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. To search a comprehensive database of current funding opportunities, visit the RSO Funding Opportunities Database

Current Opportunities


University Hospital Foundation Medical Research Competition (UHFMRC). This competition funds innovative, translational research in the FoMD with clear linkage to clinical care of adults, up to $35K for one year. Registration is due Monday, September 24 by 4pm and applications are due before 4:00pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. For the application portal see here.

Maternal, Newborn, Child & Youth SCN Health Outcomes Improvement Fund II (HOIF II) Grant Competition.  Proposals are invited for research and quality improvement to improve health and clinical care for mothers, infants, children and youth. Budget requests range from $50K to $375K. Registration is due October 15, 2018 and applications are due December 17, 2018. For details and to register see the poster.

Novo Nordisk Alberta Diabetes Fund. Letters of intent are invited for projects that identify care gaps in diabetes and obesity and which develop and implement effective solutions for these gaps. There is an emphasis on quantitative data and real world evidence-based projects. Time frame for projects is 12-18 months with budget requests of $100K to $300K. LOI is due October 15, 2018. For more details see here.

Kaye Fund Competition. Letters of intent are invited for innovative research or quality improvement programs towards patient care that result in better care, services and support for patients.  Budgets can range from $25K to $250 K over up to 2 years.  LOI is due November 5, 2018.  For more details see here.

M.S.I. Foundation. Funding is available for early career investigators conducting pillars 3 and 4 research, for up to $100K over two years.  LOI is due Friday, November 30, 2018.  More details available here.