University Research Fund

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The University Research Fund (URF) provides research support to both new and established eligible faculty who hold a faculty appointment at UNB under two programs.  Interested applicants can apply for either the Explore grant, which focuses on funds directly related to supporting their research project, or the Exchange grant, which funds knowledge mobilization (KM) activities, such as seminars, workshops or other activities and tools that facilitate the flow and exchange of research knowledge, or conference travel as an invited speaker/presenter. 

Deadline: Wednesday, Febraury 2, 2022

One application copy must be provided to your department chair (as applicable), who must sign and rank the application. This copy will then be submitted to the Dean's Office for ranking. Please check with your Dean's Office for their internal deadline. Due to ongoing COVID restrictions it is understood that a paper copy of your application may not be submitted to your Chair’s or Dean’s office for signature.  Electronic signatures by all signatories are acceptable. 

An electronic copy of the full application package (including the original form-fillable PDF that will not have signatures, and all relevant attachments) must be e-mailed to on or before 4:00pm on the application deadline date.

ORS requests registration of your intention to apply for any research funding: grant, contract, award or prize. Register by emailing ORS.

URF Forms & Guidelines
Explore Grant Exchange Grant
Guidelines Guidelines
Application Form Application Form
Detailed Proposal Detailed Proposal
Budget Justification Budget Justification
Report Form Report Form