The recent Requests for Funding Allocations has resulted in a reduction of available funds, but substantial amounts are still available. This is a reminder that the last deadline to respond to our calls for Requests for Funding Allocations is August 15th.
Please use the attached template for BCIT Internal Request For Allocation of funding from the Canada Foundation of Innovation (CFI). As explained in the document we have access to two funds, the John Evan Leaders Fund (JELF) and the new 2020 Innovation Fund (IF). Each of these funds have different deadlines for applications with CFI.
- In the JELF fund we still have an envelope of $400K that expires Oct 2019 (we will get a new allocation in the spring); the deadline for the full CFI application is October 15th, the corresponding internal deadline is 2 weeks before (October 1st).
- Our remaining 2020 IF envelope is $1.25M with CFI requiring Expressions of Interest (EoI) by Sep 6 2019 and full CFI applications by January 20th 2020 for decision in Nov 2020. The 2020 IF funding is a one time call, with the next IF likely becoming available in about 2 to 3 years. Please see the CFI Draft Call for Proposals for the 2020 Innovation Fund for further information on the IF.For the 2020 IF, although the CFI EoI deadline is Sept 6th 2019, there are a number of collaborative opportunities with other institutions, so if you plan for a multi-institutional application, you will have to coordinate with your collaborators and take into account their internal deadlines as well.
Please inform your respective SRC’s and interested faculty about these opportunities.
The IRC will meet in person or electronically to adjudicate all applications received by the August 15th deadline. I would request applications to be submitted to Teresa Symborska (and be resent out the all IRC members).
Dean Applied Research