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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  • Pre-Announcement CIHR Early Career Investigators in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health
    The program funds research that has the potential to have a significant impact on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health outcomes. Ultimately, the program aims to strengthen Canada’s capacity and knowledge to respond to challenges and needs by providing important early career development support to researchers in these fields. The funding opportunity will be launched in February, 2018.
    Contact: Jenna Slobozian (
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  • MSI Foundation: Research Grant
    MSI Foundation’s resources will be supporting novice and emerging investigators in the field of health services and population health research according to the following procedures. The Foundation fosters and supports research into any aspect of the provision of health and allied services to the people of Alberta, and the promotion of matters of health in the interest of the people of Alberta. At the present time, the Foundations resources are focused on building capacity in community-based research through program funding, and supporting novice and emerging investigators in the field of health services and population health research. Research Services deadline for receipt of the LOI is Noon on 29 November, 2017. The full application is due to RSO at Noon on 6 March, 2018.
    Contact: Katie Ryan (
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  • NSERC – Idea to Innovation (I2I)
    The objective of NSERC’s Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants is to accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology originating from the university and college sector and promote its transfer to a new or established Canadian company. This is achieved through defined phases by providing crucial assistance in the early stages of technology validation and market connection. Funding options for the program are based on the maturity of the technology or the involvement of an early-stage investment entity or an industrial partner. Research Services internal deadline is Wednesday, March 28th at noon.
    Contact: Kari Larson (
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  • Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) Alberta – Research Program
    The WCB-Alberta’s Research Program invites submission of letters of intent, with particular interest in these specific topics: outcomes of shoulder and knee surgeries and the efficacy of WCB-Alberta incentive programs on reducing injury rates. Other topics will still be considered: disability management and rehabilitation, return to work, medical/rehabilitative interventions, occupational disease, changing nature of work and the work environment, improving the predictability of WCB financing, knowledge transfer and policy, system-design and decision-making. There is no maximum or minimum amount per project funded – both small (under $10,000) and large (over $60,000) can be accommodated. The deadline for submission to Research Services is noon on March 28, 2018.
    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 June 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.

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.