Grants to Canada universities, colleges, research hospitals, and nonprofit research institutions for transformative infrastructure projects that will underpin cutting-edge, globally competitive research. Applicants are required to submit a notice of intent prior to a full grant application. The Innovation Fund supports a broad range of research programs including those in natural, social and health sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts, as well as interdisciplinary research.
The Innovation Fund provides continued investments in infrastructure, across the full spectrum of research, from the most fundamental to applied through to technology development. 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.
The objectives of the 2023 Innovation Fund competition are to: Enable internationally competitive research or technology development through the equitable participation of expert team members Enhance and optimize the capacity of institutions and research communities to conduct the proposed research or technology development program(s) over the useful life of the infrastructure Lead to social, health, environmental and/or economic benefits for Canadians.For additional information on these objectives, see: https://www.innovation.ca/sites/default/files/2021-11/CFI-IF-2023-Call-Proposals.pdf#page=18Research infrastructure projects should: Be aligned with the institution’s strategic priorities Be of appropriate maturity and offer the best potential for transformative impact Allow teams and institutions to build on established capacity to accelerate current research and technology development or to enhance emerging strategic priority areas Enable teams to fully exploit research infrastructure and drive world-class research. 
An eligible infrastructure project involves acquiring or developing research infrastructure to increase research capacity and support world-class research. Total project costs must be greater than $1 million for proposals to be considered for this competition. Proposals that include advanced research computing infrastructure and related resources to carry out a research or technology development project are eligible.For eligible costs, see: https://www.innovation.ca/sites/default/files/2021-10/CFI-PPG-2019_1.pdf#page=14


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