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The 2023 Mobilize grants competition is now open

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December 19, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Mobilize grants competition is now open. Managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Mobilize grants are designed to provide flexibility to accommodate the diverse and unique needs of distinct colleges—whether large or small, urban or rural, and with established or developing research programs. Mobilize grants are intended to provide Canadian colleges with long-term funding that can be applied to single, multiple or institution-wide college applied research programs, in the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities and health sciences fields.

Whether a college is establishing a new applied research program, enhancing an existing program or undertaking a number of short, time-critical applied research projects, Mobilize grants will allow the college to take a strategic and systematic approach in determining the types of resources needed to maximize student training and innovation impacts for its partners. Additionally, a key feature of Mobilize grants is to strengthen connections with research partners and other government-funded innovation support providers. This will lead to research collaborations among Canadian colleges, universities, businesses, public, health and not-for-profit organizations.

Applications must be submitted via the Convergence Portal by April 27, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Eastern Time). Please read the Mobilize grants description and instructions for more information.

Information webinars

The Mobilize grants information webinars will be held on the dates and at the times listed below. Sessions will be available in English and French.

English session

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm (ET)

French session

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)

If you have any questions, please email

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