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Undergraduate Research Funding

Explore research funding options below. 

Interested in undergrad research? Apply for all the studentships and awards that are available for undergrads.

Review the following research funding programs for application details and deadlines. Other funding opportunities in your field of interest may be available, so take the time to search for them.

Please note: Most of the summer application updates and deadlines are posted in early January and end in February. 

Research studentships


One application for many organizations

Application deadline: Feb. 4, 2023

You can now apply for funding to many organizations through one online application form. 

Login to see the list of organizations and programs and APPLY NOW (your username and password are required). 

Branch Out Neurological Foundation grants

Application deadline: Check with the foundation

Branch Out Neurological Foundation provides student salaries up to $7,000 and travel up to $1,000 for innovative and high-quality research that explores nutraceuticals, mind-body, personalized medicine and tech as it relates to the nervous system. 

For grant criteria and to apply, visit Branch Out

American Physiological Society (APS) Summer Research Fellowships

Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2023 

Participate in hands-on research in the lab of an established researcher and APS member for 10 weeks. Explore the nature of research and the scientific process, investigate physiology career options and more.

Who can apply: Full-time undergraduate students with no more than nine calendar months of research experience in a physiology lab, no previous peer reviewed publications and no previous abstracts submitted to national or international meetings. Learn more

Mitacs Accelerate

Application Deadline: Anytime

Put your skills to work by applying for a paid internship at an organization that needs your expertise. Learn more

For research advice contact knesresearch.ugrad@ucalgary.ca.