Posts Categorized: National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

MINDS – Targeted Engagement Grants

The Targeted Engagement Grant program aims to drive innovation in defence policy thinking and to foster the next generation of defence and security experts. We are proud to support the exchange of ideas and a diversity of researchers in the domain of security and defence. New forward thinking research and activities are extremely valuable for… Read more »

National Defense Young MINDS Initiative

The Targeted Engagement Grant program aims to drive innovation in defence policy thinking and to foster the next generation of defence and security experts. We are proud to support the exchange of ideas and a diversity of researchers in the domain of security and defence. New forward thinking research and activities are extremely valuable for… Read more »

2024 Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems Sandbox Call for Applications

The deadline to submit applications for the 2024 Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems (CUAS) Sandbox has been extended to 2 pm EDT, on October 10, 2023. New for the 2024 CUAS Sandbox: IDEaS will be awarding Sandbox prizes, with $1 million for first place, $500,000 for second place, and $250,000 for third place! As with previous… Read more »

Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems (CUAS) Concept Development Call for Proposals

The IDEaS program is kicking its Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems (CUAS) challenge up a notch by offering innovators a new opportunity to propose their low Technology Readiness Level (TRL 1-5) game-changing CUAS developmental solutions. Much like the CUAS Sandbox, CUAS Concept Development is seeking conceptual solutions able to detect and/or defeat Micro and Mini Uncrewed… Read more »

MINDS-SSHRC Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) program of the Department of National Defence (DND) is committed to fostering the next generation of security and defence scholars in the Canadian academic community and to encouraging a strong Canadian knowledge base in contemporary defence and security issues. To this end, the MINDS program has partnered with SSHRC to… Read more »

Collaborative Networks

Through the establishment of Collaborative Networks, the Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) Program increases and diversifies research on defence and security issues in Canada. Defence seeks multi-disciplinary research networks with diverse groups of experts from across Canada and internationally, to work together on specific defence policy challenges. Up to $750,000 in funding will be provided over three… Read more »

MINDS COVID-19 Challenge

The COVID-19 Challenge will provide non-recurring financial support, up to a maximum of $10,000CAD to fund projects such as conferences, roundtables, workshops, research, and publications. Proposals should consider how COVID-19 mitigation measures will impact their project’s feasibility and ways they can use virtual collaboration. Requests for funding will be assessed primarily on relevance to the… Read more »

COVID-19 Challenges – Real-time insights for pandemic decision-making – Call for proposals

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) in collaboration with Canada’s defence, security and public safety communities are looking for innovative epidemiological and healthcare solutions involving data gathering and data analytics technologies to support the early detection and community-based surveillance of outbreaks of contagious diseases. The goal is to provide actionable insights and to permit rapid… Read more »

COVID- 19 Challenges – Scrubbing your scrubs: Finding way to re-use COVID-19 protective gear – Call for proposals

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) in collaboration with Canada’s defence, security and public safety communities is looking for innovative material and design solutions, as well as rapid and effective decontamination strategies and solutions, for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), operational clothing and equipment for personnel responding to events involving biological hazards. Additional information can be… Read more »

COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS

Through the establishment of Collaborative Networks, MINDS will increase and diversify research on defence and security issues in Canada. Defence seeks multi-disciplinary research networks with diverse groups of experts from across Canada and internationally, to work together on specific defence policy challenges. Funding will be provided for three years, allowing for more in-depth and nuanced… Read more »

Targeted Engagement Grant Program

The Targeted Engagement Grant program aims to drive innovation in defence policy thinking and to foster the next generation of defence and security experts. We are proud to support the exchange of ideas and a diversity of researchers in the domain of security and defence. New forward thinking research and activities are extremely valuable for… Read more »

IDEaS Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security

Competitive Projects Competitive Projects has launched 5 new Challenges to improve defence capabilities in the themes of Protecting Our Forces, Sustaining Operations, Enhanced C4ISR, Building Cyber Capability, and Operating in Austere Environments. Apply by October 3, 2019 for the opportunity to use your knowledge and expertise to help address the following defence & security Challenges: Casting a… Read more »

Advanced Materials: Avoiding Detection and Physical Protection – Letter of Intent

As outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, adapting and innovating quickly are crucial to developing and maintaining capabilities that address the challenges presented by today’s evolving global defence and security environment. To this end, innovation, knowledge, and problem solving are essential for Canada and its allies to mitigate threats and meet evolving defence… Read more »

Advanced Materials: Avoiding Detection and Physical Protection – Full Proposals

As outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, adapting and innovating quickly are crucial to developing and maintaining capabilities that address the challenges presented by today’s evolving global defence and security environment. To this end, innovation, knowledge, and problem solving are essential for Canada and its allies to mitigate threats and meet evolving defence… Read more »

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) launched its first Call for Proposals for Competitive Projects. This Competitive Projects (CFP) is now open with 16 defence and security challenges in many domains. IDEaS will revolutionize the way DND generates solutions to complex challenges. Through IDEaS, DND will invest $1.6 billion into the external innovation community over… Read more »

DEP – Special Grant Opportunity

As the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces implement Canada’s new defence policy – Strong, Secure, Engaged – the Defence Engagement Program will conduct a trial over the next year to help assess ways to channel the expert community’s knowledge into the Department through collaborative networks. To this end, we are looking… Read more »