Funding Opportunities

Featured Funding Opportunities

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)

La Vie En Rose Scholarships for Fundamental Breast Cancer Research

We are pleased to announce the availability of 2 scholarships for graduate students studying breast cancer biology

Students must be in the first year of their graduate studies (starting date no earlier than January 1, 2017) and must be studying breast cancer using fundamental biological approaches. Supervisor must be a member of CRINA. Scholarship cannot be held with other major awards (supplement up to 27K regardless of other sources of funding--other awards or income).

Value & Duration:
$8000 for one year.

Application Information

Alberta Cancer Foundation William Hebert Young Cancer Research Graduate Studentship

We are pleased to announce the availability of 1 scholarship for a graduate student conducting cancer research.

Student must be enrolled in a graduate program (starting date no later than September 1, 2017) and must be conducting research related to cancer. Supervisor must be a member of CRNA. Scholarship cannot be held with other major awards (supplement up to 27K regardless of other sources of funding--other awards or income).

Value & Duration:
$27,000 + $1,500 research stipend per year for up to 2 years.

Application Information

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.