Application Development

Grant Assist Program

The Grant Assist Program (GAP) supports UAlberta faculty applying to Tri-Agency and comparable external research competitions.

We are peer mentors, experienced researchers who work with you to strategize and develop the strongest possible submissions. Contact us for:

  • Strategic advice: Peer mentoring, aligning research proposals with funder requirements, grant laddering, academic content, knowledge mobilization/translation, and research data management.
  • Grant-crafting: Group sessions to improve grant genre literacy and grant writing proficiency.
  • Grant application development: Proposed research project/program concept assessment, proposal peer review, editorial review, occasional research assistant and graphics support.
  • Research team and sponsor relations development: Facilitation of networking opportunities between researcher-colleagues and between researchers and funders.
  • Grant support coordination: Engagement with relevant and complementary units at the University of Alberta to enhance proposals.

Health Sciences Grant Assistance

Social Sciences and Humanities Grant Assistance

Natural Sciences and Engineering Grant Assistance

EDI for Grant Development

Alliance Grant Drop-In Sessions

The Research Relationships team at RSO is hosting regular Alliance Grant Drop-In Sessions for researchers who are either thinking about applying for, or are currently in the process of applying for an Alliance grant. The sessions are not designed to be formal presentations on the Alliance grants program, but rather as an opportunity for researchers to leverage the expertise of the Research Relationships Team with the Alliance grant program to discuss the program and get answers to your questions.

During the session, we will discuss aspects of the Alliance grant program that the researchers want to hear about from program guidelines, institutional requirements, budgetary considerations, EDI, partners and funding ratio, partner(s) eligibility, project setup and any other discussion topics you would like to hear about.

At the end of the session, you should have a better understanding of the Alliance grant program and how it pertains to your current partnerships, or your plans for leveraging partner funding to the Alliance program in the future.

The sessions will be capped at a maximum of 15 participants to enable a more fulsome discussion. Further sessions will be offered if demand is high.

Session information:

NSERC Alliance Grant Drop In
January 21, Thursday, 11:00am - 12:00pm, online delivery - Register here

Alliance Grant Application Guide (New)

NSERC external co-applicant confirmation form

Alliance Grant Application Tip Sheet

Equity Diversity and Inclusion in Alliance Grants

Application Guide Alberta Innovates Advance Program

Applying for NIH Grants: What does it take?

Date: Thursday, November 5, 12pm - 1pm (virtual)
Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Yanow, School of Public Health, NIH reviewer and grant holder.

This workshop is to provide tips and guidance on writing a National Institutes of Health (NIH) application and what peer reviewers look for in a NIH application. It is offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation and Research Services Office Research Relationships. Other interested researchers on campus are welcome to attend.

NIH Q&A Video Presentation 

NIH Applications Q&A