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 Strategic Research Plan (SRP). In addition, applicants must show how their research focus supports one of the six Strategic Research Themes articulated in the SRP:

  • Securing Successful and Just Societies through Scholarship, Governance and Policy
  • Fundamental Principles of Nature; From Discovery to Application and Innovation
  • Mobilizing Creativity and Enabling Cultures
  • Health, Wellness and the Determinants of Human Health
  • Sustainability, Environment and Resources
  • Interdisciplinary Research in Materials, Computational Analytics and Human-machine Interactions

Terms of Reference_PDF (465 KB)

Letter of Intent_PDF (110 KB)


Important Dates:

  • December 15, 2018 - LOI Due 
  • January 30, 2019 - LOI Notification
  • March 15, 2019 - Full Application Due
  • April 30, 2019 - Notification of Full Application Results