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$23M supports cutting-edge infrastructure for researchers across Canada


Ottawa, ON – More than $23 million in funding for 95 projects at 26 universities across Canada has been awarded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), mostly through its John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

The funding will provide support for new research innovation and infrastructure.

“The state-of-the-art equipment being used by researchers across Canada act as catalysts,” said Dr. Gilles Patry, president and CEO of the CFI. “A new NMR system that is being funded today, for example, will allow a team of University of Alberta researchers to not only develop invaluable therapies, but also kick start key research partnerships across Alberta that will strengthen the province’s capacity to innovate in the field of medicine.”

The CFI is contributing more than $18 million for tools and equipment through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund and an additional $5 million was awarded under the Infrastructure Operating Fund, a mechanism that assists institutions with the incremental operating and maintenance costs associated with the new infrastructure.

A full list of projects showing university, project name and the maximum CFI contribution under the John R. Evans Leaders Fund can be viewed in the attached document.