The CFI issued a Call for Proposals for the Leading Edge and New Initiatives Fund Competition in February 2008. The first step was the submission of Notices of Intent (NOIs) in June 2008. This is now complete and there are approximately 500 Notices of Intent requesting over $1.7 billion from the CFI. There is a single budget of up to $400 million (plus an associated $120M offered through the Infrastructure Operating Fund) for all projects in the current competition.
Our objective in posting the NOIs on the website is to encourage institutions that have similar or complementary projects to consider potential collaborations or joint initiatives to ensure the most effective use of resources.
The NOIs are searchable using keywords and for each infrastructure project, you can view the institution, the project title, key words, and a project summary.