Internal Research Grants

Internal funding opportunities from the Faculty of Nursing & UCalgary

Key Deadlines

Summary of Awards



Faculty of Nursing - Winter 2023 Research Endowment Award

The nominated principal applicant must hold a full-time tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Faculty of Nursing. In the event of several fundable grants, preference will be given to applicants without access to Professorship and Chair funds. 

  • New Research Projects: up to $15,000 over 2 years
  • Completion of Research in Progress: up to $5,000 for 1 year (as funds allow; priority is given to new research projects)

Please contact the NRO Senior Research Advisor, Christi Lange ( with any questions.

Submission deadline: TBA

VPR Office - Catalyst Grants

Designed to catalyze research initiatives that will lead to substantial external funding, and are intended to support well-defined early-stage research activities.

  • Funding: $1,000 - $15,000
  • Duration: 6 months - 1 year (no extensions)

The VPR Catalyst Grants ask researchers think boldly and strategically about how to maximize the impact of downstream funding. The stimulus grant program will prioritize those who present a winning research context, including for example mentorship, strong collaborators, and knowledge engagement partnerships.

Deadline | Start Date

Nov 15 | Dec 15

Feb 15 | Mar 15

May 15 | June 15

Aug 15 | Sept 15  

Resource Documents


  • Up to 30% of the total envelope is available for allocation at each deadline
  • 1 submission per applicant per intake