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Faculty Seed Grant (Science, Engineering and Medicine)

Submitted by ward on Fri, 01/09/2015 - 1:39pm
Competition Details
Award Amount & Duration: 
Up to $15,000 (18-month term)
Strategic Research Theme(s): 
New Earth-Space Technologies
Energy Innovations for Today and Tomorrow
Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering
Human Dynamics in a Changing World: Smart and Secure Cities, Societies, and Cultures
Infections, Inflammation and Chronic Diseases in the Changing Environment
Brain and Mental Health
Application Deadlines
Sponsor Application Deadline: 
09 Jan 2017

Seed Grants are designed to aid individual researchers and leaders of research teams in the development of applications for external funding.  The assumed target is an application for funding to one of the two relevent federal granting councils (CIHR, NSERC) or other, equivalent, external funding agencies as appropriate to the researcher's academic discipline.

The primary purpose of Seed Grants is to advance a project to the point where it receives funding as a major research project that provides graduate student support and includes involvement of students as junior colleagues.


Researchers holding continuing academic appointments (tenured or tenure-track) with explicit research expectations.

Researchers holding non-tenured, adjunct or contractually limited (contingent term) Board appointments are eligible provided the terms of the appointment explicitly include the expectation of independent research and the supervision of graduate students.

This competition is open to applicants whose research falls within the domains of CIHR and NSERC.

Additional Information
  • Only one application per person, per competition is eligible.
  • A complete Program Description, including eligibility, award conditions, and evaluation criteria can be found below, under Relevant Documents.
  • The Application Form and Instructions can be found below, under Relevant Documents.
Submission Process

Applications must be signed, scanned and emailed by 4:30 pm on January 9, 2017 to

Please note this is a hard deadline.  Exceptions will only be made with approval of your faculty Associate Dean (Research).

Information: Required Signatures

NOTE: Please consult your Faculty ADR regarding Faculty-specific deadlines and submission processes.

Please ensure the signature page is completed (see application form), and submit a complete copy of your grant application to Research Services. The University of Calgary requires that all grant applications be approved prior to submission via signatures of the Principal Investigator, U of C Co-Investigator(s), Department Head, Faculty Associate Dean Research/Dean, and Research Services (on behalf of the Vice-President Research).

Click here for the Meaning of Grant Signatures policy, to understand what your signature means. Please see the Agency guidelines for details of what signatures are required on the grant application. These may differ from internal requirements.

For further information please contact Research Services:
Denise Ward