Principal investigator process

The Institutional Programs division of the Office of Research Services administers a variety of external funding programs that include the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF), Canada Research Chairs (CRC), Canada 150 Research Chairs and Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD).

As these diverse programs all have their own rules and guidelines, it is vitally important that principal investigators contact us for the specific process for their circumstances.

A few important concepts that apply to all funding programs that fall under the Institutional Programs umbrella are:



  • work closely with the Senior Project Officer and Finance Officer to finalize the award
  • ensure that proper UVic purchasing and hiring procedures are followed
  • Any transaction that takes place concerning your project must be vetted and approved through Institutional Programs (i.e., purchase requisitions, journal entries, cheque requisitions, hiring internal and external personnel, etc).
  • ensure that the grant award is used only for its specified purpose
  • Principal Investigators are to act as the project managers, with Institutional Programs, to ensure that the condition and guidelines of the funder are met.
  • Principal Investigators are responsible for any project over expenditures

Contact us

Manager, Institutional Programs: Jill Taylor,, 250-853-3847
Financial Project Officer: Mike England,, 250-472-5126
Financial Project Officer: Michael Chin,, 250-472-4377
Project Assistant: Mohit Garg,, 250-472-5990