Funding Opportunities

The following Pulmonary Research Funding Opportunities may be of interest to members and trainees at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories and the RESP Program. Please note this is not a complete list of all available funding opportunities. Through the McGill Library, faculty members have access to the Pivot funding opportunities database. If you would like us to monitor specific deadlines, please let us know. Only agency deadlines are listed. Internal McGill deadlines for the various Departments vary and are thus not listed below.

Updated: Nov 13, 2019


Research Grants – Upcoming Deadlines
Research Grants – Open/Cyclical Deadlines
Salary Awards – Faculty

Trainees & Fellows

Salary Awards – Trainees & Fellows
Travel Awards – Various

Research Grants

Funding AgencyTitleTypeLOI DeadlineApp Deadline
New Frontiers in
Research Fund (NFRF)
Transformation streamTBC
Chan Zuckerberg InitiativeSingle-Cell Analysis of InflammationTeam GrantNov 19, 2019
FRQSRadiology researchGrantSept 4, 2019Dec 3, 2019
FRQSPRIORITÉ PATIENT – To improve the quality of cancer care and services in QuébecGrantSept 9, 2019Dec 3, 2019
CF FoundationPilot and Feasibility Award GrantDec 5, 2019
CF Foundation Research GrantGrantDec 5, 2019
New Frontiers in
Research Fund
2019 Exploration CompetitionGrantNOI: Aug 7, 2019
LOI: Sept 4, 2019
Dec 10, 2019
FRQAUDACE programGrantSept 18, 2019Dec 11, 2019
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grants-in-Aid of ResearchNov 22, 2019Jan 17, 2020
Muscular Dystrophy AssociationDiscovery Research GrantsGrantDec 1, 2019Jan 31, 2020
Parkinson Society CanadaParkinson Canada Research Program
Pilot project grants
GrantFeb 3, 2020
LLSCThe Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC)| Operating GrantsGrantOct 25,2019Feb 5, 2020
Cancer Research SocietyOperating Grants Competition GrantDec 4, 2019Feb 12, 2020
McGillClinical Innovation Competition (CLIC)GrantFeb 17, 2020
CIHRProject GrantGrantFeb 5, 2020March 4, 2020
CIHR Personalized HealthTeam GrantOct 8, 2019Apr 7, 2020
CIHR Canada-EU Smart Living Environments –
Transitions in Care (ageing)
Team GrantApr 22, 2020

Research Grants – Open Calls & Cyclical Deadlines

Funding AgencyTitleTypeLOI DeadlineApp Deadline
McGillEdith Strauss Knowledge Translation GrantGrantJune 1/Dec 1 yearly
NIHRO1 Research GrantsGrantFeb5/June5/Oct5
NIHProgram Overviews & DeadlinesGrantVarious
PHACMulti-sectoral Partnerships to Promote
Healthy Living & Prevent Chronic Disease
GrantOpen LOI
Scale AIScale AI Funding CallGrantOpen Call
CQDMQuantum Leap: Innovative technologies
to facilitate drug discovery
GrantOpen Call
(reviewed quarterly)
CQDMSynergiQc: Innovative technologies
with high commercial value
GrantOpen Call
(reviewed quarterly)
GSKDiscovery Partnerships with AcademiaGrantOpen Call
RRDM NetworkRare Disease ConnectionsGrantOpen Call
Rare Disease FdnRare Disease MicrograntGrantJan/April/July/Oct
NSERCAlliance GrantGrant Open Call
NSERCIdea to InnovationGrantJan/April/June/Sept
GenentechScientific Project SupportGrantOpen Call
Génome CanadaGenomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)GrantAug/Oct/Feb/Apr
TransmedtechMedical technologies – neuromusculoskeletal disordersGrantOpen call
Max Bell FoundationProject or Development Grants – health & WellnessGrantOpen call

Salary Awards (Faculty)

Funding AgencyTitleTypeLOI DeadlineApp Deadline

Salary Awards (Trainees)

Funding AgencyTitleTypeApp Deadline
CIHR Doctoral Research Award: Frederick Banting and Charles Best
Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award: 2019-2020
PhD Nov 21, 2019
CIHRCanada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s ProgramMScDec 1, 2019
McGillGlobal Health Scholars ProgramUndergradDec 13, 2019
ERSLong-Term Research FellowshipsJan 13, 2020
Parkinson Society CanadaBasic Research FellowshipFeb 3, 2020
CIHRCanada Grad Scholarship – Michael Smith SuppGradJune & Oct
RSR-FRQSShort research internship in another universityGradOpen call
European Research SocietyShort-Term Research Fellowship
1-3 months at any institute in Europe or abroad
PDFApr 1/Oct 1 yearly
Boehringer Ingelheim FondsPhD fellowship in EuropePhDFeb 1/June 1/Oct 1
Manage a long-term collaborative research project with a company or not-for-profit
PDFLOI: June 19, 2019
App: July 17, 2019
MitacsAccelerate FellowshipMSc & PhDOpen call
MitacsAccelerate Industrial PostdocPDFOpen Call
(Jan deadline)
MitacsGlobalink Partnership Award (Industry)GradOpen call
MitacsGlobalink Research AwardGrad & PDFJan/May/Sept
CF FoundationStudent Traineeship GrantVariousOpen call
Dec 31 yearly
Fulbright CanadaAwards for American ScholarsVariousVarious
Eur Resp SocietyERS Fellowships
Short-Term Research (April 1 and Oct 1 – yearly)
Long-Term Research (January)
McGill CaPSVarious Scholarships and AwardsVariousVarious
McGillFaculty of Med Internal StudentshipMSc & PhDApr/May – yearly
April 15, 2019
McGillFaculty of Med PDF FellowshipsPDFApr/May – yearly
April 15, 2019
McGillTomlinson Doctoral FellowshipPhDJune – yearly
McGillPBEEE/QC Merit Scholarships for Foreign StudentsGradJune – yearly

Travel Awards (Trainees)

Funding AgencyTitleTypeDeadline
Burroughs Wellcome FundCollaborative Research Travel GrantsPDFJan/Feb yearly
McGill Exp MedDr. Price Memorial Travel AwardMSc & PhDFeb 28 / June 30 / Oct 31
AllerGenTravel AwardsVarious4 weeks prior to travel
AllerGenInternational Trainee Research VisitGrad/PDF/FellowApr 30/ June 15/ July 30
AllerGenResearch Skills AwardVarious4 weeks prior to travel
AllerGenFunding and Training AwardsVariousVarious
MitacsGlobalink Res Award Travel from CAVariousVarious
MitacsGlobalink Res Award Travel to CAVariousVarious
The Company of BiologistsTravelling FellowshipsMSc/PhD/PDFFeb 28/May 31/Aug 31/Nov 30
Canadian Cancer SocietyCCS Travel AwardsPhD/PDFJan 15/ May 15/Sept 15
McGillFaculty of Med Graduate Mobility AwardGraduateopen call
MeakinsTravel AwardsGrad & PDF3 weeks prior to travel

Links to common granting agencies