Internal Deadline (NOI): NFRF Exploration

The objective of the Exploration stream is to support high risk, high reward and interdisciplinary research. 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 that might fail, but has the potential for significant impact.

Value and Duration: Up to $125,000 per year (including indirect costs), 2 years maximum

This year’s competition is open to teams composed of established and/or early career researchers. Steps to apply include submitting a mandatory notice of intent (NOI) to apply, and a subsequent full application. Please refer to the competition overview for more details. Please also refer to this year’s FAQ’s about the competition.

Recordings of the webinar held July 7 are available here:

English Recording    
French Recording    

The slide decks for the recordings are available here:

English [PDF - 587 KB]
French [PDF - 630 KB]

Internal Deadline

NOI: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm AST
Full Application: October 6, 2020 at 4:30pm AST
Contact: Susan Haydt (

Funder Deadline

NOI:  August 18, 2020 at 9pm AST
Full Application: October 20, 2020 at 9pm AST
Contact: NFRF Exploration Program (