Research – Upcoming Opportunities

Select funding opportunities and training opportunities that are of particular relevance to Department members and their research trainees and staff will be posted here, including certain opportunities not listed in larger databases. For a more comprehensive and searchable database of funding opportunities, we highly encourage members to use the University’s Funding Deadline Calendar or the Fellows and Postdocs Funding Calendar and to sign up for a COS Pivot account.

Funding Opportunities

  • CANet Ignite Grant
    The Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) offers the Ignite grant to foster collaborative relationships in arrhythmia research between companies based in Canada and network investigators. An Ignite Project must be aimed at solving a company specific problem through the generation of new knowledge or the application of existing knowledge in an innovative manner. Applications can request up to $25,000 in funding. This is an open funding call with no deadline, and applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year.
    Contact: Maria Fernando (
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  • Take Advantage of UCMG Travel Grants to Present Your Research!
    Attention Department of Medicine UCMG members: consider applying for a $2,500 UCMG Travel Grant to present your research at a national or international meeting.
    Twenty such awards are given out every six months, and all UCMG members are eligible to apply for this funding (preference will be given to Major Clinical faculty). The next application deadline is November 15, 2018; click on the links for the program description and application form.
    Please remember to obtain the signature of your department or section head prior to submitting the application in addition to including all required documents (proof of research presented showing you as the first or senior author and proof of meeting attendance in the form of registration receipt or attendance certificate).
    Contact Andrea Ancelin (; 403.220.4245) or Dan Zuege (; 403.943.4309) for more information.
  • Cumming School of Medicine/Alberta Health Services Clinical Research Fund
    Funds are available to support high impact clinical studies that improve health or influence clinical practice and health-care delivery. Seed funding and funds for planning and pilot work will also be available to support high quality research that will be competitive for peer-reviewed funding and/or partnerships with industry. Applications are submitted to the Calgary Centre for Clinical Research through an online application form and adjudicated by a CSM review committee with input from external peer reviewers as required.

    • The deadline for Major Grants is October 15. Major Grants will award up to $300,000; matching funds are required.
    • Applications for Seed Grants will be accepted quarterly (Deadlines: January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15). Seed grants will award up to $50,000.
    • Applications for Pre-submission/Planning/Data Collection Grants can be submitted at any time during the year. Pre-submission/Planning/Data Collection grants will award up to $10,000.

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Learning Opportunities

  • Need to learn a new technique or method to strengthen a future grant application or get your paper published?
    Apply for the CSM’s Research Enhancement Program, aimed at increasing the competitive edge of faculty to improve publication quality and enhance grant proposals. Use of the funds (up to $5,000/year/faculty member) is quite flexible and easy to obtain. This program is open to primary members of the CSM at all career stages to support training for the faculty member directly or for suitable senior trainees according to the justification provided.
    Submit applications directly to Jenna Slobozian (, Research Facilitator in the Office of the Associate Dean Research, to take advantage of this opportunity at any time during the year.