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: Sept 17, 2019


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 DeadlineApp Deadline
New Frontiers in
Research Fund (NFRF)
Transformation streamTBC
CIHRCatalyst Grant: Understanding disease prevention and risk factor modificationCatalystAug 28, 2019Sept 24, 2019
CIHREarly Career Investigator Awards in Resp HealthGrantSept 25, 2019
CIHRPlanning and Dissemination Grants – ICSPlanning GrantSept 25, 2019
CIHRSepsis Research NetworkNetworkJan 17, 2019Sept 26, 2019
Nature Research AwardsGlobal Grants for Gut HealthGrantSept 30, 2019
CF CanadaBasic Science Research Grants in CFGrantJul 31, 2019Oct 1, 2019
CQDMSynergiQc-InternationalGrantOct 7, 2019
CIHRTeam Grant: Personalized HealthOct 8, 2019
CIHRCannabis Research in Priority AreasTeam GrantMay 15, 2019Oct 8, 2019
RSR-FRQSConcours de projets-équipes et prioritairesTeam GrantOct 8, 2019
CIHR Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and CohortsGrantOct 10, 2019
RSR-FRQSJunior Investigator Mentorship Program GrantOct 15, 2019
National Sanitarium
2019 NSA Innovation Research ProgramGrantOct 15, 2019
CCSInnovation GrantsGrantOct 15, 2019
CIHR Operating Grant: Spread and Scale of Existing CBPHC and eHealth InnovationsGrantOct 15, 2019
Partenar-IA – Medteq link
Partenar-IA – CQDM link
Grant Oct 15, 2019
Orphan Disease CenterMillion Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant ProgramSept 23, 2019Oct 24, 2019
NSERCResearch Tools and InstrumentsGrantOct 25, 2019
MEDTECHImpact ProgramGrantOct 25, 2019
CIHR-NSERCCollaborative Health Research ProjectsGrantJune 25, 2019Oct 29, 2019
NSERCDiscovery GrantGrantAug 1, 2019Nov 1, 2019
Burroughs WellcomeInvestigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious DiseaseGrantJuly 15, 2019Nov 15, 2019
Research Fund (FCRF)
2020 New Scientific Collaboration Support Program GrantNov 15, 2019
Chan Zuckerberg InitiativeSingle-Cell Analysis of InflammationTeam GrantNov 19, 2019
FRQSRadiology researchGrantSept 4, 2019Dec 3, 2019
FRQSPRIORITÉ PATIENT – To improve the quality of cancer care and services in QuébecGrantSept 9, 2019Dec 3, 2019
New Frontiers in
Research Fund
2019 Exploration CompetitionGrantNOI: Aug 7, 2019
LOI: Sept 4, 2019
Dec 10, 2019
FRQAUDACE programGrantSept 18, 2019Dec 11, 2019
Muscular Dystrophy AssociationDiscovery Research GrantsGrantDec 1, 2019Jan 31, 2020
LLSCThe Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC)| Operating GrantsGrantOct 25,2019Feb 5, 2020
CIHRProject GrantGrantFeb 5, 2020March 4, 2020

Research Grants – Open Calls & Cyclical Deadlines

Funding AgencyTitleTypeLOI DeadlineApp Deadline
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)GrantAug/Oct/Feb/Apr
TransmedtechMedical technologies – neuromusculoskeletal disordersGrantOpen call
Max Bell FoundationProject or Development Grants – health & WellnessGrantOpen call

Salary Awards (Faculty)

Funding AgencyTitleTypeLOI DeadlineApp Deadline
CIHRClinician-Scientist Salary Award : CIHR Clinician Scientist
Phase 2
AwardOct 1, 2019
FRQSResearch Scholars – Junior 1, Junior 2, Senior
Clinical Research Scholars – Junior 1, Junior 2 and Senior
Distinguished Research Scholars
contact Faculty of Medicine for info:
(Nancy: prior to submitting an NOI
McGill NOI:
Aug 20, 2019
Oct 1, 2019

Salary Awards (Trainees)

Funding AgencyTitleTypeApp Deadline
CIHRBanting Canada PDF Fellowship
*** McGill Faculty of Med Internal Deadline: May 14
PDFSept 18, 2019
Rossy Cancer NetworkRCN Kuok FellowshipMSc / PhDSept 20, 2019
CIHRCIHR FellowshipPDFOct 1, 2019
RI-MUHC2020 RI-MUHC Studentship Fellowship CompetitionGrad/PDFOct 8, 2019
FRQS Doctoral Training
Doctoral Training for Applicants with a Professional Degree
Doctoral Training for Medical Students (M.D.-Ph.D.)
PhDOct 15, 2019
FRQS Master’s Training
Master’s Training for Applicants with a Professional Degree
Master’s Training for Medical Students (MD-M.Sc.)
MScOct 15, 2019
FRQS Professional Postgraduate Training in Research (Fellowship)
Postdoctoral Training (Canadian citizens and permanent residents)
Postdoctoral Training (Citizens of other countries)
PDFOct 15, 2019
CIHRDoctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA) : 2019-2020PhDOct 17, 2019
FRQS Merit scholarship program for foreign students (PBEEE)Nov 1, 2019
CIHR Doctoral Research Award:
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (2019-2020)
PhDNov 6, 2019
Research Fund (FCRF)
Scientific Collaboration Support ProgramGradNov 15, 2019
CIHR Doctoral Research Award: Frederick Banting and Charles Best
Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award: 2019-2020
PhD Nov 21, 2019
CIHRCanada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s ProgramMScDec 1, 2019
CIHRCanada Grad Scholarship – Michael Smith SuppGradJune & Oct
RSR-FRQSShort research internship in another universityGradOpen call
European Research SocietyShort-Term Research FellowshipPDFApr 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

Travel Awards (Trainees)

Funding AgencyTitleTypeDeadline
CIHRTravel Awards – Institute Community Support (Summer 2019)AllSept 26, 2019
Burroughs Wellcome FundCollaborative Research Travel GrantsPDFJan/Feb yearly
McGill Exp MedDr. Price Memorial Travel AwardMSc & PhDFeb 28 / June 30 / Oct 31
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