Key Grant Application Deadlines

2019 - 2020 Key Tri-Council Application Deadlines

Note about Deadlines and Internal Approval Process:

Prior to submitting a grant application to a funding agency, researchers must submit their application for internal approval by the RSO. This is done through the online request for approval process, which faculty members initiate by logging into their Researcher Homepage (using the Login Button on the RSO homepage). See this Quick Reference Guide for instructions.

DEADLINES: What is my deadline for initiating a request for approval?

For most grants, you should initiate your request for approval at least seven business days prior to the funding agency's deadline.

However, due to high volume, requests for approval of SSHRC Insight Grant (IG) and Insight Development Grant (IDG) applications should be initiated at least 10 business days prior to SSHRC's deadline -- for this fall's IG applications, that's Tuesday, October 1.

Your Chair may have an earlier deadline!
For all grant applications, please speak with your Chair to see if they have an earlier deadline. Your Chair may ask that you initiate your request for approval earlier than suggested above or, alternatively, they may ask that you share a copy of your application in advance of initiating the request for approval.


What happens when I initiate a request for approval of a research grant application? The automated system requests approval from all relevant individuals, including your UAlberta-based co-applicants, your Chair, the Associate Dean (Research), and our Faculty's Research Facilitator in the RSO, Craig Taylor. The deadlines outlined above are designed to ensure requests for approval arrive in the RSO five business days prior to the agency's deadline (or eight days in the case of SSHRC IG and IDG applications).

Funding Program or Grant Agency Deadline
SSHRC Insight Grant October 15, 2019

Department of National Defence Research Initiative
(Apply via SSHRC Insight Grant)

October 15, 2019

SSHRC Partnership Grant - Stage 2
(By Invitation Only)
October 29, 2019
WUN Research Development Fund October 31, 2019
NSERC Discovery Grant - Application
(NOI must have been submitted by August 1, 2019)
November 1, 2019
SSHRC Connection Grant November 1, 2019
SSHRC Partnership Development Grant November 15, 2019
SSHRC New Frontiers in Research
2019 Exploration Competition
December 10, 2019
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant December 15, 2019
SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant
Living Within Earth's Carying Capacity
January 7, 2020
SSHRC Connection Grant February 1, 2020
SSHRC Insight Development Grant February 2, 2020
Department of National Defence Research Initiative
Apply via Insight Development Grant
February 2, 2020
CIHR Project Grant - Registration Deadline February 5, 2020
SSHRC Partnership Grant - Stage 1 - LOI February 15, 2020
CIHR Project Grant March 4, 2020
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant March 15, 2020
SSHRC Connection Grant May 1, 2020
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant June 15, 2020
NSERC Connect Grants Ongoing
NSERC Engage Grants Ongoing