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

Grant Deadlines
Grant RSO Application Deadline Sponsor Application
Results Announced (Est)
SSHRC Insight Grants Sept 21, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 ~July
SSHRC Partnership Development
Nov 8, 2020 Nov 15, 2020 ~July
SSHRC Insight Development Grants TBD Feb 2, 2021 ~July
SSHRC Connection Grants

Oct 25, 2020


Nov 1, 2020

Feb 1, 2021

SSHRC Partnership Grants - Stage I TBD Feb 15, 2021 ~July
SSHRC Partnership Grants - Stage II Oct 22, 2020 (by invitation) Oct 29, 2020 ~July
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants Dec 1, 2020 Dec 15, 2020 ~January
NSERC Alliance Grants 5 business days Continuous intake 4 - 16 weeks
NSERC Create LOI / Full Application

Apr 24, 2020

Sept 17, 2020

May 1, 2020

Sept 22, 2020

27 weeks
NSERC Discovery Grants Oct 21, 2020 Nov 1, 2020 26 weeks
NSERC Idea to Innovate 5 business days Sep 28, 2020 11 weeks

*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.

Please advise Deanna Hoffman (Research Coordinator) if you are interested in applying for a grant.