Awards system transition coming

Webinar describes important changes to the CFI post-award management system
November 27, 2014

OTTAWA, NOVEMBER 27, 2014 — In December 2014, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is introducing new post-award modules and functionalities as a final step in the roll-out of the organization’s Awards Management System (CAMS), which will replace the functionalities of the legacy system institutions have been using for many years.

A webinar about the new post-award modules in CAMS is available to institutional users (e.g. research and finance staff, departmental staff who play a significant role in the post-award administration of CFI awards). The webinar is not intended for project leaders since the researcher portal will not be presented in the slides.


PLEASE NOTE: CAMS will be unavailable between December 6 and 14 as we deploy the new features. It will be back online December 15.


The CFI Awards Management System (CAMS) is the secure online portal that allows universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions to apply for CFI funding. The system is used by researchers and institutional administrators, and by reviewers assigned to assess the proposals submitted to the CFI.

CAMS has been evolving with the addition of new modules and functionalities since its launch in 2011. In December 2014, the CFI will introduce new post-award modules as a final step in the roll out of this system which will replace the CFI’s legacy system. These new modules will include a number of new or improved features and functionalities that will better assist institutions in managing their portfolio of CFI-funded projects.

As institutions experience the many benefits of these new modules, they may also face some technical challenges along the way. The CFI hopes to work collaboratively with institutions to address any short-term implementation issues and to continually improve the system over the long term.

For more information:

CAMS support
If you have questions or require technical help, please contact the CFI help desk at help.aide [at]