The John R. Evans Leaders Fund enables a select number of an institution’s excellent researchers to undertake leading-edge research by providing them with the foundational research infrastructure required to be or become leaders in their field. In turn, this enables institutions to remain internationally competitive in areas of research and technology development, aligned with their strategic priorities.
This fund also offers institutions the opportunity to create competitive research support packages in the form of infrastructure and a portion of the operating and maintenance costs , coupled with direct research costs from partner organizations.
Institutions can submit proposals requesting up to $800,000 from the CFI, with a maximum total eligible cost of $2 million.
All proposals to this fund are evaluated against six criteria which define the fund’s mandate. They are:
- Research or technology development
- Need for the infrastructure and budget justification
- Training of highly qualified personnel
- Benefits to Canadians
- Institutional commitment and sustainability
Deadlines vary according to affiliations. Please click here for more information.