Resources for Researchers

Research Services Office
Grant Assist Program

The Grant Assist Program, Social Sciences and Humanities is an initiative by the Office of the Vice-President (Research & Innovation), intended to enhance the quality and competitiveness of applications to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and other major research competitions.

Research Ethics Office
Internal Funding from Faculty

Faculty Research Fellowships
Each year in October, the Associate Dean (Research) issues a Call for Applications for three-year and one-year term faculty fellowships. Please see the Administration and Application Procedures for eligibility and criteria details. Applications are submitted using the online Faculty Research Fellowship Application Form.

EFF-SAS Funding
Each year in May, and based on the funding support from the Office of the Vice-President (Research and Innovation), the Associate Dean (Research) issues a Call for Applications. Applications are submitted using the online EFF-SAS Funding Application Form.

Extension of Research Funds
Researchers are required to submit a request to the Associate Dean (Research) for an extension of their research funds. Extension requests can be submitted using the online Request for Extension of Research Fund Form

Internal Funding from U of A
The following internal funding programs are administered by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and Innovation):
Scholarly Awards & Prizes
The following are U of A internal research awards and prizes:

The Vice-President (Research & Innovation) Office provides many resources to help identify award opportunities and produce strong applications for external research awards:

The U of A has a collection of successful award nomination documents and tips on how to develop strong nominations. There are also reviewers available to provide application and nomination feedback and recommendations. Contact Deanna Hoffman (Research Coordinator) for help in preparing a nomination.

External Grant Deadlines

External Grant Deadlines
Grant RSO Application Deadline Sponsor Application Deadline
SSHRC Insight Grants TBD (Approx. Sept 21, 2021) TBD (Approx. Oct 1, 2021)
SSHRC Partnership Development
TBD (Approx. Nov 8, 2021) TBD (Approx. Nov 15, 2021)
SSHRC Insight Development Grants Jan 26, 2021 Feb 2, 2021
SSHRC Connection Grants

Jan 25, Apr 24, Jul 25, Oct 26

Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1

SSHRC Partnership Grants - Stage I Feb 3, 2021 Feb 10, 2021
SSHRC Partnership Grants - Stage II TBD (Approx. Oct 22, 2021) TBD (Approx. Oct 29, 2021)
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants Mar 8, Jun 10, Sept 10, Dec 1 Mar 15, Jun 15, Sept 15, Dec 15
NSERC Alliance Grants 5 business days Continuous intake
NSERC Create LOI / Full Application

May 25, 2021

Oct 15, 2021

Jun 1, 2021

Oct 22, 2021

NSERC Discovery Grants Oct 21, 2021 Nov 2, 2021
NSERC Idea to Innovate 5 business days Jan 6, Mar 30, Jun 22, Sept 28

*Note: If a deadline falls on a weekend or a Canadian public holiday, the online application system will remain open until 8 PM (Eastern Time) on the next business day.