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The deadline for the submission of annual reports has been moved to September 30, 2021.


Date published: May 5, 2021

About the Program

Helping Canadian postsecondary institutions excel globally in research areas that create long-term economic advantages for Canada

The Canada First Research Excellence Fund (the Fund) helps competitively selected Canadian postsecondary institutions turn their key strengths into world-leading capabilities.

The Fund is a tri-agency initiative of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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Jointly administered by

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council