Funder’s website

The funder’s website can be found HERE.

Funding Value and Duration

Each call includes a Standard Component and Military Component:

Standard component: $1,100,000 CAD

Military component: $2,300,000 CAD


The Testing Stream aims to procure, test and evaluate innovative late stage pre-commercial prototypes.

The purpose of these calls for prototypes (CFPs) is to create pools of conditionally qualified innovations that Canada may select from to address a broad range of the Government of Canada organizations’ requirements.

The Government of Canada is: (Excerpt by theme):

  • Sustainability and agriculture: interested in testing technologies that will support or sustain arctic agricultural practices, as well as those that can provide innovative solutions to address challenges in Arctic Construction and Arctic Conditions.
  • Communications, navigations and connectivity: interested in testing solutions that can enhance communications, digital networks, and connectivity within the Canadian North and Arctic.
  • Emergency responses: interested in exploring a wide-range of solutions that can support operations ranging from Search & Rescue (SAR) and emergency evacuation, to natural disaster management and environmental response.
  • Transportation: requesting solutions for enhanced transportation and transport-related infrastructure pertaining to marine, rail, air and surface vehicles.
  • Energy and waste management: seeking energy generation and management solutions, as well as waste reduction and management solutions, to help address the issues that exist in the Canadian North and Arctic, as well as putting into place infrastructure to improve future operations and delivery of services.

Eligibility Criteria

Mandatory Criteria (MC)

MC1: Canadian Bidder

The Bidder must meet the definition of a Canadian Bidder. A Canadian Bidder is defined as a Canadian person or entity submitting a proposal on its own behalf and having a place of business in Canada where the person or entity conducts activities on a permanent basis that is clearly identified by name and accessible during normal working hours.

For more criteria click HERE

Internal Contacts

Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss this funding opportunity with their Faculty Research Facilitator.

VPRI Resource Contact: Chris Lannon


Faculty Deadline Consult your Faculty Research Facilitator.
OVPRI Deadline (Approval Form and Application) April 11, 2023
Submission to Sponsor April 18, 2023 2PM EST

Submitting Your Application

  • Step 1) Submit an internal Carleton Approval Form
    Submit an internal Approval Form through our central awards management database CUResearch:
    For a user’s guide on submitting an Approval Form, click HERE.
  • Step 2) Submit an external application to the granting agency
    Submit an external application to the corresponding grant or award agency. To navigate to the funder’s website, click HERE