Grants in support of the Defence Engagement Program (DEP)

This grant is for experts and organizations working in defence and security. These include think-tanks, universities, and non-government organizations. The Department of National Defence (DND) offers this grant for research, projects, conferences, workshops, and roundtables. Those who apply must show how their project meets the DEP’s annual priorities.

The DEP is designed to:

  • build and support a strong Canadian knowledge base in current security and defence issues;
  • foster informed public policy discussion and commentary through research, teaching, outreach, and public education initiatives; and
  • enhance communication and interaction between DND, the Canadian Armed Forces, and the Canadian academic community.

The DEP also promotes research and study in defence through scholarships and fellowships for those who qualify. These are available at the master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels.

Type of transfer payment: Grant

General targeted recipient group: Experts and organizations in the academic community focused on current security and defence issues.

Contact information: Send an email to, or a fax to 613-996-0143.

Application form: Targeted Engagement Grant Application Form

For more information: DEP Homepage

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