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Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Programs

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure, which consists of state-of-the-art equipment, buildings, laboratories, and databases required to conduct research. The CFI normally funds up to 40 percent of a project’s infrastructure costs which are invested in partnership with eligible institutions and their funding partners from the public, private, and voluntary sectors who provide the remainder 

Canada Foundation for Innovation

Programs offered include:

John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) is designed to assist universities in attracting and retaining excellent faculty by offering the opportunity to acquire infrastructure to undertake cutting-edge research and to create competitive packages of research support—infrastructure, direct research costs, and operating funds.

February 15, June 15, October 15
The ORS Internal deadline is two weeks prior to the above dates.

Innovation Fund:  CFI challenges institutions to propose transformative infrastructure projects that will underpin cutting-edge research and will have a structuring effect on Canada’s research landscape. The CFI is also challenging institutions to continue to make strategic choices and set priorities that build on their distinct advantages. The CFI seeks to support promising and innovative directions in research or technology development in areas where Canada currently is, or has the potential to be, competitive on the global stage. The CFI will support initiatives that allow institutions and their researchers to build on and enhance an emerging strategic priority area, accelerate current research and technology development work or take established capabilities to a globally competitive level.

For futher information, check the CFI website (above)
For assistance please contact Nicole Noel at ext. 3916