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: April 7, 2020


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

Trainees & Fellows

Salary Awards – Trainees & Fellows
Travel Awards – Various

COVID-19 Grants and Opportunities

LINK: Resources for researchers and clinicians fighting COVID-19 in Canada

LINK: External database of active COVID-19 research projects & Funding Opportunities

LINK: Création du Réseau québécois COVID

NOTE: RI-MUHC Program Managers & the Business Development Office are keeping an internal list of funded projects and project ideas. Please contact your program manager for link details.

Funding AgencyCOVID-19 GRANTSapplication deadline
CQDMSolutions against COVID-19 Active
MEDTEQCOVID-19 Call for technological solutions and ideas Active
MI4Emergency coronavirus research fund
Round 2 NEW application form: LINK
Round 2: April 8, 2020 @ 12:00PM
Genome QuébecCOVID-19 – Call for Genomics Solutions (Rapid Response)Active
PRIMA QuébecCall for solutions to fight COVID
Call: antimicrobial materials, antimicrobial chemicals,
sensors, antimicrobial technical textiles.
Open Call
MITACSMitacs Accelerate COVID-19Open Call
RocheCOVID-19 Open Innovation ChallengeApril 10, 2020
ANRSAgence nationale de recherche sur le VIH et les hépatites virales
Appel à Projet flash COVID-19 SUD
McGill PIs can apply as co-applicants
April 13, 2020
Canadian Frailty NetworkRequest for Proposals: Frailty and COVID-19April 17, 2020
British Society for
Anitmicrobial Chemotherapy
COVID-19 Funding CallApril 17, 2020
ElrhaResearch to support COVID-19 response in humanitarian settingsRound 1: April 13, 2020
Round 2: April 20, 2020
Round 3: May 4, 2020
DoDFY20 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)
TOPIC AREAS: Emerging Viral Diseases, Respiratory Health
Focused Program LOI: Apr 30, 2020
Investigator Initiated LOI: May 1, 2020
Technology/Therapeutic Award LOI: May 1, 2020
Discovery LOI: May 7, 2020 DTI Digital Transformation Institute: Mitigating COVID with AI May 1, 2020
STFCRapid Access Call for Octopus Facility Proposals: SARS-CoV-2
Rolling basis until
May 1, 2020
NIHNotice of Special Interest (NOSI): Clinical and Translational
Science Award (CTSA) Program Applications to Address
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Heath Need
May 4 until July 10, 2020
NSERCNSERC Alliance COVID-19 grantsBefore June 1, 2020
NIHNotice of Special Interest (NOSI): Repurposing Existing Therapeutics
to Address the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
June 5 until Oct 17, 2020
SolveCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Challenge
MIT Solve is seeking tech innovations that can slow and track
the spread of an emerging outbreak, solutions that focus on preventative
and mitigation measures, etc…
June 18, 2020
NIHPartnerships for countermeasures against select Pathogens
LOI: 30 days before due date
APP: June 28, 2020
German Research FdnCall for Multidisciplinary Research into Epidemics and Pandemics
in Response to the Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2
Sept 1, 2020
NRCNational Research Council of Canada
The Pandemic Response Challenge Program:
Research areas:
– Rapid detection and diagnosis
– Therapeutics and vaccine development
– Digital health.
Open Call
Digital Technology Supercluster Call for COVID-19 SolutionsOpen 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

Info sourcecovid-19 relevant information and resource linksType
NSF USADear Colleague Letter–Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)Info
FRQS/MSSS COVID-19 Scientific Review Committee Working Group
The working group seeks ideas for projects that can result in concrete outcomes,
including in the short term (e.g., screening, treatment, coordination of services.)
If you have any project ideas, you are invited to send them directly to Mme Carole Jabet:
Request for Info
McGillScholarships & Student Aid Office for In-Course Financial Aid Student Aid
McGillRequest from VP Research and Innovation
As part of a pan-Canadian effort to quickly mobilize research in response to COVID-19,
McGill’s Office of the Vice-Principal Research and Innovation (OVPRI) is coordinating information
about relevant McGill research. This includes, but is not limited to, clinical or medical research,
testing, devices, diagnosis, treatment, modeling, and social implications of the
COVID-19 pandemic.
With the following survey, OVPRI will identify relevant research expertise and resources to be
included in this national mobilization effort. The information provided will be organized,
collated, and shared with the collaborating entities in Canada.
Access the Survey: SURVEY- Building a McGill database of research on COVID-19
Taconic Biosciences COVID-19 toolkit
COVID-19 disease animal models, knockout mice, transgenic HLA mice for vaccine research
Animal Info
Mila and partners Mila is seeking additional collaborators from all areas of computer science and health sciences
to strengthen COVID-19 projects.
Mila has identified at least five primary research axes against which they are already progressing:
Omic profiling of COVID-19 progression mechanisms
Data-efficient deep learning to better model emerging biology
Machine learning for therapeutics discovery
Mapping the Landscape of AI + COVID-19
Data Mining of COVID-19 Related Tweets
To join the effort, researchers are encouraged to reach out at
Request for Collaborations

Research Grants

Funding agencytitletypeloi
PF FdnPulmonary Fibrosis Foundation CPFF Research GrantsGrantApr 3, 2020
NEW: June 3, 2020
CHESTCHEST Foundation Grants – Various:
severe asthma, CF, lung cancer, TB, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, etc..
GrantApr 6, 2020
NEW: Apr 27, 2020
CIHRJPIAMR Network Plus 2020
Joint programming initiative on antimicrobial resistance,
NetworkApr 6, 2020
NEW: May 28, 2020
CAAIF/AralezResearch Grant in Allergic Rhinitis – Letters of IntentApr 6, 2020
NEW: Sept 24, 2020
CIHR Personalized HealthTeam GrantOct 8, 2019Apr 7, 2020
NEW: May 7, 2020
CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grants MPD GrantApr 14, 2020
CIHR Canada-EU Smart Living Environments –
Transitions in Care (ageing)
Team GrantApr 22, 2020
DoDPeer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Discovery Award
GrantApr 16, 2020
NEW: May 7, 2020
Apr 30, 2020
New: May 21, 2020
Lung Cancer Res FdnLung Cancer Research Foundation
2020 LCRF Research Grant on Disparities in Lung Cancer
GrantMay 1, 2020
Stem Cell NetworkStem Cell Network – Research Funding Programs
Accelerating clinical translation; biotechnology partnership;
innovation research program for ECI
GrantMay 4, 2020
CF FdnCF Foundation – Various Programs
Research grants, pilot nd feasibility wards
GrantMay 13, 2020
Kenneth Rainin FdnInnovator Awards:
Treating and curing Inflammatory Bowel Disease –
microbiome, immunity, inflammation
GrantFeb 18, 2020May 18, 2020
CIHRPreparation to Trial: Inflammation for Chronic ConditionsTeam GrantApr 21, 2020May 19, 2020
CIHRCatalyst Grant: Health Effect of VapingCatalyst GrantMar 25, 2020
NEW: Apr 22, 2020
May 20, 2020
NEW: Jun 17, 2020
DoDLung Cancer Research Program Concept AwardGrantMay 27, 2020Jun 10, 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
NEW: July 7, 2020
DoDLung Cancer Research Program
Idea Development Award & Translational Research Award
GrantMay 6, 2020July 29, 2020
DoDPeer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Focused Program Award (minimum 4 projects)
Team GrantApr 23, 2020
NEW: Apr 30, 2020
Aug 6, 2020
NEW: Aug 13, 2020
TS AllianceTuberous Sclerosis Alliance Research GrantsGrantApr 6, 2020
NEW: Apr 27, 2020
Aug XX, 2020
DoDPeer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
GrantApr 23, 2020
NEW: May 1, 2020
Aug 20, 2020
NEW: Sept 3, 2020
Lung Cancer Res FdnLung Cancer Research Foundation
2020 LCRF Pilot Grant Program
GrantMay 1, 2020Aug 28, 2020
HFSP Human Frontier Science Program – Research Grants GrantMar 30, 2020Sept 2020 (TBC)
CCSRICanadian Cancer Society – Impact GrantsApr 29, 2020
Sept 15, 2020
CIHRTeam Grant : Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational SolutionsTeam GrantApr 23, 2020
NEW: May 21, 2020
Nov 18, 2020
NFRFNew Frontiers in Research Fund
Transformation 2020 Competition
Large ProjectNOI: Feb 18, 2020
LOI: July 15, 2020
Nov 18, 2020
FCRFFrance Canada Research Fund
Scientific Collaboration Support Program
GrantTBC: Nov 20, 2020

Research Grants – Open Calls & Cyclical Deadlines

funding agencytitletypeloi
McGillEdith Strauss Knowledge Translation GrantGrantJune 1/Dec 1 yearly
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 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
Acceleration Innovation, Impact, Invest, FSISS
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
HFSPHuman Frontier Science Program – Fellowship ProgramTBC (Aug 2020)
CIHRHealth System Impact FellowshipPhD/PDFApr 1, 2020
NEW: Apr 29, 2020
CAAIFAsthma Canada-CAAIF Graduate Student AwardsPhDApr 23, 2020
NEW: May 22, 2020
CF FdnCF Foundation – Postdoctoral Research FellowshipPDFMay 13, 2020
CRS Cancer Research Society Scholarships Apr 24, 2020
NEW: May 22, 2020
European CommissionHorizon 2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Individual Fellowships
PDF/PISept 9, 2020
CF FoundationCF Foundation Student Traineeship AwardDec 31, 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
NSERCNSERC Undergraduate, Graduate and PDF ProgramsVariousVarious
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
NEW: Apr 30, 2020
McGillFaculty of Med PDF FellowshipsPDFApr/May – yearly
NEW: Apr 30, 2020
McGillTomlinson Doctoral FellowshipPhDJune – yearly
June 12, 2020
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
Wellcome TrustNext Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics Course BursariesVariousJuly 9, 2020
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 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