Office of the Vice-President (Research)

Internal Research Funding

The following programs are administered by the Office of the Vice-President (Research):

Killam Research Fund
The Killam Research Fund supports research, scholarship, and creative activities to advance our objectives in the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences.  There have been recent changes to the Killam Research Fund program.  To review the changes, please read the memo from Lorne A. Babiuk, Vice-President Research.
Killam Research Fund Cornerstones Operating Grant Application Form (Word)
Killam Research Fund Cornerstones Conference Travel Grant Application Form (Word)
Killiam Research Fund Research Connection Grants (Word)
Killam Research Fund Program Guidelines (pdf)

Distinguished Visitors Fund
This program supports visits by nationally or internationally distinguished scholars, artists, scientists, and professionals who will enhance the intellectual environment on campus.
Distinguished Visitors Fund Application Form
Distinguished Visitors Fund: Terms of Reference and Application Process
Distinguished Visitors Fund: Information Following Application Approval

Editing of Scholarly Journals at the University of Alberta
The Offices of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and the Vice-President (Research) jointly offer financial support for full-time faculty members who are editors of major international scholarly journals.
Editing Scholarly Journals Terms of Reference and Application Form

NSERC & SSHRC General Research Funding (GRF)
The GRF is made up of unspent funds of NSERC/SSHRC grants that have expired or been terminated. UAlberta re-invests these funds to support and enhance research and training in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and/or humanities. The GRF may be used to provide small start‐up grants to new professors or professors changing research direction, bridge funding to professors between applications, or additional funds to further support existing research programs. Please see Terms of Reference for information on access to the funds.