Queen's Research Opportunities Funds

The Queen’s Research Opportunities Funds (QROF) competition awards researchers from across disciplines a chance to begin innovative projects and forge new collaborations with colleagues and scholars around the world while helping to advance the objectives of the Strategic Framework and the Strategic Research Plan, the QROF provide researchers and scholars financial support to accelerate their programs and research goals. The funds also offer an opportunity to leverage external funding to build on areas of institutional research strength. 

The QROF consists of three funds:

  • Arts Fund – designed to support artists and their contributions to the scholarly community and to advancing Queen’s University
  • Catalyst Fund – to enhance areas of research excellence that are of strategic importance to the University by giving scholars an opportunity to accelerate their research programs
  • Post-Doctoral Fund – to both attract outstanding post-doctoral fellows to Queen’s and to support their contributions to research and to the university

All members of the Queen’s University community are encouraged to consider applying for these funds, including members from equity-seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society.

For further information on each of the funds and how to apply please click the links below.


Arts Fund

About Arts Fund

Catalyst Fund

About Catalyst Fund

Post-Doctoral Fund

About Post-Doctoral Fund

Our Past Recipients

2020 QROF Recipients

2020 Recipients

2016 QROF Recipients

2016 Recipients

2015 QROF Recipients

2015 Recipients