Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) support infrastructure including the state-of-the-art equipment, laboratories, databases, specimens, scientific collections, computer hardware and software, communications linkages and buildings necessary to conduct leading-edge research. See all funding programs.
CFI’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) is designed to serve the infrastructure needs of individual faculty or small groups of up to three (3) faculty members where there is a need to share infrastructure. It offers institutions the opportunity to attract and retain the best of today’s and tomorrow’s leading investigators.
Unity Health Toronto has been pre-assigned a portion of the University of Toronto (U of T)’s CFI allocation. JELF projects thus are chosen through internal competitions (2-3 times each year) and need to be approved by the Vice President, Research and Innovation. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate a major “value-add” for the institution, meaning a) project falls within priority areas of research; and, b) infrastructure fills a gap in our research infrastructure needs, and will meet the needs of multiple researchers and their programs at Unity Health.
If you are a researcher who is interested in applying for a JELF, please contact VPRI@smh.ca. While there is no maximum total project budget, JELF projects are typically up to a maximum of $1M. The total project funding distribution is as follows:
CFI-JELF – Internal call for proposals
Internal deadline for proposal submission: Usually 4 months prior to the CFI deadlines.
For any questions and submission, contact VPRI@smh.ca.