Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)
Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Research Leaders' Fund

The goal of the Research Leaders’ Fund is to enhance areas of research strength that are of strategic importance to the University by giving researchers or scholars in these areas an opportunity to accelerate or reposition their research programs. Preference will be given to research projects that will leverage monies from granting or other funding agencies

Applicants are expected to propose a series of related activities intended to accelerate or reposition their research program. There is no particular restriction on the nature of these activities except that they must conform to University policies on research eligible expenses. All applicants are expected to demonstrate convincingly how the proposed research/scholarly activity will enhance their research program in a manner that aligns with one (or more) objectives of the SRP. In addition, applicants must show how their research focus supports one of the four Strategic Research Themes articulated in the SRP:

  • Exploring Human Dimensions
  • Creating, Discovering and Innovating
  • Understanding and Sustaining the Environment and Energy Systems
  • Securing Safe and Successful Societies

Terms of Reference_PDF (465 KB)

Letter of Intent_PDF (110 KB)

TRAQ Submission Instructions_PDF (610 KB)

Important Dates:

  • December 1, 2017 - LOI Due 
  • January 30, 2018 - LOI Notification
  • March 15, 2018 - Full Application Due
  • April 30, 2018 - Notification of Full Application Results