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Research Services Office

The TRIUMF Research Services Office (RSO) provides administrative support for researchers to attract and manage their funding.

The RSO will assist you in obtaining institutional signatures on grant applications, setting up and reviewing research agreements or contracts, transferring research funds to collaborators at other institutions, obtaining approvals for animal studies and more. 

Contact the RSO if you need assistance with any of the following:

  • Finding funding or developing research proposals
  • Reviewing grant/funding program requirements
  • Obtaining an institutional signature for a grant application
  • Transferring research funds to collaborators at another institution
  • Drafting, reviewing and finalizing research agreements, e.g.: confidentiality agreements, MOUs, collaboration agreements, material transfer agreements, research contracts/subcontracts, etc.
  • Obtaining guidance on intellectual property and compliance issues

Major Grant/Award Deadlines: 


Internal Deadline*Agency Deadline

SAP RTI Category 1 applications

RTI Grants outside of Subatomic Physics

October 11, 2022October 25, 2022

Individual Discovery Grants

SAP Discovery Grants - Individual AND Project requesting less than $500,000 per year

October 18, 2022November 1, 2022

Private Foundations (Simons/Sloan/John Templeton G&B Moore) Small-scale Physics Expts.

October 17, 2022October 31, 2022

NSERC - Alliance grants including 

InternationalQuantumConsortia Quantum and Alliance-Mitacs Accelerate


Two weeks prior to submission. Apllications ongoing.

France-Canada Research Fund  -

Can apply via University appointments or with Univerity lead PI. 

November 11, 2022

(Please submit the reseach project summary from by this date.)

November 18, 2022

*For most funding opportunities, NOI/LOI should be submitted in PDF form to and by the internal deadline, and submitted to the funding agency through the relevant online portal by the agency deadline. The time between the internal deadline and the agency deadline can be used to incorporate feedback and make other minor changes to the NOI/LOI.

In some cases (e.g. NFRF), NOI/LOI will have to be forwarded to the agency by the TRIUMF RGO (Petr Navratil). In this case, the NOI/LOI should still be submitted via email in PDF form by the internal deadline, and also submitted to the RGO via the online portal 48 hrs in advance of the agency deadline to ensure it is approved and forwarded to the agency.

For more information on the grant review and submission process, see the Develop Your Grant Proposal Section below.

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Download full list of upcoming grant deadlines (April - November 2022)

"Anytime" Applications

MITACS ACCELERATE (for students and Post-docs)

NSERC Alliance Grants program

Order of Canada

Develop Your Grant Proposal:

All applications must be reviewed by the RSO prior to submission. Please send your draft to by the relevant TRIUMF Internal Deadline. (If not listed on the RSO webpage or communicated via email, the TRIUMF Internal Deadline is 2 weeks prior to the agency deadline.)

For CFI or JELF Proposals

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • For resources on incorporating Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in your research programs and proposals, please click here.

Submit Your Grant:

If the funding program you're applying to requires the TRIUMF RGO to forward your submission to the funding agency (e.g. NSERC DG/SAP Full Application Stage, NFRF NOI and Full Application Stage), then to ensure timely submission to the funding agency, please email AND no later than 48hrs prior to the respective Agency Deadline.

When emailing us, please ensure that your application is submitted to “Administrator” on the appropriate online submission portal.

What a signature implies:

A signature on a grant application is legally binding and confirms the signatory’s agreement and consent to a number of explicit and implied responsibilities that vary with his or her role at TRIUMF.

Meaning of Signatures in Grant Submissions

NOTE: For any application with TRIUMF personnel as a lead or co-applicant, at the full application stage, a TRIUMF Research Project Summary Form, signed by the relevant Division Director has to be submitted to Petr Navratil for internal review by the respective internal deadlines. 

Obtain a TRIUMF Signature:

The RSO can assist you with reviewing and obtaining TRIUMF's signature on agreements such as:

  • Collaborative Research Agreements with industry partners
  • Inter-institutional agreements  (CFI or other)
  • Transfer of funds agreements (subawards)
  • Supply or Service agreements
  • Non-funding agreements (e.g. memorandum of understanding, confidentiality agreements, copyright license, material transfer agreements, equipment transfer, etc.)

Please contact the RSO if you receive an agreement to sign, or to request that we draft an agreement. To limit risk to TRIUMF, and to ensure compliance with TRIUMF's obligations towards the NRC, other funding agencies, etc., we must review all agreements before obtaining an authorized signature.

Meet Compliance Requirements:

Why is this important? 

As a recipient of research funding from various sponsors, TRIUMF is required to ensure that all research funding is used in accordance with sponsors' guidelines, including all legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements.  This compliance is essential for TRIUMF to maintain its eligibility to hold and apply for research funds, and is made possible only by the continued cooperation of our grant holders.

Relevant TRIUMF Policies 

Compliance resources:

  • Research that involves providing/receiving materials or data to/from locations outside of Canada, or to non-Canadian citizens, may be subject to export or import controls. Information about export/import controls, the Controlled Goods Program, and more, can be found on the TRIUMF Trade Compliance Website, here. Questions should be directed to

Protect Your Intellectual Property:

  • TRIUMF's Intellectual Property Policy is available here.

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Events & News

*COVID-19 Updates:  

TRIUMF Research Project Summary Form


Quick Links to Major Grants 

Contact Information

Ann Fong
Director, Research Services Office

Petr Navratil
Interm Director, Physical Sciences Division and Research Grants Officer

Erin Evoy

Grants & Contracts Officer

Francis Pau
Grants Accountant (Finance)


604-222-1047 ext. 7660

604-222-1047 ext. 6051