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Funding Opportunities


Lung Sask and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) are investing $1 million in respiratory research over five years!

Lung Sask 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 partnership visit SHRF and Lung Sask Commit to Research Funding.

Lung Sask/SHRF Solutions Program - 2022-2023 Competition Now Open

The purpose of the Solutions Program is to support collaborative and engaged research for the development and implementation of innovations to address timely Saskatchewan health needs and create a sustainable impact in a focused area. Teams must include two (2) Saskatchewan-based researchers from different disciplines and (1) Saskatchewan-based knowledge user applicant.

Lung Sask and SHRF are inviting applications into the Solutions Program Partnered Focus Area - Lung Health.

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

  • Lung Health of Indigenous Peoples
  • Areas where knowledge gaps exist in lung health
  • Lung disease prevention, diagnosis, and management
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Social determinants of lung health
  • Tobacco, cannabis, or vaping
  • Radon exposure (home, school, or workplace)
  • Rural and remote lung health services

Applications must pass relevancy check by Lung Sask at eligibility to continue to full application.

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

Funding Opportunities:

Innovation Grant: Up to $50,000 for 1 year

Support interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to catalyze innovative new ideas and approaches, promoting creative problem solving to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.

Impact Grant: Up to $150,000 for 2 years

Support interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.

Important dates:

  • Eligibility Check Cut-off: September 29, 2022 – 4:30 p.m. CST
  • Application Deadline: November 17 – 4:30 p.m. CST
  • Funding Start: March 1, 2023

An information webinar can be viewed online at Solutions Program Information Webinar.

Visit Solutions Program for more information about this and other opportunities.


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.