Key Grant Application Deadlines

2020 - 2021 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 Faculty and 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?

Please check the Faculty of Arts deadline for individual applications.

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 the Faculty deadline 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 RSO. The deadlines outlined above are designed to ensure requests for approval arrive in the RSO by their deadline.

Funding Program or Grant Agency Deadline
SSHRC Insight Grant October 1, 2020

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

October 1, 2020

CIHR Project Grant

October 14, 2020
SSHRC New Frontiers in Research
2020 Exploration Competition
October 20, 2020
WUN Research Development Fund October 23, 2020
SSHRC Partnership Grant - Stage 2
(By Invitation Only)
October 29, 2020
NSERC Discovery Grant - Application
(NOI must have been submitted by August 1, 2020)
November 1, 2020
SSHRC Connection Grant November 1, 2020
SSHRC Partnership Development Grant November 15, 2020
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant December 15, 2020
SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant December 17, 2020
Request To Apply (RTA)
January 4, 2021
SSHRC Connection Grant February 1, 2021
SSHRC Insight Development Grant February 2, 2021
Department of National Defence Research Initiative
Apply via Insight Development Grant
February 2, 2021
CIHR Project Grant - Registration Deadline March 4, 2021
SSHRC Partnership Grant - Stage 1 - LOI February 15, 2021
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant March 15, 2021
CIHR Project Grant April 1, 2021
SSHRC Connection Grant May 1, 2021
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant June 15, 2021
NSERC Connect Grants Ongoing
NSERC Engage Grants Ongoing