Exceptional Opportunities Fund


While most infrastructure projects require significant time to develop from conceptualization to implementation, there are rare instances where an exceptional research opportunity could be missed if it had to follow regular national competition processes.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) created the Exceptional Opportunities Fund to assist institutions and their partners in seizing such unique opportunities.

The CFI will fund a maximum of 40 percent of the total eligible costs of the infrastructure project. The remainder must be provided by the institution(s) and/or eligible funding partners.

Special Requirements 

Since the CFI expects to consider very few projects under this fund, institutions should first approach the CFI to discuss eligibility.

Last updated: August 21, 2017