If you would like to apply for a grant you meet the eligibility requirements for, you must follow the application instructions outlined for that grant in the Funding Opportunities calendar.
All grant applicants must complete a Research Funding Application Approvals (RFAA) form for each grant application, which requires that the applicant validate key information related to the proposed research and collects authorizing signatures from various responsible offices. Postdocs must obtain the approval and signature of their supervisor on this form. Postdocs must discuss any grant applications with their supervisor, agreeing on the time commitment and use of any of the supervisor’s or department’s resources to carry out the proposed research activities. Review “What Grant Applications Signatures Mean” to understand the acknowledgements and attestations provided by each signatory on a RFAA.
Note that the RFAA is only used for applications for research grants. Applications for postdoctoral fellowships (e.g., CIHR Fellowships, Mitacs Elevate) should use the RFAA for Training Awards form.
Submit to Research Services
Submit a complete and signed RFAA, along with a final version of your application, to the Research Services Office (RSO) by the posted internal deadline (at least 3 business days in advance of the agency deadline). RSO will review your application for eligibility, completeness, and any institutional risks before providing approval for submission. Unless otherwise noted, applicants are responsible for making the final submission to the funding agency.
Note that postdocs cannot use the Research Management System (RMS) at this time. If the grant program you are applying to requires submission through RMS, please contact the responsible RSO Grants Officer to make alternate arrangements.
Detailed Application Review
With at least two weeks notice in advance of the funding agency’s deadline, RSO can provide a detailed review of your application, reviewing the application against program guidelines and best practices to improve the quality and competitiveness of your application.
If the grant program is being managed through the Research Management System (RMS), please contact the RSO Grants Officer managing the grant for information on how to apply.