Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre


In 2014 the Government of Canada created the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) to support research programs at Canadian Universities and Colleges striving to achieve global research excellence in strategic areas where Canada already had significant strengths.

The goal of the program is to provide additional capacity in these areas to ensure that there would be world leading research centres able to attract the best talent in the world, forge strong international partnerships, provide the conditions for breakthrough discoveries, while creating economic benefits.

There have been two competitions to date, with ~$350 million awarded in the first round and ~$900 million in the second. Of 51 initial letters of intent received by CFREF in the second round, Queen's was one of the 13 successful applications.