The Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS), housed within the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (the Fund).

The Fund’s steering committee is responsible for providing strategic direction for the program, and is the body that approves funding recommendations made by the selection board.

Steering committee

Ted Hewitt (Chair)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Roderick McInnes
Acting President
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Simon Kennedy
Deputy Minister
Health Canada

John Knubley
Deputy Minister
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Roseann O’Reilly Runte
President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation

Mario Pinto
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council