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


PRIHS: Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System)

  • Competition Objective: To align the knowledge production efforts of researchers with the evidence needs of the health system.
  • Additional information here.
  • Slides from the May 7 seminar will be posted 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; and
    E.    Evidence of internal peer-review for the application.
  • Full details available here.

NACTRC Bridge Funding

  • Objective: To provide bridge/catalyst funds for top-ranked, but unfunded CIHR Project applications.
  • Full details available here.