Tri-Agency Deadlines

This page summarizes both internal and sponsor deadlines for annual Tri-Agency competitions.  For all other deadlines, please consult the RSO funding opportunities database.

Click below to quickly scroll to deadlines for:

CIHR

NSERC

SSHRC

Applications for RSO review and approval must be submitted via the Researcher Home Page during RSO's core business hours.

RSO imposes an internal deadline of eight (8) business days prior to the sponsor deadline for high volume competitions (SSHRC Insight grant, NSERC Discovery grant, CIHR Project grant).

Final applications approved by RSO must be submitted in the sponsor's electronic submission system by the date and time listed in the tables below to allow sufficient time for RSO to forward your application to the sponsor.

**Note: Your faculty may have additional internal submission deadline requirements. Please contact your research facilitator for more info.

CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2021 Competition

 CIHR submission process

REGISTRATION PHASE: Institutional review and approval are NOT required during the registration phase.

CIHR Deadline: 6:00 pm Wedneday, August 18, 2021 (Edmonton time)

Instructions: http://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/49503.html 

The Nominated Principal Applicant must remain unchanged between registration and application. Other participants can be added, removed, or change roles between registration and application. A Common CV is not required for registration.

For Partnered/Integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT) Projects, you must identify at least one Principal Applicant who is a knowledge user as a participant if your project includes a "partner and knowledge user" or "a knowledge user only".

APPLICATION PHASE: Institutional review and approval ARE required during this phase.  For additional details on full application requirements, click here.

For upcoming CIHR opportunities, please click here.


Please note that proposals must be received at RSO during core business hours at least 5 business days in advance of the sponsor deadline, for institutional approval.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)


2021 Competition Deadlines

Funding Program

RSO Deadline**

Final version Submission in Research Portal

NSERC Deadline

U of A Approvals Required 

Alliance Grant

 

5 business days

By 10am of the application submission day (in NSERC On-line System

Continuous intake

Yes

CREATE LOI U of A internal adjudication

Noon April 1st

Send materials to your Research Facilitator

 

n/a

No

CREATE LOI

April 26

Before 6 pm 

May 3

May 3

Yes

CREATE full application

Sept 15

10 am Sept 22

Sept 22

Yes

Discovery Horizon (pilot) Grant LOI

N/A

Before 6 pm June 15 (in the Convergence Portal)

June 15

No

Discovery Horizon (pilot) Grant

Oct 11

10 am Oct 18 (in the Convergence Portal)

Oct 18

Yes

Discovery Grants NOI

N/A

Before 6 pm Aug 2 (in the Research Portal)

Aug 2

No

Discovery Grants

Discovery Grants Northern Research Supplements

DND-NSERC Discovery Grant Supplements

Oct 20

10 am Oct 29
(in the Research Portal)

Nov 1

Yes

Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grant

5 business days

By 10am of the application submission day
(in NSERC On-line System)

Jan 5, Mar 29, Jun 28, Sep 27

Yes

Subatomic Physics RTI Category 1

Oct 18

10 am Oct 25 (in the Research Portal)

Oct 25

Yes

Subatomic Physics RTI Category 2 and 3 NOI


Subatomic Physics MRS NOI


Subatomic Physics Discovery Projects >$500,000/yr NOI

N/A

 

Aug 2

No

Subatomic Physics RTI Category 2 and 3


Subatomic Physics MRS


Subatomic Physics Discovery Projects >$500,000/yr

Sep 24

10 am Oct 1 (in the Research Portal)

Oct 1

Yes

RTI Category 1 (Application Checklist)

NSERC RTI External Co-applicant Confirmation Form

Oct 18

10 am Oct 25 (in the Research Portal)

Oct 25

Yes

If the deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, your application must reach NSERC by the following working day.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Funding Program RSO Deadline** Final version Submisison in Research Portal SSHRC Application Deadline Applications available online
Aid to Scholarly Journals Sept 3, 2021 By 10am of the application submission day Sept 10, 2021 Open
Connection Grants Jan 25, Apr 24, July 25, & Oct 26 By 10am of the application submission day Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, & Nov 1 Ongoing
Connection Grants: Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative Oct 26, 2020
Feb 22, 2021
Apr 25, 2021
July 26, 2021

By 10am of the application submission day

Nov 1, 2020
Feb 1, 2021
May 1, 2021
Aug 1, 2021

Application process
Insight Development Grants Jan 26, 2021 By 10am of the application submission day
Feb 2, 2021 Closed
Insight Grants  Sept 20, 2021 By 10am of Sept 29th Oct 1, 2021 Open
Partnership Grants - Stage 1 Feb 3, 2021 By 10am of the application submission day Feb 10, 2021 Closed
Partnership Grants - Stage 2 (by invitation only) Oct 22, 2021 By 10am of the application submission day Oct 29, 2021 Open
Partnership Development Grant Nov 5, 2021 By 10am of the application submission day Nov 15, 2021 Open
Partnership Engage Grants Mar 8, Jun 10, Sep 10 & Dec 1 By 10am of the application submission day Mar 15, Jun 15, Sep 15* & Dec 15* Ongoing
Knowledge Synthesis Grants - Mobility and Public Transit Dec 10, 2021 By 10am of the application submission day Dec 17, 2021 Open

 If a deadline falls on a weekend or a Canadian public holiday, the online application system will remain open until 8 p.m. (eastern) the next business day.

Research Relationships SSHRC Peer Review Deadlines