Funding Opportunities

Featured Funding Opportunities

Kaye Fund Competition

Kaye Fund Competition Announcement Call for Letters of Intent 

Kaye Fund Competition Package

The University of Alberta Hospital, Kaye Edmonton Clinic, the University Hospital Foundation, and the co-chairs of the Kaye Fund Competition Steering Committee are pleased to launch the Kaye Fund Competition.

This opportunity will fund individual or collaborative, interdisciplinary teams in the pursuit of research, innovation, and quality improvement projects that aim to establish new approaches to patient care at the University of Alberta Hospital and Kaye Edmonton Clinic. A total of ~$700K is available and projects from $25,000 to $250,000 will be considered. 

Deadlines: November 29, 2017 (LOI) and March 28, 2018 (full proposal).

An information session will be held on October 27 at 12:00pm (WMC 1J2.47).

Bladder Cancer Canada (BCC) Research Grant Applications

Bladder Cancer Canada (BCC) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for a research grant specific to bladder cancer.  One project will be funded in the amount of $50,000 with funds being distributed by Dec 31, 2017 and intended to be spent in the 2018 calendar year.

The purpose of this grant is to support the development of outstanding Canadian research scientists and clinical cancer research investigators who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer.  Investigators may be working in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiologic, bioengineering or any other field, but must be working in a research environment capable of supporting transformational bladder cancer research. BCC is enthusiastic to review all qualified applications. The application information can be found on the BCC website at: 
Completed applications must be submitted electronically by October 1, 2017 to:
Bladder Cancer Canada
Chair, Medical Research Board, Dr. Wassim Kassouf 
c/o Tammy Northam, Executive Director, BCC

Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. The grant recipient will then be determined by an expert review committee comprised of physicians and research specialists in the field bladder cancer. The award winner will be contacted by November 30, 2017.

In 2017, BCC is co-funding additional research grants in partnership with the Canadian Urologic Oncology Group (CUOG), the Canadian Urological Association and the Cancer Research Society.


2017 University Hospital Foundation Medical Research Competition 

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is pleased to announce the 2017 University Hospital Foundation Medical Research Competition (UHFMRC).  This competition provides one-year research operating grants up to $35,000/project to fund innovative, translational research in the FoMD. Applications in all areas of biomedical, clinical, health services and outcomes research are acceptable, however a clear linkage to clinical problems in adults is required.

This year a portion of the funds are restricted to the following areas: 
Alzheimer’s, heart, hematology, immunology, and respiratory.

Please note there are two minor changes to the competition this year, both highlighted in the attached guidelines.

Important Information:
2017 Guidelines & Additional Information
Online Application

Important Dates:
Registration: Thursday, Sept 21 (4:00pm)
Full Application: Thursday, Oct 12 (4:00pm)

NVIDIA Computational Omics Cancer Research Grants

NVIDIA is currently seeking proposals for research projects that use computational omics to dramatically impact the battle against cancer and reduce the time it takes for research outcomes to be used effectively in a clinical environment.

Up to two grants worth $200,000 each will be awarded.

Completed proposals are due by August 21, 2017.

Learn more and download the RFP here.

Cancer SCN Seed Grant

The Cancer SCN is pleased to announce we are resuming the 2017 Seed Grant Competition in partnership with CancerControl Alberta. This competition supports the development of cancer-related health services research that will improve the quality of cancer care delivery.

Priority areas of research for this call are:
Clinical Pathway        
Choosing Wisely        
Precision Medicine 

The competition is open to applicants who submitted their application in the first call for applications (deadline December 2016) and to new applicants. It will offer support to a maximum of five awarded projects of up to $25,000 each. 

Please note that the deadline for registration/expression of interest is August 11, 2017, deadline for application submission is October 2, 2017.

Expression of interest is required for applicants who submitted an application in December 2016 and want this application to be considered for the current competition. Registration is required for new applicants and December 2016 applicants whose application needs to be modified. 

Full details of the competition can be found in the Call for Proposals located here: by contacting Cancer Strategic Clinical NetworkAlberta Health Services

Defense Health Program: Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program - Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2017

DoD GWIRP and PRCRP Program Announcements

ACF Cancer  Detection Challenge

The Alberta Cancer Foundation is partnering with two other organizations for an exciting new investment opportunity. The Cancer Detection Challenge is led by Alberta Innovates, and sponsored by Alberta Cancer Foundation and DynaLIFE Medical Labs. They are inviting members of the Alberta cancer technology, research and clinical communities to identify and support the development of technology to detect and diagnose cancer earlier, improving outcomes for Alberta patients with cancer. The Challenge is broad in scope, inclusionary of technologies across the cancer detection pathway and agnostic to cancer-type. The focus of this call is on detection technologies that can be applied in a laboratory setting, however, other modalities will be considered such as imaging. Applicants must be for-profit companies but can have academic co-applicants.

CCRA-ACRC Funding Opportunities

Current funding opportunities from some of the CCRA member organizations are listed in this link. Organizations are listed in alphabetical order. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list.