The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announces up to $50 million for new Cyberinfrastructure Initiative

November 27, 2014

OTTAWA, November 27, 2014 — The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) launches a new initiative today aimed at helping Canada’s research community come together to integrate, share and analyze digital data faster than ever before.

With the support of the Government of Canada, the CFI has allocated up to $50 million in funding for cyberinfrastructure to encourage the country’s researchers to work with each other and with their counterparts in data science, analytics and software development to adopt and develop new ways to make sense of increasingly complex data sets.

Cyberinfrastructure is defined as the software and hardware required to exploit massive data sets along with the experts who can manage and even mine these vast data pools for patterns that will contribute to the cutting-edge of science, humanities, health and engineering.

In addition to funding projects proposed by teams of researchers and data scientists, the new initiative will also encourage the renewal of a national hub of advanced computing and data resources managed by Compute Canada so that it continues to meet the needs of research teams working in today’s rapidly changing digital environment.

In using more powerful computational tools, Canadian research teams stand to gain a far more nuanced understanding of how the scientific, social and economic worlds connect, helping Canada’s academic and digital communities make well-informed decisions and innovate in new and unprecedented ways.

For more information about the CFI’s new Cyberinfrastructure Initiative, including criteria for eligibility, timelines and submission requirements, click here.