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.

Updated: Nov 25, 2020


Trainees & Fellows

COVID-19 Grants and Opportunities

Funding AgencyCOVID-19 GRANTSapplication deadline
CIHRNetwork of Clinical Trials Networks: Collaboration to Evaluate COVID-19 and Intervention StrategiesEOI: Nov 16, 2020
App: Nov 27, 2020
XPRIZEPandemic Response Challenge
Development of data-driven AI systems to predict COVID-19
infection rates and prescribe Intervention Plans
Dec 8, 2020
CIHRIndigenous COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding OpportunityReg: Nov 10, 2020
App: Dec 8, 2020
Foundation for a Smoke-free WorldCOVID-19, Smoking, and Nicotine ResearchDec 15, 2020
PHAC & NSERCEmerging Infectious Diseases Modelling (EIDM) initiativeEOI: Oct 26, 2020
App: Dec 18, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionConducting Research to Inform Pandemic Response and Recovery of Emergency-Affected
Populations by Determining Public Health Needs, Improving Methods, and
Integrating Services to Mitigate Morbidity and Mortality
Feb 18, 2021
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionStrengthening Public Health Research and Implementation Science
(Operations Research) to Control and Eliminate Infectious Diseases Globally
Feb 22, 2021
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
Investissement QuébecSoutien aux projets d’innovation | Programme Innovation-Volet 1GrantNov 24, 2020
MEI -QuébecProjets d’innovation en technologies quantiques
Volet 3: projets collaboratifs entre PME et centre de recherche
ContractNov 30, 2020
ATSATS Foundation Unrestricted GrantsGrantSept 8, 2020Dec 1, 2020
FRQSDIALOGUE – Volet Subventions
le développement de projets en communication scientifique auprès du grand public
GrantSept 9, 2020Dec 2, 2020
FSISSSFonds de soutien à l’innovation en santé et en services sociaux (FSISSS)
– projets technologiques, maintien des patients à distance
ContractDec 4, 2020
DoDFY20 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program (DMDRP)
Idea Development Award
Translational Research Partnership Award
GrantAug 12, 2020Dec 7, 2020
CFFCystic Fibrosis Foundation Pilot and Feasibility Awards
& Research Grants
GrantDec 7, 2020
FRQSIntersectoral AUDACE
support bold research that offers a departure from traditional approaches
GrantSept 16, 2020Dec 9, 2020
FRQSAUDACE Quebec-Luxembourg ProgramGrantSept 16, 2020Dec 9, 2020
CIHRCIHR | Team Grant: Personalized HealthGrantOct 8, 2019Dec 10, 2020
PRIMAAdvanced Materials: Driving Innovation and Growth throughout Quebec
key sector: health
GrantNov 13, 2020Dec 11, 2020
McGillMcGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (MSSI)
Seed funding to explore bold projects and novel ideas
Seed GrantDec 13, 2020
MEIAppel de projets Québec-Israël- Programme innovation – volet 1
Biotechnologies, technologies médicales et industrie pharmaceutique
ContractDec 16, 2020
CIHRTeam Grant: Preparation to Trial Inflammation for Chronic ConditionsTeam GrantDec 8, 2020Jan 12, 2021
GlyconetCanadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) Translational GrantsGrantJan 15, 2021
Allen FoundationAllen Foundation Grants
– nutritional research, nutrigenomics
GrantJan 15, 2021
CIFARCIFAR & International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Design Solutions for Responsible AI
GrantNov 2, 2020Jan 17, 2024
CFFCF Foundation Spring 2021
Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Awards
GrantSept 4, 2020Jan 25, 2021
Kenneth Rainin FoundationKenneth Rainin Foundation Innovator AwardsGrantOct 19, 2020Feb 2021 (TBC)
AASMAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine
Strategic Research Award
GrantNov 30, 2020Mar 5, 2021
Alpha-1 FdnAlpha-1 Foundation
In-Cycle Grant Opportunities: Research Grant
GrantNov 13, 2020Mar 15, 2021
CIHRProject Grant Spring 2021GrantMar 4, 2021Apr 1, 2021
NFRFNew Frontiers in Research Fund
Transformation 2020 Competition
Large ProjectNOI: Feb 18, 2020
LOI: July 15, 2020
April 13, 2021
CIHRTeam Grant : Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational SolutionsTeam GrantDec 9, 2020July 13, 2021
CFFCF Foundation Fall 2021
Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Awards
GrantMar 19, 2021Aug 18, 2021

Research Grants – Open Calls & Cyclical Deadlines

funding agencytitletypeloi
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 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
GAPP: Aug 10, 2020
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

Salary Awards (Trainees)

funding agencytitletypeapplication
CIHRDoctoral Research Award:
Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award
PhDNov 23, 2020
FRQSDIALOGUE – Volet Bourses
le développement de projets en communication scientifique auprès du grand public
PhD/PDFLOI: Oct 7, 2020
App: Dec 1, 2020
CIHRCanada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s ProgramMScDec 1, 2020
CIHRCIHR Fellowship 2020-2021
– numerous Priority Announcements available
PDFDec 1, 2020
CF FoundationPostdoctoral Research Fellowship AwardPDFDec 7, 2020
CF FoundationCF Foundation Student Traineeship AwardDec 31, 2020
ERSEuropean Respiratory Society
Long-term Research Fellowships
MSc, PhD, PDFJan 4, 2021
Burroughs Wellcome FundCareer Awards at the Scientific Interface
PDF transitioning to faculty position
PDFLOI: Sept 1, 2020
App: Jan 8, 2021
National Psoriasis Foundation2021 Summer Student Research GrantUndergradJan 13, 2021
Burroughs Wellcome FundPostdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP)Jan 14, 2021
CIHRHealth System Impact (HSI) FellowshipPhD/PDFFeb 18, 2021
Horizon 2020Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (RESPIRE)
Note: The RI-MUHC (Meakins-Christie Laboratories) is listed as a host institution
to accept international fellows
PDFMay 1, 2021
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 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)

funding agencytitletypedeadline
CF FoundationTravel Award SupplementVariousDec 31, 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 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