Updated: Mon, 07/22/2024 - 15:29

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

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Information for CFI Applicants 

CFI projects are institutional initiatives:. McGill researchers offered the opportunity (Faculty or Provost decision) or allowed through an internal McGill review process can apply to the CFI.

At McGill, CFI proposals are managed through the Institutional Strategic Initiatives (ISI) unit in the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR).

In an effort to streamline the CFI application process within the Faculty of Engineering, Principal Investigators (PIs) and Departments/Schools should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Applicants should refer to detailed timelines for upcoming competitions: JELF Timelines
  • In addition to submitting a complete draft in Word to Round Coordinator in ISI, a copy of full proposal for revision must also be e-mailed to the Associate Dean of Research and Innovation for review. The ADR will provide comments and feedback on the Institutional commitment and sustainability section.
  • Submission of the Financial Module for review is particularly important as it may impact the Faculty’s CFI allocations. Note that ISI can prepare the budget builder for you. Please contact Round Coordinator for assistance.
  • The final version of the CFI application must be submitted to the Associate Dean of Research and Innovation (Dean’s Delegate) for an approval signature before final revised versions are posted on the CFI and Quebec portals. Therefore, applications must be submitted to the Dean's Office for approval signatures at least 4 working days before the deadline, to allow sufficient time for final review.

Submission Deadlines

  • February 15th
  • Late April (if associated with a CRC)
  • June 15th
  • October 15th
  • Late October (if associated with a CRC)


Please consult CFI's timelines and future CFI funds for opportunities. Detailed information regarding CFI and its policies and programs can be found in the CFI Policy and Program Guide.

Information for CRC Applicants or Renewals

The CRC program at McGill is under the purview of the Office of the Provost.

The submission process is jointly coordinated through the Office of the Provost (contact Naomi Belinsky ) and Institutional Strategic Initiatives (ISI).

Once a CRC or a CRC-CFI proposal is awarded, the Office of the Provost manages the CRC award and Institutional Strategic Initiatives (ISI) manages the CFI award.

For information on the nomination and application process, please consult the OSR-ISI webpage.


Please contact us if you have questions or require assistance.

benoit.boulet [at] mcgill.ca (Benoit Boulet)Associate Dean
Research & Innovation
Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 378


agapi.agapitos [at] mcgill.ca (Agapi Agapitos ), Finance Administrator, Grants and Research
Research & Innovation
Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 378
(514) 398-1715

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