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

Canada Grand Challenges Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health.
  • Grand Challenges Canada is seeking request for proposals up to $100,000 (12 - 18 months) for products, services, and implementation models that could help to transform challenges in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Additional information
  • Deadline: August 03, 2017
Servier Alberta Innovation in Health Fund
  • In partnership with Servier Canada, the University Hospital Foundation and Government of AB are providing one-year research funds up to $100,000 for projects 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 
The Drummond Foundation
  • The Drummond Foundation invites applications from 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. Grants are available for up to $25,000/project. 
  • Additional information
  • Deadline: August 31, 2017
  • Contact: Michelle Modin

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