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Funding Opportunities


Lung Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) have renewed their partnership and will be investing another $1 million in respiratory research over the next five years!

Lung Saskatchewan and SHRF have built a strong relationship over the years with a common objective of supporting health research in Saskatchewan, and this investment will be dedicated to furthering research in lung health!

To read the full announcement of this renewed partnership visit Lung Sask and SHRF Research Partnership

SHRF Solutions Program - 2024-2025 Competition - In Review

SHRF's Solutions Program supports interdisciplinary teams of researchers and knowledge-users addressing pressing health needs in Saskatchewan.

Through a competitive peer review process, SHRF and partners support direct costs for research projects taking place in Saskatchewan with measurable impact in focused areas.

Lung Health Focus Area

SHRF is pleased to partner with Lung Saskatchewan in supporting their focus on Lung Health Research with a partnered investment of $200,000, available through SHRF’s 2023-24 Solutions Program.

To be eligible for Lung Saskatchewan partnered funding, applications must address one or more of the following areas related to lung health:

  • Child and Youth Lung Health, especially as it relates to threats to lung health like tobacco and vaping use, and lung diseases like asthma and infectious respiratory diseases (TB and COVID-19).
  • Rural and remote lung health services, especially as it relates to the lung health of Indigenous Peoples and the delivery of patient and caregiver education.
  • Threats to lung health like exposure to radon in one’s home, school, or workplace, and tobacco and vaping.
  • Lung disease prevention, diagnosis, and management for diseases like asthma, COPD, infectious respiratory diseases like TB and COVID-19, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, and sleep apnea.

Questions about fit with focus area can be directed to the SHRF Program Manager, Karen Tilsley at

Funding Opportunities:

Innovation Grant 

  • Objective – Creative problem solving to catalyze innovative ideas and approaches.
    • Up to $50,000/project – 1 year term

Impact Grant 

  • Objective – Advancing the translation of research into real-world and practical applications.
    • Up to $150,000/project – 2 year term

Important Dates

  • Tentative Deadlines:
    • Competition Launch - June 2024
    • Eligibility Check Cut-off end of September 2024
    • Applications due mid November 2024

To find full Lung Health Partnered Focus details visit Solutions Program - Open Focus Areas - Lung Health.


Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) has a number of funding programs and opportunities that foster collaboration, innovation, and impact for the health of Saskatchewan people.

Whether it be to support and facilitate the sharing of health research knowledge, support early-career researchers, or support transdisciplinary teams to advance the translation of research into real world settings, SHRF grants continue to strengthen research capacity in Saskatchewan.

SHRF Programs

Respiratory Research Centre

The University of Saskatchewan's (UofS) Respiratory Research Centre (RRC) has a mission is to:

  • build knowledge and understanding of respiratory health and well-being across the life span and within at-risk groups, using patient/person, family, population-health, and ‘One Health’ focused approaches;
  • enable and undertake interdisciplinary and intersectoral research in the respiratory field addressing chronic respiratory conditions, including their prevention;
  • develop and evaluate innovative approaches to health care design and delivery for persons with respiratory illness and disease that also optimize health and well-being, are attentive to healthcare system expenditure and value, support quality improvement, and acknowledge public and professional educational needs and perspectives; and
  • ensure meaningful application of research findings using an integrated knowledge translation approach, utilizing and coordinating the activities of the RRC with UofS students and faculty, other universities/institutions, government, private industry, health regions and care delivery systems, the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council, First Nations, national and international professional societies, and others. 

For information regarding membership to the RRC and eligibility for funding opportunities visit RRC Membership and Internal Opportunities.

University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan is one of Canada's top research Universities and home to some ground breaking and innovative research. For information and links to various competitions and deadlines visit University of Saskatchewan - Funding Opportunities.

Canadian Lung Association

The Canadian Lung Association funds research and research training at the national level. For information about various competitions and deadlines visit Canadian Lung Association - Research Funding.

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

To support its mission to help people with cystic fibrosis, Cystic Fibrosis Canada funds research towards the goal of a cure or control for CF. It provides scientific grants and awards to researchers and fellows in over 15 universities and research institutes across Canada and abroad.

For more information for researchers about funding opportunities, application forms, and deadlines visit Information for Researchers - Cystic Fibrosis Canada.