1.1 The CFI's objectives

  • Support economic growth and job creation, as well as health and environmental quality through innovation
  • Increase Canada’s capability to carry out important world-class scientific research and technology development
  • Expand research and job opportunities by providing support through research infrastructure for the development of highly qualified personnel
  • Promote productive networks and collaboration among Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, non-profit research institutions and the private sector.

The CFI’s research infrastructure investments support work in all disciplines. CFI funding is awarded through a rigorous merit-review process involving experts from Canada and around the world who review proposals and make funding recommendations to the CFI’s Board of Directors.