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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. Additional opportunities available through the R+I database at McGill. 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.
RI-MUHC Pre-awards office: grant templates for NIH, CIHR, DoD; letters of support, scientific writing and editing, institutional signatures

Updated: Sept 26, 2023

New Additions & Reminders:

CIHR CLSA Data: Registration Sept 19; Application Oct 19
CIHR Team Grant: Lung Health – Nov 16, 2023
QRHN Team and New PI seed funds: Nov & Oct 2023

Research Grants

CAAIF/CIHRCAAIF/CIHR-III/CIHR-ICRH Food Allergy Research GrantsGrantSept 27, 2023
Lung Cancer CanadaGeoffrey Ogram Memorial Research GrantGrantSept 30, 2023
Cystic Fibrosis CanadaBasic and Clinical Research GrantsGrantAug 15, 2023Oct 1, 2023
CIHROperating Grant : Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts (2023)GrantSept 7, 2023Oct 3, 2023
Government of CanadaHealth : Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Health and Dis
ease Prevention
Areas: AMR, disease prevention, technologies, diagnostics, AI and machine learning, innovative genomic medicines, immunotherapy technologies
ContractOct 3, 2023
RQCPRéseau québécois COVID-Pandémie (RQCP)
se comparative des documents de gouvernance de la recherche en situation de crise
GrantOct 10, 2023
Quebec MEIQuebec Ministere de l’Economie et de l’Innovation
Appel de projets de recherche et d’innovation à l’international 2022-2023
Bilateral GrantOct 13, 2023
MEIEAppel de projets d’innovation des consortiums en intelligence artificielle : recherche industrielle collaborative
Pour les entreprises qui souhaitent réaliser un projet d’innovation avec d’autres PME ou jeunes pousses (startups), en collaboration avec un centre de recherche, pour le développement et la commercialisation ou l’adoption de technologies en intelligence artificielle
ContractOct 15, 2023
Biocodex Microbiota FoundationNational grant – Canada
to support research involving the microbiome in human health and disease
for NEW PIs
GrantOct 15, 2023
Orphan Disease CentreMillion Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant ProgramGrantSept 15, 2023Oct 16, 2023
CIHRCatalyst Grant: Analysis of CLSA DataGrantSept 19, 2023Oct 19, 2023
CIHRTeam Grant : Pediatric Rare Disease Clinical NetworkNetwork GrantJune 27, 2023Oct 24, 2023
QRHNCareer Start-Up and Mentorship Program for Young InvestigatorsNew PI GrantOct 27, 2023
Oct 31, 2023
Burroughs Wellcome FundClimate and Health Interdisciplinary Awards (CHI)
– impacts of climate change on human health
GrantAug 31, 2023Nov 1, 2023
CIHRCIHR Healthy Cities Research Initiative (HCRI)
HCRI – Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts
GrantNov 8, 2023
VertexCF Research Innovation Awards
& Vertex Innovation Awards
GrantLOI: Nov 8, 2023
Burroughs Wellcome FundInvestigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH)GrantJuly 17, 2023Nov 15, 2023
CIHRTraining Grant : Health Research Training Platform (2024/2025)
– for training and mentoring opportunities to support interdisciplinary and intersectoral research
– Research Areas: One Health AMR, Health Systems Impact, Bioinformatics/Computational Biology and Health Data Sciences, etc…
Training GrantNov 15, 2023
CIHRTeam Grant : Lung HealthTeam GrantNov 16, 2023
FCRFFrance-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) | 2024 New Research Collaboration ProgramGrantNov 17, 2023
VertexCircle of Care
– Supports innovative patient-centric programs for the CF community
GrantNov 17, 2023
QRHNTeam-Cross sectoral projectsTeam GrantNov 17, 2023
Nov 26, 2023
CIHRNational Pediatric Rare Disease Clinical Trials and Treatment NetworkNetwork GrantJune 27, 2023Nov 24, 2023
CZIChan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)
Essential Open Source Software for
Science (Cycle 6)
Topic areas: Single-cell biology, genomics, data visualization, etc…
GrantOct 17, 2023Dec 5, 2023
Weston Family FoundationBrain Health: Sleep 2023 programGrantJuly 11, 2023Dec 12, 2023
NFRFNew Frontiers in Research Funds (NFRF)
New Frontiers in Research – 2023 Exploration Competition
GrantOct 11, 2023Dec 12, 2023
ATSAmerican Thoracic Society – Unrestricted GrantsGrantSept 11, 2023Jan 8, 2024
ATSAmerican Thoracic Society – Diversity GrantsGrantSept 11, 2023Jan 8, 2024
ATSAmerican Thoracic Society – Partner Grants
Topic Areas:
ATS/Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia (ACDMPV) Research Grant
ALA/ATS/CHEST Foundation Respiratory Health Equity Research Award
ATS Research Award in Interstitial Lung Disease
ATS/CSL Behring Research Award in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
ATS/Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Research Grant in Nasal High Flow
GrantJan 8, 2024
Banting Research FoundationDiscovery Award
For New PIs – must be nominated by department head
GrantNov 1, 2023Jan 24, 2024
CIHROperating Grant : Bringing Rare Disease Gene Therapies to Clinical Trial ReadinessGrantSept 20, 2023Feb 13, 2024
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF)
Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Awards
GrantSept 21, 2023Feb 13, 2024
CIHRCIHR Project Grant – Spring 2024GrantFeb 7, 2024Mar 6, 2024
CIHRTeam Grants: Intervention Trial in Inflammation for Chronic Conditions – Evidence to ImpactTeam GrantMar 2, 2023Mar 6, 2024
ASMFAmerican Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF)
Strategic Resear
ch Award
GrantOct 23, 2023Mar 11, 2024
CIHROperating Grant : Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR)Network GrantApril 3, 2024
CFFCystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF)
Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award
GrantApril 4, 2024Aug 13, 2024
NFRFNew Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) | 2024 Transformation CompetitionGrantNOI: Oct 17, 2023
LOI: Dec 11, 2023
Sept 5, 2024

Research Grants – Open Calls & Cyclical Deadlines

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 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)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)

Gairdner FoundationJohn Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
Award for scientifically based research that has improved the health and well-being of those facing health inequities worldwide.
Oct 1, 2023
FRQS2024-2025 FRQS Chercheurs Boursiers Competitions
Chercheurs-Boursiers, Chercheurs-boursiers cliniciens, Chercheurs-boursiers de mérite

NOTE: Pre-Request – McGill Internal Deadline: Thursday, August 17th, 2023
If you intend to apply, please inform our office at prior to submitting your Pre-Request
Aug 22, 2023Oct 2, 2023
CIFARCIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program
New PI scholars program for interdisciplinary interactions, leadership development, engagement in global communities
Oct 30, 2023

Studentships & Fellowships

FRQScholarship for Master’s Students members of Inuit Peoples and First Nations
If you think you are eligible, contact and inform McGill at
MScNot indicated
HFSPHuman Frontier Science Program – Fellowship Program
basic research in the life sciences
PDFEOI: Mar 15, 2023
LOI: May 11, 2023
APP: Sept 28, 2023
Cystic Fibrosis CanadaResearch Fellowship AwardsPDFOct 1, 2023
CIHRUndergraduate: Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)UndergradOct 1, 2023
CIHRCIHR Fellowship: 2023-2024
check with your department for internal deadlines
PDFOct 5, 2023
FRQSDoctoral Training Scholarships
Master’s Training Scholarships
PhD, MScOct 5, 2023
CIHRDoctoral Research Award: Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA): 2023-2024PhDOct 17, 2023
Fin-ML CREATENSERC CREATE Undergraduate ProgramUndergradOct 22, 2023
Fin-ML CREATENSERC CREATE Graduate ProgramMSc/PhDOct 22, 2023
Government of CanadaVanier Canada – Graduate Scholarships
McGill internal deadlines vary by academic unit to allow for internal review.
Contact your academic unit for deadline.
PhDInternal: Sept 10, 2023
Nov 1, 2023
CIHRDoctoral Research Award: Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award: 2023-2024PhDNov 21, 2023
CIHRMaster’s Award: 2023-2024Dec 1, 2023
CFFCystic Fibrosis Foundation
Student Traineeship Award
MSc/PhDDec 15, 2023
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
MeakinsSummer StudentshipsUndergradyearly – Spring

Travel Awards – Trainees & Fellows

CIHRInstitute Community Support – Travel AwardsOct 11, 2023
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