New Frontiers in Research Fund - Exploration

The newest competition of the 2019 Exploration New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) was launched on July 3rd. All competition documents will be available on the NFRF website on that day, and the Convergence Portal will be open. New this year, researchers at all career stages are invited to apply to the program. 

This competition has three stages: a Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI) stage has an agency deadline of August 7th, 2019 (at 8:00 PM eastern; see below for internal deadlines) followed by a Letter of Intent to Apply (LOI) stage with a deadline of September 4th, 2019 (at 8:00 PM eastern) and an Application stage with a deadline of December 10th, 2019 (at 8:00 PM eastern). This year, applications at each stage must be submitted by the RGO. RGOs are free to set their own internal deadlines.

Please be in contact with your Grants Facilitator if you wish to apply.

Contact Information

General inquiries:


Help – Convergence Portal:
Tel.: 613-995-4273

Agency Name: 
Contact Name: 
Emma Dering
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Internal Deadline: 
Monday, August 5, 2019
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Social Science
Fine Arts
Grant Eligibility: