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
Alberta Innovates into CarE (AICE) Concepts Program Deadline Passed
(November 30, 2020)
Health care expenditures in Alberta are increasingly unsustainable with approximately 40% of the provincial budget consumed annually. Alberta needs to harness the power of emerging health...
NRV SCN 2021 Seed Grant Competition CALL for Applications December 21, 2020 NRV SCN Seed Grant Program The Neurosciences, Rehabilitation & Vision Strategic Clinical NetworkTM (NRV SCN) is very pleased to announce the 2021 Seed Grant funding competition. A maximum of...
Canadian Mountain Network - Expression of Interest Deadline Passed
(November 6, 2020)
The Canadian Mountain Network anticipates investing a minimum of $3MM in a series of place- and/or theme-based Knowledge Hubs to support mountain research combining Indigenous and Western ways of...
2020 Turnbull-Tator Award in Spinal Cord Injury and Concussion Research Deadline Passed
(November 25, 2020)
Brain Canada Foundation and the Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research are pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 Turnbull-Tator Award in Spinal Cord Injury and Concussion Research...
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...
RDAR Call for Research Proposals Deadline Passed
(November 5, 2020)
Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) is excited to launch its inaugural $4 million call for producer-led, agriculture research proposals – investing in ideas that will increase the...
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...
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...
CAAIF/Stallergenes Greer Early Investigator Award in Allergy and Clinical Immunology Deadline Passed
(September 24, 2020)
ABOUT CAAIF The Canadian Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) is a charitable foundation whose mission is to invest in research leading to new and better treatments that improve the...
mCannabis.RealWorld - Alberta Innovates Deadline Passed
(October 7, 2020)
Alberta Innovates is excited to announce the Real-World Evaluation of Cannabis-Based Medicines (mCannabis.RealWorld) Program. The program is a novel enabling mechanism to address urgent clinical or...
Governor General's Innovation Awards Deadline Passed
(September 25, 2020)
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has been invited to nominate outstanding candidates from our community for the 2021 Governor General’s Innovation Awards, and we welcome...
2020 Brain Tumour Research Feature Grant - Glioblastoma Deadline Passed
(October 2, 2020)
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to reaching every Canadian affected by a brain tumour through support, education, information, and research. We...
CAAIF / Aralez Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Research Grant in Allergic Rhinitis - LOI Deadline Passed
(September 17, 2020)
ABOUT CAAIF The Canadian Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) is a charitable foundation whose mission is to invest in research leading to new and better treatments that improve the...
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...
First Responders' Mental Health Grant Deadline Passed
(September 7, 2020)
Overview Alberta’s firefighters, police officers, paramedics, sheriffs, corrections officers and emergency health care workers often deal with stressful, dangerous and traumatic situations. This...
SPOR 2020 Seed Grant Competition Deadline Passed
(September 21, 2020)
The SPOR Evidence Alliance Seed Grant aims to encourage a culture of learning, innovation, and advancement of science in the areas of knowledge synthesis, guideline development, knowledge translation...
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Deadline Passed
(September 1, 2020)
  SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships are expected to respond to the objectives of the Talent program. These fellowships support the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and...
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Deadline Passed
(October 5, 2020)
The Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) program provides support to a core of the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers. The fellowships are also intended to secure a supply of...
Brain Health: Lifestyle Approaches and Microbiome Contributions Deadline Passed
(November 11, 2020)
The Brain Health: Lifestyle Approaches and Microbiome Contributions program seeks to increase the number of Canadians maintaining better brain health throughout their lives.   Goal: To accelerate...
2020 Discovery Grants Deadline Passed
(September 11, 2020)
The Brain Canada Foundation and ALS Society of Canada are pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 Discovery Grants Program. The 2020 Discovery Grants Program encompasses applications previously...
SPOR Evidence Alliance 2020 Seed Grant Deadline Passed
(September 25, 2020)
The SPOR Evidence Alliance Seed Grant aims to encourage a culture of learning, innovation, and advancement of science in the areas of knowledge synthesis, guideline development, knowledge translation...
"Back on Track from COVID-19" - Funding Opportunity Deadline Passed
(June 12, 2020)
The “Back on Track from COVID19” funding opportunity addresses the interruption to biomedical research laboratories and clinical research as a result of the COVID19 emergency. The funds are intended...
Mitacs Elevate Deadline Passed
(June 1, 2020)
Mitacs Elevate is now accepting proposal submissions for two years of postdoc funding valued at $60,000/year plus extensive customized professional development training ($7,500/year non-cash value)....
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...
Partnership Engage Grants Deadline Passed
(March 15, 2020)
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...
Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award Deadline Passed
(October 19, 2020)
The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to offer a special initiative to allow junior investigators in cancer research to gain knowledge and understanding of the Canadian Cancer Society peer-review...
New Frontiers in Research Fund: 2020 Transformation Competition Deadline Passed
(February 4, 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...
Mitacs Accelerate No Deadline Mitacs Accelerate offers internships to graduate and postdoctoral fellows to allow research collaboration with industry. Postdocs, their supervising professor, and a partner organization develop a...
Scholarships for non-Canadian students and postdoctoral researchers to study in Canada No Deadline Canadian governments, non-profit and international organizations offer a number scholarships and grants to international students who want to study in Canadian colleges, universities and institutes...
ACA Conservation, Community, and Education Grants Deadline Passed
(January 10, 2020)
This funding supports conservation activities by individuals (with appropriate insurance coverage), organizations, and communities that contribute to healthy fish and wildlife populations, to a...
Alzheimer Society Research Program - Postdoctoral Fellowship Deadline Passed
(October 23, 2020)
The Alzheimer Society Research Program is looking for big, bold, out-of-the-box ideas to find the causes of dementia and breakthrough solutions in care. We're investing more in new investigators...
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program 2020 Deadline Passed
(August 3, 2020)
The 2020-2021 Banting PDF competition has been launched and the application is now available on ResearchNet! Please consult www.banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca for further details. The Banting...
Mitacs Elevate No Deadline Mitacs Elevate provides two years of postdoc funding valued at $60,000/year plus extensive customized professional development training ($7,500/year non-cash value). Postdocs: Manage a long-term...
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 No Deadline Mitacs Elevate provides two years of postdoc funding valued at $60,000/year plus extensive customized professional development training ($7,500/year non-cash value). Postdocs: Manage a long-term...
Mitacs Accelerate Industrial Postdoc No Deadline Provides up to 3 years of funding valued at $55,000/year for research with a company or not-for-profit for a Postdoctoral Fellow in any discipline. Postdocs: Build a longer-term collaboration with a...
APRI - Research and Policy Fellowship Program No Deadline The Research and Policy Fellowship program will help establish and nurture links between provincial and federal decision-makers and scientific professionals to support public policy related to prion...
Alberta Innovates Postgraduate Fellowship No Deadline Alberta Innovates, Postgraduate Fellowship provides support for individuals to pursue postgraduate health-related research at an Alberta University. Detailed information on the program can be found...
Life and Climate Award (LC Award) Deadline Passed
(September 30, 2019)
OVERVIEW Value Up to approximately $8,500 for the entire competition Duration 24 months Application Deadline September 30, 2019...
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...
COHT Research Award Deadline Passed
(March 31, 2018)
The Centre for Oral history and Tradition Research Award (COHTRA) aims to support Southern Alberta oral history research by University of Lethbridge faculty and their research teams, including...
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...
McConnell Foundation Social Innovation Fund No Deadline The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation is pleased to launch the McConnell Social Innovation Fund. The Fund has three components—one for early stage innovations; a second for scaling up successful...
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - All Programs No Deadline The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers a wide variety of fellowships and funding opportunities. Virtually all disciplines are eligible.   
Research and Policy Fellowship No Deadline The Research and Policy Fellowship program will help establish and nurture links between provincial and federal decision-makers and scientific professionals to support public policy related to prion...
AGRI Small Grants Deadline Passed
(May 1, 2020)
Goals of AGRI: To encourage, foster, and solicit research to better understand the role and impacts of gambling on the individual and society; To ensure research is collaborative and has...
International Sociological Association Prizes No Deadline The International Sociological Association offers a prize and two essay competitions for scholars. The Varga Prize for New Generation Scholars: This award recognizes an outstanding new paper by a...
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...
Academy of International Business Awards No Deadline The following awards are offered by AIB in relation to the annual conference. Each year, there are also be additional awards being offered by organizations affiliated with AIB. Temple/AIB Best Paper...
Canadian Language & Literacy Research Network (CLLRN) Awards No Deadline The Canadian Language & Literacy Research Network (CLLRN) awards three (3) prizes annually: President’s Medal Established in 2006, the President’s Medal is awarded annually to a Network...