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The CFI’s funding architecture is designed to deliver on the CFI’s mandate by meeting the current needs of the research community, its partners and stakeholders. The CFI funding architecture covers the full spectrum of infrastructure: projects to attract a leading researcher; team-led innovative projects that have a structuring effect for an institution or a region; and large-scale national projects.

Please note that only eligible institutions — and not individual researchers — may submit a proposal to the CFI. We encourage researchers to contact their institutional research office to learn more about internal application processes.

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2015 Consultation

The CFI has launched its pan-Canadian consultation on potential adjustments to the CFI’s core funding mechanisms and other strategic issues of relevance to institutions, the research community and other CFI stakeholders.

Major Science Initiatives Fund

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has launched the next competition of the Major Science Initiatives (MSI) Fund with a Call for Proposals.

Cyberinfrastructure Initiative

Eligible institutions may submit notices of intent for Challenge 1 until May 22, 2015.

College-Industry Innovation Fund

Stream 2 (CCI-IE competition 13) – Eligible institutions may submit Letters of Intent until May 29, 2015, with full applications due by October 30, 2015. Stream 1 – Eligible institutions may submit a notice of intent (NOI) until January 16, 2015 with proposals due by May 15, 2015

John R. Evans Leaders Fund

This ongoing program accepts proposals from eligible institutions at specific times throughout the year.

Innovation Fund

The CFI Board of Directors made the decisions in March 2015.

Exceptional Opportunities Fund

Eligible institutions should contact their CFI Senior Programs Officer to take advantage of an exceptional and time-sensitive opportunity.

Infrastructure Operating Fund

Eligible institutions may submit a claim once a year by June 15.