The Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation is announcing a call for expressions of interest from interested Faculties/Programs/Research groups for participation in Round 1 of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.
Canada’s ability to attract top research talent, innovators and enterprises requires its world-class institutions to be able to seize emerging opportunities and strategically advance their greatest strengths on the global stage. Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to create the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, which will help Canadian post-secondary research institutions leverage their key strengths into world-leading capabilities that will generate benefits for Canadians.
The Canada First Research Excellence Fund will be available to all post-secondary institutions on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis. Further details on this initiative will be made available later this year.
$5M to $50M per annum for 5 years. Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to provide the Canada First Research Excellence Fund with $50 million in 2015–16, growing to $100 million in 2016–17, $150 million in 2017–18, and reaching a steady-state level of $200 million annually in 2018–19 and beyond. Within the next decade, the Canada First Research Excellence Fund will provide an additional $1.5 billion to advance the global research leadership of Canadian institutions.
For details, please review the CFREF Economic Action Plan 2014 document.
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