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Major Upgrade of Researcher Home Page

New Download a copy of the Guide to Researcher Home Page booklet (PDF File, 11 MB).

On 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. 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 for details on how to use the Researcher Home Page. The Over Expenditures webpage detailing how to request authorization for an over expenditure has also been updated.

AIHS Knowledge-to-Action Grant Information Session

Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) is hosting an information session for those wanting to learn more about the November 3, 2014 Knowledge-to-Action (KTA) Grant Competition. The AIHS KTA Grant supports the uptake of research evidence into health policy, practice, and products aimed at improving the health and well-being of Albertans.

When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Room L1-490, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, University of Alberta

For more information please contact Carla Weyland, Assistant Director, Programs at 780-429-9331 or

Highlighted Funding Opportunities

  • Prostate Cancer Canada is offering a limited number of personnel awards in the following categories:
    • Rising Star in Prostate Cancer Research - program description (PDF)
    • Clinical Research Fellowship in Prostate Cancer - program description (PDF
    • Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in Prostate Cancer - program description (PDF)
    • Graduate Studentship in Prostate Cancer - program description (PDF
    • Key Dates:
      • The online application for all personnel awards is at available August 29, 2014.
      • Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 5 pm Eastern.
      • Full Application Deadline: Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 5 pm Eastern.
      • Funding Start Date: January 1, 2015.
    • See website for the full program descriptions.

  • 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.

Other Funding Opportunities

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

Phone Directory

cellphone Click here for the printable RSO directory

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. The program offers University of Alberta researchers grant application development in Health Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering and Social Sciences and Humanities.