Matching Funds and Letters of Support


Value Varies depending on the request
Duration Same duration as the external award
Application deadline

Requests for funds: 1st of each month

Requests for letters of support: at least 2 weeks in advance of the agency deadline

Notice of decision Within the month of application

Grant Facilitator for your discipline:

Application form Request for funding support

Matching Funds

The Vice-President Research has allocated a limited amount of funding to provide institutional support for proposals that require matching funds to the total project costs.

Please note the following special considerations:

  • Applications must be led by U of L researchers. If the project lead is not at the U of L, requests will be considered only if the application guidelines have a required or expected institutional matching component from all collaborators.
  • Priority will be given to requests where the funding agency requires matching funding as a condition of funding.
  • Matching funds will not be provided for an internal award.
  • Although no maximum size of award is identified, applicants are advised to keep their budgets reasonable.  Normally, matching funds will not exceed 10% of the funds to be held at the U of L.

Letters of Support

If an application requires a letter of support from the Vice-President Research, the applicant should contact the appropriate Office of Research and Innovation Services’ (ORIS) grant facilitator at least 2 weeks in advance of the agency deadline.  For requests outside of this timeline, please contact ORIS as soon as possible.

Applicants should prepare a draft letter of support according to the criteria of the application guidelines and note any key elements that should be incorporated in the letter (Potential impact of the proposed research, benefit to the University of Lethbridge, etc.).  The grant facilitator will finalize the letter.

In instances where the letter of support must include confirmation of institutional commitments (cash, space, equipment, etc.) written confirmation should be approved in advance of the request for the letter of support. Such confirmation should be provided to the grant facilitator.

Application Process

If your request involves an ask for financial support, complete a Request for Funding Support Form and submit by email to by the 1st of the month. If the deadline falls on the weekend or a holiday, the deadline will be the next working day.

If your request is a letter of support, complete a Request for Funding Support Form and submit by email to the grant facilitator for your discipline two weeks in advance of the external deadline.

All requests for support will be reviewed by the Vice-President Research, though input may be solicited from others as required.  Final decisions rest with the Vice-President Research.  Funding decisions will normally be made within the month of application.



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