Resources for Clinical Researchers

Funding Opportunities

There are a variety of funding opportunities for clinical health research available at national- (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) and provincial-levels (Alberta Innovates), however, this page is dedicated to highlight new and/or local funding sources that may be less well-known or disseminated. 

Current Opportunities

Digestive Health Strategic Clinical Network - Seed Grant Competition
  • The Digestive Health SCN is providing funding to support high-quality research aimed at improving digestive health care in Alberta. Grants are available for up to $10,000/project. 
  • Application & additional information
  • Deadline: May 01, 2017
  • Contact: Dr. Susan Jelinski
Digestive Health Strategic Clinical Network - Systematic Review Grant Competition
NEW! CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship
  • The CIHR has launched a new funding opportunity to provide fellows with a unique opportunity to apply their analytical skill set to challenges within the health system and related organizations outside of the traditional academic setting. 
  • Additional information and FoMD briefing note
  • Webinar slides
  • Deadline: May 23, 2017


Ongoing Opportunities 

University Hospital Foundation Medical Research Competition (UHFMRC) 
Campus Alberta Health Outcomes and Public Health Meetings Grant Award
    • The Universities of Alberta, Calgary, and Lethbridge collaborate to provide funding up to $5,000 for 4 - 8 researchers annually to conduct pan-Alberta networking meetings pertaining to population health, social determinants of health, and patient engagement. Funded meetings are expect to present findings at the annual Campus Alberta Health Outcomes conference. The next competition cycle will be announced in August, 2017.
    • 2016 recipients 
    • Contact: Dr. Lawrence Richer