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Submit proposals for the New Frontiers in Research Fund

Queen’s researchers interested in submitting a proposal for the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) – Exploration competition have until Monday, June 20 to share their Notice of Intent with the Vice-Principal (Research) for optional internal review. The mandatory agency deadline is June 28.

The interdisciplinary grant strives to inspire high-risk and high-reward research that pushes boundaries into exciting new areas. Applicants are encouraged to think “outside of the box” and undertake projects that aim to defy current paradigms, bringing disciplines together in unexpected ways and from bold, innovative perspectives.

Researchers are encouraged to submit their notice of intent before the deadline and to join previous awardees for a virtual panel discussion and Q&A session on August 24.

View application timelines.


Past Success

Since the launch of the competition in 2018, Queen’s has received 25 awards from the NFRF, totaling over $6M – ranking the university seventh nationally, and fourth in the province for the amount received. The 2021 Exploration awarded five Queen’s research projects $250,000 each.