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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: May 6, 2022

New Additions:
NSERC Discovery Grant: NOI Aug 2; APP Nov 1
QRHN studentships, fellowships (June 3) and travel awards (May 27)
CIHR Banting Fellowships: New Internal Deadlines (June – see below)
NFRF Exploration 2022 competition: NOI June 28; APP Sept 13
Pan-Canadian Clinical Trials Consortium: LOI May 25; APP July 19

COVID-19 Grants & Opportunities

CIHRCOVID-19 Recommendations and Contextualization (eCOVID19RecMap) ExtensionMay 10, 2022
SSHRCNew Frontiers in Research Fund – Special Call – Research for Postpandemic RecoveryNOI: April 26, 2022
APP: Aug 9, 2022
FRQSResearch program on the use of cannabis for non-medical purposes:
Impacts on consumption on health
LOI: May 10, 2022
APP: Sept 20, 2022
IVADOCOVID-19: IVADO projects and initiatives Open
MEDTEQCOVID-19 Call for technological solutions and ideas Open
Contact Noha Gerges [email protected] for submission info
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 5 Open

Research Grants

Cherries2022 eHealth AwardsGrantMay 2, 2022
CF FoundationCystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF)
Pilot and Feasibility Awards
GrantMay 12, 2022
IDRCMobilizing Principles for Equitable Global Health ResearchGrantMay 13, 2022
GlycoNetCanadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) Call for ProposalsGrantMay 18, 2022
DoDDiscovery Award
Topics: food allergy, IBD, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Respiratory Health
GrantApril 22, 2022May 20, 2022
Réseau Québécois COVID-PandémieThe Governance of Health Research in Quebec During the COVID-19 CrisisGrantMay 23, 2022
DoDInvestigator-Initiated Research Award (IIRA)
Topics: food allergy, IBD, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Respiratory Health
April 29, 2022May 27, 2022
GACDGlobal Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) 7th call
NCD risk factor prevention and reduction
GrantMarch 31, 2022May 31, 2022
CAAIFCAAIF-Miravo Healthcare Research Grant in Allergic Rhinitis or Urticaria
GrantMay 31, 2022
Chan Zuckerberg Initiativenapari Plugin Foundations Grants
imaging program seeks to give biologists access to reproducible quantitative image analysis
GrantJune 1, 2022
FRQS, CIHR, ERareEuropean Joint Programme on Rare Diseases – Joint Transnational Call 2022Team GrantFeb 16, 2022June 15, 2022
Global Affairs Canada (GAC)Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP)
Canada – Israel collaborative industrial research and development
GrantReg: May 6, 2022
EOI: May 13, 2022
June 28, 2022
CIHR14th JPIAMR transnational call
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
Team GrantMarch 8, 2022July 5, 2022
CIHRTeam Grant: Pan-Canadian Clinical Trials ConsortiumTeam GrantMay 25, 2022July 19, 2022
Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)Accelerator GrantsGrantMay 25, 2022July 20, 2022
TSC AllianceTSC Alliance Research Grants ProgramGrantApril 18, 2022Aug 15, 2022
LCRF2022 LCRF Pilot Grant ProgramGrantApril 30, 2022Aug 29, 2022
New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF)2022 Exploration Competition
high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research
GrantJune 28, 2022Sept 13, 2022
New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF)2022 Transformation Competition
large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects
GrantNOI: Nov 2, 2021;
LOI: Jan 4, 2022
Sept 20, 2022
HFSPHuman Frontier Science Program (HFSP) | Research GrantsGrantLOI: March 31, 2022Sept 2022 (TBC)
NSERCDiscovery Horizons (pilot)
For research in the NSE disciplines.
For research in the health discipline, apply to the CIHR Project grant and select the Tri-Agency Interdisciplinary (TIR) committee
GrantJune 16, 2022Oct 18, 2022
NRCNational Research Council of Canada |
Arctic and Northern Challenge program first call for proposals
GrantLOI: June 17, 2022Oct 21, 2022
QRHNCareer Start-Up and Mentorship Program for Young InvestigatorsGrantOct 28, 2022
NSERCDiscovery GrantGrantAug 2, 2022Nov 1, 2022
QRHNProjets prioritaires et projets-équipesGrantNov 11, 2022

Research Grants – Open Calls & Cyclical Deadlines

RSR-QRHNUse of QRHN platformsGrantOpen
CFIJohn R. Evans Leaders FundGrantFeb 15/June 15/Oct 15
ResMed FoundationResMed Funding OpportunitiesGrantMar 15/ Sept 15
PromptSupport Program for Organizations (PSO)
NSERCAlliance International Catalyst and Collaboration grantsGrantOpen
NRCNational Research Council of Canada | Challenge Programs
pandemic response, disruptive technologies, etc…
McGillEdith Strauss Knowledge Translation GrantGrantJune 1/Dec 1 yearly
Gairdner2021 Gairdner Programming
– talent development stream
– celebrating excellence stream
– public engagement streat
NRCNational Research Council of Canada
Challenge Programs
[pandemic response]
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 Grant
For collaborations with partner organizations
Grant Open Call
NSERCAlliance International Catalyst and Collaboration grantsGrantOpen Call
NSERCIdea to Innovation
To accelerate promising technologies
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 & Awards (Faculty)

AAASAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science | Awards
Various awards
June 30, 2022

Studentships & Fellowships

McGillFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Internal Studentships and Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition – 2022/2023
Grad/PDFMay 2, 2022
QRHNSupplementary grant programGrad/PDFJune 3, 2022
Human Vaccine Project2022 Michelson PrizesPDF/New PIJune 26, 2022
Tri-agencyBanting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (2022-2023)
The deadline to submit an application for internal review varies by faculty.
Please consult your Faculty Contact
For Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences:
Notice of Intent to apply: June 2, 2022
PDFNOI: June 2, 2022 ***
APP: Sept 21, 2022
HFSPHuman Frontier Science Program
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Long-Term Fellowship
PDFLOI: May 19, 2022
APP: Sept 29, 2022
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
PDFRegular Call (Spring)
MitacsAccelerate FellowshipMSc & PhDOpen call
MitacsAccelerate Industrial PostdocPDFOpen Call
(Jan deadline)
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
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 & Fellows

CIHRArtificial Intelligence for Public Health (AI4PH):
A focus on equity and prevention Summer Institute
PhD/PDF/New PIMay 2, 2022
QRHNScholarship for presentation at a scientific conferenceGrad/PDFMay 27, 2022
QRHNShort research internship in another universityMSc/PhDOpen Call
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
AllerGenVarious Mobility and Other AwardsGrad/PDF/FellowApr 30/ June 15/ July 30
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
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