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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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Innovation Fund

This competition is now closed. The CFI is no longer accepting proposals.

Major Science Initiatives (MSI) 2014 Special Competition

The CFI Board of Directors made the decisions in November 2014.

John R. Evans Leaders Fund

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

Automotive Partnership Canada Fund

Eligible institutions may submit proposals anytime until 2014 or until the funds are exhausted.

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.

Advancing Big Data Science in Genomics Research

The CFI is partnering with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Genome Canada to fund a proposal through the Discovery Frontiers Call for Proposals: Advancing Big Data Science in Genomics Research.

Major Science Initiatives Fund

The CFI Board of Directors made the decisions in March 2012.

Digging Into Data Challenge

The CFI, along with NSERC and SSHRC, are joining a team of ten agencies from four countries to support research initiatives that will explore how computationally intensive research methods can be used to ask new questions and gain new insights.

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

Cyberinfrastructure Initiative

The Canada Foundation for Innovation is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 2015 Cyberinfrastructure initiative (CI)