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Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies (AACES)

The main purpose of AACES is to encourage and financially support educational studies. It also supports publications designed to disseminate the results of educational studies.

Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI)

ABMI provides information on the state of Alberta’s biodiversity in order to facilitate the responsible management of our environment. Research themes are: Species at Risk; Evaluating Ecological Patterns and Process in Alberta; Quantifying Ecological Response to Human Disturbance in Agriculture; Recovery of Disturbed Areas; and Data Collection Methods.

Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research

The Centre funds policy-related applied research that has the potential to improve the wellbeing of Alberta’s children, their families and communities. Research that looks at outcomes for children and/or youth is of particular interest. Other grants available through this site are Seed Grants, Investigator-Driven Grants, Doctoral Awards, Early Career Transition Awards, and Westbury Legacy Awards.

Alberta Cancer Foundation

Supporting research that has a transformational impact is the primary way the Alberta Cancer Foundation delivers on its promise of progress to donors.

Alberta Conservation Association (ACA)

ACA grant programs annually support a variety of projects both small and large that benefit Alberta’s wildlife and fish populations, as well as the habitat on which they depend. The grant programs are: Conservation, Community and Education; Research; and the ACA Grants in Biodiversity.

Alberta Ecotrust Grant

The heart of Alberta Ecotrust’s work is supporting people and projects that effectively address Alberta’s most pressing environmental issues. We accomplish this primarily by making grants to enable Alberta environmental non-governmental organizations to more effectively deliver programs, projects, and results that advance their environmental missions within our issue priorities.

Alberta Emerald Foundation – Emerald Awards

The Emerald Awards recognize and reward the excellent environmental initiatives undertaken each year by youth, educators, corporations, individuals, not-for-profits and governments.

Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA)

All eligible Alberta artists and arts organizations are encouraged to apply for an AFA grant. Choose an individual project grant or an organization operational or project grant. Organization grants are divided into project grants and operational grants.

Alberta Gambling Research Institute

The Alberta Gambling Research Institute is a consortium of the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge. Its primary purpose is to support and promote research into gambling in the Province of Alberta. The Institute accepts proposals for major grants, small grants, strategic partnerships and collaborative initiatives, leveraging grants, team development grants, impact grants, and graduate student scholarships.

Alberta Historical Resources Foundation

Offers matching grants, technical and advisory assistance through the Heritage Preservation Partnership Program for the conservation of Alberta’s historic places, and heritage awareness.

Alberta Innovates

Alberta Innovates offers a variety of research funding opportunities that facilitate collaborations with industry, government and academia.

Alberta Science and Technology Foundation (ASTech)

ASTech presents several awards to individuals or teams of individuals that contribute or participate in a scientific innovation, breakthrough, or new venture through the discovery, application and/or implementation of science and technology.

Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB)

WCB provides funding to high quality research projects that address the most pressing issues facing WCB: obtaining optimal clinical outcomes; obtaining optimal return to work outcomes in claimants experiencing lost time; improving efficiency of claims management through reducing unnecessary medical and administration costs.

Alva Foundation

The Foundation funds organizations conducting research and/or developing services that address significant risk factors in early childhood development, prenatal through four years of age.

Alzheimer Society Canada

The Alzheimer Society Research Program is a collaborative initiative of the provincial Alzheimer Societies, the Alzheimer Society of Canada, partners, and our valuable donors who support research directed at both eradicating dementia and improving the lives of those affected by it. The ASRP targets two types of research: Biomedical and Quality of Life.

Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC)

The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC) aims to achieve measurable positive change in improving the lives of animals in Canada, through innovative educational and research initiatives. AWFC fosters an enlightened ethic of animal care.

Arctic Institute of North America

The Arctic Institute of North America has developed and maintained a thriving interdisciplinary research profile, and is always looking for new research opportunities.

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

The Research Grants Program is funded through the proceeds of an endowment established by the Government of Canada and is designed to support research. The program primarily funds post-graduate and media fellowships, but also supports a limited number of research activities and special initiatives.

AstraZeneca (AZ)

The AZ Young Investigator Awards are awarded to talented young academic researchers who have demonstrated distinct achievements in synthetic, computational, mechanistic or bio-organic chemistry. Each of the awardees is presented with a $50,000 unrestricted research grant intended to help foster continued growth and development of their research programs.

Banting Research Foundation

Provides medical research grants to new investigators, within the first three years of their independent appointment, at a university or research institute in Canada.

Bayer Canada

In Canada, Bayer Inc. supports research organizations whose needs are among the greatest and serve the community in areas such as health, wellness, science, innovation and education. Our support includes grants and sponsorships that allow organizations to develop innovative solutions.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Supports research in the areas of biomedical sciences, diversity in science, infectious disease, interfaces in science, population and laboratory-based sciences, regulatory science, and reproductive sciences. The majority of the grant making is through competitive award programs. Most awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the United States and Canada on behalf of individual researchers, who must be nominated by their institution.

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts is a federal Crown corporation created in 1957 to ‘foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.’ To fulfill this mandate, the Canada Council provides grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in: dance, inter-arts, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts, writing and publishing.

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

The Canada Foundation for Innovation funding architecture covers the full spectrum of infrastructure: projects to attract leader researchers; team-led innovative projects that have a structuring effect for an institution or region; and large-scale national projects. CFI’s investments strengthen the capability of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and not-for-profit research institutions in attracting and retaining top talent and creating high-quality jobs.

Canada Media Fund (CMF)

Through financial support and industry research, the CMF encourages the creation of popular, innovative Canadian content and software applications for current and emerging digital platforms.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

CMHC provides grants and sponsorships partnerships as a way of encouraging research and initiatives that lead to solutions to the housing needs of Canadians.

Canada Research Chairs (CRC)

The Canada Research Chairs Program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top five countries for research and development. In 2000, the Government of Canada allocated $900 million to establish 2,000 research professorships – Canada Research Chairs – in universities across the country.

Canada Space Agency (CSA)

The CSA provides grants to support research, awareness and learning in Space Science and Technology.

Canadian Department of National Defence

National Defence has developed a series of focused questions under the Defence Team’s Engagement Priorities, which are intended to provide guidance to applicants regarding topics that are of the highest interest to the Defence Team in each funding round. Grant applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that could respond to one of the following focused questions.

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)

CBIE offers international colleagues partnership opportunities, research connections, contacts and networks and access to the Canadian scene in international education.

Canadian Council on Learning (CCA)

The CCA supports research that fills gaps in our knowledge about learning. The priority themes are early childhood learning, adult learning, Aboriginal learning, health and learning, and work and learning.

Canadian Heritage Funding Programs

This site on the Web provides a brief description of 35 plus funding programs related to culture, arts, heritage, official languages, citizenship and participation, Aboriginal youth, and sport initiatives.

Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund (CIFVF)

The Fund is a private sector funding body that supports non-theatrical film, videos and new media projects created by Canadian independent producers to enable lifelong learning.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)/Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD)

DFATD works with partners based in Canada and around the world to reduce poverty in developing countries. The Government of Canada has established three priority schemes to guide its international development work: increasing food security, securing the future of children and youth, and stimulating sustainable economic growth.

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)

CIFAR was founded on the belief that Canada has an important role in finding new ways to create a better future for the world. It identifies areas in which it believes significant new knowledge can be created by bringing together the world’s best researchers from a variety of interrelated disciplines.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

CIHR is Canada’s major federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to health researchers and trainees across Canada. CIHR provides funding opportunities for four themes of health research: Biomedical, Clinical, Health Systems Services; and, Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health.

Canadian Mathematical Society – Competition Grants

“The CMS supports activities that promote the learning of mathematics among Canadian youth.

Canadian Mathematical Society – Endowment Grants

The CMS Endowment Grants fund projects that contribute to the broader good of the Canadian mathematical community. Since the program’s inception in 1999, the CMS has awarded over $200,000 in grants to a wide variety of mathematical initiatives.

Canadian Nurses Foundation

The Foundation provides seed funding to support pilot studies and research projects on nursing care issues that builds research capacity and improves patient or client outcomes.

Canadian TREE Fund and Jack Kimmel International Grant Program

The Canadian TREE Fund (CTF) is a registered Canadian charity established to promote arboriculture research in Canada. Research grants are awarded nationwide for worthwhile projects. In 2010, the CTF was successful in funding arboriculture research internationally through the Jack Kimmel International Grant Program.

Canadian Wildlife Federation

The Canadian Wildlife Federation has established the Endangered Species Fund to support research that will benefit the conservation of species at risk. The Fund will focus on improving our knowledge of marine and freshwater species but will also consider projects addressing iconic species such as the polar bear or the caribou.

Catherine Donnelly Foundation

The Foundation primarily provides grants in the area of Adult Education Advancement, Environmental Enhancement and Housing Initiatives.

Counselling Foundation of Canada

The Foundation provides grants for research and projects that help to promote the work and enhance the impact of community organizations across Canada.

The Covenant Foundation

The Covenant Foundation invites applications for innovative programs in Jewish schools, community organizations, and other institutional settings. These grants will provide funding to help creative Jewish educators develop and implement significant and financially responsible approaches to Jewish education that are potentially adaptable in other settings. Covenant Grants may also be awarded for projects whose purpose is to disseminate particularly effective existing programs.

Edmonton Arts Council

The Edmonton Arts Council supports artists, and arts and festival organizations in Edmonton with a variety of grant programs. Grants are available to individuals, programs and festivals, and collaborative programs between artists and a distinct community.

Edmonton Community Foundation

Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) provides grants and student awards. The grants help to make Edmonton a more vibrant, caring, sustainable, healthy, smart, active, and engaged community.


Epcor provides community investment funding for projects that align with one of their 3 Pillars: Water (Food), Energy (Shelter and Safety), and Education.

Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation

Recognizes and supports Canadian innovators who have demonstrated innovative talent and successfully marketed their innovations.

Environment Canada

Environment Canada offers funding through various Grants and Contributions programs. These programs offer funding to eligible groups, organizations and individuals for local action projects that protect or conserve our natural environment.

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Federation is Canada’s single largest supporter of scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences. The Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) is a key activity of the Federation (formerly known as the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program. Through ASPP, the Federation tangibly supports research dissemination and encourages excellence in humanities and social science scholarship.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Program for Aquaculture Regulatory Research (PARR)

The Program for Aquaculture Regulatory Research (PARR) is an internal research program that supports research activities that advance our understanding of environmental and biological interactions between aquaculture and the aquatic environment.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Program for Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP)

The Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP) is a Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) initiative to increase the level of collaborative research and development activity between the aquaculture industry and the department.

Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR)

FACTOR is dedicated toward providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian music industry. The foundation administers contributions from private radio broadcasters as well as two components of the Department of Canada Heritage’s Canada Music Fund.

Foundation Fighting Blindness

The Foundation supports and oversees promising research, ultimately to prevent vision loss and restore vision, thus enhancing the lives of those affected by blindness.

Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada

The Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research for Fragile X Syndrome – the most common inherited form of mental impairment in the world.

Fulbright Canada

Traditional Fulbright Scholar awards for Canadian scholars are open to scholars in all fields (excluding medical training) and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at a university or research centre of their choice in the United States.

Gairdner Awards

The Canada Gairdner Awards celebrate and reward scientists who make discoveries. There are seven awards given out annually. Each award is valued at $100,000. The three different areas are human biology and disease, health outcomes in the developing world, and leadership in medicine and medical science.

Genome Prairie Canada

Projects are at the leading-edge of research and development in genomics and related biosciences.


Partnering with academic researchers and public organizations is a key part of research efforts. The main areas of focus are Bioelectronics, Trust in Science – Africa, and the Tres Cantos Open Lab Foundation.

Grand Challenges in Canada

Grand Challenges are a specific critical barrier that, if removed, would help solve an important health problem in the developing world, with a high likelihood of global impact through widespread implementation.

Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation supports cardiovascular researchers through many stages of their careers, from summer medical studentships through to established scientists.

Imperial Oil

Imperial Oil and our main philanthropic arm, the Imperial Oil Foundation, concentrate support in a few key areas – education, environment and community programs – and select programs that align community needs with business interests. We work with hundreds of community partners across Canada to provide funding and expertise.

Killam Research Prizes and Fellowships

The Killam Program at the Canada Council for the Arts includes the Killam Research Fellowships and Prizes, which support and recognize scholars engaged in research projects of outstanding merit in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary studies within these fields.

Lupina Foundation

The Lupina Foundation is a private, Canadian Charitable foundation. The Foundation is committed to research and innovation related to health and society issues.

Max Bell Foundation

The Max Bell Foundation reflects the spirit and intent of its founder to improve Canadian society. It encourages the development of innovative ideas that impact public policies and practices with an emphasis on health and wellness, education, and the environment.

Metcalf Foundation

The Metcalf Foundation makes grants in three areas: Inclusive Local Economies, Environment, and Performing Arts. In addition to a grant program, the Foundation also supports individuals and organizations in the Innovation Fellowships and Renewal Program.

Mitacs Globalink – Research Award

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award is an exciting new initiative that provides the opportunity for faculty members and students at Canadian universities to build an international research network and undertake research abroad.

National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

The NRC provides innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services. NRC encourages and engages in multiple forms of partnerships for a project. Partnership research projects span a very broad spectrum of activities and business structure models.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

NSERC’s role is to make investments in people, discovery and innovation to increase Canada’s scientific and technological capabilities for the benefit of all Canadians. NSERC invests in people by supporting postsecondary students and postdoctoral fellows in their advanced studies. It promotes discovery by funding research conducted by postsecondary professors and foster innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research and training.

Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada (NCE)

Funding issued through NCE programs is awarded on a competitive basis. Competitions follow a multi-stage process that includes a comprehensive review conducted by top experts. They are scheduled as funding becomes available, and are tailored to respond to Canada’s current research and innovation needs, in keeping with the mandate of each program.

Parkinson Society Canada

Parkinson Society Canada’s National Research Program funds research into the cure, cause, prevention, improved treatment and/or understanding of Parkinson’s disease, related disorders including: Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), other Parkinson’s conditions and the impact these diseases have on society.

Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation

The Rasch Foundation supports two key categories in its charitable giving – health & medical research and environmental stewardship. Within these two broad categories, we have sought to support research and projects, often within niche areas that are of personal interest to the Rasch family but that have, in our opinion, continued to receive insufficient attention and funding. Of particular interest are funding opportunities where a nexus exists between environmental degradation and health issues.

Sick Kids Foundation

By providing funding across Canada, we hope to strengthen Canada’s capacity and knowledge to respond to children’s health needs. Funding is granted in areas of children’s health based on scientific excellence and relevant impact on children’s health.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

SSHRC-funded research fuels innovative thinking about real life issues, including the economy, education, health care, the environment, immigration, globalization, language, ethics, peace, security, human rights, law, poverty, mass communication, politics, literature, addiction, pop culture, sexuality, religion, Aboriginal rights, the past, our future.

The Steacie Prize

The Steacie Prize is named in memory of E.W.R. Steacie, a physical chemist and former President of the National Council of Canada. The Prize is awarded annually to a young scientist or engineer in Canada.

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)

Post-secondary academic institutions, research institutes, industry associations and other not-for-profit organizations that undertake initiatives supporting Western Economic Diversification Canada’s three strategic outcomes – innovation, business development and community economic development – are eligible to apply for funding.

Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF)

The Endowment Fund supports research from across all crop types, looking specifically at projects that show potential for farmer benefit and demonstrate scientific merit. The fund is set-up to look at the long-term stability of crop research in Western Canada.

Wildlife Habitat Canada

The grant program is allocated to fund wildlife habitat conservation projects across Canada.

W. Garfield Weston Foundation

The Foundation provides grants in the fields of education, land conservation, and science in Canada’s North.

Writers’ Trust of Canada – Awards

The Writers’ Trust of Canada presents ten annual prizes to authors at various stages of their careers. Through the Woodcock Fund, the Fund provides emergency funding to established writers in mid-project who are facing an unforeseen financial need that threatens the completion of their book.