The Leading Edge Fund - Draft call for
The Leading Edge Fund (LEF) will
enable institutions to build on and enhance already successful and
productive initiatives supported by past CFI investments, and
thereby secure and further enhance highly competitive research or
technology development efforts.
The CFI will invest in
institutional infrastructure proposals that:
Promote leading-edge research
or technology development for the benefit of Canada;
Capitalize on significant past
CFI investments in an area of strategic importance and
Enhance infrastructure and
facilities that have achieved significant results and have been
widely recognized as world-class;
Benefit from substantial
institutional support and commitment;
Result in synergies among
research infrastructure investments, disciplines,
collaborations, partnerships and institutions.
There will be a single budget
(exact amount TBD). The CFI will provide funding for up to 40% of
the eligible costs of a project funded through the LEF. In-kind
contributions from external partners and cash expenditures by the
institution must have taken place on or after January 1, 2004.
Application due dates TBD.
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