OTTAWA, ONTARIO — The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) released a Call for Proposals today for its newest funding opportunity: the Cyberinfrastructure Initiative. The CFI has allocated up to $50 million in funding for cyberinfrastructure to encourage the country’s researchers to work together and with their counterparts in data science, analytics and software development to adopt and develop new ways to make better use of increasingly complex data sets.
An expression of interest signaling a consortium’s intent to apply for Cyberinfrastructure Initiative funding is due no later than February 27, 2015, and may be submitted to cyber [at] innovation.ca. These initial applications should include: project title, composition of the consortium (institutions and principal members of the consortium), a 200-word summary describing the proposed research data infrastructure project, the estimated total project cost and the amount of funding that will be requested from the CFI.
Cyberinfrastructure is defined as the software and hardware required to exploit massive data sets along with the experts who can manage and mine these vast data pools for patterns that will contribute to the cutting-edge of science, humanities, health and engineering.
In addition to funding projects proposed by consortiums of institutions and their researchers and data scientists, the new initiative will also encourage the modernizing of a national hub of advanced research computing and data resources managed by Compute Canada, so that it continues to meet the needs of research teams working in today’s rapidly evolving digital environment.
For more information about the CFI’s new Cyberinfrastructure Initiative, including criteria for eligibility, click here.