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Research Services Office

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

RSO will assist you in obtaining institutional signatures for a grant application, setting up and reviewing inter-institutional and other research agreements, setting up research accounts, transferring research funds to collaborators at other institutions, obtaining approvals for animal studies and more. 

Contact 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;
  • Setting up a research account and spending limits;
  • Transferring research funds to collaborators at another institution;
  • Drafting, reviewing and finalizing research agreements, such as 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 Deadlines: 


Internal Deadline*

Agency Deadline

NSERC John C. Polanyi Award (nomination)

March 8

April 1

NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Prize (nomination)

March 8

April 1

NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize (nomination)

March 8

April 1

 NSERC Donna Strickland Prize (nomination)

March 8

April 1

*For more information about the TRIUMF's internal deadline, see our Proposal Review Service below.

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Download full list of upcoming grant deadlines (late April 2021 - March 2022)

"Anytime" Applications

MITACS Student Internships (ACCELERATE BC)

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 kindly send your draft to by the respective Internal Deadlines as listed above. (If not listed, internal deadline is 2 weeks prior to agency deadline.)

Samples of successful grants

  • (forthcoming)

For CFI or JELF Proposals

Other Resources

  • UBC SPARC (CWL login required)
  • other (forthcoming)

Submit Your Grant:

 To ensure timely submission of your application to the funding agency, please email (cc ideally 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.

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 obvious 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 NOI stage, a signed TRIUMF Research Project Summary Form has to be submitted to the RGO 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:

  • Industry sponsored research agreements
  • 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)

(*under construction)

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 and support of our grant holders.

Relevant Policies 

Compliance resources (for grant-holders):

  • (under construction)

Protect Your Intellectual Property:

*(under construction)

Collaborate with Your Research Partners:

(under construction)

Manage Your Research Funds: 

*(under construction)

Events & News

*Request for Proposals for CFI Innovation Fund competition (2020) 

*COVID-19 and Other Funding Opportunities:
  • Connect with the TRIUMF community to learn more about funding opportunities for COVID-19 and other research areas. Visit the “Contributions” channel on Teams

*COVID-19 Updates: Deadline Extensions & Important Changes: 

TRIUMF Research Project Summary Form


(see additional guidelines)

Quick Links to Major Grants 

Contact RSO

Email us at

Contact Information

Ann Fong

Reiner Kruecken
Research Grants Officer and Deputy Director, Research

Erin Evoy

Grants & Contracts Officer

Francis Pau
Grants Accountant (Finance)



604-222-1047 ext. 6051


NSERC Idea-to-Innovation (I2I) Grant