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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 inter-institutional and other research agreements, 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 grants;
  • Reviewing grant 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/non-disclosure agreements, inter-institutional agreements, MOUs, collaboration agreements, funding agreements, material transfer agreements, research contracts/subcontracts, etc.
  • Obtaining guidance on intellectual property and compliance issues

Major Grant/Award Deadlines: 


Internal Deadline* 

 Agency Deadline

NSERC Discovery Horizons Grant (LOI)

June 2, 2022

June 16, 2022


June 14, 2022

June 28, 2022

Mitacs Elevate Post-doctoral Funding

June 22, 2022

July 6, 2022

Banting Post-doctoral Fellowship

 July 21, 2022

September 21, 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:

Proposal Review Service:

* If would like to have your application reviewed prior to submission, please send your draft to by the respective Internal Deadline listed above. (If not listed, internal deadline is 2 weeks prior to agency deadline.)

For CFI or JELF Proposals

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Resources

Funding agencies are increasingly requiring applicants to consider equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in their grant proposals. The following resources are a starting point to help you incorporate EDI in your research proposals and practices. 



Best Practices in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research (useful reference material for applicants to any funding agency/competition) 


CFI Introduced new EDI considerations in their 2023 Innovation Fund Call for Proposals (see pages 3, 4, and 19) 

Other Resources

Submit Your Grant:

 To ensure timely submission of your NOI or application to the funding agency, please email (cc no later than 48hrs prior to the respective Agency Deadlines listed above.

 When emailing us, please ensure that:

  1. Your application is submitted to “administrator” on the appropriate online submission portal.
  2. You have attached in your email a completed and signed Research Project Summary Form (at the full application stage only).

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 Staff 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:

*RSO can assist you with reviewing and obtaining TRIUMF's signature for 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.)

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 Policies 

Compliance resources (for grant-holders):

  • Trade Compliance Resources are available here

Protect Your Intellectual Property:

  • TRIUMF's Intellectual Property Policy is available here.

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Events & News

*Funding and Additional Opportunities:
  • France Canada Research Fund: For those with Adjunct Status at an FCRF Member University, funding for research and student mobility, for new collaborations only. 

*COVID-19 Updates:  

TRIUMF Research Project Summary Form


(see additional guidelines)

Quick Links to Major Grants 

Contact Information

Ann Fong
Director, Research Services Office

Reiner Kruecken
Research Grants Officer and Deputy Director, Research

Erin Evoy

Grants & Contracts Officer

Francis Pau
Grants Accountant (Finance)



604-222-1047 ext. 6051