The Canada First Research Excellence Fund’s interdisciplinary expert review panels ensure that the high international standards of research excellence established for the program are respected. The panels provide detailed evaluations of the relative strengths and weaknesses of groups of applications, based on the related selection criteria, and make observations on the requested budgets. The review panel reports are transmitted to the strategic selection board, along with all proposal materials, for further evaluation.
The review panels are composed of international experts with broad expertise representing a variety of domains and disciplines. These experts have experience in both the senior administration of large research endeavours and the development of world-leading research capabilities.
Competition 1 (2015) Review Panels
Competition 2 (2016) Review Panels
Midterm Review Panel (2020 and 2021)