This Call invites private sector companies from Canada and Israel to propose joint research, R&D and technology development projects for the creation of innovative products or processes with a non-defense application.

Canadian firms can leverage academic expertise on their R&D project and engage students jointly with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Public sector organizations, such as universities and research institutions, are also eligible to participate in R&D projects as project subcontractors or consultants (not applicants).


Lead Applicants:

  • Canadian for-profit companies that are registered and operate in Canada; Israeli- profit companies that are registered and operate in Israel.

Click here for the full applicant and project eligibility criteria and opportunity guidelines.

Funding available

CIIRDF provides funding for joint research and development projects undertaken by private sector
companies from Canada and Israel. CIIRDF assists the companies by awarding contributions of up to 50% of the eligible R&D project costs; to a maximum of $800,000 CAD per project.

The maximum duration of a CIIRDF project is 36 months.


CORIS Deadlne for Internal Review Please contact Heloise Emdon
cuResearch Checklist Deadline October 24, 2017
Summary Proposal Submission October 6, 2017
Full Proposal Submission October 31, 2017

Submitting Your Checklist

  • Checklists must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact Heloise Emdon.

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