Targeted Engagement Grants

Arctic and Northern Regions
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


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Memorial Deadline: Friday 23rd, November 2018

External Deadline: Friday 30th, November 2018


The Defence Engagement Program (DEP) at the Department of National Defence is now accepting applications for the second round of Targeted Engagement Grants for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. These DEP grants provide non-recurring financial support, up to a maximum of $50,000, for projects that can include conferences, roundtables, workshops, publications, and other scholarly activities. The DEP promotes a multidisciplinary approach to security and defence issues and encourages this to be taken into consideration by applicants in their projects.

The Defence Team’s Engagement Priorities are intended to provide guidance to applicants on issues of primary interest to the Department and the CAF. Grant applications should directly relate to Canada and/or Canadian defence and security interests and demonstrate consistency with at least one of the Priorities.

The application deadline for projects in the second round of funding for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 is 30 November 2018, with funds to be awarded soon thereafter.

In accordance with objectives established in Strong, Secure, Engaged, the DEP aims to facilitate DND/CAF interaction with the defence and security expert community. Please note that this is a transitional year for the DEP as we stand up a new and enhanced program. Funding for this round remains limited.

Applicants will notice that we have significantly modified our application process to increase the efficiency and transparency of our evaluation process. You can now complete your application in a template that clearly indicates requirements and evaluation criteria. You will also notice that a greater emphasis is placed on innovation and diversity. As part of our program’s evolution, we would be interested in your views on this new tool.

For more information, including instructions on how to apply, please consult the DEP website at the following link:

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at

Funding Sources

National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: November 5, 2018