Research Facilitation

Writing successful grant applications is everyone's goal. To assist applicants Research Grants Facilitators have extensive knowledge concerning funding sources and successful grant writing skills. Grants facilitators assist SFU researchers in applying for research funding from all funding agencies.

Each of the eight Faculties at SFU has one or more Faculty Research Liaison Officers. Their main mission is the encouragement and facilitation of research in general and funded research in particular.

Faculty Mentors in each SFU Department make themselves available to colleagues, especially recently arrived faculty members, to draw on their experience and expertise in order to provide advice and assistance in preparing research grant applications.


Research Grants Facilitators

Staff in each Faculty with research credentials and experience, who can match researchers with funding opportunities and potential collaborators, assist with the development of competitive applications for external grant and contract funding, and offer grant-writing workshops.

Faculty Research Liaison Officers

Provide information on research grant and contract opportunities, advice on the development and writing of grant applications, facilitation of research collaboration, assistance in obtaining tools and equipment needed for research, advice on research policy to the Vice-President, Research, and advice and interpretation of research policies to faculty members.

Research Mentors

Senior SFU faculty with strong records of successful application for grant funding from the Canadian granting councils and/or service on grant selection committees, who are available to their colleagues for consultation and advice on the preparation of grant applications.

Internal Research Support

SFU works to ensure that scholarly and research endeavours be supported through the provision of internal funding for faculty and students. Students seeking funding can visit the website of the Dean of Graduate Studies for details of the various options available.