OTTAWA, ONTARIO — Researchers passionate about launching meaningful careers will follow whatever path necessary to answer the compelling questions that drive them — whether it takes them to a different province, or even a different country. Having access to state-of-the-art labs and equipment can often seal the deal in their decision. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) plays a critical role in doing just that, and in the process, is helping Canada attract and retain some of the world’s top new research talent.
Today, the CFI begins a campaign that highlights the ambitions and accomplishments of this new generation of researchers who are building a future right here in Canada.
Read their stories: I picture my research in Canada
As part of the campaign the CFI is releasing a focus group report that looks at the impact research infrastructure funding has on new researchers. Among other things, the study — which involved discussions with almost 60 early-career researchers leading CFI-funded research projects and 13 research administrators at universities across Canada — found that CFI funding is used by institutions to attract top talent and that it sets researchers on the right path to launch their careers and enable research outcomes.
Download Report: Supporting Early Career Researchers: Funding for research infrastructure enhances the ability of Canadian academic institutions to attract and retain sought-after researchers at the beginning of their career and helps to position those researchers for success