Major Grants Team

Major funding opportunities

  • Large Infrastructure Grants

    2018-2020 Canadian Foundation for Innovation: Innovation Fund

    Funding transformative infrastructure projects that will underpin cutting-edge, globally competitive research; enhance research capacity by forging productive partnerships within and among institutions, sectors and disciplines for the infrastructure; generate social, health, environmental and/or economic benefits for Canadians, including better training and improved skills for highly qualified personnel.

    Funding website

    Call at-a-glance & Faculty process
    Please note the Faculty selection process has passed.

    U of A Internal Process and Deadlines

  • Team Operating and Network Grants

    New Frontiers in Research Transformation Stream

    Program Objective: Support large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting change (high reward). The challenge may be fundamental, leading to a scientific breakthrough, or applied, with a social, economic, environmental or health impact. This new program effectively replaces the Networks of Centres of Excellence.

    Expected Value: Up to $4M per year for 6 years

    Key dates:
    August 28, 2:30-3:30pm: Faculty information session (WMC 2J2.14)
    September 27: FoMD Expression of interest deadline
    October 2019: Anticipated formal launch of call

    Funding website
    FoMD Guidelines 2019-2020 Competition
    Expression of Interest Form

  • National Training Network Grants

    2020 NSERC CREATE Program Competition

    The CREATE program funds innovative training programs that prepare HQP for the Canadian workforce. Grants are $1.65M over 6 years, 80% of which is for trainee stipends. The University has a fixed number of applications it may submit, and conducts an annual selection process.

    Funding Website

    Key Dates:
    January 11, 2019: FoMD Internal LOI deadline:
    March 2019 (TBA): Deadline for U of A internal adjudication
    May 1, 2019: NSERC LOI deadline
    September 22, 2019: NSERC Full application deadline

    Call at-a-glance & Internal FoMD Process