The 2024 round of the New Frontiers in Research Fund Transformation (NFRF-T) stream competition has launched.
The NFRF-Transformation stream supports large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting change.
Description: Transformation grants support projects that:
- tackle a well-defined problem or challenge;
- propose a novel world-leading approach that is different from the current state-of-the-art approaches to the issue;
- are interdisciplinary, bringing different perspectives to the defined problem; and
- have the potential to be transformative, defined as the potential to create a significant and real change or impact – a noticeable leap or tangible breakthrough rather than an incremental advance.
Amount: $1.6M and $3.2M per year in direct research costs (plus 25% indirect costs), for up to six years. Grants will be awarded for three years initially, with a grant for the remaining three years dependent on a successful mid-term review of progress.
Deadlines: There are 3 stages of application: Notice of Intent (NOI), Letter of Intent (LOI), Full Application
|Western Research – ASAP||Given the strategic nature and high value of this program, if you have a potential project/team and are considering applying for a Transformation stream grant, you are encouraged to contact Western Research as early as possible.|
|Western Research – Notice of Intent|
October 17, 2023
|Submit a complete Notice of Intent in the Convergence Portal for administrative review.|
|NFRF – Notice of Intent |
October 24, 2023, 8 pm
|Western Research submits final Notice of Intent in the Convergence portal. Notices of Intent must be forwarded to NFRF by the institution.|
|Western Research – Letter of Intent December 18, 2023||Submit external Co-PI/Co-A forms and a complete Letter of Intent in the Convergence Portal for administrative review. Submit a ROLA Proposal for e-approvals.|
|NFRF – Letter of Intent |
January 10, 2024
|Submit final Letter of Intent in the Convergence Portal.|
Letters of Intent must be forwarded to NFRF by the institution.
|NFRF – Full Application |
September 5, 2024
|Full applications will be submitted by invitation only. Further details will be made available following the LOI stage.|
More information: NFRF Transformation website
Competition details and resources for applying can be found on Western’s NFRF-T website and will be updated as new information becomes available.
If you have any questions regarding the NFRF-T program, please contact Kathy Laid, Senior Institutional Research Programs Officer.
|August 31, 2023||NFRF-Transformation Notice of Intent webinar 1-3 p.m. ET|
Webinar number: 2343 121 5895
Webinar password: Transformation24
(87267367 from phones and video systems)
Join by phone: +1-438-797-4001 Canada Toll (Ottawa), Access code: 2343 121 5895