The ORF-LIF co-funds with the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Innovation Fund and helps cover the costs of building/renovating and equipping facilities to conduct collaborative academic research. The Government of Ontario has confirmed that they will be co-funding this round of the Innovation Fund through the 2017 ORF-LIF.
ORF-LIF Notices of Intent (NOIs) are to be submitted to the Ministry of Research and Innovation by May 17, 2016. An Ontario Strategic Value Review panels will review NOIs and will make recommendations on the alignment of the research to strategic value to Ontario. This feedback will be sent to institutions prior to the submission deadline for full CFI and ORF applications.
The full ORF-LIF application submission package will be available in April/May 2016.
For complete timelines and processes, please visit the Western's 2017 CFI-Innovation Fund website.
For more information, or questions about the above documents, please contact Carolyn Paterson (519-661-2111 ext. 82262).