Internal Research Funding

Internal Research Funding

The following programs are administered by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and Innovation):

Distinguished Visitors Fund
Supports visits by nationally or internationally distinguished scholars, artists, scientists, and professionals who enhance the campus' intellectual environment.

Distinguished Visitors Fund Application Form
Distinguished Visitors Fund: Terms of Reference and Application Process


Indigenous Engaged Research Grant Program
This supplemental grant program is intended to support relationship building between SSHRC researchers and Indigenous communities with whom they are working in developing, undertaking and reporting on research projects.

Indigenous Engaged Research Grant Program Guidelines


Killam Research Fund
Supports research, scholarship, and creative activities to advance our objectives in the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Research Operating and Cornerstone Grant Application Form
Conference Travel Grant Application Form
Research Connection Grant Application Form
Killam Research Fund Program Guidelines


Pilot Seed Grant Program
This competitive seed grant program encourages and supports multidisciplinary teams to develop new and innovative research directions and create proof of concept and pilot studies in preparation for larger-scale, longer-term projects to be  funded by external sources.

Competition Deadline: TBD


University of Alberta and Edmonton Police Service Seed Grant Program
These grants provide support for the co-development of research collaborations between University of Alberta researchers and members of Edmonton Police Service in four key research areas.

UofA-EPS Seed Grant Program Guidelines
2020-21 Approved Projects


Editing of Scholarly Journals at the University of Alberta
The Offices of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and the Vice-President (Research and Innovation) jointly offer financial support to full-time faculty who edit major international scholarly journals. Editing Scholarly Journals Terms of Reference


NSERC & SSHRC General Research Funding (GRF)
The GRF is made up of unspent funds of NSERC/SSHRC grants that have expired or been terminated. UAlberta re-invests these funds to support and enhance research and training in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and/or humanities. The GRF may be used to provide small start‐up grants to new professors or professors changing research direction, bridge funding to professors between applications, or additional funds to further support existing research programs. Please see Terms of Reference for information on access to the funds.


Internal Research Funding contact: Leslie Parsad -