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Call for letters of intent for Canada Foundation for Innovation Funding

The SRCA office requests Letters of Intent (LOI) from faculty with a track record of research excellence to apply for the Canada Foundation for Innovation - John Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) which offers competitive funding for research equipment needs in all disciplines. The JELF targets the recruitment and retention needs of Canada’s universities and provides funds for recognized or developing research leaders with cutting-edge research programs requiring infrastructure and providing an enriched training environment.

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