Research Proposals

Apply for Research Funding

Future Energy Systems will accept proposals for three types of research projects:

A. Projects from University of Alberta professors appointed in 2015 and after

New members of faculty can be supported for 3 years if appointed in 2017 or after, 2 years if appointed in 2016, or 1 year if appointed in 2015. The maximum award for this type of project is $100,000 spread over 3 years. The proposed research must align with one or more of the areas described here.

For detailed information about criteria, process, and timelines, click here.

Start your application process by filling out the New Professor Letter of Intent form.

B. Collaborative Projects with the University of Calgary

Members of faculty at the University of Alberta who have identified a collaborator at the University of Calgary. Only research areas of CCUS, low-cost catalysts for upgrading, microseismic methods and applications, and policy/risk management are eligible for funding.

For detailed information about criteria, process, and timelines, click here.

Start your application process by filling out the University of Calgary Collaborative Project Letter of Intent form

C. University of Alberta Faculty members

Future Energy Systems will consider research proposals from University of Alberta professors who are working on one or more of the research areas described here. New projects will be considered based on a number of criteria, including:

  • High leverage potential (target $1 FES to $4 external partners in cash, or other considerations)
  • Trainee potential (existing FES allocate an average 75% of funds to trainee salaries)
  • Strategic partnership opportunities

For detailed information about criteria, process, and timelines, click here.

Start your application process by filling out the UAlberta Faculty Letter of Intent form