Mobilize grants


Colleges conducting applied research in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities and/or health sciences

How much?

No minimum or maximum amount

How long?

5 years


Mobilize grants provide Canadian colleges with flexible funding to acquire necessary resources to address applied research priorities in industry, health, and not-for-profit community-based organizations. The grants support applied research programs by enabling colleges to

  • establish a new applied research program or enhance an existing program
  • undertake a number of short, time-critical applied research projects
  • train a diverse pool of students to prepare them to enter the workforce
  • strengthen connections with research partners and other government-funded innovation support providers, leading to research collaborations among Canadian colleges, universities, businesses, health organizations and not-for-profit organizations

Definition of community

Community is defined broadly to include the geographic area where the college’s main stakeholder organizations are located. For most colleges, this is the local geographic area where the partner organizations that will receive the research and employ the students are found. In some cases, depending on the college’s context, the geographic area can span multiple provinces.

Who can apply?

Canadian colleges (including CEGEPs and polytechnics) that are declared eligible to administer grants before the application deadline can apply. Colleges must meet the eligibility requirements for colleges of any of the three federal granting agencies—the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and/or the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). All applications must be submitted to NSERC. Grants are funded by NSERC, except proposals exclusively in the social sciences and humanities, which are funded by SSHRC, or exclusively in the health sciences, which are funded by CIHR.

What's next?
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Application deadline
April 14, 2022

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