2023 NFRF Exploration Competition

Maximum Value


Sponsor Deadline

December 12, 2023

UBCO RPIF Deadline

December 5, 2023 at 12:00pm

NOI/LOI Deadline

October 11, 2023 5:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline

December 11, 2023 12:00 PM

Program Description

The objective of the Exploration stream is to support high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research. It seeks to inspire projects that bring disciplines together beyond traditional disciplinary or common interdisciplinary approaches by research teams with the capacity to explore something new that might fail, but that has the potential for significant impact.

Exploration stream grants support projects that:

  • bring disciplines together beyond traditional disciplinary or common interdisciplinary approaches;
  • propose to explore something new, which might fail; and
  • have the potential for significant impact.

Exploration grants support research with a range of impacts—economic, scientific, artistic, cultural, social, technological, environmental or health-related.

Proposals must be submitted by research teams with at least two individuals. Individuals can participate in only one application of the NFRF Exploration grants stream at a time, as either an NPI, co-PI or co-applicant

ORS is responsible for submitting your NOI to the agencies, and has thus set an internal submission deadline of Oct 10, 2023. An RPIF is not required at the NOI stage.

Full Program Terms

Proposal Development Support

For support in preparing a UBCO-led application, please get in touch with the contact below:

Denise Maines


How to Apply

RPIFs must be received at least 5 business days ahead of the deadline. Along with the RPIF, an NFRF External Co-applicant Signature Page is required from all external co-applicants, as well as an Internal Co-applicant Signature Page for all internal co-applicants.

UBC Okanagan submission guidelines

Last updated: 2023-12-01 10:29