The Minister of National Defence recently announced the first Call for Proposals for Innovation Networks for the Innovation of Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program. A summary is provided below.
To foster creativity and ingenuity in Canada by enabling the creation of networks of experts, providing support and opportunities to innovators, and by facilitating the integration and adoption of new capabilities for the Canadian Armed Forces and public safety and security communities.
The IDEaS First Call for Proposals for Innovation Networks will provide non-repayable contribution funding to seed and sustain Micro-nets of at least five investigators from a minimum of three separate institutions or organizations from the academic, non-federal government, public and/or private sectors. A Canadian university must administer the contribution funds.
Multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary teams, termed Micro-nets, are invited to submit research proposals on the following Innovation Challenge area from the defence and security community: Advanced Materials: Avoiding Detection and Physical Protection.
An information session will be held in English and French on June 11, 2018. To register for one of these sessions please send an e-mail to IDEaS-IN.IDEeS-RI@forces.gc.ca by June 7, 2018.
Up to $1.5M
Submission of Letter to Intent to ORS – June 29, 2018
Submission of Letter Intent to agency – July 13, 2018, 12:00pm (noon) EDT
Submission of Full Proposal to ORS – September 28, 2018
Submission of Full Proposal to agency – October 12, 2018, 12:00pm (noon) EDT
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