Canada Biomedical Research Fund and Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund—Stage 2: 8. Selection process
8. Selection process
The program undertakes an administrative review of all materials at all application stages to verify eligibility requirements and application guidelines have been met. Applications that do not meet the requirements are withdrawn from the competition. Applications may be cross-referenced within the same funding opportunity and across other funding opportunities within the scope of the Strategy, to ensure there is no duplication of funding requests.
Funding decisions are made following a rigorous competitive review process ensuring both the scientific and strategic excellence of the proposals. Scientific and Technical Review Committees (STRCs) first evaluate the merit of the proposals. Following this review, the Strategic Review Committee (SRC) will assess proposals’ alignment with the strategic objectives of the funding opportunity and with the priorities of the Strategy. The SRC will ultimately recommend a portfolio of proposals that will best support the Strategy and benefit Canada.
The recommendations from the SRC are shared with the Deputy Heads Steering Committee for review and submitted for approval to the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS) Steering Committee, which includes representatives from the three funding agencies, the CFI, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and Health Canada. The TIPS Steering Committee approves the final award decisions for the research and talent development components and the CFI’s Board of Directors approves the final award decisions for research infrastructure components.
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