Type of Program:
Connect Grants provide financial support for the Canadian research community to develop and promote new college-industry partnerships.
There are 2 levels of Connect Grant funding: Level 1 for domestic travel costs and Level 2 for activities aimed at developing or promoting new college–industry partnerships.
Comments on Funding:
Typical funding requests range from $1,000 to $5,000. Level 1 and Level 2 Connect Grants provide up to $5,000 each.
For exceptional activities, requests of up to $25,000 may be considered.
When It Ends:
The applicant must:
For activities that aim to build research partnerships with an industrial partner, the company partner must in general:
Start-up companies may be considered, provided that they meet the requirements above.
The applicant must submit:
Other Things to Note:
The CCI Program will no longer be accepting Connect grant applications. Changes to the CCI Program are currently under development and will be communicated to the college community in the 2021-22 fiscal year.
Program no longer active at the beginning of 2021.