External Grants

Nursing-related opportunities sponsored by government agencies, foundations, and organizations

Key Deadlines

See below for competition details. Application/LOI/NOI deadlines are internal UofC Research Services Office (RSO) submission deadlines.


Funding Digest

SSHRC - Connection Grants

Funding: Up to $25,000 for events or $50,000 for other outreach activities; 1 year duration

  • Deadline - Full Application: January 30 @ Noon

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities. SSHRC welcomes applications involving research-creation, as well as aboriginal research.

SSHRC - Insight Development Grants

Funding: $7,000 to $75,000 over 1-2 years

  • Deadline - Full Application: January 30 @ Noon

Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams. Proposed projects may involve, but are not limited to, the following types of research activities:

  • case studies;
  • pilot initiatives; and
  • critical analyses of existing research.

Projects may also involve national and international research collaboration, and the exploration of new ways of producing, structuring and mobilizing knowledge within and across disciplines and sectors.

CIHR - Project Grant

Funding: up to $13.75M for any duration

  • Deadline - Registration: February 5
  • Deadline - Full Application: March 2 @ 9am

This program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes.  It supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint.  The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches. Registration is required and opened January 15, 2020.

Banting Research Foundation - Discovery Awards

Funding: $25,000 for one year

  • Deadline - Full Application: February 12 @ Noon

Discovery Awards are granted for innovative health and biomedical research projects by outstanding new investigators at universities and research institutes in Canada who are within the first three years of their first academic appointment. The intent is to provide seed funding so that applicants are able to gather pilot data to enhance their competitiveness for other sources of funding. We fund at least 6 awards per year. In addition, we partner with other organizations to grant co-funded Discovery Awards.

Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women - Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant Program

Funding: $25,000 for 18 months

  • Deadline - Full Application: February 27 @ Noon

This program supports initiatives and projects that builds intercultural awareness, and inclusion of multicultural and Indigenous communities. The Program fosters cultural awareness in communities across the province, and an appreciation and celebration of Indigenous peoples and multicultural society in Alberta, while striving to create a province where people feel included and that their cultures and heritage is valued.

The program outcomes are:

  • Albertans have cross-cultural and/or intercultural understanding
  • Albertans are aware of the impacts of discrimination and work collectively to reduce barriers
  • diverse backgrounds are celebrated by Albertans, creating welcoming and inclusive communities
  • Albertans feel their culture and heritage is valued