MINDS Targeted Engagement Grants

Arctic and Northern Regions
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: to be announced

External Deadline: Fall deadline to be announced


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 National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces in the development of evidence-based policy.

Targeted Engagement Grant Program
The Targeted Engagement Grant Program provides non-recurring financial support, up to a maximum of $50,000 to fund projects such as conferences, roundtables, workshops, research, and publications. There are two competitions every year, generally in the Spring and Fall.Requests for funding are assessed primarily on relevance to DND/CAF defence policy challenges, the use of Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+), as well as innovation and the creative use technology.

To apply

If you wish to discuss the eligibility of your proposal prior to submitting it for evaluation, please contact the MINDS Program Manager by email at MINDS@forces.gc.ca.

Please visit Funding results page for previous rounds.

Calls for proposals are issued twice a year, in the winter and fall.

For more information see here.

Funding Sources

National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: September 6, 2023