College and Community Innovation Program – Applied Research and Development Grants

By mmuise

Applied Research and Development grants support research and development (R&D) projects led by college researchers in partnership with private sector, public sector or not-for-profit organizations based in Canada while encouraging collaboration with universities and/or other colleges.
The projects funded will
- provide partner organizations with access to the unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian colleges and universities;
- train students in essential technical skills required by organizations in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors;
- provide benefits–economic, environmental, health or social–to the partner organization(s) and to Canada;
- allow a wide range of collaborations between different institutions and/or types of partners.

Comments on Funding:

The funding is in the form of a grant of up to $150,000 per year. The program duration is between 1 to 3 years. The partner company must collaborate actively in the project's research (rather than contract for services rendered) and contribute at least 25 per cent of the grant amount in cash.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

The applicant must be a Canadian university or college that grants degrees and/or diplomas in the natural sciences and engineering fields;
Partner organizations may be from the private, public and/or not-for-profit sectors

Application Steps:

Applicants must submit their applications through the Convergence Portal at

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. CV documents;
2. the impact assessment (appendix A), if applicable;
3. a proposed budget and its justification;
4. a research proposal (proposals requesting up to $40,000 per year should be three to five pages, and those requesting over $40,000 per year should be five to 12 pages);
5. other certifications, licenses and permits;
5. a summary of the proposal.

Other Things to Note:

Modified: 2023-04-20

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