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

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In preparation for the NOI deadline, TIPS held two webinars of interested participants. Below are the links to the recorded presentations

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us (NFRF-FNFR@chairs-chaires.gc.ca)


Please visit the agency website for the competition call. 

 
Two stage application process:
 
Aug 10, 2021 NOI deadline (mandatory). No SFU signature sheet required. NOI in submit mode no later than 3 business days before agency deadline.
 
Oct 19, 2021 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 (indirect costs) is 25%. Maximum amount is $200,000 direct costs + $50,000 indirect costs.
 
Please see agency website for more info.

Upcoming Deadlines

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August 10, 2022August 10, 2022 *
August 05, 2022 Aug. 05, 2022 August 05, 2022 16:00:00 August 05, 2022 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. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.
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