uLethbridge faculty: All funding resources are now on the ORIS website on the intranet.

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 opportunities

Grant Title Deadline Summary
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
PepsiCo: Research Opportunities 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. ...
Partnership Engage Grants 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) Deadline Passed
(January 31, 2022)
Updated on December 10, 2021 - 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....
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 PromoScience Program 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 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Deadline Passed
(October 5, 2021)
Application Deadline: 8:00 p.m. (ET) on October 17, 2021 Description The Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) program provides support to a core of the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in...
NSERC funding opportunities to support National Quantum Strategy 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 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 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 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 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 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 - 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
New Frontiers in Research Fund | 2022 Transformation Competition Deadline Passed
(October 26, 2020)
The objective of the Transformation stream is to support large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting...
New Frontiers in Research Fund | 2022 Exploration Competition June 21, 2022 The goal of the Exploration stream is to inspire high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research. Exploration grants support research that pushes boundaries into exciting new areas....
New Frontiers in Research Fund | 2021 Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic Context Deadline Passed
(September 17, 2021)
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a documented disruptive effect on researchers’ ability to continue planned research activities, particularly community and field-based research. However, the pandemic...
Neurosciences, Rehabilitation, and Vision SCN | Summer Studentship Program Deadline Passed
(February 28, 2022)
The Neurosciences, rehabilitation, and Vision (NRV) Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) Scientific Office of Alberta Health Services (AHS) supports and provides training and mentorship opportunities to...
Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Program Deadline Passed
(January 28, 2022)
The aim of this RFP is to further develop and validate established biomarkers for which there is a clear clinical need in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This RFP prioritizes biomarkers...
NeuroCAM Innovation Seed Grants Deadline Passed
(January 3, 2022)
Branch Out is offering a series of Principal Investigator Special Purpose Grants to fund specific areas of NeuroCAM research based on specific areas of stakeholder interest and scientific need. We...
NATO Innovation Challenge Deadline Passed
(May 20, 2022)
Value $8,500 in monetary prize Relevant solutions could support the development of future NATO concepts, doctrine, standards, requirements, capability development, and will get stage-time at NATO-...
National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Awards and Prizes No Deadline Current individual membership is a requirement for all applicants for NWSA awards. The National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) accepts nominations for the following award catagories: FACULTY...
National Wetland Conservation Fund No Deadline The National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF) supports on-the-ground activities to restore and enhance wetlands in Canada. The objectives of the fund are to: Restore degraded or lost wetlands on...
MSSOC Contract Research Organization (CRO) Grant No Deadline The MS Society of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new research funding competition – the Contract Research Organization (CRO) Grant. The CRO Grant will enable principal investigators to...
Modern Languages Association (MLA) Honors and Awards No Deadline Anyone may nominate a book for an MLA prize, but the author or publisher is responsible for sending the required number of copies, noted in the main list, to the MLA office before the deadline. An...
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...
Mitacs Globalink Research Award | Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) Deadline Passed
(March 19, 2021)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Mitacs Inc. will cooperate in future to advance and strengthen research collaboration between Germany and Canada. The partnership between Mitacs and KIT is...
Mitacs Globalink Research Award No Deadline The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas...
Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Funding June 30, 2022 Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with an exclusive professional development curriculum component. Fellows address complex challenges through: A two-year research project with a partner...