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NSERC and CIIRDF launch new call for Canada-Israel R&D projects

Summary Proposal Deadline: October 6, 2017
Full Proposal Deadline: October 31, 2017

NSERC and the This link will take you to another Web site Canada-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (CIIRDF) are pleased to host a Call for Proposals (CFP) for the Canada-Israel collaborative R&D projects.  Leveraging support from the Government of Canada and Israel, this CFP aims to stimulate R&D collaboration between firms in Canada and Israel with a focus on the commercialization of new technologies.

Eligibility: This Call invites private sector companies from Canada and Israel to propose joint research, R&D and technology development projects for the creation of innovative products or processes with a non-defence application. The maximum duration of a CIIRDF project is 36 months.

  • Canadian firms can leverage academic expertise on their R&D project and engage students jointly with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
  • Public sector organizations, such as universities and research institutions, are eligible to participate in R&D projects as project subcontractors or consultants (not applicants)

Funding: Following a rigorous evaluation process, CIIRDF selects and awards Canada-Israel R&D teams with financial contributions up to 50 percent of the eligible project costs to a maximum of CDN$ 800,000 per project. 

Areas of Special Consideration: Special consideration will be given to projects in the following areas:

  • Information and Communication Technologies (including cyber, fintech)
  • Life Sciences
  • Aerospace
  • Clean tech and sustainable tech (including water, renewables), plus limited energy (oil and gas)
  • Agriculture and agrifood (including agri-tech)

Seeking an R&D partner? CIIRDF offers a This link will take you to another Web site matchmaking service for companies in both countries.

Apply Now:  Visit the This link will take you to another Web site CIIRDF website for application guidelines, templates and proposal evaluation details

For additional information on this funding opportunity, please contact:

For NSERC specific questions, please contact:
Creed Millman, NSERC: