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Summary of Key Information
  • Funding mechanism: Non-repayable contribution
  • Total funding available: $9,000,000
  • Maximum amount per proposal: $1,500,000
  • Duration of contribution: Up to 36 months from award
  • Eligible proposals must include multidisciplinary teams of investigators from at least three separate institutions and/or organizations, one of which must be a Canadian university
  • Contribution funds must be administered by a Canadian university

Second Call for Proposals for Micro-nets (CFPMN 2)
Topic area: Autonomous Systems
Publication date: July 16, 2018

How to Apply:
  1. Read the Application Guide.
  2. Become familiar with the Innovation Networks current Innovation Challenge.
  3. Please note that the Application Portal is now closed and will not accept any additional Letter of Intent (LOI) submissions. The LOIs submitted before the submission deadline (12:00 PM EDT, August 31, 2018) will be reviewed and the Lead Applicants will be notified of a decision by September 14, 2018.
  4. Successful LoI applicants will be invited to submit a Full Proposal via this Application Portal
    no later than November 30th, 2018, 12:00 pm (noon) EST.
An Information Session on the Second Call for Proposals for Innovation Networks (CFPMN 2) was held by Web conference on July 31, 2018. A recording of the Webex session and the presentation are now available for viewing.


First Call for Proposals for Micro-nets (CFPMN 1)
Topic area: Advanced Materials
Publication date: May 28, 2018

How to Apply:
  1. Read the Application Guide.
  2. Become familiar with the Innovation Networks First Innovation Challenge.
  3. Please note that the Application Portal is now closed and will not accept any additional Letter of Intent (LOI) submissions. The LOIs submitted before the submission deadline (12:00 PM EDT, July 13, 2018) will be reviewed and the Lead Applicants will be notified of a decision by July 27, 2018
  4. Successful LoI applicants will be invited to submit a Full Proposal via this Application Portal no later than October 12th, 2018, 12:00 pm (noon) EDT.
An Information Session on the First Call for Proposals for Innovation Networks (CFPMN 1) was held by Web conference on June 11, 2018. A recording of the Webex session and the presentation are now available for viewing.

*** Don’t forget to check out the resources section for a downloadable version of the Application Guide and other relevant resources. ***

Please note:
  • This site can only process unclassified information
  • No submissions will be accepted after the deadline

CONFIDENTIALITY
 
DND will comply with the federal Access to Information Act (ATIA) and Privacy Act with respect to submissions received. By submitting personal information, applicants consent to its collection, use and disclosure in accordance with the Privacy, Confidentiality and Security of Information detailed in the IDEaS Application Guide for Micro-nets.
 
For LoI applicants invited to submit Full Proposals, the names and affiliations of the Principal Investigators, their project titles and keywords will be posted publicly to the IDEaS website.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
 
The Act Respecting the Ministère du Conseil Exécutif (M-30) may apply to an applicant in the Province of Québec. These applicants will be required to complete an additional information form and, if they are subject to the requirements of the Act, to obtain written authorization and approval from the Government of Québec prior to execution of any contribution funding agreement.
 
COMMITMENT TO GENDER BASED ANALYSIS PLUS
 
As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting the full implementation of Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) across federal departments and agencies, at the start of the project, funded Micro-nets will be asked to provide DND with statistical information for aggregate reporting, including: the percentages of women, youth under 30 years of age, persons with disabilities, Indigenous people, and visible minorities affiliated with the Micro-net (includes Micro-net members, students, post-doctoral fellows, staff and collaborators working on the proposed project). This information will not influence the ongoing evaluation of the Micro-net.
 
COMMITMENT TO ACCESSIBILITY
 
The Government of Canada is committed to achieving a high standard of accessibility as defined in the Standard on Web Accessibility and the Standard on Optimizing Websites and Applications for Mobile Devices [https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=27088]. Where difficulty using our Web page, applications or device-based mobile applications exists, please contact us for assistance at IDEaS-IN.IDEeS-RI@forces.gc.ca.  

LOBBYING

We encourage applicants to review the Lobbying Act, Regulations and Code of Conduct to ensure compliance. For more information, visit the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada intranet at: https://lobbycanada.gc.ca/eic/site/012.nsf/eng/h_00000.html or contact the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada directly.


Future CFPs will be announced at www.canada.ca/defence-ideas.