Criteria for project for all University of Alberta faculty

Application process and timeline

Please note: New proposals are not currently being solicited in this category. If you submit an NOI it will be reviewed by FES administrators and kept on file for future calls. You will be contacted if relevant funding or partnership opportunities become available. 

The general application process is:

  • Applicants will fill in the notice of intent online application form on the FES website.
  • Notices of intent will be reviewed and the applicant informed whether or not to proceed to a full application.
  • 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).
  • The applicant must have a track record in energy research.
  • The project must have high leverage potential (target is $1 from FES matched with $4 from other sources in cash or other strategic considerations).
  • The project should have potential to lead to a strategic program partnership.
  • Minimum budget request from FES should be $50,000 per year for projects in engineering and bio-physical sciences and $10,000 per year for projects in social sciences and humanities.
  • Training potential within the project should be significant (number of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and other highly qualified personnel relative to the overall cost of the project).