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.

 

Value and Duration

The maximum budget for the direct costs of the research project is $100,000 per year, for up to two years. Applicants may, in addition, request up to 25% of the value of the direct costs of research to cover indirect costs and include this in their total funding request. Indirect costs funding must be used only to pay for eligible expenses as outlined on the Research Support Fund website

 

Webinar

Applicants are encouraged to attend the Exploration webinars to learn more about the Exploration stream and the overall application process. Registration is not required.

May 27th – FNFR Exploration 2022 – Avis d’intention (French) 

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time  

Meeting link – Event password: gF3dQ3q3RCS 

 

May 27th – NFRF 2022 Exploration – NOI (English) 

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time  

Meeting link – Event password: u5pU3FvkBV4 

 

Two stage application process:
 
June 28, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (eastern) NOI deadline (mandatory). No SFU signature sheet required. NOI in submit mode no later than 3 business days before agency deadline.
See the Notice of Intent to Apply Guide for more information
 
September 13, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (eastern) 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.
See the Full Application Guide for more information
 
Please see agency website for more info.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact (NFRF-FNFR@chairs-chaires.gc.ca)

Upcoming Deadlines

External
Internal
September 13, 2022September 13, 2022 *
September 08, 2022 Sep. 08, 2022 September 08, 2022 16:00:00 September 08, 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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