US Government

As of February 1, 2021 all new competitions which run through the External Grants Team will now include a 3-business day internal deadline requirement.

Each funding agency has different eligibility requirements so please confirm with the grants officer if you are eligible to apply.

Please note: Federal US government funding is awarded with specific terms and conditions. Research Services will work with the Principal Investigator receiving the award to review and approve such terms prior to acceptance of the award. 

Also, for all applications to US government funding opportunities, complete and final application documents must be submitted to Research Services no later than 12pm noon (MT) 4 business days in advance of the relevant agency deadline. These 2 additional days (i.e., over and above the standard 2 business day Research Service deadline) are to accommodate the additional time required to review and obtain approvals for US government funding application documents and to ensure error-free submission of the application through the relevant submission portal.

An eRA Commons account is often required for US Government projects. If required, please contact to have an account created.


For a complete list of all US funding opportunities, visit



National Science Foundation

University of Calgary faculty members are not eligible to be the lead applicant on National Science Foundation (NSF) applications. The lead must be from a US institution.  However, we can be a collaborator and receive funds through a sub-grant agreement. 

If you are a collaborator on a NSF application please connect with the Research Grants Officer as soon as possible. In most circumstances the lead institution will require either a letter of support or commitment forms. Research Services can facilitate the completion of the letter and/or forms. However, these can take several days to execute which is why it is important to connect with the grants officer as early as possible.


Department of Defense

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) is funded through the Department of Defense (DOD) and funds scientific and medical research aimed at eradicating diseases. The programs funded include breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers, neurofibromatosis, military health, and other specified areas.


The office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) manages Congressional Special Interest Medical Research Programs (CSI) encompassing breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers, neurofibromatosis, military health, and other specified areas.