The CFI launched a Call for Proposals for the New Initiatives Fund Competition in July 2005. The Call was launched jointly with that for the Leading Edge Fund, with which it has a joint a budget of $325M. The first step was the submission of Notices of Intent (NOIs) in November 2005. This is now complete and there are more than 400 Notices of Intent requesting over $1 billion from the CFI. This represents almost $2.5 billion in infrastructure requests when one includes the partner funding.
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Frequently asked questions and answers pertaining to the LOF, LEF and NIF are now available.
OTTAWA, NOVEMBER 15, 2005 – In yesterday’s Economic and Fiscal Update, the Government of Canada included a proposal for an additional allocation of $500 million to the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), to assist in sustaining its activities during the period 2006-2010.
Canada Research Chairs Infrastructure Fund /
Fonds d’infrastructure pour les Chaires de recherche du Canada
WINNIPEG, November 7, 2005—Canadian universities across the country are receiving new funding to attract and retain 115 high-caliber researchers. Today’s announcement by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will provide support for 87 projects in 31 universities which will allow new and talented researchers to conduct their research in world-class facilities.
The 2006 Leading Edge Fund (LEF) proposal lists submitted to the CFI indicate that approximately 250 LEF applications requesting nearly $700M will be submitted to this competition.
The CFI is pleased to launch the Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF). The LOF permits universities to acquire infrastructure for their leading research faculty to undertake cutting-edge research and research training in areas identified as priorities for the university. It is designed to assist universities in attracting excellent faculty to Canadian universities as well as retaining the very best of today and tomorrow’s leading researchers.
Canadian Innovation in Manned Spaceflight
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