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: July 10, 2020


Trainees & Fellows

COVID-19 Grants and Opportunities

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
MI4COVID-19 Biobank JGH Sample Request
sample request form sent to MI4 researchers
send applications to:
July 10, 2020
NIHNotice of Special Interest (NOSI): Clinical and Translational
Science Award (CTSA) Program Applications to Address
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Heath Need
July 10, 2020
MicrosoftMicrosoft AI for Health COVID-19 GrantJuly 15, 2020
EDCTPThe European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
– including neglected infectious diseases,
– research capacity development in sub-Saharan Africa.
July – Aug 2020
CBSCanadian Blood Services
Blood Efficiency Accelerator Program

– encourages applications addressing COVID-19 related transfusion challenges
July 17, 2020
CHESTCHEST Foundation Research Grant in COVID-19July 17, 2020
CHEST/ATSCHEST Foundation and American Thoracic Society
Research Grant in COVID-19 and Diversity
July 17, 2020
MerckEngageZone – SARS CoV-2/COVID-19
Focus Area 1: Virology/Immunology
Focus Area 2: Host Immunology
Focus Area 3: Primary Epidemiology
Focus Area 4: Secondary Impact
* Applications are to be sent to:
3rd cycle: July 24, 2020
TDTD Ready Challenge
Solutions that address the impacts of the pandemic
Aug 13, 2020
EDCTPEuropean & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
COVID-19 calls for proposals
August 13, 2020
Merck KGaA2020 Research Grants
Drug discovery
Bioreactor design for cultured meat
Next generation machine learning
Pandemic preparedness / fighting new emerging viral infectious disease
Aug 31, 2020
German Research FdnCall for Multidisciplinary Research into Epidemics and Pandemics
in Response to the Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2
Sept 1, 2020
CANSSICanadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI)
Rapid Response Program – COVID-19
Open Call until
Sept 1, 2020
UK Govn’tMedical Robotics for Contagious Diseases Challenge 2020Sept 3, 2020
SSHRCPartnership Engage Grants COVID-19 Special InitiativeSept 15, 2020
NIHNotice of Special Interest (NOSI): Repurposing Existing Therapeutics
to Address the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
June 5 until Oct 17, 2020
MI4Emergency coronavirus research fundClosed
CISCOPandemic/COVID19 Science, Technology and Social ImpactActive
DRKDraper Richards Kaplan Foundation
DRK Covid-19 Urgent Response Initiative (CURI)
CQDMSolutions against COVID-19Active
MEDTEQCOVID-19 Call for technological solutions and ideasActive
MITACSMitacs Accelerate COVID-19Open Call
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
NIH POCTRNFast-Track Program for COVID-19 Test Development and DistributionOpen Call
NATONATO Innovation Challenge to Fight COVID19Various
NRCNational Research Council of Canada
– Low-cost sensor system for COVID-19 patient monitoring
– Point of Care and Home Diagnostic Kit for COVID-19
– Pandemic Response Challenge Program
CRCCisco Research Center (CRC)
Pandemic/COVID19 Science, Technology and Social Impact
Fast GrantsFast Funding for COVID-19 ScienceOpen
AmazonAWS Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI)Open Call
GoogleCOVID19 Research GrantsOpen Call
Digital Technology Supercluster Call for COVID-19 SolutionsOpen Call
Innovations for Poverty ActionPeace & Recovery Program – COVID-19 Off-Cycle FundingOpen Call
MOSSMozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS)
COVID-19 Solutions Fund
Open 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
PfizerManagement of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) for Health Care ProvidersGrantJuly 10, 2020
Lung AssociationBreathing as One: Allied Health Research GrantsGrantJune 30, 2020July 17, 2020
PPMDMinimising the immunological issues of gene therapy in
the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
GrantJuly 21, 2020By invitation
MNITFMendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation
– organ transplantation

GrantJune 15, 2020July 31, 2020
Gilead Research ScholarsCystic Fibrosis ProgramGrant (New PI)July 31, 2020
MEDTEQImpact Program
Innovation in medical technology
GrantAug 7, 2020
Novo Nordisk FoundationExploratory Interdisciplinary Synergy Programme
lead institution must be in Denmark
Team GrantAug 20, 2020
PF FdnPulmonary Fibrosis Foundation CPFF Research GrantsGrantApr 3, 2020
NEW: Oct 9, 2020
CAAIF/AralezResearch Grant in Allergic Rhinitis – Letters of IntentApr 6, 2020
NEW: Sept 24, 2020
DoD DARPAHarnessing Enzymatic Activity for Lifesaving Remedies (HEALR)
tools to target microbial pathogens via protein degradation
GrantAug 11, 2020 Sept 17, 2020
CIHR Personalized HealthTeam GrantOct 8, 2019TBC
CIHRPlanning and Dissemination Grants MPD GrantTBC
CIHRPreparation to Trial: Inflammation for Chronic ConditionsTeam GrantTBCTBC
CCSRICanadian Cancer Society Research Institute | Emerging Scholar AwardNew PI GrantFeb 5, 2020Jun 30, 2020
NEW: Oct 15, 2020
DoDTuberous Sclerosis Complex Research ProgramGrantJune 18, 2020July 9, 2020
DoDLung Cancer Research Program
Idea Development Award & Translational Research Award
GrantMay 18, 2020July 29, 2020
Aug 5, 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
SanofiMedical Affairs and Science and Community Relations Contributions
– asthma, rare genetic disorders
GrantAug 15, 2020
Lung Cancer
Geoffrey Ogram Memorial Research Grant (GOMRG)
early detection of lung cancer and the etiology of lung cancer
GrantAug 17, 2020
TS AllianceTuberous Sclerosis Alliance Research GrantsGrantApr 6, 2020
NEW: Apr 27, 2020
Aug XX, 2020
PCORIPatient- Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Pragmatic Clinical Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes
GrantJune 18, 2020Aug 31, 2020
DoDPeer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
GrantApr 23, 2020
NEW: May 1, 2020
Aug 20, 2020
NEW: Sept 3, 2020
CIHR & AALActive & Assisted Living Programme
Healthy Ageing with the Support of Digital Solutions
GrantAug 24, 2020
RSRRéseau de recherche en Santé Repiratoire du Québec
Financement de l’utilisation des plateformes du RSRQ
GrantSept 1, 2020
Lung Cancer Res FdnLung Cancer Research Foundation
2020 LCRF Pilot Grant Program
GrantMay 29, 2020Sept 3, 2020
HFSP Human Frontier Science Program – Research Grants GrantMar 30, 2020Sept 2020 (TBC)
RSRRéseau de recherche en Santé Repiratoire du Québec
Projets prioritaires
GrantSept 9, 2020
RSRRéseau de recherche en Santé Repiratoire du Québec
Projets équipes
GrantSept 9, 2020
CIHR AMEDAMED-CIHR Research Collaboration on Advancing Epigenetic TechnologiesGrantSept 15, 2020
FRQNTProgramme Samuel-De Champlain 2021-2022
QC-France Collaboration
digital technologies, AI
GrantSept 15, 2020
CCSRICanadian Cancer Society – Impact GrantsApr 29, 2020
Sept 15, 2020
LAM FoundationThe LAM Foundation Grant Program Cycle TimelineGrantJune 15, 2020Sept 15, 2020
Weston Brain InstituteTransformational Research: Canada 2020
(Parkinson’s & Related Diseases)
GrantJune 4, 2020Oct 13, 2020
RSRRéseau de recherche en Santé Repiratoire du Québec
Programme de démarrage de carrière de jeunes chercheurs avec mentorat
GrantOct 16, 2020
NFRF2020 Exploration CompetitionGrantAug 18, 2020Oct 20, 2020
NSERCDiscovery AwardsGrantAug 4, 2020
Nov 2, 2020
MEIMinistère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI)
Fonds d’accélération des collaborations en santé (FACS)
« Health Collaboration Acceleration Fund »
GrantAug 19, 2020Nov 18, 2020
CIHRTeam Grant : Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational SolutionsTeam GrantTBCTBC
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
ATSATS Foundation Unrestricted GrantsGrantAug 25, 2020Dec 1, 2020
DoDFY20 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program (DMDRP)
Idea Development Award
Translational Research Partnership Award
GrantAug 12, 2020Dec 7, 2020
CIHRCatalyst Grant : Cannabis and Mental HealthCatalystTBC

Research Grants – Open Calls & Cyclical Deadlines

funding agencytitletypeloi
McGillEdith Strauss Knowledge Translation GrantGrantJune 1/Dec 1 yearly
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
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 agencytitletypeloi deadlineapplication deadline

Salary Awards (Trainees)

funding agencytitletypeapplication
HFSPHuman Frontier Science Program – Fellowship ProgramTBC (Aug 2020)
CIHRHealth System Impact FellowshipPhD/PDFTBC
Lung AssociationBreathing as One: Allied Health Research Fellowships
Breathing as One: Research Fellowships and Studentships
variousReg: June 30, 2020
App: July
CAAIFCAAIF-CSACI Research Fellowship in Allergy and Clinical ImmunologyPDFAug 31, 2020
European CommissionHorizon 2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Individual Fellowships
PDF/PISept 9, 2020
CAAIFCAAIF/Aralez Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Research Grant in Allergic RhinitisVariousSept 24, 2020
CIHRFellowship: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program
PDFOct 1, 2020
CIHRDoctoral Research Award:
Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award
CF FoundationCF Foundation Student Traineeship AwardDec 31, 2020
BWFCareer Awards at the Scientific Interface
PDF transitioning to faculty position
PDFLOI: Sept 1, 2020
App: Jan 8, 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
June 12, 2020
McGillPBEEE/QC Merit Scholarships for Foreign StudentsGradJune – yearly
MeakinsCollaborative Research AwardsVariousJanuary – yearly
MeakinsSummer StudentshipsUndergradyearly – Spring

Travel Awards (Trainees)

funding agencytitletypedeadline
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 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
MeakinsTravel AwardsGrad & PDF3 weeks prior to travel

Links to common granting agencies