The Research Services Office (RSO) has taken a leadership role in providing learning opportunities for researchers and administrators at the University of Alberta (U of A). These workshops and seminars were created in direct response to expressed needs by the research community for more knowledge and skills in the administration of research funding.

Research Administration Day (RAD)

We offer continuing education and professional development seminars for U of A staff. RAD is an annual event that provides practical presentations and interactive workshops.

Research Funding Fair

Research Funding Fair gives the research community opportunities to meet funders in person and learn more about funding opportunities.

Online Training Videos (RAVES)

Our Research Administration Video Education Series (RAVES) are short training videos produced to help you understand complex concepts or processes and use the tools related to research administration at the University of Alberta.

Research Administration Education Series

A major initiative of the research facilitators is to provide information and training on the administration of research funds to the U of A research community. Generally, the series runs from September to June. Please contact your faculty-assigned research facilitator for more information.

Tri-Agency Workshops

We support researchers by offering a variety of sponsor-specific workshops throughout the year with an emphasis on Tri-Agency funding:

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

These workshops offer information on finding and applying for funding. The workshop material includes discussions on adjudication processes, application guidelines, evaluation criteria, checklists and best practices common to strong applications. They are presented by the sponsor and/or U of A professors who have served on Tri-Agency peer review committees. Along with these federal government funding opportunities, the RSO offers workshops on new and existing international, private, public and community based research funding sources such as Alberta Innovates, National Institutes of Health, etc.

Researchers can also attend workshops to learn about research funding support specific to the U of A.

Researchers should contact their faculty-assigned research facilitator for individual consultation and mentorship on finding potential and applying for research funding. Announcements of these workshops will be posted on this website and circulated by research facilitators as they are released.