New Frontiers in Research Fund - Transformation

Important Deadlines - Submission process

Notification of Intent (NOI) Stage

January 27, 2020, 4:30PM: Send NOI for internal VP (Research and Innovation) review to katharine.moore@ualberta.ca. Feedback will be sent to applicants on January 31.

February 11, 2020, 4:30PM: Submit NOI via Convergence Portal to RSO for institutional administrative review.

February 18, 2020: NOI submitted by RSO to NFRF via Convergence Portal.

Letter of Intent (LOI) Stage:

February 25, 2020: Convergence Portal opens for LOI..

July 8, 2020, by 10 am: Submit LOI via Convergence Portal to RSO for institutional review and approval.

July 15, 2020, by 10 am: Deadline for the nominated principal investigator(s) to submit LOI via Convergence Portal.

TBD: LOI competition results released

Full Application Stage (by invitation only):

TBD: Convergence Portal opens for teams invited to submit full application

TBD: Submit full application via Convergence Portal to RSO for institutional administrative review and approval

Deadline for the nominated principal investigator(s) to submit Applicant via Convergence Portal

TBD: Competition results released

Contact Research Facilitator if you have any questions about the RSO institutional review and submission process.
Please check with your Department & Faculty for any internal deadlines.

Grant Development Support for NFRF Transformation Applicants

Resources Deadlines Notes

 

NOI Stage

 

Information Session
Hosted by VP (Research and Innovation)
GAP and RSO

January 9, 2020,
10AM-11AM

For more information contact GAP (nsercgap@ualberta.ca)

Online access via Adobe Connect: https://connect.srv.ualberta.ca/nfrf-transformation/
Please sign in with full name if you would like to receive a follow-up information

Purpose: to inform applicants and to answer questions about the NOI internal review process, identify available supports for grant development, and confirm the administrative requirements and submission process.

Request GAP* Concept Discussion January 13, 2020 Purpose: to consider strategic alignment and fit of proposed research with expectations of the NFRF Transformation competition and to provide feedback on strategic cross-council research project content development.
NFRF Webinar (English)

January 21, 2020 11AM-1PM

Coordinated by the RSO. RSO will book the room for this group session. Watch for update on the location.

NFRF Webinar (French) January 21, 2020, 8AM-10AM
Coordinated by the RSO. RSO will book the room for this group session. Watch for update on the location.

 

LOI Stage

 

GAP EDI workshop

March 3, 2020,
1:30 - 3:30 PM

SAB 2-31
Best Practices in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research (NFRF guide)

Anytime Download Here

GAP deadline to request Peer Review

March 9, 2020 Declare interest in peer review by sending NOI (pdf ) to cihrgrants@ualberta.ca
GAP deadline to request graphic design
support
March 9, 2020 Send your figures/diagrams to cihrgrants@ualberta.ca
GAP Peer review June 1, 2020 Send your LOI (pdf) to cihrgrants@ualberta.ca including a list of peer reviewers to be excluded
Feedback to Applicants By June 20, 2020 Peer reviewers' comments returned to applicants
GAP deadline to request editorial review June 15, 2020 Request form is coming soon

 

Full Application

 


Peer Review of full application
BD Request peer review, EDI review , graphic design support, editorial review. Contact GAP (nsercgap@ualberta.ca)
TBD

Send a complete application package (pdf) to GAP

TBD Receive feedback from peer reviewers
TBD Send a final draft of the applications (Word doc) for editorial review to GAP
TBD Receive edited document

* this support is offered by the Grant Assist Program. Applicants from all disciplines are welcome to participate.

Additional Resources:
NFRF NOI webinar presentation
NFRF LOI webinar presentation
GAP Additional Instructions on Completing EDI sections for NFRF Transformation Competition