External Funding Opportunities




Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies (AACES)

“The main purpose of AACES is to encourage and financially support educational studies.  It also supports publications designed to disseminate the results of educational studies.”

Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI)

“ABMI provides information on the state of Alberta’s biodiversity in order to facilitate the responsible management of our environment.  Research themes are:  Species at Risk; Evaluating Ecological Patterns and Process in Alberta; Quantifying Ecological Response to Human Disturbance in Agriculture; Recovery of Disturbed Areas; and Data Collection Methods.

Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research

“The Centre funds policy-related applied research that has the potential to improve the wellbeing of Alberta’s children, their families and communities.  Research that looks at outcomes for children and/or youth is of particular interest.  Other grants available through this site are Seed Grants, Investigator-Driven Grants, Doctoral Awards, Early Career Transition Awards, and Westbury Legacy Awards.”

Alberta Cancer Foundation

“Supporting research that has a transformational impact is the primary way the Alberta Cancer Foundation delivers on its promise of progress to donors.”

Alberta Conservation Association (ACA)

“ACA grant programs annually support a variety of projects both small and large that benefit Alberta’s wildlife and fish populations, as well as the habitat on which they depend.  The grant programs are:  Conservation, Community and Education; Research; and the ACA Grants in Biodiversity.”

Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund (ACIDF)

“The ACIDF is interested in innovation and creativity. We will consider a wide range of projects, and will work closely with our sponsor organizations to ensure the greatest benefit to our primary beneficiary, the Alberta farmers.  Industry development projects with strong market focus, that increase the competitiveness of Alberta farmers through such avenues as leadership, research, innovation, training and marketing initiatives.”

Alberta Ecotrust Grant

The heart of Alberta Ecotrust's work is supporting people and projects that effectively address Alberta's most pressing environmental issues. We accomplish this primarily by making grants to enable Alberta environmental non-governmental organizations to more effectively deliver programs, projects, and results that advance their environmental missions within our issue priorities.”

Alberta Emerald Foundation – Emerald Awards

“The Emerald Awards recognize and reward the excellent environmental initiatives undertaken each year by youth, educators, corporations, individuals, not-for-profits and governments.”

Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA)

“All eligible Alberta artists and arts organizations are encouraged to apply for an AFA grant.  Choose an individual project grant or an organization operational or project grant.  Organization grants are divided into project grants and operational grants.”

Alberta Gambling Research Institute

“The Alberta Gambling Research Institute is a consortium of the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge. Its primary purpose is to support and promote research into gambling in the Province of Alberta.  The Institute accepts proposals for major grants, small grants, strategic partnerships and collaborative initiatives, leveraging grants, team development grants, impact grants, and graduate student scholarships.”

Alberta Historical Resources Foundation

“Offers matching grants, technical and advisory assistance through the Heritage Preservation Partnership Program for the conservation of Alberta’s historic places, and heritage awareness.”

Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions

“Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) invests in research and innovation to grow prosperity in Alberta's agriculture, food and forestry sectors.” 

Alberta Innovates Health Solutions

“Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions supports top-quality, internationally competitive health research. Our research seeks to further our understanding of health and disease, and to produce results that will make a difference to the health, economy and societal wellbeing of Albertans and people around the world.”

Alberta Innovates Energy and Environment Solutions

“AI-EES has a long history of success as a catalyst to convert Alberta’s natural resources into market-ready, environmentally responsible energy.”

Alberta Innovates Technology Futures

“Technology Futures supports research and innovation activities directed at the growth and development of technology-based sectors, the commercialization of technology, the provision of business and technical services, and initiatives that encourage a strong science, technology and entrepreneurial culture in Alberta.”

Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency Ltd.

“The Research and Development Program will provide targeted grant assistance for entities innovating Alberta's livestock and meat industry. The program is designed to enable both basic and applied research initiatives complementary to Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA) research priorities. This research program will develop and deliver technologies, solutions, and knowledge to improve the competitive position of Alberta's livestock and meat industry.”

Alberta Science and Technology Foundation (ASTech)

“ASTech presents several awards to individuals or teams of individuals that contribute or participate in a scientific innovation, breakthrough, or new venture through the discovery, application and/or implementation of science and technology.”

Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB)

WCB provides funding to high quality research projects that address the most pressing issues facing WCB:  obtaining optimal clinical outcomes; obtaining optimal return to work outcomes in claimants experiencing lost time; improving efficiency of claims management through reducing unnecessary medical and administration costs.

Alva Foundation

“The Foundation funds organizations conducting research and/or developing services that address significant risk factors in early childhood development, prenatal through four years of age.”

Alzheimer Society Canada

The Alzheimer Society Research Program is a collaborative initiative of the provincial Alzheimer Societies, the Alzheimer Society of Canada, partners, and our valuable donors who support research directed at both eradicating dementia and improving the lives of those affected by it.  The ASRP targets two types of research:  Biomedical and Quality of Life.

Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC)

The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC) aims to achieve measurable positive change in improving the lives of animals in Canada, through innovative educational and research initiatives.  AWFC fosters an enlightened ethic of animal care.”

Artic Institute of North America

“The Arctic Institute of North America has developed and maintained a thriving interdisciplinary research profile, and is always looking for new research opportunities.”

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

“The Research Grants Program is funded through the proceeds of an endowment established by the Government of Canada and is designed to support research.  The program primarily funds post-graduate and media fellowships, but also supports a limited number of research activities and special initiatives.”

AstraZeneca (AZ)

“The AZ Young Investigator Awards are awarded to talented young academic researchers who have demonstrated distinct achievements in synthetic, computational, mechanistic or bioorganic chemistry. Each of the awardees is presented with a $50,000 unrestricted research grant intended to help foster continued growth and development of their research programs.”

Banting Research Foundation

“Provides medical research grants to new investigators, within the first three years of their independent appointment, at a university or research institute in Canada.”

Bayer Canada

“In Canada, Bayer Inc. supports research organizations whose needs are among the greatest and serve the community in areas such as health, wellness, science, innovation and education. Our support includes grants and sponsorships that allow organizations to develop innovative solutions.”

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

“Supports research in the areas of biomedical sciences, diversity in science, infectious disease, interfaces in science, population and laboratory-based sciences, regulatory science, and reproductive sciences.  The majority of the grant making is through competitive award programs. Most awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the United States and Canada on behalf of individual researchers, who must be nominated by their institution.”

Canada Council for the Arts

“The Canada Council for the Arts is a federal Crown corporation created in 1957 to ‘foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.’ To fulfill this mandate, the Canada Council provides grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in: dance, inter-arts, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts, writing and publishing.”

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

“The Canada Foundation for Innovation funding architecture covers the full spectrum of infrastructure:  projects to attract leader researchers; team-led innovative projects that have a structuring effect for an institution or region; and large-scale national projects.  CFI’s investments strengthen the capability of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and not-for-profit research institutions in attracting and retaining top talent and creating high-quality jobs.”

Canada Media Fund (CMF)

“Through financial support and industry research, the CMF encourages the creation of popular, innovative Canadian content and software applications for current and emerging digital platforms.”

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

CMHC provides grants and sponsorships partnerships as a way of encouraging research and initiatives that lead to solutions to the housing needs of Canadians.”

Canada Research Chairs (CRC)

“The Canada Research Chairs Program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top five countries for research and development.  In 2000, the Government of Canada allocated $900 million to establish 2,000 research professorships – Canada Research Chairs – in universities across the country.”

Canada Space Agency (CSA)

“The CSA provides grants to support research, awareness and learning in Space Science and Technology.”

Canadian Department of National Defence

“National Defence has developed a series of focused questions under the Defence Team’s Engagement Priorities, which are intended to provide guidance to applicants regarding topics that are of the highest interest to the Defence Team in each funding round. Grant applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that could respond to one of the following focused questions.”

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)

“CBIE offers international colleagues partnership opportunities, research connections, contacts and networks and access to the Canadian scene in international education.”

Canadian Council on Learning (CCA)

“The CCA supports research that fills gaps in our knowledge about learning.  The priority themes are early childhood learning, adult learning, Aboriginal learning, health and learning, and work and learning.”

Canadian Heritage Funding Programs

“This site on the Web provides a brief description of 35 plus funding programs related to culture, arts, heritage, official languages, citizenship and participation, Aboriginal youth, and sport initiatives.”

Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund (CIFVF)

“The Fund is a private sector funding body that supports non-theatrical film, videos and new media projects created by Canadian independent producers to enable lifelong learning.”

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)/Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD)

“DFATD works with partners based in Canada and around the world to reduce poverty in developing countries.  The Government of Canada has established three priority schemes to guide its international development work:  increasing food security, securing the future of children and youth, and stimulating sustainable economic growth.”

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)

“CIFAR was founded on the belief that Canada has an important role in finding new ways to create a better future for the world.  It identifies areas in which it believes significant new knowledge can be created by bringing together the world’s best researchers from a variety of interrelated disciplines.”

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

“CIHR is Canada's major federal funding agency for health research.  Composed of 13 institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to health researchers and trainees across Canada.  CIHR provides funding opportunities for four themes of health research:  Biomedical, Clinical, Health Systems Services; and, Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health.”

Canadian Mathematical Society – Competition Grants

“The CMS supports activities that promote the learning of mathematics among Canadian youth.”

Canadian Mathematical Society – Endowment Grants

“The CMS Endowment Grants fund projects that contribute to the broader good of the Canadian mathematical community. Since the program's inception in 1999, the CMS has awarded over $200,000 in grants to a wide variety of mathematical initiatives.”

Canadian Nurses Foundation

“The Foundation provides seed funding to support pilot studies and research projects on nursing care issues that builds research capacity and improves patient or client outcomes.”

Canadian TREE Fund and Jack Kimmel International Grant Program

“The Canadian TREE Fund (CTF) is a registered Canadian charity established to promote arboriculture research in Canada.”  Research grants are awarded nationwide for worthwhile projects.  In 2010, the CTF was successful in funding arboriculture research internationally through the Jack Kimmel International Grant Program.”

Canadian Wildlife Federation

“The Canadian Wildlife Federation has established the Endangered Species Fund to support research that will benefit the conservation of species at risk.  The Fund will focus on improving our knowledge of marine and freshwater species but will also consider projects addressing iconic species such as the polar bear or the caribou.”

Catherine Donnelly Foundation

“The Foundation primarily provides grants in the area of Adult Education Advancement, Environmental Enhancement and Housing Initiatives.”

Counselling Foundation of Canada

“The Foundation provides grants for research and projects that help to promote the work and enhance the impact of community organizations across Canada.”

The Covenant Foundation

“The Covenant Foundation invites applications for innovative programs in Jewish schools, community organizations, and other institutional settings. These grants will provide funding to help creative Jewish educators develop and implement significant and financially responsible approaches to Jewish education that are potentially adaptable in other settings. Covenant Grants may also be awarded for projects whose purpose is to disseminate particularly effective existing programs.”

Edmonton Arts Council

“The Edmonton Arts Council supports artists, and arts and festival organizations in Edmonton with a variety of grant programs.  Grants are available to individuals, programs and festivals, and collaborative programs between artists and a distinct community.”

Edmonton Community Foundation

“Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) provides grants and student awards.  The grants help to make Edmonton a more vibrant, caring, sustainable, healthy, smart, active, and engaged community.”


“Epcor provides community investment funding for projects that align with one of their 3 Pillars:  Water (Food), Energy (Shelter and Safety), and Education.”

Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation

“Recognizes and supports Canadian innovators who have demonstrated innovative talent and successfully marketed their innovations.”

Environment Canada

“Environment Canada offers funding through various Grants and Contributions programs.  These programs offer funding to eligible groups, organizations and individuals for local action projects that protect or conserve our natural environment.”

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

“The Federation is Canada’s single largest supporter of scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences.  The Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) is a key activity of the Federation (formerly known as the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program.  Through ASPP, the Federation tangibly supports research dissemination and encourages excellence in humanities and social science scholarship.”

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Program for Aquaculture Regulatory Research (PARR)

“The Program for Aquaculture Regulatory Research (PARR) is an internal research program that supports research activities that advance our understanding of environmental and biological interactions between aquaculture and the aquatic environment.”

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Program for Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP)

“The Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP) is a Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) initiative to increase the level of collaborative research and development activity between the aquaculture industry and the department.”

Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR)

“FACTOR is dedicated toward providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian music industry.  The foundation administers contributions from private radio broadcasters as well as two components of the Department of Canada Heritage’s Canada Music Fund.”

Foundation Fighting Blindness

“The Foundation supports and oversees promising research, ultimately to prevent vision loss and restore vision, thus enhancing the lives of those affected by blindness.”

Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada

“The Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research for Fragile X Syndrome – the most common inherited form of mental impairment in the world.”

Fullbright Canada

“Traditional Fulbright Scholar awards for Canadian scholars are open to scholars in all fields (excluding medical training) and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at a university or research centre of their choice in the United States.”

Gairdner Awards

“The Canada Gairdner Awards celebrate and reward scientists who make discoveries.  There are seven awards given out annually.  Each award is valued at $100,000.  The three different areas are human biology and disease, health outcomes in the developing world, and leadership in medicine and medical science.”

Genome Prairie Canada

“Projects are at the leading-edge of research and development in genomics and related biosciences.”


“Partnering with academic researchers and public organisations is a key part of research efforts.  The main areas of focus are Bioelectronics, Trust in Science – Africa, and the Tres Cantos Open Lab Foundation.”

Grand Challenges in Canada

“Grand Challenges are a specific critical barrier that, if removed, would help solve an important health problem in the developing world, with a high likelihood of global impact through widespread implementation.”

Heart and Stroke Foundation

“The Heart and Stroke Foundation supports cardiovascular researchers through many stages of their careers, from summer medical studentships through to established scientists.”

Imperial Oil

“Imperial Oil and our main philanthropic arm, the Imperial Oil Foundation, concentrate support in a few key areas – education, environment and community programs – and select programs that align community needs with business interests.  We work with hundreds of community partners across Canada to provide funding and expertise.”

International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada)

“International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada) develops and implements Research and Development collaboration programs under Science and Technology (S&T) cooperation agreements between Canada and its key trading partners, including India, China, and Brazil.”

Killam Research Prizes and Fellowships

“The Killam Program at the Canada Council for the Arts includes the Killam Research Fellowships and Prizes, which support and recognize scholars engaged in research projects of outstanding merit in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary studies within these fields.”

Lupina Foundation

“The Lupina Foundation is a private, Canadian Charitable foundation.  The Foundation is committed to research and innovation related to health and society issues.”

Max Bell Foundation

The Max Bell Foundation reflects the spirit and intent of its founder to improve Canadian society. It encourages the development of innovative ideas that impact public policies and practices with an emphasis on health and wellness, education, and the environment.

Medical – PedCAM

“The Pediatric Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research and Education (PedCAM) Network is a Canadian network that aims at disseminating a wide range of information and building collaborative relationships between researchers, educators, clinicians, and policy-makers, both nationally and internationally.  This site provides a long list of specific and general funding links for medical researchers.”

Metcalf Foundation

“The Metcalf Foundation makes grants in three areas:  Inclusive Local Economies, Environment, and Performing Arts.  In addition to a grant program, the Foundation also supports individuals and organizations in the Innovation Fellowships and Renewal Program.”


“Metropolis is an international network for comparative research and public policy development on migration, diversity, and immigrant integration in cities in Canada and around the world.  The Prairie Centre launches its research activities through annual Request for Proposals (RFP).  The five domains of research cover economics, education, social and cultural, health, and citizenship and political.”

Mitacs Globalink – Research Award

“The Mitacs Globalink Research Award is an exciting new initiative that provides the opportunity for faculty members and students at Canadian universities to build an international research network and undertake research abroad.”

National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

“The NRC provides innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services.  NRC encourages and engages in multiple forms of partnerships for a project.  Partnership research projects span a very broad spectrum of activities and business structure models.”

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

“NSERC’s role is to make investments in people, discovery and innovation to increase Canada’s scientific and technological capabilities for the benefit of all Canadians. NSERC invests in people by supporting postsecondary students and postdoctoral fellows in their advanced studies. It promotes discovery by funding research conducted by postsecondary professors and foster innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research and training.”

Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada (NCE)

Funding issued through NCE programs is awarded on a competitive basis.  Competitions follow a multi-stage process that includes a comprehensive review conducted by top experts. They are scheduled as funding becomes available, and are tailored to respond to Canada’s current research and innovation needs, in keeping with the mandate of each program.”

Parkinson Society Canada

“Parkinson Society Canada’s National Research Program funds research into the cure, cause, prevention, improved treatment and/or understanding of Parkinson’s disease, related disorders including:  Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), other Parkinson’s conditions and the impact these diseases have on society.”

Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation

“The Rasch Foundation supports two key categories in its charitable giving – health & medical research and environmental stewardship. Within these two broad categories, we have sought to support research and projects, often within niche areas that are of personal interest to the Rasch family but that have, in our opinion, continued to receive insufficient attention and funding.  Of particular interest are funding opportunities where a nexus exists between environmental degradation and health issues.”

Rick Hansen Institute (RHI)

“In order to meet institutional objectives, RHI holds both open and targeted funding opportunities. Open funding opportunities focus on specific themes related to Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) research and care.  Targeted funding opportunities are when RHI solicits funding proposals from a specific investigator or team of investigators for a targeted project that are aligned with mission and program objectives.”

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

“The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is a bi-national organization that promotes understanding between India and Canada through academic activities and exchanges.  Initiatives support the creation of bi-national links between academia, government, the business community and civil society organizations by funding research and hosting seminars.”

Sick Kids Foundation

“By providing funding across Canada, we hope to strengthen Canada's capacity and knowledge to respond to children's health needs. Funding is granted in areas of children's health based on scientific excellence and relevant impact on children's health.”

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

"SSHRC-funded research fuels innovative thinking about real life issues, including the economy, education, health care, the environment, immigration, globalization, language, ethics, peace, security, human rights, law, poverty, mass communication, politics, literature, addiction, pop culture, sexuality, religion, Aboriginal rights, the past, our future".

Sonofi Pasteur

“Sanofi Pasteur has a strong commitment to Research and Development partnerships with major universities, research institutes, government bodies, biotechnology companies and contract research organizations.  The company's collaborations cover virtually all aspects of vaccine development, including early-stage research.”

The Steacie Prize

“The Steacie Prize is named in memory of E.W.R. Steacie, a physical chemist and former President of the National Council of Canada.  The Prize is awarded annually to a young scientist or engineer in Canada.”

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)

“Post-secondary academic institutions, research institutes, industry associations and other not-for-profit organizations that undertake initiatives supporting Western Economic Diversification Canada’s three strategic outcomes – innovation, business development and community economic development – are eligible to apply for funding.”

Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF)

“The Endowment Fund supports research from across all crop types, looking specifically at projects that show potential for farmer benefit and demonstrate scientific merit.  The fund is set-up to look at the long-term stability of crop research in Western Canada.”

Wildlife Habitat Canada

“The grant program is allocated to fund wildlife habitat conservation projects across Canada.”

W. Garfield Weston Foundation

“The Foundation provides grants in the fields of education, land conservation, and science in Canada’s North.”

Writers’ Trust of Canada – Awards

“The Writers’ Trust of Canada presents ten annual prizes to authors at various stages of their careers.  Through the Woodcock Fund, the Fund provides emergency funding to established writers in mid-project who are facing an unforeseen financial need that threatens the completion of their book.”


American Association for Cancer Research

“The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication and collaboration.  Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science.”

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

“AAUW conducts research on issues related to gender equity in education and the workplace.”

American Cancer Society International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators (ACSBI)

“The ACSBI fellowship offers the opportunity to be mentored by experts in the chosen field, receive hands on experience in clinical, behavioural or basic research, intellectual stimulation, research guidance, narrative transfer and many other opportunities to evolve scientifically and academically.”

American Chemical Society – Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF)

“Research grant programs support fundamental research in the petroleum field.  Research areas supported include chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical and petroleum engineering, and related fields such as polymers and materials science.”

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

“The ACLS is a private non-profit federation of national scholarly organizations dedicated to the advancement of humanities.”

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

“Most of the grants from this Foundation are only made to US organizations.  It does accept letters of inquiry (LOI) for grants in their Global Health initiatives.  These include Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases, HIV, Malaria, Neglected Infectious Diseases, Pneumonia, and Tuberculosis.

Blue Moon Fund

“Provides grants to projects that protect landscapes and livelihoods threatened by climate change, focusing on high-biodiversity regions on three continents.”


“The Boeing Company provides grants in the areas of Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement, Education (Early Learning and Primary/Secondary), Environment, Health and Human Services.”

Bristol-Myers Squibb Unrestricted Biomedical Research Grants and Awards

“The Bristol-Myers Squibb Freedom to Discover program is aimed at enhancing health outcomes around the world.  The seven areas of research include cancer, neuroscience, infectious diseases, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, nutrition and synthetic organic chemistry.”

Broad Foundation

“Supports research in the areas of biomedical sciences, diversity in science, infectious disease, interfaces in science, population and laboratory-based sciences, regulatory science, and reproductive sciences.”

Fogarty International Center (National Institutes of Health)

“Fogarty’s global health research and research training programs offer a variety of funding opportunities.  For upcoming application deadlines, announcements from the Office of Extramural Research please refer to the website.”

The Foundation for Alcohol Research (ABMRF)

“The Foundation encourages basic and clinical research, including epidemiology.  Examples of research topics include factors influencing underage drinking, mechanisms of alcohol-related organ injury, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and effects of alcohol on general health.  The Foundation gives preference to young investigators, but does not support students or trainees in pre- or post-doctoral programs.  It does not fund thesis or dissertation research.  Grants are made to academic and research institutions in the United States, Canada and South Africa, not to individuals.”

The Franklin Institute Awards

“Through the Franklin Institute Awards, the Franklin Institute seeks to broaden public awareness and encourage an understanding of the world of science and technology.  Work is evaluated on the basis of uncommon insight, skill and creativity, as well as its ability to impact the future or have some public benefit.”

Google – Faculty Research Awards

“Supports cutting-edge research in computer science, engineering, and related fields.”

Grass Fellowship Program

“Grass Fellowships at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Massachusetts supports investigator-designed, independent research projects by scientists early in their career.  Supported approaches include neurophysiology, biophysics, integrative neurobiology, neuroethology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, systems neuroscience, cellular and developmental neurobiology, and computational approaches to neural systems.  The Foundation also has a longstanding interest in epilepsy-related research.”

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

“The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.”

The Geological Society of America

“The mission of the Society is to advance geoscience research and discovery, service to society, stewardship of Earth, and the geosciences profession.  It provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors:  academic, government, business, and industry.”

Health Effects Institute

“HEI is a non-profit corporation chartered in 1980 as an independent research organization to provide high-quality, impartial, and relevant science on the health effects of air pollution.”


“Offers grant opportunities focused on type 1 diabetes research, including fellowships, research grants, and conferences.”

The L.S.B. Leakey Foundation

“The Foundation funds research related specifically to human origins.”

Louisville Institute

“The Louisville Institute offers grants to support both research and inquiry by scholar/pastors and scholar/educators that strengthen the religious life of North American Christians and their institutions while simultaneously advancing American religious and theological scholarship.”

MacArthur Foundation

“The Foundation makes grants and loans in its commitment to defending human rights, advancing global conservation and security, making cities better places, and understanding how technology is affecting children in society.”

March of Dimes

“Supports a number of research grants aimed at improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.”

Muscular Dystrophy Association – Research Grants Program

“MDA is pursuing the full spectrum of research approaches toward combating neuromuscular and related diseases.”

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

“NIST provides Post-Doctoral researchers and Visiting Scientists with collaboration opportunities in the Materials Science and Engineering Division.”

National Science Foundation (NSF)

“Supports research in fields of science and engineering.”

Rockefeller Foundation

“The Rockefeller Foundation works to spread benefits of globalization to more people in more places around the world.”

Rolex Awards for Enterprise

“Rolex Awards celebrate enterprising individuals who take on major challenges to improve lives or protect the planet.  The award is given for a new or ongoing project anywhere in the world.  They support work in five areas:  applied technology, cultural heritage, environment, exploration and discovery, and science and health.”

Safari Club International Foundation – Wildlife Management Research Fund (SCI)

SCI Foundation funds and directs worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education.

Sloan Research Fellowships

“The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is interested in projects that will result in a strong benefit to society in the areas of science, technology and economic performance.  The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.”

Thrasher Research Fund

“Medical Research grants to improve the lives of children.”

Tyler Prize for Environment Achievement

“The John and Alice Tyler Prize is awarded for environmental science, environmental health and energy conferring great benefit upon mankind.”

US Federal Government Grants

“The site lists all federal government grants.  Grants can be viewed by newest opportunities, categories, agencies, and eligibilities.”

Wenner-Gren Foundation

“The Foundation supports worldwide research in all branches of anthropology.”



Ghana – Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation

“Partnering with the University of Ghana, College of Health Sciences, neuro-based research will be conducted through joint partnerships with North American Universities.  The focus will be finding cures for tropical diseases that attack the brain and spinal cord.”

IsraelScience Foundation

“Funds research in multiple areas, including biomedical sciences.  It allocates funding for centres of excellence and provides research grants along specific lines of investigation, research workshops, equipment grants, and postdoctoral fellowships.”

Israel –The Wolf Foundation Israel

“The aim of the Wolf Foundation is to promote Science and Art for the benefit of humankind.  Since 1978, the Wolf Foundation has been awarding 5-6 prizes annually in the Sciences.  Prize fields comprise Agriculture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine and Physics.  In the Arts, the prize rotates annually amongst Architecture, Music, Painting and Sculpture.  The prize in each field consists of a certificate and a monetary award of $100,000.”

Kenya – Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa Hub (BecA)

“Offers science, technology and innovation grants and professional development grants.  Hosted and Managed by the Livestock Research Institute in Kenya.”

South Africa National Research Foundation South Africa (NRF)

The NRF’s vision is world-class research, a transformed society, and a sustainable environment.”



China – Chinese Academy of Sciences

“The Academy supports research and development in natural sciences, technological science, and high-tech innovation, with special emphasis on funding young and international researchers.”

ChinaCenter for Chinese Studies (CCS)

“The Center for Chinese Studies’ research grant program is aimed at foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, and doctoral candidates in Chinese studies-related departments at foreign universities.  CCS provides assistance with research expenses, research materials, liaison with universities and research institutions, and use of CCS facilities.  Grant recipients are entitled to travel and research subsidies.  Research tenure is 3 months to 1 year.”

China – Chinese National Center for Biotechnology Development

“The Center focuses on biotechnology research and development and lists calls for projects.”

Hong Kong – Research Grants Council (RGC)

“Funds small and large scale research projects, joint schemes, and general research grants, and sponsors special postdoctoral conference travel awards and grants for group research.”

India – Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

“A publically funded research and development organization offering travel and general research grants, and funds programs especially for youth, scientific leadership, and early and established career researchers.”

India – Department of Science and Technology

“Promotes new areas of Science and Technology.  It funds basic research in multiple areas and allocates grants especially for women in science.”

India – Indian Council of Medical Research

“Conducts and funds research in medical sciences; provides short-term fellowships, ad-hoc research grants and institutional grants; and has special programs for junior researchers and visiting scholars.”

India – Ministry of Science and Technology, Department for Biotechnology (DBT)

“Funds research in multiple areas, offers fellowships at national institutes, and allocates grants for women in biosciences and young researchers.”

JapanJapan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

“Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) was established for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science in all fields of natural and social sciences and the humanities.  It strives to improve the quality of the services it offers to individual researchers, universities and research institutes.”

Japan – Japan Science and Technology Agency

“Working toward the creation of innovation in science and technology, the focus is on creating new systems and services in the areas of green innovation, life innovation, nanotechnology and materials, information and communications technology, and science and technology for society.”

JapanMatsumae International Foundation Fellowship (MIF)

“The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) is a nongovernmental organization.  It is funded solely on donations.  It is offering researchers, of a non-Japanese nationality, under the age of 49 fellowships.  The invitation period is 3 to 6 months in fields of study.  Studies in natural science, engineering and medicine are given first priority.”

Japan – Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience

“Mizutani Foundation offers grants to qualified scientists regardless of their nationalities or ethnic origins to promote basic and applied studies of glycoscience.”

Korea, Republic of – National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)

“The Foundation is striving to become a global leader in research support.  It promotes knowledge creation, innovative research, and a global research environment with nine major programs that cover all academic fields.”

Malaysia – Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)

“Funds research in biotechnology and other areas of research and development with a societal impact.”

Pakistan – Pakistan Science Foundation

“The Foundation provides funding for research projects in the areas of Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Chemical Sciences, Computer/Information Technology, Mathematical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Medical Sciences and Physics.”

Taiwan – National Science Council

“Funds research in multiple and allocates travel awards and research grants for postdoctoral and graduate study abroad.”

Thailand – National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)

“Funds research in multiple areas, including health and medical sciences, and collaborates with four national research centers. General research grants are available.  NSTDA is focusing on five targeted sectors 1) Agriculture and Food, 2) Energy and Environment, 3) Health and Medicine, 4) Resources, Communities and the Underprivileged, and 5) Manufacturing and Service Industries critical to the economic and social development of Thailand.”



Australian Government Department of Education

“The Australian Government is providing significant funding to higher education as block grants to support research and research training.”

Australian Research Council (ARC)

“The Australian Research Council funds research and researchers under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP).”

Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

“Promotes advancement in biochemistry and molecular biology and offers travel awards and fellowships for early career researchers.”

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

“The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.  It is organised into 11 research areas to address Australia’s major national challenges and opportunities.”

Dyason Fellowships

“The purpose of the Dyason Fellowship is to support educational benefits by assisting University staff to undertake (or host) a short-term international visit that fosters significant and lasting research collaborations with leading international researchers.  At least a third of all funding is intended to support high quality projects in the humanities and social science.”

Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC)

“The HRC supports research that has the potential to improve health outcomes and delivery of healthcare, and to produce economic gain for New Zealand.”



General – AXA Research Fund

“The AXA Research Fund encourages scientific Research that would contribute to understanding and preventing environmental, life, and socio-economic risks.”

General – Central European Initiative

“The Science and Technology Network funds seven research centers across Europe with the purpose of strengthening international collaboration.  It provides funds for the organization of seminars, conference, workshops, training courses, and offers awards for young investigators to attend.”

General – European Brain and Behavior Society

“Conducts research into the relationship between brain mechanisms and behavior and offers travel fellowships for PhD students.”

General – European Molecular Biology Organization

“Funds research in molecular biology and offers short and long-term fellowships for young researchers.”

Armenia – The Armenian National Science and Education Fund (ANSEF)

“Operating under the auspices of the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR), ANSEF provides financial and other material resources to support scientific research, advanced technology development and scholarly work in the Republic of Armenia.”

Austria – Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

“The purpose of the FWF is to support the ongoing development of Austrian science and basic research at a high international level.”

Austria – Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF)

“Funded research focuses on the improvement of human health and welfare or the protection of our environment.”

Belgium – InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize

“The personal award is granted every year for outstanding achievements in biomedical research for the benefit of human health.”

Belgium – NATO – Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS)

“The Science for Peace and Security Program (SPS) is a policy tool for enhancing cooperation and dialogue with all partners, based on civil science and innovation, to contribute to the Alliance’s core goals and to address the priority areas for dialogue and cooperation identified in the new partnership policy.  Research priorities are linked to NATO’s strategic objects, as well as projects enhancing the defence against terrorism and other threats to security.  As such, projects include explosives detection; physical protection from chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear agents; emergency preparedness; cyber defence; and environmental security.”

Croatia – Ministry of Science, Education and Sports

“Scientific research in Croatia is monitored and conducted in six fields of science:  natural sciences, technical, biomedical, biotechnical, social sciences, and humanities.”

Denmark – Ministry of Higher Education and Science

“Promotes research in multiple areas.  Awards PhD program scholarships for graduate students and research project grants for junior researchers and universities.”

Estonia – Archimedes Foundation

“An independent body established by the Estonian government with the objective to coordinate and implement different international and national programmes and projects in the field of training, education and research.”

Finland – Academy of Finland

“The Academy of Finland provides funding for scientific research of the highest quality.  It is keen to emphasise the importance of the impact of research and breakthrough research by encouraging researchers to submit boundary-crossing applications that involve risk but also offer promise and potential for scientifically significant breakthroughs.”

Finland – Education, Research and Innovation in Finland

“Funds research in multiple areas.  Sponsors research programs for graduate and early investigators, and institutional grants.”

FranceAgreenSkills in France

“AgreenSkills is an open programme of international mobility.  It supports inventive, talented and experienced young researchers, from all disciplines and from all over the world to develop challenging basic or targeted research projects in the fields of agriculture, environment, food and nutrition, and veterinary public health.  Researchers should hold a PhD with up to 10 years’ experience after Master’s degree.  There are no conditions of nationality, or country of origin.”

France – Embassy of France in Canada

  1. “PhD grants for students who want to attend their PhD at one of the laboratories of the French Research Institute of Exploitation of the Sea (Ilfremer) or a French partner laboratory.  There is no nationality criteria.”
  2. “The City of Paris offers grants reserved to foreign researchers who want to have a short stay in a research laboratory in Paris.  These grants are reserved to both young researchers (in particular post-doctorate students) and experimented researchers.”
  3. “The aim of Research Grants of the Fyssen Foundation is to encourage all forms of scientific inquiry into cognitive mechanisms including thought and reasoning, which underlie animal and human behavior, their biological and cultural bases, and phylogenetic and ontogenetic development.  The Foundation supports research in ethology, psychology, neurobiology, anthropology, ethnology, human paleontology and archaeology.”

France – European Space Agency

“ESA's Postdoctoral Research Fellowship program (RFP) aims to offer young scientists and engineers the possibility, through the Network/Partnering Initiative (NPI) of carrying out research in a variety of disciplines related to space science, space applications or space technology.  Applicants must have recently attained their doctorate in a field closely connected to space activities.  The program gives access to the expertise of ESA for two years. “

France – French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)

“INSERM is a French biomedical and public health research institution.  It stresses and nourishes the continuum between the different fields of research in fundamental biology, cognitive and applied medicine and public health to improve understanding of human diseases, and ensure patients, the medical community and partners benefit rapidly from the latest research.”

France – Human Frontier Science Program

“Research grants are provided for teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories.”

Georgia – Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation

“Promotes implementation of fundamental, applied and innovative research in a competitive environment, development of knowledge-based society, reinforcement of links between science and education, integration of Georgia into international research area and popularization of science.”

Germany – Albert Renold Travel Fellowships for Young Scientists

“Fellowships for young scientists to travel and stay at European institutions in order to learn different scientific techniques in diabetes research.”

Germany – Alexander von Humbolt Foundation

“The Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany.  Of note, the Anneliese Maier Research Award is presented to world-class researchers from abroad from the fields of the humanities and social sciences whose academic achievements have been internationally recognised in their research area.  The award winners independently choose the people with whom they would like to collaborate in Germany and the collaborative research projects last for up to five years.  The research award is endowed with 250,000 euros.  Researchers in Germany must make nominations; candidates cannot nominate themselves.”

Germany – Bernstein Network

“The Network was established with the aim of structurally interconnecting and developing regional capacities and knowledge in the field of Computational Neuroscience.  It is the central funding initiative under the lead vision entitled, Understanding Thought.”

GermanyDAAD Research Visit Grant and Arts Study Visit for Faculty

“DAAD offers grants for 1 to 3 months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian Institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany.  Grants are awarded for specific research projects and cannot be used for travel only, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings, lecture tours or extended guest professorships.”

Germany – European Commission – Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS)

“CORDIS is the European Commission’s primary public repository and portal to dissemination information on all EU-funded research projects and their results in the broadest sense.”

Germany – European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

“EMBO offers awards and financial support for scientists at all stages of their careers that help to create an environment where researchers can achieve their best work.”

Germany – German Research Foundation (DFG)

“DFG is the self-governing organization for science and research in Germany.  It serves all branches of science and the humanities.  This includes support for individual projects and research collaboration, awards for outstanding research achievements, and funding for scientific infrastructure and scientific cooperation.”

Germany – Volkswagen Foundation

The Volkswagen Foundation (Volkswagen Stiftung) is the largest private research funder and one of the major foundations in Germany.  It is dedicated to the support of the humanities and social sciences as well as science and technology in higher education and research.”

Greece – General Secretariat for Research and Technology

“Funds research in multiple areas of science deemed important to the national economy and quality of life.  It supervises 12 research centers and provides grants for research and technology dissemination.”

HungaryHungary Scientific Research Fund

“Funds research in basic sciences, provided research project grants and postdoctoral fellowships.”

Ireland – Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

“SFI provides grants for researchers around the world who wish to relocate to Ireland and those already based in Ireland. The Foundation funds oriented basic and applied research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

Italy – Rome International School

“Rome International School offers the opportunity to those scholars (professors, researchers, Postdocs, PhD Candidates) who are planning to spend a term of a full year in Rome because of their research activities, and are interested in sharing their area of expertise with young minds.”

Netherlands – Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research

“Promotes scientific research at Dutch universities with more than 120 research programs and grants.  Funded projects are in the areas of Chemical Sciences, Earth and Life Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences, Physics, Social Sciences, and Technology.”

Norway – The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges

“The Foundation welcomes applications from all over the world.  The Board grants support to projects that have the greatest impact on influencing public opinion and increasing political support for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.”

Poland – The National Centre for Research and Development

“Promotes scientific research that translates directly into innovation and development.”

Sweden – The Swedish Research Council

“Funds research in multiple areas.  Provides postdoctoral fellowships and international collaboration grants.”

Switzerland – ETH Zurich

“ETH Zurich carries out fundamental research focused on the needs of society at a local, national and global level.  The main areas of research are focused on World Food System, Cities of the Future, Climate Change, Energy, Health, Risk Research, Information Processing, New Materials, and Industrial Processes.”

Switzerland – International Federation of University Women (IFUW)

“The IFUW offers a number of international fellowships and grants to women graduates for postgraduate research study and training.  Headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.”

Switzerland – Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

“The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports basic science in all academic disciplines, from history to medicine, and the engineering sciences.  The SNSF strives to facilitate and foster the international integration of the Swiss research community.”

Switzerland – TDR

“TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty.”

United Kingdom – Arts and Humanities Research Council

“The vision and strategy of the Council 2013 to 2018 focuses on The Human World:  The Arts and Humanities in our Time.”

United Kingdom – The Centre for Economic Performance

“The Centre’s research objectives are organised into six main programmes:  Community, Education and Skills, Globalisation, Labour Markets, Macro Programme, Productivity and Innovation, and Wellbeing.”

United Kingdom – Gatsby Foundation

“The focus of the Gatsby Foundation is on fundamental basic research, with a portfolio that spans genes to behaviour.  The aim of the Foundation is to advance knowledge in experimental and theoretical neuroscience, and support related activities.”

United KingdomThe Leverhulme Trust

“The Leverhulme Trust awards funding across academic disciplines, supporting talented individuals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences to realise their personal vision in research and professional training.  As well as substantial grants for research, fellowships for researchers are offered at every stage of their career, grants for international collaboration and travel, and support for the fine and performing arts.”

United Kingdom – Newton International Fellowships

“The British Academy and the Royal Society run the Newton International Fellowships scheme.  The long-term aim of the scheme is to build a global pool of research leaders and encourage long-term international collaboration with the UK.”

United Kingdom – Parkinson’s UK

“Funds research into all aspects of Parkinson’s and offers project grants, career development awards, PhD studentships, and innovation grants.”

United Kingdom – Research and Knowledge Exchange (Rake) Fund

“The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) runs the RAKE fund.  The aim is to encourage new research activities from within the academic community, support/advice/third sector organisations, consultants and practitioners.  The fund was created to assist the exploration of issues, challenges and opportunities surrounding entrepreneurial activities and small firm performance.”

United KingdomThe STICERD Visitor’s Programme

“The aim of the Suntory and Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines is to enable academics, normally from abroad, to visit the LSE for an extended period and interact with staff and students.  The work should be of a specific interest to faculty and students in a particular department or departments.  The individual will take an active interest in the research activities of one of STICERD’s resident research programmes.”

United KingdomThe Wellcome Trust

“The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds.  Funding is supported in biomedical research and the medical humanities with the aim of improving human and animal health.  A number of funding schemes are available including Investigator Awards, Fellowships and Strategic Awards, and several major initiatives.”



Bolivia – Vice Ministry of Science and Technology

“Funds research in multiple areas of science and technology that contributes to social, economic and cultural development.”

Brazil – Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

“Funds are available for fellowships, academic research, and postdoctoral research.  Research is geared towards Global Climate Change, Bioenergy and Biodiversity.”

Chile – CONICYT National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research

“Funds research in the areas of Biological Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Physical Science, Medical and Health Science, Chemical Science, Social Science and the Humanities.”

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