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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
TECTERRA Industry Investment Program No Deadline The Industry Investment Program (IND) enables and supports small to medium size Alberta companies in the development and commercialization of innovative geospatial solutions for integrated resource...
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...
Canola Oil Research No Deadline Exploring health benefits of canola oil. Research continues to document and expand canola oil's importance to human nutrition. Projects now underway are increasing our knowledge of how canola can...
University of Lethbridge Research Fund (ULRF) Deadline Passed
(November 6, 2020)
University of Lethbridge Research Fund (ULRF) ****THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED ON August 18, 2020.  The Internal Research Proposal Form is currently under development.  Competition is open.****...
ULTF University of Lethbridge Travel Fund Deadline Passed
(June 1, 2019)
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...
Event Support Program No Deadline The Event Support Program focuses on sport program development. The program provides financial support to communities and associations to assist them in hosting major sport events, and as a result,...
Industry Partnered Funding Opportunities AICE (Accelerating Innovations into CarE) No Deadline The Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) program provides the health system with a lever to generate evidence required to support adoption of new technologies developed by small-medium sized...
AIB Research Grant No Deadline AIB (also known as the Bisexual Foundation) encourages, supports and assists research and education about bisexuality, through programs likely to make a material difference and enhance public...
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...
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 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 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...
Chinook Summer Research Award Deadline Passed
(January 31, 2019)
*NOTE* - The 2020 competition has been launched! See below for submission guidelines. OVERVIEW Total Value $8730 Supervisor Contribution $800...
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...
Strategic Opportunities Fund No Deadline Overview Value Varies depending on the request Duration Not to exceed 12 months Application deadline March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1 Notice of decision Within the...
Alberta Gambling Research Institute Team Development Grants No Deadline To support the development of multi/interdisciplinary teams of academic researchers, among Partner Universities, nationally, internationally, and other stakeholders in order to establish research...
Alberta Gambling Research Institute Leverageing Grants No Deadline To enable researchers, with non-AGRI funding to augment projects with a gambling-related component
European Commission Grants No Deadline Whether you are a well-established researcher, looking for Post-Doc funding or considering starting a PhD, the European Union offers you several funding opportunities, regardless of what country or...
Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) No Deadline designed to assist with the publication of scholarly books on topics in the humanities and social sciences.
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
Alberta Assessment Consortium Projects & Grants No Deadline Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit registered society, funded by membership a recognized education partner in the province of Alberta an independent voice, able to provide an...
AGRI Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program No Deadline To provide training and mentorship including opportunities for candidate's academic growth in an area of gambling-related research identified as needing development.  
Strategic Partnerships & Collaborative Initiatives No Deadline To support initiatives that would typically build capacity to address high-priority topics (not taken up by existing complement of researchers).    
Maytree Grants No Deadline A Canadian charitable foundation established in 1982, Maytree is active in funding projects that address wealth disparity and migration
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...
Sport Participation Research Initiative Research Grants No Deadline Sport Canada considers for funding applications that propose programs of research relevant to its policy priorities and that SSHRC adjudication committees have recommended for funding, but that, due...
SSHRC Connection Grants Deadline Passed
(October 29, 2020)
Connection Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of SSHRC's Connection program. They support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization ...
Alberta Gambling Research Institute Major Grants No Deadline To support curiosity-driven basic research for Investigator - and/or stakeholder identified topics.  
Alberta Active Living Grant Program No Deadline This grant provides funding to assist Alberta Active Living Partners organizations and Alberta TrailNet Society with annual operating and programming costs. provide services, information, or...
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...
RCGS Graduate Research Scholarships No Deadline Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Students must be registered in a Canadian university, and must propose a research topic that addresses some substantive element...
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...
Capt. Joseph-Elzar Bernier Medal No Deadline Eligibility: A medal awarded to recognize an exemplary deed or activity that has enhanced or aided the Society in fulfilling its mandate at the international, national, provincial or headquarters...
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".  
AGRI Impact Grants No Deadline To support the development of multi/interdisciplinary teams of academic researchers, among Partner Universities, nationally, internationally, and other stakeholders in order to establish research...
PSA Awards- 2017 Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award No Deadline To be eligible a paper must be: 1) worthy of special recognition for outstanding scholarship; 2) written by a graduate student or students in the Pacific region; 3) written or substantially revised...
PSA Awards-2017 Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award No Deadline The Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award recognizes an undergraduate student or students for a paper of high professional quality.  
PSA Awards-The Social Conscience Award No Deadline Eligibility: The Pacific Sociological Association's Social Conscience Award is given to a worthy community-based organization located in the city in which the PSA Annual meeting is held for 2017,...
PSA Awards 2017 Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Perspectives Award No Deadline Each year, the Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Perspectives Award honors an outstanding article published in the most recent volume of Sociological Perspectives.  
PSA Awards-2017 Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Praxis Award No Deadline The Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Praxis Award honors sociological work in the Pacific region (whether by an academic or non-academic), that has made a positive impact on social and...
The Camsell Medal No Deadline The Camsell Medal recognizes outstanding volunteer service to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, only RCGS Fellows may nominate. The RCGS is an iconic non-profit organization that is funded...
The 3M Environmental Innovation Award No Deadline To recognize outstanding individuals in business, government, academia or community organizations whose innovative contributions to environmental change are benefiting Canada and Canadians....
Geographic Literacy Award No Deadline Individuals in both the private and public sectors constantly make contributions to advancing geographic education throughout Canada. In a variety of roles and settings, dedicated individuals create...
Errol Sharpe Book Prize No Deadline Dominations made to an author of nominated books should be pro-socialist in approach, where "socialism" is very broadly conceived. The prize is for single or jointly authored original books,...
PSA Awards-2017 Dean S. Dorn Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award No Deadline The Dean S. Dorn Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award honors individuals whose distinctions as teachers have made a significant impact on how sociology is taught. It is typically given for...
PSA Awards-2017 Early Career Award for Innovation in Teaching Sociology No Deadline The Early Career Award for Innovation in Teaching Sociology is designed to honor and encourage the work of junior faculty (typically fewer than seven years of teaching experience). This award...
AGRI Scholarships Deadline Passed
(May 8, 2020)
***IMPORTANT UPDATE*** (March 23, 2020) Due to COVID-19 precautions, all University of Calgary mail deliveries have been suspended.  In order for scholarship applications and supporting documents to...
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...
Breakthrough Prizes No Deadline To recognize those individuals who have made profound contributions to human knowledge. It is open to all physicists  theoretical, mathematical, experimental  working on the deepest mysteries of the...