Grants to Canada universities, colleges, research hospitals, and nonprofit research institutions for transformative infrastructure projects that will underpin cutting-edge, globally competitive research. Applicants are required to submit a notice of intent prior to a full grant application. The Innovation Fund supports a broad range of research programs including those in natural, social and health sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts, as well as interdisciplinary research.
The Innovation Fund provides continued investments in infrastructure, across the full spectrum of research, from the most fundamental to applied through to technology development. Projects funded through the Innovation Fund will help Canada remain at the forefront of exploration and knowledge generation while making meaningful contributions to generating social, health, environmental, and economic benefits and addressing global challenges.
The objectives of the 2023 Innovation Fund competition are to:
For additional information on these objectives, see: https://www.innovation.ca/sites/default/files/2021-11/CFI-IF-2023-Call-Proposals.pdf#page=18
Research infrastructure projects should:
An eligible infrastructure project involves acquiring or developing research infrastructure to increase research capacity and support world-class research. Total project costs must be greater than $1 million for proposals to be considered for this competition. Proposals that include advanced research computing infrastructure and related resources to carry out a research or technology development project are eligible.
For eligible costs, see: https://www.innovation.ca/sites/default/files/2021-10/CFI-PPG-2019_1.pdf#page=14
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Estimated Size of Grant:
To be eligible for funding, research infrastructure expenditures and in-kind contributions must have taken place on, or after, November 1, 2020.
Use the CFI Awards Management System (CAMS) to prepare, share and submit your notices of intent
and proposals: https://www.innovation.ca/apply-manage-awards/using-our-awards-management-system-cams
For information on applying for institutional eligibility, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the eligibility of advanced research computing infrastructure, contact:
Canada Foundation for Innovation
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1100
Ottawa ON K1P 6L5