Research Proposals

Apply for Research Funding

On an ongoing basis, Future Energy Systems will accept proposals for three types of research projects:

1. Project for recently appointed University of Alberta faculty (2015 or later)

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 recently appointed faculty Notice of Intent form. Following review, successful Notice of Intent applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

2. Collaborative Project with a University of Calgary partner

Joint application to the University of Alberta and University of Calgary CFREF programs, open to members of faculty at the University of Alberta who have engaged a collaborator at the University of Calgary. Research areas eligible for funding: carbon capture, utilization and storage; low-cost catalysts for upgrading; microseismic methods and applications; policy or risk management. Applications must be submitted simultaneously to Future Energy Systems and the University of Calgary Global Research Initiative in Sustainable Low Carbon Unconventional Resources.

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

Start your application process by filling out the University of Calgary collaborative project Notice of Intent form. Following review, successful Notice of Intent applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

3. Project for all University of Alberta faculty

Future Energy Systems will consider research proposals from University of Alberta faculty 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:

  • The applicant must have a track record in energy research.
  • The project must have high leverage potential (target is $1 from FES matched with $4 from other sources in cash or other strategic considerations).
  • The project should have potential to lead to a strategic program partnership.

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

Start your application process by filling out the University of Alberta faculty Notice of Intent form. Following review, successful Notice of Intent applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.