The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) supports world-leading interdisciplinary, international, high-risk / high-reward, transformative and rapid-response Canadian-led research.


  • Exploration
    • high-riskhigh-reward and interdisciplinary research
    • NOI deadline: June 28, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (eastern)
    • See below for more information
  • Transformation 
    • large-scale interdisciplinary research projects
    • NOI deadline for 2022 competition has passed



2022 Exploration Competition

Overview: The goal of the Exploration stream is to inspire high-riskhigh-reward and interdisciplinary research.

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.

Value: Up to $125,000 per year (including indirect costs)

Duration: Up to 2 years

Deadlines: June 28, 2022, 8:00 p.m. EST (NOI); September 13, 2022, 8:00 p.m. EST (full application external deadline)

More information: