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Highlighted Funding Opportunities

Canada Foundation for Innovation

In November 2013, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) launched its Research Facilities Navigator (, a searchable online directory of CFI-funded research facilities across Canada that are open to working with business.

The Navigator was created to help businesses and organizations find research facilities, equipment and expertise that can help them meet their research and innovation needs. For institutions and researchers, the Navigator offers an effective way to promote their labs and expertise to potential research partners in the private sector. The Navigator is open to all research labs or facilities that have received funding from the CFI or that use CFI-funded infrastructure, and that are already working with business or are looking to do so.

CFI welcomes profiles of labs and facilities in all disciplines. In recent meetings and conversations with industry, a number of representatives have indicated that the Navigator could be an especially useful resource in the following sectors:

  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Forestry and forest-based industries
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

To submit lab profiles, please complete the form available on the Navigator website and return it to us at by August 1 so we can process and post new profiles by the fall. If you have any questions or need more information, do not hesitate to contact me or Rodrigue Hurtubise, Manager, Public Affairs, at or at 613-947-4663.

Genome Canada

Genome Canada has launched a Request for Applications for membership in the Genomics Innovation Network (GIN) and core operations support funds. The network will create a mechanism for cross-country collaboration in providing access to the highest quality genomic technologies and advice to the research community. For details on the RFA, please read the release and view the RFA on Genome Canada’s website. Applicants must submit the Registration through the Centre (Genome Centre deadline: August 1, 2014) to Genome Canada by August 5, 2014. Only those Registrations that satisfy the eligibility criteria will be invited to submit a full application.

Additional Funding Opportunities

Check out our main Funding Opportunities page for a detailed listing of national funding and training opportunities.

Indirect Costs of Research

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Indirect Costs of Research Background Information (prepared by the RSO at the request of the University Research Policy Committee, January 2014)

Quick Reference Guides

Ethics Certification Webpage

Shortcut to Ethics Certification Website

Grant Assist Program

The Office of the Vice-President (Research) has implemented a Grant Assist Program pilot project. The program offers University of Alberta researchers grant application development in Health Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering and Social Sciences and Humanities.

Other Funding Opportunities

Check out our main Funding Opportunities page for a detailed listing of national funding and training opportunities.