2024 NFRF Transformation Competition – NOI Stage

Maximum Value


Sponsor Deadline

October 24, 2023

UBCO RPIF Deadline

October 17, 2023 at 12:00PM

NOI/LOI Deadline

October 24, 2023 5:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline

October 23, 2023 5:00 PM

Program Description

The objective of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) 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 grants are valued at between $2,000,000 and $4,000,000 per year (including indirect costs) for six years. The total competition budget is $144,000,000 over six years. It is anticipated that Transformation competitions will be held every two years with a similar competition budget.

At the NOI stage, a minimum of five confirmed members (excluding collaborators) is required. Additional members can be added at each stage of the competition process and throughout the term of the grant. All core members of the team are expected to be confirmed when the LOI is submitted.

ORS is responsible for submitting your NOI to the agencies, and has thus set an internal submission deadline of Oct 23, 2023. An RPIF must be completed 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.

UBC Okanagan submission guidelines

Last updated: 2023-08-25 08:13