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


University Hospital Foundation Medical Research Competition (UHFMRC) 
  • The UHFMRC competition provides one-year operating grants for up to $35,000 to fund innovative, translational research for clinician scientists in the FoMD.
  • 2017 Guidelines and additional information
  • Deadline: September 21 (registration) and October 12 (full application)
  • Contact: Dr. Jillian Byrne



Campus Alberta Health Outcomes and Public Health Meeting Grant Award
    • The Universities of Alberta, Calgary, and Lethbridge, and Alberta Health Services and the Strategic Clinical Networks collaborate annually to provide funding up to $4,000 for 6 - 12 researchers to conduct pan-Alberta networking meetings relating to population health, social determinants of health, and patient engagement. Funded meetings are expected to present findings at the annual Campus Alberta Health Outcomes conference.
    • Deadline: September 26, 2017
    • 2017 Guidelines & application form
    • Contact: Dr. Jillian Byrne
    Strategic Clinical Networks - Cancer Seed Grant
    • The Cancer SCN is offering seed funding (up to $25,000/project) to support the development of cancer-related health services research. 
    • Additional information
    • Deadline: October 2, 2017 (Registration deadline: August 11, 2017)
    • Contact: Dr. Anna Pujadas Botey 
    PolicyWise Grants Competition
    • PolicyWise is offering seed grants (up to $10,000) and full grants (up to $40,000) to fund research related to children and youth, their families, and communities in Alberta. 
    • Additional information
    • Deadline: September 01, 2017
    • Contact: Laurie Vermeylen
    Servier Alberta Innovation in Health Fund
    • In partnership with Servier Canada, the University Hospital Foundation and Government of AB is offering funds (up to $100,000/project) to help advance cardiology technologies, cardiovascular research, and health system innovation for cardiology patients.  
    • Additional information
    • Deadline: August 18, 2017 (LOI deadline: June 09, 2017) 
    • Contact: Judi Bahl



    Canadian National Transplant Research Program - Research Innovation Competition
    • The CNTRP is offering grants (up to $30,000/project) to fund pilot projects that aim to increase organ and tissue donation in Canada and enhance the survival and quality of life of Canadians living with transplant.
    • Additional information
    • Deadline: October 19, 2017
    Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada - Clinical and Population Health Pilot Grant
    • The MS Society of Canada is offering grants (up to $50,000/project) to fund innovative pilot projects that have the potential to impact the MS field in topics related to clinical and population health. 
    • Additional information
    • Deadline: October 2, 2017 
    The Drummond Foundation
    • The Drummond Foundation is offering funds (up to $25,000/project) for clinical investigators working in aging-related research and in improving the quality of life of socially, mentally, or physically disadvantaged older adults and their families. 
    • Additional information
    • Deadline: August 31, 2017
    • Contact: Michelle Modin