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
APRI - IDeal Program No Deadline The IDeal Program, also known as the Innovation and Delivery Program, was created to encourage collaboration among industry, Alberta universities and research institutions. The Alberta Prion Research...
APRI - 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...
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...
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...
Shastri Publication Grant No Deadline Shastri Indo Canadian Institute India office is pleased to announce Shastri Publication Grant (SPG) for its Indian Members Council (IMC) and Canadian Members Council (CMC) of SICI. The purpose of...
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Opportunities No Deadline The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute offers a number of funding opportunities throughout the year. Please refer to individual programs using the links below. OPPORTUNITIES FOR CANADIANS   Grants,...
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....
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: 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...
Big Ideas: Call for Ideas No Deadline The Weston Brain Institute is considering supporting a large-scale, pivotal project to significantly and sustainably advance research in our field. With this call, we are seeking to identify highly...
Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) No Deadline The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) provides funding for downstream research & development projects that focus on applying genomics-derived solutions to challenges or...
APRI - New Collaborations Program No Deadline The New Collaborations program is intended to encourage collaborations between researchers from an Alberta-based institution with researchers from institutions outside Alberta. Qualified...
Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement Program (CASBE) No Deadline Alberta Innovates is pleased to announce that there will be limited funding available during 2018-19 for additional CASBE projects within the micro- and nano-technology domain. The application could...
CFI - Infrastructure Operating Fund Deadline Passed
(May 15, 2020)
The UofL has experienced pivotal investments from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) which provide much needed infrastructure for research and creative activities. The UofL receives...
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...
Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award No Deadline 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...
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...
NSERC CREATE Program March 8, 2021 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 Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) Deadline Passed
(February 1, 2021)
  This page was last updated on January 15, 2021. The NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are meant to nurture your interest and fully develop your potential for a research...
Alberta Innovates Summer Studentship Deadline Passed
(February 1, 2021)
This page was last updated on January 11, 2021. This competition is now live and the guidelines reflect the requirements for the 2021 competition.  The application form is now available and the link...
IMPERIAL OIL - UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AWARDS PROGRAM Deadline Passed
(November 29, 2019)
IMPERIAL OIL - UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AWARDS PROGRAM University research awards are designed to encourage research at Canadian universities in areas of interest to Imperial Oil's petroleum,...
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...
Early Phase Clinical Trials 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....
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...
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...
Guest Speaker Support Program No Deadline The Guest Speaker Support Program is designed to disseminate knowledge to the Alberta research and science community by offering funding to help bring notable researchers in prion and protein...
IDeal Program No Deadline The IDeal Program, also known as the Innovation and Delivery Program, was created to encourage collaboration among industry, Alberta universities and research institutions. The Alberta Prion Research...
APRI New Collaborations Program No Deadline The New Collaborations program is intended to encourage collaborations between researchers from an Alberta-based institution with researchers from institutions outside Alberta. Qualified...
INAC University and College Entrance Preparation Program No Deadline This program aims to increase the number of First Nation and Inuit students with the academic level required for entrance into post-secondary programs. Financial assistance may be provided for a...
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...
Rare Disease Foundation Micro Grant Program No Deadline This organization is comprised of researchers, caregivers, and families, working together to find solutions for children and families affected by rare disease. The microgrant program is offered by...
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...
INAC Post-Secondary Student Support Program No Deadline The program aims to improve the employability of First Nation and eligible Inuit students by providing them with funding to access education and skills development opportunities at the post-secondary...
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...
Indspire Student Bursaries and Scholarships No Deadline Successful futures are created through hard work, creativity, and perseverance. Each one of us has a unique potential to achieve, and for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students, Indspire is here to...
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...
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...
McLean Foundation Grants No Deadline The foundation makes grants in a wide range of areas, including arts, conservation, education, health and welfare. It maintains a flexible policy, with particular emphasis on projects showing promise...
James S McDonnell Foundation Grants No Deadline Founded in 1950 by aerospace pioneer James S. McDonnell, the foundation was established to "improve the quality of life," and does so by contributing to the generation of new knowledge by supporting...
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada Grants No Deadline The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada's (LLSC's) academic grants support and encourage basic and translational leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma research. LLSC investigators...
Krembil Foundation Grants No Deadline Grants are focused on helping people through medical research, education and social services. Their primary focus is funding research projects in medicine; particularly those that have difficulty...
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...
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation Grants No Deadline We invest our communities' contributions in outstanding paediatric care, research, and education to help children at The Hospital for Sick Children, throughout Canada, and around the world. We offer...
Gairdner Foundation Awards No Deadline The Gairdner Foundation is a nonprofit corporation devoted to the recognition of outstanding achievement in biomedical research worldwide. The Foundation is not affiliated with any government or...
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grants No Deadline Bill and Melinda Gates hope to make an enduring contribution toward increasing access to innovations in education, technology, and global health. More than seventeen billion dollars in endowments...
Foundation Fighting Blindness Restore Vision 20/20 Grant No Deadline The Foundation Fighting Blindness is a non-profit charitable organization who's mission is to support and promote research directed to finding the causes, treatments and ultimately the cures for...
Justin Eves Foundation Scholarships No Deadline The Justin Eves Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to securing revenues for research into learning disabilities and to provide financial support for learning disabled youth to attend...
LPIRG Event Project Grant No Deadline There are no set deadlines for event/project grant applications, however the LPIRG Board of Directors will look more favourably on applications that are submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the event/...