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The Defence Engagement Program (DEP) at the Department of National Defence is now accepting applications for Targeted Engagement Grant for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The DEP grants provide non-recurring financial support, up to a maximum of $50,000, to projects that can include conferences, roundtables, workshops, publications, and other scholarly activities. The DEP promotes a multidisciplinary approach to security and defence issues and thus encourages applicants from various background to propose projects.

The Defence Team’s Engagement Priorities are intended to provide guidance to applicants. The Priorities reflect issues of primary interest to the Department and the CAF. Grant applications should demonstrate consistency with at least one of the Priorities and directly relate to Canada and/or Canadian defence and security interests. Please note, due to the popularity of the DEP, the process has become progressively more competitive. As there is limited funding, grants will be awarded on a top-down basis.

The application deadline for projects in the first round of funding for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 is 23 March 2018, with funds to be awarded between May and July 2018. This should be ideal for those applicants who are planning their projects for fall 2018.

A second round of grants will be launched in fall 2018, with funds to be awarded by the end of December. This should be ideal for those applicants who are planning their projects for spring 2019.

The Defence Team Engagement Priorities are attached.

For more information, including instructions on how to apply, please click here

For information regarding a special grant opportunity, please click here


Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Targeted Engagement Grant recipients. For a full list of recipients, please click here: 2017-2018 recipients



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