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Seed, Impact, and CUE-NSE Grants

The Office of Research Services manages the Internal Research Grant program at Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE).

The Internal Research Grant program aligns with the format and requirements of major research sponsors, including the Tri-Agency of Canada (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC).

CUE faculty members are encouraged to apply to these funding streams.

Internal Research Grant funding is only available to continuing, full-time faculty members.

Deadlines

Three competitions are held per year with application deadlines on the following dates:

October 1 | February 1 | May 1

Grant Streams

Seed Grants

Seed Grants provide funding for faculty research projects, particularly those that have the potential to lead to applications for external funding.

Impact Grants

Impact Grants support knowledge mobilization activities that move research knowledge into both academia and the broader community.

CUE-NSE Grants

CUE-NSE Grants provide funding for research projects that will support the preparation of NSERC Discovery and Alliance grant applications.

Special Calls for Research Projects

Under exceptional circumstances, an opportunity may emerge that warrants a quick response from CUE researchers. Thus, CUE created the Special Call for Research Projects (SCRP) stream. These grants are designed to have a focused scope and a fast turnaround time. For example, in April 2020, a call was made under this funding stream for research projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small Research Needs Grants

The Vice President Academic and Provost may provide, under exceptional circumstances, a limited number of Small Research Needs Grants (SRNG), worth up to $250. For more information about SRNGs, please contact the Office of Research Services at research@concordia.ab.ca.

Duplicate Requests for Funding

CUE does not allow duplicate funding requests. Funding applications with significant conceptual and/or budgetary overlap with existing internal or external awards will not be accepted.

If you have applied for, or are considering applying for, additional internal or external funds to support a research proposal that you are submitting for an Internal Research Grant competition, you are required to disclose this information to the Office of Research Services and include this information in the appropriate sections of the grant application form.