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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. Faculty members have access to the McGill Pivot funding opportunities database. Additional opportunities available through the R+I database at McGill. Only agency deadlines are listed. Internal McGill deadlines for the various Departments vary and are thus not listed below.
RI-MUHC Pre-awards office: grant templates for NIH, CIHR, DoD; letters of support, scientific writing and editing, institutional signatures

Updated: April 2, 2024

New Additions & Reminders:

ACT – Feasibility Studies for Clinical Trials: April 15, 2024
Asthma Canada-CAAIF Graduate Student Awards: May 6
McGill Interdisciplinary Research Development Award: May 31
CIHR New Biomedical Techniques & Technologies: Reg May 8, App July 9

Research Grants

CLACanadian Lung Association Allied Health Operating GrantGrantMar 6, 2024April 3, 2024
CIHROperating Grant : Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR)Network GrantApril 3, 2024
CIHROperating Grant : Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research Centre – Development GrantGrantApril 3, 2024
McGillResearch in Motion – DNA to RNA (D2R): An Inclusive Canadian Approach to Genomic-based RNA TherapeuticsGrantMar 12, 2024April 11, 2024
ACT-CTUAccelerating Clinical Trials-Clinical Trials Unit
feasibility studies for PI-initiated clinical trials
see email from Amanda Lovato
Seed GrantApril 15, 2024
ARDFAlternatives Research & Development Foundation Annual Grant Program
supports non-animal methods in biomedical research
GrantApril 19, 2024
CHESTCHEST Foundation Research Grants
COPD, Women’s Lung Health Disparities, CF, Critical Care, Nontuberculosis mycobacteria, Sleep, Young Investigator
GrantApril 22, 2024
Burroughs Wellcome FundClimate Change and Human Health seed grant applicationSeed GrantApril 25, 2024
Hevolution FoundationHevolution Foundation Geroscience Research Opportunities (HF-GRO)GrantApril 26, 2024
Weston Family FoundationRapid Response 2024 program
to accelerate the development of therapeutics or tools for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases of aging
GrantApril 30, 2024
CAAIFCanadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF)
CAAIF Research Grant in Immunodeficiency supported by Takeda Canada
GrantMay 1, 2024
CFFCystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Pilot and Feasibility Awards
GrantMay 2, 2024
Genome QuebecGenomics Integration Program – Human HealthGrantMay 15, 2024
McGill CDSI’s McGill Collaborative for AI & Society (McCAIS)
Interdisciplinary Research Development Awards
GrantMay 31, 2024
McGillD2R | DNA to RNA: Translational Impact Research (TIR) programGrantApril 18, 2024June 20, 2024
AxelysCall for proposals for Next Generation Innovations
support the development of technical innovations with high potential to accelerate transfer and commercialisation of research projects
ContractApril 1, 2024June 30, 2024
CIHR17th JPIAMR transnational call for research projects (2024)Team GrantMar 14, 2024July 9, 2024
CIHRDevelopment and Validation of New Biomedical Techniques and TechnologiesCatalyst GrantMay 8, 2024July 9, 2024
CCSCanadian Cancer Society Disruptive Innovation GrantsGrantMar 21, 2024Aug 1, 2024
CFFCystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF)
Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award
GrantApril 4, 2024Aug 13, 2024
CFFCystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF)
Multiple Principal Investigator (MPI) Clinical Award
GrantApril 4, 2024Aug 13, 2024
TS AllianceTuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) Research Grants ProgramGrantMay 13, 2024Aug 19, 2024
HFSPHuman Frontier Science Program – GrantsGrantNOI: Mar 19, 2024
LOI: Mar 24, 2024
Sept 2024 (TBC)
NFRFNew Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) | 2024 Transformation CompetitionGrantNOI: Oct 17, 2023
LOI: Dec 11, 2023
Sept 5, 2024
IASLCInternational Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
Young Investigator Award
GrantSept 18, 2024
CIHRTeam Grant : Embracing Diversity to Achieve Precision & Health EquityTeam GrantFeb 1, 2024Oct 22, 2024
NSERCDiscovery GrantGrantAug 1, 2024Nov 1, 2024

Research Grants – Open Calls & Cyclical Deadlines

Immune Tolerance NetworkConcept Proposals for clinical trials
Topic Areas: Allergy, Asthma, Autoimmune Diseases
McGillMcGill Innovation + Partnerships | I+P Partnership Program
Stream 1 – For projects involving for-profit organizations
Stream 2 – For projects involving a community organization
RSR-QRHNUse of QRHN platformsGrantOpen
Roche PharmaInvestigator Initiated Studies
• Clinical studies of approved and investigational uses of Roche drugs or diagnostics assays, medical devices and solutions (interventional studies phase I to IV)
• Clinical observational studies, real world evidence (non-interventional studies)
• Studies allowing the use of biobanks or sample collection
• Health economics evaluations and analytical studies
ASMF/AASMCommunity sleep health grant
American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF)
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
LOI due every first Monday of each month
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 stream
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)GrantAug/Oct/Feb/Apr
Acceleration Innovation, Impact, Invest, FSISS
Innovative health technologies that benefit Qc
TransmedtechMedical technologies – neuromusculoskeletal disordersGrantOpen call
Max Bell FoundationProject or Development Grants – health & Wellness
support projects with a high likelihood of informing public policy and practice
GrantOpen call

Salary Awards & Awards (Faculty)


Studentships & Fellowships

CIHRUndergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) – Summer 2024
McGill internal deadline may apply
o be eligible to apply for these awards, you must self-identify as Black
UndergradMay 1, 2024
Asthma Canada
Asthma Canada – CAAIF Graduate Student AwardsMSc/PhDMay 6, 2024
Simons FoundationSimons Foundation Pivot Fellowship
one year fellowship to train in a new discipline
May 15, 2024
HFSPHuman Frontier Science Program
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Long-Term Fellowship
PDFReg: May 14, 2024
App: Sept 26, 2024
CIHRUndergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) – Fall 2024
McGill internal deadline may apply
o be eligible to apply for these awards, you must self-identify as Black
UndergradOct 1, 2024
Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)
– Winter 2024
McGill internal deadline may apply
o be eligible to apply for these awards, you must self-identify as Black
UndergradJan 15, 2024
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
Next: Jan 11, 2023
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
McGillSummer Bursary – Faculty of Medicine and Health SciencesUndergradyearly – March 7, 2024
MeakinsSummer StudentshipsUndergradyearly – Spring

Travel Awards – Trainees & Fellows

Canadian Pediatric SocietyPaediatric allergy travel grantFellowMar 31, 2024
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