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.


Faculty Conference Travel Grants | This competition is 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

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.

Faculty of Graduate Studies

URGC Seed Grant Programs

Competition Deadline:  February 3, 2020 at 4:30 pm (MST)

The University Research Grants Committee (URGC) Seed Grant Program is managed by Research Services. The following grants are reviewed and adjudicated by URGC Sub-committees:

  • University of Calgary Faculty Seed Grants (Sciences, Engineering and Medicine)
  • University of Calgary SSHRC Explore Faculty Seed Grants
  • University of Calgary SSHRC Exchange Partnership Seed Grants

Margaret Gunn Endowment for Animal Research - April 15, 2019
If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted by 4:30 pm on the Monday following the deadline date.

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. Please review the Margaret Gunn Endowment Guidebook prior to filling out the grant application form:

For more information on the URGC Programs or Margaret Gunn Endowment, please contact the Internal Grants Research Officer.


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