystem. Protein Industries Canada is currently seeking proposals in four...
Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care | Undergraduate Summer Studentship Competition Deadline Passed
(February 11, 2022)
The Scientific Office of the Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care, Alberta Health Services, is providing funds for an Undergraduate Summer Studentship Competition. The aim of this...
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- 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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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,...