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CFI moves forward on major research infrastructure funding competition


Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) says it has approved the launch of a formal call for proposals, based on the allocation of $510 million to CFI in the federal government’s current budget.

This decision to move forward comes after an extensive pan-Canadian consultation process by the CFI that included client institutions, provinces, private-sector partners, and other funding organizations involved in Canada’s research and development enterprise. Based on these consultations, the CFI is finalizing the refinement of its current suite of funding programs to meet the evolving needs of its client institutions, in alignment with the federal government’s science and technology strategy.

“Budget 2007 and the S&T strategy have positioned the CFI as essential to the country’s science and technology framework,” says Dr Eliot Phillipson, president and CEO of the CFI. “With this renewed commitment by the government of Canada, the CFI will continue to foster a knowledge advantage, a people advantage, and entrepreneurial advantage for Canada, while helping to position this country at the forefront of the global knowledge economy.”