Strategic Research Initiatives

Tracy Mohr
Director, Strategic Research Initiatives 
(204) 474-6005 


Canada Foundation for Innovation 
Research Manitoba - CFI Matching
Canada Research Chairs 
Canada Excellence Research Chairs
Research Manitoba - Centres of Excellence Fund
Mitacs
Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada
Genome Canada  
Genome Prairie
Western Economic Diversification Canada


Canada Foundation for Innovation 
230 Queen Street
Suite 450
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E4 
Website

Birtukan Gebretsadik
Research Grants Officer 
Strategic Research Initiatives
(204) 480-1409
Jackie Cooney-Birch
Projects Coordinator 
Strategic Research Initiatives
(204) 480-1495

CFI Policy and Program Guide

What's New

Funding Opportunities and Deadlines

John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

Call for JELF Proposals 
Guidelines for Completing a JELF proposal 
Proposal Development Checklist 
University of Manitoba CFI Advisory Committee
CFI-JELF Workshop Presentation

Infrastructure Operating Fund (IOF) 

Infrastructure Operating Fund (IOF)
The University of Manitoba plan for operation and maintenance of CFI funded Infrastructure and Allocation of CFI-IOF

Innovation Fund (IF)

Innovation Fund

Other Resources:

CFI Award Finalization and Management 
CFI Research Facilities Navigator
UM CFI equipment and software list – available in My Research Tools through JUMP

Canada Research Chairs 
350 Albert Street, 16th Floor
P.O. Box 1610
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6G4 
Website

Birtukan Gebretsadik
Research Grants Officer 
Strategic Research Initiatives
(204) 480-1409

What's New

Procedures to Nominate a Chair 
Procedures to Renew a Chair 
Advertisement: Tier 1 or Tier 2 CRC Chair Advancement or Retention Chairs 
CRC Nominations, Decisions and Announcements 
CRC Information on Award Administration

Mitacs Inc.  
6190 Agronomy Road, Suite 301
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Website

University Contact
Robert Senkiw
Special Projects Officer
204-474-9019
Mitacs – Manitoba Contact
Iman Yahyaie
Business Development Officer
204-599-9434

Programs

Accelerate – Four-month, scalable research internships, allowing graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from all disciplines to apply their expertise to business-related challenges.

Elevate – Two-year training program for post-doctoral fellows from all disciplines undertaking an industrially-relevant research project.

Globalink– Supports international research mobility for undergraduate and graduate students (see link for eligible partner countries).

Globalink Research Award– Senior undergraduate and graduate research projects abroad (12-24 month duration).


Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada  
350 Albert Street, 16th floor mailroom
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1H5
Website 

University Contact
Robert Senkiw
Special Projects Officer
204-474-9019

List of Networks by Sector

Funding Opportunities

  • New Networks: Current Competitions

  • Network-Specific: Individual networks may announce calls in targeted areas throughout the year to seek national participation. Competitions, workshops and other events are announced via the ORS Weekly Funding Newsletter.

Programs

Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE)
Large-scale, interdisciplinary, academically-led research networks that harness the creativity and inventiveness of Canadian health, natural, and social scientists and engineers.

Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence (CIRCE)
Strengthens research ties between Canada and India in areas of mutual strategic importance.
 
Knowledge Mobilization Initiative (NCE-KM)
Networks dedicated to transferring knowledge to those who can put it into practice by supporting collaborations between academia, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR)
Bridge the gap between innovation and commercialization by matching research expertise with the business community to share knowledge and resources to bring innovations to market faster.

Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE)
Large-scale, collaborative research networks (led by not-for-profit consortium of industrial partners) that apply research expertise to specific challenges identified by an industrial sector.


Genome Canada  
150 Metcalfe Street
Suite 2100
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1P1
Website

University Contact
Robert Senkiw
Special Projects Officer
(204) 474-9019

Genome Prairie
100-135 Innovation Dr.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 6A8
Website

Genome Prairie Contact
Simon Potter
Director of Operations
204-230-7974 

Current Competitions 


Western Economic Diversification Canada 
Suite 1500, 9700 Jasper Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 4H7
Website

University Contact

Robert Senkiw
Special Projects Officer
204-474-9019

Current Opportunities