Type of Program:
Engage Grants are designed to give innovative companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian colleges. These grants are intended to foster the development of new research partnerships by supporting short-term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem.
Comments on Funding:
Funding is up to $25,000 for up to 6 months.
When It Ends:
December 15, 2021
Engage Grants support well-defined research projects undertaken by eligible colleges and their industrial partners. Industrial partners must:
An Engage project must:
All proposals must provide detailed planning and sound budget justification. The proposal must also clearly spell out the underlying assumptions, intended approaches and methodologies, as well as the key milestones and deliverables.
Other Things to Note:
As the CCI program is currently being redesigned to simplify, streamline and address the changing dynamics of applied research in colleges and communities across Canada, the last day to submit an application for Engage will be December 15, 2021, or until the remaining funds (up to $1 million) have been spent. A limit of up to two awards per college is being imposed to manage demand. The current suite of CCI program opportunities will be transitioned to the new grant types over the coming months. These new grant types will be launched in phases, starting with the Mobilize grants to be launched in December 2021.