New Frontiers in Research Fund – Transformation Stream

The New Frontiers in Research Fund Transformation stream has been launched. Research Western is implementing internal deadlines and processes to enable them to identify potential projects, provide adequate support, and allocate resources.

The Transformation stream will support large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting change.

Full details can be found on the Research Western website; important steps and dates are summarized below.

January 8Expressions of Interest – Research Western is implementing a mandatory expression of interest deadline of January 8, 2020. Expressions of interest can be submitted to and must include the PI(s), project title, a short (~250 word) description of the challenge and proposed approach, and a description of the co-applicants, collaborators, and/or partners involved.

January 21, 2020: A draft of the NFRF Notice of Intent must be submitted to Research Western

January 22“Pitch Your Proposal” Event : A mandatory “Pitch your Proposal” event will be held on January 22, 2020 from 1:30 – 2:30 (location TBA). The event will be open to the campus community and we encourage all those interested to attend. Project leaders, or a designate from their team, will provide a brief presentation summarizing the proposed project and how it addresses the Transformation stream criteria. Project leaders must also submit their draft Notices of Intent the day prior to the event. Details of the event and presentation format will be provided to project leaders following submission of their expression of interest.

Notice of intent to apply deadline February 18, 2020, 8:00 p.m. (eastern)
Letter of intent to apply deadline April 15, 2020, 8:00 p.m. (eastern)
Full application deadline November 18, 2020, 8:00 p.m. (eastern)
Value Minimum $2,000,000 per year (including indirect costs) Maximum $4,000,000 per year (including indirect costs)
DurationUp to six years

More information and applications…

Faculty who are considering applying for a Transformation stream grant are strongly encouraged to contact Carolyn Paterson, Senior Research Development Officer ( as soon as possible, or if you have questions regarding the program.

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Kueneman, Karen
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