Criteria for project for recently appointed University of Alberta faculty (2020 or later)

Application process and timeline

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis (until March 2023).

The general application process is:

  • Applicants will fill in the notice of intent online application form on the FES website.
  • Applicants of accepted notices of intent will be invited to submit a full project application form available on the FES website. Full applications will be due within 6 months from the date of the invitation to submit a full proposal (deadline specified at time of invitation).
  • Full applications will be assessed by the FES Research Advisory Committee and external reviewers as needed. Applicants will be notified of the decision immediately after the review.
  • Successful applicants will be asked to enter their project information into the FES project management platform Forum.

Assessment criteria

All projects will be assessed on the following criteria.

  • The project is within the scope of FES as defined on the FES website.
  • The project fits within one of the existing FES research themes.
  • The project is of significant benefit to FES (e.g. leverage potential, new partnership, contributes to regulatory policy development or change).
  • Applicant must have been appointed as a faculty member at University of Alberta in 2020 or later.
  • Applicant can receive up to: $100,000 over 3 years (academic or fiscal) if hired in 2022, $66,000 over 2 years if hired in 2021, and $33,000 over 1 year if hired in 2020.
  • Applicant must partner with a researcher who is currently a principal investigator or a co-investigator in FES, and who will co-sign the application. Collaboration is encouraged, but the new faculty member is not required to share funding with the co-signing researcher.