Funding Opportunities

Featured Funding Opportunities

2018 AIHS Summer Studentships

The 2018 AIHS Summer Studentship program guide and application form are now available on the Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) website. Applications are due Monday, February 5, 2018.  Please note that this program is not administered by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry so please direct all questions regarding the application and review process to URI.  
Sessions for students (for this semester) are up on the website, in the application form and also in the program guide. There is only one more session this month which will be on Tuesday, December 5 from 12:35-13:20 p.m. in 2-100 SUB (SUB Career Centre). 
All sessions are free and are open to Undergraduate and M.D. Students. More sessions will be announced for January 2018.

For more information about the AIHS Summer Studentship click on the link below.


PPIH SCN Summer Studentship

The Scientific Office of the PPIH SCNTM focuses on knowledge generation, mobilization, partnerships, collaborations and capacity building in our role to support research that will advance the Population, Public and Indigenous Health SCN™ priorities. In support of this mandate, the PPIH SCN ™Scientific Office of Alberta Health Services (AHS) is excited toannounce a call for applicants to our 2018 Summer Studentship Competition.

Application here.

Important Deadlines:
Intent to apply email is due by December 21, 2018 by 4pm.  Full Summer Studentship Applications are due on February 2, 2018 by 4pm.

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email

Emergency Strategic Clinical Network research funding opportunities.

Undergraduate summer studentship applications are due February 5, 2018.

Systematic Review grant applications are due Feb, 12 2018.

Both of these opportunities are posted to the Emergency SCN website: 


Cancer Research Society 2018 Operating Grant Competition

The Operating Grants Competition is the principal means by which the Cancer Research Society fulfills its mission to support fundamental, early translational and environment-cancer research on all types of cancer to contribute to the advancement of science aimed at preventing, detecting and treating this disease. The Operating Grants Competition takes place every year and is open to researchers across Canada. 

Amount: $60,000 per year
Duration: 2 years
Start date: September 1

Deadline for Submissions
Letter of Intent: December 5, 2017 (form available online)
Complete Application: February 18, 2018 (form available online)

California Table Grape Commission: Health Research Grant 

The opportunity for grants ($35,000 at LOI stage) from the California Table Grape Commission to help discover how and why grapes are beneficial to heart, joint, brain, and eye health, and certain cancers has opened. 
Additional information is available here and attached. The deadline for LOIs is November 30. 

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).

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.