New Frontiers in Research Fund: 2020 Transformation Competition

The objective of the Transformation stream is to support large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting change. The challenge may be fundamental, leading to a scientific breakthrough, or applied, with a social, economic, environmental or health impact. Projects are expected to be world-leading, drawing on global research expertise, when relevant.

Transformation stream grants will support projects that:

  1. tackle a well-defined problem or challenge;
  2. propose a novel world-leading approach that is different from the current state-of-the-art approaches to the issue;
  3. are interdisciplinary, bringing different perspectives to the defined problem; and
  4. have the potential to be transformative, defined as the potential to create a significant and real change or impact—a noticeable leap or tangible breakthrough rather than an incremental advance.

Notice of intent to apply must be given by February 18, 2020, 8:00 p.m. (eastern).

For information on how to apply, please visit:

Agency Name: 
New Frontiers in Research Fund
Contact Name: 
Stacey Leavitt
Grant Amount: 
Minimum $2,000,000 per year (including indirect costs) Maximum $4,000,000 per year (including indirect costs)
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Internal Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Social Science
Fine Arts
Grant Eligibility: