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CFI ensures that Canadian researchers have the tools they need to push the frontiers of knowledge in all disciplines, and to contribute to the full spectrum of research.

The Vice-President, Research and International is responsible for the leadership and accountability of SFU's CFI awards, which are granted to institutions rather than individual researchers. The internal process for the following programs is managed by the Institutional Strategic Awards team.


Innovation Fund

The CFI Innovation Fund supports transformative infrastructure projects that underpin cutting-edge, globally competitive research.


Major Science Initiatives Fund

Provides support for the ongoing operating and maintenance needs of research facilities of national importance.