Resources for Clinical Researchers

Funding Opportunities & Support

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


 Kaye Fund Competition

  • These grants are for $25K to $250K over two years. Eligibility for the competition requires that the lead or co-lead applicant have an appointment with the University of Alberta Hospital or Kaye Edmonton Clinic.
  • LOI Deadline January 13, 2020
  • Full details available here.

Respiratory Health SCN 2019/2020 Research and Innovation Seed Grant Competition

  • Registration deadline: December 20, 2019
  • Application deadline: January 15, 2020
  • Request for proposals available here.
  • Application form available here.

Neurosciences Rehabilitation and Vision SCN Seed Grant Program

  • Registration deadline: January 20, 2020
  • Application deadline: February 16, 2020
  • Call for proposals available here.

NACTRC Grant Development Support Fund

  • Objective: To facilitate application development for highly competitive grant competitions in pillars 2 to 4. 

Requests for these funds are accepted at any time by emailing the Director of Clinical Research with the following details:

  • A.    Name of the grant competition;
  • B.    Investigator eligibility requirements (if applicable, i.e. early career details);
  • C.    Proposed title;
  • D.    Abstract;
  • E.    Evidence of internal peer-review for the application; and
  • F.    What the funds will be used for?
  • Full details available here.

NACTRC Bridge Funding

  • Objective: To provide bridge/catalyst funds for top-ranked, but unfunded CIHR Project applications.
  • The eligibility criteria, evaluation criteria and instructions are found here.
  • To apply, complete a Partner Bridge Grant application form and submit using the application portal.
  • Application deadline: February 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm.