Conducting Funded Research


Pre-Award – Research Applications

The UCVM Research Office has a standard 5 day internal deadline prior to agency deadlines for applications submissions. Please be aware that the closer you submit your application to the deadline, the less likely the Research Office is able to complete the signature process on your behalf.

Pre-award projects processed through the Research Management System (RMS) will not require an RFAA form as that system processes the research management life-cycle, however the internal deadline remains applicable.

When submitting research funding applications, please include a completed Research Funding Application Approvals form. The RFAA form is updated periodically, so we recommend downloading the newest version each time.

Research Funding Application Approvals Form

Research Funding Application Approvals for Training Awards Form

Post-Award - Project Set-up

Once a research grant has been awarded, or an industry contract has been signed, a Project Request Form (PRF) will be required to create a new project.  Research accounting will process the PRF. Once it has been reviewed and approved, project holders will receive an email notification once the project set up is complete. Post-award projects processed through the Research Management System (RMS) will not require a PRF as that system processes the research management life-cycle.

Project Request Form

Research Management System

The Research Management System (RMS) is a new platform that manages the pre-award, post-award, and publication phases of a research grant or contract.

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External Competitions

This calendar lists the most commonly held grants at the University of Calgary, and their associated deadlines. 

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Postdoctoral Funding

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Internal Peer Review -

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) strongly encourages faculty to submit their Tri-Council, external salary awards and training program grants for an internal peer review prior to final submission. The standard 6-8 week internal peer reviews will also be available for other types of grant and contract applications, when capacity permits. Please refer to the guidelines for full details.

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Internal UCVM Competitions

Veterinary Education Research Fund (VERF) – Competition held once per year to support original research in the area of veterinary education in UCVM, along with its partners in the DVLC. Please refer to the guidelines for full details.

Clinical Research Fund (CRF) – competition held once per year to support original clinical research at UCVM and its partners in the Distributed Veterinary Learning Community (DVLC), and to support advanced training in clinical research. Please refer to the guidelines for full details.

UCVM Equipment Call – competition held once per year to provide support to UCVM researchers towards the purchase of new equipment, service contracts, and equipment repairs as funding permits. Please refer to the guidelines for full details.

Internship Research Fund – purpose is to support original clinical research at UCVM and its partnered internship practices, the Distributed Veterinary Teaching Hospital (DVTH), and to enhance the research training experience for interns. Competitions are held once per year for UCVM interns. Please refer to the guidelines for full details.