About the Defence Engagement Program


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We are accepting applications for Targeted Engagement Grant for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 until 12 June 2017. This is ideal for those applicants who are planning their projects for Fall 2017 or Winter 2018.

The aim of the DEP is to help the Defence Team respond to the myriad of security challenges facing Canada by supporting projects that affect not only the Department, but also its Whole-of-Government partners. To that end, the DEP helps the Department access external expertise that informs, confirms, and challenges the Defence Team's policy thinking.

The DEP promotes a multidisciplinary approach to security and defence issues by offering support to the Department's partners in academia, non-governmental organisations, think-tanks, and the private sector. The DEP provides Targeted Engagement Grants for individuals and institutions to conduct academic activities, conferences, publications, or other initiatives that are directly relevant to the Department's engagement priorities.

The Targeted Engagement Grant Program provides non-recurring, financial support, up to a maximum of $25,000, to projects such as conferences, roundtables, workshops and publications that are aligned with the Defence Team Engagement Priorities.