Deadline (LOI) - New Frontiers in Research Fund Transformation Stream

Update - LOI deadline has been extended to July 15. Other deadlines TBD.

The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) – Transformation competition has now been launched.

The objective of the Transformation stream is to support large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting change. The challenge may be fundamental, leading to a scientific breakthrough, or applied, with a social, economic, environmental or health impact. Projects are expected to be world-leading, drawing upon global research expertise, when relevant.

Transformation grants are valued at between $2,000,000 and $4,000,000 per year, including 25% indirect costs, for up to six years. Researchers interested in applying for a Transformation grant are strongly encouraged to contact their Dean/Associate Dean Research, and the Manager, Institutional Programs (

The Transformation stream is a three-stage competition, with internal deadlines for each stage:

Notice of Intent to Apply (NOI):
Internal Deadline: February 11, 2020
Agency Deadline: February 18, 2020

Letter of Intent to Apply (LOI):
Internal Deadline: TBD
Agency Deadline: July 15, 2020

Full Application (by invitation):
Internal Deadlines – TBD
Agency Deadline: TBD

webinar for the NOI stage will take place on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 2-4 pm (AST). ORS will be hosting the webinar in the Steele Ocean Sciences Building, Room 344.

For more details on the webinar, please consult the NFRF website.