New infrastructure $ for Canada

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), an independent organization established by the government in 1997 to fund research infrastructure, announced a new C$45.5 million ($38.2USD million) program last month aimed at providing equipment and attracting researchers to Canadian institutions. The scheme will jump start 251 projects across 44 universities under two funds: C$38.2 million ($32.1USD million) was awarded under the Leaders Opportunity Fund -- a scheme for universities to buy equipmen

Elie Dolgin
Jan 6, 2009
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), an independent organization established by the government in 1997 to fund research infrastructure, announced a new C$45.5 million ($38.2USD million) program last month aimed at providing equipment and attracting researchers to Canadian institutions. The scheme will jump start 251 projects across 44 universities under two funds: C$38.2 million ($32.1USD million) was awarded under the Leaders Opportunity Fund -- a scheme for universities to buy equipment, buildings, and databases -- and the remaining C$7.2 million ($6.0USD million) under the Infrastructure Operating Fund, an accompanying program to cover maintenance and operational costs.
"Investing in cutting-edge labs, equipment, and technology has transformed Canada's research landscape over the past decade," said linkurl:Eliot Phillipson,;http://www.innovation.ca/en/about-the-cfi/staff/biography-eliot-phillipson the CFI's president and CEO, in a linkurl:press release.;http://www.innovation.ca/en/news?news_id=18 "The CFI keeps pace with this transformation to ensure Canadian research institutions and their researchers remain world class." To put this funding in perspective,...




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