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Major Science Initiatives Fund


The CFI will invest up to $660 million through the 2023 competition.


The Major Science Initiatives Fund provides support for the ongoing operating and maintenance needs of research facilities of national importance and ensures that they use appropriate management and governance policies and practices.

Eligible Applicants

Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions recognized as CFI-eligible can apply to this fund on behalf of a facility. Check our list of CFI-eligible institutions.

Eligible Expenses

Funding through the 2023 competition is intended to:

  • Enable pan-Canadian research communities to undertake world-class research and technology development that lead to social, health, economic or environmental benefits for Canadians
  • Enable facilities to operate at an optimal level to ensure the best use of their specialized equipment, services, resources, and technical and scientific personnel
  • Promote responsible stewardship through the adoption of best practices in governance and management.

Deadline Date

  September 20, 2021
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