The Canada First Research Excellence Fund is administered by the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS).
To avoid duplication of information and possibly conflicting interpretations, the Secretariat asks eligible institutions to nominate a single point of contact to interact with the Secretariat. Through these designated contacts, the Secretariat will keep institutions informed of updated program information. Please check with your institution’s designated contact (usually a senior administrator, such as the vice-president of research) for the latest program updates and answers to frequently asked questions.
If you believe that your institution meets the eligibility criteria of the program, but you have not yet been contacted by the Secretariat and would like to receive updated program information, please send an email to the general inquiries address provided below.