Comments on Funding:
Funding is up to $25,000 for up to 6 months.
Engage Grants support well-defined research projects undertaken by eligible colleges and their industrial partners. Industrial partners must:
- Canadian public or private for-profit companies, including start-up companies,
- Multinationals with significant business operations in Canada.
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.