Funding Opportunities

grants and funding opportunities meakins-christie laboratories

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.

New: NSERC Discovery Horizons – LOI June 15, 2021; App: Oct 18, 2021

Updated: May 13, 2021

COVID-19 Grants and Opportunities

Funding AgencyCOVID-19 GRANTSapplication deadline
MI4Biobanque Québec COVID-19 Data Release 2
Interested parties should fill out the Access Form and send to
IVADOCOVID-19: IVADO projects and initiativesOpen
ComcastComcast Innovation Fund
technical research and open source software development, COVID-19 effects on the internet
MEDTEQCOVID-19 Call for technological solutions and ideasActive
Expanding internships, increased funding with SME partnerships,
industrial postdoc fellowships, virtual internships
Contact Noha Gerges for submission info
Open Call
Max Bell FoundationPolicies for Recovery from the PandemicOpen Call
GoogleCOVID19 Research GrantsOpen Call
Innovations for Poverty ActionPeace & Recovery Program – COVID-19 Off-Cycle FundingOpen Call
DASADefence and Security Accelerator (DASA) Open Call for Innovation (UK)
Covid-19 fast track
Open Call
Open Road AllianceDirect COVID-19 Response – Charitable GrantsOpen call
NIHNotice of Special Interest (NOSI):
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Wellcome TrustThe COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator
It will have an end-to-end focus – from drug pipeline development
through to manufacturing and scale-up
Government of CanadaStrategic Innovation Fund-Stream 5Open call
NGen Supercluster FundingCOVID-19 ProjectsOpen Call

Research Grants

Funding agencytitletypeloi
INOVAITImage-Guided Therapy and Artificial IntelligenceGrantTBC
CF FdnCystic Fibrosis Foundation – Pilot and Feasibility Awards & Research GrantsGrantMay 13, 2021
CF FdnCystic Fibrosis Foundation – Path to a CureGrantMay 13, 2021
DoDPeer reviewed Medical – DiscoveryContractApr 29, 2021May 13, 2021
Wellcome TrustInnovator AwardsGrantMay 24, 2021
BiostimeBiostime Institute for Nutrition and Care – Research GrantsGrantMar 31, 2021May 31, 2021
CAAIFCAAIF Top 10 Challenge Food Allergy Research GrantGrantMay 31, 2021
MI4MRM-MI4 Collaborative Seed Fund GrantGrantJune 4, 2021
CIHRTeam Grant : E-Rare-5 Joint Transnational CallTeam GrantFeb 16, 2021June 15, 2021
PfizerCenters for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) |
Novel therapeutic targets with application across Pfizer’s core therapeutic areas call for proposals

Inflammation & Immunology, Rare Diseases
GrantJune 28, 2021
DoDFY21 Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research ProgramJune 17, 2021July 8, 2021
CIHR13th JPIAMR transnational call for research projects
One Health Interventions
Team GrantMar 16, 2021July 12, 2021
CIHRTeam Grant : Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational SolutionsTeam GrantDec 9, 2020July 13, 2021
Human Vaccine ProjectMichelson Prizes
<35 years of age
Junior PIJuly 18, 2021
CFFCF Foundation Clinical Research AwardGrantMarch 19, 2021Aug 18, 2021
CFFCF Foundation Fall 2021
Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Awards
GrantMar 19, 2021Aug 18, 2021
TS AllianceTS Alliance Research Grants ProgramGrantMay 17, 2021Aug 23, 2021
DoDPeer Reviewed Medical – Focused Program AwardContractMay 13, 2021Aug 26, 2021
LCRFLung Cancer Research Foundation –
Pilot Grant Program
GrantApril 30, 2021Aug 27, 2021
LCRFLung Cancer Research Foundation –
AstraZeneca Grant Progra
GrantApril 30, 2021Aug 27, 2021
GlyconetTranslational Grants
role of glycans (carbohydrates) in health
GrantAug 31, 2021
DoDPeer Reviewed Medical – Investigator Initiated AwardContractApr 28, 2021Sept 2, 2021
ResMedResMed Foundation: sleep disordered breathingGrantSept 15, 2021
HFSPHuman Frontier Science Program (HFSP) | Research GrantsGrantMar 30, 2021Sept 2021 (TBC)
MEDTEQMEDTEQ Partenar-IAContractOct 15, 2021
NSERCDiscovery Horizons (Pilot)
including transdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, convergence research
GrantJune 15, 2021Oct 15, 2021
NSERCDiscovery Grants ProgramGrantAug 3, 2021Nov 1, 2021

Research Grants – Open Calls & Cyclical Deadlines

funding agencytitletypeloi
CFIJohn R. Evans Leaders FundGrantFeb 15/June 15/Oct 15
McGillEdith Strauss Knowledge Translation GrantGrantJune 1/Dec 1 yearly
Gairdner2021 Gairdner Programming
– talent development stream
– celebrating excellence stream
– public engagement streat
GrantSept 1, 2020 – Sept 1, 2021
NRCNational Research Council of Canada
Challenge Programs
[pandemic response]
FRQNTPartnership Research Project
– must submit an LOI
– full application by invitation only
Partner Grant~2 months after launch
(Sept 2020 launch)
Wellcome TrustInnovator Awards
therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, digital technologies, etc…
Immune Tolerance
Clinical Trials: The Immune Tolerance Network
Allergy & Asthma, Autoimmune Diseases, Kidney & Liver Transplantation
NetworkOpen Call
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
NSERCGeneral NSERC DeadlinesVariousVarious
NSERCAlliance Grant
For collaborations with partner organizations
Grant Open Call
NSERCIdea to Innovation
To accelerate promising technologies
GenentechScientific Project SupportGrantOpen Call
Génome CanadaGenomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)
Precision Health Initiative – Rare Diseases
Clinical Implementation Projects
Acceleration Innovation, Impact, Invest, FSISS
Innovative health technologies that benefit Qc
TransmedtechMedical technologies – neuromusculoskeletal disordersGrantOpen call
Max Bell FoundationProject or Development Grants – health & WellnessGrantOpen call

Salary Awards (Faculty)

funding agencytitleloi deadlineapplication deadline

Studentships & Fellowships

funding agencytitletypeapplication
CAAIFResearch Fellowship in Immunology Supported by Takeda CanadaPDFMay 31, 2021
SOLVEIndigenous Communities Fellowship ChallengeJune 1, 2021
QRHNSupplementary grant programVariousJune 4, 2021
Helen Hay WhitneyHelen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowships
US citizens doing PDF in Canada are eligible
PDFJune 15, 2021
Human Vaccine ProjectMichelson PrizesPDFJuly 18, 2021
CIHRBanting Postdoctoral Fellowships
McGill Internal Deadline ~ June 2021 (check with department)
PDFSept 22, 2021
Francis FellowshipParker B Francis Fellowship ProgramPDFOct 11, 2021
CIHRCanada Grad Scholarship – Michael Smith SuppGradJune & Oct
June 10, 2021;
Oct 12, 2021
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
NSERCNSERC Undergraduate, Graduate and PDF Programs
Doctoral Program: October 1, 2020
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
Gov’t of CanadaGovernment of Canada Education Funding
Scholarship Info
McGillFaculty of Med Internal StudentshipMSc & PhDApr/May – yearly
McGillFaculty of Med PDF FellowshipsPDFApr/May – yearly
McGillTomlinson Doctoral FellowshipPhDJune – yearly
McGillPBEEE/QC Merit Scholarships for Foreign StudentsGradJune – yearly
MeakinsCollaborative Research AwardsVariousJanuary – yearly
MeakinsSummer StudentshipsUndergradyearly – Spring

Travel Awards – Trainees & Fellows

funding agencytitletypedeadline
QRHNScholarship for presentation at a scientific conferenceVariousMay 28, 2021
Burroughs Wellcome FundCollaborative Research Travel GrantsPDFJan/Feb yearly
McGill Exp MedDr. Price Memorial Travel Award & GREAT AwardMSc & PhDFeb 28 / June 30 / Oct 31
McGillGraduate Research Enhancement and Travel Awards (GREAT Awards)GradSet by faculty
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 CA
Update: some awards cancelled due to COVID-19
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
Ireland Canada
University Foundation
Flaherty Research Scholarship
4-6 week support for Ireland-Canada travel
Trainee and PIClosed for 2020
McGill Various Travel Programs for McGill StudentsVariousVarious
MeakinsTravel AwardsGrad & PDF3 weeks prior to travel

Links to common granting agencies