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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. 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.

Updated: November 28, 2022

New Additions & Reminders:
MI4 Seed Grants: Jan 13, 2023
CIHR EDI Early Career Transition Award: Deadline To be announced

COVID-19 Grants & Opportunities

PHACPublic Health Measures for COVID-19LOI: Oct 14, 2022
APP: by invite
American Lung AssociationAmerican Lung Association
COVID-19 and Emerging Respiratory Viruses Research Award

McGill applicants can only be co-PIs with a US applicant
LOI: Sept 15, 2022
APP: Dec 15, 2022
PfizerGlobal COVID-19 ASPIRELOI: Nov 17, 2022
App: Mar 31, 2023
IVADOCOVID-19: IVADO projects and initiatives Open
MEDTEQCOVID-19 Call for technological solutions and ideas Open
Contact Noha Gerges 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

McGillMcGill Computational & Data Systems Initiative (CDSI)
Exploratory and Phase I stages of Convergent Research Themes (CRTs).
GrantNov 30, 2022
SCNStem Cell Network Research Funding CompetitionGrantSept 22, 2022Dec 1, 2022
Bold research that offers a departure from traditional approaches
GrantSept 8, 2022Dec 8, 2022
CFFCystic Fibrosis Foundation – Pilot and Feasibility AwardsGrantDec 8, 2022
EurekaCanada France call for innovative projects
international cooperation in R&D and innovatio
Team GrantSept 28, 2022Dec 14, 2022
InovaitInovait Pilot Fund
R&D projects
GrantDec 20, 2022
NFRF2022 Horizon Global Platform Competition
for Canadian researchers who are partners on research and innovation actions under Horizon Europe’s Pillar II and have been awarded Horizon Europe project funding.
Team GrantSept – Dec 2022Oct 2022 – Jan 2023
PHACPublic Health Agency of Canada | Enhanced Surveillance for Chronic DiseaseGrantDec 8, 2022By Invitation in 2023
VertexVertex Innovation Awards – Cystic Fibrosis
Innovative collaborative clinical research
GrantOct 28, 2022Jan 6, 2023
MEIEMinistère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie
Appel de projets en santé technologique et numérique
GrantJan 9, 2023
ATSATS Unrestricted GrantGrantSept 13, 2022Jan 10, 2023
CIHRPan-Canadian Human Genome LibraryTeam GrantEOI: Nov 8, 2022
LOI” Jan 12, 2023
Jan 12, 2023
MI4 – McGillMI4’s 5th Seed Fund Grant competitionSeed GrantJan 13, 2023
CIHR, AZ, CAAIFAllergic Airways Disease Innovation GrantGrantJan 16, 2023
CIHRNetwork Grants in Skin Health, Bone Health, and Muscular DystrophyNetworkDec 1, 2022Jan 17, 2023
Banting Research FoundationDiscovery Award
for New PIs in health and biomedical research
GrantDec 1, 2022Jan 24, 2023
CIHRTeam Grant : Sleep Research ConsortiumTeam GrantOct 12, 2022Feb 2, 2023
CIHREvaluation of population-level interventions to reduce AMRGrantFeb 2, 2023
Parkinson CanadaParkinson Canada Research Program
Pilot projects, Graduate Student Awards, Basic Research Fellowships
GrantFeb 6, 2023
CIHRJoint Canada-Israel Health Research ProgramTeam GrantJan 17, 2023Feb 16, 2023
MDAMuscular Dystrophy Association – MDA Research GrantsGrantJan 20, 2023Feb 17, 2023
MDAMuscular Dystrophy Association – MDA Development GrantsGrantJan 20, 2023Feb 17, 2023
MDAMuscular Dystrophy Association – MDA Idea AwardGrantFeb 17, 2023
CIFARCIFAR Solution Networks: AI for Health in CanadaGrantNov 21, 2022Feb 20, 2023
CIHRProject Grant GrantFeb 8, 2023Mar 8, 2023
McGillI+P Partnership Program: support research partnerships and technology transfer with Québec-based partnersGrantMar 31, 2023
FRQSThematic Research Networks competitionNetworkOct 12, 2022Apr 12, 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 GrantApr 14, 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
CIHRTeam Grants: Intervention Trial in Inflammation for Chronic Conditions – Evidence to ImpactTeam GrantMar 2, 2023Mar 6, 2024

Research Grants – Open Calls & Cyclical Deadlines

RSR-QRHNUse of QRHN platformsGrantOpen
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)
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)

Chaire de recherche double en intelligence artificielle en santé /
santé numérique et sciences de la vie
Dual research chair program in artificial intelligence in health and life sciences
Applicants encouraged to submit pre-application to OSR

Studentships & Fellowships

CIHRCIHR Master’s AwardMScDec 1, 2022
CFFCystic Fibrosis Foundation – Postdoctoral Research FellowshipsPDFDec 8, 2022
CFFCystic Fibrosis Foundation – Student Traineeship AwardMSc & PhDDec 15, 2022
Vertex PharmaceuticalsVertex cystic fibrosis scholarshipsFeb 1, 2023
IDRCInternational Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Awards
global health
VariousFeb 1, 2023
Parkinson CanadaParkinson Canada Research Program
Graduate Student Award, Basic Research Fellowship
Grad/PDFFeb 6, 2023
CIHRCIHR Research Excellence, Diversity, and Independence (REDI) Early Career Transition Award
Please contact Diego Herrera at the RI for support with the application
PDFMay 2023 (TBC)
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

CFFCystic fibrosis foundation – travel award supplementDec 8, 2022
CIHRSpring Travel AwardsJan 23, 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