New Frontiers in Research Fund, Exploration

The objective of the Exploration stream of the NFRF program is to support high risk, high reward and interdisciplinary research that is not easily supported through funding opportunities currently offered by the three agencies. It seeks to inspire projects that bring disciplines together beyond traditional disciplinary or common interdisciplinary approaches by research teams with the capacity to explore something new, which might fail but has the potential for significant impact. Exploration grants aim to have a variety of types of impacts, some of which might be social, economic, scientific, artistic or cultural. This is not an exhaustive list; other types of impacts are also recognized.    

Eligibility: New for this year, Established Researchers (non-ECRs) can apply to the NFRF Exploration competition. Please visit the agency website for more information.

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Webinar

NOI webinar recording and Powerpoint slides are available. Please contact ors@sfu.ca for more details.

Upcoming webinar: LOI webinar for NFRF

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Visualization Lab (ASB 10940)

No preregistration is required. Webinar will be recorded and presentations will be available after August 21. 

For more information, please visit: New Frontiers in Research Fund Exploration 2019 Launch and Upcoming Webinars


Please visit the agency website for the 2019 competition call and the Institutional Strategic Awards (ISA) website for details on strategic developmental support and resources.


Three stage application process:
 
Aug 7 NOI deadline (mandatory). No SFU signature sheet required. NOI in submit mode no later than 3 business days before agency deadline.
 
Sep 4 LOI deadline (mandatory).  No SFU signature sheet required. LOI in submit mode no later than 3 business days before agency deadline.
 
Dec 10 Full application deadline. SFU Signature Sheet due to Research Services and application in submit mode no later than 3 business days before agency deadline. Overhead is 25%. Please see agency website for more info.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

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December 10, 2019December 10, 2019 Verified Date
December 05, 2019 Dec. 05, 2019 December 05, 2019 16:00:00 December 05, 2019 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: New Frontiers in Research Fund, Exploration The objective of the Exploration stream of the NFRF program is to support high risk, high reward and interdisciplinary research that is not easily supported through funding opportunities currently offered by the three agencies. .
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