Organization: Canada Foundation for Innovation

Latest chairs announcement brings total to 448

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has announced support for an additional 97 chairs at 34 universities, bring the total awarded to date to 448. The new chairs are being funded at a total of $98 million, with another $19.6 million in infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. With nearly one quarter of…

CLS receives first major piece of equipment

The Canadian Light Source (CLS) has commissioned it first major operating subsystem with the installation of a refurbished linear accelerator. Construction on the $173-million synchrotron is on schedule and slated for completion in early 2004.The linear accelerator has received a new computerized control system and upgraded heat exchangers. The CLS was approved in March 1999…

System-on-Chip Research Network officially announced

Funding for a national System-on-Chip Research Network was afforded yet another announcement at a July 17 gathering in Ottawa. Officials from governments and the principal funding organizations praised the initiative, which will be led by the Canadian Microelectronics Corp (R$, May 10/01). The Canada Foundation for Innovation is contributing $15.9 million, while the Ontario Innovation…

CFI awards $14.6 million to support 77 projects

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has announced $14.6 million in awards under its New Opportunities Fund (NOF) and University Research Development Fund (URDF). Under the NOF, $12.2 million is being invested in 68 projects at 23 universities, providing advanced equipment and installations for 92 new researchers. Investments totalling $2.4 million are being made under…

Canada Research Chairs program makes more awards

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has announced $83 million in funding for 76 researchers, bringing the total awarded to date to 271. Tier I (experienced) researchers received 50 chairs, while Tier II (rising star) researchers received 26 chairs. The universities receiving the most chairs in this round were all from the west: Univ of…

Correction

In the January 29/01 issue of RE$EARCH MONEY, Memorial Univ was omitted as a recipient of three New Opportunities awards from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. We apologize for the error….

CFI invest $9.6M in new opportunities projects

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has invested $9.6 million under its New Opportunities Fund for attracting and retaining Canadian talent. The awards cover 40% of eligible costs and will support 59 projects at 25 universities and involve 82 researchers. The big winner in the latest competition is the Univ of Alberta, which received 10…

CFI makes awards to research chair holders

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) awarded $5.1 million in research infrastructure support for 38 newly appointed research chairs at 11 Canadian universities. The funding is part of the $250 million the CFI received in the last federal Budget to support the new Canada Research Chairs program, which will establish 2000 chairs across Canada over…

CFI SUPPORTS NEW FACULTY IN LATEST NOF COMPETITION

The Canada Foundation for Innovation has awarded $6.5 million to create 52 new faculty positions at universities across Canada. The awards were made under the New Opportunities Fund (NOF), and involve 41 projects at 17 different institutions. Since its creation in 1998, the NOF has invested $78.1 million and leveraged an additional $117.2 million from…

CFI awards $11.8M under New Opportunities Fund

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded another $11.8 million under its New Opportunities Fund, bringing the total awards to $71.9 million since it was launched in 1998. The new awards support 67 projects at 24 universities, helping launch the careers of 97 new faculty members. The Univ of Manitoba, Univ of Toronto and…