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2021 Exploration Competition for Interdisciplinary Research – Now Open!

Posted on: Jul 8, 2021

The Office of Research Services invites eligible faculty members to submit applications to the 2021 Exploration Competition

This goal of this competition is to support research projects that
  • “bring disciplines together beyond traditional disciplinary or common interdisciplinary approaches;
  • propose to explore something new, which might fail; and
  • have the potential for significant impact.
If you are interested in this funding opportunity, please contact the Office of Research Services (research@concordia.ab.ca) as soon as possible.
Additionally, interested researchers are invited to join a webinar session about this competition. (See below for more details.)
If you plan to attend one of the webinars, please contact research@concordia.ab.ca for registration information.


From the New Frontiers in Research Fund

The 2021 Exploration stream competition of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) was launched on June 22.

All competition documents are available on our website.

The competition has two stages:

  1. Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI) stage with a deadline of August 102021 (at 8 p.m. Eastern Time)
  2. Full Application stage with a deadline of October 192021 (at 8 p.m. Eastern Time)

In preparation for the NOI deadline, we encourage all applicants interested in submitting a NOI to participate in one of the two upcoming webinars. Below are the dates and times for the webinars.

July 13th – 2021 Exploration NOI – French

8 to 10 a.m. (MT)

July 13th – 2021 Exploration NOI – English

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (MT)