UBC Internal Letter of Intent (LOI) for 2012 LEF/NIF Competition
UBC Internal LOI Deadline: Monday, August 22, 2011
The CFI will launch a Leading Edge Fund/New Initiatives Fund (LEF /NIF) competition by December 2011. “Supporting innovative and transformative infrastructure projects leads to scientific breakthroughs and produces social, economic, environmental and health benefits to Canada. Open to all disciplines, LEF/NIF competitions enhance Canada’s capacity for leading-edge research and technology development.”
The CFI will invest $155 million under the LEF/NIF competition to support research infrastructure projects. The primary focus will be on ensuring that CFI-funded infrastructure remains at the leading edge.
The critical CFI dates for the competition will be:
|August 20, 2011||UBC Internal Letter of Intent Deadline|
|September 15, 2011||CFI will issue “Call for Proposals”|
|November 30, 2011||UBC Deadline for Internal Submission of Draft Proposals (see below)|
|January 10, 2012||UBC Internal Selection Decisions Announced|
|January 20, 2012||CFI Deadline for the submission of notices of intent|
|April 26, 2012||CFI Deadline for the submission of proposals|
|November 13, 2012||CFI Board decisions|
For further details and terms of reference for this competition go to the Canada Foundation for Innovation website.
UBC requires that all faculty members interested in accessing infrastructure funding through this program must complete a Letter of Intent that can be downloaded using this LOI Link.
Please notify the Executive Associate Dean, Research, of your intention to apply by sending a copy of your completed LOI to email@example.com.
Complete the LOI and email a copy to Donna Lei at the Institutional Programs Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a cc: copy to Michael Blades, CFI Coordinator (email@example.com) by August 20th, 2011.
NOTE: On November 30th, UBC researchers interested in accessing funding through the LEF/NIF route will be required to submit a “Draft Proposal” that addresses the assessment criteria identified by CFI.