Funding Options for Researchers

We have compiled a list of some of the funding options for researchers in Saskatchewan. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and we are happy to add funding options. We also encourage you to check out some of the funds listed for technology companies as there may be some cross over.

Federal Government

Ideas to Innovation Grants – NSERC

Connect Grant – NSERC

Engage Grants – NSERC

CFI – Canada Foundation for Innovation

Agriculture and Greenhouse Gases Program – Agriculture and Agri-food Canada

Innovation and Clean Technology Funding – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

EcoAction Community Funding Program – Environment and Climate Change Canada

Environmental Damages Fund- Environmental and Climate Change Canada

Clean Energy Fund - Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)

Collaborative R & D - Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC)



Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) Funding Programs

Fedoruk Centre Grants

International Minerals Innovation Institute Research & Technology Initiatives

International Minerals Innovation Institute Scholarships Centre Grants

Petroleum Technology Research Centre Projects

Canadian Lightsource Programs & Services

VIDO Contract Research Opportunities


Ministry of Agriculture Agricultural Development Fund

Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Initiative

MITACS Accelerate Program (in coordination with Ministry of Advanced Education)


Graduate Research Assistantships – University of Saskatchewan

Graduate Teaching Assistantships – University of Regina

Graduate Scholarships – University of Regina

Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral – University of Saskatchewan

Graduate Scholarships – Masters – University of Saskatchewan

Dean’s Scholarships – Doctoral – University of Saskatchewan

Dean’s Scholarship – Masters – University of Saskatchewan


Teacher-Scholar Doctoral Fellowships – University of Saskatchewan

Synergy Awards for Innovation – NSERC

Undergraduate Student Research Awards – NSERC


Also, please check out Ag-West Bio’s excellent list of research and commercialization funding options here.