New Frontiers in Research Fund

The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) supports world-leading interdisciplinary, international, high-risk / high-reward, transformative and rapid-response Canadian-led research.

Funding streams

The NFRF has three streams that each support specific goals, and the flexibility to launch special calls:


Exploration generates opportunities for Canadians to conduct innovative high-risk / high-reward interdisciplinary research


The International stream enhances opportunities for Canadian researchers to partner on international projects


Transformation provides large-scale support for Canada to build strength and leadership in interdisciplinary and transformative research

Special calls

Special calls are targeted to support emerging research as needed

About the New Frontiers in Research Fund

About the NFRF

Learn more about the NFRF program

Program characteristics

The NFRF has characteristics to enhance Canada’s competitiveness in the global, knowledge-based economy

Competition results

Interactive dashboard of NFRF competition results

Contact us

General and communications inquiries and technical help



An interactive dashboard highlights key data on NFRF competitions, providing insights into how funding is distributed

Research stories

Learn about NFRF-funded researchers and their research projects


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