Internal grants

Vice-President (Research) Programs

The Office of the Vice-President (Research) offers the following Grants to faculty members, graduate students and scholars to support them with their endeavours. 

All applications require a signature from a University of Calgary Dean.


Please direct questions and submit applications to

Faculty Conference Travel Grants

This competition is not currently accepting applications

This grant provides travel funding support for faculty members to allow them to personally present the results of their original research, scholarship, and creative activity at national or multi-national scholarly forums.

Conference and Workshop Grants

This competition is not currently accepting applications.

This grant provides funding support to national or international conferences or workshops of scholarly significance being held in the Calgary area (including Banff and Kananaskis). See a list of successful Conference and Workshop Grants.

Transdisciplinary Connector Grants

This grant supports activities that help build new transdisciplinary connections. The proposed activities need to clearly show how they will result in lasting new connections as well as how they will benefit the area of scholarship being addressed.

Thesis and Dissertation Research Grants

This competition is not currently accepting applications.

This grant provides funding support to graduate students with exceptional costs that are essential to the completion of their thesis/dissertation projects.

URGC Seed Grant Programs

URGC Seed grants are no longer available. Two of the three Social Sciences and Humanities URGC Seed Grants have been rolled into VPR Catalyst Grants, and the third has been converted into an Enhancement Grant.

Margaret Gunn Endowment for Animal Research 

Competition Deadline: April 1, 2021 at 4:30 pm (MST)

Each year, this program provides funding to promote significant research initiatives investigating animal health and behavior with special consideration given to projects with agriculture significance.

For more information on the Margaret Gunn Endowment for Animal Research Grants, please contact the Internal Awards Grants Officer.