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Canada Foundation for Innovation - 2020 Innovation Fund: Call for Proposals

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has released the call for proposals for the 2020 Innovation Fund competition. The CFI will invest up to $520 million for this competition: $400 million in capital funding for research infrastructure and $120 million to contribute toward operating costs through the Infrastructure Operating Fund. 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.  For this competition, the CFI will only consider proposals whose total project costs are greater than $1 million.

This competition is separate from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

Important Dates

CFI Webinars – June 11-13

June 11, 2019
1:30 – 3 p.m. (EDT) 
Webinar 1 – English

June 12, 2019
1:30 – 3 p.m. (EDT)
Webinaire – français

June 13, 2019
1:30 – 3 p.m. (EDT)
Webinar 2 – English

July 25, 2019

UPEI expression of Interest submitted due to Leslie Cudmore, lcudmore@upei.ca
Expressions of interest will be adjudicated based on the information provided and ability to provide matching funds.
[NOTE: discussions regarding plans to submit a NOI would be appreciated earlier than this date to assist UPEI Research Services in their preparations.]   

Expression of Interest requirements:

  1. Name of Principal Investigator  (max 2):
  2. Other UPEI team members:
  3. Collaborating institutions:
  4. Project Summary: 100 words
  5. Project description: 1 page
  6. Equipment to be requested:
  7. Availability of matching funds (60%):

August 15, 2019

Decision from UPEI regarding what proposal(s) will proceed.                         

September 16, 2019 

Deadline to submit notices of intent to CFI

January 20, 2020 

Deadline to submit proposals to CFI

November 2020

Decision by CFI Board of Directors 

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