Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Matching Fund

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NBHRF has established a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) matching fund to be utilized by New Brunswick institutions and researchers for health related research infrastructure.  These funds can be utilized for a maximum of the lesser of $25,000 or 20% of total project costs, and are to be used as matching funds for approved CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund and  CFI Innovation Fund    Further information on CFI Programs is available at:

Applicants are required to complete the NBHRF on-line application, submit a copy of their approved CFI application together with CFI approval letter and comments.  Applicants must also submit a one page plain language project summary, one page explanation of the relevance of the project/program to health related research in New Brunswick, and information on, and breakdown of other sources of funding for the project.

There is no application deadline for this program; decisions will normally be made within 8 weeks of submission of request.

Requirements Guide

Applicants must have obtained CFI approval prior to submitting this application.
Grant applications must be completed (including all fields with an asterisk (*) if the required fields are not filled out your application will not be processed for review)& submitted online through the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation website.
Completion and submission of a Canadian Common CV  using the template entitled "NBHRF Template" is required. It must be downloaded from the Common CV website and then uploaded as an attachment to the NBHRF application using the" Choose Files "button on the online application form. CV (s) must be uploaded separately.
Your electronic signature page document (obtained by scanning the paper copy after signatures have been obtained) must be uploaded separately as an attachment using the " Choose Files " button on the application formand named “signature page”. There is no need to submit the paper copy of the signature page; the electronic scanned version will be sufficient.
Maximum funding available under this program is the lesser of $25,000 or 20% of total project costs.

Please ensure that your application is complete (including all required signatures and attachments).

The complete application must be submitted via the online process. 

*Page setup and format for attachments

            Margins:         ¾" (2 cm)
            Page:             8.5" x 11.0" (21.5 x 28.0 cm)
            Font:              12 point
            Spacing:          No condensed type or spacing
            Line Spacing:  Single-spaced

Applicants are to ensure section numbers and headings are included as outlined below and that page limitations are respected. 

  • *Plain Language Project Summary (Maximum 1 page)

  • *Relevance of Project/Program to Health Research in New Brunswick (Maximum 1 page)

  • *Information on and Breakdown of Other Sources of Funding for the Project (Amount, source, conditions)

  • Common CV A completed Common CV must be created (and/or updated) in the Canadian Common CV system as part of the application process. Using the CV Funding option, select Funding Source NBHRF, and then select CV Type NBHRF Template.You will have to upload your CCV as a document through the " Choose Files "button on your application. Please note that a “Draft” CCV will not be accepted as part of your application.  Please ensure that you upload the correct version of your CCV in your NBHRF application.  
  • Copy of CFI, Application Approval Letter and Comments from CFI Review Submit a copy of approved CFI application together with CFI approval letter and comments.  You will have to upload these as a document through the " Choose Files " button on your application.
  • Signatures If your institution does not have a Vice President, please enter the name of the person who has the authority to bind the institution or organization to the general conditions governing grants and awards and have them sign the "Institution (To be signed by Vice President)" box.

Before submiting the online application return to the above section and ensure all the documents are uploaded in your online application.

Application Submission - Read Carefully

Ensure you review the application for completeness (including all fields with an asterisk (*) & Short Abstract) and accuracy prior to submitting as you will not have access for editing after you click the submit button.
Ensure that all attachments (files),CCVs and signature page are uploaded with your application using the " Choose Files " button prior to submission.

DO NOT submit your application prior to receiving the appropriate signatures. The signature information is the last section of the application.  Once entered ensure to “Save Draft”.  Print your PDF (go to View scroll to the bottom of the page and click on View PDF). You may logout of the application at this time.  Your information will be saved because you clicked "Save Draft".   Obtain the required signatures on the page, scan it and log back into your account.  Click the "Edit" button on your Portfolio page. Click the" Choose Files " button under "Application Details Attachments" and upload the scanned signature page. Click the Signature Acquired boxes.

It is important that you obtain signatures BEFORE you submit this application. After you perform the Final Submit, you will not be able to make changes. You must review your application with each of the primary stakeholders and obtain their signatures. The signature on the pdf signature page must match the Signature Acquired name entered on the online application. (Example: You realized (or been told) that you have an incorrect name entered on your pdf for signature; you can strike out the original name and write in the appropriate name on your pdf form, and get the appropriate person to sign, HOWEVER, before submitting your application, you must return to that field in your online application and change the entry to the same name and title of the person who has signed.

If you are finished your application, click "Submit", if you wish to make any other changes or additions, click "Save Draft" and make those changes. You will receive an e-mail advising that your application has been received.  In the e-mail you will also be given a unique application number, please ensure that you record this number for future reference.

NBHRF will respond to requests for CFI Matching Support within a maximum of 8 weeks of receipt of application.

Final Report

Grant Recipients are required to submit a Final Report within 90 days of the project end date by completing the NBHRF final report form found by logging into your NBHRF account.    

If the project has been funded by a national agency, a copy of the agency's final report must also be included with the final report submission. Also please submit the financial statement for this account from your institution’s financial services department.  It must be uploaded as an attachment using the " Choose Files ". 

CFI online application