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Resources for researchers

Need a signature? Curious about ethics approvals? Need to know a policy? Look no further.

Need faculty approvals on a grant application?

All external applications need faculty-level review and signature of the Associate Dean Research. Please allow two business days for ADR signature.

Research Management System (RMS)

Most major grant applications now go through the Research Management System, an online platform which replaces paper-based process of approvals. Follow these steps:

  • Ensure that the competition is running through the RMS (check the funding calendar entry for more information.
  • Complete RMS training
  • Create a record and upload your application. The system will automatically guide the application through the chain of approvals.
  • Need help? Contact the RMS Project Helpline

Competitions not transferred to RMS

Submit your documents

In person to the Dean's Office reception (Social Sciences 13th floor) or via email.

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Be aware of timelines

Large competitions have separate timelines and submission processes.

These may include:

  • SSHRC Partnership Development and Partnership Grants
  • NSERC Alliance.


For technical inquiries, workflow, roles

For paper-based applications

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Vice President Research Office

Planning and policy issues, government and community relations. Responsible for research chairs and institutes, research administration, and animal care. 

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Research Services Office

Sponsored research, grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities. Help with University policy, procedures and requirements. Assistance interpreting and applying UCalgary's Intellectual Property policy.

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Postdoc Office

Assistance with research training, career development, and other services for the 400 postdoctoral fellows who are valued members of our research community

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Research ethics board

UCalgary has two research ethics boards, three animal care committees, and a biosafety committee. All research, funded or unfunded, involving humans, animals or biohazards must first be reviewed by and receive approval from the appropriate board or committee before research can begin.

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Provides walk-up assistance for training staff and faculty in the areas of Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Research Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and IRISS. No appointment is necessary.

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UCalgary Research

UCalgary is a comprehensive academic and research institution, with a mission to discover new knowledge and translate our discoveries into applications that provide benefits to our local, national and international communities.

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Indigenous Research Support Team

The IRS Team supports and strengthens Indigenous-related research capacity at the University of Calgary. IRST serves to provide the opportunity for Indigenous communities to connect with a research body that can help to facilitate and identify the endeavours they would like to explore. IRST will be the point of contact for all university researchers doing any work within the broader Indigenous landscape, including with Indigenous communities and on Indigenous lands.

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Knowledge Engagement Unit

Connects researchers and community to build collaborative partnerships that create knowledge with impact. Key areas of support: partnership matchmaking; knowledge mobilization planning; research collaboration support; capacity building.

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Arts research team

The Associate Deans, Research and Infrastructure oversee the Canada Research Chair program, promote international research collaborations, identify needs for research infrastructure and manage external review processes.

Amelia Kiddle, PhD

Amelia Kiddle, PhD

Associate Dean, Research

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Brian Moorman, PhD

Brian Moorman, PhD

Associate Dean, Research

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Senior Research Advisor Kinga Olszewska

Kinga Olszewska, PhD

Senior Research Advisor

The Senior Research Advisor provides research career development support to academic staff.

Myriam Gerber

Myriam Gerber, PhD

Transdisciplinary Research Coordinator

Emily Howe

Emily Howe

Research Specialist