Institutional Programs (CFI)
The Institutional Programs Office on the Vancouver campus provides administrative and strategic support to all researchers pursuing major federal, provincial and regional infrastructure awards at the Vancouver and Kelowna campuses.
A Research Facilitator** in the Okanagan Office of Research Services is available to offer onsite program and grant development support to Okanagan campus researchers applying for research infrastructure funding.
**Pending a new hire, the interim contact person is Kristen Korberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Internal processes and timelines specific to the Okanagan Office of Research Services can be found below.
Proposals to the John R. Evans Leaders Fund are used to attract or retain faculty in priority areas as identified in the university’s Strategic Research Plan. There are two categories of candidates:
- Attraction candidates are new recruits to UBC appointed within 24 months of the CFI submission deadline
- Retention candidates are existing UBC faculty members
Okanagan campus researchers applying for the CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund in the attraction or retention category should refer to the UBC Okanagan CFI Application Instructions & Deadlines for internal allocations, processes and timelines.
Proposals are vetted internally and only strong proposals are selected for submission to CFI. As internal screening is rigorous, applicants are encouraged to prepare well-developed applications.
One month following the submission to CFI, a matching funds application must be submitted to the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF). NEW! A full BCKDF Step 1 proposal is now part of the internal adjudicaton and selection of proposals. Refer to the BCKDF website for guidelines, application form template and webinar extract. An internal BCKDF application guide is available by request from the CFI Research Facilitator.
Contact the CFI Research Facilitator in the Okanagan Office of Research Services for program support, 1-on-1 proposal development support, criteria review and editorial assistance on the proposal. Additional resources for writing the CFI and BCKDF proposals are also available upon request.
Information on UBC-wide procedures is available on the Applying for CFI Funding page on the Institutional Programs website. A detailed description of the UBC Okanagan CFI Application Instructions & Deadlines (for UBC Okanagan applicants ONLY) is available here.
JELF Competition Deadlines
Deadlines for Attraction Candidates:
| Internal Selection
|CFI Deadline||BCKDF Deadline|
*These deadlines are for UBC Okanagan applicants only. All other applicants should contact the Institutional Programs Office at UBC Vancouver for details on UBCV-specific internal processes.
NOTE: Only candidates selected through an internal nomination and selection process can apply as retention candidates. Please contact Kristen Korberg for more information.
Writing the JELF Proposal
Researchers planning to submit a proposal to the October 2016 CFI JELF competition are invited to attend a workshop on writing the JELF proposal. An overview of the CFI guidelines will be presented. Applicants are asked to familiarize themselves with the JELF program and the CFI Policy an Program Guide in advance of this workshop.
Institutional Programs Forms
- UBC Okanagan CFI Application Instructions & Deadlines
This document provides information on the CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) competition and 2015 deadlines (both internal and external).
- Notice of Intent for CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund Proposals
The Notice of Intent form must be completed and submitted to the Office of Research Services by the deadline indicated above.
- Space Request Form
This form must be submitted to the Space Committee for all space requests related to CFI proposals.
- Research Project Information Form
Institutional Signatures: Once a proposal has been approved by the internal committee and a final version of the proposal is ready, obtain institutional signatures. No substantive changes (e.g. budget) are permitted after this point. Submit application and signature page to ORS by internal deadline.
- BCKDF application form
- BCKDF Guidelines
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