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June 18, 2009

OTTAWA, June 18, 2009 — The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today announced more than $665 million for new state-of-the-art infrastructure at 41 Canadian research institutions.

April 16, 2009

The following forms and instruction manuals have been updated or added to CFI Online – Download Reference Forms section of  the CFI website.   These forms and instruction manuals are an aid to help Account Administrators and CFI Liaisons complete their online submissions for Award Finalization, Financial Reports and the IOF Annual Report. 


Updated Instruction Manuals


April 14, 2009

OTTAWA, April 14, 2009 — The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is pleased to announce the 2009 edition of its Science Writing Award. The deadline for submission is May 29, 2009.


Now in its fifth year, this award honours the writer of an outstanding print story that contributes to an increased awareness and understanding of science in Canada.

April 9, 2009

The 2009 federal budget provided the CFI with $600 million for a research funding competition to be launched before December 2010.  

In preparing for this and future competitions, and to inform the CFI’s strategic plan moving forward, the CFI is engaging Canada’s research community to explore current and emerging issues, gauge the value of the CFI’s program architecture, and identify possible improvements to future funding programs.

These consultations will look at four broad areas:

April 6, 2009

The Project Progress Report and the Institutional Report forms for 2008-09 will be accessible online April 9th. The deadline for the submission of the Project Progress Reports is June 30, 2009. The deadline for the submission of the Institutional Reports is July 31, 2009.

February 23, 2009

Canada Research Chairs News Release.


Leaders Opportunity Fund – Funding for infrastructure associated with a Canada Research Chair /
Fonds des leaders – Financement de l’infrastructure liée à une Chaire de recherche du Canada

February 4, 2009

OTTAWA, February 4, 2009—Federal Budget 2009 includes an allocation of $750 million of new funding to the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for “leading-edge research infrastructure.