Funding Opportunities

The University of Alberta, one of Canada's most research-intensive universities, is proud of the vitality and quality of research and scholarship activities of its faculty and staff. The Research Services Office supports researchers by identifying potential research funding sources and by helping researchers to process and manage applications and awards.

Researchers are encouraged to contact their Faculty-assigned Research Facilitator for more information about funding opportunities.


Health Sciences

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Social Sciences and the Humanities


Health Sciences


Alberta Health Services (AHS) - Emergency Strategic Clinic Network (ESCN)

Undergraduate Summer Studentship Awards

Description: This Summer Studentship Award competition will serve to build research capacity within various domains of emergency medicine (e.g., medicine, nursing, pediatric emergency medicine, health services delivery, social determinants of health, disaster planning, allied health professionals).

Website: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/about/scn/ahs-scn-ems-grant-funding-studentship-call.pdf (PDF)

Deadline: February 28, 2017 (Application)


Alberta Innovates

Graduate Studentships

Description:  Provides opportunities for support for individuals undertaking health-related research areas in pursuit of a Master's of PhD at an Alberta University. Funding available is $30,000 stipend and a research and career development allowance of $2,000 per year for up to 4 years (maximum of 2 years towards a Master's degree).

Website: http://www.aihealthsolutions.ca/funding/training-and-early-career-funding/graduate-studentships-postgraduate-fellowships/graduate-studentships/

Contact: Kathy Morrison at kathy.morrison@albertainnovates.ca

Deadline: April 3, 2017 (Application)


Alport Syndrome Foundation (ASF)

ASF Research Program

Description: The goal is to encourage research with the potential to accelerate the development of new treatments to prolong kidney function and prevent hearing loss including, identification and investigation of target pathways in disease progression, and drug repurposing of existing approved drugs or other new approaches to improve the current standard of care.

Website: http://alportsyndrome.org/research/asf-research-program/

Contact: Sharon Lagas at research@alportsyndrome.org

Deadline: March 20, 2017 (Proposal)


Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN)

Conference Support Program

Description: CAN offers support for Alberta-based conferences related to neuroscience and mental health research, education, and translation, through the Conference Support Program.

Website: http://www.albertaneuro.ca/funding-programs/

Contact: Campus Alberta Neuroscience at (403) 220-2422 or albertaneuro@ucalgary.ca

Deadline: Ongoing


Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Aging

Catalyst Grant : Ethics

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to build capacity in ethics as it applies to health (including health research, health promotion and maintenance, clinical care, population and public health, health systems and services, policy and governance) by encouraging applications from new investigators as well as established investigators new to the field of health ethics.

Website: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?org=CIHR&prog=2599&resultCount=25&terms=ethics%2C+ethical&type=OR&view=search&language=E

Deadline: February 28, 2017 (Application)


Team Grant : More Years / Better Lives

Description: Seeks to enhance coordination and collaboration between European and national research programmes related to demographic change. This funding opportunity “Aging and place in a digitising world” is concerned with the ways in which the health and wellbeing of older people, at all stages of later life, is supported and promoted through the design of the social and physical environment, access to opportunities to learn, and the use of technologies of all kinds. Innovative, transnational and interdisciplinary collaborative projects that investigate the potential of technology, place and learning in relation with the older adult.

Website: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/viewOpportunityDetails.do?progCd=10754&language=E&fodAgency=CIHR&view=browseArchive&browseArc=true&org=CIHR

Deadline: April 4, 2017 (Application)


Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR - IHSPR)

Article of the Year

Description: This award is intended to recognize published research in a peer-reviewed journal that has significantly contributed to the advancement of the field of health services and policy research in Canada. Funding available is one $10,000 award annually.

Website: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/38260.html

Deadline: February 24, 2017 (Application)


Barer-Flood Prize for Health Services and Policy Research

Description: Career achievement award that honours and recognizes an exceptional researcher in the area of health services and policy research who has created a seminal body of work that has had a substantial impact on health services and policy research, policy and/or care delivery.

Website: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/46095.html

Contact: Jessica Nadigel at Jnadigel.ihspr@mcgill.ca

Deadline: May 1, 2017 (Application)


Rising Star Award

Description: Dedicated to supporting graduate students and post-doctoral Fellows and to recognizing the research excellence and knowledge translation initiatives of these emerging health services and policy researchers at an early stage in their career.

Website: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/34949.html

Contact: Meredith Kratzmann at mkratzmann.ihspr@mcgill.ca

Deadline: February 24, 2017 (Application)


Canadian Liver Foundation (CFL)

Graduate Studentship

Description: One graduate studentship may be awarded to a student in Alberta whose research project is related to hepatobiliary research. The award will be $20,000 per year, in the form of equal quarterly installments.

Website: http://www.liver.ca/files/2017GradStudentAppGuidelinesENG.pdf (PDF)

Deadline: March 31, 2017 (Application)


Operating Grants

Description: Two operating grants may be awarded to researchers in Canada whose research projects are related  to hepatobiliary research. One operating grant may be awarded to a researcher in Canada whose research project is related to liver cancer. One operating grant (sponsored by F. Pauline Spence) may be awarded to a researcher in Ontario whose research project is related to hepatobiliary research. The amount funded will be established on the basis of the financial requirements of the proposed research program and
whether the amount of the grant is justified by the extent and the significance of the research program proposed. It is the intention of the CLF that grants will be up to $60,000 annually for each grant awarded; each award will be provided for a maximum of two years.

Website: http://www.liver.ca/files/2017OpGrantAppGuidelinesENG.pdf (PDF)

Deadline: March 31, 2017 (Application)


Summer Studentship

Description: Two Raj Bhargava Memorial Summer Studentships may be awarded to students enrolled at the University of Alberta whose research projects are related to radiology of liver disease. One summer studentship may be awarded to a student in Canada whose research project is related to hepatobiliary research. One summer studentship (sponsored by Ontario Association of Gastroenterology) may be awarded to a student in Ontario whose research project is related to hepatobiliary research. The award will be $3500 for the student’s stipend plus $500 for supplies.

Website: http://www.liver.ca/files/ENG2017SumStudentAppGuidelines.pdf (PDF)

Deadline: March 31, 2017 (Application)


Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme)

Venture Grants

Description: CanLyme's Venture Grants program supports research on Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases. Researchers at Canadian institutions are invited to apply.

Website: https://canlyme.com/2013/11/16/canlyme-venture-grants-policy/

Contact: Reuben Kaufman at rkaufman@ualberta.ca

Deadline: Ongoing


CQDM : Enabling Drug Discovery

Quantum Leap

Description: This program funds SMEs to further develop platforms while positioning them advantageously for commercialization. CQDM has reserved a $1,000,000 envelop to pilot this new strategic initiative. The number of funded projects as well as the budget available for any individual one will depend on the proposed research project.

Website: http://www.cqdm.org/en/programs-and-competitions/strategic-initiative-quantum-leap-competition.php

Deadline: Ongoing


Genome Canada

Large Scale Applied Research Project (LSARP) Competition: Genomics and Precision Health

Description: Genome Canada is seeking proposals which focus on the application of genomics in a more evidence-based approach to decision making with regards to health care and public health. Maximum funds availabe is $5 Million in an individua project.

Website: https://www.genomecanada.ca/en/request-applications-2017-large-scale-applied-research-project-competition-genomics-and-precision

Deadline: March 1, 2017 (Draft Registrations); March 16, 2017 (Registration); May 11, 2017 (Pre-application)


Klarman Family Foundation

Eating Disorders Research Grants Program

Description: In this application round we are limiting the focus of our grants program to research that directly investigates the underlying biology of anorexia nervosa, and the questions of how and why it develops and persists. Funding available is up to $750,000 over a period of 3 years.

Website: http://klarmanfoundation.org/eating-disorders-research/

Deadline: March 14, 2017


Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada (NCE)

2018 Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) Program Competition

Description: The competition is open to all previously and currently funded CECRs that have a demonstrated ability to turn knowledge and/or technology into new or improved goods, processes or services that result in positive socio-economic, health and environmental impacts.

Website: http://www.nce-rce.gc.ca/Competitions-Competitions/Current-EnVigueur/CECR-2018/Index_eng.asp

Contact: Alex Pigeon at Alex.Pigeon@nce-rce.gc.ca

Deadline: February 27, 2017 (LOI)


Respiratory Health Strategic Clinical Network (RHSCN)

Studentship Awards

Description: Awards are available to graduate students who are undertaking full-time training in research related to lung health and biology leading to a M.Sc. or Ph. D degree. The eligibility criteria, stipend amount and duration of support may change from year to year. Usually these grants will not exceed $11,500 per year, per award.

Website: https://www.ab.lung.ca/what-we-do/research/grant-opportunities/studentship-awards

Deadline: March 3, 2017 (Application)


Weston Brain Institute

Canada: Rapid Response

Description: Seed funding (up to $200,000 per project for up to 18 months) to provide support for high-risk, high-reward projects that will impact neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

Website: http://westonbraininstitute.ca/funding-opportunities/open-and-upcoming-programs/

Deadline: May 9, 2017 (Application - PD related diseases); July 5, 2017 (Application - AD related diseases)


Postdoctoral Scholars

Description: To encourage development of the next generation of leading Canadian neuroscientists by providing postdoctoral scholars with international training to accelerate their careers in translational research for neurodegenerative disease(s) of aging. Scholars should plan to build their careers in Canada upon completion of their postdoctoral position. Maximum funding available is £57,000 per year (£44,000 per year + benefits) for 2 years.

website: http://westonbraininstitute.ca/postdoctoral-scholars-2017/

Deadline: April 11, 2017 (Application)


Transformational Research

Description: To provide funding for preclinical translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Funding available is a maximum of $1,500,000 over up to 3 years.

Website: http://westonbraininstitute.ca/funded-research/programs/transformational-research-2017/

Deadline: March 31, 2017 (LOI)


Natural Sciences and Engineering


International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Innovations to Improve Livestock Vaccines

Description: Supports proposals that use novel ideas or pre-existing innovations to improve vaccines against specific diseases affecting smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa, South and South-East Asia.

Website: https://www.idrc.ca/en/funding/grants/innovations-improve-livestock-vaccines

Deadline: March 21, 2017 (Application)


Mitacs

Canadian Science Policy Fellowship

Description: Helps government develop policy with advice from respected professors and postdoctoral scholars and will strengthen ties between the public sector and academia. Fellows receive $60,000 - $70,000 annual remuneration, plus $5,000 Mitacs award.

Website: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/canadian-science-policy-fellowship?utm_source=Mitacs%20Calls%20for%20Proposals&utm_campaign=f52727a13a-Mitacs-CSPF-Call-ENG-Aug2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4fbc5a07d9-f52727a13a-84053269

Deadline: March 24, 2017 (Application)


Globalink Research Award

Description: The Mitacs Globalink Research Award supports research collaborations between Canada and select partner countries. The award is open to graduate students. Select destinations are also open to senior undergraduates. Funding and eligible disciplines vary by destination.

Website: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/globalink-research-award?utm_source=Mitacs+Calls+for+Proposals&utm_campaign=16a8636c83-Mitacs-GRA-Call-ENG-Jan312017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4fbc5a07d9-16a8636c83-128356433

Deadline: March 31, 2017 (Application)


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Please refer to our NSERC page for funding related news, including information on upcoming deadlines.

Discovery Frontiers - Biodiversity and Adaptation of Biosystems

Description: To address the ongoing and alarming disappearance of species on Earth, Discovery Frontiers will support a program that will be paradigm-shifting, "transdisciplinary" in nature, open new fields or integrate existing fields in new ways, involve international collaboration, and accelerate the establishment of expertise and capacity. Funding available is up to $1 Million per year for a period of four years.

Website: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/Grants-Subs/DFProposal2017-FDPropositions2017_eng.asp

Deadline: April 17, 2017 (LOI)


Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan

Description: Provides Canadian graduate students in the natural sciences and engineering with first-hand research experience in an international setting. The primary goals of this program are to introduce students to science and engineering in Taiwan through a research laboratory environment, and to develop personal relationships that will improve their collaboration with their foreign counterparts in the future.

Website: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/Taiwan-Taiwan_eng.asp

Deadline: March 1, 2017 (Application)


Synergy Awards for Innovation

Description: Honours outstanding research and development (R&D) partnerships between a university or a college, and industry, in the natural sciences and engineering. In addition to the three categories for universities, the Awards include a category for colleges, to highlight the impact and lasting benefits of their applied R&D collaborations with industrial partners.

Website: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Synergy-Synergie/Nomination-Nomination_eng.asp

Deadline: April 18, 2017 (Nomination)


Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada (NCE)

2018 Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) Program Competition

Description: The competition is open to all previously and currently funded CECRs that have a demonstrated ability to turn knowledge and/or technology into new or improved goods, processes or services that result in positive socio-economic, health and environmental impacts.

Website: http://www.nce-rce.gc.ca/Competitions-Competitions/Current-EnVigueur/CECR-2018/Index_eng.asp

Contact: Alex Pigeon at Alex.Pigeon@nce-rce.gc.ca

Deadline: February 27, 2017 (LOI)


Tecterra

Industry Investment Program

Description: Enables and supports small to medium size Alberta companies in the development and commercialization of innovative geospatial solutions for integrated resource management. Funding will focus on solutions for energy, forestry, agriculture, environment, land management and land development.

Website: http://www.tecterra.com/industry-investment-projects.html

Contact: Richard Gorecki at rgorecki@tecterra.com

Deadline: Ongoing


Social Sciences and the Humanities


AGE-WELL

Catalyst Funding Program

Description: Supports innovative research projects aimed at generating, promoting or accelerating economic and social benefit in the field of technology and aging. Funding available is up to $50,000 over 12 months. Can be renewed for one year, pending end-of-term review.

Website: http://agewell-nce.ca/research/catalyst-funding-program

Contact: Jeanie Zabukovec at Jeanie@agewell-nce.ca

Deadline: March 8, 2017 (Application)


Manitoba Gambling Research Program

Conference Grant

Description: Assist researchers to enhance their capabilities within the gambling research field, become up-to-date with recent advances in the gambling field, provide the opportunity to meet and interact with other researchers in the field, and provide the opportunity to present research to peers.

Website: https://www.manitobagamblingresearch.com/sites/default/files/Conference%20Grant%20Guide%202017.pdf (PDF)

Deadline: Ongoing


Large Grant

Description: Enhance understanding of topics within the Manitoba Gambling Research Program’s
research priorities, and increase Manitoba-based gambling research. Support the development of existing and new researchers in the field of responsible gambling and problem gambling research, and build research capacity in Manitoba universities. Support gambling research projects that have practical application, and disseminate information and share expertise on gambling research.

Website: https://www.manitobagamblingresearch.com/sites/default/files/Large%20Grant%20Guide%202017.pdf (PDF)

Deadline: March 22, 2017 (LOI); July 26, 2017 (Proposal)


Small Grant

Description: Enhance understanding of topics within the Manitoba Gambling Research Program’s research priorities, and increase Manitoba-based gambling research. Support the development of existing and new researchers in the field of responsible gambling and problem gambling research, and build research capacity in Manitoba universities. Support gambling research projects that have practical application, and disseminate information and share expertise on gambling research.

Website: https://www.manitobagamblingresearch.com/sites/default/files/Small%20Grant%20Guide%202017.pdf (PDF)

Deadline: February 22, 2017 (Cycle 1 Proposal); July 26, 2017 (Cycle 2 Proposal); October 11, 2017 (Cycle 3 Proposal)


Studentship

Description: Provide financial support to students who undertake gambling research as a part of their undergraduate honours thesis or graduate studies programs in Manitoba. Build research capacity in the province of Manitoba in the gambling field and support the development of quality gambling research in Manitoba.

Website: https://www.manitobagamblingresearch.com/sites/default/files/Studentship%20Guide%202017.pdf (PDF)

Deadline: March 8, 2017 (Cycle 1 Application); October 18, 2017 (Cycle 2 Application)


Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada (NCE)

2018 Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) Program Competition

Description: The competition is open to all previously and currently funded CECRs that have a demonstrated ability to turn knowledge and/or technology into new or improved goods, processes or services that result in positive socio-economic, health and environmental impacts.

Website: http://www.nce-rce.gc.ca/Competitions-Competitions/Current-EnVigueur/CECR-2018/Index_eng.asp

Contact: Alex Pigeon at Alex.Pigeon@nce-rce.gc.ca

Deadline: February 27, 2017 (LOI)


PolicyWise for Children and Families

Secondary Data Use Grant

Description: The purpose is to ensure that existing datasets can be fully utilized to generate new research findings and encourage new analytics methods. Another goal of the grant is to build capacity and collaborative opportunities amongst trainees, researchers, community organizations, and policymakers. The Secondary Data Use Grant provides five successful applicants $5000 to undertake research utilizing research datasets stored and managed by SAGE.

Website: https://policywise.com/initiatives/sage/secondary-data-use-grant/?utm_source=Launch+of+CYDL+Longitudinal+Study+findings%21&utm_campaign=January+2017&utm_medium=email

Deadline: February 27, 2017 (Application)


Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Diversification Program

Description: Makes strategic investments in initiatives with not-for-profit organizations that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada. The process allows for a comparative analysis of projects against clear criteria; strengthens the department’s responsiveness to economic trends and industry needs; and ensures alignment to Government of Canada plans and priorities.

Website: http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/301.asp

Deadline: February 23, 2017 (Application); RSO Internal Deadline - February 15, 2017


Workers' Compensation Board (WCB)

Alberta Research Grant Program

Description: Our research program encourages scientific exploration into topics applicable to workers' compensation. We provide funding to high-quality research projects which address some of the pressing issues we face, such as obtaining optimal clinical and return-to-work outcomes exploring safety incentives and their role in reducing claims, and improving the efficiency, effectiveness and fairness of claims management and the workers’ compensation system.

Website: https://www.wcb.ab.ca/about-wcb/research-program/

Deadline: March 31, 2017 (LOI)