New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Research for postpandemic recovery (Notice of Intent)

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Tuesday 19th, April 2022

External Deadline: Tuesday 26th, April 2022


RGCS will be offering support with application development for this opportunity. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Jennifer Stevens ( early during the development process to discuss the services available to them.

This Special Call aims to mobilize Canadian-led research efforts in support of a more equitable, sustainable and resilient postpandemic reality. It will support a diverse portfolio of projects that directly address one or more of the research priorities outlined in the UN Research Roadmap for COVID-19 Recovery. Steps to apply include submitting a mandatory notice of intent to apply and a subsequent full application.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had differential impacts on individuals, communities, and countries, intensifying the inequalities that existed before this crisis. Globally, numerous voices have been advocating for “building back better” rather than a return to the status quo as the world emerges from this pandemic.

In November 2020, the United Nations released the UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery which encourages “targeted research for data-driven responses that focus particularly on the needs of people being left behind.” The Roadmap is built on the premise that innovative and interdisciplinary solutions are needed to account for the interdependence of people and recovery efforts.

By funding research that directly responds to the UN Roadmap, NFRF will be part of a cohesive international research effort to address global socio-economic inequities that have been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Notice of intent deadline: 
  • Full application deadline: 


Applicants and research administrators are encouraged to attend the webinars to learn more about the competition and the overall application process. Webinars will be recorded and the presentations made available following the sessions. Please contact your institution’s research grants office for more information.

Date Time Language
March 1, 2022 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (eastern) French Join webinar
March 1, 2022 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (eastern) English Join webinar

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Funding Sources

Government of Canada

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: March 10, 2022