The Cyprus Academic Research Institute (CARI) is a non-profit multidisciplinary research institution. It was established in 2006 and was specifically designed to accommodate and support the needs of researchers regarding funding.
Specifically, the main aim of the institution was to support researchers who sought funded research either at the local, EU or overseas level. In effect, CARI has served as the predecessor to UNRF. Upon completion of the projects currently running under the organisation, CARI will be dissolved and all future proposals will be submitted under UNRF.