2.0 Funding architecture

The CFI funding architecture is designed to deliver on the organization’s mandate by meeting the current needs of the research community, its partners and its stakeholders. It covers the full spectrum of research infrastructure projects, including projects that are intended to attract a leading researcher; team-led innovative and transformative projects; and large-scale national projects. The CFI also supports operating and maintenance costs of CFI-funded research infrastructure as well as research facilities of national importance.

Only eligible institutions — not individual researchers — may submit a proposal to the CFI. We encourage researchers to contact the research office at their institution to learn more about internal application processes.

Consult the complete descriptions of CFI funds and initiatives, including objectives for each fund, how to apply and fund-specific eligibility requirements.