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
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.
The Fundamental Physics Prize No Deadline The Fundamental Physics Prize is awarded by the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to awarding physicists involved in fundamental research
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. 
The Homegrown Innovation Challenge Deadline Passed
(April 13, 2022)
In a climate-changing world, Canada’s high dependence on imported fresh fruits and vegetables makes it vulnerable to food systems disruption. We are able to grow many fruits and vegetables in Canada...
The IHC4 SME Competition No Deadline Our mission is to generate chemistry solutions that prove the economy and enivironment are not in conflict. Working industry and academia to advance novel green chemistry research and technologies. ...
The James Bourque Northern Doctoral Scholarship No Deadline It is for students enrolled in a Doctoral program at a Canadian university. The scholarship will be awarded for research leading to a thesis on a subject relating to northern geography. Eligibility...
The James Maxwell Human Geography Scholarship No Deadline The James Maxwell Scholarship in Human Geography is awarded to students enrolled in a Master's program at a Canadian university and engaged in thesis research on Canadian human geography. Eligibilty...
The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award September 24, 2022 The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes the world’s leading researchers who have used rational, scientifically based research to improve the wellbeing of those facing health...
The Lawrence J. Burpee Medal No Deadline Awarded to recognize an outstanding contribution or other achievement that greatly enhances the ability of the Society to fulfill its mission of making Canada better known on a national or...
The Leonard E. Boyle Dissertation Prize for Medieval Studies No Deadline The competition for this prize will be awarded to an outstanding dissertation in any field of medieval studies. The dissertation must be written by a Canadian or by someone resident in Canada....
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 Martin Bergmann Medal No Deadline To recognize outstanding achievement, the society annually presents the medal to deserving individuals for "excellence in Arctic Leadership and Science".  
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...
The Muttart Foundation Grants No Deadline The OHTN funds research with real-life impact to improve the health and well-being of people with and at risk of HIV. Our research programs fund projects relevant to Ontario’s needs and help create a...
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...
The Protein Society Awards No Deadline The Protein Society offers several awards for achievements in the discipline. Please see the attached link for more information about individual awards. 
The Society for Canadian Studies & Youth Enrichment Funding No Deadline The Society for Canadian Studies & Youth Enrichment will make financial assistance available to educational institutions, educational groups, museums, libraries and community-based groups within...
The Treat FTD Fund Deadline Passed
(January 29, 2021)
Goal The Treat FTD fund aims to support programs testing drugs or devices for FTD disorders while building clinical data around novel FTD mechanisms in human disease and corresponding biomarker...
Toronto Multiple Sclerosis NeuroCAM Principal Investigator Special Purpose Grant Deadline Passed
(April 22, 2022)
Principal Investigator Special Purpose Grant is aimed to catalyze NeuroCAM approaches to treating Multiple Sclerosis at the University of Toronto by funding the acquisition of new equipment,...
Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care Deadline Passed
(November 6, 2020)
Alberta Health Services (AHS) Primary Health Care Integration Network (PHCIN) is currently accepting applications to cover expenses ($3000 program fee) for individuals who intend to apply for the...
Tri-Agency Catalyst Grant September 1, 2022 Overview Value Up to $10,000 Duration Not to exceed 12 months Application deadline May 1 September 1 (dependent upon the availability of funds)  Notice of...
ULTF University of Lethbridge Travel Fund September 1, 2022 The University of Lethbridge Travel Fund has been established by the University of Lethbridge Board of Governors to reimburse expenses incurred by successful applicants for travel to meetings of...
Undergraduate Travel Award No Deadline Please note we are not accepting any applications for this funding opportunity at this time. Note: Deadline is 1 month prior to travel The travel award provides partial support to U of L full-time...
University of Lethbridge Research Fund (ULRF) Deadline Passed
(November 8, 2021)
University of Lethbridge Research Fund (ULRF) The 2021/2022 Guidelines have been updated for the current competition.   *** If you are having issues submitting the ULRF using the Internal Grant...
Value-added Program Deadline Passed
(May 17, 2022)
Overview The Value-added Program is focused on the growth of Alberta’s value-added food and bio-industrial processors by supporting projects that: Create jobs in Alberta; Support growth of the...
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program: Doctoral Nominations No Deadline The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate...
Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Funding August 25, 2022 This funding provides up to $15,000 to support development of individual Alberta artists, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists by providing funding for a specific visual arts or new media...
W. Garfield Weston Foundation Grants No Deadline The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is a Canadian charitable foundation committed to making grants in Canada for the benefit of Canadians, the majority of this foundation's funds are now directed to...
Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation Acquisition & Development Grants No Deadline To promote innovative public policies for the North and in fresh water management based on our values of independent thought, protecting the environment, and full participation of indigenous people...
WCB Research Program Deadline Passed
(April 2, 2021)
Our research program encourages scientific exploration into topics applicable to workers' compensation. We provide funding to high-quality research projects which address some of the pressing issues...
Weston Brain Institute - Big Ideas 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....
Weston Brain Institute - Big Ideas 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....
Weston Brain Institute - International Fellowships No Deadline The goal of this new funding opportunity is to support top Canadian PhD students to travel to and work in world-renowned labs for up to 12 months during their PhD, and to further their translational...
Weston Brain Institute Early Phase Clinical Trials: Canada No Deadline Neurodegenerative diseases of aging are among the least understood and most undertreated diseases today. Diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are placing a large and increasing burden on...
Weston Brain Institute Postdoctoral Scholars No Deadline Funding for exceptional Canadian postdoctoral researchers to receive international training at the University of Oxford. Eligibility: Applicants must be postdoctoral researchers who are normally...
Weston Brain Institute: Early Phase Clinical Trials No Deadline Funding for clinical trials and/or clinical trial sub-studies with excellent preliminary data. Eligibility: Principal applicants must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent at...
Weston Family Foundation Postdoctoral Award Deadline Passed
(January 20, 2022)
Since 2007, the Weston Family Awards in Northern Research have provided unparalleled support to young scientists undertaking research in Canada’s North. Their research spans a broad spectrum of...
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,...
Wildlife Management Fund (WMF) No Deadline About the Wildlife Management Fund (WMF) Since 2008, the Wildlife Management Fund (WMF) has contributed over $1.1 million to wildlife stewardship and conservation in Alberta. Funded through annual...
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...