CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital research infrastructure (DRI) ecosystem supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a Call for Participation that will invest in Canadian universities, colleges, and research institutions that participate in the Joint Security Project (JSP). Initially piloted by 39 institutions in 2017, the project is a joint initiative with the Government of Canada and provides both technical tools and opportunities to develop cybersecurity skills across the research and education community. As security issues become more complex, the research and education community requires increasingly sophisticated approaches to protect intellectual property and private information.


Participation is open to Canadian universities, colleges, and research institutions that are connected to Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). Participation is limited to one application per institution or organization. We anticipate that the application would come from the Information Technology or Information Technology Systems or Information Security offices.

Funding Available

Up to $15,000 in participation funding is available to support each eligible institution that fulfills its participation obligations.

Useful Links

  • For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines, click here.


Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
cuResearch Approval Form September 2, 2019
Submission to Sponsor September 9, 2019

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications 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 the appropriate Research Facilitator.