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.

MI4 Seed Fund Grant – Round 4: Nov 16, 2021

Updated: Oct 21, 2021

COVID-19 Grants and Opportunities

NFRFNew Frontiers in Research Fund |
2021 Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic Context
NOI: Sept 21, 2021
APP: Oct 26, 2021
CIHROperating Grant: Addressing the Wider Health Impacts of COVID-19LOI: Oct 18, 2021
APP: Nov 8, 2021
CIHRIndigenous COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding OpportunityREG: Nov 9, 2021
APP: Dec 7, 2021
MI4Biobanque Québec COVID-19 Data Release
Interested parties should fill out the Access Form and send to
[email protected]
IVADOCOVID-19: IVADO projects and initiativesOpen
MEDTEQCOVID-19 Call for technological solutions and ideasActive
Contact Noha Gerges [email protected] 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
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

Research Grants

NSERCResearch Tools and InstrumentsGrantOct 25, 2021
NSERCResearch Tools and InstrumentsGrantOct 25, 2021
CIHRCatalyst Grant: Accelerate Evidence on Healthcare Delivery System
Innovations that Achieve the Quadruple Aim and Improve Health Equity
GrantOct 26, 2021
Médicament QuébecTHÉMATIQUE : Médicament d’ordre biologique
Médicament biiologique & Vaccin
ContractOct 26, 2021
Muscular Dystrophy CanadaNeuromuscular Research Grant CompetitionGrantOct 29, 2021
QRHNQuebec Respiratory Health Research Network
Career Start-Up and Mentorship Program for Young Investigators
GrantOct 29, 2021
NSERCDiscovery Grants ProgramGrantAug 3, 2021Nov 1, 2021
CFCCystic Fibrosis Canada
Research Grants and Awards: Basic Science Research Grants in CF
Sept 15, 2021Nov 1, 2021
QRHNProjets prioritaires et projets-équipes
Quebec Respiratory Health Research Network
Priority projects and team projects program
GrantNov 8, 2021
FRQSFrance-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) |
2022 New Scientific Collaboration Support Program
Team GrantNov 12, 2021
FCRFFrance-Canada Research Fund (FCRF)
New Research Collaborations
Team GrantNov 13, 2021
Burroughs Wellcome FundInvestigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH)GrantJuly 16, 2021Nov 15, 2021
MI4MI4 Seed Fund Grant – Round 4GrantNov 16, 2021
GlycoNetTranslational GrantsGrantNov 30, 2021
FRQSAUDACE ProgramGrantSept 8, 2021Dec 1, 2021
CF FoundationResearch GrantsGrantDec 7, 2021
CF FoundationPilot and Feasibility AwardsGrantDec 7, 2021
MI4Ludmer – MI4 Collaborative Seed Fund GrantGrantDec 8, 2021
Chan Zuckerberg InitiativeSingle-Cell Biology Data Insights (Cycle 1)Dec 14, 2021
ATSATS Partner Grants
GrantSept 14, 2021Jan 11, 2022
ATSATS Unrestricted GrantsGrantSept 14, 2021Jan 11, 2022
CIHROperating Grant: Cannabis Research in Longitudinal studiesGrantDec 1, 2021Jan 12, 2022
Allen FoundationGrant – Nutritional ResearchGrantJan 15, 2021
CIHRTeam Grant: Transitions in Care – Phase 2Team GrantJan 25, 2022
CIHRProject GrantFeb 9, 2022March 9, 2022
Alpha-1 FoundationAlpha-1 Foundation In-cycle opportunitiesGrantSept 24, 2021March 11, 2022
New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF)2022 Transformation CompetitionGrantNOI: Nov 2, 2021;
LOI: Jan 4, 2022
Sept 20, 2022

Research Grants – Open Calls & Cyclical Deadlines

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)


Studentships & Fellowships

CFCCystic Fibrosis Canada
Research Grants and Awards: Research Fellowships
PDFNov 1, 2021
CIHRDoctoral Research Award: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (2021-2022)
Select RI-MUHC as institution paid. Internal deadlines may apply. Contact your department.
Nov 2, 2021
CIHRDoctoral Research Award: Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award: 2021-2022
Fall 2021 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)
Select RI-MUHC as institution paid. Internal deadlines may apply. Contact your department.
PhDNov 23, 2021
CIHRMaster’s Award: 2021-2022
Select RI-MUHC as institution paid. Internal deadlines may apply. Contact your department.
MScDec 1, 2021
CF FoundationPostdoctoral Research Fellowship AwardPDFDec 7, 2021
Sepsis CanadaSepsis Canada/MITACS Trainee Awards CompetitionVariousJan 31, 2022
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

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