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New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) International Stream: 2022 Horizon Global Platform Competition

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


The total funding request can be up to $250,000 per year (including indirect costs). The maximum budget for the direct costs related to the research project is $200,000 per year with 25% ($50,000 per year) of the value of the direct costs of research to cover indirect costs.

Applicants must request a budget (value and duration) commensurate with the requirements for their participation in the international research project. Eligible expenses related to the direct costs of research are outlined in the Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration, with exceptions for this program noted in the Use of Grant Funds.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

September 26, 2022

Sponsor Deadline:

October 3, 2022

Additional Dates:

  • ROADS Internal NOI Deadline - September 6, 2022
  • Sponsor Registration Form Deadline - September 13, 2022
  • ROADS Internal Draft Application Deadline - September 26, 2022
  • Sponsor Application Deadline - October 3, 2022


The objective of the NFRF International stream is to support international research collaborations and position Canada and Canadian researchers as strategic partners at the international level, through two mechanisms:

  1. The first involves joint calls with international agencies on topics of international relevance.
  2. The second funds Canadian researchers’ participation on international research projects supported by major global platforms.

 The NFRF 2022 Horizon Global Platform competition falls under the second mechanism, by providing funding for Canadian researchers who are partners on successful projects funded through eligible calls under Horizon Europe.

Additional Program Information:

Dates and Deadlines

Notify HRS of Intent to Apply ASAP

Registration Deadline: One week after the Horizon Europe application deadline, or September 13, 2022 (whichever is later)

Application Deadline:  Two weeks after the results from a Horizon Europe call, or October 3, 2022 (whichever is later)

Webinar Details

Below is a link to a video recording for the NFRF 2022 Horizon Webinar that took place on August 16, 2022. Slides from the webinar are attached.

(Bilingual) – NFRF 2022 – Horizon Webinar


Canadian researchers named on an application to an eligible Horizon Europe call can apply to this funding opportunity. Projects funded through any Research and Innovation call under Pillar II (Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness) of Horizon Europe with a deadline before December 31, 2022, are eligible for the 2022 Horizon Global Platform competition.

If more than one eligible Canadian researcher is named on the same Horizon Europe-funded project, they may each apply to this funding opportunity as a nominated principal investigator (NPI). Each applicant must prepare and submit their own unique application. Alternatively, a single application may be submitted involving an NPI and one or more co-principal investigators (co-PIs).

It is expected that the Canadian researcher (or research team) will be an integral part of the larger Horizon Europe research team that was awarded a grant. As such, and to demonstrate their importance to the project as a whole, the NPI and/or their primary affiliation must be a signing partner on the Consortium Agreement for the Horizon Europe project.

An individual may only apply for funding from a single opportunity across the agencies for the same Horizon Europe project. An application may not be submitted to this funding opportunity if one has been submitted to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Alliance International opportunity for the same project.

Subject matter (fit to program)

Projects funded through any Research and Innovation call under Pillar II (Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness) of Horizon Europe with a deadline before December 31, 2022, are eligible for the 2022 Horizon Global Platform competition.

Application/Nomination Process:

To apply for a 2022 Horizon Global Platform grant, Canadian participants on eligible Horizon Europe calls must submit their registration form by September 13, 2022, or within one week of the Horizon Europe deadline for their call, whichever is later. This is a mandatory step in the application process. If you are interested in the Horizon Global Platform competition, please contact: Michelle Czerwinski, Associate Director, Research Administration and Infrastructure, HRS ( Applicants must complete the registration form and application using the Convergence Portal with oversight by HRS.


More information on this program can be found at:

Additional Information PDF


  • Nathan Coschi, ROADS
  • If applying from the Faculty of Health Sciences, unless otherwise indicated, you no longer need to send documents to HRS Intake. Your first point of contact is your assigned Senior Grants Advisor.