Key Grant Application Deadlines

2018 - 2019 Key Tri-Council Application Deadlines


Note about Deadlines:
Researchers should plan to have applications completed approximately three weeks prior to the funding agency's deadline.  This is necessary due to UAlberta's internal review and approval process, which involves obtaining signatures from your Chair, the Faculty, and the RSO.  The deadline for the Faculty to transfer applications to the RSO is five business days (one week) prior to the agency deadline - and this is extended to eight business days for Insight and Insight Development Grants.  The Faculty's deadline for receiving your completed application is five business days (one week) prior to the RSO deadline.  And, finally, your chair needs to review and sign off on your application before it is submitted to the Faculty Office.


Funding Program or Grant Faculty Deadline
Deadline for transfer of application to RSO Agency Deadline
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant
 November 30, 2018  December 7, 2018 December 15, 2018 
SSHRC Connection Grants  January 18, 2019     January 25, 2019  February 1, 2109 
SSHRC Insight Development Grants January 21, 2019  January 25, 2019 February 2, 2019
Department of National Defense Research Initiative
(apply via Insight Development Grant)
January 21, 2019 January 25, 2019 February 2, 2019
CIHR Project Grant - Registration  --  -- February 6, 2019
CIHR Foundation Grant – Stage 2 (by Invitation only)
January 23, 2019   January 30, 2019  February 6, 2019
SSHRC Partnership Grant 
Stage 1 (LOI)
February 1, 2019 February 8, 2019 February 15, 2019
CIHR Project Grant  February 20, 2019  February 27, 2018  March 6, 2019 
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant
 March 1, 2019 March 8, 2019  March 15, 2019 
SSHRC Connection Grant April 17, 2019  April 24, 2019  May 1, 2019 
NSERC Connect Grants  Ongoing  Ongoing Ongoing
NSERC Engage Grants   Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing

SSHRC/NSERC/CIHR Submissions: Once your application is completed and you have produced a new project signature page, your Chair must review your application and sign off. Then, the signature page, application and any supporting documents should be forwarded to the Faculty of Arts Research Office ( as a single PDF document. Once your application has been reviewed by the Associate Dean (Research), you will be provided with comments while the application is transferred to the RSO for final review. (Note: After you hear back from the RSO, please aim to submit your application to the agency the day before their deadline, this ensures sufficient time for the RSO to complete the online institutional approval which finalizes your submission.)