Organization: Canada Foundation for Innovation

CFI makes Leaders Opportunity Fund awards

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded $45.5 million to 251 projects under its Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF) and associated Infrastructure Operating Fund. The LOF is designed to give universities the flexibility to quickly attract and retain top-flight researchers by purchasing research infrastructure to sweeten compensation packages. The funds from the latest LOF competition…

Ontario invests $7.6 million in basic research

The Ontario government has invested $7.6 million in basic research across the province. The funding from the Ontario Research Fund goes to 46 projects at 13 institutions and involves more than 340 scientists. The awards comprised the fourth and final announcement of $37 million in research funding and complement awards by the Canada Foundation for…

CFI announces winners of Leaders Opportunity Fund

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has announced $22.5 million to support 134 projects under the Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF) and associated Infrastructure Operating Fund. The funding will support 157 researchers in a wide range of research fields at 31 institutions across Canada. The LOF is designed to help universities attract and retain top research…

CRC program invests in new and renewing chairs

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has awarded $104 million to 109 new and renewing chairs, bringing the total awarded to date to 1,851.There were 26 new chairholders and 83 renewals. The awards include 55 Tier I chairs ($200,000 a year for seven years) and 54 Tier II chairs ($100,000 a year for five years).…

CFI Leaders Opportunity Fund awards $28 million

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded $28 million under its Leaders Opportunity Fund and Infrastructure Operating Fund to 149 projects at 35 institutions across Canada. The projects involve 193 researchers, 50 of whom were recruited from outside the country. Institutions in Ontario and Quebec were home to the majority of projects at 65…

CFI board approves next major competition

The board of directors of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has approved a call for proposals to launch a major competition using the $510 million announced in the last federal Budget. The timing of the call for proposals will be announced in the near future….

Biggest IPY project to study flaw leads

The Circumpolar Flaw Lead (CFL) System Study — the largest research project approved under the International Polar Year program — has been launched with $25.5 million in funding. The project – led by Dr David Barber of the Univ of Manitoba – will generate scientific knowledge on the interactions between climate change and the ocean…

Structural Genomics Consortium funding announced

Complete funding for the second phase of the Structural Genomics Consortium has been announced, with 13 partners (including three pharmaceutical firms) providing more than $105 million. The consortium — led by Dr Aled Edwards at the Univ of Toronto with three nodes in Toronto, the Univ of Oxford and the Karolinska Institutet — is dedicated…

CFI provides $26.4 million for infrastructure support

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has announced $26.4 million in funding under its Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF). The money goes to infrastructure support for 192 researchers across the country in a wide range of disciplines. The LOF will provide $22 million with the remainder ($4.4 million) coming from the Infrastructure Operating Fund….

CFI announces Leaders Opportunity Fund awards

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has announced the winners of its Leaders Opportunity Fund. Of the $39 million in awards, $32.6 million went to 207 research projects. The remaining $6.5 million was awarded under the Infrastructure Operating Fund to assist institutions with costs associated with the new projects. Ontario received the largest share ($14.2…