Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Exceptional Opportunities Fund – COVID-19 – Call for Proposals

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire with your unit

Memorial Deadline: Contact Pam White at SIRI

External Deadline: Monday 15th, June 2020


This opportunity is administered by Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI). Inquiries can be directed to Pam White,

In this competition, the CFI aims to support urgent infrastructure needs for ongoing research related to COVID-19. The EOF – COVID-19 competition will be open for proposals from all disciplines. Projects submitted through this competition should include a compelling case on how the infrastructure component is an indispensable element of a current research project related to COVID-19.


The CFI will invest up to $25 million for this competition. As an exception to our usual competitions, the CFI will cover up to 100 percent of the eligible costs of each project.


Institutions can submit their proposals between June 1, 2020, and June 15, 2020, in the CFI Awards Management System (CAMS).


During that time, the CFI will receive proposals up to a total value of $31.25 million (125 percent of the available budget). Once that limit is reached, the competition will close and the application module will no longer be available in CAMS. Please send any questions you may have to   Additional information can be found here.

Funding Sources

Canada Foundation for Innovation

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: May 27, 2020