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New Frontiers in Research Fund – 2019 Exploration Stream
The objective of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Exploration stream is to support high risk, high reward and interdisciplinary research. The research should not easily be supported by the three agencies through current funding opportunities. The competition aims to inspire interdisciplinary projects by bringing together research areas beyond the traditional disciplinary or common interdisciplinary approaches, thus promoting researchers to explore something new, that has the potential to fail, but can have a significant impact.

Application Process
To apply, applicants must submit a Notice of Intent to Apply (NOI) by August 7, 2019. This is a mandatory step in the application process. Research teams are to then submit a Letter of Intent to Apply (LOI) by September 4, 2019. Selected teams based on the LOI adjudication will be invited to submit a full application by December 10, 2019. Please visit RSO website to confirm internal institute deadlines and consult your department and/or faculty for their internal deadlines. Note, RSO (or RGO as NFRF calls it) submit/forward applications at all 3 stages.

For those invited to submit a full application, please see here for GAP resources & support. 

Competition Timeline

 Submission Stage
RSO UA Deadline  NFRF Deadline  Adjudicated (Y/N)
NOI August 6th, 10 am August 7th, 6pm N
LOI August 27th September 4th, 6pm Y
Full Application (Invited) December 3rd December 10th, 6pm Y

Fall 2019 Project Competition Deadlines
Program launched: July 17, 2019
Registration deadline: August 14. 2019
Research Services Office internal deadline: 10 am, Tuesday September 3, 2019
Application deadline: September 11, 2019 
Anticipated Notice of Decision: January 22, 2020

Funding Start Date: April 1, 2020
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Fall 2019 Project Competition Deadlines
Registration deadline: August 14. 2019
Application deadline: September 11, 2019
Anticipated Notice of Decision: January 22, 2020
Funding Start Date: April 1, 2020

Spring 2020 Project Competition Deadlines
Registration deadline: February 5, 2020
Application deadline: March 4, 2020
Anticipated Notice of Decision: July 8, 2020
Funding Start Date: October 1, 2020