Research Funding Opportunities

Major Research Funding Opportunities- Updated July, 2015

FUNDING SOURCE (Grant name and amount)


Health Sciences Centre Foundation Grants (HSCF): General Operating Grants, max $35,000/year for 2 years

January (Letter of Intent), March (Full Application)

CIHR Knowledge Synthesis, max $100,000 for 1 year

January 7, 2016 (Final Competition)

CIHR Project Scheme: 2016 1st Live Pilot, $50,000-$750,000/year, durations range between 1-5 years

January 18, 2016 (Registration), March 1, 2016 (Full Application)

Riverview Health Centre Research Competition, max $15,000

February (Full Application)

Children’s Health Research Institute of Manitoba Operating Grants, max $40,000 for 1 year

February (Letter of Intent), March (Full Application) 

Children’s Health Research Institute of Manitoba  Small Grants, $250-$5,000

Two competitions/year.  Spring: February; Fall: October 2, 2015

CIHR: Planning and Dissemination Grants– Institute/Initiative Community Support Program, max $250,000 for 1 year

Two competitions/year. Winter: February; Summer: August 18, 2015

Canadian Cancer Society Innovation Grants, max $200,000 over 3 years if justified in application

Two competitions/year. 1st competition: February 15 (Registration), April 1 (Full Application).  2nd competition:  August 15 (Registration), October 1 (Full Application)

University of Manitoba University Research Grants Program (URGP), max $7,500 (often is considerably less)

Two competitions/year. Spring: March 1 (established staff); Fall: October 15 (new staff)

Health Sciences Centre Nursing Research Grant/Dolly & Michael Gembey Award, one-year (typically $5,000-$10,000)

March (Full Application)

Research Manitoba Mid-Career Operating Grants, max $75,000/year within a 2 year period

March (Application), March (Letters of Support)

Research Manitoba New Investigator Operating Grants, max $75,000/year within a 3 year period

March (Application), March (Letters of Support)

Canadian Cancer Society Impact Grants, max $1,250,000 over 5 years

March 25 (Letter of Intent), September 1 (Full Application)

Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research Research Grant, max $7,5000 for 1 year

April 1

Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research Collaborative Research Grant, max $7,500 for 1 year 

April 1

Fort Garry Legion Branch Poppy Trust Fund Research Grant, max $3,000 for 1 year

April 1

B.W. Fallis Parkinson’s Care Research Grant, max $4,500 for 1 year

April 1

College of Nursing Endowment Fund Research Grant in Professional Foundations, max $7,500 for 1 year

April 1

University of Manitoba Dr. Paul H.T. Thorlakson Foundation Fund, $20,000-$30,000

April 15

Canadian Cancer Society Quality of Life Research Grants, max $300,000 over 2-3 years

June 29 (Letter of Intent), November 1 (Full Application)

CIHR Foundation Scheme: 2015 2nd Live Pilot. Senior and mid-career investigators are awarded 7-year grants. New/early-career investigators are awarded 5-year grants.

July 27, 2015 (Registration), September 15, 2015 (Stage 1) February 5, 2016 (Stage 2)

Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF), max. $35,000 for 1 year grant

 August 15

Drummond Foundation (related to aging), max $50,000 for 1 year

 August 15, 2015 (Full Application); November 15, 2015 (Ethics Approval)

Heart and Stroke Foundation, Grants-in-Aid Program, max $100,000/year for up to 3 years

September 1

CIHR Partnership for Health System Improvement (PHSI), max $500,000 (including CIHR and partnership funding) for up to 3 years. Partner support in Manitoba must be 20% (up to $100,000)

October 15 (Final Competition)


CIHR Knowledge to Action, max $200,000 for up to 5 years

October 1, 2015 (Final Competition)

Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grants, max $5,000 

December 1, 2015

Additional current funding opportunities can be found on the Current Funding Opportunities link on the Office of Research Services website: