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The Leading Edge Fund - Draft call for proposals

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 institutional strength;

  • 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.

For more information, contact Hesham El Naggar.

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