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: January 7, 2020


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
McGill MiCMMiCM ResearchMatch ProgramTBC
CIHRDiabetes Mechanisms and Translational SolutionsTeam GrantTBC
HFSPHuman Frontier Science Program – Research GrantsTBC (Mar 2020)
JDRFJDRF Canada Industry Partnership ProposalsTBC
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
Focus area: fundamental and basic research, early translational research
GrantDec 4, 2019Feb 12, 2020
Banting Research FdnBanting Research Foundation | Discovery Award – NEW PIsGrantFeb 14, 2020
McGillClinical Innovation Competition (CLIC)GrantFeb 17, 2020
CDTRPThe Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP)
CDTRP Research Innovation Grant
GrantFeb 19, 2020
CAAIFCanadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF)
CAAIF/Pediapharm Research Grant in Allergic Diseases
GrantJan 10, 2020March 1, 2020
CAAIF CAAIF Top 10 Challenge Food Allergy Research GrantGrantJan 20, 2020March 1, 2020
CDCDevelop, Implement, and Evaluate Evidence-based, Innovative Approaches to
Prevent, Find, and Cure Tuberculosis in High-Burden Settings
GrantFeb 3, 2020March 3, 2020
CIHRProject GrantGrantFeb 5, 2020March 4, 2020
CIHR-ZonMwNetherlands-Canada Type 2 Diabetes Research ConsortiumTeam GrantFeb 25, 2020March 24, 2020
CIHR Personalized HealthTeam GrantOct 8, 2019Apr 7, 2020
CIHR Canada-EU Smart Living Environments –
Transitions in Care (ageing)
Team GrantApr 22, 2020
Kenneth Rainin FdnInnovator Awards:
Treating and curing Inflammatory Bowel Disease –
microbiome, immunity, inflammation
Feb 18, 2020May 18, 2020
FRQSTransnational Research Projects on Personalised Medicine
ERAPerMed (JTC 2020)
Mar 5, 2020Jun 15, 2020
FRQSEuropean Joint Programme on Rare Diseases
(EJP RD – JTC 2020)
Team GrantFeb 18, 2020Jun 16, 2020
CCSRICanadian Cancer Society Research Institute | Emerging Scholar AwardNew PI GrantFeb 5, 2020Jun 30, 2020
NFRFNew Frontiers in Research Fund
Transformation 2020 Competition
Large ProjectNOI: Feb 18, 2020
Loi: Apr 15, 2020
Nov 18, 2020
FCRFFrance Canada Research Fund
Scientific Collaboration Support Program
GrantNov 20, 2020

Research Grants – Open Calls & Cyclical Deadlines

funding agencytitletypeloi
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)
Precision Health Initiative – Rare Diseases
Clinical Implementation Projects
TransmedtechMedical technologies – neuromusculoskeletal disordersGrantOpen call
Max Bell FoundationProject or Development Grants – health & WellnessGrantOpen call

Salary Awards (Faculty)

funding agencytitletypeloi deadlineapplication deadline

Salary Awards (Trainees)

funding agencytitletypeapplication
McGill MiCMMiCM Summer Scholars Program
to learn about computational medicine through research projects
HFSPHuman Frontier Science Program – Fellowship ProgramTBC (Aug 2020)
ERSLong-Term Research FellowshipsJan 13, 2020
CIHRIPPH Travel Awards to CPHA Annual ConferenceJan 16, 2020
Parkinson Society CanadaBasic Research FellowshipFeb 3, 2020
CIHRUndergraduate : Summer Studentship Award
Topic areas: child health and human development; aging
Feb 4, 2020
MitacsCanadian Science Policy FellowshipFeb 5, 2020
SearsSears Undergraduate Summer Studentship
Focus on CHILD Cohort Study
Feb 18, 2020
CIHRHealth System Impact FellowshipPhD/PDFApr 1, 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
MeakinsCollaborative Research AwardsVariousJanuary – yearly
MeakinsSummer StudentshipsUndergradyearly – Spring

Travel Awards (Trainees)

funding agencytitletypedeadline
European CommissionHORIZON 2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)VariousApril 28, 2020
Burroughs Wellcome FundCollaborative Research Travel GrantsPDFJan/Feb yearly
Feb 12, 2020
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 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