Canada Foundation for Innovation

Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) - Innovation Saskatchewan

is the Canadian federal funding agency that invests in state-of-the-art infrastructure that enables world-class research. The provincial agency Innovation Saskatchewan through typically provides further support for CFI-funded projects through the Innovation and Science Fund

COVID-19 Exceptional Opportunities Fund
supports urgent infrastructure needs for ongoing research related to COVID-19. See
Expressions of Interest for this opportunity are now being accepted for internal review and are due June 17 at 3:30pm. See attached for criteria and guidelines.


John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)
supports the research infrastructure required for the very best researchers to undertake leading-edge research. It enables institutions to remain internationally competitive in areas of research and technology development aligned with their strategic priorities. See

Innovation Fund
supports transformative infrastructure projects that would underpin cutting-edge, globally competitive research. It enables institutions and their researchers to build on established capabilities to accelerate current research and technology development to enhance strategic priority areas. This competition is every two years. See

Awards from CFI and Innovation SK are granted to the University of Regina rather than to an individual faculty member. Therefore, the institution is accountable for all aspects of the award and meeting CFI's detailed requirements related to the use, reporting and administration of the funds. The Research Office coordinates the application process and post-award administration of CFI awards to help ensure requirements are met.

For more information contact: Michelle Beitel, Manager of Research Grants, or 306-337-2479.