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Innovation Fund

Striving for global leadership and reaping the benefits

The CFI challenges institutions to propose transformative infrastructure projects that will underpin cutting-edge, globally competitive research. Institutions should continue to be guided by their strategic research plans and establish priorities that build on their distinct advantages. Through the 2017 Innovation Fund, the CFI seeks to support promising and innovative research or technology development in areas where Canada currently is, or has the potential to be, competitive on the global stage. The CFI will support initiatives that allow institutions and their researchers to build on established capabilities to accelerate current research and technology development or to enhance emerging strategic priority areas.

The objectives of the 2017 Innovation Fund are to enable institutions and their best researchers to:

  • Strive for global leadership by conducting world-class research or technology development activities in areas of strategic institutional priority;
  • Enhance research capacity by forging productive partnerships within and among institutions, sectors and disciplines for the effective and sustainable use of the research infrastructure and facilities;
  • Generate social, health, environmental and/or economic benefits for Canadians, including better training and improved skills for highly qualified personnel, through appropriate pathways.





May 10, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm EDT

Information session webinar (English)

May 11, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm EDT

Information session webinar (French)

May 12, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm EDT

Information session webinar (English)

June 23, 2016

Deadline for the submission of notices of intent

October 11, 2016

Deadline for the submission of proposals

November 2016 to February 2017

Expert committee meetings

April 2017

Multidisciplinary assessment committee meetings

May 2017

Special multidisciplinary assessment committee meeting

June 2017

CFI Board decisions