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


*NEW* Kaye Fund Competition 
  • This new opportunity will fund individual or collaborative teams in the pursuit of research, innovation, and QI 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 to fund projects from $25 - $250K.
  • Announcement and Guidelines 
  • Deadline: November 29 (LOI) and March 28, 2018 (full application)
  • Contact: Julie Shemanchuk



Valuing Mental Health Innovation and Integration Research Grant
  • The Addiction & Mental Health SCN is facilitating a grant (up to $200,000/project) to address the identification of evidence-informed research practices and programs to improve community-based system integration in the addiction and mental health sector in Alberta.
  • Additional information
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017 (Registration deadline: October 6, 2017)
  • Contact: Dr. Kay Rittenbach
Provincial Lung Association Grant-in-Aid Program
  • The Provincial Lung Association is offering funding ($30,000/one-year project) to support research projects directly related to human respiratory health problems.
  • Additional information
  • Deadline: December 8, 2017 (Registration deadline: November 17, 2017)
Diabetes, Obesity & Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network - Seed Grant
  • The Diabetes, Obesity & Nutrition SCN is offering seed funding (up to $10,000/project) to support research with the potential to prevent disease or improve care for patients at risk of or experience diabetes, obesity, or nutrition-related health problems.
  • Additional information
  • Deadline: December 8, 2017
  • Contact: Dr. Naomi Popeski



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