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Infrastructure

Infrastructure grants are, typically, large-scale institutional awards used to purchase research equipment and build laboratories and research facilities. The table lists the main funding programs for infrastructure.

In Canada, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is the main funding body for research infrastructure. For all of its programs, the CFI requires its contribution to be matched; it will provide up to 40% of approved project costs, with the remaining amount to be contributed by eligible partners.

Because these awards are institutional, and funding from the agency must be matched, all potential proposals are reviewed by the Research Executive Committee at Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI). Only the most competitive proposals will be submitted.

The strategic research programs office at SRI administers all large-scale matching funds programs. Those interested should contact Kevin Hamilton, director of strategic research programs, at kevin.hamilton@sri.utoronto.ca.

Sponsor Program Deadline Results
Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF): Stream 1 – Total eligible costs under $1 million Feb. 15, June 15 and Oct. 15 every year
Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF): Stream 1 – Total eligible costs between $1 million and $2 million NOI: Dec. 15 every year
Proposal: Feb. 15 every year
Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF): Stream 2 – Total eligible costs under $1 million Coordinates with Canada Research Chairs Program application deadlines: twice a year (www.chairs.gc.ca)
Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF): Stream 3
Coordinates with tricouncil agencies' deadlines
CIHR: www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca
NSERC: www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca
SSHRC: www.sshrc.ca

Canada Foundation for Innovation

Leading Edge Fund (LEF)

NOI: 2012/01/20

Proposal: 2012/04/26

2012/11/13

Canadian Foundation for Innovation Major Science Initiatives Fund Closed March 2012

Canada Foundation for Innovation

New Initiative Fund (NIF)

NOI: 2012/01/20

Proposal: 2012/04/26

2012/11/13

Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute

Equipment Grants for New Investigators  Closed

Cancer Care Ontario

CCO Applied Cancer Research Units

Closed

Ministry of Research and Innovation

Ontario Research Fund: Research Infrastructure—Small Infrastructure Fund (SIF)

Coordinates with the CFI submission date for LOF projects (above)

 

Ministry of Research and Innovation

Ontario Research Fund: Research Infrastructure—Large Infrastructure Fund (LIF)

Coordinates with the CFI date for LEF and NIF awards (above)

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Research Tools and Instruments Grants

Closed

 

Last updated: 2012-02-07