Submitting External Funding Applications

All NOIs, LOIs, and grant applications to external funders require official signatures from the Faculty of Nursing and the University of Calgary (even if the funder does not ask for this).

The Nursing Research Office (NRO) facilitates the Faculty-level review and signature, while the Research Services Office (RSO) coordinates the University-level review and signature.

The NRO and RSO each provide two levels of application review prior to obtaining official signatures; one level is optional and one is required. You are encouraged to take advantage of the optional full review from each office. 

Please see below for details and deadlines (which apply to NOIs/LOIs and grant applications).

Full Review (optional)

This is a thorough review of the penultimate version of the full NOI/LOI or grant application; detailed feedback is provided for your consideration.

  • NRO deadline: two weeks before the Faculty-level administrative review & sign-off deadline
  • RSO deadline: two weeks before the University-level administrative review & sign-off deadline

(NOTE: if you wish to take advantage of both the NRO and RSO full reviews, please submit your documents to the NRO four weeks in advance of the Faculty-level administrative review & sign-off deadline.)

Administrative Review & Sign-off (required)

This is an administrative review of the final version of the full NOI/LOI or grant application prior to obtaining official signatures. Following review by the Research Facilitator and Associate Dean-Research (ADR), the PI will be advised as to any administrative or budgetary changes required. Following Faculty signature, the signed Research Funding Application Approval (RFAA) form will be emailed to the PI along with guidance on submitting documents to RSO.

  • NRO deadline: by 10am two working days prior to the RSO, Faculty of Graduate Studies, or Postdoctoral Office deadline
  • RSO deadline: by Noon two working days prior to the funder¬†deadline (there are exceptions; please verify the RSO deadline with the NRO Research Facilitator in advance)