Start-up funding for new faculty members are eligible for matching funds. Though not required, the presence and agreement of a senior faculty member to act as mentor for the new faculty member is considered a strength. New Investigator awards to be used for operating expenses, including consumables, technical assistance (student or technician), publication costs and reasonable travel expenses but cannot be used for the awardee's salary.
New faculty members who already have secured an Operating grant from CIHR NIH or NSERC operating grant are not eligible to apply.
The second year of funding will be provided following receipt of a satisfactory progress report from the first year.