Canada Foundation for Innovation

Canada Foundation for Innovation

April 14, 2009 09:00 ET

CFI launches the 2009 Science Writing Award

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 14, 2009) - The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is pleased to announce the 2009 edition of its Science Writing Award. The deadline for submission is May 29, 2009.

Now in its fifth year, this award honours the writer of an outstanding print story that contributes to an increased awareness and understanding of science in Canada.

"The CFI is proud to host this competition," says Eliot Philipson, President and CEO of the CFI. "It honours the talented writers who help Canadians understand the complex world of science."

The $5,000 Science Writing Award is one of the most prestigious awards of its kind in Canada, generating quality entries from writers across the country.

For more information or to submit an entry, please visit

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI's mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians. Since its creation in 1997, the CFI has committed almost $4.5 billion in support of more than 6,000 projects at 129 research institutions in 64 municipalities across Canada.

The CFI was recently named one of Canada's 50 Best Small and Medium Employers, 2009.

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