Targeted Engagement Grant Program

Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Social Justice


Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit

Memorial Deadline: Wednesday 29th, January 2020

External Deadline: Monday 3rd, February 2020


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.

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.

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

Additional information can be found here. 

Funding Sources

Government of Canada
National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: January 7, 2020