To facilitate the free-flow of ideas, Innovation Networks, one of eight elements of the IDEaS program, is supporting the creation of networks of investigators from the innovation ecosystem that perform research and development (R&D) in an area of interest to the Department of National Defence.
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
How it works
The first Innovation Networks Call for Proposals will fund a series of micro-networks (termed Micro-nets); self-organized multidisciplinary teams of five or more investigators from at least three different institutions or organizations. Over time, these Micro-nets are expected to evolve to generate a critical mass of experience and knowledge, toward solving specific defence and security challenges.
The present call is open to teams of researchers who will propose R&D activities generally situated within Solution Readiness Levels 1 – 6, inclusive.
How to Apply:
- Read the Application Guide
- Become familiar with the Innovation Networks current Innovation Challenge
- Lead Applicants interested in applying should register themselves on the Application Portal.
- Once registered, Lead Applicants can submit a Letter of Intent (LoI) via the Application Portal, no later than July 13, 2018, 12:00 p.m. (noon) EDT. The LoI will be evaluated based on a single mandatory evaluation criterion on a pass or fail basis.
- Successful LoI applicants will be invited to submit a Full Proposal via the Application portal no later than October 12th, 2018, 12:00 pm (noon) EDT. The Full Proposals will be evaluated using six point-rated criteria.
An overview of the application and evaluation process is visually depicted in Annex E of the Applicant Guide.