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Major Upgrade of Researcher Home Page

NewOn August 18, 2014, the Research Services Office launched Grants 3.0, which includes an upgrade to the Researcher Home Page, a self-serve online tool for researchers. Click here for details on how to use the Researcher Home Page.

Grants 3.0 is the name of the software upgrade to the University’s PeopleSoft grants management system used to track research grants and contracts and to manage all research funding received by the University of Alberta. More.

Click here to go to the updated Over Expenditures page detailing how to request authorization for an over expenditure.

Simons Foundation Funding Opportunity

The Simons Foundation invites applications for the Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences (MPS) program. The aim of this program is to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in the broad area of mathematics, theoretical physics, and theoretical computer science. A Simons Collaboration is budgeted at up to $2,500,000 per year, for an initial period of four years. Letter of Intent deadline of October 31, 2014 at midnight EST.

Application Instructions | MPS Policies and Procedures document (PDF)

Please direct any questions regarding this program to Program Manager, Elizabeth Roy (

Other 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.