Research grants

Are you seeking funding for your research project?

WCHRI awards 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.

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 Call for applications Application deadline Outcomes
Summer studentship December 1 February 1, 2019 March 27, 2019
Bridge grant 1 month prior to deadline July 19, 2019 August 4, 2019
Refer to CCHCSP April 1 and November 1 (annually)
early/mid-July and February (annually)
Innovation grant January 15 March 15, 2019 May 24, 2019
Graduate studentship January 28 April 18, 2019 June 26, 2019
CRISP grant June 26 September 6, 2019 November 27, 2019
Postdoctoral Fellowship September 1 October 29, 2019 February 1, 2020
SKEP biennial

30 days prior to event (minimum)

14 days post-application
Trainee Travel biennial 30 days prior to event (minimum) 14 days post-application
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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