Internal Research Funding

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

Distinguished Visitors Fund

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

Deadline: May 31 and October 31 each year

Distinguished Visitors Fund: Terms of Reference and Application Process

Distinguished Visitors Fund Application Form

Indigenous Engaged Research Grant Program

Purpose: 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.

Deadline: March 15 and October 15 each year

Indigenous Engaged Research Grant Program Guidelines

Killam Research Fund

Purpose: Supports research, scholarship, and creative activities to advance our objectives in the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Deadline: On-going for Research Operating Grants, April 1 and October 1 for Cornerstone and Connection Grants, and 90-days prior to travel for Conference Travel Grants

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

University of Alberta and Edmonton Police Service Seed Grant Program

Purpose: 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.
Deadline: TBD for 2023 with updated Program Guidelines

2020-21 Approved Projects

Editing of Scholarly Journals at the University of Alberta

Purpose: 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.

Deadline: On-going

Editing Scholarly Journals Terms of Reference

NSERC & SSHRC General Research Funding (GRF)

Purpose: 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.

Deadline: On-going

General Research Fund Terms of Reference

Office of the Vice-President (Research and Innovation) Funding Principles

The Office of the Vice-President (Research and Innovation) has limited strategic funding for research projects beyond the above specified programs.  Check out the principles used to make decisions about these requests