Research grants

Are you seeking funding for your research project?

WCHRI provides over $2 million every year through competitive funding programs. Funding programs are targeted to meet the research needs of our members (faculty and trainee) and to support the strategic goals of our funders, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. WCHRI funding opportunities are subject to annual evaluation and revision based on feedback from our members, committees and other stakeholders.

Available opportunities:

2019 WCHRI grants timeline

WCHRI grants offers a number of competitive funding programs throughout the year; the following proposed application deadlines are intended to support the 2019 WCHRI competition/funding cycle:

Grant type Application deadline Outcomes
Summer studentship February 1, 2019 March 27, 2019
Bridge grant early/mid Feburary 2019 March 4, 2019
Innovation grant March 15, 2019 May 29, 2019
Graduate studentship April 18, 2019 June 26, 2019
CRISP grant September 17, 2019 November 27, 2019
Postdoctoral Fellowship October 29, 2019 February 1, 2020


All research projects that receive funding must acknowledge WCHRI and the support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and/or the Lois Hole Hospital for Women in their research and public publications, presentations, posters and reports. 

For further information

Contact WCHRI’s Research Grants Administrator, Michelle Bailleux, at 780-248-2090 or