Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) competition- Phase 1 – Expression of Interest

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Monday 15th, August 2022

External Deadline:


All internal submissions are due by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline, and are to be emailed to The following deadlines apply to this competition:
Phase 1 – Expression of Interest
Monday, August 15th, 2022: Internal deadline for submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI), including a completed EOI Approval Form.
Phase 2 – Full Application Selection and Submission to CFI
Monday, September 19h, 2022: Internal deadline for submission of completed* CFI JELF applications invited from Phase 1 (EOI call), and completed EOI Approval Forms. Applications will be reviewed, and those selected will receive an invitation to proceed to revision (as applicable), and submission to CFI.
Monday, October 3rd, 2022: Internal deadline for completion of revisions to selected CFI JELF applications.
Monday, Oct. 17th, 2022: CFI deadline for submission of finalized application. Where applicable, CFI JELF applications affiliated with Canada Research Chair applications will be submitted for the Chairs’ October 18th, 2022 deadline.
*Completed means submission quality (i.e., ALL sections of the CFI JELF online application are completed by the applicant(s), and fully validated online using the CFI CAMS system, with all required files uploaded and meeting the CFI formatting guidelines).

Fore more information please see the attached pdf.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email


CFI JELF Oct 2022_EOI_Call

Funding Sources

Canada Foundation for Innovation

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: June 23, 2022